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Byrdak joins list of Mets on Twitter

Tim Byrdak (@Givemethelefty) is the latest New York Mets player to join Twitter.

Sample tweet:!/Givemethelefty/status/181086811534266368

The veteran relief pitcher joins a list that includes fellow bullpen member Jon Rauch (@jrauch60), starting pitchers Johan Santana (@johansantana) and R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43), infielder Justin Turner (@redturn2), backup catcher candidate Lucas May (@LukedogKC), and potential relief pitchers  Garrett Olson (@Oly49), Jeremy Hefner (@JeremyHefner17), Josh Edgin (@joshedgin37), and Chris Schwinden (@CSchwinny). (Neither Olson nor Edgin have been particularly active on Twitter since the beginning of spring training.)

(Andrew Vazzano has compiled a full list of Mets players on Twitter, including several dozen minor leaguers, and has posted a page on The ‘Ropolitans that shows their latest tweets)

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson also had his own Twitter account (@MetsGM), which received a lot of notoriety before spring training got underway, but he hasn’t used it since February 28th.

Catcher Josh Thole was the first Mets player to embrace Twitter last year, but decided to delete his account last May because he was frustrated with criticism he received from fans. Let’s hope the Mets players who are on Twitter now have better experiences.