Tag: closer

How Should the Mets Handle the Closer Role?

An article by posted on 03/11/2016 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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Mets Free Agents Who Were Better Than Their Reputation

An article by posted on 29/10/2016 0 Comments
Mets Free Agents Who Were Better Than Their Reputation

The suffering-rich tradition of the New York Mets is rivaled by few other organizations in pro sports, so it’s only natural that fans are going to lash out at some of their players. This is especially true of the many free agent acquisitions that went sour during their tenures with the Mets. But sometimes, fans […]

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Harper: Mets Need Kenley Jansen To Keep Up With Cubs

An article by posted on 18/10/2016 0 Comments
Harper: Mets Need Kenley Jansen To Keep Up With Cubs

John Harper of the Daily News makes his case for the Mets signing free-agent closer Kenley Jansen this offseason. “If the Mets want to take a huge step toward re-claiming that supremacy next year and beyond, they should make a big splash this off-season by signing Kenley Jansen,” writes Harper who argues that adding Jansen will put […]

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Mets Really Need Granderson To Step Up

An article by posted on 15/08/2016 0 Comments
Mets Really Need Granderson To Step Up

After a solid 2015 season, Curtis Granderson has struggled to produce this year for the Mets. Through 465 plate appearances, Granderson is batting .226/.318/.423 with 18 homeruns and he has a .741 OPS. While his 97 OPS + is around the league average, his struggles are far more pronounced when taking a closer look. With […]

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The Mets Wasted Jacob deGrom’s Gem

An article by posted on 29/07/2016 0 Comments
The Mets Wasted Jacob deGrom’s Gem

The New York Mets wasted a great effort from Jacob deGrom. A start where many eyes were on the deGrominator after his previous poor outing in which he showed a decrease in velocity. Jake put all those issues to rest as yet again he put forth a great performance. His offense and closer betrayed him […]

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Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney From Padres

An article by posted on 30/06/2016 0 Comments
Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney From Padres

The Miami Marlins are close to acquiring right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney from the San Diego Padres, according to Keith Law of ESPN.com. The Marlins will be sending a A-ball pitching prospect Chris Paddack to the Padres. The second place Marlins were rumored to be shopping for a closer or setup type reliever in recent weeks, and had […]

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Jeurys Familia Needs to Pitch Less

An article by posted on 03/06/2016 0 Comments
Jeurys Familia Needs to Pitch Less

It’s been a weird season for Jeurys Familia. On the plus side, he hasn’t blown a regular season save since the San Diego Padres rain game debacle back in July 2015. Also on the plus side, his FIP is 2.17 — which is the lowest mark of his career. These are not surprising because he […]

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Sandy Alderson Backs Terry Collins’ All-In Strategy

An article by posted on 15/04/2016 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 13/01/2016 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 28/12/2015 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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