The Florida State League announced that St. Lucie Mets pitcher Tyler Pill has been selected as the Topps Player of the Month for July. Pill went 5-0 with a 1.55 ERA in July. In five starts, he struck out 28 and walked seven in 29 innings while allowing just five earned runs and 21 hits. Pill won five consecutive games in July and allowed just one earned run in all five starts. He gave up four hits […]
The Mets have announced that they have signed RHP Scott Patterson to a minor league contract. Patterson, 33, has pitched in 26 games for the Tacoma Rainiers after signing a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners this off-season. The righty has posted a 1-3 record with a 2.89 ERA and four saves. In 28.0 innings of work, he allowed just 25 hits while striking out 25 batters. Patterson made 10 scoreless appearances from June 13 […]
Amy Moritz of the Buffalo News is reporting that the Triple-A Bisons will be without manager Wally Backman tonight and for the next two games. Backman earned a three-game suspension from the International League for his part in an arguement with Syracuse manager Tony Beasley in the middle of the fourth inning Friday night. Both were ejected from the game. Afterwards, Backman accused Syracuse of stealing signs and location. Beasley was suspended for two games. By […]
Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta said Gavin Cecchini, the Mets first round selection in the 2012 amateur draft, has fractured the tip of his middle finger, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. DePodesta did not say how long it might take Cecchini to recover from the fracture. “I’m not one to estimate recovery time. Fortunately, he’s already had a pretty full year,” DePodesta added. Cecchini was hitting.250 with one home run and 13 […]
Zack Wheeler’s 11K performance for Double-A Binghamton last night has earned him a promotion. He’s headed to Triple-A Buffalo, the team announced this afternoon. Sandy Alderson also told reporters it was unlikely would pitch in the big leagues this season. The Mets GM said Wheeler has a limit in place of around 150 innings this season, and that will allow him to only pitch through the remainder of the Bisons’ season. Wheeler went 10-6 with a 3.26 […]
The Mets are moving Jenrry Mejia back to the starting rotation said Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta according to comments he made to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Sure enough, today’s media notes from the Buffalo Bisons reported that Mejia will get the start on Monday against the Indianapolis Indians at 7:05 PM. DePodesta explained that Mejia changed his style of pitching once he moved from the rotation to the bullpen and not in a good way. […]
Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet for the week ending July 27th has Mets top prospects RHP Domingo Tapia and LHP Stephen Matz both ranked in their Top 10 at No. 5 and No.6 respectively. Tapia hails from the International arena when the Mets signed him in 2009 as tall, hard throwing 16-year old from Santo Domingo. He is having a solid season for Low-A Savannah where he is 5-2 with a 3.45 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP […]
July 28, 2011 – The Mets trade OF Carlos Beltran and cash to the Giants for RHP Zack Wheeler. Beltran certainly did his part (.323/.369/.551) in San Fran, and he wound up signing a bargain contract with the Cardinals. This year, he’s been one of the NL’s most productive hitters. Although the Giants missed the postseason, it was no fault of Beltran’s. The Mets, though, landed a potential gem in Wheeler. Wheeler, who touches triple digits with his fastball […]
Mets closer Frank Francisco began his rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton today, starting his rehab one day later than initially planned. Francisco was very rusty, allowing one run on three hits, a walk and a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning. Francisco threw 24 pitches, 14 of which were strikes. Francisco, who has been on the disabled list since June 23 with a strained left oblique, was slated to begin his rehab on Tuesday with Class […]
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