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Wheeler Still Aiming For That Opening Day Start Against Nats

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler Still Aiming For That Opening Day Start Against Nats

Zack Wheeler hasn’t eased up his quest to pitch on Opening Day, standing firm on his remarks last week to The Post’s Kevin Kernan which you can read below this update. Wheeler ramped up his statements to tell Adam Rubin he aims to be on the mound likely opposing Stephen Strasburg when the Mets open […]

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deGrom Hopes Fast Rise Gives Him Leg Up On Role With Mets

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
deGrom Hopes Fast Rise Gives Him Leg Up On Role With Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that pitching prospect Jacob deGrom hopes his fast rise from St. Lucie to Las Vegas during the 2013 season, continues in 2014. When the Mets added deGrom to the 40-man roster after the 2013 season, it meant an automatic invite to the 2014 big league camp. Rubin shares that while the odds […]

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Mejia Has His Sights on 5th Rotation Spot

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Has His Sights on 5th Rotation Spot

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Jenrry Mejia’s preferred role on this team is in the starting rotation: “You ask me that every year, and I always tell you starter. I like starter. Always.” He acknowledges that the fifth spot in the rotation is up for grabs but he is ready for the […]

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Jeff Walters Armed and Ready To Win Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Jeff Walters Armed and Ready To Win Bullpen Spot

As the Mets players start to trickle down to spring training, some way ahead of schedule, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that right-hander Jeff Walters could be a candidate to break camp with the Mets in the bullpen as suggested by GM Sandy Alderson. Walters saved 38 games last season for Binghamton (AA), which was more than any […]

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Tommy John Surgery Advancements and Matt Harvey

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Tommy John Surgery Advancements and Matt Harvey

After an article on FanGraphs last week put a scare into our expectations for Matt Harvey‘s return from Tommy John surgery, the Wall Street Journal compiles evidence that in fact they return quite the same and in many cases better in their post TJS careers. Michael Salfino writes: In fact, all of the noteworthy starters […]

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MLB Notes: Latest On Drew, Scout View On Tejada, Astros DFA Wallace

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Notes: Latest On Drew, Scout View On Tejada, Astros DFA Wallace

As usually is the case, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had a well-packed article on Sunday that is well worth a read for you baseball diehards. Cafardo said that there was a lot of pressure put on Alex Rodriguez to withdraw his lawsuit against the union according to one prominent player. ”It didn’t go over too well […]

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Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

Marc Carig of Newsday posted a nice piece on Melville, Long Island’s Steven Matz and it was interesting to see what a couple of scouts said about the young lefthander. “If something’s going to get him to the major leagues, it’s going to be the effectiveness of his fastball,” said one rival scout, who believes […]

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Bank of America Has Been Calling the Shots

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
Bank of America Has Been Calling the Shots

When it was learned last week that the Mets refinancing removed previous covenants that capped the team’s payroll figure and restricted spending, it validated what I believed and posted many times that it’s the banks who have been calling the shots. Explaining the consequences of that, the dangerous precedent it sets, and the ill-effects it […]

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DePo Is Feeling Some Good Vibrations

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
DePo Is Feeling Some Good Vibrations

Mets vice president of player development Paul DePodesta told Marc Carig of Newsday that there’s a good vibe around the Mets as spring training approaches on the heels of a disappointing 74-88 season in 2013, “Going into this year, absolutely, there’s a lot more, I don’t even know what you call it,” said DePodesta. “It’s not swagger […]

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The Mets Are Selling, But Are You Buying?

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Selling, But Are You Buying?

Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed a group of season ticket holders and laid down the familiar gauntlet that if the fans flock to Citi Field, the team would spend more. Really? This is nothing new. This front office has often cited attendance as the harbinger to more spending, but I wonder if they understand that it’s […]

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