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Mets vs Diamondbacks: Niese Returns In Rubber Match, Baxter In RF, Davis Cleanup, Flores Fifth

An article by posted on August 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Diamondbacks: Niese Returns In Rubber Match, Baxter In RF, Davis Cleanup, Flores Fifth

Mets at D’Backs • Chase Field • 4:10 PM ET Jon Niese (3-6, 4.32) vs Zeke Spruill (0-1, 6.48) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B Ike Davis – 1B Wilmer Flores – 3B Mike Baxter – RF Anthony Recker – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Jonathon Niese – LHP […]

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The Mets Bullpen Showing Signs Of Toughness And Ability

An article by posted on August 10, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Bullpen Showing Signs Of Toughness And Ability

In a major blow to an already battered roster, the Mets lost their closer, Bobby Parnell, and relief pitcher Josh Edgin to injury within one week of each other. With the later addition of all-star third baseman David Wright to the disabled list, the Mets appeared to be on the brink of destruction. What else would […]

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Mets Have Plenty Of Nasty Relief Prospects In System

An article by posted on August 7, 2013 0 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to speak to Al Skorupa and Chris Blessing from Bullpen Banter. They’re both really good guys and they do a great job covering the minors. I highly suggest you check out their site. I originally contacted them to get a feel for their thoughts on Mets prospects in general. They […]

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Wheeler to the Bullpen? Wait, What?

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler to the Bullpen? Wait, What?

There are bad ideas and then there are really bad ideas, and the New York Mets considering using Zack Wheeler out of the bullpen falls into the latter category. Wheeler has thrown a combined 114.1 minors-and-majors innings this season with a cutoff number at 180. With the intent of limiting his innings, manager Terry Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen are mulling using […]

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Team Executive Very Happy With Terry Collins And Team’s Recent Success

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Team Executive Very Happy With Terry Collins And Team’s Recent Success

Mike Puma of the New York Post added some more context to an earlier statement and reported that a team executive was happy with the team’s performance since June 18 and that it bodes well for Terry Collins whose contract expires at season’s end. (Link via MetsBlog) “I think they’re doing a good job of […]

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Torres Has Earned His Spot In The Rotation

An article by posted on July 24, 2013 0 Comments
Torres Has Earned His Spot In The Rotation

When we signed journey-man Carlos Torres to a deal in the off-season, I was somewhere between disappointment and apathy, honestly. I thought that he would serve no purpose on this team and that he was wasting space in a Triple-A rotation. I made comments akin to, “This is exactly the reason no other Triple-A affiliate […]

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D’Arnaud Cleared To Play In Games

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Cleared To Play In Games

Travis d’Arnaud met with team doctors in New York today and was cleared to play in minor league games beginning this week, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. D’Arnaud will run the bases on Tuesday and Wednesday, then play in his first game since early April on Thursday. If all goes good and and […]

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Turner Activated, Burke Optioned To Triple-A, Germen Stays On

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Turner Activated, Burke Optioned To Triple-A, Germen Stays On

As expected, Greg Burke was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Justin Turner who was activated from the DL. Original Post 9:00 AM With the Mets all but set to activate Justin Turner from the disabled list today before they begin their series with the Atlanta Braves, many believed that reliever Gonzalez Germen would […]

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Boom or Bust: RHP Erik Goeddel

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Boom or Bust: RHP Erik Goeddel

This week’s Boom or Bust centers around B-Mets right-hander Erik Goeddel, who was our 24th round pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. Goeddel, who is slated to start the B-Mets game later today, is 8-3 this season with a 3.94 ERA in 89.0 innings. He has struck out 86 while walking 39. Goeddel has a history […]

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Wheeler Realizes He Needs To Address Command Issues Quickly

An article by posted on July 21, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Realizes He Needs To Address Command Issues Quickly

Zack Wheeler spoke to reporters after last night’s win and acknowledged that he needs to start addressing his command issues very quickly. “Been a few times now where I’ve had to come out of the game early because I’m throwing 20 pitches an inning, falling behind guys, stuff like that. It’s not going to work,” […]

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