Every so often there’s a player that everybody loves to hate. In the past it was players like Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo, and even Mike Pelfrey to some extent towards the end of his Mets tenure. This year it’s Jordany Valdespin. Whether it’s because of his attitude rubbing people the wrong way or his statistics, he is probably the most disliked player on the team. While there are definitely valid criticisms of Valdespin, I believe […]
The Mets have traded minor league outfielder Julio Concepcion and right-handed pitcher Andres Perez to the Angels in return for an International Signing bonus allotment slot the team announced. #Mets send minor league OF Julio Concepcion & RHP Andres Perez to the #Angels in exchange for an International Signing bonus allotment slot. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 25, 2013 Concepcion has been with the Mets organization since 2007, spending the majority of his time […]
Updated 12:40 PM: Keith Law wrote me saying: Your writer says: “Keith Law must be a terrible assistant GM and front office person, and that’s why no major league team has hired him since he got shit-canned in Toronto.” You can call me whatever names you like, but I was not “shit-canned” or fired by Toronto. I quit in May of 2006 to join ESPN, and have discussed this openly many times with readers. To […]
And right on cue, Mets OF Juan Lagares has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending July 21. Congratulations, Juan… Now go grab some pine… Damn you, Terry… Original Post 10:00 AM Lagares now batting .398 over his last 11 games with 9 RBIs. More playing time agrees with him. — Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) July 21, 2013 @maggie162 That can only happen with more playing time. Lagares has the […]
Yesterday, during the game, I tweeted the following after Marlon Byrd launched his 17th home run of the season: Marlon Byrd > Michael Bourn X 2 Marlon Byrd > Justin Upton + BJ Upton Marlon Byrd > Scott Hairston X 10 Marlon Byrd just freaking rocks! — Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) July 21, 2013 Anybody disagree with me? This afternoon, Marc Carig of Newsday ties it all up rather succinctly: As the trade deadline approaches, the Mets have […]
Zack Wheeler spoke to reporters after last night’s win and acknowledged that he needs to start addressing his command issues very quickly. “Been a few times now where I’ve had to come out of the game early because I’m throwing 20 pitches an inning, falling behind guys, stuff like that. It’s not going to work,” said Wheeler who lasted just 4.2 innings on Saturday. “That’s part of my game I’m going to have to fix […]
There’s been a lot of discussion in recent weeks over whether or not Eric Young’s performance is sustainable. While there are some worrisome albeit short samples of major league play that seem to indicate he is currently playing above his head, if you look back a bit more you may see a different player. Eric Young was drafted in the 33rd round by the Colorado Rockies in 2003 as a 5 ft 9 inch 170 […]
Mets (36-47) at Brewers (34-51) RHP Shaun Marcum (1-9, 5.03) vs. RHP Yovani Gallardo (6-8, 4.78) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Marlon Byrd – RF Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF John Buck C Omar Quintanilla – SS Shaun Marcum – RHP Game Notes Zack Wheeler made his fourth start of the season last night and tossed five innings, allowed three runs – one […]
According to a post by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York, it now appears that Josh Satin’s hot bat will be keeping Ike Davis in Triple-A Las Vegas longer than what some may have initially thought. Satin, whose RBI single in the bottom of the ninth forced extra innings last night, went 3-for-6 with two doubles and a walk in the Mets comeback win. He has now reached base safely in 12 straight games and is batting […]
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