Tag: Jeurys Familia

Winter Meetings: Bullpen Much Improved, But Mets Looking For Late-Inning Reliever

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Winter Meetings: Bullpen Much Improved, But Mets Looking For Late-Inning Reliever

It’s not even Christmas, but it’s not too early to start looking at the bullpen for 2014.  The 40 man roster currently has eight relievers.  There are 6 or 7 open spots come Opening Day. Sandy Alderson is said to be looking for at least one late-inning reliever. Anthony DiComo of Mets.com reported that the Mets are […]

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Joe Smith Signs With Angels For Three Years

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Joe Smith Signs With Angels For Three Years

Update 11/23 at 9:45 PM Free agent reliever Joe Smith just signed with the Los Angeles Angels on a 3-year deal worth a little more than $15 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Read my thoughts on Joe Smith from an earlier post below… Original Post Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported […]

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How Is Familia Doing and What Is His Role Moving Forward?

An article by posted on October 29, 2013 0 Comments
How Is Familia Doing and What Is His Role Moving Forward?

Brandon asks… I always was a big fan of Jeurys Familia and I was wondering how he was doing health wise and if he still will play a significant role with the Mets either as a starter or reliever? Thanks. Teddy replies… Jeurys Familia is doing fine (5.0 IP, 7 K, 7.20 ERA), and is […]

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What The 2015 Mets Will Look Like If Built Entirely From Prospects

An article by posted on October 26, 2013 0 Comments
What The 2015 Mets Will Look Like If Built Entirely From Prospects

With news floating around that the Mets may indeed punt again in 2014, and with Matt Harvey sidelined the entire year; maybe it’s time to start looking at what the New York Mets may look like in 2015.  I know it’s a depressing thought, and I’m sorry for bringing it up.  But that doesn’t mean […]

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The Fastest Path To The Post-Season Is Still Pitching

An article by posted on October 25, 2013 0 Comments
The Fastest Path To The Post-Season Is Still Pitching

When asked to describe the Mets’ biggest need to be addressed in the coming offseason, most of us would almost automatically talk about the team’s offense first.  To be sure, after coming in 23rd out of 30 MLB teams in runs scored, there can be no doubt that the myriad of offensive woes bandied about throughout […]

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Arizona Fall League Update: Robles Bests the Best

An article by posted on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
Arizona Fall League Update: Robles Bests the Best

Hansel Robles pitched for the Scottsdale Scorpions today and gave up four hits while striking out one while keeping the league-best Mesa Solar Sox scoreless in four innings. Chasen Bradford pitched one scoreless inning, giving up one hit in the 8th. No other Mets played today for the Scorpions. Stats for the Arizona Fall League […]

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Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects

An article by posted on October 16, 2013 0 Comments
Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects

For the past few seasons, the Mets bullpen has been a major weakness. They have consistently ranked among the league’s worst, and they did not perform much better this season. In 2013, the Mets bullpen finished in the bottom ten in ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts. Despite these struggles, the relief corps can become a strength […]

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Alderson Should Hold Off On Adding Quality Bullpen Arms

An article by posted on October 5, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Should Hold Off On Adding Quality Bullpen Arms

Adam Rubin noted in a piece on Friday, that Sandy Alderson wants better arms in the bullpen going into next season. ”We need to have more quality arms in the bullpen,” Sandy explained. “We never had a real strong bottom half of the bullpen. The key will be to have more arms, quality arms out there […]

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Is Vic Black Our Future Closer?

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Is Vic Black Our Future Closer?

There was an interesting piece on FanGraphs a couple days ago about Vic Black — titled “Vic Black, Closer In Waiting?” You can already guess what the subject matter dealt with and it was certainly a good read. They jump-started it with a curious quote from LaTroy Hawkins, who spoke about Black: “Some guys have late life on the ball,” […]

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Reliever Jeff Walters Deserved The Call, Not Frank Francisco

An article by posted on September 17, 2013 0 Comments
Reliever Jeff Walters Deserved The Call, Not Frank Francisco

With a 2.09 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 56.0 innings of work, it was hard to ignore the excellent season that Jeff Walters delivered for Double-A Binghamton in 2013. His 38 saves in the regular season shattered the all-time career and single-season records for Binghamton and in doing so Walters tossed his name in the mix as a […]

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