News: Mets Sign Brian Bruney

The Mets have signed free-agent RHP Brian Bruney to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Bruney, 28, went 1-2 with a 7.64 ERA in 19 games with the Nationals this year before being designated for assignment on May 17.




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fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Ebron strikes me as kind of a flake for lack of a better term. He talks a good game,but can he back it up? Not if he can't block he won't...


Also, I still like Taylor Lewan and I really hope he's still there when we pick at #12. In fact, I was watching a draft related show hosted by Mike Mayock last night where he had a round table of guys like Mariuchi, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk, Rich Eisen and a few writers and bloggers where they were all playing the role of GM. Anyway, they went pick by pick with each of them trading off as role of GM...and wouldn't you know it, Taylor Lewan fell right to the NY Giants in this particular mock draft. I loved it! Wish it were true. I also really want TE Troy Niklas from ND in round 2. Hope we get him... 


Mayock's personal mock draft is tonight on NFL Network if you're interested...

jwill
jwill

@fast_eddie I hear that the Giants are higher on Zack martin than Lewan. Obviously that rating isnt based on talent. And you have to wonder, if a team is rating players on versatility more than talent, what is wrong with the front office.


Still, Lewan's issues could be lingering ones and indicative of serious off-field character issues. If they pass on him, I hope its based on real things. He's worlds better than Zack martin.

spider43
spider43

@fast_eddie  ......  Eddie, I don't get the NFL Network. I'm assuming you will be watching tonight. Could you file a report here on what Mayock says on his Top 12 for his mock draft? Particularly interested in his views for the Giants of course, but the first 11 picks and/or trades involving the first 11 picks will dictate what the Giants do at #12. Thanks in advance!

SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

@fast_eddie  Ebron is a little full of himself but the Giants may not care. Shockey was full of himself too.


Lewan seems pretty grounded. Not as big as I thought, but then again, I'm 6'3" myself.


Mayock seemed excited to talk about Jean-Baptiste and Bucannon. 



fast_eddie
fast_eddie

@spider43 @fast_eddie  


Yeah sure...I'll be watching the Rangers/Penguins playoff game, but I will be switching back and forth between 9:00 & 10:00 as best I can to see what Mayock has to say. I'll post whatever I get to see regarding the top picks and any Giants stuff too. Hopefully some other guys that get to see it will too...should be interesting.


Just curious, was Spider Lockhart your favorite player growing up?


fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Mayock has Manziel going to the Cowboys at #16 believe it or not...that's a real shocker.

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

@spider43 @fast_eddie  


OK...


Mayock has Lewan going to the Falcons at #6, He has Mike Evans going to the Bucks at #7 Justin Gilbert going to the Vikings at #8 and Zack Martin going to the Bills at #9...Not good for the Giants at all! 


...As for the Giants, he has them taking Eric Ebron at #12...no surprise there since I heard Mayock say he liked Ebron there earlier this week..


Not what I wanted to hear. :-(

spider43
spider43

@fast_eddie  ...  Yes, I was a Spider Lockhart fan. Had a handful of others I liked during the dreadful years of the Giants, but Spider was one of the better, more talented players the Giants had in the 70's on defense prior to the Harry Carson/Lawrence Taylor years. I loved when the Giants had Fran Tarkenton at QB too, but he didn't have too much supporting help on offense at that time to turn the Giants into a playoff team. It wasn't until Geroge Young became the team's GM did the Giants fortunes finally start turning around.