Tag: bullpen

Collins Says Mejia Could Take Over As Closer

An article by posted on May 15, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Mejia Could Take Over As Closer

May 15 On Tuesday, Terry Collins said that Jeurys Familia, Jose Valverde, and Daisuke Matsuzaka were all options to be the team’s closer. He declined to say which he would lean on the most, ”I’d like to, but I’m not sure we’re going to do it just yet,” he said. Collins went on to say that […]

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Alderson Is Staying Afloat Thanks To Parting Gifts From Minaya

An article by posted on May 10, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Is Staying Afloat Thanks To Parting Gifts From Minaya

In a critical rebuke of Sandy Alderson’s tenure with the Mets, Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes that Sandy was hired to clean up a so-called mess by his predecessor Omar Minaya and yet the team is now worse off than it ever was before. He says the best things about the current […]

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Gee and Niese Are A Quietly Effective Tandem

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
Gee and Niese Are A Quietly Effective Tandem

2014: 1.82 ERA – 1.01 WHIP – 1.3 WAR Flashy. Fire-balling. Intimidating. Adjectives like these are not the kind of descriptors one generally associates with either Dillon Gee or Jon Niese, but since others along the lines of “intelligent,” “consistent,” and most significantly, “effective” can be accurately applied, perhaps the rest simply do not matter. […]

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The Bullpen Fix Can Not Wait

An article by posted on May 7, 2014 0 Comments
The Bullpen Fix Can Not Wait

Tuesday night was brutal. Depressing. Infuriating. You name the negative emotion, I likely felt it. You likely did too. The first month of the season was a feel good story. But we were not naive enough to forget our team’s shortcomings. No production from SS, strikeouts from our big free agent signing and for some […]

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Mejia Now Open To Late Relief, Mets Judging Him Start To Start

An article by posted on May 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Now Open To Late Relief, Mets Judging Him Start To Start

May 7 A team insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, that righthander Jenrry Mejia is being judged on a start-to-start basis. There are some in the organization who have viewed Mejia as a reliever all along. Mejia previously had communicated to the front office that he would prefer working in Triple-A as a starter […]

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Mets Farm Report: Flores Collects Four Hits, Blasts Two Homers

An article by posted on May 3, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Farm Report: Flores Collects Four Hits, Blasts Two Homers

TACOMA 6, LAS VEGAS 4 Logan Verrett would have his best start of the season wasted on Friday, as the Las Vegas 51′s bullpen couldn’t hold up their end of the bargain dropping the game against Tacoma 6-4.   Verrett would go a strong seven innings allowing just one run before handing the ball over to […]

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Montero, deGrom Headed To The Bullpen?

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Montero, deGrom Headed To The Bullpen?

According to ESPN New York‘s Adam Rubin, Mets GM Sandy Alderson has hinted that top pitching prospects Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom may be ticketed for the bullpen sooner rather than later. “I think we’re at the point where anything is possible,” Alderson tells ESPN. Montero has a 4.31 ERA for Triple-A Las Vegas this […]

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Tigers To Sign Free Agent Reliever Joel Hanrahan

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Tigers To Sign Free Agent Reliever Joel Hanrahan

May 2 The Tigers have agreed to a deal with right-hander Joel Hanrahan, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Detroit was one of five teams recently reported to have “strong” interest in the highly regarded reliever who is one year removed from Tommy John surgery. Hanrahan, 32, is 22-18 with a 3.85 ERA and 100 saves lifetime, and he […]

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Niese Is A Solid Choice For Mets MVP In April

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Is A Solid Choice For Mets MVP In April

It was nice to see Jon Niese get some recognition in the New York Post today, who named him the Mets MVP for the month of April. His only competition as I saw it was Dillon Gee who also turned in a superb first month of the season. Mike Puma writes: In each of his five […]

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Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

As was reported earlier, Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Jose Valverde lost the job after a series of dreadful outings in which he allowed four home runs in his last three appearances. At 38, Farnsworth has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 […]

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