Jerry Blevins RP NYM 1 month ago
The Mets exercised Blevins' $7 million club option for the 2018 season, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
Blevins appeared in a career-high 75 games this season, sporting a 2.94 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 49 innings of relief. Looking ahead, the southpaw is one of the top arms in the New York bullpen, and figures to work out of high-leverage situations once again next year.
Jerry Blevins RP NYM 3 months ago
Blevins has earned a 3.04 ERA in 47.1 innings with the Mets this year.
Blevins has been used predominantly as a situational lefty, and he's followed up a great 2016 campaign with more of the same this season. Blevins has been able to hold left-handed batters to a .209 batting average, and owns a phenomenal 12.93 K/9. The 34-year-old left-hander should continue to see high-leverage innings out of the bullpen.
Jerry Blevins RP NYM 5 months ago
Blevins fired 1.2 scoreless innings while striking out two to earn the save Friday against the Athletics.
Blevins was protecting a two-run lead and was allowed to stay on the mound while collecting five outs to notch his first save of the season. Aside from the save, he's a decent middle reliever with a 3.16 ERA, but and unimpressive 1.34 WHIP.
Jerry Blevins RP NYM 6 months ago
Blevins walked three batters, including two with the bases loaded, while recording just one out in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.
The runs were charged to Paul Sewald but this was still a terrible outing for the veteran left-hander, who managed to get just five of his 18 pitches on the night over the plate. Blevins still has a 2.22 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 36:12 K:BB in 24.1 innings on the season along with four wins and 10 holds, and assuming this bout of wildness wasn't the result of an injury, he should remain a solid relief option in deep fantasy formats that value setup men.
Jerry Blevins RP NYM 7 months ago
Blevins retired the only batter he faced to record his fifth hold of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.
The veteran lefty has been impressive in his situational role so far this season, posting a 0.73 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 17:5 K:BB through 12.1 innings over 20 appearances. Blevins also has two wins to go with his five holds, giving him some extra value in deep NL-only formats where he still set is worth a roster spot.
Jerry Blevins RP NYM 8 months ago
Blevins allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one in 0.2 innings of relief to get credited with the win in Monday's 4-3 victory over the Phillies.
The veteran lefty specialist is enjoying a solid start to the season, with four of the seven outs he's recorded coming via strikeout. Blevins has yet to pitch a full inning in four appearances, but his role in the Mets' bullpen should still allow him to be a reliable source of holds while also picking up the occasional save or win.
Jerry Blevins RP NYM 9 months ago
Blevins walked the only batter he faced, Matt Carpenter, on four pitches during Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.
The veteran reliever hasn't been particularly sharp this spring, posting a 5.68 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through 6.1 innings, but his 7:3 K:BB suggests bad luck and/or poor defense behind him may be somewhat to blame. Blevins is still expected to be the Mets' top situational lefty this season, a role which could allow him to approach or top last season's career high of 16 holds.
Jerry Blevins RP NYM 10 months ago
Blevins agreed to a contract with the Mets on Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
The 33-year-old will return to the Mets, with whom he's spent the past two season, and presumably slot right back in as the team's top lefty out of the bullpen. Blevins totaled 42 innings across 73 appearances last season, posting 11.1 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 rates. He has held same-handed hitters to a .214/.266/.322 line in his 10-year major league career.
Jerry Blevins RP NYM 10 months ago
The Mets are willing to backload a two-year deal for Blevins, as the team is desperate for a reliable lefty reliever out of the pen, the NY Post reports.
New York's financial flexibility this year has been reduced by their inability to deal Jay Bruce and his $13- million contract. In order to try and sign Blevins - who wants a contract similar to the three-years, $19 million Mike Dunn got from Miami - the Mets can pay more of the deal in year two of a contract when several salaries come off the books. Blevins went 4-2 with a 2.79 ERA in 73 appearances last season for the Mets and ironically was better against righties than lefties, but New York wants him for divisional matchups against Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy and Freddie Freeman to name a few. With J.P. Howell signing a one-year deal with Toronto, a potential landing spot is off the deal for Blevins, possibly making him more amenable to a two-year contract.
Jerry Blevins RP NYM 1 year ago
Blevins is being targeted by the the Blue Jays, a team in desperate need for a left-handed specialist, Ben Nicolson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Behind Aroldis Chapman and Brett Cecil, the long-time Jays' reliever who recently signed a deal with the Cardinals, Blevins is one of the top left-handed relievers available in a limited market. The 33-year-old missed nearly all of 2015 with a fractured forearm, but returned this past season with the Mets and posted some of the strongest numbers of his career. Over 73 appearances (42.0 IP), Blevins posted a 2.79 ERA with a career-best 11.1 K/9.