The market for starting pitching is noticeably thin and old. Teams have made it a top priority to lock up their young pitching talent and as a result the only familiar names on the market under the age of 30 are Phil Hughes and John Lannan. The Mets are in the advantageous position to retain the majority of their pitching staff that finished fifth in the league in quality starts. The situation that the Mets […]
What a difference three days makes… The Giants and right-hander Tim Lincecum agreed to a two-year, $35 million deal Tuesday, pending a physical. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, was days away from becoming a free agent for the first time, but the Giants were able to get a deal done before that could happen. Lincecum, 29, is 89-70 in seven seasons with the Giants with a 3.46 ERA. He was 10-14 last season […]
After undergoing surgery in April to repair a tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder, Johan Santana has begun a throwing program and is making great progress toward his return to pitching in games. Last week, Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger reported that Santana’s agent, Chris Leible, said a return to the Mets isn’t out of the question for the Mets’ southpaw, but the two sides still haven’t spoken. “He’s not putting pressure on himself,” Leible […]
On Friday, middle reliever Jason Frasor and the Texas Rangers agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million with another $250,000 in incentives based on number of appearances. “It’s just nice to know at this point. The World Series isn’t even over and one of the best teams in baseball wants you back,” Frasor said. These deals are somewhat uncommon because of the lure of free agency, assistant general manager Thad Levine said, but the team […]
Yes, I know the answer to the question in my title is most likely not. The Tampa Tribune put up a little piece on David Price yesterday where he stated he is preparing himself to be traded. “If you go with what’s been done in the past I guess you’re going to have to think you’re going to get traded,” Price said Wednesday night on a conference call. “You’ve seen it happen a couple of times […]
MATT HARVEY, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS The Mets were patient in bringing up Matt Harvey last year and it paid off. After making a splash with 10 mostly eye opening starts and leaving a strong impression with his poise and command, it was anticipated Harvey would take the next step and become a solid starter in the rotation. Harvey outpitched his experience and numbers with an ability to mix his pitches and throw breaking pitches in […]
The upcoming off-season is when many Mets fans expect to see action with regard to shaping this roster for a competitive season. We’ve been through the trades that needed to be made, we’ve been through the free agents that couldn’t be signed, and we’ve been through the contracts that had to come off the books. The farm looks healthy-ish, and now it’s time to prove that the Mets (like many other teams) can maintain a […]
It was the most important game of the year. If the Mets wanted to make the post-season they needed to win. There was no tomorrow. I prepared myself: A Coke, a handful of pretzels, a fresh pack of cigarettes, my Mets cap, my lucky Mets shirt. And before I even got comfortable, it was over. A lead-off walk, a single, another single, a double, yet another single, another walk, still another base hit, a hit batsmen just […]
Tonight Zack Wheeler takes on the team that drafted him for the second time this season. The first time the 23-year old faced the Giants, he was publicized as the “Robin” to the leading Cy-Young candidate and NL All-Star Game Starter Matt Harvey; perhaps unfairly so. Since that initial outing at AT&T against his former franchise; much has changed. Harvey and a pitching rubber between now and 2015 is in question, and Wheeler has taken […]
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