Tag: minor league

Catching Fire: Here Comes Kevin Plawecki

An article by posted on May 29, 2014 0 Comments
Catching Fire: Here Comes Kevin Plawecki

Kevin Plawecki had the best game of his Double-A career on Tuesday when he doubled, homered and drove in five runs in his first two at bats. The game would be suspended in the second inning due to rain and was completed on Wednesday afternoon prior to the regularly scheduled game. The catching prospect finished […]

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Campbell’s Versatility Could Lead To Super Utility Role

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Campbell’s Versatility Could Lead To Super Utility Role

May 23 Making his first career start in left field, Eric Campbell tied the game with a sac-fly in the second, and then added a stunning game-saving catch in the eighth inning that resulted in a rally-killing double play for the Dodgers. With the Mets trying to preserve a one run lead and Dodgers phenom […]

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Eric Campbell Rates A Closer Look

An article by posted on May 18, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Campbell Rates A Closer Look

OK, call me a front-runner if you must, but based on what I’ve seen of Eric Campbell so far (and with a mere handful of at-bats it ain’t much), he looks to have qualities that would do much to inject some sorely needed jolt into the Mets’ lineup. I speak not so much of numbers, as the vast […]

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Eric Campbell Making A Case For Mets Bench Spot

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Campbell Making A Case For Mets Bench Spot

The recent performance of 27-year old Eric Campbell (AKA “Soup”) in Las Vegas may be proving costly in Josh Satin’s future as bench player/platoon first basemen for the Mets. In limited at bats this year for the Mets, (14), Satin has batted .143 with six strikeouts to go along with a .294 OBP. His strikeout […]

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Mets Activate Niese From DL, Option Flores To Triple-A

An article by posted on April 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Activate Niese From DL, Option Flores To Triple-A

After Saturday’s exciting walk-off win over the Cincinnati Reds, the Mets announced that they had activated Jon Niese from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for him on the roster, the Mets optioned Wilmer Flores to Triple-A Las Vegas. This was widely expected and Flores will continue to get reps at both shortstop and second […]

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Syndergaard Solid In Triple-A Debut

An article by posted on April 5, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Solid In Triple-A Debut

In his first start of the season for Triple-A Las Vegas, Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard delivered a solid outing that saw him allow two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five in six innings pitched. The young righty threw 51 of his 76 pitches for strikes and induced eight groundball outs on the […]

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Team Doctors Say Elbow Surgery Is 50/50 For Parnell

An article by posted on April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Team Doctors Say Elbow Surgery Is 50/50 For Parnell

April 3 Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is “50-50” whether he will require Tommy John surgery. The injured closer added that he may make a decision about whether to have surgery in two weeks — not wait the full six weeks that includes a throwing program Sandy Alderson laid […]

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Alderson’s Bullpens Have Been Awful

An article by posted on April 2, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson’s Bullpens Have Been Awful

Not once during Sandy Alderson’s tenure as general manager with the Mets has he pieced together anything close to an adequate bullpen, writes Marc Carig of Newsday. And as the Mets begin their fourth season under Alderson, it’s unclear whether that will change any time soon. “The bullpen has not been good over the last […]

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Niese Sharp In Final Tuneup Before April 6 Start

An article by posted on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Sharp In Final Tuneup Before April 6 Start

April 1 update by Joe D. Jon Niese threw 4.2 innings in a simulated game in Port St. Lucie tonight, allowing four runs (two earned) while walking one and striking out four. He threw 49 of 76 pitches for strikes. This is the second minor league start since Niese received a cortisone shot in his […]

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Hey Sandy, What Could Brown Do For You?

An article by posted on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Hey Sandy, What Could Brown Do For You?

Opening Day came and went and a new season is underway. We had some hits and we had some misses (18 strikeouts worth of them), but all in all I was happy to have the Mets back in Queens and a new season of Amazin baseball underway. Lost amisdt the aftermath of yesterday’s 9-7 loss […]

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