Tag: bullpen

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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Jenrry Mejia’s Shift To The Bullpen Is Official

An article by posted on June 10, 2012 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia’s Shift To The Bullpen Is Official

Looks like it’s official… Triple-A manager Wally Backman confirmed tonight that Jenrry Mejia will indeed be removed from the Bisons rotation and will start working out of their bullpen effective immediately. Mejia concludes his stint as a Bisons’ starter with an  0-1 record, a 1.13 ERA and seven strikeouts in 16 innings. It won’t be […]

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From Left Field: Two Months Of Turnover

An article by posted on May 31, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Two Months Of Turnover

Two months into the season, the Mets have used an inordinate amount of players thus far. This has been due in part to injuries, but it has also been the product of the Mets organization’s unwillingness to deal with mediocrity. Jack Egbert, the “power-hitting” Jeremy Hefner, Chris Schwinden, Rob Johnson, Omar Quintanilla, Jordany Valdespin, Vinny […]

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The Difference Between Mejia And The Big Three

An article by posted on May 29, 2012 0 Comments

Interesting article on ESPN New York by Adam Rubin who differentiates how the organization vies Jenrry Mejia as compared to Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler and and Jeurys Familia. Terry Collins already has stated Mejia is expected to contribute in the Mets’ bullpen in 2012. And Sandy Alderson has differentiated Mejia from fellow prospects Matt Harvey,Jeurys Familia and Zack Wheeler. That trio […]

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MMO Exclusive: Wally Backman – Part Deux

An article by posted on April 30, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Wally Backman – Part Deux

(click any photo to embiggen) Last week I published the first half of the MMO Exclusive interview I conducted with Buffalo Bisons manager Wally Backman. Wally was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions about his current team. He was very candid about which of his AAA players he feels, are working themselves […]

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