The New York Mets' lost a pair of southpaws from their Class Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo in Pat Misch and Mike O'Connor, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The two elected for free agency, and are now free to sign with any organization.
After failing to make the Mets' 40-man roster in September, the two were eligible to declare for free agency since they accumulated at least six seasons of minor league service time.Misch, 30, allowed eight runs, struck out five, and walked four in seven innings in relief this season. The 30-year-old spent most of the season starting for Class Triple-A Buffalo, he posted a 4.00 ERA, 6.0 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 in 141 2/3 innings (22 starts). Misch held lefties to a triple slash of .244/.299/.341 with 31/10 strikeout/walk ratio (177 batters).
O'Connor, 31, threw 6.2 innings of relief for the Mets and held a 2.70 ERA. In the minors, the 31-year-old threw out of the 'pen and posted a 5.22 ERA, 9.8 K/9, 2.8 BB/9. Lefties didn't fare well against O'Connor, only hitting .212/.264/.271 with 30 strikeouts to 6 walks (91 batters).