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Jerry Blevins | Relief Pitcher | #39

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/6/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Dayton
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 17 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details
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Jerry Blevins notched a five-out save Friday against the Athletics.
This was after Mets manager Terry Collins went to Addison Reed with two on and one out in the eighth inning. Reed walked Rajai Davis and gave up an RBI single to Marcus Semien before Collins opted for Blevins against the lefty-swinging Yonder Alonso. Blevins retired Alonso on a foul out before striking out Khris Davis to escape the frame. He then bounced right back with a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his first save of the season. Assuming the Mets trade Reed in the coming days, Blevins could be part of a closer committee in August. Of course, Blevins could also be of interest to contenders. Jul 21 - 11:28 PM

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Mets re-signed LHP Jerry Blevins to a one-year, $6.5 million contract with a $7 million club option for 2018.

The contract was agreed to last week and then finalized Thursday after Blevins passed the necessary pre-signing physical. The option for 2018 comes with a $1 million buyout and Blevins has the opportunity to earn another $100,000 each year through performance-based incentives. The veteran southpaw posted a cool 2.79 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 52/15 K/BB ratio in 42 innings last season out of the New York bullpen.
Feb 9 - 10:27 AM

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports Jerry Blevins' new one-year deal with the Mets is for $6.5 million and includes a $6 million option for 2018.

The contract also includes up to $100,000 in incentives for each season. Rosenthal notes the deal is almost identical to the one Boone Logan signed with Cleveland earlier this week. The lefty specialist also drew interest from the Dodgers before ultimately deciding to stay in New York.
Feb 4 - 6:46 PM

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post adds that the Mets' deal with Jerry Blevins is expected to be around $6 million.

Blevins made $4 million with the Mets in 2016, so presumably this will be for a one-year deal or perhaps a club option for a second season. We'll pass along the details as soon as they emerge.
Feb 3 - 9:10 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Mets have reached an agreement with free agent left-hander Jerry Blevins.

The Mets did a nice job bolstering their bullpen on Friday, inking Blevins, Fernando Salas and Tom Gorzellany to contracts. The 33-year-old left-hander posted a 2.79 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 52/15 K/BB ratio over 42 innings for the Mets in 2016.
Feb 3 - 9:07 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that despite agreeing to a deal with Fernando Salas, the Mets remain in the mix for free agent southpaw Jerry Blevins.

The Mets are looking to bolster their setup corps since it looks likely that closer Jeurys Familia could get suspended to start the season. Blevins, 33, has also received interest from the Dodgers.
Feb 3 - 2:57 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, free agent reliever Jerry Blevins is on the Dodgers' "radar."

Los Angeles is looking to bolster its pen and Blevins is one of the best relievers still on the market. The Dodgers are also finalists for Sergio Romo and remain in the mix for Joe Blanton. Blevins has kept in touch with the Mets throughout the winter and has already received a one-year offer worth $6 million. The lefty specialist recorded a 2.79 ERA over 73 outings for the Mets in 2016.
Feb 3 - 11:53 AM

According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, free agent reliever Jerry Blevins has at least one offer for one year and $6 million.

In other words, the offer is right in line with Boone Logan's new contract with the Indians. Blevins was originally hoping to land a three-year deal this winter (in line with Mike Dunn), but the odds are against that happening with spring training rapidly approaching. The Mets are interested in bringing him back, though reports this week say they are looking at a "back-loaded two-year deal." He'd be a great addition for most teams after compiling a 2.79 ERA and 52/15 K/BB ratio over 42 innings last season.
Feb 2 - 9:19 PM

Mike Puma and Ken Davidoff of the New York Post report that the Mets are "open to a back-loaded two-year deal" with free agent reliever Jerry Blevins.

New York needs a proven left-hander and Blevins, 33, registered a 2.79 ERA and 52/15 K/BB ratio in 42 innings of relief last season for the club. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported last week that Blevins' agent is seeking a two-year contract worth at least $12 million. That could work for the Mets if they're able to push most of the money into 2018. Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson are both set to come off the books next winter.
Jan 31 - 8:42 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the agents for Jerry Blevins and Boone Logan are signaling to teams that their clients will receive contracts of at least two years and $12 million.

Blevins and Logan are the top two lefty relievers remaining on the market. The Mets haven't given up on retaining Blevins, but he has also drawn interest from the Dodgers and Blue Jays, among others. The catch with the Dodgers is that they are unwilling to go beyond one year. That stance could take them out of the running for either pitcher. Craig Breslow, who held a showcase earlier this week, could end up being a popular (and cheaper) alternative. Rosenthal notes that the Indians, Yankees, Angels, Twins, and Reds are among the other teams seeking bullpen help. Blevins, 33, posted a 2.79 ERA and 52/15 K/BB ratio out of the Mets' bullpen in 2016. Logan, 32, is coming off a 3.69 ERA and 57/20 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings with the Rockies.
Source: FOX Sports
Jan 26 - 11:56 PM

Ben Nicholson-Smith reports that free agent reliever Jerry Blevins remains in touch with the Blue Jays.

Nicholson-Smith mentioned Blevins in context of the team's interest in fellow free agent lefty reliever Craig Breslow. Blevins was originally seeking a three-year deal worth $5.5 million to $6 million per season, but he might have to lower his demands with spring training rapidly approaching. The Dodgers are reportedly interested, but aren't willing to offer more than one year. The 33-year-old posted a 2.79 ERA and 52/15 K/BB ratio out of the Mets' bullpen in 2016. New York would surely like to retain him if the price is right.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Jan 25 - 2:53 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Jerry Blevins is seeking a three-year deal worth $5.5 million to $6 million per season.

In other words, he's probably close to as good as gone as far as the Mets are concerned. Blevins should have no problem finding a multi-year deal elsewhere. The 33-year-old thrived out of New York's bullpen in 2016, posting a 2.79 ERA and 52/15 K/BB ratio over 42 innings.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 03:52:00 PM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Blue Jays are interested in left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins.

The Blue Jays are looking to alternative lefty arms for their bullpen after Brett Cecil signed a four-year, $30.5 million contract with the Cardinals. Blevins is in position to land a lucrative multi-year contract after posting a 2.79 ERA and 52/15 K/BB ratio over 42 innings this past season with the Mets. As Nicholson-Smith notes, only Aroldis Chapman had a higher K/9 among remaining free agent lefties.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 08:40:00 AM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that the Mets expect Jerry Blevins to get a sizable multi-year offer elsewhere.

Blevins figures to do quite well for himself after posting a 2.79 ERA and 52/15 K/BB ratio over 42 innings this season. The 33-year-old saw most of his work against left-handed batters, but he also held right-handed batters in check in a limited sample. If Blevins departs via free agency, Josh Edgin and Josh Smoker are among the internal lefty reliever options for New York.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 03:38:00 PM

Jerry Blevins took a comebacker off his leg Thursday against the Astros and will be evaluated by the Mets' medical staff.

Trent Woodward ripped one up the middle but Blevins was able to pick it up and throw to first to end the ninth inning. It's unclear if Blevins will need X-rays. Until the Mets update his condition, consider him day-to-day.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 05:49:00 PM

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LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
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RF1Jay Bruce
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3Matt Harvey
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7Seth Lugo
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Josh Smoker
6Josh Edgin
7Paul Sewald
8Hansel Robles
9Erik Goeddel
10Tyler Pill