Tag: offseason

Zack Wheeler Has Torn UCL, Tommy John Surgery Looming

An article by posted on March 16, 2015 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Has Torn UCL, Tommy John Surgery Looming

The Mets just announced that Zack Wheeler has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will likely need season-ending Tommy John surgery. Wheeler will travel to New York City today to confirm the diagnosis and discuss his next steps with team orthopedist Dr. David Altchek, but Tommy John surgery is […]

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Who’s The “Not Me” This Time?

An article by posted on March 13, 2015 0 Comments
Who’s The “Not Me” This Time?

Many years ago I worked in an office that had a large staff. When the office manager found that something had been screwed up he would call everyone in and rant, “Who’s the ‘NOT ME’ responsible for this?” I always found that funny – maybe because invariably the culprit was NOT ME. But it brought […]

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Mets “Going With What We Got” In Bullpen

An article by posted on March 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mets “Going With What We Got” In Bullpen

According to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, the Mets placed less of a priority to acquire a veteran left-handed reliever “not because of money” but because as the team source put it, “we were confident with what we got.” That of course is a complete reversal from the team’s early offseason posture, when they […]

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When The Bullet Hits The Bone

An article by posted on March 10, 2015 0 Comments
When The Bullet Hits The Bone

I wanted to share a conversation I had with a follower on Twitter tonight. It started out talking about Cesar Puello, but quickly veered into the Josh Edgin situation and how I believed the Mets dropped the ball this Winter by not bringing in a proven lefty reliever – which by the way was supposed […]

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The Nationals Ran On Lagares’ Elbow

An article by posted on March 6, 2015 0 Comments
The Nationals Ran On Lagares’ Elbow

Here’s something to keep an eye on over the next few weeks. I picked this up on Mets.com from Anthony DiComo and thought it was worth sharing. As most of you diehards know, in 2013, center fielder Juan Lagares set a Mets rookie record with 15 outfield assists. The following season that number fell to six, largely […]

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Rollins Would Have Played For Mets, Says Their Future Is Bright

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Rollins Would Have Played For Mets, Says Their Future Is Bright

When Jimmy Rollins was still with the Phillies, there were two reports that he would use his veto rights to kill any trade to the Mets, who were reportedly very interested in the boisterous and still very productive shortstop. However, in an interview with Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Rollins refuted those reports and admitted that the […]

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Noah Syndergaard: Refocused, Recharged, Driven

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard: Refocused, Recharged, Driven

While all the attention and focus was on Matt Harvey during Friday’s live batting practice at Tradition Field, top prospect Noah Syndergaard also tossed to Mets batters and was equally as impressive. “It was nice coming in and throwing after Harvey did. All the eyes are more on him than me. It’s cool to share […]

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Perhaps History Played A Role In Mets Offseason Inactivity

An article by posted on February 27, 2015 0 Comments
Perhaps History Played A Role In Mets Offseason Inactivity

On December 10, 1971, the Mets sent pitching prospect Nolan Ryan to the Los Angeles Angels for third baseman Jim Fregosi. At the time, the deal seemed reasonable. Fregosi had been an All-Star for six of the past seven seasons and was widely regarded as one of the better third basemen in baseball. Meanwhile, the […]

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The Forgotten Man: Jonathan Niese

An article by posted on February 23, 2015 0 Comments
The Forgotten Man: Jonathan Niese

As I scrolled through my daily Mets spring training content, something hit me: Where the heck is Jon Niese? There are so many storylines in camp this year. You have the returning super-star Matt Harvey, the reigning Rookie of The Year Jacob deGrom, and the fire-baller on the verge of breaking out Zack Wheeler. These […]

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It’s Freezing In NYC, But The Heat Is On At Mets Camp

An article by posted on February 21, 2015 0 Comments
It’s Freezing In NYC, But The Heat Is On At Mets Camp

It feels good to get away from all the rumors and speculation of what’s been a long and often boring offseason. The players are in camp, they’re excited about getting the new season underway, and there’s a feeling of confidence and calm throughout the camp. On Friday, Sandy Alderson gave his state of the union […]

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