Tag: Mets bullpen

What Role Should Josh Smoker Have in 2017?

An article by posted on October 26, 2016 0 Comments
What Role Should Josh Smoker Have in 2017?

Last November, the Mets added lefty reliever Josh Smoker to the 40-man roster less than a year after signing him to a minor league deal. The former Washington Nationals first round pick hadn’t thrown a pitch above A-ball and was coming off a season in the Frontier League when the Mets scooped him up. In 2015, […]

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Should Mets Re-Sign Jerry Blevins?

An article by posted on October 19, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Re-Sign Jerry Blevins?

One of the resounding themes from the 2016 season has been how incredible it was the Mets made it back to the postseason despite Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Steven Matz needing season ending surgeries. However, that didn’t mean the Mets didn’t have good pitching that led them back to the postseason. In addition to […]

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Jeurys Familia Is Still Great

An article by posted on October 7, 2016 0 Comments
Jeurys Familia Is Still Great

One thing that is strange about narratives is that they don’t stay static. Rather, narratives are dynamic and are often change wildly with a strong recency bias. Last year, the narrative was the Mets blew Game 4 of the World Series because Terry Collins didn’t go to his closer to start the eighth inning. Instead, Collins […]

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Mets Wild Card Roster: De Aza Pushing Conforto Out, Campbell Looks To Be In

An article by posted on October 1, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Wild Card Roster: De Aza Pushing Conforto Out, Campbell Looks To Be In

Latest Update – Oct 1 According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets may put Eric Campbell on the Wild Card Game roster in the event they face Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants. Campbell’s chances of making the team have been bolstered by the recent news that Wilmer Flores is done […]

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Noah Syndergaard Scratched From Saturday’s Start

An article by posted on September 23, 2016 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard Scratched From Saturday’s Start

According to Marc Carig, Noah Syndergaard will be scratched from tomorrow’s start due to strep throat. Sean Gilmartin will be starting in his place. While this doesn’t have the same impact as Steven Matz being done for the year, Syndergaard having to miss a start is a blow to the Mets chances of claiming one […]

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Mets Rule 5 Draft Preview: No Shortage Of Options and Tough Decisions

An article by posted on September 20, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Rule 5 Draft Preview: No Shortage Of Options and Tough Decisions

With the Mets adding Gavin Cecchini to the 40-man roster to sit on the bench as the Mets are chasing down a Wild Card spot, the team had one less decision to make on who should be added to the 40 man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft this offseason. Even if […]

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Lugo and Gsellman Likely Pitching for a Postseason Roster Spot

An article by posted on September 10, 2016 0 Comments
Lugo and Gsellman Likely Pitching for a Postseason Roster Spot

Every time the Mets run Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman to the mound, they’re out there trying to help the Mets return to the postseason. They’re also making their own case as to why the Mets should put them on the postseason roster. Assuming the Mets make it back to the postseason, there is little guaranteed on who […]

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Mets Matters: Reynolds Rakes With One Eye Open

An article by posted on September 6, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Reynolds Rakes With One Eye Open

To a player, every year is an audition for the next, and here’s hoping the Mets are taking copious notes on Bartolo Colon. With how well he’s pitched, how ravaged the rotation has been, and the uncertainty of Zack Wheeler’s future, it should be a given re-signing Colon is a priority. It doesn’t matter he’s 43, or […]

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3 Up 3 Down: Mets Take Three From Fish

An article by posted on September 2, 2016 0 Comments
3 Up 3 Down: Mets Take Three From Fish

3 Up 1. CespedYES! In the opener on Monday night, the Mets got a very much needed quality start from recent call-up Rafael Montero. He and the entire Mets bullpen kept the Mets in that game, and in the 10th inning of a tie ball game, Yoenis Cespedes finished the job by launching a game winning homerun […]

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Fernando Salas Should Help the Mets

An article by posted on September 1, 2016 0 Comments
Fernando Salas Should Help the Mets

Like last year, the Mets acquired Addison Reed right before the August 31st trade deadline. He quickly assumed the seventh inning role for a pennant winner last year. This year, he has taken over the eighth inning, and he has been as good a setup man as there is in baseball. The problem is Reed and most […]

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