Tag: Rafael Montero

Grapefruit League Week One Pitching Assignments

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Grapefruit League Week One Pitching Assignments

The Mets announced the pitching assignments for week one of the Grapefruit League season. March 4: Dillon Gee, Jon Velasquez in relief March 5: Bartolo Colon, Gabriel Ynoa in relief March 6: Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard in relief March 7 (SS): Jacob deGrom, Matt Bowman in relief March 7 (SS): Steven Matz, Rafael Montero in relief March 8: Jon Niese, Tyler Pill in relief March 9: Zack Wheeler, Carlos Torres in relief Spring […]

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Who Will Be This Year’s Spring Training Surprise?

An article by posted on February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Who Will Be This Year’s Spring Training Surprise?

There are a number of young prospects and fringe players who will be fighting for recognition this spring.  Every year, there’s usually one surprise performance that puts a previously unheralded name on the radar.  After all the action wraps up in the Grapefruit League, who will be the player to leave a lingering impression on […]

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Several Mets Bullpen Decisions To Be Sorted Out This Spring

An article by posted on February 16, 2015 0 Comments
Several Mets Bullpen Decisions To Be Sorted Out This Spring

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com recently wrote that of all the top prospects in camp including Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, and Kevin Plawecki, right-hander Rafael Montero is the only one with big league experience and the best bet to make New York’s Opening Day roster. Though the Mets’ rotation is currently full, he says, the bullpen […]

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Syndergaard Among Five Mets Prospects In MLB Top 100

An article by posted on January 31, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Among Five Mets Prospects In MLB Top 100

RHP Noah Syndergaard has been ranked by MLB.com as the third best pitching prospect in baseball for 2015. “Even though he was pitching at home in hitting-friendly Las Vegas, Syndergaard still managed to lead the organization in strikeouts in 2014,” said MLB Network’s Jonathan Mayo. “The two-time Futures Gamer is knocking on the door with his combination of […]

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Reality Check: Mets Offseason Is Essentially Over

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Reality Check: Mets Offseason Is Essentially Over

The more I think about it, the more I believe there won’t be any further significant additions coming this offseason. I base this on the current lay of the land and some things that have recently come to my attention. Let’s review where we are: Trading A Starting Pitcher While it remains likely that Alderson […]

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Baseball Prospectus Unveils Mets Top 10 Prospects

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Unveils Mets Top 10 Prospects

While former chief analyst Jason Parks now scouts future Cubs prospects for Theo Epstein & Co., Baseball Prospectus with their new minor league staff recently kicked off their off-season prospect coverage and is deep into the NL East. Today it was time for the Mets system with in-depth reports on what BP views as the […]

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Do We Have What It Takes To Get That Impact Bat?

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Do We Have What It Takes To Get That Impact Bat?

Bill Price of the Daily News lays out what he thinks it’s going to take for the Mets to trade for the bat they need. However, he also takes issue with some Met fans, pointing out that they’re the ones who might be gun shy, and not the front office. A week ago I suggested […]

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Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

Last year’s free agent class included quite a few short term deals for starting pitchers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson signed 41-year old righthander Bartolo Colon to a two year $20 million deal last winter and the veteran proved to be a durable workhorse who led the Mets this season with 202.1 innings pitched. The deal […]

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Winter League Update: Robles and Lara Off To Solid Starts

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Winter League Update: Robles and Lara Off To Solid Starts

Winter League Baseball started some time ago and I thought we’d check in on the several Mets scattered across each league: Venezuelan League Vicente Lupo - Has Not Played Leon Canelon - 6 G, 2 AB, 2 R, .000/.000/.000 Jairo Perez - 20 G, .208/.269/.417, 3 2B, 4 HR Wilfredo Tovar - 19 G, .295/.295/.372, 6 2B Ryan Reid - […]

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Mets and Cubs Matchup Well, But Deal Unlikely Because of Differing Perceived Values

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets and Cubs Matchup Well, But Deal Unlikely Because of Differing Perceived Values

Andy Martino of the Daily News takes a poke at the Mets shortstop situation and says the Mets are most likely to go internal, with Wilmer Flores and Matt Reynolds as possibilities, and speculates that Ruben Tejada will either be gone or a backup. He also reports that despite being a player that Sandy Alderson […]

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