Tag: closer

Murphy’s Status is a Harbinger of Things to Come

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
Murphy’s Status is a Harbinger of Things to Come

The next few weeks leading up to the July 31st trade deadline will be quite telling about the future direction of the Mets and how they see themselves in 2015 and beyond. Most importantly, will Daniel Murphy stay or will he go? I still stand by my earlier statement that the team isn’t as bad as […]

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Jacob deGrom Once Again Seeking First Victory

An article by posted on June 21, 2014 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Once Again Seeking First Victory

Jacob deGrom will be taking the mound on Saturday in Miami against the Marlins for his eighth major league start, with the hopes that he will finally win that elusive first victory on the season. DeGrom (0-4, 4.39), has been victimized by a lack of run support from the Mets and over his last three starts […]

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MMO Exclusive: Chasen Bradford Earns His Way To Vegas

An article by posted on June 10, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Chasen Bradford Earns His Way To Vegas

Chase Bradford had a great opportunity ripped from his finger tips when he suffered an oblique injury during his first big league camp, and as a result he was kept out of the Mets 2014 spring games. I recently spoke with Bradford and even though the injury was not expected, he took it all in […]

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Being ‘Young And A Met’ Doesn’t Mean What It Once Did

An article by posted on June 6, 2014 0 Comments
Being ‘Young And A Met’ Doesn’t Mean What It Once Did

In a world where dominance on the pitching mound is King, one man is the last one standing. The closer. Or maybe not the closer, but a relief “ace.” The guy who inherits a game-turning moment. The bases jammed with bad guys just itching to score and he calmly saves the day by freezing them […]

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A Revolutionary Bullpen Model

An article by posted on June 3, 2014 0 Comments
A Revolutionary Bullpen Model

syn-er-gy n. The increased effectiveness that occurs when two or more people or elements in a system produce and effort different from or greater than the sum of the individual effects. * * * * * * * * The most recent turn of events in a topsy-turvy New York Met baseball season has infused […]

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After Pitching On Back-To-Back Days, Mejia Says He’s At Home In The Bullpen

An article by posted on May 24, 2014 0 Comments
After Pitching On Back-To-Back Days, Mejia Says He’s At Home In The Bullpen

Jenrry Mejia gave the team two thumbs-up on Friday, the day after after pitching in back-to-back games. Mejia felt no issue with his arm and told manager Terry Collins he is ready to pitch again. After pitching a scoreless ninth in a non-save situation on Wednesday, Mejia came out to pitch the ninth again on Thursday to […]

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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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The Non-Roster Invitee Experiment

An article by posted on May 15, 2014 0 Comments
The Non-Roster Invitee Experiment

Prior to spring training, I was excited about the potential for the Mets bullpen. We had some young arms in the minors that were vying for their shot. Additionally we were going to have holdovers of Bobby Parnell, Carlos Torres, Scott Rice, and Gonzalez Germen occupying four of the spots. There were three spots up […]

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Mets Hitting Prospects Are Getting Hot

An article by posted on May 14, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Hitting Prospects Are Getting Hot

Brandon Nimmo has been tearing it up, but he’s not the only Met prospect who’s sizzling. As the weather heats up so are some of the Mets top prospects down on the farm. A few got off to slow starts this year but have recently begun to turn it up a notch, while others started […]

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Rafael Montero To Make Mets Debut Wednesday

An article by posted on May 12, 2014 0 Comments
Rafael Montero To Make Mets Debut Wednesday

The Mets have announced that Rafael Montero will be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas and make his Major League debut on Wednesday against the New York Yankees. “We understand it’s a debut on a big stage,” Sandy Alderson said. “but we believe he is ready now.” Additionally, Jacob deGrom will be pulled from his Triple-A start tonight. […]

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