Archive for May, 2012

Enough Is Enough, Send Ike Down Already

An article by posted on May 21, 2012 0 Comments
Enough Is Enough, Send Ike Down Already

Dear Ike, It’s me Joe D. just checking in with you to see how things are coming along. I hope you’re still not mad at me because I suggested you go to the minor leagues to recharge your batteries almost a month ago. I was only saying it in the best interest of what was […]

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Series Preview: Mets @ Pirates

An article by posted on May 21, 2012 0 Comments
Series Preview: Mets @ Pirates

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…one of my all-time favorite cities, and home of one of the worst Mets memories of my life. It was September of 2006, my girlfriend and I had booked a trip to see the Mets face the Pirates long before the standings looked the way they did. As we walked the Clemente Bridge, you […]

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Old Time Mets: Greg Goossen

An article by posted on May 20, 2012 0 Comments
Old Time Mets: Greg Goossen

Greg Goossen may have been the first “big time” catching prospect the Mets ever had. He just looked like a catcher and had some pretty strong hitting credentials. Yet today, he is probably best-remembered as the subject of Casey Stengel’s famous quote “We got a young catcher right here, he’s 20 years old and in […]

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Mets Avoid Sweep In Edge Of Your Seat 6-5 Win Over Jays

An article by posted on May 20, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Sweep In Edge Of Your Seat 6-5 Win Over Jays

The Mets have had terrible luck in the White North of Canada against the Blue Jays. Luckily with David Wright back, they were able to put some runs on the board. After two short starts from Jon Niese and Miguel Batista, we were able to find a starter that could at least reach the seventh […]

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Collin McHugh – Buffalo Bound?

An article by posted on May 20, 2012 0 Comments
Collin McHugh – Buffalo Bound?

Two days ago the Buffalo Bisons rotation was crowded with arms: Harvey, Familia, Hefner, Schwinden, and Olson. Two days ago the B-Mets rotation was burgeoning with talented arms: McHugh, Wheeler, Germen, Gorski, Peavey, Cohoon, and now, Mejia. Well two days later the B-Mets rotation is still over-loaded, and the Buffalo rotation is thinned after being […]

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MLB Draft: Is Courtney Hawkins In The Mets’ Future?

An article by posted on May 20, 2012 0 Comments
MLB Draft: Is Courtney Hawkins In The Mets’ Future?

Rapidly approaching is Major League Baseball’s First Year Player Draft. June 4-6 it will all unfold before us. The first round will be televised on MLB Network. Below is my take on how the draft may turn out. 1. Houston Astros – OF Byron Buxton – Appling County HS (GA) 2. Minnesota Twins – RHP […]

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Wright Back In The Lineup As Mets Try To Avoid A Sweep

An article by posted on May 20, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Back In The Lineup As Mets Try To Avoid A Sweep

Starting Lineup Andres Torres – DH Mike Baxter – LF David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – RF Daniel Murphy – 2B Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF Ike Davis – 1B Ronny Cedeno – SS Rob Johnson – C Game Preview The Mets look to avoid a sweep and three losses in a row as they […]

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Mets Place Batista On DL, Collins Says Hefner Will Start On Thursday

An article by posted on May 20, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Place Batista On DL, Collins Says Hefner Will Start On Thursday

The Mets announced that they have placed RHP Miguel Batista on the disabled list after he strained a muscle in his lower back during yesterday’s start against the Blue Jays. Chris Schwinden was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo and will replace Batista on the 25-man roster, but expect Jeremy Hefner to take Batista’s turn in the rotation on Thursday, […]

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Farm Report: Clean Sweep Saturday! Everybody Wins!

An article by posted on May 20, 2012 0 Comments
Farm Report: Clean Sweep Saturday! Everybody Wins!

Buffalo 11, Indianapolis 6 By Andrew O’Brien Vinny Rottino mashed three home runs Saturday night, leading the Buffalo Bisons to an 11-6 win over Indianapolis. The Bisons have won four straight games. That has moved them into second place in their division, 0.5 games in back of the division leading Pawtucket Red Sox. Jeurys Familia […]

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Prospect Pulse: Who’s Hot/Hotter? Pitchers Edition

An article by posted on May 20, 2012 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Who’s Hot/Hotter? Pitchers Edition

For all the really talented starting pitchers the Mets have at each level of the minor league system, the relievers should not be overlooked. We’ve all noted the terrific start the St. Lucie Mets have had this season, and the very good starting rotation they go with. Several of their starters, Cory Mazzoni and Chase […]

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