Tag: pitching

Jon Garland Could Be A Decent Option

An article by posted on November 4, 2010 0 Comments

According to Dan Hayes of the North County Times, Padres right hander Jon Garland has declined his end of his 2011 mutual option with the San Diego Padres and is now a free agent. Garland, 31,  pitched 200 innings last season with a 3.47 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 33 starts. This could be exactly the type […]

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Count Gibbons Out, And Backman’s Far From A Sure Thing

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Good morning Mets fans! Here are some quick updates for you on the search for a new manager. According to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record via Twitter, John Gibbons sent a message through a third party to Sandy Alderson saying he is not a candidate for the Mets managerial position. “They need someone more high-profile […]

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The Return Of The Pitcher

An article by posted on October 24, 2010 0 Comments

The 2010 Postseason has seen an impressive resurgence in the art of pitching. So far six shutouts have been recorded. Only twice in major league history has there been more in a postseason, the latest being in 2001 when seven were tossed. MLB has a cumulative ERA of 3.35, the only team that seems to have […]

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Ex-Met Nolan Ryan Leads Rangers To The Series

An article by posted on October 23, 2010 0 Comments

Long before he wore a suit and was President of the Texas Rangers, long before he was enshrined in Cooperstown, long before he tossed all those no-hitters and struck out about 5 million batters, Nolan Ryan was a skinny kid with the Mets who was unable to break into our starting rotation. Born on January […]

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Niese Rocked, Mets Lose 7-5

An article by posted on September 23, 2010 0 Comments

Jonathon Niese was abused in the first inning and that set the tone for the Mets and left them playing from behind for the entirety of the game, losing the series to the Marlins, by losing tonight 7-5. Game Notes Jonathon Niese was horrible in the first inning, giving up five of the six runs […]

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When Will Wright Learn That Actions Speak Louder Than Words?

An article by posted on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

David Wright was a guest on WFAN this morning, and Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog.com captured this quote from Wright, “I think there needs to be changes.  There needs to be a new look, some new life.  If that involves the coaching staff, that’s up to Mr. Wilpon and the Front Office. I think the players […]

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Will Mets Regret That Six Year Johan Deal?

An article by posted on September 13, 2010 0 Comments

What was written then is coming to pass, the back end of Johan Santana’s contract appears to be choking the Mets. It was widely written, by me and others, that six years is too long a deal for a pitcher who had already accumulated a lot of innings. Santana’s velocity has been in decline, and […]

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Dillon Gee: Phenom Or Just More Mets Hype?

An article by posted on August 24, 2010 0 Comments

Some of you may have caught Monday night’s telecast of the Buffalo Bisons game on SNY. I wish they would broadcast minor league games more often, even if meant not broadcasting it live because of similar start times with the Mets. I’d rather watch a pre-recorded Bisons, B-Mets or Cyclones game over Beer Money and Daily News Live […]

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Mets May Limit Innings For Niese

An article by posted on August 21, 2010 0 Comments

Mike Puma of the NY Post writes, Jon Niese could be facing his own version of the Joba Rules. Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen told The Post yesterday that a discussion will be held this week about whether Niese’s innings should be limited for the remainder of this season in an effort to preserve the […]

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Jenrry Mejia Was Dealing Last Night

An article by posted on August 20, 2010 0 Comments

Mets top pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia had the best start of the season last night after some struggles and a stint on the disabled list. The young righthander hurled seven one-hit innings for Double-A Binghamton, striking out eight and walking two in the Mets’ 5-0 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. “I pitched pretty well,” […]

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