Tag: bullpen

Alderson: Mets Unlikely To Pursue Top Tier Bullpen Arm

An article by posted on November 7, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Mets Unlikely To Pursue Top Tier Bullpen Arm

According to Mets GM Sandy Alderson, the team is unlikely to pursue a higher-tier bullpen arm, reports Mike Puma on Twitter. However, Alderson acknowledged that the team needs bullpen help, but mentioned in-house options such as Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo, Marc Carig tweets. With Jeurys Familia‘s arrest for domestic violence, the Mets closer could […]

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Collins Not Planning to Change Postseason Bullpen Management

An article by posted on November 4, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Not Planning to Change Postseason Bullpen Management

One theme we saw from the entire 2016 postseason, especially in the World Series, was a shift in how bullpens were used. Terry Francona constantly went to the whip with Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw, and Cody Allen. In the World Series, Joe Maddon returned the favor with Aroldis Chapman. This was not just a departure […]

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Memorable Mets: Catcher John Stearns Was One Tough “Dude”

An article by posted on October 30, 2016 0 Comments
Memorable Mets: Catcher John Stearns Was One Tough “Dude”

In the 1973 Amateur Draft, right after the Texas Rangers selected the highly regarded and ultimately ill-fated David Clyde with the first pick, the Phillies used the second selection to take catcher John Stearns out of the University of Colorado. The next two picks both turned out to be hall-of-famers, Robin Yount and Dave Winfield. Since Bob Boone was just starting what would turn […]

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Should Mets Take a Chance On Greg Holland?

An article by posted on October 27, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Take a Chance On Greg Holland?

Despite the impression you may have gotten from the NL Wild Card game, the Mets have a great bullpen. The team’s bullpen ERA of 3.53 was the third-best in the NL, save for that dreadful game 163. And given the reality of post-Madoff life for the Mets, it’s safe to say the team won’t be […]

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Featured Post: Mets Should Follow Trend, Add Dominant Reliever

An article by posted on October 20, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Mets Should Follow Trend, Add Dominant Reliever

An offseason ago, the New York Mets had a chance to get involved in the Aroldis Chapman sweepstakes. Despite the Cincinnati Reds trading Chapman away for an underwhelming package and despite the bullpen failing the Mets in the 2015 World Series, Sandy Alderson never seemed to seriously get involved. This offseason, the front office should […]

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Jay Bruce Offers the Mets Trade Options

An article by posted on October 13, 2016 0 Comments
Jay Bruce Offers the Mets Trade Options

With the offseason underway early for the New York Mets, decisions loom for the team as they look to get healthy and back into the postseason for the third year in a row, something the club has never done in their 55-year history. One such decision is whether or not to pick up Jay Bruce’s […]

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Report: Matz To Undergo Elbow Surgery To Remove Bone Spurs

An article by posted on September 27, 2016 0 Comments
Report: Matz To Undergo Elbow Surgery To Remove Bone Spurs

Sources tell ESPN’s Adam Rubin that Steven Matz will have surgery to remove the bone spur in his pitching elbow. No shoulder surgery will be required, although the impingement remains an issue that will be closely monitored. The Mets have estimated a three-month recovery time for the elbow surgery. Obviously, his season is over. Original Report – […]

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Matz and deGrom May Combine To Replace Montero

An article by posted on September 14, 2016 0 Comments
Matz and deGrom May Combine To Replace Montero

So to sum it up, the Rafael Montero experiment failed. In 13.1 innings he walked 15 batters and allowed 15 hits, pitching to a 2.250 WHIP and a 8.10 ERA. Those numbers are obviously pretty terrible, so Terry needs to find a way to fill the gap he left in the rotation. With Steven Matz and Jacob […]

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Mets Options to Replace Rafael Montero

An article by posted on September 13, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Options to Replace Rafael Montero

After Monday night’s 8-1 loss to the Washington Nationals, Terry Collins stated the obvious when he said Rafael Montero wouldn’t get another start and was out of the rotation. The natural follow-up Collins couldn’t quite answer yet was, who would replace Montero in the rotation. “I don’t know who yet, but we’ll make a switch,” Collins said. […]

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Fernando Salas Could Be 7th Inning Fixture

An article by posted on September 8, 2016 0 Comments
Fernando Salas Could Be 7th Inning Fixture

As September 1 was rapidly approaching, Sandy Alderson knew he needed to add a viable arm for a bullpen that has had inconsistencies and injuries throughout the 2016 season. Jim Henderson being overused and then succumbing to a DL stint due to bicep tendinitis comes to mind. Or Hansel Robles losing command and control in […]

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