Update: 1:30 PM Paul Casella, of MLB.com, has reported that Wheeler’s call-up could come as early as this Monday. Casella states Zack Wheeler’s big-league promotion has seemed imminent for days now with the most recent sign of a looming call-up coming on Monday. ESPN reported Wheeler’s first start would come next Friday. Jay Horwitz, the club’s vice president of media relations, flew across the country on the team’s off day last Monday to meet with […]
With the Miami Marlins rolling into Citi Field tonight and the memory of their sweep over the Mets still fresh in our minds, here is some added incentive for the Mets to come out swinging this evening. Entering tonight’s contest, the Mets are hitting .228 as a team, baseball’s second-worst average. The only team worse is… wait for it… the Miami Marlins, who are just one-thousandth of a percentage behind with .227 average. Andrew Keh […]
New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon told Lynn Worthy of the Press & Sun-Bulletin, that he remains committed to the organization’s focus on player development that general manager Sandy Alderson has championed since being hired in October 2010. Wilpon visited Double-A Binghamton yesterday and preached patience and satisfaction with the plan. “There’s a plan. You can’t change the plan every year. OK? Sandy [Alderson], it’s taken him two or three years to get the plan […]
With the MLB Draft on tap this evening, it’s a good time to look at the unforgiving road to The Show. A little over 60 percent of first rounders make it to the big leagues—that’s a little more than half. We aren’t even talking about being an impact player, we are talking about playing in a major league game. And after that first round, the percentages slowly dip as you get deeper into every draft. […]
JOE (DAVID) McEWING VS. RANDY (GOLIATH) JOHNSON Deserved or not, certain players earn a reputation for “owning” certain opponents. Long in the tooth Met fans (like myself) will recall how Tom Seaver was able to dominate many of his era’s greatest hitters but would look like he was throwing batting practice to an otherwise unremarkable infielder by the name of Woody Woodward. Woodward bounced around the league for parts of nine seasons in the ‘60’s […]
There aren’t many pitchers that pitch seven innings of scoreless baseball, and you can say that wasn’t the most dominating performance we’ve seen this year from that guy. Rafael Montero is one of those guys. Montero’s four strikeouts was his lowest total of the year thus far, but the guy completely shut down New Hampshire tonight, pitching seven scoreless innings. Montero threw 102 pitches tonight (70 for strikes), and allowed six hitters to reach base safely […]
Series Preview: Mets at Marlins Tonight, the suddenly-streaking Mets begin a three-game series with the lowly Marlins down in Miami. While it appeared early on that the Mets and Marlins would be “battling” for last place in the NL East, the gap between the two teams has widened considerably. The Marlins are by far, the worst team in baseball, coming in at 13-41, including 7-20 at home. The Marlins were already supposed to be one […]
There have been enough posts trying to figure out what is up with Ike Davis. Right now, as stated by Mike Francesa today on WFAN, Ike is basically playing for his job. So doomsday for Ike looms, and he plays with the thought that the next time he strikes out or the next hitless game he will be sent down. We all have been calling for it, but now Sandy is starting to send a […]
The Mets may have some trouble selling tickets for their own regular season games at Citi Field, but New Yorkers and baseball fans around the country sure are excited for a little midsummer exhibition at the new ballpark. According to TiqIQ, the average ticket price for this year’s All-Star Game at Citi Field currently checks in at a whopping $1,052.53 dollars. While prices will almost certainly decline as the game approaches, this still figures to […]
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