Update: 1:30 PM Paul Casella, of MLB.com, has reported that Wheeler’s call-up could come as early as this Monday. Casella states Zack Wheeler’s big-league promotion has seemed imminent for days now with the most recent sign of a looming call-up coming on Monday. ESPN reported Wheeler’s first start would come next Friday. Jay Horwitz, the club’s vice president of media relations, flew across the country on the team’s off day last Monday to meet with […]
New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon told Lynn Worthy of the Press & Sun-Bulletin, that he remains committed to the organization’s focus on player development that general manager Sandy Alderson has championed since being hired in October 2010. Wilpon visited Double-A Binghamton yesterday and preached patience and satisfaction with the plan. “There’s a plan. You can’t change the plan every year. OK? Sandy [Alderson], it’s taken him two or three years to get the plan […]
On Monday night, I watch the replay of Johan Santana’s no-hitter on SNY and was just as captivated as the night I watched it live on television. But this time around, I kept thinking to myself what could have been with Santana had his Mets’ tenure not been decimated by injuries. Then I of course looked to the future hope of the Mets’ starting rotation that almost certainly does not include the veteran lefty. Matt […]
In investigating the reasons for why the Mets now have their Triple-A affiliate almost 3,000 miles away in Las Vegas, Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal uncovers some telling details on how the organization is looked at by other teams and sheds light on how things deteriorated in Norfolk and then Buffalo. Only a handful of team-affiliate agreements expire each year, and if one of them isn’t renewed, it creates a game of musical chairs. […]
Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas shut down Fresno, 8-0. Binghamton had the day off. St. Lucie dropped to Lakeland, 2-1. Savannah had the day off. Prospect Pipeline Travis d’Arnaud was seen yesterday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York for follow up on his fractured toe. Travis was cleared to begin weight bearing rehabilitation, but will remain in a boot for the next week. After only two rehab appearances, Mets prospect Luis Mateo has […]
Anthony DiComo of MLB.com gave us a thorough draft preview for the New York Mets as we gear up for the 2013 MLB draft this Thursday. While it’s not always guaranteed an impact-type player will fall to the 11th overall pick (which is where the Mets currently reside), but Paul DePodesta shed some light on the depth of talent in this year’s draft: “There are some guys obviously that we like more than others, but there […]
With Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer of all time, set to retire at the end of the season, teams across the MLB are honoring him in some fashion before games. This is true of the Mets, who honored him prior to Tuesday’s game against the Yanks. He would throw out the first pitch of the game and, ironically, throw the last, as the Mets actually scored two runs on three hits in the bottom of […]
Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – DH John Buck – C Rick Ankiel – CF Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Mike Baxter – LF Jeremy Hefner – RHP Game Notes The Mets have won three games in a row for the second time this year. New York won three straight from April 6-8. The Mets won their second straight one-run game […]
Sandy Alderson told reporters yesterday that the organization will limit top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler to 180 to 185 innings this season, likely meaning he will have to go through an end-of-season shutdown, similar to Matt Harvey last year. Alderson said the organization prefers to add no more than 30 innings per year to a pitcher’s workload. Wheeler pitched 149 innings last season and 115 in 2011. So far this season, Wheeler, in nine starts, […]
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