Tag: pitching staff

Collins, Warthen and Alderson Will Closely Monitor Pitchers Down The Stretch

An article by posted on September 9, 2014 0 Comments
Collins, Warthen and Alderson Will Closely Monitor Pitchers Down The Stretch

Addressing the media before Monday nights game, Sandy Alderson once again discussed the status of his young pitching staff. He focused on their use in September and the way the team can monitor their innings, pitch counts and health as the season winds down. Alderson had this to say about the situation: “We’ve got a […]

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The ’62 Mets Were NOT The Worst Team Ever

An article by posted on August 23, 2014 0 Comments
The ’62 Mets Were NOT The Worst Team Ever

While we like to think that the 1962 Mets were the worst team in MLB history (a badge of honor we wear proudly) – they actually were not the worst team. They weren’t even close to being the worst team. Yes, they lost a modern era record 120 games… but there were four other teams […]

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Mets Halfway Mark Long Way From 90 Wins

An article by posted on June 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Halfway Mark Long Way From 90 Wins

After Saturday’s win against the Pirates, the Mets improved to 37-44 and at this point barring any major changes to the roster, the team is on pace to win only 74 games and not the 90 that was set as the team goal by Sandy Alderson. “We’re not going to make any excuses,” Terry Collins […]

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Matt Harvey Set Unreal Expectations: Give Pitchers a Chance

An article by posted on June 11, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Set Unreal Expectations: Give Pitchers a Chance

On July 26th, 2012, Mets fans were anticipating the debut of a skilled minor league prospect by the name of Matt Harvey. That day in Arizona, Harvey threw 5.1 innings, allowed three hits, no runs and struck out 11 Diamondbacks. As it turns out, his gem in the desert was not a fluke but rather […]

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Offense Has Been Holding Up Their End Of The Bargain

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Offense Has Been Holding Up Their End Of The Bargain

If you’re like every Mets fan, through the first 46 games of the season you’ve likely been saying how terrible our offense is, and how we need to trade from our glut of young pitching for a big bat.  After all, the Mets are hitting .234 as a team, while slugging a paltry .351.  Both […]

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D’Arnaud Is Heating Up, Would Love To See Him Bat Second

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Is Heating Up, Would Love To See Him Bat Second

  While the Mets find themselves at an impressive 14-11 after 25 games in what was a pretty tough schedule, they still languish at the bottom of the rankings in several offensive areas including batting average, on-base and slugging. That we were able to get as far as we have without any real offensive propulsion […]

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Frank Viola: Sweet Music To A Pitching Prospect’s Ears

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Frank Viola: Sweet Music To A Pitching Prospect’s Ears

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com confirmed on Wednesday that the Mets have named Frank Viola their new Triple-A pitching coach. Viola will join Wally Backman‘s staff, and look to continue the same success that he has experienced while coaching one year with Brooklyn (A-) and the past two with Savannah (A). Viola, who played with the Twins for nine […]

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Featured Post: Behind the Mask – Jerry Grote

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Behind the Mask – Jerry Grote

Winning was Jerry Grote’s bliss. In fact, his most joyous moment on the diamond was captured on film when teammate Jerry Koosman leapt into his arms after the final out of the 1969 World Series. In 1976, Bob Myrick found out the hard way how Grote felt about losing when the Mets rookie pitcher beat […]

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Backman Praises D’Arnaud After Impressive Debut Last Night

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Backman Praises D’Arnaud After Impressive Debut Last Night

Las Vegas manager Wally Backman had some nice things to say about Mets catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud after his impressive debut last night against Sacramento. In the 51′s season-opening 10-5 victory over the River Cats, the 24-year old prospect went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, a career-high four runs scored and an RBI. “I […]

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The Mets Are Going To Need Davis and Duda To Step Up

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Are Going To Need Davis and Duda To Step Up

There was lots of good will to go around Citi Field on Opening Day. And with good reason, as the Mets opened their season superbly. Just about everyone that saw the field contributed. However, there were two large figures that were mostly missing – Ike Davis, and to a lesser extent, Lucas Duda. Davis went […]

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