Tag: Rafael Montero

Power Arms Leathersich and Walters Both Eying Bullpen Spots

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Power Arms Leathersich and Walters Both Eying Bullpen Spots

The Mets ranked eighth in the majors with a 3.68 starters’ ERA last season, finishing ahead of talented staffs from Tampa Bay, Oakland and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. However, the New York bullpen was not as efficient and placed 22nd in the game with a 3.98 ERA while also concluding as one […]

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Projecting the Mets 2016 Starting Rotation

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting the Mets 2016 Starting Rotation

The New York Mets have one of the best, if not the best, farm systems when it comes to pitching. There is so much depth coming up the pipeline that picking five pitchers who will most likely be in the rotation come 2016 is incredibly difficult. However, I’m sure every big league team would love […]

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A Road Map to an 88 Win Season for the Mets

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
A Road Map to an 88 Win Season for the Mets

Mark Simon of ESPN New York, conjured one scenario in which the Mets take their 74-88 record and flip it around to 88-74. That would make them a borderline playoff contender, he writes, which in a division with the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves seems like an ambitious outlook. What needs to happen for the Mets to win 88 games? […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 3 Rafael Montero, RHP

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 3 Rafael Montero, RHP

3. Rafael Montero, RHP Height: 6’0” Weight: 170 lbs. Age: 23 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Rafael Montero was signed a lot later than international prospects usually are. Most are signed when they turn 16 or 17 years old but the Mets signed him out of the Dominican Republic at the age of 20. You could call him […]

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Jeff Walters Has A Solid Chance To Make Opening Day Bullpen

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Jeff Walters Has A Solid Chance To Make Opening Day Bullpen

A Mets insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that pitching prospects Jack Leathersich and Jeff Walters are candidates to make the opening day roster and fill out the Mets bullpen. Rafael Montero or Cory Mazzoni were also not ruled out. We have several original MMO articles spotlighting all four of these players in […]

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Rafael Montero’s Goal Is To Make The Team

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Rafael Montero’s Goal Is To Make The Team

Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, got a chance to speak with Rafael Montero on Monday morning where he continues to train at the Mets academy in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. The Mets’ righthander is planning to arrive to Port St. Lucie on February 15 and he has one primary objective. “The goal is to go and make the […]

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Keith Law: Mets Top 10 Prospect Ranking

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Top 10 Prospect Ranking

Completing his 2014 Top Prospects features, Keith Law of ESPN released his Mets Top 10 Ranking as follows (Top 100 in parenthesis): 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP (24) 2. Travis d’Arnaud, C (36) 3. Dominic Smith, 1B (37) 4. Rafael Montero, RHP (60) 5. Brandon Nimmo, OF (92) 6. Kevin Plawecki, C 7. Dilson Herrera, 2B […]

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Are We Better In 2014 Than 2013: The Mets’ Starting Rotation

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Are We Better In 2014 Than 2013: The Mets’ Starting Rotation

We recently ran through the position players on the current Mets roster, and projected the opening day position players vs the 2013 opening day Mets.  It’s pretty safe to say that we are in much better shape, on paper at least, than we were last year at this time.  Let’s see how the arms stack up […]

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Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

Despite an active offseason by the Mets, little has been done or discussed regarding the bullpen. Andy Martino of the Daily News provides an update on how the ‘pens of New York are rounding out as Spring Training nears. Bobby Parnell has been assured by the team that the closer duties remain his, so long […]

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Five Mets Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects – A Nimmo Sighting!

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Five Mets Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects – A Nimmo Sighting!

Only two days after naming the Mets as the 6th best Minor League system, ESPN’s Keith Law unveils his 2014 Top 100 Prospects and lo and behold – five Mets… What separates this Top 100 from others we’ve seen so far, is the Nimmo sighting. At the same time, there’s no mention of Wilmer Flores. […]

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