Tag: bullpen

Dan Warthen – The Sacrificial Lamb?

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments

Someone is ultimately going to have to answer for the collapse of the Mets pitching staff and poor performance of the bullpen in 2012. It won’t be Sandy Alderson.  I doubt it will be Terry Collins. The only person left is Dan Warthen. Is it really fair that Warthen takes full responsibility for what has […]

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Offense, Not Bullpen, To Blame For Mets Second Half Swoon

An article by posted on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
Offense, Not Bullpen, To Blame For Mets Second Half Swoon

The idea has been beaten to death: The Mets bullpen is the worst in baseball and has been the major reason for the team’s skid to open the second half. But looking a little deeper, it may not totally be the bullpen’s fault. In fact, the pen, mainly Jon Rauch, Josh Edgin and even Manny […]

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Mets Take A Walk On The Wild Side In 6-2 Win Over The Padres

An article by posted on August 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Take A Walk On The Wild Side In 6-2 Win Over The Padres

The Mets drew ten walks and beat the Padres by the score of 6-2, Saturday night at Petco Park. Jeremy Hefner started for the Mets and the kid was impressive to say the least allowing just one run on five hits in his six innings of work. Hefner was poised and in control throughout his […]

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Hits & Misses: Local Boys Making Noise, We Want Mike, Mets Bullpen Outperforming Rotation?

An article by posted on July 22, 2012 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Local Boys Making Noise, We Want Mike, Mets Bullpen Outperforming Rotation?

According to MetsBlog, since July 6, a span of 11 games, the Mets have pitched to a 5.99 ERA over 97 2/3 innings. Mets starting pitchers have pitched to a 6.93 ERA, the bullpen has pitched to a 4.42 ERA over that span. So yes, the worst bullpen in baseball is now out-performing our starting rotation. […]

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Morning Grind: There’s Still A Lot Of Baseball Left

An article by posted on July 18, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: There’s Still A Lot Of Baseball Left

Throughout this five game losing streak, there has been a tsunami of negativity following what was a very exciting and positive first half for the New York Mets. Yes they are in a rut in what is an awful time to do so, but that doesn’t mean in any way, shape or form that the Amazin’s are out […]

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What Are We Willing To Give Up In A Trade?

An article by posted on July 6, 2012 0 Comments
What Are We Willing To Give Up In A Trade?

Everywhere you look, baseball analysts and fans alike are saying the Mets will need a significant bullpen upgrade in order to make a playoff push. Though Sandy Alderson brought in Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez, it may take a different cast of characters to get the job done consistently in the late innings. […]

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Don’t Expect Big Add-Ons, By And Large These Fighting 2012 Mets Are On Their Own

An article by posted on June 30, 2012 0 Comments
Don’t Expect Big Add-Ons, By And Large These Fighting 2012 Mets Are On Their Own

Last night rumors abounded that the Mets were actively looking for relief help and actually contacted the san Diego Padres to inquire about Huston Street. You could read more about that below this update. However, Adam Rubin reported that a baseball official familiar with the Mets plans told him that he did not foresee the Mets […]

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What Is Wrong With The Mets?

An article by posted on June 18, 2012 0 Comments

Coming off of a sweep at the hands of the NL Central leading Cincinnati Reds, the Mets should probably consider themselves lucky.  Why you ask?  Well, just as the Mets had done when sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays only a few days earlier, their crosstown rival Yankees did the Mets a favor in their sweep […]

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View From My Window: Reds Roll Into Town

An article by posted on June 15, 2012 0 Comments

What could have turned into a disaster of a road trip, ended up being a memorable one. Everybody seems to be on cloud 9 after the sweep in Tampa Bay. Just as the Mets have had to forget about their poor outings and focus on the next game, they must forget about the sweep and […]

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Bullpen’s Folly: Last Night’s Win Against The Rays Was A Rare Delight

An article by posted on June 13, 2012 0 Comments
Bullpen’s Folly: Last Night’s Win Against The Rays Was A Rare Delight

Stephen Guilbert from Mack’s Mets penned an interesting post that pointed out a rare occurence in last night’s 11-2 win against the Tampa Bay Rays. Here’s a small part of it: Last night, the Mets accomplished a feat that has proved difficult for them in 2012–they played a full nine-inning game in which the bullpen did […]

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