Tag: pitching

Punchless Mets Squander Another Gem

An article by posted on May 14, 2015 0 Comments
Punchless Mets Squander Another Gem

“Oh my God, the Mets are 13-3, ten games over .500, and eight games ahead of the Nationals!” That seems so long ago now. The Mighty Mets, The Mike Barwis and Kevin Long Rejuvenated Mets, The Terry Collins Led Unstoppable Mets, The Michael Cuddyer Can Do Magic Infused Mets, The Unconventional New and Improved Bob […]

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Deal With Cubs Unlikely, Mets Unwilling To Move Young Arm

An article by posted on May 13, 2015 0 Comments
Deal With Cubs Unlikely, Mets Unwilling To Move Young Arm

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have not yet written off Wilmer Flores as their No. 1 shortstop. However, he adds that the consensus among in-the-know observers is that at some point they will need to pull the trigger and obtain a top-tier shortstop if they truly plan to capitalize on […]

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Mets Rank Near Bottom In Most Offensive Categories

An article by posted on May 13, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Rank Near Bottom In Most Offensive Categories

Since the end of their 11-game winning streak on April 24th, the Mets have averaged just three runs a game and posted a .224 average, both are ranked dead last in the NL. Here are some disturbing trends: Leading off an inning the Mets are batting .193 with a .278 on-base percentage in 284 plate […]

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Are You Ready For Thor’s Day?!?!

An article by posted on May 9, 2015 0 Comments
Are You Ready For Thor’s Day?!?!

It was very interesting to hear what Steve Gelbs had to say about his conversation with Mets Triple-A pitching coach Frank Viola on Friday. The two of them spoke shortly after the team announced that their top prospect, Noah Syndergaard, was being promoted and would make his MLB debut on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. I […]

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Collins’ Bullpen Management: Familia Unconcerned With Heavy Workload

An article by posted on May 8, 2015 0 Comments
Collins’ Bullpen Management: Familia Unconcerned With Heavy Workload

Jeurys Familia told the New York Post he is unconcerned with his heavy workload and the pace with which manager Terry Collins is using him. “T.C. knows when we need a day, when we feel tired,” Familia said. “He knows what he is doing. He is a smart manager, and when somebody needs a day just […]

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Colon Has Been A Godsend For The Mets

An article by posted on May 6, 2015 0 Comments
Colon Has Been A Godsend For The Mets

Bartolo Colon just gets it, doesn’t he? After all those years wearing an Angels, Yankees, Indians, Expos, White Sox, Red Sox and A’s uniforms, he’s certainly learned the formula for success. Or as Terry Collins puts it, he’s learned to be brave, fearlessly attacking the strike zone and daring hitters to take their best shots. […]

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Parnell Taking His Time With Mets Bullpen Thriving

An article by posted on April 28, 2015 0 Comments
Parnell Taking His Time With Mets Bullpen Thriving

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery by doing rehab. The team would greatly benefit from his return, but the Mets bullpen has been doing fine so far this season. The Mets bullpen ranks 2nd in the NL in ERA despite the absence of Parnell, Jenrry Mejia. Vic Black […]

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Gee Not In Jeopardy Of Losing Rotation Spot To Montero

An article by posted on April 27, 2015 0 Comments
Gee Not In Jeopardy Of Losing Rotation Spot To Montero

According to Terry Collins, Dillon Gee is not in jeopardy of losing his spot in the rotation, despite Rafael Montero starting Tuesday against the Marlins. Collins told reporters in Bismarck, North Dakota Miami he has the “biggest pain in the ass job there is” because of media speculation Gee could get bumped by Montero. “I […]

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Harvey Wanted It So Bad He Could Taste It

An article by posted on April 26, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey Wanted It So Bad He Could Taste It

As I watched Matt Harvey pitch for the Mets on Saturday against the Yankees, I couldn’t help but wonder: Was he showing off for his future bosses? I have little doubt from his body language there’s little question to the matter of showing up his current boss. Please don’t say Harvey someday toiling for the […]

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No Joke: Harvey Ready to Battle A-Rod and the Yanks

An article by posted on April 25, 2015 0 Comments
No Joke: Harvey Ready to Battle A-Rod and the Yanks

That’s the back cover of the Daily News featuring Matt Harvey as Batman and Alex Rodriguez as the Joker. Pretty awesome… Despite a mild ankle sprain, Harvey is full steam ahead for his start this afternoon against CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees in the Bronx. In his only other start against the Yankees, Harvey […]

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MMO Feature: Tom Seaver’s 19 Strikeout Classic Turns 45

An article by posted on April 22, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Feature: Tom Seaver’s 19 Strikeout Classic Turns 45

On this day in Mets history, 45 years ago, Hall of Famer Tom Seaver tossed his 19-strikeout gem against the San Diego Padres and set the major league record with 10 straight strikeouts to end the game. It happened on April 22, 1970 and our own Stephen Hanks was there. Here is an article he […]

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