We will be starting a new feature here at MMO called “The Keepers”. This feature will look at who has earned a roster spot for 2013 based off of their performance this season and in previous years. This season, though fun while it lasted, was never really about contention. Coming into the season we all hoped we could compete, but we all expected what we have been seeing lately. This season was about evaluation. Who [...]
With the news of Byrdak going down the door has opened for Josh Edgin to show his stuff. Edgin, 25, excelled for Triple-A Buffalo and as a result pitched his way onto the Major League roster as our second lefty. Now with Byrdak out he becomes the number one guy and has a chance to earn that spot for next season. Byrdak will be a free agent come years end and if the Mets decide [...]
I bet if most Mets fans took a guess as to who had the most errors on the team this season they probably would get it right. But, the answer to that question does not mean that the player with the most errors has played poor defense. In fact, for this particular team that player has actually met expectations and maybe even exceeded them. The player I am referring to is Daniel Murphy, but like I said that [...]
Right now the Mets outfield situation is a disaster. Who would have thought that not one single player would solidify himself this season as a starter for 2013. Just about everyone we have thrown out there has left something to be desired. There is still time for that to change, but time is running out quickly. The Amazin: Where would we be without Scott Hairston? He is so scary good against lefties that he bats cleanup for [...]
Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler is currently making his much anticipated debut for Triple-A Buffalo. The game will be rebroadcast on SNY with coverage starting at 7:00 PM. Wheeler dominated Double-A this season to the tune of a 10-6 mark, with a 3.26 ERA. He gave up just 92 hits and struck out 117 batters in 116 innings pitched . As a bonus you may also get to see Matt Den Dekker in the lineup, although he has struggled [...]
“Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes”. The Famous line from the movie The Godfather seems somewhat fitting for how the Mets looked in July. They looked like they were dead in the water. Now as the calendar has turned to August it seems as though they have come up for air and are beginning to steady the ship. The starting pitching has picked things up over the past week keeping the Mets in games, even [...]
Kelly Shoppach would be a great addition to the Mets as he bats right handed with some power, which is something we could really use from our backstops. His best season came with Cleveland where he hit 21 home runs back in 2008. After he left the Indians he struggled for a few seasons with Tampa Bay, but appears to have rebounded with the Red Sox this season. Shoppach, 32, is a free agent to [...]
What did Jose Reyes think was going to happen? Did he really think the Miami Marlins were not going to have another fire sale? They have one about every five years and this one seems to be right on cue. This one may not include all of their top young talent, but it will sure gut the team leaving probably just Morrison, Stanton, and Reyes. I know Jose has to be happy he got his money, but [...]
Sandy’s comments on Monday regarding the Mets organizational shift from buyers to sellers really pissed me off. I swear this guy doesn’t make any sense. I don’t get the whole buyer and seller thing. We should be builders and that includes both buying and selling. To be competitive we need to add players who fit this team and address some of the needs we currently have. Here is a look at two guys who could not only help us this [...]
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Last updated: 06/19/2013
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