Tag: Dan Warthen

Psst… Don’t Look Now, But Jon Niese Is Back!

An article by posted on May 30, 2013 0 Comments
Psst… Don’t Look Now, But Jon Niese Is Back!

The month of May for Jon Niese will hopefully become a microcosm for the New York Mets season, it’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish. In what was a horrendous start to the season for Niese, the Mets young southpaw has put together a nice stretch over the past three outings to […]

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A Few Better Met Managerial Choices

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
A Few Better Met Managerial Choices

You know I bet you could build a supercomputer that would be able to manage the NY Mets. Maybe something like the robot from Lost in Space. A robot would probably have put in Juan Lagares instead of Collin Cowgill in the late innings last night … That’s because robots are nothing if not logical. Robots don’t go on […]

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Buck Has Gone From Trade Bait To Indispensable

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Buck Has Gone From Trade Bait To Indispensable

Several times this season John Buck’s fast start fueled speculation that with Travis d’Arnaud’s promotion the Mets might deal him at the trade deadline. After all, who doesn’t want a hot-hitting catcher who calls a crisp game behind the plate? Most every team would and that includes the Mets, who, along with Buck exceeded early expectations. […]

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Burke Continues To Stake Claim On Final Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
Burke Continues To Stake Claim On Final Bullpen Spot

Yesterday, I pretty much concluded, in a post you can read below, that reliever Greg Burke has just about locked up one of the final spots in the Mets bullpen. In the 9-1 loss to the Tigers on Thursday, Burke was brought in to get a critical out against one of the best hitters in […]

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Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

Johan Santana will make his first Grapefruit League next Thursday, March 14, when the Mets play the Detroit Tigers, according to John Delcos of Metsmerized Online. That would leave three starts before the start to the season. Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Delcos that Santana is making progress after throwing a long-toss session on Monday and that […]

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The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

Things just keep getting worse and not better on the Johan Santana front. Andy Martino spoke to more than one team source and the consensus seems to be that Johan Santana will not be ready by Opening Day which totally wipes out Santana’s assertion that “he knows what he’s doing” and everything is okay. “I know […]

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Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, And The Reality Of How Baseball Works

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, And The Reality Of How Baseball Works

It wasn’t too long ago that when the subject of top Mets pitching prospects came up, the first two names that jumped to mind were righthanders Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia. As a matter of fact, going into the 2011 season, both were still ranked as the two best pitching prospects in the Mets system. […]

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Collins and Alderson To Address Coaching Staff, Warthen Likely To Return

An article by posted on September 30, 2012 0 Comments

Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson will discuss the state and future of the coaching staff this Monday or Tuesday according to Mike Puma of the NY Post. A Mets official also told him that he would be surprised if Dan Warthen gets fired. This kind of backs up earlier reports from two weeks ago that intimated […]

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Are The Mets Are Running Out Of Gas?

An article by posted on September 6, 2012 0 Comments
Are The Mets Are Running Out Of Gas?

The rigors of the long major league baseball season seem to be catching up to some of the New York Mets. There have been numerous quotes and clues from the Mets coaching staff lately alluding to the idea that the Mets are looking forward to some much needed rest during the off-season. It’s O.K. guys, […]

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Dan Warthen – The Sacrificial Lamb?

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments

Someone is ultimately going to have to answer for the collapse of the Mets pitching staff and poor performance of the bullpen in 2012. It won’t be Sandy Alderson.  I doubt it will be Terry Collins. The only person left is Dan Warthen. Is it really fair that Warthen takes full responsibility for what has […]

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