Sometimes I wonder why I even read some Mets related posts on Facebook or Twitter. If you were to gauge the Mets fan base on the way General Manager, Sandy Alderson has run the team, well you would think that this team was based out of Miami. Yes, I realize that the lunatic fringe faction of our fan base ( a small – yet loud minority) will never be satisfied with Alderson until this team […]
I can’t even count how many times broadcasters, commentators or play-by-play announcers have started a sentence with: “The Mets, an organization known for pitching…” Really??? Perhaps it’s time to rethink exactly how knowledgeable the Mets are when it comes to pitching. In one of the first scenes in the classic Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella is driving a tractor, his daughter Karin at his side. As he regales her with stories of Shoeless Joe Jackson, […]
While New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell continues on the shelf with the prospect of surgery on his herniated disk, the question burns: What are he and the Mets waiting for? Perhaps he can rehab to where surgery isn’t needed, but those odds are getting long. Yes, yes, it is his body and nobody can force surgery upon him, but reading between the lines, if it doesn’t happen, Parnell will risk not being ready for spring training […]
Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger, spoke with Jenrry Mejia on his noticeably reduced velocity in his last start and for those of you who may have been worried, fret not. Mejia, has intentionally dialed back on his fastball velocity to avoid the discomfort in his elbow which is being caused by floating debris – a common occurrence for a pitcher who is a year removed from surgery. “You have to lower the velocity so you feel better during the […]
Shawn Teufel, the son of Mets third base coach Tim Teufel, is reported via Twitter that he has been promoted from the Brooklyn Cyclones to the St. Lucie Mets in High-A. It will be his fourth different Mets affiliate he’s played for this season. According to Matt Musico of MetsMinors.net, Teufel has split 30 appearances and 36 innings between Binghamton, Savannah and Cony Island and has a combined 3.25 ERA this season. The Mets signed the […]
Outside of third base, there aren’t a lot of positions on the Mets that one could consider truly “locked up,” but first base is one that many felt had had a flag planted by Ike Davis by the end of last season. True, this would have been an assumption primarily based on 1 ½ seasons of decent play at the big league level, but players who have produced 30+ home run seasons along with an […]
In the midst of all the Keystone Cops slapstick last night, Zack Wheeler made his fourth start of the season and delivered a somewhat uneven performance. It wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great, it was a step in the right direction. “I’m happy about my outing, even though there were some low points,” Wheeler explained. “Falling behind, throwing 20 pitches per inning, then only going five. But I battled out there as best as I could […]
Some more encouraging news in the world of Mets injuries — Matt den Dekker is in the starting line-up for the St. Lucie Mets tonight as he looks to work his way back into the Mets outfield picture. He is batting lead-off and playing center field. The young outfielder was cleared for game action back on June 6th so it’s nice to see him getting back into the groove. He fractured his right wrist in Spring Training […]
He is the seven-day sensation that is sweeping the nation. Yasiel Puig has been a major league ballplayer for barely a week and is already making national headlines with a historically hot start to his career. On Friday night, Puig blasted his fourth home run in just his fifth career game, the second player to do that since 1900, the first being Mike Jacobs in 2005. The 22-year old Cuban native has hit the ground […]
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