Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal with a sobering factoid on just how tough this season has been for the Mets. He writes: With 10 games left in the regular season, the Mets, at 68-84, are long past irrelevant. All that really matters at this point is waiting to see who makes it to the finish line in one piece. It will be an exclusive club. Seven of the 25 players who broke camp […]
The New York Mets lost a close one as the San Francisco Giants beat them 2-1 today at Cit Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and held the Giants to just two runs in seven innings, but his mound opponent Madison Bumgarner outdueled him and limited the Amazins to just a run over his seven innings of work. Niese scattered seven hits and two walks while striking out four. Since returning from the disabled list last […]
With a 2.09 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 56.0 innings of work, it was hard to ignore the excellent season that Jeff Walters delivered for Double-A Binghamton in 2013. His 38 saves in the regular season shattered the all-time career and single-season records for Binghamton and in doing so Walters tossed his name in the mix as a future bullpen arm with the Mets. All things considered, I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions that the names Jack Leathersich, Jeurys Familia, Vic Black, […]
I read this funny parody from Mike Kerwick of The Record about a week ago and intended to post about it on MMO, but completely spaced and forgot about it. I just came across it again as I was looking through my favorites folder and I got another laugh out of it. I think you will too. :-) Location: Manager’s office, Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie, Fla. Date: Feb. 11, 2013 Terry Collins is sitting […]
Even though the Mets’ bullpen ranks 13th in the NL with a 4.09 ERA and 14th with a .261 BAA, there has been many positive developments as opposed to 2011-2012 when Sandy Alderson was forced to completely revamp the pen and hit the reset button. Before suffering a herniated disk in his neck that was operated on last week, Bobby Parnell was establishing himself as one of the league’s top closers, using his knuckle curve […]
It’s been a long road back to the major leagues for Jeurys Familia this season. He last appeared with the Mets in the bigs on May 8th, then underwent surgery on June 5th to clean out a bone spur and loose bodies in his pitching elbow. While he was working to get himself back into shape, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported there was no expectation for Familia to make it back to the […]
When the New York Mets begin their annual winter task of building their bullpen, they’d be wise to consider three names instrumental in beating Miami last night at Citi Field. Yes, Lucas Duda gets props for a three-run homer, Jon Niese pitched into the seventh, and Andrew Brown took advantage of a rare start by hitting a mammoth home run, but the Mets might not have won without Vic Black, Pedro Feliciano and LaTroy Hawkins. […]
You might be frustrated and disgusted by watching the Mets lose to the Nationals, but it is far better than not having any Mets to watch at all. October has to be the worst month because there’s baseball, but baseball without the Mets. At least in November there’s the start of the free-agent season, highlighted by the Winter Meetings, which is winter’s World Series. January? You can see spring training from there, and February, regardless […]
Before tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals, the Mets announced that closer Bobby Parnell had surgery to repair the herniated disk in his neck. The procedure was performed by renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins in California. Dr. Robert Watkins has treated more professional athletes with spinal injuries than any other surgeon in the world. Sandy Alderson said he expects Parnell to be ready for the 2014 season. Original Post 12:00 PM As was reported […]
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