A couple mornings ago I received a slew of text messages in rapid succession. They were all about the tweet released by FOX’s Ken Rosenthal and Jordany Valdespin’s 50-game suspension. At first, I felt bad. My dark horse in 2013 added a new chapter entitled “PEDs” into the comedic novella he’s called a career. The one I called El Dramático for his propensity to pimp long home runs and throw tantrums when things didn’t follow […]
Travis d’Arnaud hit his first home run since the first week of April tonight as the Binghamton Mets beat the Harrisburg Senators 3-2. The two-run homer was one of two hits for d’Arnaud who is now batting .286 (10-for-35) between Rookie League and Double-A since returning from a broken foot that saw him miss three months of the season. Asked whether the Mets intend to keep the 24-year old catcher at Double-A Binghamton for now, […]
Ike Davis seems to be coming around in recent weeks. Last night, Davis went 3-for-3 with a walk and since returning from his demotion to Triple-A Las Vrgas on July 5, he is hitting .269 (18-67) with 17 walks in 23 games with a .417 on-base percentage ranking him fifth in the National League. Since the All Star break, the Mets first baseman has caught fire and is batting .317/.462/.512 in 41 at-bats over 15 games. During […]
It’s been an up-and-down season for 2011 MLB draft first round pick, Brandon Nimmo. His first full season of professional ball came in 2012 with the Brooklyn Cyclones, where he amassed a .248/.372/.406 line with six homers, 20 doubles, and 40 RBIs in 266 at-bats at Coney Island. With another year of experience under his belt, he was primed to take Savannah by storm in Low-A with the Sand Gnats. He did just that in […]
Travis d’Arnaud met with team doctors in New York today and was cleared to play in minor league games beginning this week, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. D’Arnaud will run the bases on Tuesday and Wednesday, then play in his first game since early April on Thursday. If all goes good and and he can overcome months of rust, we should see him in a September call-up. Sandy Alderson says, more important than […]
And right on cue, Mets OF Juan Lagares has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending July 21. Congratulations, Juan… Now go grab some pine… Damn you, Terry… Original Post 10:00 AM Lagares now batting .398 over his last 11 games with 9 RBIs. More playing time agrees with him. — Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) July 21, 2013 @maggie162 That can only happen with more playing time. Lagares has the […]
Here’s what John Sickels had to say about Cesar Puello in his MiLB Gameday thread… New York Mets prospect Cesar Puello went 1-for-3 with a double for Double-A Binghamton yesterday, giving him a season line of .332/.401/.571 with 16 homers and 23 stolen bases. He’s been particularly hot lately, hitting .361 in his last 10 games with five doubles, a homer, four steals, and a 6/7 BB/K ratio. Tools have never been the problem with the 22-year-old Puello, but he’s […]
Terry Collins might be in sort of a “Save My Job” mode these days as he continues to dumbfound the Mets masses with yet another logical conclusion, albeit a few months too late. “Josh Satin, I just looked up some numbers this morning, he’s hitting .450 against left-handed pitching. He’s going to play against left-handed pitching,” Collins said. “Hey, look, this guy killed left-handed pitching. He’s got two positions he can play, first and third. […]
I asked some of our writers what they felt were the Best and Worst moments for the Mets in the first half, and it looks like the consensus for the best was when we swept the Yankees and the Empire State Building was brightly lit up in Blue and Orange. Daniel Nelson Best Moment: I’d have to say sweeping the Yankees in four games was pretty special. You hang onto moments like that when you […]
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