Some people believe that we were put on this planet to serve a purpose. They believe that we were all put here for a reason. Well if that is the case, Rafael Montero was put on this planet for one reason: to pitch. Montero was going through the Trenton Thunder lineup with surgical precision tonight, prompting this tweet from Trenton’s beat writer and former MMO Alumni Matt Kardos: In my three seasons of covering minor [...]
Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas got rocked by Tacoma, 8-2. Binghamton defeated Akron, 7-2. St. Lucie blew out Bradenton, 13-5. Savannah edged out West Virginia, 1-0. Prospect Pipeline I strongly urge you to click the above link leading to the Binghamton recap, which features a wonderful analysis of Logan Verrett‘s most recent start on Saturday afternoon. I remember writing on Verrett months ago and noting that he came into our system at 21 with [...]
What was supposed to be a thrilling night after a dramatic walk-off win courtesy of a Jordany Valdespin grand slam has turned into an evening of anger and confusion. What the hell was the deal with that pie to the face by John Buck? Check out this GIF courtesy of @MetsKevin11 on Twiitter: That was messed up. It was a tasteless act and in my opinion Buck needs to be fined or disciplined. I want to know who else was [...]
I was on the phone when the news flashed across my laptop screen. Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. I quickly closed my laptop and turned on my TV and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The latest report says that at least two people are dead and over 100 more are injured, but those numbers could rise. Authorities say this was the result of two bombs that were left [...]
Dominating Grapefruit League play wasn’t enough to keep Travis d’Arnaud with the big league team, and he has been optioned to minor league camp this evening. After batting .343 this spring against major league competition, there’s no denying that d’Arnaud is ready to call Citi Field his home. However, it looks like the Mets were not willing to lose that extra year of control in order to have d’Arnaud break camp with the team. Now the [...]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that Mets top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud was removed from Friday’s game against the Detroit Tigers in the middle of the fifth inning after he was plunked below the right elbow by righthander Luke Putkonen. D’Arnaud stayed in the game, but was pulled after the inside of his right forearm tightened up on him. When leaving the park, he was spotted with his arm wrapped, but team officials said they do not believe it [...]
When the Mets traded Ryan Church for 25 year old left fielder Jeff Francoeur, the Braves as well as every saber-head in the universe said the Mets got hosed. Lately, they don’t chirp as loudly as they once did. I think they are lying in wait for one false move by Francoeur so they could jump out and proclaim, “You see! I told you so!”. I also believe they have a long wait ahead of them. I never really [...]
- Alex68: on It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution: And BTW, in 2011 the mets offense...
- taskmaster4450: on It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution: Reading this gave me flashbacks to math...
- Alex68: on It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution: Yeah, Jdon, but it'll hurt their PPPA....
- Matt Balasis: on It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution: It's not about the count necessarily ......
- Alex68: on If Zack Wheeler Is In, Then Who’s Out?: Joe D, where is the shoutbox?