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Mejia Leaves Game With Forearm Bruise, Going For X-Rays

An article by posted on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Leaves Game With Forearm Bruise, Going For X-Rays

10:00 PM Jenrry Mejia was cruising on Friday night at Olympic Stadium until he was struck by a liner off the bat of Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins in the bottom of the fifth. The ball struck Mejia in the right forearm and after a visit from Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez, he was pulled […]

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Black On Being Optioned To Minors: “I Didn’t See It Coming”

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
Black On Being Optioned To Minors: “I Didn’t See It Coming”

Thoughts from Joe D. Reliever Vic Black has been optioned and will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced via Twitter on Wednesday. “I didn’t see it coming, but I also couldn’t expect anything different really because what I did was struggle all spring,” Black said. “And that’s not what they’re trying to put together […]

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John Lannan Fitting Right Into A Relief Role

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
John Lannan Fitting Right Into A Relief Role

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that left-hander John Lannan passed another test in his transition to a relief role, he entered mid-inning and inherited runners on base, for not only the first time in his career, but also the first time working on consecutive days. Since switching roles, Lannan, has tossed two perfect innings in relief. “That’s […]

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Mets Considering Montero and Mejia for Bullpen Roles

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Considering Montero and Mejia for Bullpen Roles

With opening day only nine days away, the Mets have yet to decide on their fifth starter, and according to Marc Carig of Newsday, the battle between Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jenrry Mejia is expected to come down to the final days. While Dice-K is the clear front runner, a person with knowledge of the situation […]

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John Lannan Open To Bullpen Role

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
John Lannan Open To Bullpen Role

On Monday, the Mets included reliever Josh Edgin among their first wave of cuts and reassigned him to minor league camp. Edgin was not happy with the decision according to several beat reporters, however his reduced velocity has been a big concern and most likely factored into the Mets’ decision. That leaves John Lannan as the lone contender for […]

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Featured Post: Pitching is Still the Best Path to the Postseason

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Pitching is Still the Best Path to the Postseason

When asked to describe the Mets’ biggest need to be addressed in the coming offseason, most of us would almost automatically talk about the team’s offense first.  To be sure, after coming in 23rd out of 30 MLB teams in runs scored, there can be no doubt that the myriad of offensive woes bandied about throughout […]

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Niese Tosses Two Innings In Return To Mound

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Tosses Two Innings In Return To Mound

Jon Niese made his return to the mound today after an injury scare. The 27-year old Niese threw 35 pitches across two innings. He would struggle in the first, allowing four straight hits, but would set down the side in order in the second frame.  Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was there to hear the southpaw’s […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Will the Mets Bullpen Finally Shine in 2014?

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Will the Mets Bullpen Finally Shine in 2014?

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan The 2013-2014 Mets offseason has painfully centered on discussion over Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Stephen Drew and Ruben Tejada, all at agonizing length. While they certainly are important, the most critical detriment to the team seems to be vastly overlooked by the media and fans alike; the strength of […]

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Parnell Returns From Sore Quad To Toss A Bullpen

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Returns From Sore Quad To Toss A Bullpen

Bobby Parnell returned to the mound today and threw a bullpen session this morning, two days after missing a scheduled bullpen on Thursday. According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York on Friday, Parnell had his bullpen session put on hold temporarily due to an injured quadriceps muscle he got while covering first base during a drill […]

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Noah Syndergaard and the “Hook from Hell”

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard and the “Hook from Hell”

If you read some of the reports coming out of Port St. Lucie yesterday, you would think everyone just crawled out from under a rock. I can’t remember the last time a bullpen session caused so much buzz. Noah Syndergaard, the Mets’ No. 1 prospect, put on an incredible show yesterday. What was everyone expecting? […]

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