Archive for April, 2013

Marlins 7, Mets 5 – Hefner Braves Elements and Was Solid In Loss

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Marlins 7, Mets 5 – Hefner Braves Elements and Was Solid In Loss

The Mets (2-2) received their fourth straight solid outing from the rotation, but Jeremy Hefner’s effort was wasted as the offense disappeared and the bullpen was hit hard for the second time in four games in tonight’s 7-5 loss to Miami. The Mets have lost two straight after opening the season with two victories over San […]

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Mets Minors: Dropped Popup Opens Door for B-Mets 2-1 Victory

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Mets Minors: Dropped Popup Opens Door for B-Mets 2-1 Victory

The Binghamton Mets scored the game-winning run without the aid of a hit and the bullpen provided four shutout innings of relief in a 2-1 victory over the Akron Aeros Friday night at Canal Park. With the game tied and the bases loaded on two walks and a hit batsman in the top of the […]

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Mets Minors: Previewing The Binghamton Mets

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Mets Minors: Previewing The Binghamton Mets

While, for most of the season, it will be the St. Lucie Mets grabbing the headlines, the Binghamton Mets have an intriguing roster as well. Bingo will feature a solid pitching staff, headlined by Rafael Montero, as well as some prospects that have largely flown under the radar in their careers, but have talent, such […]

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Mets Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

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Mets Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

According to Mark Hale of the New York Post, Triple-A manager Wally Backman believes Zack Wheeler is not far away from being promoted to the Mets despite his rough outing on Thursday, and drew comparisons to Matt Harvey. “He is the same spot Matt Harvey was at last year, I would say,” Backman said of Wheeler […]

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Mets Minors: When Could We See Montero Make MLB Debut?

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Mets Minors: When Could We See Montero Make MLB Debut?

Tommy K. asks… When do you think we’ll see Rafael Montero in Citi Field? Joe D. replies… Good question. The organization is very high on Montero and not too many 22-year old pitching prospects from A-Ball get invited to spring training and stick around as long as he did. Montero needs a little work mechanically […]

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Mets Summer of ’73: The Birth of “Ya Gotta Believe”

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Mets Summer of ’73: The Birth of “Ya Gotta Believe”

TUG McGRAW: Coined one of the best slogans ever. As far as team slogans go, the 1973 Mets’ rallying cry “Ya Gotta Believe’’ may not rank with Knute Rockne’s “Win one for the Gipper,’’ but it stood the test of time, lasting far longer than Reingold’s “Ten Minute Head.’’ Had it been a movie, the […]

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Previewing The St. Lucie Mets

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 30 Comments
Previewing The St. Lucie Mets

The roster of this year’s St. Lucie Mets team is packed with some fantastic talent. This year, St. Lucie will showcase some of the finest pitching pitching prospects in the Met system, and even some of the finest in the minor leagues. This year’s team will likely be the most potential-packed of any in the […]

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Open Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets at 7:10 PM, Lineup, Notes, Preview

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 24 Comments
Open Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets at 7:10 PM, Lineup, Notes, Preview

Tonight’s Mets Lineup Jordany Valdespin, CF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Ike Davis, 1B Marlon Byrd, RF Lucas Duda, LF John Buck, C Ruben Tejada, SS Jeremy Hefner, RHP Game Notes Mets catcher John Buck hit his second homer in three games on Thursday, taking Padres closer Huston Street deep to left field in […]

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What Determines A Prospect’s Promotion: Super Two Or Team Need and MLB Readiness?

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What Determines A Prospect’s Promotion: Super Two Or Team Need and MLB Readiness?

Andy Martino of the Daily News, answers the question as to why Aaron Laffey will get the start on Sunday instead of some guy named Wheeler-something? The strategy is this, according to team insiders: Bide their time and plug it up until Zack Wheeler arrives in town. “That can be read as a good sign for […]

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No Timetable For Shaun Marcum To Pitch Again

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No Timetable For Shaun Marcum To Pitch Again

Updated at 4:45 PM Terry Collins said he doesn’t have a timetable for Shaun Marcum and said it could be a week or 2 before they know. #Mets — Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) April 5, 2013 Original Post at 11:00 AM MMO’s John Delcos reported on April 2 that Shaun Marcum was scratched from his simulated start […]

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Hansel Robles Arm OK, Could Be Oblique Strain

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Hansel Robles Arm OK, Could Be Oblique Strain

  Friday, 3:00 PM Update Looks as if Hansel Robles and the Mets dodged a bullet, and it was not an arm injury that forced Robles out of yesterday’s game. Adam Rubin reported that Robles was favoring his side, so it could be that he simply strained an oblique muscle on his pick-off attempt. While […]

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