Mets DFA Tomas Nido with Omar Narvaez Returning from Injury

5 Jun

Tomas Nido

Tomas Nido is the odd man out. The longtime Mets stalwart has been designated for assignment, the club announced Monday.

Omar Narvaez has been activated and will return Tuesday in Atlanta, joining Francisco Alvarez as the Mets’ catching tandem. The veteran Narvaez said Sunday he is “100 percent” after playing in six rehab games, bouncing back from a calf strain.

Honestly I was a huge Nido fan. But with the team struggling so much this year, Nido’s hitting being anemic and pitchers raving about how well Alvarez calls a game, Nido had to be the odd man out.

Why Wasn’t Tomas Nido Catching Jacob deGrom Last Night?

18 May

Tomas Nido

As rough as things have been for the Mets, if they can’t get consistency out of deGrom, they’re going to have serious issues.

Wilson Ramos, who went 2-for-4, was Friday’s catcher, and after what transpired it wouldn’t be a surprise if Tomás Nido is behind the plate for deGrom’s next start.

DeGrom is 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA in three starts pitching to Nido, but is now 1-5 with a 6.39 ERA when pitching to other catchers.

Callaway had no regrets about sticking with deGrom as the game got away from him.

“He’s your ace,” the manager said. “He’s gonna throw his pitches. You’re gonna win or lose with him. That’s the right thing to do. He’s the leader of the staff and he gets that chance.”

Listen, deGrom still has to make the pitches, but when you look at the difference in results on deGrom between when Nido catches him and when Wilson Ramos does, it’s worth having a conversation about.