Archive for May, 2013

Mets Minors: Bowman and Montero Top Our Hot List

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Mets Minors: Bowman and Montero Top Our Hot List

Who’s Hot (5/19-5/26) Matthew Bowman, RHP (STL): Bowman had an excellent week, posting a 2.57 ERA in two starts. He tossed 14 innings and allowed four runs on 14 hits. Most impressive, however, were his 17/2 strikeout to walk ratio. Bowman has quietly had a very good season and was one of the first players […]

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Alderson Says He Could Be Buyer At Trade Deadline, Open To Adding Big League Players

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Alderson Says He Could Be Buyer At Trade Deadline, Open To Adding Big League Players

The Mets could be buyers at the trade deadline according to what Sandy Alderson told reporters before yesterday’s game against the Yankees. Alderson would not discuss specific players or scenarios, but confirmed that his team is open to adding big leaguers this time, rather than restocking the farm system. “We will see how the market […]

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An Open Letter To Sandy Alderson

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An Open Letter To Sandy Alderson

Dear Mr. Alderson, A little more than two & a half years ago, you took over as the GM of this rollercoaster franchise. With the team coming off back to back sub .500 seasons which had been littered with failed expectations, injuries and disappointments prior to your arrival, most of us are generally aware – […]

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Is Bobby Parnell Finally Growing Up?

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Is Bobby Parnell Finally Growing Up?

I have always been dubious about Bobby Parnell. Despite the electric fastball, he’s struggled with his command, control and composure on the mound. I always felt that Parnell had the most hittable 98-mph fastball in the history of the game. I personally was ready to give up on him last year, and suggested it was […]

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Murphy Drives In Go-Ahead Run In Mets 2-1 Victory Over Yankees

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Murphy Drives In Go-Ahead Run In Mets 2-1 Victory Over Yankees

Jon Niese started and despite not having his best stuff, he cruised through five scoreless innings. But then in the top of the sixth, centerfielder Brett Gardner tagged him for a leadoff triple and came around to score when Jayson Nix singled him home in the next at-bat for the first run of the game. After […]

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Wheeler Lasts Only Four Innings, Gives Up Five Runs

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Wheeler Lasts Only Four Innings, Gives Up Five Runs

It was not the best of starts for Zack Wheeler on Memorial Day, as he struggled throughout most of the game to find his command and was not exactly helped by his defense much either. Wheeler lasted merely four innings in his second start back from the DL against Salt Lake – after he looked […]

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Fixing Ike Davis

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Fixing Ike Davis

I can fix Ike Davis. I know that you don’t believe me, but Davis can fix this if he wants to. I wrote a piece on MMN over the weekend about why I didn’t think it was the right move to demote Davis. I know I am in the small minority that thinks this, but […]

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Series Preview: New York Yankees

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Series Preview: New York Yankees

Series Preview This year, for the first time ever, the Mets and Yankees will be playing a four-game series with two games in Queens and two in the Bronx. After complaints from fans and new changes to the schedule this year, Bud Selig was forced to shorten these marquee interleague rivalries from six games to […]

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Yankees vs Mets: Niese Takes The Hill, Tejada Batting Leadoff

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Yankees vs Mets: Niese Takes The Hill, Tejada Batting Leadoff

Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada, SS Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Lucas Duda, LF John Buck, C Rick Ankiel, CF Ike Davis, 1B Mike Baxter, RF Jonathon Niese, P Game Notes According to Mark Simon of ESPN, Shaun Marcum is the third pitcher to have a 12-strikeout, no-walk game in which he got a no-decision this season. […]

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Less Than Half Of Mets 2013 Payroll Is Contributing To The Team

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Less Than Half Of Mets 2013 Payroll Is Contributing To The Team

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York posted an info-graphic from Baseball Tonight that showed a breakdown on this season’s Mets payroll commitments. The $22.3 million includes the $18,125,000 owed to Jason Bay and the $3M for his 2014 buyout. Basically, we have less than half of our total payroll on the field, much like we saw […]

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