Gilmartin, Montero, Verrett Could Fill Sixth Starter Role

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Gilmartin, Montero, Verrett Could Fill Sixth Starter Role

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets could turn to one of Sean Gilmartin or Logan Verrett as a sixth starter during the first half of the season. I would also add Rafael Montero into that equation as well. That is based on comments made by general manager Sandy Alderson on Wednesday, who said the […]

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Should The Mets Deal Or Keep Alejandro De Aza

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Should The Mets Deal Or Keep Alejandro De Aza

At the press conference on Wednesday, re-introducing Yoenis Cespedes to the masses to make his new contract official, the issue of what Alejandro De Aza‘s role will be came up when Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters afterward. Naturally, he’s expected to be on the bench ready, willing, and able to play all three outfield positions. But perhaps, that […]

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Platooning From A Position of Strength

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Platooning From A Position of Strength

I was watching MLB Network this morning as they did a replay of yesterday’s episode of ‘MLB Now’ with Brian Kenny. Dick Scott, the Mets new bench coach, was on the phone. The questions were about prospects and was there anyone he considered able to assist the major league team this season. The former Director […]

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2015 Mets Contact Rates: A Tale Of Quality vs. Quantity

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2015 Mets Contact Rates: A Tale Of Quality vs. Quantity

It used to be you could tell when a ball was hit hard because it made a loud noise and it moved quickly through the air. Now, according to Baseball Information Solutions, you need an algorithm … “BIS now records certain hard data (duration of hang time and landing location) with the observed hit type […]

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The Times, They Are A Changin’

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The Times, They Are A Changin’

From all accounts, there was something different about the media session Mets GM Sandy Alderson held with reporters on Wednesday. When the subject turned to spending and payroll and what those two would look like in the future, there wasn’t the typical defensive posture or the always omnipresent vagueness that we’ve become so accustomed to […]

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Mets, Familia Reach Agreement, Avoiding Arbitration

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Mets, Familia Reach Agreement, Avoiding Arbitration

The Mets avoided arbitration with closer Jeurys Familia on Wednesday, agreeing upon a one-year, $4.1 million deal, per reports. Familia, 26, emerged as a star in 2015, taking over the closer’s role and notching 43 saves and a league-high 65 games finished. Familia had an ERA of 1.85 and a WHIP of 1.00, striking out […]

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Mets To Wear ’86 Uniforms Throughout New Season

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Mets To Wear ’86 Uniforms Throughout New Season

In honor of the 30th anniversary of their last World Championship, the Mets will wear their 1986 uniforms multiple times throughout this season, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The original design of those iconic 1986 uniforms were he brainchild of die-hard Met fan and acclaimed artist Joe Petruccio, who does a brilliant job […]

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Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

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Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

After the Yoenis Cespedes press conference at Citi Field on Wednesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson fielded a couple of questions from reporters about the team, payroll and even something near and dear to all of our hearts – extension deals for some of our young pitchers. Sandy Alderson said it’s possible that extension talks for […]

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Yoenis Cespedes: Me and My Teammates Have Unfinished Business To Take Care Of

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Yoenis Cespedes: Me and My Teammates Have Unfinished Business To Take Care Of

Yoenis Cespedes was officially introduced to the media in a press conference held on Wednesday at Citi Field. After a brief introduction by general manager Sandy Alderson, Cespedes answered questions through interpreter Melissa Rodriguez. “I know this team has everything it needs to continue on what we started last year. Now that it’s official, I can […]

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Harsh Realities Await Mets on Opening Day

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Harsh Realities Await Mets on Opening Day

gut-wrench-ing: adjective; extremely unpleasant or upsetting. Two months from today, the Mets will have to endure something that no team before has ever suffered through. A fan base that has sat through its share of heartache will have yet another chapter written and it’s completely out of everyone’s control. Coming off of an amazing season in which […]

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