Tag: bullpen

One Prediction For Each MLB Team: NL West

An article by posted on 08/02/2017 0 Comments
One Prediction For Each MLB Team: NL West

Baseball fans love predictions. They look at ZiPS, Fangraphs, and all kinds of sources to see what people are predicting about the upcoming season. While most of these predictions are based on mathematical algorithms, few are based on good old fashioned gut feelings. Of course, there needs to be a mix of statistics and actually […]

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Wheeler Feels 100%, Could Throw In Pen To Limit Innings

An article by posted on 02/02/2017 0 Comments
Wheeler Feels 100%, Could Throw In Pen To Limit Innings

New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler was a guest on MLB Network radio earlier today and said that he hadn’t felt 100% healthy until right now. Wheeler, 26, hasn’t pitched for the Mets in a major league game since 2014, lasting only one inning in a rehab start last season for St. Lucie. In two seasons […]

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Mets Willing To Do Two Years For Blevins

An article by posted on 29/01/2017 0 Comments
Mets Willing To Do Two Years For Blevins

According to MLB Insider Andy Martino on Twitter, the Mets are comfortable with giving free agent LHP Jerry Blevins a two-year deal. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays are also said to have interest in the reliever, whose price tag is something along the lines of two-years and $12 million overall. As well […]

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Ignore The Noise, The Mets Are Going To Be Just Fine

An article by posted on 29/01/2017 0 Comments
Ignore The Noise, The Mets Are Going To Be Just Fine

Good Morning to all of you. As I sit here enjoying a fresh brewed cup of coffee I can’t believe that in 14 days and most likely less than that, pitchers and catchers will start reporting to Mets camp at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie and a new season will suddenly be upon us. […]

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Mets Look to Trust Righty Relievers in Pen

An article by posted on 22/01/2017 0 Comments
Mets Look to Trust Righty Relievers in Pen

The New York Mets have one glaring hole on their roster with just about three weeks left til pitchers and catchers report for spring training. The bullpen continues to be the target of much talk surrounding this team as they have yet to sign or trade for any notable major league reliever. Names continue to […]

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Breakout Prediction: Josh Smoker

An article by posted on 18/01/2017 0 Comments
Breakout Prediction: Josh Smoker

Left-handed reliever Josh Smoker had an impressive 2016. Playing in a very hitter-friendly environment with the Las Vegas 51s, he pitched 57 innings, striking out 81 and walking 18 with a 4.11 ERA. That impressive 12.8 K/9 was blown away, however, when after he was called up to the Bigs, he struck out 25 batters […]

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Rob Manfred Looking at Ways to Improve Pace of Play

An article by posted on 29/12/2016 0 Comments
Rob Manfred Looking at Ways to Improve Pace of Play

Major League Baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, is continuing to explore ways in which he may be able to speed up the pace of play in today’s game. The commish spoke with John Harper of the NY Daily News about the possible ways he may look to do this. In Minor League baseball, a 20-second pitch […]

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Featured Post: Ben Rowen Might Be Mets’ Diamond In The Rough

An article by posted on 27/12/2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Ben Rowen Might Be Mets’ Diamond In The Rough

This past Thursday, the New York Mets announced a pair of minor league signings of right-handed pitchers Cory Burns and Ben Rowen. Rowen’s contract guarantees him an invite to major league spring training, a sign that the Mets might have legitimate interest in seeing what Rowen and his submarine style pitching can offer the club […]

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Sandy Must Adjust Relief Pitching Philosophy

An article by posted on 26/12/2016 0 Comments
Sandy Must Adjust Relief Pitching Philosophy

This is not a Sandy bashing article, though it seems like some fans take any criticism at all of the general manager as sacrilege. Sandy Alderson has done some great things as the GM of the Mets—holding onto Noah Syndergaard while some screamed for the minor leaguer to be traded for Ian Desmond, bringing in […]

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Update On Free Agent Reliever Market

An article by posted on 22/12/2016 0 Comments
Update On Free Agent Reliever Market

The New York Mets remain in need of bullpen help with their only additions so far being righties Ben Rowen and Cory Burns on minor league deals. Closer Jeurys Familia could still be suspended by Major League Baseball despite the charges against him being dropped. The Mets also have two holes in their bullpen with […]

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