Tag: pitching

Featured Post: Where’s the Boldness and Creativity?

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Where’s the Boldness and Creativity?

John Harper of the Daily News wonders if Sandy Alderson could learn a few things from San Diego GM A.J. Preller, who took over a franchise with a similar losing history and a weak-hitting roster with depth in young pitching and transformed the team in about five minutes. “I’m thinking the majority of Mets fans […]

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Who Is LHP Sean Gilmartin?

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Who Is LHP Sean Gilmartin?

Anticipating the Rule 5 Draft can be like looking ahead to a trip to the dentist for an enthusiast of minor league baseball.  Inevitably, players you have watched perform their trade, and, perhaps, even gotten to know a little when attending games at venues like Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium are on the block, possibly lost to […]

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Mets Odds To Win World Series Are 25:1

An article by posted on December 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Odds To Win World Series Are 25:1

In their latest Baseball Futures, leading online sports bookers Bovada, cast the Mets with 25/1 odds to win the World Series, tied with the White Sox, Yankees and Royals. Twelve other teams were favored in front of them with the Dodgers, Red Sox and Nationals the heavy favorites, respectively. Los Angeles Dodgers – 15/2 Boston […]

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Syndergaard and Matz Top Sickels’ Mets Top 20

An article by posted on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard and Matz Top Sickels’ Mets Top 20

Here are the New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2015 as comprised by John Sickels of Minor League Ball. 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Grade A-: Age 22, 4.60 ERA with 145/43 K/BB in 133 innings in Triple-A, 154 hits. I don’t think there is anything wrong with Syndergaard that getting out of the PCL/Las […]

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Top 5 Mets Issues Coming Out Of Winter Meetings

An article by posted on December 14, 2014 0 Comments
Top 5 Mets Issues Coming Out Of Winter Meetings

The spring training countdown officially begins at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, but with the Winter Meetings now in the books, let’s consider the Mets’ top five issues entering the season. If you disagree, and that’s the point of this exercise, I would be interested to hear your issues. 1. DAVID WRIGHT’S HEALTH: I […]

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Armed and Dangerous: Mets Pitchers Are Drawing Attention

An article by posted on December 12, 2014 0 Comments
Armed and Dangerous: Mets Pitchers Are Drawing Attention

It’s amazing how you can ask a dozen different Met fans about the state of the team and you get a dozen different answers ranging from the worst imaginable doom and gloom forecast to an incredibly bright future filled with perennial pennant runs. I bring that up because after years of being so down on […]

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Defense Matters, But Apparently Not That Much

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Defense Matters, But Apparently Not That Much

It was interesting to hear Sandy Alderson downplay the importance of defense on Tuesday which seemed to indicate the Mets are moving closer to the realization that Wilmer Flores could very well be the Mets Opening Day shortstop. “We’re going to have to score more runs than the other team, so that’s a combination of […]

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Collins Says Flores Doesn’t Have Shortstop Job Yet, Expects Big Season From Tejada

An article by posted on December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Flores Doesn’t Have Shortstop Job Yet, Expects Big Season From Tejada

Talking to reporters at the Winter Meetings in San Diego on Monday, manager Terry Collins said that Ruben Tejada will be a candidate for the starting shortstop job if the team doesn’t get a new one and it’s just a choice between him and Wilmer Flores. “As I sit here today, I’m not going to […]

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Lucas Duda Is Willing To Platoon At First Base

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Is Willing To Platoon At First Base

While Lucas Duda applauded the addition of Michael Cuddyer, he understands that he could lose playing time to him against lefthanded pitching. And despite struggling against lefties in the last two seasons, batting just .180 off them in 2014, Duda believes he can still be proficient against southpaws. That said, Duda, who is coming off […]

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Mets Actively Shopping Gee, Niese, Colon In Pitching Rich Market

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Actively Shopping Gee, Niese, Colon In Pitching Rich Market

In a followup to Sunday’s Joel Sherman column about the ill-timing of the Mets and trying to unload pitching in a pitching rich market, his colleague Ken Davidoff reports that the Mets are “actively” trying to deal at least one of the “bottom three” in their rotation; Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, or Jon Niese. “None […]

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