MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins at 7:05 PM

Wheeler (Photo by Brad Barr, USATSI)

Righthander Zack Wheeler takes the hill tonight against the Miami Marlins at 7:05 PM in Jupiter. Wheeler will oppose RHP Tom Koehler for the Fish. 

Tonight’s game will be broadcast on WOR 710 AM and former Mets closer John Franco will be calling the game, the first of three spring training games he will be calling.

The Mets will play a pair of split-squad games Saturday and Sunday against the Chicago Cubs in Las Vegas, with Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia getting the starts. Sandy Alderson leads a Mets contingent that also includes Terry CollinsDavid WrightCurtis Granderson and Travis d’Arnaud.

Here are tonight’s lineups:

Mets

  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Matt den Dekker, rf
  3. Chris Young, cf
  4. Josh Satin, 3b
  5. Matt Clark, 1b
  6. Anthony Recker, c
  7. Taylor Teagarden, dh
  8. Brian Burgamy, lf
  9. Danny Muno, 2b

Marlins

  1. Donovan Solano, ss
  2. Rob Brantly, c
  3. Jeff Baker, 1b
  4. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, dh
  5. Casey McGehee, 3b
  6. Marcell Ozuna, lf
  7. Reed Johnson, rf
  8. Brian Bogusevic, cf
  9. Taylor Harbin, 2b

Ruben Tejada, who is in a 1-for-15 slump, gets his third start batting leadoff and will play short.

Josh Satin is having a great spring and is batting cleanup with Wright and Granderson in Vegas. With all the talk about Duda and Davis, Satin has looked good at first and Collins said he’s impressed.

Wheeler has yet to give up a run this spring in two starts. In six innings pitched he’s allowed five hits and a walk and struck out six. In his last start Wheeler was working on his changeup and was disappointed after the game. I’m looking forward to hearing how he does to night.

Enjoy the game.

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  • Wolfmicky21

    Tejada is in a 1-15 slump!!! Hahaha hilarious.

  • Dave_in_Spain

    Who the hell is Brian Burgamy?

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    wtf are they still playing tejada for – they started flores at ss 1 game…that’s it? Thought we were gonna get a legit look at the kid and hope he can swing it.

  • WillisReid

    And can he play SS?

  • I had gotten so accustomed to day games that when I realized today’s game was a night game it bummed me out.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    lol 32 year old OF, who had a good season in the minors last season. maybe they are gonna put him at ss

  • WillisReid

    Yeah my wife didn’t seem to think a Mets ST game counts as a Friday night.

    Then she saw Brian Burgamy was playing and it totally changed her mind;-)

  • CJM

    Love night games! The season approaches! BTW, Opening Day in Australia is just 8 days away. 1am start time–glad it’s on the weekend.

  • Dave_in_Spain

    Just checked baseball reference. Yes he had a good year—with 4 different teams both in Mexico and independent leagues. Yikes.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    “Ruben Tejada, who is in a 1-for-15 slump, gets his third start batting leadoff and will play short. Flores continues to ride the bench and the team says he is not resting any injury. It’s a clear indication that they likely do not intend to start the season with him.”

    I’m hoping they’re really giving Tejada every single possible chance to prove something to them, and will roll with Flores and deal with the growing pains or sign Drew/make a trade if he doesn’t. There’s still over two weeks. If they decide to move on from Tejada on Monday, for example, they’d still have two weeks.

    Probably just wishful thinking, but maaaaaaaybe. :/

  • Mets Fan in NC

    Agree…night games in spring training rock…lots of fun

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    lololol nice to know can fit him into the line up but flores sits for tejada.

  • CJM

    Love the atmosphere of night games in general. Day games are for the kids, night games are where you get a little more drunken rowdiness.

  • I literally cracked up in laughter at this comment. He’s our secret weapon.

  • NewYorkMammoths

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Brian Burgamy? Thank God for Google.

  • Mets Fan in NC

    Brian Burgamy….Did he win a fan sweepstakes?
    1st Prize Lunch with Mr. Met
    2nd Prize Lunch with Jeffy
    3rd Prize 2 Lunches with Jeffy
    Consolation Prize: Replace any non-performing regular on the ML roster for a spring training game

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    haha

  • Mets Fan in NC

    Love it in Florida….in the city it is such a pain in the rump to get all the way home and work the next day 🙂

  • I have to wonder how much the Mets really want to go with Flores at SS though. He has gotten “officially” all of 15 innings at SS less than half of what Tejada and Quintanilla have seen thus far while at 2B probably in part due to the Mets holding Murphy back he has seen the most of the innings along with Seratelli with 34 innings.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Well, the only thing I can think of is that they’ve already decided whether Flores can play SS or not. He’s been in the organization for years now, so maybe they didn’t need as much of a look outside of a ton of fielding drills and a few games (presumably he’s going to get more).

    Murphy, for example, was sent to the minors to learn 2B because he’d never played there before ever. Flores has played SS as recently as two years ago. I don’t really think he can do it and I’m leery of having him AND Murphy in the infield, but maybe that’s what it is. Who knows?

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Whut…are you Aussie, CJ?

  • CJM

    No I’m NYC. But I’ll certainly be staying up to watch the first game of the year.

  • Off Topic: What ever happened to that MMO Fan Post you mentioned yesterday?

  • WillisReid

    Nice job getting the line ups and game threads out so early. You guys are obviously ready for the regular season.

  • Donal

    I was going to reply that’s what TC said, but what are the odds TC can find Google?

  • CJM

    Problem is my buddy just ran into TC down in Florida and said TC had this post open on his iPhone while filling out his lineup card.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    He bought a 10-Game Pick-A-Pack.

  • WillisReid

    Fake it till you make it.

  • Donal

    Franco calling it? Interesting.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Cool. I’ve got family there. OT, and you probably know, but women’s BB is a serious sport down there.

  • CJM

    I actually didn’t know that. I have a buddy who quit his job and moved to Australia to become a scuba instructor. He keeps urging me to visit. I should take him up on it eventually.

  • Chuck

    Not so far. Here’s Burgamy’s position breakout, according to baseball reference (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=burgam001bri). Games played in LF 268, RF 53, CF 136, 3B 307, 1B 227, 2B 145, SS 20, P 1. Total games played in, 1179; and the positions played add up to 1268, so some were split in the same game. Yep, he pitched once! The only position he hasn’t done is catcher. Talk about (almost) well-rounded! I actually think this is fun throwing him in there. The one time he pitched was 1 inning, two walks, no hits, no runs. So he has a lifetime ERA of 0.00 with a WHIP of 2.0. What fun! One thing the Mets must like is that his lifetime OBP is .371, with a lifetime BA of .267, and a lifetime slugging of .427, all in the minors or independent leagues. He’s played in the minors for the mets (2008), and the Phillies (2006, 2007). Yeah, he was A+ and AA for the Phils both seasons (but did poorly at AA), so the Mets put him at A+ St Lucie, but only for 8 games.

    While this is fun, who knows? Maybe he’s just like Seratelli, only with more power? Here’s a short quote from an article about what he did in a Mexican league this winter: “… the switch-hitting infielder … finished 2013 as a power bat with St. Paul, had an explosive regular season in the Mexican Pacific League, winning the league’s home run title with 15 in 67 games. Burgamy also led the league in on-base percentage (.419) and slugging percentage (.541) and was second in runs batted in (47). His .290 average was seventh best in the league.” You can read it yourself right here: http://www.americanassociationbaseball.com/2014/01/04/brian-burgamy-wins-home-run-title/

    This must be why Wilmer is on the bench …

    Honestly, while this is fun, it really leaves me with mixed emotions. This makes me feel like I’m watching a circus. Bring on the clowns! And all that said, I still have a smidgen of hope for this season. But don’t ask me why (well, it’s because I’m an optimist at heart).

  • Fast Eddie

    Is Brian Burgamy a long-lost cousin of Ron Burgundy?

    Just askin’.

    Veloz

  • The-rock-man

    Lets start Muno at short today and see what happens.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    If you do, and want to see just, say, the east coast (GB Reef), set aside a month if you can. Less than that and you can’t do justice to a beautiful country.

  • tierlifer

    Too bad this one coincides with the SU/NC State game. Will be keeping tabs on MLB At Bat app however.

  • Off Topic: Reading some of the MLB news today and I am keeping my fingers crossed our guys can end camp healthy. The Braves situation with Beachy and Medlan is the last thing the Mets need to have happen to them as well. Harvey last season was enough.

  • CJM

    I’ll actually be at a bar with no TVs during this game. Unfortunate that I’ll have to miss the Mets’ most recent rendition of Murderer’s Row.

  • Seriously man. And also don’t forget Minor has had some issues as well. It’s crazy over there.

  • SRT

    Tim Byrdak is supposed to be doing 2 of the last few ST games for WOR as well.

  • Mickey Jennifer Wind

    can he play SS?

  • I had the chance to listen the other day to CJ Nitkowski call the game with Howie. He sounded real good. Like Darling added a lot of insight drawing upon his past experience in MLB. Enoyed him a lot more than any broadcast Lewin ever did.

  • KMO82

    On LoudMouths the are always arguing for Syndergaard for fifth starter, which I can understand but it has never been between him and Dice-K, It’s Mejia and Dice-K.

  • WillisReid

    Same here.

  • Shouldn’t Flores be playing SS? Sigh… Hey, I’m going to give you a chance to win a job but, never actually play you.

  • Benny

    For the people asking for Flores:

    He made the trip to Vegas, so he should be starting at SS at the very least for one of the games this weekend, if not both.

  • KMO82

    Good to know, thanks.

  • Fast Eddie

    If you read “Mets on Twitter” on the right side of the page, Adam Rubin wrote that there are now 3 Mariner scouts at tonight’s game supposedly scouting Mets players. Is a deal for Franklin in the works or is that just wishful thinking? I really hope something is brewing…

  • Benny

    What’s puzzling to me is that Murphy isn’t playing in this game and he didn’t make the trip to Vegas. I know Terry said he wanted to rest him during the start of ST, but I didn’t think it was going to be this much rest…

  • KMO82

    There’s no doubt they are scouting and figuring out what they would want from us. Doesn’t mean something is “brewing” necessary but it does indicate interest on their side and there is certainly interest on ours.

  • fan44

    Get EVANS in there he is leaner and quicker this year ready to tear it up.

  • I often wonder if anyone ever reads that Twitter widget. Now I know at least one person does. 🙂

  • Thanks Benny!

  • Fast Eddie

    You know what’s funny Joe? That is actually the first time I have ever done that and I just happened to pick out that tidbit of information so I fgured I’d pass it on, lol. I personally am not even on Twitter…

  • Fast Eddie

    Well, lets hope for the best. We all know Tejada is not really working out…

  • Matlack

    We should go easy on him if he boots any grounders….that’s a tough infield. ; )

  • Taskmaster4450

    Who is Brian Burgamy?

  • Taskmaster4450

    I dont think that Mejia was ever in the competition either.

    It was Dice K and Lannon.

  • KMO82

    Do we know who else is scheduled to pitch tonight? Who exactly are the Mariners scouting? Wheeler? Maybe they are scouting the Marlins lol.

  • KMO82

    He was the favorite entering camp. Regardless, the argument was for the veteran or the unproven young talent on the show.

  • Benny

    He has played a good amount of games on that field, hopefully he does well.

  • Gland1

    Maybe his leg is still bothering him? I thought it was just supposed to be a bruise but he seems to have missed a few days over it already.

  • Taskmaster4450

    “He was the favorite entering camp.”

    According to who? Maybe the fans on here but it doesnt seem like that was the view of the FO or Collins.

    It appears that Dice K had the inside track the second he agreed to be a ST invite.

  • Schnitzer’s Marble Rye

    They’re there to scout Brian Burgamy, duh.

  • Fast Eddie

    I have no idea, but hopefully we’re trading him for Nick Franklin…lol.

  • Taskmaster4450

    The Mets had that last season with Johan and Marcum not making it out of ST.

    That is why when people throw up predictions, it is best to wait at least until the end of ST to see who exits it healthy.

  • KMO82

    Certainly, but I don’t want to give up one of our top guys for Franklin though.

  • I was under the mistaken impression all day Thursday that it was Friday. I usually post the Fan Shots on Saturday and Sunday. Will go up tomorrow at 8 am.

  • Benny

    Rice, Black, Germen, Familia, and Valverde.

  • KMO82

    My mistake lol.

  • Schnitzer’s Marble Rye

    Fast Eddie made the exact same joke above I see, almost simultaneously. Good to see some of us are on the same page.

  • Franco seems like a fish out of water to me.

  • BarnRat

    See below. Turns out it’s a popular question.

  • Schnitzer’s Marble Rye

    At first I thought you were responding to, “Who exactly are the Mariners scouting?” I was thinking, Although I’d like to keep Rice and Familia, I was about to say, take your pick Mariners!

    ..Then I soon realized you were answering, “Do we know who else is scheduled to pitch tonight?”

  • Benny

    HA!

  • Edward

    True this….reading from Sydney. LGM!

  • Ahh ok.

  • Guest

    Little bit….but at least he’s not a super annoying fish in water, like a John Sterling, for example 🙂

  • metsaholic

    Did they mention Ike hit a “monster home run” but said Duda was just “feeling his way around?” Did not Duda hit an equally monster home run, and isn’t Duda hitting better (be it) in limited action so far this spring? The Ike favoritism annoys me so.

  • Matlack

    I’m rooting for the kid, hope he kills it.

  • Schnitzer’s Marble Rye

    Maybe you’re just referring to this broadcast, but is there Ike favoritism? Seems like Ike was the one the Mets were/have been trying to trade for the last 5 months.

  • metsaholic

    Yes, they were trying to trade him based on their propaganda that he is some kind of slugger. The reality is, he is a terrible hitter, and a black hole in the line up.

  • Actually Franco just said that Duda’s power was overrated and referred to him as a 25 watt light bulb. Nah just kidding… 🙂

  • HarveyKsYou

    Joe, I love that feature!! That’s what I always loved on MetsBlog. Now that it’s here, your site gets more traffic from me:)

  • metsaholic

    LOL! You know, if I had heard that, I would have had an aneurysm.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Duda’s power (Home runs) is overrated.. Ike is the one who has more potential for 30 than Lucas, easily.

  • Salty hits a Wheeler 90 mph fastball out of the park.

  • Schnitzer’s Marble Rye

    Well, the Mets should do whatever they can to make other teams covet our players more.

    Some analysis — Duda and Davis have about the same career OPS, around .766-768ish. It seems Duda is pretty much at that all year, while Davis as we know OPS’s .600 in the 1st halves of seasons, and then .875+ in 2nd halves. Both are flawed players, and below average 1st basemen in terms of offensive production.

    Believe it or not, I could live with either if Mike Piazza was our catcher, or Troy Tulowitzki was our SS.

    It’d help if Lagares and d’Arnaud have good years, but if we’re expecting Wright/Granderson/Ike or Duda, to be close what we had with Wright/Beltran/Delgado, we’re in for a tough year offensively.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Wheeler gives up a homerun to Saltalma… Can’t finish the rest haha

  • Taskmaster4450

    Wheeler sounds wild tonight.

  • metsaholic

    Yeah, that is nonsense. If you project the same amount of at bats Duda matches Ike easily in HR. But he would also beat him in avg/obp/ops. Duda makes more contact in any given at bat, and actually makes the pitcher earn the out. Ike is all or nothing for at least 3 or 4 months of a season. That is ridiculous for a supposedly middle of the order run producer. Ike is cancer too. The Met won games despite him, lost games because of him and played better without him. He has to go!

  • Jonathan Calaso

    Did tejeda k or groundout to ss?

  • Schnitzer’s Marble Rye

    No I will not drive home with Sean Hannity.

  • Does Lewin always say 1 out of 4 instead of 1 for 4?

  • Benny

    Salty is fine to use…

  • Macdaddy

    fly out…to RF. Weak pop up in foul territory.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Last i heard he was the secret wepon

  • metsaholic

    Yes, and by the time Ike comes around, your team is 10 games back. It’s just not acceptable to be that inconsistent. They gave Ike so much rope, they could hag a bridge across the Hudson. Why not give Duda the chance (at his natural position) at the start of a season. For the love of god, can we just see that for a couple of months!

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Maybe its a 2-1 deal….. With tejada included which vould be why we keep playing him????

  • Jonathan Calaso

    Thanks, I’m sure SA is happy he’s going the other way lol

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    I think they want tejada!

  • metslady

    I read it all the time.

  • metsaholic

    :-)))

  • mr1313

    I’m familiar with most in the mets organization but Brian Burgamy?

  • HarveyKsYou

    I figured most around here wouldn’t know him by his nickname.

  • Tejada saps a single over the infield for a single.

  • HarveyKsYou

    90…?

  • metsaholic

    Tejada…with a nice piece of hitting. Ruben is a gap to gap guy….LOL!!!

  • Thanks for the feedback everyone. Appreciate it…

  • Schnitzer’s Marble Rye

    Yeah, I think a lot of us are at the point where if Ike goes to some other team and becomes a star, we’d tip our cap to him with no regrets. My question with Duda would be almost more about how much defense we’d be sacrificing, especially with him and Murphy over there together on the right side.

    Any chance Dominic Smith advances through 3 levels of the minor leagues in one month?

  • That’s what Lewin said. Thought it was worth mentioning.

  • Give Franco a break, lol

  • MyasDaddy

    Wheeler is human. He gave a run I see…it’s not like he’s going to win the CY Young or anything.

  • metsaholic

    Strike 2 or 3? Angel, help a brother out.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Sry i not a tweeter

  • metsaholic

    OMG! This cast is funny!

  • I see what you did there. 🙂

  • Macdaddy

    He’s a career minor leaguer…he’s the outfield version of Crash Davis 147 HR’s in 12 minor league seasons

  • HarveyKsYou

    Cerrone said Harvey would never win one.. He would’ve last year had Kershaw not been around. Maybe he can positively “jink” Wheeler.

  • 3doza33

    Tried to listen to wor 710 on my iPhone and it was a stupid talk show. Grrrr

  • MyasDaddy

    I’m going to hell.

  • Gland1

    Games are blocked out by MLB.

  • HarveyKsYou

    At bat app?

  • MyasDaddy

    Just felt like being a jerk. Sorry.

  • metsaholic

    I’m counting on Dominic to bring some talent back to the position…before I have a stroke.

  • 3doza33

    At bat app?

  • corny12491

    I had the same problem, and instead turned on my alarm clock radio and struggled but eventually got to 710

  • Fast Eddie

    The move to 710 AM is 100% completely useless. Worst move by the Mets in a long time…besides signing crappy players I mean. 🙂

  • 3doza33

    710 sucks here! I live next to Foxwoods casino

  • Gland1

    that’s what you’d need to hear the game on your phone

  • metsaholic

    If you have an account with MLB, the mobile app is called “AT BAT” Don’t ask me why.

  • metslady

    I would drive into a tree if I had to listen to him or Rush.

  • corny12491

    710 sucks everywhere, I wish they didn’t move from the FAN

  • 3doza33

    Ah!! Thank you!

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Does Franco realize this is going out live?

  • HarveyKsYou

    His fastball deffinitely is not what the scouts noted.. The fastball he was touted as having is the one Harvey has.

  • metsaholic

    Sounds like he’s at the local bar.

  • HarveyKsYou

    JailBroke my iPad to avoid having to pay for that.. I can watch the games and listen… for free. Did this to watch and listen to spring training games not televised.

  • Gland1

    Well the station itself is awful but it comes in pretty clearly in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area.

  • mr. belvedere

    who is brian burgamy?

  • agetting

    Anyone know wheelers velocity ??

  • metsaholic

    Short story. A career minor leaguer (12 years) getting a cup of coffee.

  • mr. belvedere

    nevermind

  • The cataract surgery ads are a nice departure from Kars 4 Kids.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Take that, Boras.

  • metsaholic

    Oh…so you’re a thief? Congratulations..

  • HarveyKsYou

    What did he say?

  • metsaholic
  • NewYorkMammoths

    I just mean that he’s not exactly a polished color guy.

  • BarnRat

    Based on the attention he’s getting for being in the line-up, he’s a lock as the first SNY Reality TV star!

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    I like sean, he makes way more sense than tc

  • metsaholic

    Press L for Lobby?

  • 3doza33

    Just paid the $2.99 for the mlb atbat app.. Awesome connection! Listening now and it’s great! Thank u guys for your help! Can listen and still log in here! Much better than am radio, for sure!!

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Is at bay only audio or video too?

  • Schnitzer’s Marble Rye

    As ridiculous as Hannity is, even he’d probably know to start Lagares in CF and make Mejia the 5th starter.

  • HarveyKsYou

    No problem! We’re all family here.

  • Schnitzer’s Marble Rye

    lol, I’ve never listened to Hannity or Rush on the radio, or listened to WOR, but I know Walter Williams sometimes fills in for Rush. I imagine he’s probably one of the few, if any tolerable people on that station.

    Seen some of his stuff on YouTube, has some good libertarian thoughts….but that’s a conversation for another thread on a different site.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    No doubt. If you like your 5 th starter you can keep your 5th starter

  • 3doza33

    Salty base hit

  • Gland1

    You know that’s $2.99/month…

  • 3doza33

    Yeah but on iPhone u can set to one month

  • bspo1

    he’s going to be a pain the Mets side this year isn’t he?

  • BarnRat

    On this general topic, are the men’s hair removal spots a ST thing or something we get to enjoy through the regular season?

  • 3doza33

    Hope not! But then again the marlins are always a pain in our ass

  • Gland1

    Cool, I didn’t want you to be surprised!

  • 3doza33

    Strike 3!!

  • 3doza33

    Wheeler ends the inning with a k

  • metsaholic

    Butch Huskey getting some love! Wow. Those were the days my friend.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Great, because I need to borrow some money.

  • metsaholic

    “Don’t fall in love with players in March or September.” Wish the Mets would take that advice.

  • Chuck

    Keep reading below …

  • 3doza33

    Bottom 5th marlins 1 mets 0

  • Flatbush0460

    If you subscribe it’s every baseball game played in HD

  • Chuck

    Yep … I like W.W. too …

  • BarnRat

    Look at the pick-up on this.

    DEFINITELY the 2014 Mets slogan!

  • XtreemIcon

    Is this on TV? Mets twitter says Wheeler looks real sharp. But it’s Mets twitter. Anyone watching?

  • metsaholic

    Not on TV. Must be someone at the game.

  • Chuck

    So let’s put Ike in AAA, play the Dude till the break, then swap ’em! LOL

  • 3doza33

    Listening

  • 3doza33

    Wheeler out after 60 pitches! Here comes rice! Wheeler looked good!

  • Guest

    Is Wheeler really only at 28 pitches in the 5th as Gameday says?

  • HarveyKsYou

    The babying of the pitchers really has to stop.

  • metsaholic

    Wheeler at 60 out now for Rice. Gameday produces negative air.

  • MyasDaddy

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • xknight

    MLB rules, live games are not permitted to be broadcast over Apps. The FAN would have a repeat talk show or lately a feed from CBS Sports Radio when the Mets or Giants were on. I don’t follow the Nets or Devils so I can’t say if the rules apply to the NBA and NHL. As for WOR, it’s transmitter is located in Jersey and unlike the Fan, it is not clear channel transmitter. The Fan does not have a neighnoring 50K station within a 1000 miles, WOR has WGN Chicago at 720 and a Cincy station at 700. Both are 50K transmitters. The Fans dial neighbors are lower power or directional transmission 50K so as not to interfere. I believe 880 and 770 are NYC’s only other clear channel transmission frequencies. They should have gone to 880 but the Wilpons were ticked at CBS for giving the Fan to the Yankees.

  • Bail4Nails

    Do you guys remember that game between the Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones, where that pitcher kept switching hands, and the batter started switching also? Very funny! Anyway, where is that kid? I want the Mets to sign the first “Switch-Pitcher”.

  • Fast Eddie

    Hopefully the Mariner scouts were not there to take a look at Tom Koehler instead of our guys. He went 5 scoreless according to the Twitter feed and he’s looked great all Spring. He basically has the Marlins 5th spot locked up from what I was able to read…

  • metsaholic

    He just said “nothing out of 2” instead of 0 for 2. It seems that’s his style.

  • HarveyKsYou

    I remember that, yes. And that’d be very cool to see.. Rather it be in a spring training game though.

  • 3doza33

    Rice in beast mode!

  • Skip

    I still can’t get jingle out of my head. When I thought I finally did you brought it back…. Jesh thanks.

  • Skip

    I live in lancaster pa (yea look that up) and I get the mets games. Not as good as I did fan, but not bad.

  • Metfan9876

    He’s also a 28 year old pitcher who was below-average last year. He doesn’t impress me. Anyway, I am really hoping the Mets can get a deal or signing done soon because we need a SS.

  • igotadose

    The seattle sports talk radio show 950kjr just picked that ad up. So glad I’ve moved back to NY and away from *that*

  • Opti-Mets-tic

    +10

  • Mets Fan in NC

    Whenever the Mets play the Marlins the bats turn into spaghetti…

  • Mets Fan in NC

    Mets offense can hit an elephants bum with a snow shovel

  • 3doza33

    Their pitcher is hitting 98 with an 82mph off speed pitch. That’s hard for anyone to hit

  • tacknaf

    I read it too. Keep up the good work!

  • 3doza33

    Shoe fly pie?

  • I remember him, Pat Venditti. I never heard anything about him again since that Summer.

  • Mets Fan in NC

    There comes a point where it appears a team has your number. The Marlins have an irrational ability to beat the Mets. Secondly no excuses the Mets make a lot of pitchers look like Kershaw. Lots of games 5 or 6 inning 1 run 3 hits…

  • mets4lyfe

    Tom Koehler continues to own the Mets…..even in Spring Training.

  • SRT

    I read it all the time too. Especially since I don’t have a Twitter account.

  • Canoli220

    I was thinking of paying for at bat. What features does it have? If I pay for it once, can I use it on my iphone and ipad?

  • mets4lyfe

    Fernandez, Turner, Alvarez, Eovaldi, and Koehler is a pretty solid rotation. Might be better than the Mets’ rotation of Wheeler, Niese, Gee, Colon, and Matsuzaka.

  • XtreemIcon

    Venditte. And he’s still with the Yanks. Missed most of last season rehabbing a torn labrum. He has pretty solid numbers, though. He has a chance to make it.

  • Mets Fan in NC

    I have been told by many a poster it’s only spring training. I pose this point we are scoring no runs against minor league guys and pitchers we need to Google. I bow to the Fernandez’s and the Kershaw’s of the league and expect to be schooled by them…not being shut out by minor leaguers.

  • Fast Eddie

    I stated that same point in a thread earlier today. I just don’t see HOW we are gonna generate any offense this year at all. It will be just as bad as last year. Wright and Grandy could hit 30 HRs each and we would still struggle. Not enough power, too many bad AB’s and waaay too many K’s will be the story.

  • Skip

    Ha ha. That’s right. Don’t like it at all.

  • Mets Fan in NC

    Despite filthy rumors to the contrary you are the man 🙂
    Totally agree…our offense sucks monkey balls

  • Fast Eddie

    Yeah, they could be…they are a pretty impressive bunch. BUT, when Harvey gets back and Thor gets here, we’ll blow their doors off…

  • 3doza33

    Did u see our lineup tonight? Not too many names in there..

  • That would explain it, thanks X…

  • Mets Fan in NC

    That my fast friend is the opposite side of the coin to OPS and the walk that our saber-friends ignore…this team strikes out at an alarming rate and lacks the power to justify the Ks

  • Fast Eddie

    My laptop is very, very intelligent. It always seems to know when “One other person is typing”. Amazing really…:-)

  • Skip

    Can we count Chris young as a major leaguer?

  • XtreemIcon

    Thing about him is he can’t recover from the labrum, he can just……..use the other arm.

  • Mets Fan in NC

    Yes, that “feature” is annoying to me as well

  • Jay Horwitz is cracking me up lately with these photoshopped pics. 😀

    https://twitter.com/Jay_HorwitzPR/status/444629224603664384/photo/1

  • Mets Fan in NC

    Funny how none of these guys are at AAA

  • Jonathan Calaso

    Was def one that was saying give Tejeda a shot and Drew sucks, and I know it’s ST, but we have to sign him, he might be out 2nd best player, how can we watch tejeda and Omar q all year at short?

  • Fast Eddie

    I really didn’t say that because I’m annoyed by it. It doesn’t bother me that much at all to be honest. In fact, I’m stoked this site even has Disqus. The old site used to have it, but they blew it…and they blew lots of other things too. I really like it here..

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Don’t want to piss of the Lagares lovers, and I do like him and think he’s going to be a very good ball player, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if MDD is getting regular time out in CF at some point this year. MDD was the heir apparent before getting hurt last spring and he’s every bit the fielder Lagares is. If you ask me, those two guys, its a nice problem to have.

    Joe D, I like your view of C Young. If he’s not producing, we’ll see Puello in the lineup at some point. And if he is producing, we may see Puello anyway and C Young is good trade bait for another Herrera type.

    With the way our young guys have thrown this spring, and with Dice K finishing strong last year and looking fine yesterday, I’m still energized. Its spring, for pete’s sake. Hope springs eternal. Sticking with 88 wins and if (when?) I’m wrong, I’ll be right here taking the shots.

    Its spring!!

  • Benny

    The fact that C. Young and Satin were our #3 and #4 should’ve been telling on how our day at the plate was going to be, just horrible.

  • BarnRat

    I can’t really judge based on tonight’s line-up, but…. For all our happiness about our OF defense; our problems with IF defense; or our questions about who the f.. Is in the bull pen — the ELEPHANT is that we DON’T HIT. A really strong up the middle defense or lights out BP would mitigate the problem, but the ELEPHANT is in the house.

  • Fast Eddie

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  • Rocky Thompson

    IF the Mets make a trade for Franklin, the Mets will probably end up trading Matt den Dekker along with a pitcher. I think the scouts are there to look at MDD.

  • Bail4Nails

    You know what I’ve been missing the past few years? Rallies. I feel like the Mets’ love of “Power” is killing them. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d rather watch a string of rallies than 2 HRs and 10 Ks every game.

  • Opti-Mets-tic

    I am one of those Lagares lovers. I think he’ll be awesome. As for den Dekker, I think you are right. I think he’ll be very, very good. IMO, he’s one of the guys that the Mariners are scouting.

  • Rocky Thompson

    I would not be surprised to see Matt den Dekker “getting regular time out in CF” for the Seattle Mariners.

  • Fast Eddie

    Love of Power? We don’t really have much to love in that dept unfortunately…

  • bspo1

    The Mets’ offensive philosophy is GARBAGE.

  • Gland1

    lol I’ve heard of Lancaster PA….

  • metsaholic

    I believe St. Louis was last in HR last year. I think the point is that the Mets need to get some base hitters in the line up, before they worry about getting a 35 HR hitter.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    If MDD is a piece in a trade for a SS and it doesn’t involve Montero, count me in.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    That makes two of you and I hope you’re right. If he’s one of the pieces and the second one isn’t one of our big guns, sold and sold.

  • Fast Eddie

    Game over….Marlins – 1, Mets – 0.

    I have a feeling we may be on the short side of a lot of these kind of games this year. Lots of pitching, zero hitting.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Juan lagares has more potential than MDD. I don’t want to see MDD.

  • Captain America

    I like MDD…. Can we trade Vaughn?

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    That all remains to be seen. I don’t agree. Most probably do. And if you are making a statement independent of tonight’s game, fair enough. But here is the inarguable truth. Tonight’s game is zero indication of what’s to come this season on offense. Clark, Recker, Teagarden, Burgsomething and Muno. Cechini, Harris Lawley. Need I go on? Not a regular or even a likely contributor in the bunch. Only take away that matters tonight is Wheeler is getting into regular season form, Valvarde looked good and Familia is filthy and will be closing games by July.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    If you want to make that statement totally disconnected from tonight’s game, fair enough. But you can’t possibly use tonight’s game as evidence of anything at all. Look at who played for the Mets. Look at 5-9. Look at who pinch hit. Look who came in late in the game. Barely a major leaguer among them. Meaningless.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    I like him too. If you are Seattle, do you take Vaughn if Montero isn’t on the table?

    And so there we are..

  • Fast Eddie

    Your point is well taken. My point was made more about what we witnessed last year as opposed to tonight’s score. And we really haven’t upgraded that much offensively – except for Granderson. Tonights game means nothing obviously. Not many Regulars played…

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Yeah, I’m clearly in the minority. I see Murph as one of the better offensive 2B. I see Wright as the best hitting 3B in the NL. I see TDA as doing some fine stuff as a rookie. I see Grandy as a 30 HR guy. I think Lagares is a lot better with the bat than people give credit for. I think C Young is going to be good and if not, I’m excited that Puello will be up here in his place. And I think Flores finds his way up here somehow. So I don’t see it as half empty. I think we can score enough to support our pitching, and there I see some great great stuff.

    Admittedly, its spring. And I’m just jazzed for the season to start.

  • Fast Eddie

    Lots of things need to go right for us to be competitive, but who says that can’t happen. Thats why you play the games. And I agree about Murph. I’m Jazzed as well…

  • gameball

    Those batters are undervalued, because of the CitiField variant, and because they haven’t been part of a strong supporting lineup or on a winning team these past few years.

    But there’s still no supporting lineup. I figure they can score as much as they did last season, so it’ll all come down to the arms.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    For all the discontent about the offense, they played .500 ball for a long clip last season once they filtered out some of the guys dragging them down. This year’s team is an improvement. They can score enough and pitch well enough to surprise a lot of people.

  • Captain America

    Montero / Vaughn

    Or

    DeGrom / MDD

  • mets4lyfe

    Marlins have had a history of allowing their top prospects to skip AAA. They don’t really believe in AAA it seems.