It’s not even Christmas, but it’s not too early to start looking at the bullpen for 2014. The 40 man roster currently has eight relievers. There are 6 or 7 open spots come Opening Day. Sandy Alderson is said to be looking for at least one late-inning reliever. Anthony DiComo of Mets.com reported that the Mets are satisfied with their young core of Bobby Parnell, Vic Black, Jeurys Familia and Gonzalez Germen, and that Alderson does not plan to completely overhaul […]
The New York Mets showed some slight improvement last season in the bullpen after having the worst bullpen in the major leagues in their two previous seasons. The Mets ranked 27th with a .259 opposing batting average, 30th in strikeouts, 25th in WHIP and finished 22nd with a 3.99 ERA. Among the 12 relievers to appear in 15 or more games for the Mets last season, righthander Greg Burke ranked last with a 1.83 WHIP […]
In the biggest non-story of the day, the Mets plan to decline the $25 million option on Johan Santana and will pay the $5.5 million buyout instead. There’s still a chance that they could bring back Santana this winter on a one-year deal, but don’t count on it. It’s most likely that Johan has pitched his final game with the Mets. He ends his Mets career with a 46-34 record, 3.18 ERA and 1.20 WHIP […]
The Mets have a few glaring needs going into this offseason. Despite the numerous promising young players rising through the minor leagues and onto the 40-man roster, there are a few positions that will need to be filled for the team to be competitive in 2014 and beyond. The foundation seems to be there, with an emphasis on young pitching. Third base is locked up, catcher and center field look promising, and the bullpen has […]
The Mets 40-Man roster is now at 36 after the Angels claimed lefthander Robert Carson on waivers, the Dodgers grabbed outfielder Mike Baxter, and the team outrighted LHP Sean Henn and RHP Greg Burke. Expect more purging as the Mets must make room for Ike Davis, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell, Scott Rice and Johan Santana who must all be activated from 60-day disabled list and placed on the 40-man roster. So technically, the Mets now have 44 players which means four […]
With the 2013 Playoffs just about reaching the halfway point, it is time for the Mets front office to begin preparing their plans for the offseason and 2014. After finishing a school test early on Friday, I took the time to write down some legitimate questions about the New York Mets players, Front Office, and Free Agency. If you have answers for any of these questions or have developed your own, leave them in the […]
Adam Rubin noted in a piece on Friday, that Sandy Alderson wants better arms in the bullpen going into next season. ”We need to have more quality arms in the bullpen,” Sandy explained. “We never had a real strong bottom half of the bullpen. The key will be to have more arms, quality arms out there that we can rely on.” My advice to Alderson this off-season? Ignore the voice in your head that says that […]
Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets have given pitching coach Dan Warthen a two-year contract, according to front office sources. Earlier today, Sandy Alderson confirmed that all coaches the coaches were being retained, but Warthen is the only one to receive a multi-year deal. Warthen has been the Mets’ pitching coach since Jerry Manuel took over for Willie Randolph in 2008, but has worked on a series of one-year deals, […]
LaTroy Hawkins has now tossed 11.0 straight scoreless innings and is unscored upon in 22 of his last 24 games. Hawkins’ 11 saves, including last night are the most since he also had 11 in 2009. His next save will be the 100th save of his career. Hawkins has made 69 appearances this year, second on the team behind Scott Rice who has appeared in 73 games. Amazingly, Hawkins ranks 20th all-time with 940 games pitched. He has been […]
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