With the Mets obvious need for quality relief pitching, especially in pressure situations, what would you say if I told you there was a guy who could step in and step up, and do a fantastic job for the Mets right now? What if I told you he wouldn’t cost anything, not in salary or in players or compensation, but would merely have to be added to the 40-man ML roster? What if I told [...]
In the 2011 MLB Draft, the Mets used their sixth round selection on a high school outfielder from Pennsylvania named Joe Tuschak. Tuschak is a speedy left-handed hitter with some pop, and a talented defender. With the Rookie League season starting up today, I wanted to get this interview posted since I actually spoke to Joe two weeks ago, but was too busy to finish up the transcription. At the time we spoke Joe was [...]
Now that Jenrry Mejia has been moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen at AAA to be groomed for a relief role at Citifield in the not-too-distant future, there are presently only four starters in the Buffalo Bisons rotation: Matt Harvey, Jeurys Familia, Garrett Olson, and Dylan Owen. In a TV interview last night with Bisons broadcaster Ben Wagner, the Herd’s manager Wally Backman stated that [...]
When I came to, the pounding in my head started. Like a jack-hammer inside my skull, and my mouth felt as if it were stuffed with cotton socks. I could feel the cords cutting into my wrists, and my shoulders ached from having my arms wrenched behind my back for what had probably been hours, maybe even days. There was some kind of burlap sack over my head keeping me from seeing my surroundings, and [...]
With an overall won-lost record of 44-12 and a winning pct. of: .786, the St. Lucie Mets have once again captured the first-half Southern Division title in the Florida State League (A+), repeating the feat of a year ago. The incredible record has enabled them to clinch the first-half title nearly two weeks early, as the mid-season point in the FSL does not happen until mid-June. The 2012 team, managed by Ryan Ellis has completely [...]
Things have been extremely quiet on the Brandon Nimmo front this spring. Not much has been written or said about the Mets first-round draft pick from 2011, except for the occasional question regarding whether he’ll begin his season at Kingsport or Brooklyn. Well I spoke to someone last night who has seen Nimmo play everyday this spring. During the course of an interview with Mets 2011 sixth-round pick, outfielder Joe Tuschak, I asked Joe what [...]
Three weeks ago things were tenuous for Mets left-handed pitching prospect Steven Matz. The Mets top draft pick (second round, 72nd overall) in the 2009 Amateur Draft, injured his elbow before pitching in any professional games, and underwent Tommy John Surgery on May 18th, 2010. He was expected back by the middle of last season, but that never materialized as a series of minor setbacks forced the Mets to shut him down for 2011. I [...]
From the comment thread on Hojo’s article today about Egbert’s recall. Metsie wrote something, and I started to respond, and then I said “what the hell.” This is a blog site. Post a blog. So here it is, with inspiration from the unsinkable Metsie, and of course Joe D. Metsie said: There are a lot of “Fans” who don’t know anything and go solely on the BA List of prospects! If BA doesn’t mention them [...]
A Day In Pictures Jenrry Mejia follows through after delivering a pitch in the first inning. I had gotten to the ballpark in New Britain on Thursday morning at around 9am for a 10:35 start time. I really wanted to get some coffee and eat breakfast but that would have to wait until I went up to the press-box about 45 minutes before game time. In the meantime I snapped off a few pictures for [...]
NL East Standings
Last updated: 06/18/2013
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