Archive for June, 2013

Jon Niese Ready For His Start Against The Marlins On Saturday

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Jon Niese Ready For His Start Against The Marlins On Saturday

In case you missed it, lefthander Jon Niese tossed 39 pitches yesterday, in a successful bullpen session at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. Niese said he had no problems, threw the ball free and easy, and was able to get his arm angle to where he wanted to. He does not foresee any after effects tomorrow […]

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The Mets’ Hardscrabble History Of Drafting Outfielders

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The Mets’ Hardscrabble History Of Drafting Outfielders

The Mets have drafted 72 outfielders in the first 5 rounds (top 100 picks) during the 48 year history of the MLB draft. Of those 72, 18 made it to the majors. Of those 18, six of them enjoyed what can only be described as cups of coffee with a variety of teams. They were, […]

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Mets Rotation Implications As Wheeler’s Debut Draws Near

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Mets Rotation Implications As Wheeler’s Debut Draws Near

The promotion of Zack Wheeler has been in discussion since the beginning of the season. Barring injury or poor performance (unlikely due to talent), it was the general consensus that Wheeler would be promoted this season. These rumblings have now come to fruition as it is rumored Wheeler will make his MLB debut as soon […]

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2013 MLB Draft Primer and Coverage Details

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2013 MLB Draft Primer and Coverage Details

2013 MLB Draft Schedule Rounds 1-2 will be streamed live on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network beginning with a preview show at 6:00 pm. Rounds 3-10 will be streamed live on MLB.com on Friday, beginning with a preview show at 12:30 pm. Rounds 11-40 will be streamed live on MLB.com on Saturday, starting at […]

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Mets Go Yard Three Times In 10-1 Rout Over The Nats

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Mets Go Yard Three Times In 10-1 Rout Over The Nats

The New York Mets pounded out a season high 15 hits to beat the Washington Nationals by the score of 10-1 tonight at Nationals Park. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Mets who last won against the Yankees in the Subway Series oh so long ago. Marlon Byrd walloped two home runs, […]

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The Unforgiving Road To The Show Starts With The MLB Draft

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The Unforgiving Road To The Show Starts With The MLB Draft

With the MLB Draft on tap this evening, it’s a good time to look at the unforgiving road to The Show. A little over 60 percent of first rounders make it to the big leagues—that’s a little more than half. We aren’t even talking about being an impact player, we are talking about playing in […]

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Mets vs Nationals Preview: Gee On The Hill, Lagares In CF, Duda Bats Cleanup

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Mets vs Nationals Preview: Gee On The Hill, Lagares In CF, Duda Bats Cleanup

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals 7:05 PM at National Park RHP Dillon Gee vs RHP Dan Haren Starting Lineup Omar Quintanilla SS Daniel Murphy 2B David Wright 3B Lucas Duda LF Marlon Byrd RF Ike Davis 1B Anthony Recker C Juan Lagares CF Dillon Gee RHP Game Notes The Mets have dropped four straight […]

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2013 Draft: Five Potential Targets For Mets First Round Pick

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2013 Draft: Five Potential Targets For Mets First Round Pick

The 2013 MLB Draft is tomorrow and the top Mets pick speculation is heating up. I recently allotted the mock drafts, compiling the lists where the likely Mets picks would be. Mock Drafts have had players fall and rise since then. Players such as Braden Shipley and Colin Moran rise to consensus top-10 picks, while […]

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How The Mets Landed Matt Harvey

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How The Mets Landed Matt Harvey

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has a must-read article on the events that led to the Mets decision to select Matt Harvey in the 2010 Draft. All the Mets’ key scouts and honchos at the time — from area scout Marlon McPhail all the way to then-GM Omar Minaya — endorsed Harvey, who has yet […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Future Mets Rotation Could Feature Five Top Starters

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MMO Fan Shot: Future Mets Rotation Could Feature Five Top Starters

Scouting Scale for Starting Pitchers: #1 Starter: Two plus pitches, average third pitch, plus-plus command, plus makeup #2 Starter: Two plus pitches, average third pitch, average command, average makeup #3 Starter: One plus pitch, two average pitches, average command, average makeup #4-5 Starter: Average velocity, consistent breaking ball, decent changeup, command of two pitches Jeremy […]

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