Mets News & Notes

Wheeler’s Command Not as Bad as it Seems

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler’s Command Not as Bad as it Seems

In a fantastic Fangraphs piece written by Jeff Sullivan, he acknowledges the imperfections in Zack Wheeler’s command and introduces the possibility of the receivers catching Wheeler playing a role in last season’s strike numbers. Sullivan states that Wheeler certainly needs to polish his command to reach his lofty expectations. He’s always walked batters in the […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 7, Nationals 5

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 7, Nationals 5

  The Mets beat the Nationals 7-5 this afternoon at Space Coast Stadium.  The win improved the Mets spring record to 6-7. Daisuke Matsuzaka started and threw 3 2/3 innings, giving up a run on three hits and striking out four. A good outing from Dice K who looks like the favorite to land the […]

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ESPN Releases Their Future Power Rankings

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN Releases Their Future Power Rankings

ESPN released their annual Future Power Rankings (Insider only) today. The panel consisted of Buster Olney, Keith Law and Jim Bowden. Each team is ranked in five categories- Majors (MLB talent), Minors (MiLB talent and depth), Finance, Management, and Mobility (“Do they have a lot of young, cheap players or old immovable guys.”) Once they’ve ranked […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals at 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals at 1:05 PM

The Mets travel to Viera, Fla. this afternoon to play the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium at 1:05 PM. Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the start for the Mets and will oppose Nationals lefthander Ross Detwiler. Terry Collins plans to have Dice-K and Noah Syndergaard piggyback and combine to throw all nine innings. For Syndergaard, this will likely be […]

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While The Cardinals Build, the Mets ‘Rebuild’

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
While The Cardinals Build, the Mets ‘Rebuild’

For most of 2013, whether directly or through carefully planted ‘leaks’, the GM of the Mets let it be known that he, and the organization, were not happy with Ruben Tejada. His weight was an issue, his conditioning questioned. His desire, his effort, his heart, his character were all called into question. All that was […]

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Alderson and Warthen Apologize For Ethnic Slur

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson and Warthen Apologize For Ethnic Slur

The Mets issued statements on behalf of Sandy Alderson and pitching coach Dan Warthen, who used an ethnic slur while conversing with Daisuke Matsuzaka’s interpreter, Jeff Cutler, according to the Wall Street Journal. Here’s what occurred: “Jeff!” Cutler and I turned around. It was Dan Warthen, the Mets pitching coach. “I’m sorry I called you […]

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With the Finances and Everything…

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
With the Finances and Everything…

Here’s something I found in an article by Dan Martin of the New York Post.  almost passed on it because it’s not exactly news, but then thought otherwise. It was something Noah Syndergaard said when asked about his chances of making the Mets Opening Day roster. It wasn’t so much what he said, but how he […]

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Spring Training Recap: Cardinals 6, Mets 4

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Cardinals 6, Mets 4

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Mets 6-4 this afternoon at Tradition Field. The loss dropped the Mets’ record to 5-7 this Spring. John Lannan started and tossed four innings, giving up two runs, none earned, on three hits and struck out five batters. Nice outing for Lannan who retired the last eight batters in a […]

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MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Mets at 1:00 PM

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Mets at 1:00 PM

The New York Mets host the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 PM. John Lannan gets the start against the Cards a day after Terry Collins admitted he’s likely headed to the bullpen as the team’s second left-hander alongside Scott Rice. Lannan opposes right-hander Carlos Martinez. Daniel Murphy is in the lineup after missing time with an injured […]

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Wilmer Flores Continues To Get Look At Shortstop

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Continues To Get Look At Shortstop

Terry Collins told reporters yesterday that Mets infield prospect Wilmer Flores will have “more” opportunities to get reps at shortstop during spring training. Yesterday marked the first start for Flores at short since the 2011 season. The Mets have moved the 22-year old all over the infield over the past two years in an effort […]

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