Mets righthander Matt Harvey will have his sore right elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews this week for a second opinion to help him determine if he should opt for Tommy John surgery as the Mets team doctors initially advised. Manager Terry Collins said before Sunday’s game confirmed the news, but added that no date has been set yet. Harvey was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 27 with a partial tear of […]
Daisuke Matsuzaka had his first quality start as a New York Met in Cleveland on Sunday. Met fans were likely happy to get a win and pleased for Matsuzaka even though the former Red Sox star was brought to New York simply to be a starting rotation place holder for the remainder of the 2013 season. That fact makes you wonder. With the Double-A and Triple-A seasons now at an end, would it make sense to elevate a young […]
Welcome to this week’s edition of Mets Minors Boom or Bust. Today, we’ll be focusing the spotlight on Savannah Sand Gnats starting pitcher, Gabriel Ynoa. The 20-year-old Dominican led the South Atlantic League in wins, and finished the regular season with a 15-4 record, 2.72 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 106 strikeouts in 135.2 innings pitched. He earned the honor of being the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year, and was instrumental in Savannah’s Game 1 […]
He’s a baseball alchemist with a potent mix of pitches proven to flummox even the most accomplished batters in Double-A’s Eastern League. With 12 wins, Binghamton starting pitcher Logan Verrett shares the top of the league in this category with two other pitchers. Yet, watching Verrett capably mix four different pitchers over five innings of work on Sunday, I couldn’t help but wonder if Verrett profile as a future relief pitcher for the Mets given the depth […]
Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN today and said a few things that are worth discussing… Aside from the usual dialog about how everything is going according to plan and things are going as well as expected, there were a few things worth noting and I’ll post on each one. First thing’s first, Matt Harvey… While he said the injury to his ace has had an impact, “It’s not as significant […]
The Mets know it. We know it. Hell, he knows it too. When people projected the future rotation for 2014 or 2015, Dillon Gee was never the first name that came to mind. Even Jeremy Hefner heard his name tossed around more because of his experience working out of the pen. Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jon Niese, Rafael Montero, Noah Syndergaard, Jenrry Mejia…yeah, those are the names — and Gee finds himself excluded, through no […]
In a post last week, I discussed the incredible turnaround the Mets minor league affiliates have made this season with as many as four of them poised to win their divisions and head into postseason play. Yesterday, we posted about the historic season the Binghamton Mets are having as they set a new franchise record for most wins in a season with their 84th victory. It’s no secret that the Mets minor league system has gotten […]
Mets GM Sandy Alderson appeared as a guest on ESPN Radio with Mike Lupica on Wednesday, and said that the injury to Matt Harvey will not change the team’s plans going forward. “It’s not a dream unrealized,” Alderson said. “It may be a dream deferred.” His goals remain the same which he says is to “stockpile talent and lower the payroll to reinvest in team and win ballgames.” Alderson said that losing Harvey is a […]
On the day the team and its loyal fanbase learned the devastating news that Matt Harvey will likely need Tommy John surgery to repair a partially torn UCL in his elbow, Zack Wheeler took the mound and delivered the goods. Despite the 2-1 loss to the Phillies, the young righthander gave us the reassuring start we all needed to help us move on. In 6.2 innings, the 23-year old allowed just two earned runs on five hits, […]
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