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Wheeler’s Command Not as Bad as it Seems

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler’s Command Not as Bad as it Seems

In a fantastic Fangraphs piece written by Jeff Sullivan, he acknowledges the imperfections in Zack Wheeler’s command and introduces the possibility of the receivers catching Wheeler playing a role in last season’s strike numbers. Sullivan states that Wheeler certainly needs to polish his command to reach his lofty expectations. He’s always walked batters in the […]

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ESPN Releases Their Future Power Rankings

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN Releases Their Future Power Rankings

ESPN released their annual Future Power Rankings (Insider only) today. The panel consisted of Buster Olney, Keith Law and Jim Bowden. Each team is ranked in five categories- Majors (MLB talent), Minors (MiLB talent and depth), Finance, Management, and Mobility (“Do they have a lot of young, cheap players or old immovable guys.”) Once they’ve ranked […]

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The Matt Harvey Non-Story

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
The Matt Harvey Non-Story

On Sunday, I read this excellent article by Kevin Kernan of the New York Post who says it’s not easy to silence a strong personality like Matt Harvey. Harvey still believes he will pitch in 2014 for the Mets even though he deleted his tweet that Harvey Day would return in 2014. I don’t see […]

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2014 Mets Projections: Catchers

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Projections: Catchers

I will be presenting a series of posts projecting the Mets’ 2014 statistical seasons by Catchers, Infielders, Outfielders, Starting Pitchers and Relievers. For the purpose of my analysis, I’ll be sticking to players who will likely comprise the Mets Opening Day Roster. TRAVIS D’ARNAUD, C The No. 1 prospect behind the dish, Travis d’Arnaud, will finally […]

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Sandy Tells Executives Mets Can Win 90 Games

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Tells Executives Mets Can Win 90 Games

John Harper of the Daily News reported this morning that at a staff meeting a couple of days ago, Sandy Alderson told Mets executives and baseball personnel that he strongly believes that the ballclub can and maybe even should win 90 games this season. Also, according to people who were in the room, after Alderson’s […]

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Noah Syndergaard, God of Thunder

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard, God of Thunder

One of my favorite Mets beat writers is Anthony DiComo who always finds a way to mix in some well-written and insightful player profiles along with his non-stop comprehensive coverage of the team. Last night, I came across a very good read he wrote on Noah Syndergaard, who has been one of the most heavily profiled […]

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Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

Could the New York Mets have a potential problem with Matt Harvey? There are already signs of him being high maintenance … signs he enjoys the trappings of New York too much … signs he doesn’t handle injuries well … signs of being too sensitive … signs he knows he’s good and isn’t afraid to […]

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Matt Harvey Threw Today and Feels Brand-New, Awesome and Amazing!

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Threw Today and Feels Brand-New, Awesome and Amazing!

Today in St. Lucie, Matt Harvey tossed 20 pitches on flat ground to bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello, who was 60 feet away. It was the first time that Harvey has tossed a baseball since undergoing Tommy John surgery exactly four months ago today. Harvey said the surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews, involved taking a right wrist […]

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Colon’s Presence Can Have A Positive Effect On Young Arms

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Colon’s Presence Can Have A Positive Effect On Young Arms

Mets fans who lived through the 1969 miracle know for a fact that pitching wins championships. The ’69 Mets were one of the best examples of a crummy hitting team leaning heavily on team pitching to earn October baseball grandeur. That edition of Mets had the lowest team OPS of any team to ever win […]

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Projecting the Mets 2016 Starting Rotation

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting the Mets 2016 Starting Rotation

The New York Mets have one of the best, if not the best, farm systems when it comes to pitching. There is so much depth coming up the pipeline that picking five pitchers who will most likely be in the rotation come 2016 is incredibly difficult. However, I’m sure every big league team would love […]

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