Tag: bullpen

Fernando Salas Expected in Mets Camp Sunday

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Fernando Salas Expected in Mets Camp Sunday

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said on Saturday that reliever Fernando Salas has cleared up his visa issues and is expected in camp on Sunday. The Mets are concerned with the lack of workload for Salas after he pitched in only two games for Mexico in the WBC and has yet to pitch in […]

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Which Non-Roster Invitees Can Make Opening Day Roster?

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Which Non-Roster Invitees Can Make Opening Day Roster?

While the 25-man roster seemed pretty much set most of the offseason, injuries always loom. With David Wright‘s shoulder impingement and the possibility of his starting the season on the 60-day DL, the Mets possibly have an open roster spot. Of all the non-roster invitees this spring, who has the best chance of filling that […]

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Gsellman Likely 5th Starter, Wheeler To Extended Spring Training

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Gsellman Likely 5th Starter, Wheeler To Extended Spring Training

According to Matt Ehalt of North Jersey, the New York Mets have indicated that Robert Gsellman will make the team, and he will be the fifth starter. Last season, Gsellman rose from Double-A Binghamton to be a revelation in the rotation for a Mets team that claimed the Wild Card. In seven starts and one […]

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Wheeler To Make Grapefruit League Debut March 10

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Wheeler To Make Grapefruit League Debut March 10

Per Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News, Zack Wheeler threw a live BP session today. Batters were mostly just tracking his pitches, however an attending scout said he looked “really good.” Wheeler, 26, threw 25-30 pitches and was very happy with his performance afterward. Anthony DiComo of MLB.com says will make his Grapefruit League debut […]

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Five Things We Learned From Terry Collins Friday

An article by posted on 17/02/2017 0 Comments
Five Things We Learned From Terry Collins Friday

1. Zack Wheeler played catch on Friday and felt fine. He will throw a bullpen session soon, possibly on Sunday. On Wednesday, it was reported that Wheeler felt “tenderness” in his right elbow after his most recent bullpen. I think it’s safe to say that there was some overreaction to the tenderness news from Wheeler. […]

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Terry Collins Names Candidates For Final Two Bullpen Spots

An article by posted on 16/02/2017 0 Comments
Terry Collins Names Candidates For Final Two Bullpen Spots

In a report by Mike Puma of the New York Post, Terry Collins said that Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins and Fernando Salas are all locked into bullpen spots (Collins seems to be presuming a Jeurys Familia suspension) to begin the season and mentioned the following pitchers as candidates for the final two spots: […]

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Zack Wheeler Plays Catch, Aiming For Weekend Bullpen

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Zack Wheeler Plays Catch, Aiming For Weekend Bullpen

Zack Wheeler played catch today for about 10 minutes with New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen with no ill effects. This coming the day after it was reported that he felt some “tenderness” in his right elbow after a recent bullpen session. Wheeler was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday in Port […]

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Is Zack Wheeler’s Future In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on 15/02/2017 0 Comments
Is Zack Wheeler’s Future In The Bullpen?

During Terry Collins‘ first Spring Training press conference, he overtly stated that Zack Wheeler is a starting pitcher. With the Mets publicly considering using Wheeler in the bullpen, at least to start the season, Collins’ statements reminded me of how Bobby Valentine once held a similar opinion about Jason Isringhausen. Back in 1999, the Mets were […]

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Blevins ‘Happy And Excited To Be Back’ In New York

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Blevins ‘Happy And Excited To Be Back’ In New York

Speaking with Matt Ehalt of northjersey.com, Jerry Blevins voiced his pleasure in returning to the Mets. He joked that reporters weren’t the only ones bugging him about where he was signing this offseason, but family members and friends were doing it too. “They were like, ‘Where are you going? I know you know. What’s the inside […]

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One Prediction For Each MLB Team: NL West

An article by posted on 08/02/2017 0 Comments
One Prediction For Each MLB Team: NL West

Baseball fans love predictions. They look at ZiPS, Fangraphs, and all kinds of sources to see what people are predicting about the upcoming season. While most of these predictions are based on mathematical algorithms, few are based on good old fashioned gut feelings. Of course, there needs to be a mix of statistics and actually […]

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