Tag: closer

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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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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