Starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner didn’t come to the Mets with all hype and bravado of an elite pitching prospect the way that his teammates Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler did. In fact, most never even gave him a chance to be in the rotation until news broke during spring training, that Johan Santana would be out for the season. Even then, Hefner was just one of three possible options to replace Johan in the rotation. The other two, […]
I cannot help but remember back in mid-May when ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin commented in his blog about the lack of “moneyball” players the Mets have signed since Sandy Alderson took the reigns in New York. That post by Rubin sparked this conversation on MMO. First, I think the phrase “moneyball” players is a little silly. Essentially what Adam is asking is, where are the undervalued players signed to reasonable deals that are outperforming […]
Former-Met Scott Hairston was dealt on Monday to the Washington Nationals after struggling mightily with the Cubs in 2013. While in hot pursuit of free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, Chicago swept Hairston out from under the feet of the Amazin’s front office, forcing Sandy’s “What Outfield?” Mets into the spotlight. Many, myself included, criticized Alderson for allowing the veteran to walk, especially on such an inexpensive deal. However once spring arrived and a new season was […]
Ed Coleman first reported on WFAN that starting pitcher Shaun Marcum is done for the year. ”It hasn’t been announced here today, but it’s coming shortly. He’s pitched his last game with the Mets” True enough, Marc Carig of Newsday has confirmed the news and is reporting that Marcum has been diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and will have surgery on Monday to repair a blocked artery. He will be out 2-3 months and possibly miss the rest of […]
In a telling article for the Wall Street Journal, Jared Diamond questions the wisdom of the Mets potentially trading some young pitchers to obtain the offense the team desperately needs. “As the Mets enter the final stretch before the All-Star break and begin to prepare for a crucial off-season,” he writes. “They are wrestling with a question that could define their future: Should they trade any of their young pitchers?” The question is not that […]
I was over at FanGraphs curious to see what Jeremy Hefner‘s WAR (Wins Above Replacement) was for the season for another post I’m working on. While I was there I checked to see who the National League leaders in WAR were. What a nice surprise… Carlos Gomez, Brewers – 5.0 David Wright, Mets – 4.5 Adam Wainwright, Cardinals – 4.4 Matt Harvey, Mets – 4.3 Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies – 4.1 What is fascinating to me […]
Josh Satin‘s RBI-Double was one of three hits on his big day… The New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 2-1 before 39,677 at Miller Park today on Hank Aaron Bobblehead Day. Game time temperature was a beautiful 87 degrees and the first pitch was at 1:10 pm. Jeremy Hefner was crisp and precise working quickly through seven innings while striking out eight and allowing only two hits and walk. Hefner […]
Mets (36-48) at Brewers (35-51) Jeremy Hefner (3-6, 3.54) vs LHP Tom Gorzelanny (1-1, 2.43) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr. CF Daniel Murphy 2B David Wright 3B Marlon Byrd RF Josh Satin 1B Andrew Brown LF Anthony Recker C Omar Quintanilla SS Jeremy Hefner RHP Game Notes After suffering his 10th loss of the season Saturday night, Shaun Marcum acknowledged he is experiencing numbness, tingling and coldness in his right hand. He said the issue worsens as he […]
Contributed by Mike Stainkamp who you can follow on Twitter at @mikestainkamp34. Matz continues to improve while staying healthy A few weeks ago, Mets fans saw something that they’ve been waiting years to see: two top-prospect arms mowing down Braves hitters. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler pitched both ends of a doubleheader, Wheeler, of course, making his big league debut. To say the future is bright for the Mets is an understatement, at least in terms […]
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