Archive for March, 2012

FanGraphs Ranks Mets Minor League System No. 16

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FanGraphs Ranks Mets Minor League System No. 16

Marc Hulet of the very esteemed baseball site FanGraphs, ranked all 30 of MLB’s Minor League Systems and placed the New York Mets at a much improved No. 16. 16. New York Mets Top 2011 Draft Pick: Brandon Nimmo, OF Top 2012 Prospect: Zack Wheeler, RHP Org Strengths: Pitching Org Weaknesses: Catching, power-hitting prospects Top Scout(s): Ismael Cruz, responsible […]

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New Mets Closer Has A Few Troubling Trends Worth Noting

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New Mets Closer Has A Few Troubling Trends Worth Noting

Columnist John Harper of the Daily News hits on one of the main concerns about the Mets new closer Frank Francisco who does not hold runners on well. Terry Collins is well aware of the problem and says it’s “because they know Frankie doesn’t throw over.” “It’s something we’re working on,” Collins said. Obviously this is a huge concern, especially […]

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Lucas Duda Out With Back Stiffness, Joins Growing List Of Ailing Mets

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Lucas Duda Out With Back Stiffness, Joins Growing List Of Ailing Mets

Lucas Duda will not be making the trip to Lake Buena Vista where the Mets will take on the Braves later this afternoon. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Duda is suffering from back stiffness, and may miss a few games. The list of Mets that are ailing this spring continues to grow. Other players currently […]

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Pelfrey Pitched… Yikes!

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Pelfrey Pitched… Yikes!

Mike Pelfrey, armed with his new attitude, improved sinker and all his bravado, got his first start of the spring today against those pesky Miami Marlins. Here’s his pitching line… 2.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 HR, 0 K Don’t worry, it’s only March, but damn if it doesn’t feel like the […]

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Santana Just Keeps Chugging Along

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Santana Just Keeps Chugging Along

You can believe what you want about whether or not Johan Santana will make a triumphant return to the mound on Opening Day for the Mets, and you can hang on to your doubts that he’ll ever be what he once was. But Santana is tuning you out. He’s locked into his own plan and […]

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Santana Takes Next Step, Pelfrey Gets Rocked

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Santana Takes Next Step, Pelfrey Gets Rocked

The Mets received good and bad reviews from two pitchers who might have the highest expectations this season in Johan Santana and Mike Pelfrey. Santana, recovering from shoulder surgery, threw in the bullpen today without discomfort and pronounced himself ready for his next start Sunday, when he’s scheduled to throw three innings against the Marlins. […]

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Beato Has Right Rotator Cuff Inflammation

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Beato Has Right Rotator Cuff Inflammation

An MRI this morning revealed that reliever Pedro Beato has right rotator cuff inflammation, but no structural damage in his right shoulder. A team spokesman said that he will begin light throwing as early as Friday. This is good news of course and a couple of days of rest should do the trick. Beato was removed from […]

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From Left Field: Marlins Home Run Celebration Is Very Distracting

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From Left Field: Marlins Home Run Celebration Is Very Distracting

There’s been a lot of talk about the Miami Marlins all offseason, so I’ll keep the trend going. Let me start off by saying, I downright love the “Home Run Apple.” Whether it’s the old one outside Citi Field or the new one inside the stadium, the Home Run Apple is a Mets and baseball […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets First-Base Prospect Cole Frenzel

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets First-Base Prospect Cole Frenzel

I had the pleasure of speaking by phone yesterday with New York Mets, 2011 7th round draft choice, minor league first-baseman Cole Frenzel. I was able to throw a great many questions Cole’s way, and he fielded them all sure-handedly, without so much as a bobble. Cole told me he had left the chilly clime of […]

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Wright Not Among Top 12 Third Basemen? Nice Try, Sherman…

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Wright Not Among Top 12 Third Basemen? Nice Try, Sherman…

One of my favorite web-treks each morning is to stop by MMO to read what my fellow bloggers have been opining about and to see how many times I got called out by the lunatic fringe in the comment threads of my own posts. I look at those as my badges of honor. After that, […]

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