Tag: pitching

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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Are The Mets Headed For A Sixth Straight Losing Season?

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Are The Mets Headed For A Sixth Straight Losing Season?

Bob Klapisch of The Record takes a look at some of the issues, realized or not, that are negatively impacting the Mets offense or lack of it. He raises the age old issue of shortening the dimensions of Citi Field, which currently ranks 13th in the National League in home run park-factor. He also points out […]

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Collins Says Mejia Can Be A Great Closer, Needs To Overcome His Fear Of Injury

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Mejia Can Be A Great Closer, Needs To Overcome His Fear Of Injury

May 19 Manager Terry Collins had some advice for starter turned reliever Jenrry Mejia, who he believes could be one of the best closers in the majors. “I know he wants to start,” Collins said. “But I know he wants to be successful besides being a starter. His issue [pitching out of the bullpen] is […]

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Mets Hitting Prospects Are Getting Hot

An article by posted on May 14, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Hitting Prospects Are Getting Hot

Brandon Nimmo has been tearing it up, but he’s not the only Met prospect who’s sizzling. As the weather heats up so are some of the Mets top prospects down on the farm. A few got off to slow starts this year but have recently begun to turn it up a notch, while others started […]

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Mets Hitting Approach: Back to the Drawing Board

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Hitting Approach: Back to the Drawing Board

As I was driving around for work yesterday, I was listening to the Mets broadcast on the radio, and something occurred to me. At some point this year, this team will be no-hit, and you can pretty much assume that their current major league philosophy is the reason not only for that, but for their […]

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Mets Farm Report: Flores Collects Four Hits, Blasts Two Homers

An article by posted on May 3, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Farm Report: Flores Collects Four Hits, Blasts Two Homers

TACOMA 6, LAS VEGAS 4 Logan Verrett would have his best start of the season wasted on Friday, as the Las Vegas 51′s bullpen couldn’t hold up their end of the bargain dropping the game against Tacoma 6-4.   Verrett would go a strong seven innings allowing just one run before handing the ball over to […]

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Montero, deGrom Headed To The Bullpen?

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Montero, deGrom Headed To The Bullpen?

According to ESPN New York‘s Adam Rubin, Mets GM Sandy Alderson has hinted that top pitching prospects Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom may be ticketed for the bullpen sooner rather than later. “I think we’re at the point where anything is possible,” Alderson tells ESPN. Montero has a 4.31 ERA for Triple-A Las Vegas this […]

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Featured Post: Is Alderson Gaming The System… Again?

An article by posted on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Alderson Gaming The System… Again?

Sandy Alderson was never a professional baseball player. He never donned a major league uniform, he never stood in a box facing major league pitching, he never even coached.  He ascended the ranks of Oakland’s front office through a business partnership with Roy Eisenhardt (whose father-in-law owned the team), though admittedly Alderson had shown a remarkable […]

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Chris Young Is Dangerous!

An article by posted on April 28, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Is Dangerous!

One of the highlights of Sunday’s 4-0 win over the Marlins was watching outfielder Chris Young blast a shot in the fifth inning that just missed being a home run as the wind drifted foul. Almost everyone thought it was gone, including the pitcher who served it up, Tom Koehler, who turned and watched and then […]

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