Tag: bullpen

Are the Royals a Potential Trade Partner?

An article by posted on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Are the Royals a Potential Trade Partner?

With Yoenis Cespedes signed and sealed as an early Christmas present for Mets fans, it’s time for Sandy Alderson to turn his attention to the bullpen. Now the 2016 bullpen had its moments. They were sixth in all baseball with a 3.53 ERA, second in saves with 55 and fifth in strike outs with 569.  But there were […]

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Mets Would Like to Add Two Lefty Relievers

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Would Like to Add Two Lefty Relievers

The New York Mets biggest need left this offseason is improving the bullpen and according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports, they intend to add at least two left-handed relievers. One of those lefties could be simply re-signing Jerry Blevins who pitched for the Mets the past two seasons. Blevins had a 2.49 ERA, […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Koji Uehara, RP

An article by posted on November 27, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Koji Uehara, RP

Koji Uehara Position: Reliever Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: April 3, 1975 (Age 41) As the New York Mets continue to scour the market for late inning relievers, one potential target is a right-handed arm that has experience in both closing and setting-up, in 41-year-old Koji Uehara. The eight-year veteran began his major league […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Joe Smith, RP

An article by posted on November 21, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Joe Smith, RP

Joe Smith Position: Relief Pitcher Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: March 22, 1984 (Age 32) A familiar face emerges on the free agent market this winter for Mets fans, as reliever Joe Smith looks for a new home after his three-year, $15.75 million contract with the Los Angeles Angles comes to an end. He […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Brad Ziegler, RP

An article by posted on November 11, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Brad Ziegler, RP

Brad Ziegler Position: Right-handed reliever Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: October 10, 1979 (Age 37) Brad Ziegler hits the open market at a time when teams are prioritizing bullpen help more and more these days, after watching what the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians did in this year’s postseason, and how the Kansas City […]

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Good Fundies Episode 26: Rumble Pony Up

An article by posted on November 10, 2016 0 Comments
Good Fundies Episode 26: Rumble Pony Up

Brian and Roger returned to talk about that crazy World Series and how Cleveland can’t handle winning. They also started the hot stove speculation on where Yoenis Cespedes will end up and how the team should approach their 2017 bullpen. We applauded Binghamton for naming the Mets’ Double-A squad the Rumble Ponies, and wondered if […]

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Mets Need Catching Coach, Possibly Pursuing Glenn Sherlock

An article by posted on November 9, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Need Catching Coach, Possibly Pursuing Glenn Sherlock

The Mets are in need of a new catching coach. With the exception of Rene Rivera, Mets backstops, specifically Travis d’Arnaud, really struggled behind the dish in 2016. Terry Collins is at the Winter Meetings, and he was recently spotted with Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Glenn Sherlock, according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter. Diamondbacks GM […]

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Alderson: Mets Unlikely To Pursue Top Tier Bullpen Arm

An article by posted on November 7, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Mets Unlikely To Pursue Top Tier Bullpen Arm

According to Mets GM Sandy Alderson, the team is unlikely to pursue a higher-tier bullpen arm, reports Mike Puma on Twitter. However, Alderson acknowledged that the team needs bullpen help, but mentioned in-house options such as Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo, Marc Carig tweets. With Jeurys Familia‘s arrest for domestic violence, the Mets closer could […]

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Collins Not Planning to Change Postseason Bullpen Management

An article by posted on November 4, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Not Planning to Change Postseason Bullpen Management

One theme we saw from the entire 2016 postseason, especially in the World Series, was a shift in how bullpens were used. Terry Francona constantly went to the whip with Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw, and Cody Allen. In the World Series, Joe Maddon returned the favor with Aroldis Chapman. This was not just a departure […]

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Memorable Mets: Catcher John Stearns Was One Tough “Dude”

An article by posted on October 30, 2016 0 Comments
Memorable Mets: Catcher John Stearns Was One Tough “Dude”

In the 1973 Amateur Draft, right after the Texas Rangers selected the highly regarded and ultimately ill-fated David Clyde with the first pick, the Phillies used the second selection to take catcher John Stearns out of the University of Colorado. The next two picks both turned out to be hall-of-famers, Robin Yount and Dave Winfield. Since Bob Boone was just starting what would turn […]

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