Tim Byrdak can opt out of his deal with Mets

According to Mike Silva of NY Baseball Digest, if he’s not added to the 40-man roster in the next 24 hours, Tim Byrdak can opt out of his current minor-league deal with the Mets and become a free agent after tomorrow.

The good news is, for quite a while now, Byrdak has been considered a lock to make the Opening Day bullpen, along with Francisco Rodriguez, Bobby Parnell, D.J. Carrasco and Taylor Buchholz.

Jason Irisinghausen, Blaine Boyer, Manny Acosta, Pat Misch and Pedro Beato have seemingly been competing for the final two spots.

This morning, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that Boyer can also opt out of his contract next Thursday and become a free agent on Opening Day. It had been assumed Boyer could still be sent to the minor leagues.

In regards to Byrdak and the 40-man roster, Silva points out:

“Right now there are 38 players on the 40 man roster, and Francisco Rodriguez, who is on the inactive list, really makes it 39. If Boyer, Willie Harris, and Byrdak are to make the team, as many report, there would have to be another two spots opened up.”




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a57se
a57se

OTA's start on Tuesday, it will be fun getting some reports about what is happening even though most of it is grain of salt info.......

Bent
Bent moderator

Interestingly, š should be pronounced "SH" but I suspect this is like the Inem(k)pali thing where it was simplified because Americans struggled with that.

Bent
Bent moderator

So, his name rhymes with Crucifix.


Zusevics Piledriver, anyone?

tsjc68
tsjc68

Bêst Bént Gäme Åñålysîs Evør.

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

@SackDance99 You're thinking of  "The hound" our new TE. I hope they don't kill each other, or put his face in the fire like a juicy mutton chop.

a57se
a57se

@SackDance99  

6'9" tall and 416 pounds........that is ridiculously big.


Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

@Bent That's good, because it means he's standing a little taller. He needs to grow a pair. I swear Kerley looks taller than Stephen out there, and I'd put my money on Jeremy coming down with a jump ball.

a57se
a57se

@Bent  

He grew an inch during the off season? Apparently his body is still maturing.......

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent  ZOOSH-uh-vicks shouldn't be that hard to say.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@williamg1  What is our current dread-count?


Ivory, Richardson, Green, Gates, Colon, Snacks, Hyder, Cunningham, Wilson, Dixon, Pryor... that's all I can think of.


Only 11 be-dreaded Jets?  We gotta get that count back up there.  SIGN DAVIN JOSEPH AT ONCE.  

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68 @Bent  Well, he was living in Iowa.


/Has no idea if that's a valid stereotype or not

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68 @williamg1  Wilson doesn't any more, does he?  Or does that still count?


How did you miss Chris Johnson?


Lankster too.

a57se
a57se

@Bent

You think he did that on purpose?

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @a57se  It's gonna be awesome come 2017 when 7'2" Stephen Hill is the most unstoppable jump-ball red-zone target in the league.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@joemustgo @Bent @tsjc68 @williamg1  


How could Dowling not have dreads given his first name?


Fun Fact: Ras-I Dowling did not grow up in a Rastafarian household; his dad was a boxing fan who named him after a boxer with the name Ras-I.  


"An avid boxing fan, Larry Dowling named his son for former fighter Livingstone Bramble, who changed his name to Ras-I. Larry liked the sound of it. Dowling's middle name is Luis, after former world lightweight champ Jose Luis Ramirez."


http://hamptonroads.com/2010/08/uva-cornerback-rasi-dowling-has-eyes-higher-prize

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @tsjc68  You should check with Hank, though, he's the black history expert.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @tsjc68  


Q: Cornrows still count as dreads, right?

A: No.


Sincerely,

Black People

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @tsjc68 @williamg1  I said Snacks.


Lankster cut off his dreads, IIRC.


YES CHRIS JOHNSON HOW COULD I FORGET

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @tsjc68 @joemustgo @williamg1  


I think it would be even better if the players without dreads were forced to wear wigs.


Hmmmm... naaah, probably not a good idea.


Sincerely,

Macklemore

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68 @joemustgo @williamg1


I want the Jets to run a bobsled formation where the four D-Linemen line up vertically instead of horizontally and just mow through the offensive line.  You must have dreads to partake though.