Tag: pitching

Kirk Nieuwenhuis Will Platoon CF With Scott Hairston

An article by posted on April 7, 2012 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Will Platoon CF With Scott Hairston

Newly promoted Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis will platoon with veteran Scott Hairston says Mike Mazzeo of ESPN via twitter. Hairston will start against left handed pitching while Nieuwenhuis will be penciled in against the righties while Andres Torres recovers from his strained calf that he re-injured in the 7th inning of the Mets Opening Day game Thursday. […]

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Matt Harvey Rebounds With Impressive Outing Against Braves

An article by posted on March 9, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Rebounds With Impressive Outing Against Braves

Mets’ top prospect Matt Harvey may have suffered from a case of the jitters during his first spring start against the Nationals, but he was anything but jittery today against the Atlanta Braves. This of course isn’t going to change the fact that that he’ll be starting the season in the minors and was told […]

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Santana Upbeat After Tossing Two Innings Of Live Batting Practice

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Upbeat After Tossing Two Innings Of Live Batting Practice

Johan Santana just completed throwing his first live batting practice session of the spring. Pitching coach Dan Warthen remarked “nice stuff” after Santana completed his first inning of live BP. Johan threw 22 pitches to Jason Bay, David Wright, Ike Davis and Vinny Rottino. In his second simulated inning, Santana tossed 21 more pitches (43 total) […]

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Darin Gorski: A Little Bit Of Confidence Can Go A Long Way

An article by posted on February 7, 2012 0 Comments
Darin Gorski: A Little Bit Of Confidence Can Go A Long Way

In this week’s mailbag, Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, fields a question about the prospect status of lefthander Darin Gorski. Why doesn’t anyone mention Darin Gorski as a top pitching prospect? His stats last year were exceptional. Two reasons. Firstly, Gorski produced those statistics (a 2.08 ERA, 140 strikeouts and 29 walks in 138 2/3 innings) […]

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Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Bret Mitchell

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Bret Mitchell

This week I caught up with NY Mets right-handed pitching prospect, Bret Mitchell. Bret was the 2011 Sterling Award Winner as the Kingsport Mets Pitcher of the Year. The Mets were fortunate to be able to get a quality arm like Mitchell’s with their 12th round pick in the 2010 draft.  Now, after rehabbing from […]

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MMO Talkin’ Baseball With Mets Pitching Prospect Ryan Fraser

An article by posted on December 19, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Talkin’ Baseball With Mets Pitching Prospect Ryan Fraser

I had the pleasure of doing a Q&A with 23-year-old, New York Mets minor league pitcher, RHP Ryan Fraser the other day. In just two years of professional baseball with the Mets, the 6’3″ Fraser has made some very favorable impressions on people who follow the team. He was the Brooklyn Cyclones closer in 2010 […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: RHP Tyler Pill – Brooklyn Cyclones

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: RHP Tyler Pill – Brooklyn Cyclones

Recently I interviewed RHP Tyler Pill, who the Mets drafted last June in the 4th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. A right-hander, Pill is an advanced college pitcher from a major baseball program at Cal State-Fullerton. As a result, he is someone who projects as a fast-riser in the system, with good command, […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: NY Mets Pitching Prospect – Brant Rustich, RHP

An article by posted on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: NY Mets Pitching Prospect – Brant Rustich, RHP

When the Mets drafted RHP Brant Rustich in the second round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft, many thought with his size, strength, stuff, and advanced skills, that he would move quickly through the minor leagues and be ready to help out in the big league bullpen sooner rather than later. Many Mets fans began to […]

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Mets Should Try To Acquire Saunders, Non-Tender Pelfrey

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Should Try To Acquire Saunders, Non-Tender Pelfrey

This morning, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that the Diamondbacks could non-tender LHP Joe Saunders who is projected to earn $5 million or more in arbitration. Saunders made 33 starts last season and went 12-13 with a 3.69 ERA in 212 innings pitched. Meanwhile it appears the Mets will tender RHP Mike Pelfrey who is also expected […]

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Hope Is Not A Strategy

An article by posted on November 9, 2011 0 Comments
Hope Is Not A Strategy

Sandy Alderson was brought in here as a fixer, to clean up the mess created by the Wilpon’s financial mess and years of mismanagement on the GM level. Since the Mets’ last World Series appearance in 2000, they have been about quick fixes. They never had a chance at Alex Rodriguez, which is just as […]

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