Tag: pitching

AL East Preview: The Price Is Right

An article by posted on March 29, 2014 0 Comments
AL East Preview: The Price Is Right

The AL East to me, is the most interesting division heading into 2014. Last year, the World Series champions (Boston) had what some might call, the luckiest season health wise in recent memory. In reality, if you picked any of the five teams to win this division – you wouldn’t be going out on a […]

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Mejia Leaves Game With Forearm Bruise, Going For X-Rays

An article by posted on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Leaves Game With Forearm Bruise, Going For X-Rays

10:00 PM Jenrry Mejia was cruising on Friday night at Olympic Stadium until he was struck by a liner off the bat of Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins in the bottom of the fifth. The ball struck Mejia in the right forearm and after a visit from Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez, he was pulled […]

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Braves Official: Mets Pitching A Force To Be Reckoned With

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Official: Mets Pitching A Force To Be Reckoned With

Peter Gammons polled baseball execs, coaches and scouts on which young pitchers turned some heads in Spring Training and unsurprisingly, Noah Syndergaard ranked No. 1 in his survey. “Physical, hard, power sink. Absolute potential star,” says one pro scouting director. “Has the power pitcher mentality.” What I found pretty cool were a couple of comments […]

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Frank Viola To Undergo Heart Surgery

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Frank Viola To Undergo Heart Surgery

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that former Cy Young winner Frank Viola is scheduled to undergo open-heart surgery next Wednesday and will be unable to serve as pitching coach of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. Viola, 53, had a heart issue detected during his initial spring-training physical. Viola spent the past three seasons as […]

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Niese Could Return April 6th

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Could Return April 6th

After a successful 45-pitch bullpen session earlier today, Mets lefty Jon Niese is eyeing an April 6th return according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Niese is battling inflammation in his pitching elbow, and has been receiving treatment along with cortisone injections in an attempt to get back on the mound. “It felt great,” […]

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Alderson and Warthen Apologize For Ethnic Slur

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson and Warthen Apologize For Ethnic Slur

The Mets issued statements on behalf of Sandy Alderson and pitching coach Dan Warthen, who used an ethnic slur while conversing with Daisuke Matsuzaka’s interpreter, Jeff Cutler, according to the Wall Street Journal. Here’s what occurred: “Jeff!” Cutler and I turned around. It was Dan Warthen, the Mets pitching coach. “I’m sorry I called you […]

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Mariners Continue To Aggressively Scout The Mets

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mariners Continue To Aggressively Scout The Mets

The Seattle Mariners are still actively scouting the New York Mets according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin. He writes that the M’s have been religiously attending Mets games, but that on Monday they doubled their scouting contingent in Port St. Lucie. It’s no secret that Seattle is shopping shortstop Nick Franklin and MLB Trade Rumors suspects […]

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Mets May Have Unearthed Another Gem In Molina

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets May Have Unearthed Another Gem In Molina

Amazin’ Avenue’s Chris McShane spoke at length with Mets Vice President of Player Development, Paul DePodesta. DePodesta touched on many players while addressing the state of the farm system, but one name of particular interest to me was righthander Marcos Molina. Molina, who turns just 19 today, has caught the attention of scouts and writers alike after […]

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Davis and Duda Competition Promises To Be A Big Story Line This Spring

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Davis and Duda Competition Promises To Be A Big Story Line This Spring

If their first appearance out of the gates is an indicator, the 2014 Grapefruit Circuit could be a lot of fun for New York Met fans. Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom whet the appetites of the ‘Flushing Faithful’ with scintillating, tantalizing pitching performances, both retiring the minimum six batters in two innings of work, and […]

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Montero and deGrom Were Pitcher-Perfect In Spring Debuts

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Montero and deGrom Were Pitcher-Perfect In Spring Debuts

The Mets opened their Grapefruit League season on Friday, and while they suffered a 5-4 loss to the Nationals, they did get two very encouraging performances from Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom, both of whom are hoping for a chance to crack the Opening Day roster or at the very least leave a lasting impression. […]

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