Tag: Rafael Montero

Which Mets Prospects Can Fill Current Team Needs?

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
Which Mets Prospects Can Fill Current Team Needs?

In an article for MLB.com, Bernie Pleskoff took a look at how the current crop of Mets prospects may fit into the major league teams needs. It’s an interesting topic of discussion and here’s some of what Pleskoff had to say: For this season, right-handed prospect Noah Syndergaard could potentially fill the roll as a fifth starter. Syndergaard, […]

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Mayo: With A Vastly Improved Farm System, Mets’ Future Looking Bright

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Mayo: With A Vastly Improved Farm System, Mets’ Future Looking Bright

Johnathan Mayo of MLB.com writes that its no longer the case that putting together a Top 20 Prospects list for the Mets is a burdensome task and that the lack of depth in the organization made it tough to pick out enough legitimate prospects to fill out a top 20 list. There is nothing better than for an organization […]

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Collins Says He Wants Dice-K or Lannan For Fifth Starter

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says He Wants Dice-K or Lannan For Fifth Starter

Terry Collins told reporters that the Mets are predisposed to having a veteran serve as the fifth starter to open the season. That makes Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan the frontrunners for the fifth starer’s spot and means that Jenrry Mejia, Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom are likely now out of the picture. Dice-K pitched today against the Cardinals and allowed […]

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Projecting the Mets Non-Roster Invitees

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting the Mets Non-Roster Invitees

The Mets currently have 26 non-roster invitees in camp, according to mets.com. The list consists of 15 pitchers, 2 catchers, 6 infielders, and 3 outfielders. It’s not too often that players with very high numbers in camp end up making the team, so let’s sort the non-roster invitees by the numbers so we can watch […]

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Spring Training Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 4

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 4

The Mets opened their Grapefruit League season on Friday, with a 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. It was scintillating to watch a Mets game again, even a meaningless spring training game like this one. There was lots to be excited about, the least of which being the […]

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Nats vs Mets Game Thread: Montero Gets Things Started For Amazins

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Nats vs Mets Game Thread: Montero Gets Things Started For Amazins

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets RHP Taylor Jordan vs RHP Rafael Montero Tradition Field, 1:10 PM (SNY, WOR) Baseball is back and the Mets will have Rafael Montero on the mound to throw the first pitch of the Grapefruit league season for the Amazins. Also scheduled to pitch are Jacob deGrom, Logan Verrett, Miguel Socolovich, Adam […]

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Taking A Look At The Mets’ Short-Comings

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Taking A Look At The Mets’ Short-Comings

I’ll bet you a blueberry cheesecake from Juniors that someone will read the title, jump straight to the comments and start hammering me for knocking the Mets. Who wants to take that bet? It will take some getting used to for you newcomers to understand that post titles are to me what Playstation 4 is […]

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Mets Beat: Rafael Montero is “***king Smooth”

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Beat: Rafael Montero is “***king Smooth”

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes: While watching right-hander Rafael Montero throwing live batting practice Tuesday, Dan Warthen uttered two words to the bullpen catcher standing next to him. “[Expletive] smooth!” the pitching coach excitedly said. Warthen repeatedly has said this spring training that the 23-year-old Montero possesses as close to a perfect delivery as any in […]

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Reliever Adam Kolarek Could Make A Good Impression

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Reliever Adam Kolarek Could Make A Good Impression

He’s a dark horse of sorts at the Mets spring training complex in Port St. Lucie. With so much attention fixed on young Met pitching guns, a list that includes Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom, and Cory Mazzoni, this tall left-handed relief specialist doesn’t command much hype. Yet, don’t be surprised if by the […]

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Rafael Montero To Throw First Pitch Of Mets Grapefruit League Season

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
Rafael Montero To Throw First Pitch Of Mets Grapefruit League Season

Rafael Montero will throw the first pitch of the Mets’ Grapefruit League schedule, on Friday at 1:10 p.m. against the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field. Montero, 23, went a combined 12-7 with a 2.78 ERA in 27 starts between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas last season. This amazing control artist allowed 136 hits and walked 35 […]

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