Las Vegas 14, Fresno 3 The 51s bats were in full force, putting the game out of reach by the first inning with a five-spot. — Collin McHugh had a great outing today, going seven innings and allowing four hits while being charged with two unearned runs. He walked nobody and struck out five. McHugh had the offense behind him for the duration of the game so it was just a matter of not imploding [...]
Las Vegas 4, Fresno 3 Darin Gorski had a decent outing and the late hitting for the 51s sealed the win, 4-3. — Darin Gorski had a solid outing, going five innings allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits, walking four and striking out three. Gorski did not exhibit solid command, but managed to miss the bats enough to walk away with a respectable start. Gorski will always be a contact pitcher, and the development [...]
Las Vegas 51s 10, Sacramento River Cats 5 The 51s had a rougher start to their season behind a shaky first outing for their star pitcher. Zack Wheeler got the opening day nod for Las Vegas and came out of the gate erratic but still exhibiting the mid-90′s fastball and hard curveball. Wheeler went three and one-third innings, throwing 86 pitches, allowing two runs on three hits, walking and striking out three each. Wheeler never seemed [...]
Wilmer Flores played second base yesterday in a Spring Training game for the Mets. Flores did not embarrass himself defensively and looked to have an idea offensively. So after roughly six innings it is safe to christen a man with 0 AB above Double-A with the starting second base job? No. Nope. Nah. Negative. Not Yet. Flores has even less MiLB experience at 2B than Daniel Murphy did when he tried a similar transition, and [...]
Jerome asks: Is there a chance that the Mets could check in on Cubs centerfielder Tony Campana? With Scott Hairston joining a crowded outfield situation in Chicago, Campana seems to be the odd man out now. Given the latest on the Michael Bourn front it seems unlikely that the Mets will sign him so why not go after Campana and add some speed and defense to the team via that route? Thoughts on a few [...]
After the writer formerly known as Satish took his take on prospects 20-16, I will continue the list that is working its way down to the final ten. As I mentioned in the first post of the series, which you can read here, the list was compiled after much deliberation, arguing, and name-calling. 15. Vicente Lupo, OF Height: 6’0 Weight: 180 LBS Age: 19 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Signed as an international free agent in July of [...]
It’s that time of the year again when Metsmerized rolls out their annual Mets Top 25 Prospects. This will be the first of many posts referencing the Mets and their newly reloaded minor league system. This list was comprised using three individual prospect lists from MMO’s Sean Kenny, Satish Ram and Joe D.. After much conjecture and arguing, it ultimately resulted and concluded the final order in which each of these 25 promising young Mets prospects [...]
Andrew asks: I know there is no way the Marlins would trade Stanton to us, but I see a few other solid young outfielders that could help the Mets in a big way. What about Mark Trumbo of the Angels, A.J. Pollock from the Dbacks, or Gary Brown from the Giants? Trumbo would be the most ideal, but the other two could be good pieces too. Brown could be an ideal leadoff hitter with speed which we lack. Thoughts? Sean [...]
Hitman asks: What are the chances of Hamilton Bennett being this upcoming season’s Josh Edgin when it comes to making the jump through AA & AAA? Here’s a 24 year old lefty that, like Edgin, has done a great job the previous 2 seasons in Savannah & PSL. Last season, although he had trouble vs right handed hitters (.270, 3.78 ERA Vs RHBs), if his 2nd half isn’t any indication (1-2, 1.53 ERA), he could be someone to keep an [...]
Updated by Joe D. at 6:05 PM R.A. Dickey tweeted a fond farewell to Mets fans this afternoon, writing: “Now that it’s official, I want to say that I don’t have the words to express how grateful I am to you for the steadfast support and encouragement I received from all of you. I’ve always felt that there was a connection beyond the uniform. Thank you for making me feel wanted.” Original post by Sean [...]
With the last hurdle of the R.A. Dickey to Toronto deal approaching, the trade is as good as done. In this deal, the Mets will be giving up Dickey, Josh Thole and an unannounced prospect who isn’t believed to be a top-ranked player. The Mets will be receiving MLB catcher John Buck, catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard and a player to be named later, also of the same level as the other [...]
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