Mets News & Notes

Francesa Rips Alderson, Says He’s Failed Miserably

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Francesa Rips Alderson, Says He’s Failed Miserably

Mike Francesa had harsh criticism for Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins who he says have been “God awful” this season. “Sandy walked into an easy gig for a GM. Everybody knew whatever GM came in would get a free pass running the Mets for their first two years. It was a no-brainer, rebuild and dump […]

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More Mets Static

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
More Mets Static

It was almost miraculous. I turned on WOR coming home from watching Darin Gorski throw a masterful two-hit, complete game in Binghamton and the reception was crystal clear. Learning Jacob deGrom had left the game with a 2-0 lead I was elated. First Rafael Montero‘s 10 strikeout performance and now deGrom, both pitching like the […]

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Alderson Hints Collins Is Safe… For Now…

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Hints Collins Is Safe… For Now…

Monday’s firing of Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens clearly placed manager Terry Collins on the hot seat despite assurances from Sandy Alderson that he was safe. “I think this is in response to a specific situation,” Alderson said when asked about Collins. “Nothing else should be read into it by any means.” Additionally, multiple sources […]

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ESPN: Management is Ruining the Mets

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Management is Ruining the Mets

In an article for ESPN Insider (subscription required), Paul Swydan writes that Mets management is ruining the Mets. Among some of his arguments was his view on how Sandy Alderson has handled the team’s still unresolved first base situation, which he believes was the most telling sign that things were going to be bad this season. […]

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Vic Black Recalled After Mets Release Valverde

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Vic Black Recalled After Mets Release Valverde

After Jose Valverde was released today, Sandy Alderson announced that Vic Black will be flying back from Las Vegas to join the Mets bullpen in his place. Valverde was released after a disastrous outing that saw him give up four runs in the Mets 5-3 loss to the Pirates on Monday. He ends his Mets […]

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MMO Game Recap: Pirates 5, Mets 3

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Pirates 5, Mets 3

The Mets squared off against the Pittsburgh Pirates today at Citi Field, with rookie Jacob deGrom making his third major league start against Brandon Cumpton. What you should know: deGrom was solid, pitching 6 and 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and striking out four. He also walked five Pirates hitters, but limited the damage and […]

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Memorial Day Game Thread: Pirates vs Mets, 1:10 PM

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Memorial Day Game Thread: Pirates vs Mets, 1:10 PM

The Mets will open a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Memorial Day at Citi Field, with the first pitch at 1:10 PM. The game will be televised on SNY and broadcast on WOR. Jacob deGrom (0-2, 2.77) will make his third start for the Mets, opposed by fellow righty Brandon Cumpton (0-1, 4.26) for the Bucs, who was just […]

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Lucas Duda and Chris Young Have Been Clogging Up The Works

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda and Chris Young Have Been Clogging Up The Works

The middle of the lineup, the part that is most responsible for driving in runs, has become the team’s “soft underbelly” and a “weakness” that is too often exposed, writes Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “This all comes down to talent evaluation and the willingness to spend money,” he writes. The Mets chose […]

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D’Arnaud Homers in Rehab Game, Could Return Wednesday

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D’Arnaud Homers in Rehab Game, Could Return Wednesday

May 25 Travis d’Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and caught five innings in his first rehab game with Double-A Binghamton on Sunday. D’Arnaud is expected to DH on Monday before catching one more game on Tuesday, according to Adam Rubin. After that, he could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Wednesday. […]

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Gee Had His Bullpen Cancelled, Could Be Out Longer Than Initially Expected

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
Gee Had His Bullpen Cancelled, Could Be Out Longer Than Initially Expected

Sandy Alderson announced on Sunday that Dillon Gee was uncomfortable before throwing his scheduled bullpen this afternoon, and that the team decided to “back off” and cancel it. The Mets GM gave no further specifics other than to say that his expected return on June 5th now looks unrealistic. Initially, Gee was expected to miss […]

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