Tag: AAA

Bobby Abreu… the Bell that Tolls for Ike?

An article by posted on April 6, 2014 0 Comments
Bobby Abreu… the Bell that Tolls for Ike?

The Mets are coming to the realization that they are not going to get much in return via trade for Ike Davis. With Lucas Duda being named the starter (at least for now), one does have to wonder… was the signing of Bobby Abreu a harbinger of Ike’s ultimate release? Sandy Alderson commented earlier in […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: No Excuses, Put Syndergaard In The Rotation

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: No Excuses, Put Syndergaard In The Rotation

Coming off a solid two-inning performance against the Atlanta Braves in his first spring start, Noah Syndergaard drew rave reviews from Mets personnel, fans and bloggers alike. Many of those fans have begun clamoring for the young righty to begin the season in the Mets starting rotation despite the front office’s plan to wait until sometime […]

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Spring Training Battles: Will Consistency be Rewarded at First Base?

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Battles: Will Consistency be Rewarded at First Base?

In an article written Monday for the New York Post, Ken Davidoff asked 30 questions, one for each major league team as they head to spring training. Of the Mets, Davidoff asked the following. “Who is the starting first baseman, and does the loser of the Ike Davis/Lucas Duda competition stick around?” The answer to […]

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Mets Opening Day Lineup, Rotation, Bullpen Projections

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Lineup, Rotation, Bullpen Projections

As we close in on February and closer to the start of Spring Training, here’s my take on what our Lineup, Bench, Rotation and Bullpen should be to open the season. Note: This is not what I think will happen, but what I would do if I were making the decisions. Starting Lineup 1. Chris Young, RF […]

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Winter Meetings: Bullpen Much Improved, But Mets Looking For Late-Inning Reliever

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Winter Meetings: Bullpen Much Improved, But Mets Looking For Late-Inning Reliever

It’s not even Christmas, but it’s not too early to start looking at the bullpen for 2014.  The 40 man roster currently has eight relievers.  There are 6 or 7 open spots come Opening Day. Sandy Alderson is said to be looking for at least one late-inning reliever. Anthony DiComo of Mets.com reported that the Mets are […]

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The Twelve Percent Solution? The 2005 Edition

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Twelve Percent Solution?  The 2005 Edition

I previously posed the question if a player can develop plate discipline at the minor league level to lay off bad pitches, does that translate into major league success?  Let’s do a little rewind to see how a 12% walk rate translated over time, shall we? Over the course of 502 plate appearances, a 12% […]

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Mejia Has Bone Spur Removed, Looking Ahead To 2014 Rotation

An article by posted on August 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mejia Has Bone Spur Removed, Looking Ahead To 2014 Rotation

Good news… The Mets announced that Jenrry Mejia had successful surgery to remove the bone spur that was wreaking havoc on his right elbow. Everything went well, and Jenrry will have plenty of time to get ready for next Spring. I didn’t want to write an entire post on this so I thought I’d add […]

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Manuel Out; Sandberg In

An article by posted on August 16, 2013 0 Comments
Manuel Out; Sandberg In

Update 3:20 PM According to ESPN, the Phillies made the decision not to renew Manuel’s contract, so the decision to part ways now was made to see what Sandberg can do. Manuel, to his credit, pulled no punches. He made it clear he did not resign, saying “”I’m mad because they took the best seat […]

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Niese Completes Rehab, Slated To Start Sunday Against D’Backs

An article by posted on August 7, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Completes Rehab, Slated To Start Sunday Against D’Backs

Updated by Joe D. Jon Niese made his final rehab start last night for Double-A Binghamton. In his final tuneup before a start against the Diamondbacks in Arizona on Sunday. Niese pitched 5.0 innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six batters. Upon activating Niese, the Mets […]

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It’s Too Soon To Write Valdespin Off

An article by posted on July 29, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Too Soon To Write Valdespin Off

Every so often there’s a player that everybody loves to hate. In the past it was players like Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo, and even Mike Pelfrey to some extent towards the end of his Mets tenure. This year it’s Jordany Valdespin. Whether it’s because of his attitude rubbing people the wrong way or his statistics, […]

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