Tag: closer

Sandy Alderson Backs Terry Collins’ All-In Strategy

An article by posted on April 15, 2016 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Backs Terry Collins’ All-In Strategy

Sandy Alderson, the Mets GM and creator of the term “Panic Citi,” agreed with how Terry Collins managed Wedensday’s 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins. Collins who previously stated he was “managing like it was the seventh game of the World Series,” made some interesting moves in the Mets third win of the season. Jim Henderson […]

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The Moral of Game Five: Setting Up to Succeed, or Fail?

An article by posted on January 13, 2016 0 Comments
The Moral of Game Five: Setting Up to Succeed, or Fail?

I know the last thing those of us bursting with excitement and anticipation for 2016 want to be reminded of is game five of the World Series, but stick with me here.  I’ve been thinking about the 9th inning of that game an awful lot, but not because of the despair we all shared at […]

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Yankees To Acquire Aroldis Chapman

An article by posted on December 28, 2015 0 Comments
Yankees To Acquire Aroldis Chapman

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Yankees have acquired Aroldis Chapman from the Reds, in exchange for right-handers Rookie Davis and Caleb Cotham, third baseman Eric Jagielo and second baseman Tony Renda. Chapman, 27, has been one of the most highly regarded and dominant closer’s in baseball since he defected from Cuba and […]

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Mariners Sign RHP Steve Cishek To Two-Year, $10 Million Deal

An article by posted on December 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mariners Sign RHP Steve Cishek To Two-Year, $10 Million Deal

The Seattle Mariners have reached agreement on a two-year, guaranteed $10 million contract with free agent right-hander Steve Cishek to be their new closer, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports. The deal is pending completion of a physical exam. Cishek’s agreement includes incentives for games finished that could increase his overall payout to $17 million, a […]

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Featured Article: Becerra, Rivera, Bowman Are Potential Rule 5 Selections

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Article: Becerra, Rivera, Bowman Are Potential Rule 5 Selections

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America put together a list of players he believes could potentially get selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Among them he includes three Mets prospects who could be at risk. Wuilmer Becerra, OF, Mets (21): It’s hard to see how a team could keep Becerra on the big league roster […]

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A Disappointed John Ricco Says Mets Will Move Forward

An article by posted on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
A Disappointed John Ricco Says Mets Will Move Forward

A very dejected John Ricco spoke with reporters at the Winter Meetings and admitted he was disappointed at how the Ben Zobrist situation unraveled. Ricco said Zobrist called him with his decision and said ultimately it was not about the money, but it was his desire to be closer to home and his connection to […]

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12 Teams Have Checked In On RHP Steve Cishek Including Mets

An article by posted on December 7, 2015 0 Comments
12 Teams Have Checked In On RHP Steve Cishek Including Mets

Latest Update Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 Radio is reporting that as many as a dozen teams have checked in with former Marlins closer Steve Cishek. Cishek, 29, has been getting a lot of attention and generating a lot of buzz since he was non-tendered by the St. Louis Cardinals last week. The New York […]

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NL East Report: Nationals Shakeup Expected At Closer Role

An article by posted on November 23, 2015 0 Comments
NL East Report: Nationals Shakeup Expected At Closer Role

After last season’s second half debacle, the Nationals are expected to have a new closer in 2016. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that both Jonathan Papelbon and Drew Storen are likely to be traded as Washington looks to make major changes to its bullpen. Papelbon, who was acquired from the Phillies in a […]

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Look For Jeurys Familia To Be Difference-Maker In World Series

An article by posted on October 24, 2015 0 Comments
Look For Jeurys Familia To Be Difference-Maker In World Series

A fascinating report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York who looks back at the incredible journey by Jeurys Familia who started the season as the third option for the team’s closer role and ended the year as one of the game’s best while smashing some records along the way. “He saved us,” Terry Collins […]

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Oh, What A KNIGHT! Harvey Speaks To Reporters…

An article by posted on October 18, 2015 0 Comments
Oh, What A KNIGHT! Harvey Speaks To Reporters…

Kudos to Newsday on this spectacular back page in today’s paper that perfectly describes the super-charged atmosphere at Citi Field, no doubt fueled by a dominant pitching performance by right-hander Matt Harvey. After the game, Harvey spoke to reporters and fielded questions. Was cold weather a factor in setting up your secondary pitches, making it […]

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