Tag: 2014

Harvey Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

Mets RHP Matt Harvey today underwent successful Tommy John surgery to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, according to a statement from the team. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Harvey was diagnosed with a partial tear of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right elbow […]

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Jim Leyland To Step Down As Tigers Manager

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Jim Leyland To Step Down As Tigers Manager

Tiger’s skipper Jim Leyland will not be back at Comerica Park in 2014, says Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports via Twitter. The 68-year old longtime manager informed his players as well as the team following their Game 6 loss in the ALCS to the Boston Redsox that he intends to step down and that it was […]

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Wally Backman Is Expected To Remain Within The Mets Organization

An article by posted on October 19, 2013 0 Comments
Wally Backman Is Expected To Remain Within The Mets Organization

Take this as you will — but Adam Rubin is reporting that Wally Backman will likely be staying with the Mets organization for 2014. According to Rubin, no teams have asked the Mets for permission to speak to Wally Backman for a managerial vacancy — so the Mets believe he will stay with them in […]

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No Multi-Year Deals Expected For Current Mets Players

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
No Multi-Year Deals Expected For Current Mets Players

A source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, “Do not expect any comparable multi-year deals this offseason for players under the Mets’ control.” By comparable, it’s a reference to the 5-year deal Jon Niese signed with the Mets before the 2012 season. Rubin indicates that the best candidates for such a deal would be arbitration […]

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Mets Fans Seeking A Quantum Of Solace

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Fans Seeking A Quantum Of Solace

Quantum: The smallest amount of a physical quantity that can exist independently. Solace: Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress; consolation. After the Chicago White Sox inked Cuban sensation Jose Dariel Abreu to a six-year, $68 million dollar deal – a fair price for one who is expected to produce like Frank Thomas – my inbox began getting […]

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Mets and Johan Santana Are Likely To Part Ways

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets and Johan Santana Are Likely To Part Ways

After undergoing surgery in April to repair a tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder, Johan Santana has begun a throwing program and is making great progress toward his return to pitching in games. Last week, Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger reported that Santana’s agent, Chris Leible, said a return to the Mets isn’t out of […]

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Montero Is More Expendable and Less Valuable? Says Who?

An article by posted on October 16, 2013 0 Comments

Updated Post 10/16 MetsBlog drew an interesting conclusion regarding Rafael Montero after speaking to several Mets insiders: The jury is still out on Montero’s place on a 25-man roster, which is probably why he is more expendable, but also less valuable. First, let me make clear that Rafael Montero has yet to be added to […]

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2013 Season Review: Dillon Gee, RHP

An article by posted on October 16, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Dillon Gee, RHP

DILLON GEE, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS Coming off surgery, the expectations were minimal because the Mets didn’t know what they were getting. The surgery was to repair an artery in his shoulder after experiencing numbness in his hand and fingers. As a “feel’’ pitcher, this type of injury was especially serious because it prevented him from […]

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Developing Young Pitching Is The New Mets Model

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Developing Young Pitching Is The New Mets Model

John Harper pens a piece in Saturday’s New York Daily News urging the Mets to stay with the concept of rebuilding around their young pitching corps. It’s Harper’s contention that the stunning performance of so many young pitching gun’s in this fall’s post season has fortified the Met front office belief that they need to be extraordinarily careful in […]

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We Developed The Pitching, Now It’s Time To Buy The Bats

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
We Developed The Pitching, Now It’s Time To Buy The Bats

You don’t need me to tell you that pitching is what wins in baseball these days. However, the extent that pitching dominates the game may come as a bit of a surprise. The top-10 pitching staffs in terms of team ERA finished with an average record of 92-70 while the teams at the bottom combined […]

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