Tag: pitching

New-And-Improved Craig Breslow To Hold Showcase

An article by posted on January 16, 2017 0 Comments
New-And-Improved Craig Breslow To Hold Showcase

Journeyman reliever Craig Breslow will be holding a showcase on January 23rd. This is newsworthy because at 36 years-old, he has remade himself. From 2014 to 2016, Breslow went 2-10 with a 4.93 ERA (5.16 FIP), striking out 90 batters in 133.1 innings. It was after he pitched only 14 innings for the Marlins last […]

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Mets, Familia Settle On $7.4 Million To Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on January 13, 2017 0 Comments
Mets, Familia Settle On $7.4 Million To Avoid Arbitration

According to James Wagner of The New York Times on Twitter, the Mets and RHP Jeurys Familia have settled on $7.425 million, avoiding arbitration. Pace Law School projections had Familia getting $7.37 million. Familia, 27, led major league baseball with 51 saves this past season which also set a new single season franchise record. He […]

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Edgardo Alfonzo Named Brooklyn Cyclones Manager

An article by posted on January 5, 2017 0 Comments
Edgardo Alfonzo Named Brooklyn Cyclones Manager

The Brooklyn Cyclones have announced that former Mets great and last year’s bench coach Edgardo Alfonzo will be their new manager for the 2017 season. Fonzie will become the 11th manager in Cyclones history as they look to make the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Alfonzo is part of a minor shake-up of […]

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Steven Matz Wants To Make 30 Starts In 2017

An article by posted on December 30, 2016 0 Comments
Steven Matz Wants To Make 30 Starts In 2017

New York Mets starter Steven Matz was at his alma mater Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, New York today. He was hosting a “Meet the Matz” all-day baseball clinic. During the clinic, Matz told Jamie Stuart of Newsday, that his goal for the 2017 season was to make 30 starts. He recently resumed […]

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Rob Manfred Looking at Ways to Improve Pace of Play

An article by posted on December 29, 2016 0 Comments
Rob Manfred Looking at Ways to Improve Pace of Play

Major League Baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, is continuing to explore ways in which he may be able to speed up the pace of play in today’s game. The commish spoke with John Harper of the NY Daily News about the possible ways he may look to do this. In Minor League baseball, a 20-second pitch […]

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Mets Among Teams Scouting Righty Reliever Jose Arredondo

An article by posted on December 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Among Teams Scouting Righty Reliever Jose Arredondo

The Mets are among teams scouting free-agent RHP Jose Arredondo, who is currently pitching for Bravos de Margarita in the Venezuela winter league. “I want major league scouts to focus on the training I’ve done and how I’m trying to get back in major league form,” Arredondo told the Daily News from Venezuela, where he’s currently pitching […]

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Matt Harvey Feels Great, Pronounces Himself Healthy

An article by posted on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Feels Great, Pronounces Himself Healthy

Mets right-hander Matt Harvey pronounced himself healthy and ready to go on Wednesday, during a team charity event in New York. “I obviously don’t have a crystal ball, but the way things are feeling now and how my body feels. I’m feeling great.” The 2016 season was a very tough one for Harvey as he […]

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Mets Report Cards: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

An article by posted on December 10, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Report Cards: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

 ASDRUBAL CABRERA, SS Player Data: Age: 31, Bats: S, Throws: R, Contract: Signed for 2017 at $8.25 million 2016 Primary Stats: .280/.336/.474, 30 2B, 23 HR, 62 RBI 2016 Review: It was a tale of two seasons for Asdrubal Cabrera in 2016.  Prior to landing on the disabled list on August 2, Asdrubal was having a fairly […]

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Cubs Interested In Mets’ Starting Pitchers

An article by posted on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
Cubs Interested In Mets’ Starting Pitchers

Prior to the 2015 season, many believed the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets made likely trade partners because the Cubs had young hitting with a need for pitching, and the Mets had young pitching with a need for hitters. A deal between the two teams never materialized. However, that didn’t prevent either team […]

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Frank Viola Will Remain As Las Vegas 51s Pitching Coach

An article by posted on November 22, 2016 0 Comments
Frank Viola Will Remain As Las Vegas 51s Pitching Coach

Former Mets pitcher and current Las Vegas 51s pitching coach Frank Viola was a finalist for the Orioles pitching coach position. Fortunately for the Mets, the Orioles went in another direction. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have hired former Mets reliever and recently fired Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell to take over for the recently retired Dave […]

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