It seems to me that the team is not as high or as confident in Travis d’Arnaud as they once were when they first acquired the catcher as the signature piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. On at least two occasions, Sandy Alderson expressed concern with D’Arnaud’s bat and his brief 99 at-bat debut. The Mets GM expanded on that a little during his interview with Mike Francesa on Friday, and […]
Team Insiders Say They’ll Listen To Offers On __________. Fill in the blank… In this particular case, the player that Adam Rubin is referring to is second baseman Daniel Murphy. The thing is, whenever the Mets say they aren’t trading anyone and only listening to offers, that player may as well pack their bags. We heard that line a lot regarding R.A. Dickey last year, and get used to hearing it again this season about […]
The Mets have officially activated catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud after recalling him from Triple-A Las Vegas and then placed John Buck on paternity leave. He will make his much anticipated major league debut tonight against the San Diego Padres. “It will be nice to see him in a New York Mets uniform,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. “At the end of three days, we’ll see where we are.” “There’s been a lot of anticipation and some […]
Travis d’Arnaud was blown away after catching five scoreless innings from Noah Syndergaard during Sunday’s 6-0 win for Binghamton. “What can I say about an outing like that?” said d’Arnaud, who is coming back from a broken foot suffered in April. “He had an absolutely electric fastball, his curveball was pretty devastating and his changeup — I didn’t even know he had a changeup like that. It just made his fastball look so much quicker […]
In perhaps what is my favorite interview of our young prospect to date, David Laurila of FanGraphs profiled Noah Syndergaard after he made his Double-A debut last Sunday. The 6’6” right-hander, who is now gaining notoriety as “Thor”, looked very impressive and is advanced for his age. There are some awesome quotes in the interview that I whole-heartedly recommend that you read, where he discusses his repertoire, mechanical changes, and his feelings about making his […]
Matt Harvey was named the Pitcher of the Month for April, the first Met to win the honor since R.A. Dickey last did so in June, 2012. Harvey, 24, went 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA and 46 strikeouts in six April starts. His four wins tied for the National League lead, while his 1.56 ERA is third in the league for the month. His 46 strikeouts are tied for fourth in the league. Harvey became […]
Baseball America’s Jim Callis had hinted in a chat a couple of months ago that the Mets farm system would be ranked somewhere around 16-18 which many found too low. Well today, Baseball America released their 2013 Organizational Rankings and the Mets did come in at No. 16. Here’s the top 16 overall: 1. St. Louis Cardinals 2. Seattle Mariners 3. Texas Rangers 4. Tampa Bay Rays 5. Miami Marlins 6. Boston Red Sox 7. […]
My dad and I have never gone to a Mets game together before. Sure we’ve watched countless games on TV, been to see the Ducks and the Islanders, went to the Giants ticker-tape parade together, and have even caught a few Orioles games when we visit family in Maryland. But never have we both made it to Flushing with each other. Whenever I have gone, it has always been with friends. We have always tried […]
The stars were out at the New York Hilton Saturday night at the 90th annual Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) Dinner. This year’s award winners received their hardware, and of course, R.A. Dickey was the main event. Dickey took home the 2012 NL Cy Young Award and was honored with the BBWAA’s “Joe DiMaggio Toast of the Town” award for forging a special bond with the New York fans. Before Dickey took to the […]
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