Tag: 2012

2013 Comeback Player of the Year Candidate – Marlon Byrd

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Comeback Player of the Year Candidate – Marlon Byrd

Andy Martino of the Daily News, spoke to a person with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking who said that the Mets are more likely to keep Marlon Byrd this summer, rather than trade him before the Trade Deadline on July 31. We can debate the pros and cons of that, but I want to […]

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2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

Former-Met Scott Hairston was dealt on Monday to the Washington Nationals after struggling mightily with the Cubs in 2013. While in hot pursuit of free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, Chicago swept Hairston out from under the feet of the Amazin’s front office, forcing Sandy’s “What Outfield?” Mets into the spotlight. Many, myself included, criticized Alderson for […]

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Harvey’s Diminished Effectiveness After 100 Pitches Thrown

An article by posted on July 9, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey’s Diminished Effectiveness After 100 Pitches Thrown

As I mentioned in my previous post, Matt Harvey threw a season-high 121 pitches last night for the second time this season. Here’s some interesting data from ESPN on Harvey’s diminished effectiveness when he surpasses 100 pitches. There’s a clear case to be made to be wary of using Harvey after 100 pitches anyway: According to […]

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MLB Scout Says If Mets Are Serious About Competing In 2014, They Won’t Trade Parnell

An article by posted on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Scout Says If Mets Are Serious About Competing In 2014, They Won’t Trade Parnell

As Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported yesterday from a team source, Bill Madden of the Daily News, confirms that the Mets may not be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. The article also quotes a major league scout who hypothesizes that the Mets could be tempted to deal Bobby Parnell to the […]

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Emotional Trade: Torres 2012 for Pagan 2013-2016

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
Emotional Trade: Torres 2012 for Pagan 2013-2016

Last year, the Mets whiffed on a trade that brought Ramon Ramirez and Andres Torres to New York in exchange for Angel Pagan. The deal was supposed to deal one of the Mets many outfielders, for a need which was middle relief and also bring in a veteran outfielder to fill the gap. Ramirez never […]

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This Time – It’s About Mechanics Not Excuses With Ike

An article by posted on June 25, 2013 0 Comments
This Time – It’s About Mechanics Not Excuses With Ike

In 2012, Ike Davis had valley fever. In 2012, Ike Davis was rusty because he had missed so much playing time in 2011. In 2012, the hitting approach impacted Ike Davis negatively. In 2012, Ike Davis didn’t have enough lineup protection or he was shuffled around the order too much. In 2012, Ike Davis should […]

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Plawecki Homers, Drives In Four In St. Lucie Debut

An article by posted on June 21, 2013 0 Comments
Plawecki Homers, Drives In Four In St. Lucie Debut

Catcher Kevin Plawecki slammed a two-out, three-run homer in his first at-bat with Advanced-A St. Lucie last night, who beat Palm Beach by the score of 8-6. The 2012 first round draft pick added an RBI-double and went 2-for-5 with four RBIs in the game. Plawecki, Jayce Boyd and Bret Mitchell had been promoted from Savannah to […]

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RHP Michael Fulmer Continues to Rehab From Knee Surgery

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
RHP Michael Fulmer Continues to Rehab From Knee Surgery

Michael Fulmer is continuing his road to recovery from knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus earlier this spring. After throwing five innings last week in an extended spring training game, the right-handed pitcher threw another four innings on Wednesday. In talking with people on twitter, Fulmer said he’s expecting to make one more start before taking […]

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MLB Young Guns: Zack Wheeler Scouting Report

An article by posted on June 18, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Young Guns: Zack Wheeler Scouting Report

The Mets plan to temporarily demote Zack Wheeler to the minors after tonight’s start, then officially re-promote him Tuesday for his next scheduled start at the Chicago White Sox, according to ESPN New York. Because Wheeler is technically the Mets’ 26th player for today’s doubleheader, they can demote him after today’s game without the requirement he […]

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A Molina Home Run Followed By Two Collapses: AKA The Good Ol’ Days

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
A Molina Home Run Followed By Two Collapses: AKA The Good Ol’ Days

In four decades of rooting for the Mets my most painful memory, without a doubt, was when Yadier Molina deposited an Aaron Heilman pitch over the wall in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. I literally could not believe what I saw. Seeing is believing—but not in this case. 2006, like 1986, was OUR year. The […]

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