Archive for August, 2013

Manuel Out; Sandberg In

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Manuel Out; Sandberg In

Update 3:20 PM According to ESPN, the Phillies made the decision not to renew Manuel’s contract, so the decision to part ways now was made to see what Sandberg can do. Manuel, to his credit, pulled no punches. He made it clear he did not resign, saying “”I’m mad because they took the best seat […]

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Mets Bullpen Has Risen To The Occasion This Season

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Mets Bullpen Has Risen To The Occasion This Season

After 3-4 consecutive seasons of bullpen failures and a couple of unsuccessful revamps and overhauls by Sandy Alderson in 2011 and 2012, it looks like the Mets have finally turned a corner and figured things out this season. In doing so they’ve also uncovered a few potential keepers for 2014 and beyond, some of them […]

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Is Elvis Andrus An Option For The Mets This Winter?

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Is Elvis Andrus An Option For The Mets This Winter?

Hey Joe, Just read today that Elvis Andrus had cleared waivers. As you posted yesterday and in the past, a glaring hole that needs to be filled going forward is a legitimate everyday shortstop. I believe you also mentioned his name along with Jurickson Profar as well. Just a couple of comments. If indeed he did clear […]

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Rafael Montero Is The Pitching Prospect You Keep, Not The One You Trade

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Rafael Montero Is The Pitching Prospect You Keep, Not The One You Trade

Thoughts from Joe D. After Satish posted an update on Rafael’s Montero’s brilliant performance last night, I received a few questions about him via email and Twitter. In Montero’s last six starts for Las Vegas, consider these numbers… In 39.0 innings pitched, he has allowed just 28 hits and 11 walks for a 0.99 WHIP […]

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How The Mets Almost Derailed The Career Of Juan Lagares

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How The Mets Almost Derailed The Career Of Juan Lagares

In a chat for ESPN Insider, baseball analyst Keith Law fielded a couple of questions about the Mets including one on Juan Lagares. Keith Law: Pretty darn good defender, better than I’d ever heard (never saw him before he reached the majors). He was 10th on my Mets prospect rankings before 2012, so he was on […]

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Wheeler Punches Out A Dozen Batters In 4-1 Mets Win

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Wheeler Punches Out A Dozen Batters In 4-1 Mets Win

I have to say, Zack Wheeler might have had a little pitch count trouble tonight, but he found his groove and mowed down the Padres for six spectacular innings of one-run ball in this 4-1 Mets victory. The Mets rotation is really starting to put the MLB on notice. With Wheeler starting to blossom and […]

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Featured Post: Should Mets Aggressively Pursue Cuban Sensation Jose Abreu?

An article by posted on August 15, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Should Mets Aggressively Pursue Cuban Sensation Jose Abreu?

As Baseball America first reported, Jose Abreu, the premier offensive player in Cuba, has defected with the goal of trying to sign a contract to play baseball with a major league team. Abreu, 26, would hit the market as a free agent and according to Baseball America, will be able to sign as a free […]

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Deadspin: Rubin Voted Best Mets Beat Writer, Martino Voted Worst

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Deadspin: Rubin Voted Best Mets Beat Writer, Martino Voted Worst

Deadspin decided to an unscientific polling this season of who were the best and worst beat writers for every major league team. Today, they have released their results: For the Mets they selected: Best: ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin is by far, the best Mets beat reporter. Jorge Castillo is a distant second. Worst: The Daily News’ Andy […]

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Managers May Be Able To Challenge Umpire’s Calls Beginning In 2014

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Managers May Be Able To Challenge Umpire’s Calls Beginning In 2014

The Associated Press reports that baseball as we know it could be changing forever beginning next season. Major League Baseball is expanding its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they’ve never had. Commissioner Bud Selig calls it a historic moment for the game in a press conference in Cooperstown after two days […]

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The Long and Short Of Noah Syndergaard, MMN Player of the Week

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With Mets minor league pitchers turning in many outstanding performances last week, it was difficult to decide who would be this week’s MMN pitcher of the week. Rafael Montero posted a terrific 1.20 ERA in 15 innings pitched for Las Vegas while Jacob Lugo, who flew under the radar for most of the season, dazzled in two starts […]

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Davis Gets First Start Against Lefty In Three Months, Goes Hitless Against Capuano

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Davis Gets First Start Against Lefty In Three Months, Goes Hitless Against Capuano

Well Ike Davis got his little reward last night as promised by Terry Collins and started against a lefthander as many on this thread wanted. Davis went hitless against Chris Capuano going 1-for-6 overall and stranding four runners on base. His lone hit was against righthanded reliever Brandon League – a double in the eighth. […]

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