Tag: AAA

The Other Side of Neon: A Painfully Honest Look at Baseball in the Desert

An article by posted on September 8, 2016 0 Comments
The Other Side of Neon: A Painfully Honest Look at Baseball in the Desert

It was spring 1982 when this 16 year-old fan heard the worst news imaginable from his parents: “We’re moving to Las Vegas.” Who could’ve imagined that three decades later, the Mets, to a small degree, would follow me here. With the recent announcement of a 2-year extension in Las Vegas, I decided to blog about the […]

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Nimmo, Ynoa Earn Team MVP Awards, Rivera Wins Mayor’s Trophy

An article by posted on August 27, 2016 0 Comments
Nimmo, Ynoa Earn Team MVP Awards, Rivera Wins Mayor’s Trophy

With the Pacific Coast League regular season is coming to a close, the Las Vegas 51s have announced their year-end awards. T.J. Rivera was given the Mayor’s Trophy. Each year, the Mayor’s Trophy is given to the best player on the 51s as voted on by the fans. A 2011 undrafted amateur free agent, Rivera certainly […]

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Mets Promote Pitching Prospect Robert Gsellman

An article by posted on August 22, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Promote Pitching Prospect Robert Gsellman

With the Mets putting Steven Matz on the disabled list with a mild strain in his rotator cuff, the Mets are promoting Robert Gsellman from AAA Las Vegas. The 23-year old Gsellman was the Mets 2011 13th round draft pick out of Westchester High School in Los Angeles, CA. He started the year with AA Binghamton, and he worked […]

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New Month, Same Old Problems, As Collins Mismanages His Way To A Loss

An article by posted on August 2, 2016 0 Comments
New Month, Same Old Problems, As Collins Mismanages His Way To A Loss

New month, a new player, same old problems.  Having a Triple-A team in Las Vegas, or approximately 2,250 miles from your big league club is just one of the things that burned the Mets in the Subway Series opener Monday night. In what feels like a terminal condition, the Mets were playing with a 23 […]

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Josh Smoker Will Be the 26th Man Tonight

An article by posted on July 26, 2016 0 Comments
Josh Smoker Will Be the 26th Man Tonight

Pursuant to Major League Baseball’s 26th Man Rule, the Mets have elected to call-up Josh Smoker from AAA to be available in the bullpen for the second game of tonight’s single admission twilight doubleheader between the Mets and the Cardinals at Citi Field. Smoker was the former 2007 first round draft pick of the Washington […]

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Michael Conforto Will Be Better Than Any Trade Deadline Acquisition

An article by posted on July 18, 2016 0 Comments
Michael Conforto Will Be Better Than Any Trade Deadline Acquisition

Now that the All Star Game has come and gone and the non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, Major League Baseball is in full pennant race mode. Teams are assessing their needs and targeting the players who could fulfill those needs. Given the state of the Mets offense, the team needs a bat […]

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Candidates for Matt Harvey’s Rotation Spot

An article by posted on July 7, 2016 0 Comments
Candidates for Matt Harvey’s Rotation Spot

The news that Matt Harvey may miss a significant amount of time due to the possibility that he may have thoracic outlet syndrome is devastating to not only Harvey himself, but also to the Mets rotation. While Harvey was struggling all year with a 4.86 ERA, he is also a pitcher who the Mets counted on in […]

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Lack of Mets Minor League Development At Crux Of Offensive Struggles

An article by posted on June 16, 2016 0 Comments
Lack of Mets Minor League Development At Crux Of Offensive Struggles

It was only natural to watch last Thursday’s coverage of the MLB Draft and hope the Mets would stockpile some future offensive stars. Such additions would obviously be a few years away from contribution, but with the offense sputtering the way it has been for the last month, it would be nice to know that […]

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Mets Discussed Moving Walker To 3B, Promoting Herrera To Take Over 2B

An article by posted on June 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Discussed Moving Walker To 3B, Promoting Herrera To Take Over 2B

I thought I’d drop this information from Adam Rubin in this post because right to the heart of what David argued so well in this article this morning. “The Mets have internally discussed Neil Walker getting time at third base with Dilson Herrera at second base, and Walker told Collins he is on board, but […]

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Harvey Should Be In Vegas Where Viola Could Help Get Him Right

An article by posted on May 26, 2016 0 Comments
Harvey Should Be In Vegas Where Viola Could Help Get Him Right

The Mets have made the wrong decision to give Matt Harvey another shot Monday.  In fact, it should actually be Matt who makes the choice for himself. He  needs to take some time to go to AAA and get right. It could be a watershed selfless moment for him. The competitor in him should realize, […]

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Kevin Plawecki’s Chance to Shine

An article by posted on April 26, 2016 0 Comments
Kevin Plawecki’s Chance to Shine

There are a number of ways to analyze Travis d’Arnaud‘s shoulder problems. It can be used as another example of the narrative that he’s injury prone. It could be used to explain his poor start at the plate. It could be used to explain why the Reds were five-for-five in stolen base attempts on Monday. It can […]

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