Tag: bullpen

Breakout Prediction: Josh Smoker

An article by posted on January 18, 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 December 29, 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 December 27, 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 December 26, 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 December 22, 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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Four Low-Cost Potential Starting Pitching Targets

An article by posted on December 15, 2016 0 Comments
Four Low-Cost Potential Starting Pitching Targets

Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Steven Matz are coming off season ending surgeries, and the Mets most likely don’t want them making over 30 starts and/or going over 200 innings. The Mets need someone to fill-in for those starts and eat up some innings. Additionally, the team needs a fifth starter. If the season was […]

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Is Sean Doolittle a Fit for the Mets?

An article by posted on December 15, 2016 0 Comments
Is Sean Doolittle a Fit for the Mets?

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Washington Nationals may turn their sights to Oakland Athletics left-handed reliever, Sean Doolittle, as they continue to search for a closer. With the possibility of Doolittle being available, it may behoove the New York Mets to take a look at him themselves as they look to solidify […]

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Should Zack Wheeler Follow the John Smoltz Model?

An article by posted on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Should Zack Wheeler Follow the John Smoltz Model?

Since the 2014 season ended, Zack Wheeler has thrown exactly zero pitches in the major leagues. First, it was because he needed Tommy John surgery on the eve of the 2015 season. Then, it was because he had a series of setbacks during this rehab from said surgery throughout the 2016 season. With that, the […]

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Mets Asked Rays About Alex Colome

An article by posted on December 13, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Asked Rays About Alex Colome

Peter Gammons tweeted that the Mets asked the Tampa Bay Rays about talented young closer Alex Colome. According to Gammons, the Rays said the deal had to start with either Amed Rosario or Michael Conforto. Colome, 27, saved 37 games for the Rays in 2016, pitching to a 1.91 ERA while striking out 71 batters […]

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Reed Should Have Continued Success Closing

An article by posted on December 10, 2016 0 Comments
Reed Should Have Continued Success Closing

While Sandy Alderson and the front office continue to scour the market for bullpen help via free agency and through trades, the Mets feel confident in their closer heading into 2017. No, not Jeurys Familia, who will likely be suspended to begin the 2017 season due to his arrest for his role in a domestic […]

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