Tag: Stephen Strasburg

MMO Mailbag: Why Do The Mets Baby Their Starting Pitchers?

An article by posted on August 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Why Do The Mets Baby Their Starting Pitchers?

Justin asks… Why are the Mets always babying their pitchers? It’s not like any of these inning caps and pitch counts have resulted in fewer injuries. Look at Matz and Fulmer and Mejia just this year alone. I just don’t get this obsession. Nobody worried about these things with Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan Ryan […]

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Zack Wheeler And Why Hype Can Be A B**ch

An article by posted on June 30, 2013 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler And Why Hype Can Be A B**ch

Andy Martino of the Daily News weighs in on the problem with hype, projection, unrealised expectations, and something about Mike Pelfrey being the devil. It is dehumanizing, what happens to phenoms like Zack Wheeler over the long arc of a professional baseball career. In the minor leagues, you are an abstraction, a blank screen onto […]

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Scouts Say Harvey’s Better

An article by posted on June 21, 2013 0 Comments
Scouts Say Harvey’s Better

Danny Knobler of CBS Sports spoke to two scouts who were on hand for Super Tuesday, when Matt Harvey stymied the Braves and Zack Wheeler made his long anticipated debut with six scoreless innings for a Mets doubleheader sweep in Atlanta. “I don’t know if you’re doing a survey, but put me down for Harvey […]

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Wheeler Says He’s Not A Savior, But Will Try To Help Team Anyway He Can

An article by posted on June 17, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Says He’s Not A Savior, But Will Try To Help Team Anyway He Can

Zack Wheeler held a 14 minute press conference with reporters at Turner Field this afternoon ahead of his major league debut on Tuesday. Wheeler said he does not see himself as a savior. “I don’t think I’m the savior at all. We’ve got great arms here and we’ve got great players. We might not be […]

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NL East Report: Harper Day-To-Day, McCann Raking, Hamels Smacked Around Again

An article by posted on May 29, 2013 0 Comments
NL East Report: Harper Day-To-Day, McCann Raking, Hamels Smacked Around Again

Team News and Notes Atlanta Braves (31-20) Justin Upton has really cooled off at the plate in May, batting .232/.360/.366 with just two home runs. B.J. Upton has found himself sitting on the bench lately, due to an unsightly batting average of .148 to along with 60 strikeouts already. Brian McCann has been a welcomed addition back […]

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Injury Update: Wheeler To Rejoin Las Vegas Rotation Next Wednesday

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Injury Update: Wheeler To Rejoin Las Vegas Rotation Next Wednesday

Updated by Mitch Petanick on May 17, 2013 Adam Rubin has reported that Zack Wheeler is scheduled to start throwing again today, and is back with the team in Las Vegas. He was placed on the seven day DL, retroactive to his last start. He will rejoin the rotation next Wednesday when the team is […]

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NL East Report: Stanton To DL, McCann Set To Return, Strasburg Injury Scare

An article by posted on May 1, 2013 0 Comments
NL East Report: Stanton To DL, McCann Set To Return, Strasburg Injury Scare

Team News and Notes Atlanta Braves (17-9) Justin Upton launched his major league leading 12th home run of the season this week. He hit just 17 a year ago, and is currently on pace to shatter his career high of 31 back in 2011. The same can’t be said for his brother B.J. Upton, who […]

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MMO Player Of The Week: David Wright Nabs His Second In A Row

An article by posted on April 29, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Player Of The Week: David Wright Nabs His Second In A Row

DAVID WRIGHT, 3B MMO PLAYER OF THE WEEK David Wright is officially rolling, and despite the lack of production and support around him, he continues to produce and be the leader of this team. Wright batted .300/.400/.350, with six hits, a double, a sacrifice fly, five RBI, and a stolen base as he helped lead the Mets offensive attack […]

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Zack Wheeler: The Inverted W, PCL Effect, and Command Issues

An article by posted on April 27, 2013 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler: The Inverted W, PCL Effect, and Command Issues

Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog.com profiled pitching prospect Zack Wheeler in his latest installment of the Mets Minor League Report on Friday. I wanted to address the many problems I found with his analysis and conclusions. Before I go there, let’s take a quick look at where Zack Wheeler is right now. Currently, the young right-hander […]

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Marketing Matt Harvey: Is It Too Much Too Soon?

An article by posted on April 25, 2013 73 Comments
Marketing Matt Harvey: Is It Too Much Too Soon?

While approaching Citi Field last night one couldn’t help but notice the monstrous digital image of Matt Harvey on a video board outside the stadium with the screaming caption, “Harvey-licious.’’ When logging onto the Mets’ website there was an advertisement plugging Harvey T-Shirts. And, all of this is for a guy who was starting just his 15th major […]

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