Tag: bullpen

Dillon Gee Looks To Find His Groove Against Tigers Today

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Looks To Find His Groove Against Tigers Today

They all can’t throw like Matt Harvey this time of spring. Overpowering and arguably flawless in yesterday’s start against Miami, Harvey had one of those seamless starts pitchers rarely have in their third spring training game. Dillon Gee, today’s starter against Detroit in Lakeland, has no such illusions. “My mechanics are off,’’ Gee said. “It will be […]

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The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

Things just keep getting worse and not better on the Johan Santana front. Andy Martino spoke to more than one team source and the consensus seems to be that Johan Santana will not be ready by Opening Day which totally wipes out Santana’s assertion that “he knows what he’s doing” and everything is okay. “I know […]

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Jeremy Hefner Wants To Be “The Man”

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
Jeremy Hefner Wants To Be “The Man”

The latest on Johan Santana cane from manager Terry Collins who said that Johan Santana’s decision to throw a bullpen for the first time in 10 days, was “unnecessary” and said he “wished his ace handled himself differently.” Mike Kerwick of The Record quotes Collins who suggests that Santana needs to calm down and get […]

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With Concerns About Santana’s Arm, Niese Could Be Mets’ Opening Day Starter

An article by posted on February 22, 2013 0 Comments
With Concerns About Santana’s Arm, Niese Could Be Mets’ Opening Day Starter

Sandy Alderson told reporters today the Mets Spring Complex, that left-hander Johan Santana‘s first Grapefruit League start would be pushed back by as much as two weeks. Alderson said that there was no structural issue and that it is just a matter of building up strength in Santana’s arm. Initially, Santana was scheduled to make his […]

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This Is How The Mets Bullpen Should Be Made

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
This Is How The Mets Bullpen Should Be Made

It was announced yesterday that the Mets signed 40-year old LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league Spring Training. He joins a plethora of veteran relievers to receive the same deal including Tim Byrdak, Aaron Laffey, Pedro Feliciano and most recently Scott Atchison. In recent years, the Amazin’s have […]

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The Return Of Perpetual Pedro?

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments

For years, the name Pedro Feliciano was a fixture in an otherwise hectic Mets bullpen. His ability to get lefties out was always a plus, and reliability upon him was key. Then following the 2010 season, Sandy Alderson let the then-longest tenured Met on the roster go across town to the rival New York Yankees. A […]

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NY Post: Pieces Of A Playoff Team Falling Into Place For Mets

An article by posted on December 1, 2012 0 Comments
NY Post: Pieces Of A Playoff Team Falling Into Place For Mets

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post projects a very rosy outlook for the Mets now that the team has signed third baseman David Wright. He speculates that with Wright firmly entrenched as the Mets cornerstone, the pieces of a playoff team are falling into place. The long-term starting rotation has Jon Niese (signed to a […]

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Mets Remove Justin Hampson From 40-Man, Opts For Free Agency

An article by posted on October 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Remove Justin Hampson From 40-Man, Opts For Free Agency

Mets lefty reliever Justin Hampson has been removed from the team’s 40-man roster and has opted for free agency. Hampson, 32, appeared in 13 games with the Mets in 2012, his first major league action since his time with the Padres in 2008. The Mets southpaw had a seriously good season in Triple-A Buffalo where […]

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MMO Minors Mailbag: Familia/Mejia – Starters Or Relievers

An article by posted on October 9, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Minors Mailbag: Familia/Mejia – Starters Or Relievers

Aaron W. asks… Who is the better starter between Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia? Is one better than the other? Are they starters or relievers in your opihion? Sean replies… The Jeurys Familia/Jenrry Mejia question will loom large in 2013, and honestly – there aren’t many accurate answers. Familia had a mixed season, and despite […]

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MMO Roundtable: What Should Be The Number One Priority This Offseason?

An article by posted on October 2, 2012 0 Comments

In this MMO Roundtable edition, I asked our staff the following: What is the number one priority for the Mets this offseason?   Mitch: While the outfield has some issues, the bullpen is priority number one. The Mets lost a bunch of games because of the bullpen’s inability to get the job done…I’m not sure […]

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