Tag: pitching

Hansel Robles Shined In Relief, Mets Took Notice

An article by posted on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Hansel Robles Shined In Relief, Mets Took Notice

On Thursday, the New York Mets added RHP Hansel Robles to the 40-Man Roster so that he would be protected from the Rule 5 Draft in December. Since then, we’ve had quite a few readers ask us about him in the comment threads and via email. Here’s something our Binghamton beat writer, John Bernhardt, wrote […]

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Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

An article by posted on November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are “very much shopping” outfielder Justin Upton and are looking for “a higher return” than they received for Jason Heyward, who they traded to St. Louis earlier this week. In exchange for Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden, Atlanta received 24-year old righthander Shelby Miller […]

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Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

There’s been a lot of talk these days about value. Many Mets fans wonder whether stockpiling valuable pitching assets will prove advantageous in an era when scarcity dictates that quality hitters possess the most value. Value metrics have become the go-to statistic among many fans in this discussion as they provide a practical tool for […]

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Did Mets Wait Too Long To Trade Niese?

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Did Mets Wait Too Long To Trade Niese?

Andy Martino of the Daily News wonders if the Mets blew it and waited too long to trade starting pitcher Jon Niese. That there’s so little interest in him is a “striking contrast from two winters ago,” when many rivals were hotter for Niese than for the pitcher the Mets ultimately did move, R.A. Dickey, […]

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Mets Considering Re-Signing LHP Dana Eveland

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Considering Re-Signing LHP Dana Eveland

Yesterday we learned the Mets were interested in bringing back right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle, which you can read here. Today, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that Sandy Alderson also has interest in re-signing left-hander Dana Eveland. Eveland, 31, had a 2.63 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the Mets, striking out 27 and walking […]

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Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

Echoing what I wrote last Thursday and again this Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson said there’s a possibility that pitching prospect Steve Matz can make his debut in 2015 as a left-handed reliever in the Mets bullpen. Alderson is very high on Matz, recently telling MMO, “”I would say Steven is probably one of the […]

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The Franchise Turns 70

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
The Franchise Turns 70

James Rosen of the New York Post, penned a worthy piece that reminds us of the remarkable career and the greatness of Mets icon Tom Seaver who turns 70 today. “His very motion was a thing of beauty: the high leg kick, the deep rearing back of his right arm, his right knee, perpetually dirtied, […]

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Alderson Says Niese Incident Will Have No Bearing On If He’s Traded

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Niese Incident Will Have No Bearing On If He’s Traded

Sandy Alderson acknowledged the Daily news report regarding the relationship between Jon Niese and Terry Collins, but said it would have no bearing on which pitcher the Mets will trade this offseason. “It would have no impact whatsoever,” Alderson said Thursday morning, as the GM meetings concluded. “I don’t know to what extent that incident […]

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Latest On Didi Gregorius: D’Backs GM Has No Interest In Gee, Colon, Niese

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Didi Gregorius: D’Backs GM Has No Interest In Gee, Colon, Niese

On Tuesday, Andy Martino of the Daily News asked Arizona’s GM Dave Stewart for his take on Jon Niese, Dillon Gee, or Bartolo Colon, who the Mets would prefer to move in a deal for one of the Diamondbacks shortstops. “We don’t have any interest in those kind of guys,” Stewart told the News. “If […]

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Platooning Lucas Duda Isn’t A Bad Thing

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Platooning Lucas Duda Isn’t A Bad Thing

First off, I am a huge fan of Lucas Duda.  When considering the question about platooning Duda, I have to ask myself a different question: Do the Mets have a better chance of winning with Duda in the lineup against left-handed pitching? As much as I want to see him get as many at-bats as possible, […]

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