Tag: bullpen

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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Alderson Expects Decreased Payroll By Opening Day

An article by posted on December 7, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson Expects Decreased Payroll By Opening Day

According to ESPN‘s Adam Rubin, Sandy Alderson “all but acknowledged” that the Opening Day payroll will be lower than it is at this point in the offseason. Currently, the payroll is estimated to be around $150 million. Once the Mets trade Jay Bruce ($13M) or Curtis Granderson ($15M), that payroll will shrink by an amount […]

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Terry Collins Looks Ahead To Spring Training and 2017 Season

An article by posted on December 6, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Looks Ahead To Spring Training and 2017 Season

Mets manager Terry Collins made an appearance on MLB Network on Tuesday, and he shared his thoughts on the team for Spring Training and the 2017 season. 1.  With Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz all coming off varying levels of surgery he will go slow with them in Spring Training and […]

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Mets Can Deal Prospects for Reliever, Checked in on Ziegler

An article by posted on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Can Deal Prospects for Reliever, Checked in on Ziegler

According to multiple sources including Buster Olney on Twitter, the Mets are one of thirteen teams that have checked in on free agent Brad Ziegler. Ziegler, 37, has been a very effective reliever since his debut in 2008. His funky motion has helped him to a career 2.44 ERA and he has pitched even better of […]

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Are the Royals a Potential Trade Partner?

An article by posted on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Are the Royals a Potential Trade Partner?

With Yoenis Cespedes signed and sealed as an early Christmas present for Mets fans, it’s time for Sandy Alderson to turn his attention to the bullpen. Now the 2016 bullpen had its moments. They were sixth in all baseball with a 3.53 ERA, second in saves with 55 and fifth in strike outs with 569.  But there were […]

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Mets Would Like to Add Two Lefty Relievers

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Would Like to Add Two Lefty Relievers

The New York Mets biggest need left this offseason is improving the bullpen and according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports, they intend to add at least two left-handed relievers. One of those lefties could be simply re-signing Jerry Blevins who pitched for the Mets the past two seasons. Blevins had a 2.49 ERA, […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Koji Uehara, RP

An article by posted on November 27, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Koji Uehara, RP

Koji Uehara Position: Reliever Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: April 3, 1975 (Age 41) As the New York Mets continue to scour the market for late inning relievers, one potential target is a right-handed arm that has experience in both closing and setting-up, in 41-year-old Koji Uehara. The eight-year veteran began his major league […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Joe Smith, RP

An article by posted on November 21, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Joe Smith, RP

Joe Smith Position: Relief Pitcher Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: March 22, 1984 (Age 32) A familiar face emerges on the free agent market this winter for Mets fans, as reliever Joe Smith looks for a new home after his three-year, $15.75 million contract with the Los Angeles Angles comes to an end. He […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Brad Ziegler, RP

An article by posted on November 11, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Brad Ziegler, RP

Brad Ziegler Position: Right-handed reliever Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: October 10, 1979 (Age 37) Brad Ziegler hits the open market at a time when teams are prioritizing bullpen help more and more these days, after watching what the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians did in this year’s postseason, and how the Kansas City […]

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Good Fundies Episode 26: Rumble Pony Up

An article by posted on November 10, 2016 0 Comments
Good Fundies Episode 26: Rumble Pony Up

Brian and Roger returned to talk about that crazy World Series and how Cleveland can’t handle winning. They also started the hot stove speculation on where Yoenis Cespedes will end up and how the team should approach their 2017 bullpen. We applauded Binghamton for naming the Mets’ Double-A squad the Rumble Ponies, and wondered if […]

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