Archive for March, 2013

Is Jon Niese Underrated?

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Is Jon Niese Underrated?

When talking about Jon Niese… well that’s the thing. Niese isn’t often spoken about, particularly as a respected pitcher in the NL East, an esteem he deserves after his 2012 campaign. Granted yesterday’s outing in which the young southpaw gave up  four runs over 2 1/3 innings in Venezuela’s 14-10 routing of the Mets is not […]

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Mets Need Harvey and d’Arnaud to Become a Dynamic Tandem

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Mets Need Harvey and d’Arnaud to Become a Dynamic Tandem

There’s a twinge of anticipation this morning as Matt Harvey gets the ball today against the Miami Marlins.Stephen Strasburg is an exceptional talent in Washington, but in Harvey the Mets also have a young arm this franchise can build around. If there’s one thing the Mets are noted for it is the development of young pitchers. Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan […]

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MMO Fantasy Rankings: Outfielders

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MMO Fantasy Rankings: Outfielders

I heard through the grapevine that the lot of you are looking to Xtreem and I for fantasy advice. Yes, like thirsty wanderers in the desert of fantasy baseball who have found the well of knowledge, rest assured that the knowledge water… yeah, this analogy is not going anywhere. So I was tasked with putting […]

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Would You Have Traded Niese Instead of Dickey for d’Arnaud and Syndergaard?

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Would You Have Traded Niese Instead of Dickey for d’Arnaud and Syndergaard?

Andy Martino of the Daily News, asks a thought-provoking question in his column this morning: Would you have rather traded Jonathon Niese, instead of R.A. Dickey, to Toronto for Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard? Turns out that the Mets had that choice according to  Martino. While Niese faced Team Venezuela Wednesday in Port St. Lucie, […]

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From Left Field: Please, No K-Rod Reunion!

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From Left Field: Please, No K-Rod Reunion!

Francisco Rodriguez spoke with reporters during yesterday’s contest in Port St. Lucie between the Mets and Team Venezuela, which is gearing up to compete in the World Baseball Classic. K-Rod said he would welcome a reunion with the Mets and would be extra motivated if given a second chance to redeem himself. Rodriguez is currently […]

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Florida Sun, Green Grass, Leather Popping, Bats Cracking, and Amway

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Florida Sun, Green Grass, Leather Popping, Bats Cracking, and Amway

It’s true what they say, you really do learn something new everyday. This morning, I read this piece by Howard Megdal who spent his entire day yesterday venturing up and down aisles of the new Amway Business Center at Citi Field. It looks like Howard took full advantage of all the amenities they had to offer, with […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Dillon Gee, SP

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2013 Mets Projection: Dillon Gee, SP

Mets starter Dillon Gee took a significant step forward last season, improving in a few key areas. Gee lowered his ERA from 4.43 in 2011 to 4.10 last season. He took some big steps forward and has me optimistic for this upcoming season. The biggest sign of Gee’s improvement last season came from his so-called […]

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Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

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Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

Johan Santana will make his first Grapefruit League next Thursday, March 14, when the Mets play the Detroit Tigers, according to John Delcos of Metsmerized Online. That would leave three starts before the start to the season. Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Delcos that Santana is making progress after throwing a long-toss session on Monday and that […]

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Mets Spring Wrap-up: Collins Not Worried About Santana, Cowgill Goes 3-for-4

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Mets Spring Wrap-up: Collins Not Worried About Santana, Cowgill Goes 3-for-4

This time, Terry Collins knew what Johan Santana was doing and seemingly both are on the same page, even though the left-hander was mum today on both his throwing and the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. After mugging with several friends on the Venezuelan WBC team, Santana long-tossed in the outfield, and followed that with several pitches off […]

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Beyond the Stats: Brandon Nimmo Shows His Stuff

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Beyond the Stats: Brandon Nimmo Shows His Stuff

Last week, I did a write-up defending Gavin Cecchini from the horde of skeptics that have continually looked down on him. This week I am continuing on that trend, but I don’t think I need much convincing when it comes to the next player, Brandon Nimmo. In June of 2011, the Mets took Brandon Nimmo […]

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Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

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Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

It’s not the pitching line, but the feel of his pitches this time of year. “I felt good. My stuff was very good,” Jonathan Niese said after this afternoon’s 62-pitch outing against the Venezuelan WBC team. “I am not used to that kind of workload (this early in spring training). But, that’s a good thing.” […]

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