After a good beginning, Jonathon Niese was lit up and the Mets couldn’t recover, losing the opening game of the series versus the Braves 6-4. Game Notes Jonathon Niese was strong until the fourth inning, which would prove to be his last – giving up six runs, with NONE of them being earned thanks to a David Wright throwing error on a possible inning-ending double play. Niese’s final line was four innings, five hits, six [...]
**Update 8-12-10** Adam Rubin tweets that the Mets have decided to use reliever Sean Green’s final option and keep him at Triple-A Buffalo. Green’s rehab assignment was set to expire. He has a 5.40 ERA in seven appearances with the Bisons. **Original 8-10-10** Reliever Sean Green appears close to a return to the Mets. Green, who is the last remaining player acquired from the Seattle Mariners in the J.J. Putz trade back in December of [...]
Before Thursday’s game against the San Francisco Giants, Jose Reyes was scratched from the lineup. He had discomfort in his right oblique, and will be shut down until he is 100 percent. Reyes hasn’t swung from the left side of the plate since last Sunday. Mets will continue to have rookie Ruben Tejada play short with Alex Cora playing second base for now. For those of you who don’t like the idea of Alex Cora playing [...]
When the Mets made their final cuts today, it opened the door for plenty of second guessing from diehard Mets fans and media alike. The Mets never make it easy on themselves… One of the more peculiar decisions the Mets made in finalizing their 25 man roster today, was deciding to keep reliever Sean Green over some other more worthy options. In his final tuneup of the season today against the Orioles, Green was as bad [...]
In a new post to his blog, Adam Rubin of the Daily News, analyzes the Mets spring training battles and speculates on the potential Opening Day roster. Regarding the rotation, Adam believes that Jon Niese is still the front-runner to be the team’s fifth starter and writes, The smart money still has Jon Niese claiming the final slot in the rotation over Fernando Nieve, with Hisanori Takahashi only on the fringe of that race, despite the Japanese lefthander slated for a pair of Grapefruit [...]
We all know the Mets added a power bat in Jason Bay, are still dealing with injuries/medical issues to key players like Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, and have huge holes in the starting rotation. But I haven’t heard as much talk about the bullpen. A year ago, almost to the day, I wrote a blog on this site about how the Mets’ revamped bullpen, a terrible weakness in 2008, would pile up K’s and [...]
Last year we had the MetsMerized Online Awards and one of the awards was the “Aaron Heilman Award.” This award would go to the pitcher we fans least wanted to see enter a game. There was a choice of Oliver Perez, J.J. Putz, and Sean Green. I clearly voted for Green. Every time Jerry Manuel signaled for Green to enter the game, I knew the win was now at risk. Sean Green may be the [...]
While the 2009 season as a whole was a lost cause for the New York Mets. It did hold some significance for certain players on the team. One of those players was reliever, Brian Stokes. Last season, Stokes, 30, appeared in a career-high 69 games and pitched 70.1 innings, which were also the most in his four year career. All the while, the hard throwing right-hander was able to maintain a 3.97 ERA, which isn’t [...]
Last off-season, I started writing a series of columns that profiled each member of the Mets bullpen and analyzed their performance in the previous season. At the conclusion of each article, I would make a determination on whether or not I thought the pitcher should be brought back. The articles, for the most part, were met with solid reader reception so this year we will continue the tradition. To kickoff the off-season we will analyze [...]
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