Thoughts from Joe D. I will be very shocked if the Toronto Blue Jays hang onto Alex Anthopoulos as the team’s general manager after this season. He took a team with a talent rich farm that was once ranked among baseball’s best and overturned it for aging and expensive players that have sunk the team to the bottom of the division instead of the top as he had hoped. A new GM will quickly look […]
It is becoming more and more evident that quality pitching is the hub of a pending baseball renaissance in New York’s Citi Field. Win or lose, a cadre of young pitching arms have kept the Mets competitive in Flushing for some two months now with Met pitching underlings tearing up the minor leagues at every level. The pitching uptick has many of the Met faithful thinking their turn in the sun may arrive sooner than anticipated. […]
In yesterday’s Farm Report on ESPN New York, Adam Rubin gave out plenty of quality information about the Mets minor league system (as he always does). What I took notice of was the first item in the “short hops” section of the article. Rubin noted that while Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard are all nearing organizational innings limits, the Mets are allowing them to pitch into the playoffs. The B-Mets officially clinched a […]
I read a comment this morning in our threads from one reader asking another why he left out Gee in his projected 2014 rotation. In addition to MMO, I spend a lot of time reading comment threads at MetsBlog and on other Mets Forums and I see that a lot. Mostly I see future Mets rotation projections looking a lot like this: Matt Harvey Noah Syndergaard Zack Wheeler Jon Niese Rafael Montero Missing are Dillon […]
The following post adds some perspective and a longer view to what the future may hold for the Mets starting rotation. It’s important to understand the approach that the front office takes with regards to how they determine the progression of their top pitching prospects through the Mets minor league system. Sometimes you look at this patient and deliberate approach by our front office and wonder why aren’t these pitchers being promoted quickly enough? Aren’t […]
The Mets have officially activated catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud after recalling him from Triple-A Las Vegas and then placed John Buck on paternity leave. He will make his much anticipated major league debut tonight against the San Diego Padres. “It will be nice to see him in a New York Mets uniform,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. “At the end of three days, we’ll see where we are.” “There’s been a lot of anticipation and some […]
Thoughts from Joe D. First of all, congratulations to everyone on the Binghamton Mets who are a win away from clinching the division and a playoff berth. At 78-47 they are having one of the greatest seasons in the history of the Eastern League. A hearty round of applause for all the players and also manager Pedro Lopez, hitting coach Luis Natera and pitching coach Glenn Abbott. Just an outstanding job by all of them. […]
I wanted to post some amazing photographs taken by Kelly Madden and Gordon Donovan who were at last night’s game at NYSEG Stadium where a dominant performance by Noah Syndergaard propelled Binghamton to a 5-4 win over the New Britain Rock Cats. That first shot you see there, was taken by Kelly last night. What a great shot… In this stunning photo taken by Gordon Donovan, Syndergaard is ready to fire away and deliver a strike. […]
Hey Joe, Just read today that Elvis Andrus had cleared waivers. As you posted yesterday and in the past, a glaring hole that needs to be filled going forward is a legitimate everyday shortstop. I believe you also mentioned his name along with Jurickson Profar as well. Just a couple of comments. If indeed he did clear waivers, the Mets should obviously explore what it would take to get him from the Rangers knowing the following… From […]
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