Tag: pitching

Akeel Morris Is On The Fast Track

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Akeel Morris Is On The Fast Track

Mets farmhand Akeel Morris is someone you should keep a lookout for. After a rocky season at Kingsport where he went 0-6 and posted a 7.98 ERA in 38.1 innings, the 2010 10th round pick rebounded extremely well and was lights-out in 2013 and again in 2014. By lights out, of course, I mean absolutely […]

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I’m Ready For The Return Of Harvey Days

An article by posted on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
I’m Ready For The Return Of Harvey Days

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN listed righthander Matt Harvey among his 15 Most Interesting People of 2015. “After six straight losing seasons and some serial belt-tightening under the Wilpon family, the Mets have legitimate reason for excitement behind their young pitching nucleus.” “A lot hinges on the performance of Harvey, who displayed ace-caliber stuff and serious […]

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In Closing: Thoughts On Bobby Parnell and Jenrry Mejia

An article by posted on December 24, 2014 0 Comments
In Closing: Thoughts On Bobby Parnell and Jenrry Mejia

Among the things I find puzzling with manager Terry Collins is his propensity for making announcements without all the facts. Most recently, he said Bobby Parnell will be next season’s closer, this despite not pitching last season and nobody knowing for sure his physical status. With Parnell shelved, Jenrry Mejia took over as closer and […]

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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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