Tag: Scott Rice

Mets Should Forego Free Agent Relievers And Give Young Arms A Shot

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Forego Free Agent Relievers And Give Young Arms A Shot

The Mets may consider converting minor-league righthanded starter Cory Mazzoni into a relief pitcher in Spring Training, a switch suggested by our own Binghamton Mets beat writer John Bernhardt since September. Adam Rubin posted the news on Twitter and said that Mazzoni would get a chance to make the Opening Day roster. Mazzoni, 24, was plagued by […]

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Winter Meetings: Bullpen Much Improved, But Mets Looking For Late-Inning Reliever

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Winter Meetings: Bullpen Much Improved, But Mets Looking For Late-Inning Reliever

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 […]

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Mets Interested In Bringing Back Greg Burke

An article by posted on November 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Interested In Bringing Back Greg Burke

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 […]

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Mets News: Santana, Hawkins, Dice-K and Feliciano Head To Free Agency

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
Mets News: Santana, Hawkins, Dice-K and Feliciano Head To Free Agency

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 […]

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Changes, Changes: My Offseason Plan For The New York Mets

An article by posted on October 27, 2013 0 Comments
Changes, Changes: My Offseason Plan For The New York Mets

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 […]

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Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

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 […]

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So Many Questions As The Mets Head Into the Offseason

An article by posted on October 8, 2013 0 Comments
So Many Questions As The Mets Head Into the Offseason

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 […]

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Alderson Should Hold Off On Adding Quality Bullpen Arms

An article by posted on October 5, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Should Hold Off On Adding Quality Bullpen Arms

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 […]

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Pitching Coach Dan Warthen Also Gets A 2-Year Deal

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments

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 […]

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LaTroy Hawkins One Away From 100 Career Saves, Has Earned A 2014 Encore With Mets

An article by posted on September 21, 2013 0 Comments
LaTroy Hawkins One Away From 100 Career Saves, Has Earned A 2014 Encore With Mets

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 […]

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