Tag: Rafael Montero

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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Mets Land Four On Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Land Four On Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America released its annual list of the top 100 prospects in baseball today, and unsurprisingly, the list included a few notable future Mets. The four who made the cut were Noah Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud, Rafael Montero, and Dominic Smith. Here is what John Manuel, the editor of the publication, had to say about each […]

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Predicting Mets Success Through Rose Colored Glases

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Predicting Mets Success Through Rose Colored Glases

To every baseball fan, no matter what team they root for, four simple words are a clarion call; “pitcher’s and catcher’s report.” We’ve waited for longer than we care to remember through biting cold and winter storm after winter storm, but it’s finally here. The annual pilgrimages to Florida and Arizona are underway, and, so, […]

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Mets Need Quantum Leaps From Two Of Tejada, Davis, Duda and Lagares

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Need Quantum Leaps From Two Of Tejada, Davis, Duda and Lagares

Here are some excerpts from an exceptional read by Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Mets’ Spending Spree May Not Be a Spree at All.”  Diamond essentially hits on all the points I made in a post I wrote a few days ago, but also touches on some other issues to consider as […]

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Lannan Is Pitching Unrestricted, Looks Forward To Competing

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Lannan Is Pitching Unrestricted, Looks Forward To Competing

John Lannan will not go into the fifth-starter competition hamstrung, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The left-hander, who underwent season-ending surgery last August to repair a large tear in the tendon in his quadriceps, was cleared to work out unrestricted in January and is already throwing off a mound in camp. “I’ve been working without […]

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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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