Mets Thoughts

Replacing Josh Edgin with Brian Matusz

An article by posted on March 17, 2015 0 Comments
Replacing Josh Edgin with Brian Matusz

It has been reported that the Mets are scouting lefty-reliever Brian Matusz. The 28-year-old starter turned reliever has one year left of team control, as a Super Two earner, and is a replacement candidate for Josh Edgin, who was lost for the season due to Tommy John surgery. For Sandy Alderson to acquire Matusz, he […]

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Updated Opening Day Lineup, Rotation, Bench, Bullpen Projections

An article by posted on March 17, 2015 0 Comments
Updated Opening Day Lineup, Rotation, Bench, Bullpen Projections

As things continue to develop in Mets camp and we also consider the season ending injuries to Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin the Opening Day Roster projection sure looks a lot different than my last one in February. Here’s my latest stab at it. Starting Lineup: CF Juan Lagares SS Wilmer Flores 3B David Wright […]

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Wheeler News is Frustrating, But Hardly Shocking or Catastrophic

An article by posted on March 17, 2015 0 Comments
Wheeler News is Frustrating, But Hardly Shocking or Catastrophic

As you have heard by now, Zack Wheeler is out for the season. He has a complete tear of the UCL in his pitching elbow and will require Tommy John Surgery, the same procedure that sidelined Matt Harvey in 2014 and will keep Josh Edgin out of action this year. Is this a frustrating development? […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Hope Springs Eternal, Especially for the Mets

An article by posted on March 16, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Hope Springs Eternal, Especially for the Mets

An MMO Fan Shot by Andy Love As I wrote last year in Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan, since their heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the 2006 playoffs, the Mets have experienced historic collapses to miss the playoffs, baffling player moves, an unprecedented number of injuries to star and potential star players, […]

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Sandy Alderson’s Remarkable Autonomy Window

An article by posted on March 15, 2015 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson’s Remarkable Autonomy Window

My coming of age as a Mets fan evolved, as it were … When I was young I had no idea why the Mets might be good or bad or mediocre. As I got older, unlike my Dad who was preoccupied strictly with events on the field, I began to be aware of problems with […]

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Mets “Going With What We Got” In Bullpen

An article by posted on March 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mets “Going With What We Got” In Bullpen

According to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, the Mets placed less of a priority to acquire a veteran left-handed reliever “not because of money” but because as the team source put it, “we were confident with what we got.” That of course is a complete reversal from the team’s early offseason posture, when they […]

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2015 MMO Top 25 Prospects: Numbers 20-16

An article by posted on March 11, 2015 0 Comments
2015 MMO Top 25 Prospects: Numbers 20-16

No. 20 Jack Leathersich, LHP Age: 24 Height: 5’11 Weight: 200 Bats/Throws: Right/Left Last year: #21 Synopsis: Jack Leathersich has posted huge strikeout numbers at every level proven by his career 15.2 K/9, unfortunately he also walks more than his share as well. He has walked nearly a hitter per inning at Las Vegas while […]

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When The Bullet Hits The Bone

An article by posted on March 10, 2015 0 Comments
When The Bullet Hits The Bone

I wanted to share a conversation I had with a follower on Twitter tonight. It started out talking about Cesar Puello, but quickly veered into the Josh Edgin situation and how I believed the Mets dropped the ball this Winter by not bringing in a proven lefty reliever – which by the way was supposed […]

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We Need To See More Of Fred Wilpon

An article by posted on March 10, 2015 0 Comments
We Need To See More Of Fred Wilpon

I figured Mets owner Fred Wilpon would be around Tradition Field Monday afternoon considering commissioner Rob Manfred was in Port St. Lucie. What you didn’t expect was for Wilpon to talk with manager Terry Collins in his office for about 20 minutes after the game. Collins said Wilpon would be a regular presence during spring training. Let’s […]

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The Harsh Realities Of Cost Control vs. Player Development

An article by posted on March 10, 2015 0 Comments
The Harsh Realities Of Cost Control vs. Player Development

The Mets of recent years, while not experiencing a lot of success at the major league level, have slowly and patiently reconstructed a minor league system that is a consensus top 5 ranked organization. The front office has been patient and careful with this talent, perhaps to a fault. The Mets have been in need of […]

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Will Logjam Keep Syndergaard and Matz in Vegas When They’re Ready?

An article by posted on March 9, 2015 0 Comments
Will Logjam Keep Syndergaard and Matz in Vegas When They’re Ready?

The front end of the Mets rotation is young and looks sharp.  Even as a fan of the NY Mets, I take for granted how deep this pitching is, both in quality and in quantity. Matt Harvey will lead fellow flame throwers Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler in a 1-2-3 punch that will buckle opposing […]

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