Tag: roster

Thoughts On Rushing Pitching Prospects and Rule 5

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

One of our readers emailed me this post on MetsBlog a few minutes ago and asked me what my thoughts were on potentially adding Jeurys Familia, Zack Wheeler, Jenrry Mejia or Matt Harvey to the Mets 40-man roster. Michael Baron wrote: On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson said he might have to add some players from the […]

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Mets On The Verge Of Climbing Mt. 500 Once Again

An article by posted on September 8, 2011 0 Comments

When the Mets fell to 61-68 I began to think about how bad this might get.  They had fought so hard all season long, and now the injuries were finally starting to take their toll on this young roster.  The guys like Turner, Tejada, and Gee among others were beginning to get exposed playing everyday […]

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Brewers PTBNL – Here Is One Possibility

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday’s trade wasn’t really about the two players to be named later.  It was about the fact this team needed to get away from the $17.5 million contract that Francisco Rodriguez would likely earn if he stayed in New Yorkmuch longer. I understand the people who want a closer to be with this team until […]

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Is Sandy Sticking To His Sabermetric Ways Mentioned In Moneyball?

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

In the chapter on Sandy Alderson in Moneyball, one of the biggest things Alderson was credited for was how he ran his minor league system. Alderson runs a franchise like a military style boot camp. He has specific rules, and wants these rules and regulations enforced properly by his respective managers, especially in the minors. In an […]

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The Mets Have Roster Depth

An article by posted on May 8, 2011 0 Comments

I really enjoyed reading Ken Davidoff’s column on Newsday this morning. Unlike the last few seasons, Davidoff points out that this year the Mets have gotten some solid contributions from their roster depth when players have gotten hurt or landed on the DL. Jason Pridie is one such player that has been a pleasant surprise […]

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From Left Field: Mets Have A Short Leash Early

An article by posted on April 20, 2011 0 Comments

Though the season is a little more than two weeks old, the New York Mets have already shown that they are not afraid to pull the trigger if a player is underperforming. The combination of Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins is attempting to light a fire under their players. Part of the way they’re going […]

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Is This Team Really Playing Better And Trying Harder?

An article by posted on April 17, 2011 0 Comments

When Terry Collins was asked to comment about Daniel Murphy’s outrageous decision to steal third base last night, he called it an “error of enthusiasm”. As a matter of fact, this team suffers from a “lack of enthusiasm”. They take the field like a team that expects to lose. The worst that can possibly happen […]

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Seriously, This Is Too Much!

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

I’m working on a post for later this afternoon right, and I need to check out something quick about the Mets 40 Man Roster. So off to mets.com I go and then I click roster, when lo and behold I see this: You can click the image to enlarge it but basically it shows everybody’s […]

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Beato Clinches Spot in Bullpen, Are Evans And Izzy Out?

An article by posted on March 27, 2011 0 Comments

Pedro Beato has been one heck of a player in the spring, and it looks like all his hard work just payed off for him. According to Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman, Pedro Beato is going to be on the Mets opening day roster in the bullpen.  This was what Jon Heyman said via Twitter: Beato to […]

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Byrdak Added To 40-Man Roster, Most Likely Only Lefty In Bullpen

An article by posted on March 25, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets made it official today and announced that southpaw reliever Tim Byrdak has been added to the 40-man roster. Byrdak, 37, will serve as the team’s left-handed relief specialist this season. Last season with the Astros, Byrdak went 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 relief appearances and held left handed batters to a .213 average. […]

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Blaine Boyer Can Opt Out If Not On Mets Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 24, 2011 0 Comments

Recently discovered news by Adam Rubin says that Mets RHP Blaine Boyer is eligible to opt out of his contract next Thursday, March 31st if he is not on the Mets Opening Day roster. As this may make the bullpen decision difficult, it now means that Blaine Boyer in addition the Pedro Beato, Pat Misch […]

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