Archive for June, 2012

End Of An Era In Beantown As Red Sox Trade Youkilis To White Sox

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
End Of An Era In Beantown As Red Sox Trade Youkilis To White Sox

According to multiple reports, Kevin Youkilis’ nine-year career with the Boston Red Sox has come to an end. Youkilis was traded to the White Sox in exchange for pitching prospect Zach Stewart and utility player Brent Lillibridge, according to a White Sox official familiar with the deal. The Red Sox will also pick up a […]

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Mejia To The Mets Bullpen? Not So Fast…

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia To The Mets Bullpen? Not So Fast…

Our own Connor O’Brien posted an nice piece on his site Up Along First in which he reviews the Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen experiment – version 2.0. “Since moving to the ‘pen, Mejia has been dreadful”, Connor writes. .”He has allowed runs in three of his five appearances, including last night’s game in which he […]

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Mets Matters: Francisco’s Injury Means Only Five Relievers In The Pen

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Francisco’s Injury Means Only Five Relievers In The Pen

One of the things I’d like to try on a regular, if not daily basis, is a Mets’ oriented notebook. There’s so much going on that I don’t want any of it to get by the boards. After the game, Terry Collins revealed Frank Francisco had suffered an injury and was unavailable, leaving Collins with five relievers […]

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Collins Gambled And Lost With Chris Young

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Gambled And Lost With Chris Young

It’s an oversimplification to think Chris Young made one mistake last night when he grooved a fastball Raul Ibanez drilled for a game-tying, three-run homer. His biggest mistake that inning was the leadoff walk to Mark Teixeira. Young was already nearing 100 pitches when the inning began. I was surprised he went out, but understood […]

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Is Monday Zack Wheeler Day For Buffalo?

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
Is Monday Zack Wheeler Day For Buffalo?

That’s just one theory that’s floating around after ESPN’s Adam Rubin posted this on Twitter: For conspiracy theorists: Buffalo lists Monday starter as TBA (Owen on DL). That’s ZACK WHEELER day w/ B-Mets. Heard zero promotion chatter though. We actually came to that same conclusion a couple of weeks ago when we pegged Collin McHugh […]

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Mets Minors Daily: Attack Of The Clones Dooms Aberdeen, St. Lucie Cruises To Another Win

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors Daily: Attack Of The Clones Dooms Aberdeen, St. Lucie Cruises To Another Win

McHugh Gets Roughed Up By Durham Bulls By Connor O’Brien The Bisons fell to .500 once again as they were defeated by the Durham Bulls last night by a score of 11-5. Collin McHugh took the mound for his second Triple-A start for the Bisons. He had struggled in his debut in Norfolk, giving up […]

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Despite Young’s Solid Start, Late Yankee Rally Dooms Mets 4-3

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
Despite Young’s Solid Start, Late Yankee Rally Dooms Mets 4-3

Pissed off, man. We drop this one to the evil empire 4 – 3. Summary This is a game where the stat line will not tell the whole story – for two different reasons. One, you can dominate the opposing team for 6 innings, but you always need to be afraid of that one blip […]

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Mets Matters: Enough With The Whipped Cream Pies, Of Course Dickey Should Start ASG

An article by posted on June 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Enough With The Whipped Cream Pies, Of Course Dickey Should Start ASG

A collection of random Mets thoughts for today… After sitting last night against Andy Pettitte, Daniel Murphy is expected to start today against the Yankees’ Ivan Nova tonight. Depending how he does will determine if he’ll start tomorrow against CC Sabathia. Murphy has been in a tailspin for weeks, especially against left-handers. For awhile, Terry […]

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Subway Series Preview: Streaking Mets Send Young To Hill Against The Yanks

An article by posted on June 23, 2012 0 Comments
Subway Series Preview: Streaking Mets Send Young To Hill Against The Yanks

Starting Lineup Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF Daniel Murphy 2B David Wright 3B Lucas Duda RF Ike Davis 1B Scott Hairston LF Omar Quintanilla SS Josh Thole C Chris Young SP Mets Notes Prior to tonight’s game, Johan Santana and R.A. Dickey will receive their NL Player of the Week awards in a pre-game ceremony. Santana won for the […]

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Mets Minors Daily: Buffalo Bullpen Falters, But Bingo Flexes Some Muscle In 12-2 Rout

An article by posted on June 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors Daily: Buffalo Bullpen Falters, But Bingo Flexes Some Muscle In 12-2 Rout

Buffalo Falls To Durham After Late Bullpen Collapse By Connor O’Brien Last night in Durham, the Bisons fell to the Bulls in the opening game of a three-game series by a score of 6-5. Garrett Olson took the mound for Buffalo. In his previous start, he had struggled, failing to get out of the third […]

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So How Much Is RA Dickey Worth?

An article by posted on June 23, 2012 0 Comments
So How Much Is RA Dickey Worth?

Riddle me this… You have a 37 year old pitcher, a knuckleballer, in the midst of the greatest season of his career who has become a fan favorite and is well on his way to earning a second contract extension since joining the team in 2010.  How on earth do you approach that contract negotiation?  […]

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