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Familia Could Replace Farnsworth As Mets Closer

An article by posted on May 12, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Could Replace Farnsworth As Mets Closer

It seems like eons since the Mets were back in Spring Training given all the ups and downs we’ve endured during the first two months of the regular season. One of the players I was very excited about for the upcoming 2014 season, was starter-turned-reliever, Jeurys Familia. The hard-throwing 24-year old came into camp fresh […]

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A Strong Mets Bullpen Being Fueled By Some Unlikely Heroes

An article by posted on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
A Strong Mets Bullpen Being Fueled By Some Unlikely Heroes

I can hardly believe it myself, but this is the third post I’m writing about the bullpen this season, and like the first two, this is to point out what an incredible job they’ve been doing. It’s a pen that’s been put together with some Scotch tape, scraps and Elmer’s glue, but somehow they are […]

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Draft Update: Harrison, Kolek, Toussaint

An article by posted on April 22, 2014 0 Comments
Draft Update: Harrison, Kolek, Toussaint

Kolek Could Go Top 5 ESPN’s Keith Law recently had a chance to check out Texas high schooler Tyler Kolek. The Shepard H.S senior came into the season as a surefire first round pick, but his stock has been on the rise since. The fire-balling right-hander, who has been known to hit 100 MPH on the […]

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Which Current Met Is The Best Option For Closer?

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Which Current Met Is The Best Option For Closer?

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York asked three scouts who cover the Mets which young pitcher in the organization would be the best choice to close if the Mets needed someone in the next few months? The options presented were Gonzalez Germen, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero, Jeff Walters or someone else. Here are their responses: Scout […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 3

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 3

The Mets salvaged the finale of their three game series and beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on a walk-off sacrifice fly off the bat of Curtis Granderson in the bottom of the 14th inning. Zack Wheeler started for the Mets and earned a quality start, tossing six innings and allowing three runs on six hits […]

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Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

As was reported earlier, Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Jose Valverde lost the job after a series of dreadful outings in which he allowed four home runs in his last three appearances. At 38, Farnsworth has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 […]

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Valverde Out As Closer, Farnsworth To Takeover Saves Role

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Valverde Out As Closer, Farnsworth To Takeover Saves Role

10:15 AM Update: Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Valverde will not be used in any critical situations for now. The 38 year old has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 blown saves. Farnsworth last officially closed […]

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Collins Says Valverde Will Remain Closer

An article by posted on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Valverde Will Remain Closer

Jose Valverde blew his first save of the season last night after surrendering a back-breaking, game-tying, three-run homer in the ninth to Raul Ibanez. After getting two quick outs, Valverde gave up a single to David Freese and then walked Erick Aybar before being taken out of the yard by the 41-year old Ibanez on a […]

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Parnell Had Successful Tommy John Surgery Today

An article by posted on April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Had Successful Tommy John Surgery Today

April 8 The Mets announced.that closer Bobby Parnell underwent successful Tommy John surgery today. Parnell made the decision to undergo the procedure right away without seeking a second opinion because he did not want the uncertainty of wondering when the medial collateral ligament ultimately would give out. He also wanted to minimize the risk of the injury […]

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Team Doctors Say Elbow Surgery Is 50/50 For Parnell

An article by posted on April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Team Doctors Say Elbow Surgery Is 50/50 For Parnell

April 3 Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is “50-50” whether he will require Tommy John surgery. The injured closer added that he may make a decision about whether to have surgery in two weeks — not wait the full six weeks that includes a throwing program Sandy Alderson laid […]

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