Archive for April, 2013

Know Your 2013 Draft: Outfielder Phillip Ervin Highlights Some Promising Bats

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Know Your 2013 Draft: Outfielder Phillip Ervin Highlights Some Promising Bats

The Mets have some power within their farm system. Their top sluggers include Aderlin Rodriguez, Cory Vaughn, and Travis Taijeron. The Mets have tried to remedy this issue by drafting powerful High School catcher Tomas Nido, top outfielder Brandon Nimmo, as well as trading for Travis d’Arnaud, another catcher with power, and signing Ahmed German […]

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Upper Minors: McHugh Battered, Lagares Homers, Muno Drives In Three

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Upper Minors: McHugh Battered, Lagares Homers, Muno Drives In Three

Colorado Springs 8, Las Vegas 7 It was an up and down night for the Las Vegas 51s that ended on a low note as they fell to Colorado Springs in walk off fashion, going down in a wild one 8-7. Mets rotation hopeful Collin McHugh took the hill and had himself a day he’d […]

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The Matt Harvey Phenomenon: I’ve Seen Meteoric Rises Like This Before

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
The Matt Harvey Phenomenon: I’ve Seen Meteoric Rises Like This Before

Matt Harvey has been compared to some of the biggest names of the game both past and present. Whether it’s because of his lethal arsenal, his no-nonsense demeanor on the mound, or just his determination to keep getting better. In 14 starts he is breaking down long-standing records with such ease. While expectations and pressure like […]

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Lower Minors: Fantastic Start For Robles, Plawecki Stays Hot

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Lower Minors: Fantastic Start For Robles, Plawecki Stays Hot

  St. Lucie 1, Charlotte 0 This was not a game for the offensive minded fans but Hansel Robles was sharp in this one en route to a St. Lucie victory. Robles started on Sunday and went the first six innings while scattering three hits and two walks. He struck out six and allowed no earned […]

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Jim Callis And His Baseball Prospect Dream Team

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Jim Callis And His Baseball Prospect Dream Team

Jim Callis of Baseball America had little fun this morning  with his mailbag piece and fielded the following interesting question: If you had to make a 25-man roster using at most one player from any farm system, what would it look like? To make it more interesting, let’s say that the team doesn’t have to […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: Knocking Off The Nationals Edition

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: Knocking Off The Nationals Edition

Baseball is such a great sport. There is something for everyone, offense, defense, strategy, statistics, history and pitching. I’ll take a well pitched game over a slugfest any day. When you look at the Washington Nationals starting rotation, you just got to love what you see: Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez (one of my favorites), Jordan […]

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Featured Post: Zack Wheeler Not Ready For Prime Time

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Zack Wheeler Not Ready For Prime Time

Baseball 101: Regardless of the level of play, if a pitcher walks too many batters he will be beaten. It is a baseball fundamental understood by everybody, with the exception of those insisting the Mets bring up Zack Wheeler, who walked six hitters in his last start. The clamoring is getting louder in the wake of […]

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The Buck Stops Here: Mets Take The Series With 2-0 Win Over Nats

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
The Buck Stops Here: Mets Take The Series With 2-0 Win Over Nats

The New York Mets (9-8) bounced back from a disappointing 7-6 loss to the Washington Nationals on Saturday, and took the series with a convincing 2-0 win this afternoon at Citi Field. The team is once again, a game over .500 for the year. Dillon Gee bounced back from a couple of brutal starts and […]

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Nationals vs Mets Preview: Gee Looking For Series Win, Spin Leading Off

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals vs Mets Preview: Gee Looking For Series Win, Spin Leading Off

Starting Lineup Jordany Valdespin – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B John Buck – C Lucas Duda – LF Mike Baxter – RF Ruben Tejada – SS Dillon Gee – RHP Game Notes John Buck drove in his 21st run yesterday. Twelve other Mets have finished April with […]

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Overhauling the Backend of the Mets Rotation; McHugh In, Hefner Out

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
Overhauling the Backend of the Mets Rotation; McHugh In, Hefner Out

Updated Post 4/23 A day after publishing my post calling for the promotion of Collin McHugh to the Mets (which you can read below), I took some flack the following day when he had a less than stellar outing for Triple-A Las Vegas against Colorado Springs.   Original Post 4/21 Laffey or McHugh? Laffey or […]

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