April 3.10: Figgy waived.

Mets manager Jerry Manuel said he liked Nelson Figueroa, saying he was a staff saver. And, with their miserable rotation he could eat up a lot of innings.

So, naturally, Figueroa didn’t make the final roster cut. Also not making the roster is Bobby Parnell and Kiko Calero, which leaves the final bullpen spot to Sean Green.

* Manuel on Mike Jacobs: “He’s a power guy. He’s a presence on the field. I’ve always liked Jacobs.’’

Nice praise, but that being said, Manuel said Jacobs and Fernando Tatis, who has played all of 43 games during his career at first base, will platoon at the position.

* Darryl Strawberry, who’ll be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame this summer, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch Opening Day.

* Francisco Rodriguez will rejoin the team for tomorrow’s workout at Citi Field. He left the team after his brother was involved in a car accident.

5 thoughts on “April 3.10: Figgy waived.

  1. Let’s hope Strawberry makes it to Opening Day and his Mets HOF without being arrested

  2. Why is Sean Green on the roster? Sure he finished strong in Spring Training. I wouldn’t bet a dollar thta’ll last once the season starts.

  3. Poor Jacobs: The kiss of death for a Met player is getting praised by the most dishonest manager in the game.

  4. i am glad bobby is sent down he has things to learn. wouldnt figueroa be more valuable than green?

    i dont get it