Tag: AAA

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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Not Another Valdespin Story

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Not Another Valdespin Story

This story isn’t about Jordany Valdespin, this story is about the N.Y. Mets and their borderline comical PR machinations. The Mets had another major twist in the Valdespin saga yesterday. On this episode of How the Valde-spins, Jordany was notified that he would be demoted to AAA where he could get regular at bats. Jordany […]

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Mets Sign RHP Giancarlo Alvarado To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on June 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign RHP Giancarlo Alvarado To Minor League Deal

The New York Mets have signed a minor league agreement with Mexican League pitcher Giancarlo Alvarado. The 35-year-old right hander has officially signed with the team, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Previously with the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican League, Alvarado was 0-2 with a 4.03 ERA over 38 innings […]

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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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What Nobody Wants To Know About Ike Davis

An article by posted on June 13, 2013 0 Comments
What Nobody Wants To Know About Ike Davis

Yes. This was a year too late. While most Met fans were jumping for joy when Ike Davis re-discovered his swing in the second half of last year, I was one of the few who preferred demoting him to AAA to rework his swing and more importantly his mindset. I’m not saying I was right, […]

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Ankiel Signing Proved To Be A Big Waste Of Time

An article by posted on June 9, 2013 0 Comments
Ankiel Signing Proved To Be A Big Waste Of Time

The Rick Ankiel era has come to and end with the Mets. The veteran center fielder has been designated for assignment and can choose to accept the assignment to AAA or elect free agency. My guess is the latter. Taking his place will be Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who is already on his way to the big league club after […]

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