Tag: closer

Mets Morning Report: An Opening Day Starter Is Crowned

An article by posted on February 17, 2017 0 Comments
Mets Morning Report: An Opening Day Starter Is Crowned

Good Morning everyone. The New York Mets officially named their opening day starter on Thursday as Noah Syndergaard gets the nod. The 24-year-old flame thrower spoke with the media on what an accomplishment it is to be given such a task. “It’s just a huge honor. It’s something I’ve been working for ever since I’ve […]

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Nationals, White Sox Discussing David Robertson Trade

An article by posted on February 7, 2017 0 Comments
Nationals, White Sox Discussing David Robertson Trade

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Washington Nationals are discussing a trade to acquire closer David Robertson from the Chicago White Sox. The Nationals inability to acquire a closer, or even a marquee free agent for that matter, has been well documented. Mark Melancon, the closer they acquired at the trade deadline last year, […]

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Noah Syndergaard: Hope Springs Eternal In 2017

An article by posted on February 6, 2017 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard: Hope Springs Eternal In 2017

Here’s a cool promo video featuring New York Mets ace right-hander Noah Syndergaard to get your baseball juices flowing as the start of Spring Training draws ever saw closer. It’s a short vignette that builds on that whole “pick yourself up and get back out there” speech your baseball coach used to give you in […]

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Mets vs Nationals: Who Has The Better Pitchers, Manager?

An article by posted on January 25, 2017 0 Comments
Mets vs Nationals: Who Has The Better Pitchers, Manager?

Going into 2017, the Mets and Nationals will clearly be the two teams fighting for the NL East title, with the Braves, Phillies, and Marlins lagging behind. While most people give the overall edge to the Nationals saying they will take the East, let’s take a closer look at these two teams and see who […]

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Brewers Sign Neftali Feliz To One-Year Deal

An article by posted on January 19, 2017 0 Comments
Brewers Sign Neftali Feliz To One-Year Deal

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports on Twitter, the Milwaukee Brewers have signed RHP Neftali Feliz to a one-year deal. Passan also adds that the deal is worth $5.35 million and can reach $6.85 if incentives are hit. Feliz, 28, broke into MLB with the Texas Rangers when the righty was a 21-year-old. A […]

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Nationals Join the Kenley Jansen Bidding

An article by posted on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Nationals Join the Kenley Jansen Bidding

A day after landing outfielder Adam Eaton, the Washington Nationals have shifted their focus back to the bullpen and are making a push for Kenley Jansen according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter. Previously, it was expected that the sweepstakes for the dominant closer would come down to a bidding war between the Miami Marlins and […]

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Yankees Sign Aroldis Chapman For 5 Years, $86M

An article by posted on December 7, 2016 0 Comments
Yankees Sign Aroldis Chapman For 5 Years, $86M

According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the New York Yankees have signed free agent closer Aroldis Chapman to a 5 year, $86 million deal. This makes Chapman, 28, the highest paid closer in history with an average annual salary of $17.2 million. The previous record was set just a few days ago by Mark Melancon […]

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Rule 5 Draft: Two Mets Prospects That Are Most At Risk

An article by posted on November 25, 2016 0 Comments
Rule 5 Draft: Two Mets Prospects That Are Most At Risk

Initially i was simply going to post this one excerpt from Baseball America, who projected the top players who could get picked in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. But I was actually surprised that they listed Mets Double-A infield prospect Philip Evans among their “cream of the crop.” That’s not to knock Evans who I […]

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Alderson: Addison Reed Will Close If Familia Misses Time

An article by posted on November 11, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Addison Reed Will Close If Familia Misses Time

Per ESPN’s Adam Rubin on Twitter, the Mets will use Addison Reed as closer if Jeurys Familia misses any time due to his legal issues. The Mets have a need for a late-inning addition, but this pretty much eliminates the possibility of a high-profile closer signing like Aroldis Chapman, Mark Melancon, or Kenley Jansen. Reed, […]

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How Should the Mets Handle the Closer Role?

An article by posted on November 3, 2016 0 Comments
How Should the Mets Handle the Closer Role?

With Jeurys Familia having been arrested under suspicion of domestic violence, there are a number of questions that need to be asked and answered. While it may seem tactless, at some point, we need to ask the question of how does this arrest will impact the Mets organization. Over the past two seasons, Familia has […]

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