Tag: National League

Lamar Johnson Will Not Return As Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Lamar Johnson Will Not Return As Hitting Coach

Official Release The New York Mets today announced that hitting coach Lamar Johnson and assistant hitting coach Luis Natera will not return to their positions in 2015. Johnson and Natera have been offered positions within the minor league system. “We appreciate the hard work of Lamar and Luis this year at the Major League level,” […]

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What Can We Expect From Travis d’Arnaud Next Season?

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
What Can We Expect From Travis d’Arnaud Next Season?

This year’s free-agent class is a particularly weak one. With very few options in the outfield and at shortstop, two positions that the Mets are desperate to fix, there are a number of potential options at catcher. But with Travis d’Arnaud here and with Kevin Plawecki waiting in the wings, this isn’t exactly a need […]

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DeGrom Named Rookie of the Month For September

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom Named Rookie of the Month For September

Jacob deGrom has been voted the National League Rookie of the Month for September. The 26-year-old righty was 2-0 in four September starts, leading MLB rookie pitchers with 38 strikeouts, which also ranked fourth overall in the NL. DeGrom posted a 1.67 ERA i 27.0 IP which was the top mark among qualifying NL rookies and ranked […]

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Zack Wheeler Wraps Up Strong 2014 Campaign With 3.54 ERA

An article by posted on September 26, 2014 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Wraps Up Strong 2014 Campaign With 3.54 ERA

Last night Zack Wheeler wrapped up his sophomore campaign against the Nationals. In his first full season in the majors, Wheeler pitched to a 3.54 ERA over 185.1 innings. His .500 record (11-11) isn’t necessarily reflective of the type of season he had but there are areas for him to improve heading into next season. […]

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DeGrom’s Last Stand?

An article by posted on September 22, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom’s Last Stand?

There isn’t any doubt in my mind that Jacob deGrom should be the National League’s Rookie of the Year. What he did in Sunday’s 10-2 rout of the Braves to complete a rare sweep in Atlanta – one earned run with ten strikeouts in six innings – should seal the deal. What deGrom’s performance may […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 2

An article by posted on September 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 2

The Mets won their second straight against Atlanta on Saturday night, doubling up the Braves 4-2 at Turner Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and was cruising along, holding the Braves scoreless for seven solid innings. But in the eighth, Niese began to tire and the Braves loaded the bases with one out. That […]

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Jenrry Mejia Leads NL With 15 Saves Since All Star Break

An article by posted on September 13, 2014 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Leads NL With 15 Saves Since All Star Break

Jenrry Mejia earned his 26th save of the season on Friday night as the Mets beat the Nationals 4-3, however his post game celebration caused a bit of a stir. After Mejia struck out Ian Desmond to end the game, he pointed at Desmond’ as if he were casting a fishing rod and then began reeling him […]

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Granderson is the Most Disappointing Player in New York

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson is the Most Disappointing Player in New York

Columnists Brad Kallet and Jeff Capellini of CBS New York ranked the 10 Most Disappointing Players in New York, and tabbed Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson number one. “He’s one of the most likable and affable athletes on the planet, but unfortunately that doesn’t make up for a .210 batting average and .313 OBP. The […]

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Mets Are Too Comfortable With Losing, Backman Would Change That

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are Too Comfortable With Losing, Backman Would Change That

Bob Klapisch of The Record says he couldn’t help but wonder how Sandy Alderson really felt about Wally Backman winning the Pacific Coast League’s Manager of the Year award, considering the GM has shown no intention of giving Backman a chance in New York. It’s time to reconsider this de facto blackball, and see Backman as […]

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Here Comes Herrera… There Goes Murphy?

An article by posted on August 30, 2014 0 Comments
Here Comes Herrera… There Goes Murphy?

When a team’s only All Star goes on the Disabled List, you would expect fans to be eagerly awaiting his return. However, when National League hits leader Daniel Murphy suffered a calf strain, a feeling of excitement arose within the Mets’ fanbase. On Friday night, the Mets called up Dilson Herrera, the top second base […]

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