Matt Harvey is going to miss a significant amount of time; not much else is known at this moment. What has been well-documented however, is just how much of an impact the Dark Knight of Gotham has had on the New York Mets organization and their fans alike. The mood surrounding this franchise has plunged further and further into disappointment, animosity and frustration ever since Adam Wainwright‘s infamous breaking ball struck the black leather of […]
What a great week for Mets pitching prospects… We’ll begin with Binghamton Mets lefthander Darin Gorski, who has been named the Eastern League pitcher of the week for the week ending August 25th. Gorski tossed 14.2 innings in two starts and allowing three runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out ten. Overall, Gorski is 4-1 with a 1.89 ERA in 12 starts for Double-A Binghamton who clinched their first playoff berth in nine years. on Friday. Several […]
In yesterday’s Farm Report on ESPN New York, Adam Rubin gave out plenty of quality information about the Mets minor league system (as he always does). What I took notice of was the first item in the “short hops” section of the article. Rubin noted that while Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard are all nearing organizational innings limits, the Mets are allowing them to pitch into the playoffs. The B-Mets officially clinched a […]
All of a sudden, I’ve been reading with head-scratching confusion how several bloggers are suggesting the New York Mets trade Wilmer Flores. Why? What good would it serve other than just giving away a prospect? What could they possibly get for him now? Their confused reasoning is since the Mets have few position player prospects they should trade their best one for another. Yup, makes sense to me. Flores has been with the Mets for just […]
The following post adds some perspective and a longer view to what the future may hold for the Mets starting rotation. It’s important to understand the approach that the front office takes with regards to how they determine the progression of their top pitching prospects through the Mets minor league system. Sometimes you look at this patient and deliberate approach by our front office and wonder why aren’t these pitchers being promoted quickly enough? Aren’t […]
Talk about a good week for your Mets pitching prospects… Seth Lugo has been recognized as the SAL Pitcher of the Week after an awesome start a couple days ago. On August 10th, Lugo tossed one of the better starts all year in the Mets organization, where he dominated through seven shutout innings while striking out 11. He allowed just four hits all evening and walked none, leaving his SAL ERA at 0.69. He has 21 punch-outs […]
According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that he would like to get Wilmer Flores some chances at second base during his time with the team. The 22-year-old Flores is currently filling in at third base for the injured David Wright, but could increase his chances to stick with the big club if he shows he can adequately handle second base as well and add to his versatility. Good move […]
Here is a summary of what Sandy Alderson had to say during his conference call that concluded a short while ago. He did not make any moves today because the players that will help the Mets win this season still have a certain value to the team and that the return on trading those players did not reflect that same value. He basically reiterated what I have been saying all along particularly on Marlon Byrd […]
Two interesting tidbits of information about some prospects that I haven’t heard too much about myself recently came out in Adam Rubin’s Farm Report this morning. Check it out: Jayce Boyd, who is hitting a combined .334 between Savannah and St. Lucie this season, exclusively has served as DH since June 29 with the Florida State League club. Boyd, a first baseman drafted in the sixth round last year out of Florida State, has been […]
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