Tag: pitching

Jeff Francoeur Speaks, But Will Omar Listen?

An article by posted on September 22, 2009 0 Comments

An interesting piece appeared in the NY Post this morning by Mike Puma, who spoke to Jeff Francoeur about Rockies pitcher Jason Marquis who will be a free agent this off season. Jeff Francoeur told The Post yesterday that Marquis, whom he considers a close friend, desperately wants to pitch for the Mets next season, even as […]

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From Ace To Z: Should The Mets Get Zambrano?

An article by posted on September 16, 2009 0 Comments

According to Steve Rosenbloom’s blog for the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are looking into trading starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano during the off-season.  Zambrano has been tired of all the criticism being thrown at him and has been quoted as saying, “Maybe if I go to a different city next year, if I get traded, I […]

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Should “The Fab Three” Stay Or Should They Go?

An article by posted on September 6, 2009 0 Comments

This season the Mets have seen many new additions to their big league roster in order to compensate for their injured stars. Some of these roles have been occupied by career minor leaguers, while others have been filled by seasoned veterans, who have shuttled between teams throughout their career. In particular the starting pitching staff […]

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Is Dan Warthen Worth It?

An article by posted on September 3, 2009 0 Comments

Dan Warthen was named the pitching coach of the Mets last season on June 17 after the team handed out its now-infamous 3 AM pinkslips to manager Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson and first base coach Tom Nieto in Anaheim during the West Coast version of the Midnight Massacre.  Prior to his promotion to […]

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J.J. Putz Out For The Season

An article by posted on August 26, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets got a double dose of bad news on the pitching front when setup man J.J. Putz was shutdown for the season after suffering a setback while rehabbing in Florida. Yesterday, Omar Minaya said that Putz’ scheduled rehab appearance had been canceled to give him an extra day of rest, but a few hours […]

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Santana To Miss Scheduled Start Tomorrow Night

An article by posted on August 24, 2009 0 Comments

As if the news that Jeff Francoeur tore a ligament in his thumb after making a spectacular catch yesterday weren’t bad enough, Jerry Manuel just announced during the post game conference that Johan Santana has been experiencing “some discomfort” in his left pitching elbow. Due to this, Santana will not make his start tomorrow against […]

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Parnell Shines As Mets Shutout The Giants 3-0

An article by posted on August 14, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets donned their throwback jerseys and defeated the San Francisco Giants by a score of 3-0 tonight at Citi Field. The Mets combined some solid pitching and timely hitting to win their second straight game. It was a nice way to start their longest homestand of the year. Bobby Parnell delivered an electrifying performance tonight as […]

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Padres Release Mark Prior

An article by posted on August 1, 2009 0 Comments

This isn’t a Mets-related story, but I think it’s worth mentioning. After attempting to make a comeback to the Bigs and suffering major setbacks in the Minor Leagues, the San Diego Padres will release Mark Prior at some point this weekend, according to MLB.com. He never played for the Mets, but he was one of […]

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In Defense Of The Mets Wild Card Chances

An article by posted on July 31, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets lost the second game of the day-night doubleheader last night by the final score of 4-2, preventing them from completing a four-game sweep over the Colorado Rockies. Despite the loss, they still took three out of four games in the series, which was crucial as the Rockies are one of the teams the […]

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Mets Slam Rockies 7-3, Get One Game Closer In Wild Card

An article by posted on July 27, 2009 0 Comments

If the Mets were distracted by all of today’s craziness off the field, they sure didn’t show it on the field as they took the opener of a crucial four-game series against the Colorado Rockies, 7-3 tonight at Citi Field. The win puts them a full game closer to a Wild Card spot as they […]

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