Tag: pitching

Mental Hurdle In Philadelphia, Major Challenge Facing Mets Squad

An article by posted on March 2, 2010 0 Comments

If you’re as geographically fortunate as me and spend 5-6 months annually battling numb fingertips, sub-zero temperatures and a deprivation of sports involving grass, this is an adrenaline inducing time of year.  Signs of spring are bountiful, undeniably so;  It’s time to put your hockey sticks and snowboards away and yank out that decrepit, oil […]

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You Can Cross Throwing Strikes Off The To-Do List

An article by posted on February 22, 2010 0 Comments

Marty Noble at MLB.com posted some great news this weekend and it seems that the Mets are going to make throwing strikes a top priority this spring with the hope that it carries over to the regular season come Opening Day. At least we now know why the Mets walked the second most batters in the majors […]

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Time For Pitchers And Catchers! (And Catchers…And Catchers…)

An article by posted on February 18, 2010 0 Comments

There are three words every baseball fan loves to hear.  They bring us back to the time when we were kids and just wanted to have a catch with our friends.  They provide warmth in our hearts and minds during an otherwise cold winter.  They provide us with a sense of anticipation that the next […]

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Jenrry Mejia Tops Another Mets Prospect List

An article by posted on February 13, 2010 0 Comments

         Kevin Goldstein revealed his Top 11 Mets Prospects on Thursday for Baseball Prospectus. Like some of the prospects lists we’ve seen already, the top pick is once again Jenrry Mejia. Here is what Kevin had to say about the 20-year old uber-prospect. “It’s rare to find a fastball with plus-plus velocity and movement, […]

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Omir, Oh My! Can Santos Be A Legit #1 Catcher?

An article by posted on February 10, 2010 0 Comments

As the countdown towards Spring Training continues, it is becoming more and more likely that the Mets are going with Omir Santos as their #1 catcher, with Henry Blanco and Chris Coste vying for the backup spot. The Mets spent their winter signing Coste and Blanco and let other catchers (most notably Bengie Molina) sign […]

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2010 Outlook: Phillies – Mets Phans Phear A Phour-peat

An article by posted on February 4, 2010 0 Comments

Three straight NL East crowns and one World Series victory have catapulted the Philadelphia Phillies into Atlanta Braves territory as far as Mets rivalries go.  There is nothing worse than obnoxious Phillies fans coming up the Turnpike and invading Citi Field as the Phillies beat up on the Mets as they have done the past […]

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Omar and Mets Search For Leadership

An article by posted on January 31, 2010 0 Comments

Is there any doubt that Omar Minaya is searching for leadership to help change the chemistry of his ballclub without gutting the “core” of this team? The Jason Bay signing was not just to fulfill the need for power in the lineup, it was done also with the hope that Bay would help fill a […]

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2010 Outlook: The Nationals – 4th Place Or Bust

An article by posted on January 31, 2010 0 Comments

The Washington Nationals lost 103 games last season.  It would have been worse had they not been saved by a season ending seven game winning streak.  Their pitching was in chaos all season long.  Relief pitchers blew 25 saves during the season.  They had only one starter who made more than 19 starts. They have […]

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Rejected! Smoltz Would Rather Play Golf Than Play For Mets

An article by posted on January 28, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News, reports that according to an inside source, John Smoltz could choose not pitching over pitching for the Mets. An insider tells the Daily News he believes the 42-year-old Smoltz could follow the route Pedro Martinez went last season — wait and sign mid-season. That could give Smoltz a better […]

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Minaya and Wilpon – Part Of The Problem, Not The Solution

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

Somewhere in heaven, former Mets beloved broadcaster Bob Murphy has bellowed, “Fasten Your Seatbelts,” one more time.  With no games to call, he may have been referring to the news that the Mets are interested in former Braves pitcher John Smoltz as a starter.    If Murph was back in the booth next season, only […]

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