Tag: bullpen

The Burning Questions For Mets Second Half

An article by posted on July 20, 2013 0 Comments
The Burning Questions For Mets Second Half

Although the New York Mets closed the first half on an up-note, it’s too soon to say they have turned things around. The wildcard would take a near historic run, but .500 is not out of the question. On this date in 1973, a year they went to the World Series, they were 40-50, so […]

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Featured Post: The Case For Not Trading Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on July 18, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Case For Not Trading Bobby Parnell

The Case For Keeping Bobby Parnell Recently, a quick Google search of “Bobby Parnell trade” will bring you links to dozens of people calling for Parnell to be shopped for young outfield help, in particular Nick Castellanos of the Tigers. The cases for dealing Parnell usually include one or more of the following arguments; am […]

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Watch It Again: Mariano’s Enter Sandman Tribute At Citi Field

An article by posted on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Watch It Again: Mariano’s Enter Sandman Tribute At Citi Field

I got this MLB video clip and embedded it here for you that missed it last night…. It’s the complete Mariano Rivera tribute from last night… Watch it and enjoy… Joe D. * * * * * * * * As Neil Diamond completed his performance of “Sweet Caroline” in remembrance of the Boston Marathon […]

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Not Another Valdespin Story

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Not Another Valdespin Story

This story isn’t about Jordany Valdespin, this story is about the N.Y. Mets and their borderline comical PR machinations. The Mets had another major twist in the Valdespin saga yesterday. On this episode of How the Valde-spins, Jordany was notified that he would be demoted to AAA where he could get regular at bats. Jordany […]

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El Dramatico: Valdespin Goes Loco In Clubhouse

An article by posted on July 14, 2013 0 Comments
El Dramatico: Valdespin Goes Loco In Clubhouse

So it only took a matter of hours before what really happened in the clubhouse after Jordany Valdespin learned he was demoted, began to leak out. Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger has the scoop… When manager Terry Collins informed Jordany Valdespin that the Mets had decided to option him to Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday night, […]

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Hawkins Was Unavailable Due To “Triceps Issue”

An article by posted on July 13, 2013 0 Comments
Hawkins Was Unavailable Due To “Triceps Issue”

For those wondering why Gonzalez Germen was the go-to guy in Friday’s extra-innings frenzy, LaTroy Hawkins was unavailable due to a “triceps issue”. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin: “Collins said the 40-year-old Hawkins has been battling the issue since going two innings and registering an uncharacteristically high 94-95 mph on the radar gun in a […]

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MLB Scout Says If Mets Are Serious About Competing In 2014, They Won’t Trade Parnell

An article by posted on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Scout Says If Mets Are Serious About Competing In 2014, They Won’t Trade Parnell

As Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported yesterday from a team source, Bill Madden of the Daily News, confirms that the Mets may not be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. The article also quotes a major league scout who hypothesizes that the Mets could be tempted to deal Bobby Parnell to the […]

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Wheeler Frustrated After Throwing Bullpen Session

An article by posted on July 4, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Frustrated After Throwing Bullpen Session

The Star-Ledger reported that Zack Wheeler has been working on some mechanical adjustments and that the Mets are trying to address a couple of issues. Wheeler reportedly had a bad bullpen session on Wednesday prompting him to react angrily afterward. “Any pitcher who doesn’t throw a good side isn’t happy about it,” Wheeler said. ”It feels […]

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Mets Designate Brandon Lyon, Recall Greg Burke

An article by posted on July 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Designate Brandon Lyon, Recall Greg Burke

The Mets have designated reliever Brandon Lyon for assignment. Sidearm reliever Greg Burke is due to rejoin the Mets on Friday in Milwaukee to replace Lyon’s spot on the active roster. Lyon had a 4.98 ERA in 34.1 innings pitched for the Mets this season and has allowed ten earned runs in his last eight appearances. He […]

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Hefner Credits Pitching Coach For Improved Performance

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Credits Pitching Coach For Improved Performance

After last night’s game, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal tweeted that he thought Jeremy Hefner was probably the second best pitcher in the Mets rotation. Ummm… I agree… I wanted to update this post with something Hefner said after last night’s sterling performance. Asked about the many wins he was denied because of […]

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