Tag: 2013

Jon Niese, The Improbable Ace

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Jon Niese, The Improbable Ace

Dave Cameron of FanGraphs wrote a report for ESPN Insider, and listed Jon Niese as one of three left-handed starters that is developing into an unexpected ace. “Niese shares are a lot of similarities with a young James Shields. His average fastball velocity is around 90 mph, and to balance it out he leans heavily on his cut fastball […]

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Recap Of Mets Conference Call

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Recap Of Mets Conference Call

Here’s a recap of tonight’s conference call with Sandy Alderson who fielded questions from beat writers and reporters. 6:40 PM – Alderson begins apologizing to writers, thanking Dickey. “The final chapter has not been written, but it has been an extraordinary career.” (Rubin) 6:41 PM - Alderson says it was an “extraordinary privilege” to have Dickey […]

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Sandy Alderson Is The Great Pretender

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Is The Great Pretender

I’m so fed up with this lingering R.A. Dickey situation. Make a decision one way or the other and move on already. Sandy Alderson says a lot of things, most of which end up ringing hollow or untrue. You just never know what to believe with him, and he never answers any questions directly. He […]

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Where Does Wilmer Flores Wind Up Now?

An article by posted on December 9, 2012 0 Comments
Where Does Wilmer Flores Wind Up Now?

Pete asks: Now that David Wright will be our third baseman until 2020, what is the future of third base prospect Wilmer Flores? Do you think he’ll be moved to the outfield, or will he be traded? Sean Kenny replies: First – Wilmer Flores and outfield should not be mentioned in the same sentence unless it is […]

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NY Post: Pieces Of A Playoff Team Falling Into Place For Mets

An article by posted on December 1, 2012 0 Comments
NY Post: Pieces Of A Playoff Team Falling Into Place For Mets

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post projects a very rosy outlook for the Mets now that the team has signed third baseman David Wright. He speculates that with Wright firmly entrenched as the Mets cornerstone, the pieces of a playoff team are falling into place. The long-term starting rotation has Jon Niese (signed to a […]

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MMO Mailbag: GCL Team Returns For 2013 – Why’d They Leave?

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: GCL Team Returns For 2013 – Why’d They Leave?

JetsMets13 asks: I read that the Mets will be re-opening their Gulf Coast affiliate for the 2013 season. I was wondering why they would do that after shutting down operations for only one year. The more I thought about it I wondered if closing that affiliate is why they were unable to sign half of […]

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Metsmerized Hall of Fame: Jerry Koosman, LHP

An article by posted on November 26, 2012 0 Comments
Metsmerized Hall of Fame: Jerry Koosman, LHP

Last week Mets Merized Online rolled out our Metsmerized Hall of Fame. We will be enshrining one player each week until our five founding members are all unveiled. So far, we’ve selected Tom Seaver in week one, and Keith Hernandez in week two. After our five Founding Members are selected, we will ask you, our readers, to […]

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Surveying The Mets Landscape One Area At A Time

An article by posted on November 6, 2012 0 Comments
Surveying The Mets Landscape One Area At A Time

What frightens me most about this coming offseason as compared to the last 3-4 is the enormity of moves that will be required to fill the vastness of areas that need correcting if we are to make a dent in the standings in 2013 to 2015. Whereas in off-seasons past where each year had 2-3 items on our list […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Bobby Parnell, RHP

An article by posted on October 31, 2012 0 Comments

BOBBY PARNELL, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Actually, considering his new role entering spring training, the expectations of Bobby Parnell – he of the fastball of 100 mph. – were minimal. Parnell could not seize the closer, set-up and even starter roles when given the opportunity in previous seasons, so the Mets dropped him to the seventh inning […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Jonathan Niese, LHP

An article by posted on October 17, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Jonathan Niese, LHP

JONATHAN NIESE, LHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Jonathan Niese was another Mets pitcher who went into spring training coming off an injury. He pulled a right rib cage muscle in Sept. 2011, while pitching against the Phillies and was shut down. Two years earlier, Niese’s season ended with a severely pulled hamstring. While the Mets weren’t worried […]

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