Tag: pitching

Featured Post: Alderson’s Plan is Growing the Mets Fresh from the Vine

An article by posted on March 17, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Alderson’s Plan is Growing the Mets Fresh from the Vine

If you have a problem with Sandy Alderson, you have a problem with Major League Baseball. The Mets, as of 2010, have been essentially an MLB operation under virtual MLB oversight with Sandy Alderson a de facto appointee. His job, presiding over this financial and organizational overhaul, has one purpose — to facilitate profitability. That […]

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Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

I always regarded the WBC as Dancing With The Stars with spikes. It’s a manufactured competition, but with its roots in nationalism. However, last night’s USA-Puerto Rico elimination match was compelling, far more interesting than your average Mets-Marlins spring training game. That interest was generated by the passion in the stands. The WBC means more […]

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It’s Time for Parnell to Stand and Deliver

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Time for Parnell to Stand and Deliver

Bobby Parnell has been something of a wildcard for the Amazin’s each of the past few seasons. He has been bounced all around the pitching staff,  however in 2012 seems to have found himself a home in the late innings of New York Mets baseball games. The question remains however, which inning does the young […]

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MetsBlog: My Bet Is Matt Harvey Never Wins A Cy Young

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
MetsBlog: My Bet Is Matt Harvey Never Wins A Cy Young

Last night and today, I finally got a chance to do some reading and checked out a few of my regular Mets haunts like Faith and Fear in Flushing, Studious Metsimus and of course MetsBlog. I almost wish I never paid a trip to MetsBlog last night. What I read there turned my stomach more […]

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Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

It’s not the pitching line, but the feel of his pitches this time of year. “I felt good. My stuff was very good,” Jonathan Niese said after this afternoon’s 62-pitch outing against the Venezuelan WBC team. “I am not used to that kind of workload (this early in spring training). But, that’s a good thing.” […]

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Feliciano, Hawkins and Marcum Updates

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Feliciano, Hawkins and Marcum Updates

With Jenrry Mejia in New York for an exam, several other Mets pitchers took the mound today in a B game against Miami. We expect to get a full report on Mejia at some point tomorrow and I’ll post as soon as I hear something from John. For now, Sandy Alderson called it an “undisclosed medical issue.” […]

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The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

Things just keep getting worse and not better on the Johan Santana front. Andy Martino spoke to more than one team source and the consensus seems to be that Johan Santana will not be ready by Opening Day which totally wipes out Santana’s assertion that “he knows what he’s doing” and everything is okay. “I know […]

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Do The 2013 Mets Have Giant Potential?

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Do The 2013 Mets Have Giant Potential?

The San Francisco Giants surprised the game yet again this past fall by making an improbable October run to capture their second title in the past three seasons. The first of which was even more unlikely than the latter when a young pitching staff coupled with a patchwork lineup managed to best the powerhouse Texas Rangers […]

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Santana Steps On A Mound, Not Happy To Be The Center Of Attention This Morning

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Santana Steps On A Mound, Not Happy To Be The Center Of Attention This Morning

Updated on 3/3 As most of us expected, Johan Santana has shown up to camp and is none too happy about being the center of attention this morning according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. A displeased Santana had this to say to reporters,  ”What is spring training for? Training.” While true, spring training […]

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Johan Santana and the Mets Have Reached a Crossroad

An article by posted on March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Johan Santana and the Mets Have Reached a Crossroad

Terry Collins told Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger that Johan Santana is on target to start his first spring training game on March 10 or 11. That would give him about five starts, assuming there are no other setbacks, before Opening Day. Frankly, I don’t care if he’s starting Opening Day. I just want […]

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