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The Dual Nature Of Jack Leathersich

An article by posted on June 3, 2014 0 Comments
The Dual Nature Of Jack Leathersich

He’s a New York Met pitching prospect enigma, at times an untouchable strikeout machine and at times a guy who struggles to get the ball over the plate. Jack Leathersich is a perplexing Met pitching puzzle, a pitching paradox that often lands him at one end or the other of the effectiveness spectrum; overpowering brilliance, […]

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Mejia, Familia and Black Are Bringing the Heat

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia, Familia and Black Are Bringing the Heat

May 30 Jenrry Mejia struck out the side to earn his fifth save last night and is five-for-five in save chances since being moved to the bullpen on May 12. Mejia has excelled in his new late inning role, sporting a 9.44 strikeout rate and being unscored upon in nine relief appearances spanning 10.1 innings. The pen in general […]

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Dr. James Andrews Explains Spike In Tommy John Surgeries

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Dr. James Andrews Explains Spike In Tommy John Surgeries

With the news this past week that yet another NL East pitcher, Henderson Alvarez, may be headed for Tommy John surgery, I decided to update my previous piece on what is a full-epidemic at this point, with some definitive information from the horse’s mouth himself, Dr. James Andrews. The noted surgeon put out a comprehensive […]

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Syndergaard’s MRI Negative, Is “Essentially Fine”

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard’s MRI Negative, Is “Essentially Fine”

Update: May 27 5:33 p.m. Noah Syndergaard’s MRI results have come back negative says Marc Carig of Newsday. Syndergaard’s doctors have recommended he do some “shoulder stretching exercises”. Alderson stated that the Mets top pitching prospect is “essentially fine”. Mets can now collectively exhale. Original Post: May 26 12:10 p.m. Mets top pitching prospect Noah […]

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MMO Q&A With SNY’s Robert Brender: Part 1 – Positives and Negatives

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Q&A With SNY’s Robert Brender: Part 1 – Positives and Negatives

Today and tomorrow I will be posting two parts of a Q&A I did with the up-and-coming Robert Brender, who does outstanding work covering the Mets major league team and their minor league system for SNY.tv. Rob (@RobertBrender) is truly one of the must-follows on Mets Twitter where he shares his vast knowledge and passion […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2

The Mets won the nightcap of tonight’s doubleheader against Arizona, beating the Diamondbacks by the score of 4-2 at Citi Field. Making a his first start of the season, Daisuke Matsuzaka gave the Mets a much needed solid effort, allowing just two earned runs in six innings of work. Dice-K changed speeds and hit his […]

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After Pitching On Back-To-Back Days, Mejia Says He’s At Home In The Bullpen

An article by posted on May 24, 2014 0 Comments
After Pitching On Back-To-Back Days, Mejia Says He’s At Home In The Bullpen

Jenrry Mejia gave the team two thumbs-up on Friday, the day after after pitching in back-to-back games. Mejia felt no issue with his arm and told manager Terry Collins he is ready to pitch again. After pitching a scoreless ninth in a non-save situation on Wednesday, Mejia came out to pitch the ninth again on Thursday to […]

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D’Backs vs Mets Rained Out, Single Admission Doubleheader On Sunday

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
D’Backs vs Mets Rained Out, Single Admission Doubleheader On Sunday

Tonight’s game between the New York Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks has been rained out. The game will be made made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1:10 PM. Sunday’s scheduled starter Rafael Montero will start the first game of the doubleheader while Daisuke Matsuzaka will get his first start of the season in the second […]

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Does Management Understand Who The Mets Are And What They Can Be?

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Does Management Understand Who The Mets Are And What They Can Be?

I’m not convinced the Mets really understand their strength and potential as a baseball team. Everybody talks about the Met pitching potential and the fact our current team and our teams in the future are and will be built around pitching. I love that fact. But, I’ve always been told that teams built around pitching […]

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Alderson Ranked No. 23: Philosophy Is Right, But Execution Is Troubling

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Ranked No. 23: Philosophy Is Right, But Execution Is Troubling

In their annual MLB General Manager Rankings, The Sporting News has Mets GM Sandy Alderson slipping all the way to No. 23 out of 30. Patience is a virtue, to be sure, but the Mets under Alderson have not shown great ability to do much more than add young pitching to the organizational talent pool. […]

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