The Mets announced that they have acquired outfielder Eric Young Jr. from Colorado for RHP Collin McHugh. On Wednesday, the Rockies designated Young for assignment giving them 10 days to trade him. Young, 28, hit just .261 with a .671 OPS in 313 career games and is a .211 career hitter away from Coors Field. Young was hitting .246 on the season with one home run and eight stolen bases, but his defense was the subject [...]
Right fielder Cesar Puello hit two solo home runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Binghamton Mets defeated the Trenton Thunder, 5-4, Thursday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. The red-hot Puello hit four home runs in the series and now has 12 on the season while batting .320/.401/.588 in 50 games this season. In a Boom or Bust feature on Sunday, I wrote the following about Puello: It seemed like [...]
As the Mets wrap up the month of May and close in on the second-third of the season, here are where they rank on pitching and offense in the National League. Offensive Ranks Runs Scored (207) – 11th Batting Average (.228) – 14th On-Base Pct. (.297) – 13th Slugging Pct. (.371) – 14th Home Runs (51) – 9th Stolen Bases (23) – 11th Pitching Ranks Earned Run Average (4.28) – 13th WHIP (1.32) – 9th [...]
Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that David Wright has zero regrets, and continues to believe in the direction of the franchise. “I’m disappointed in our performance so far,” Wright told The Post. “As far as specifically what Sandy and I talked about and I guess the plan moving forward, a big part of that plan is pieces we have in the higher minor leagues.” David Wright, who signed an eight-year, $138 million contract extension [...]
DAVID WRIGHT, 3B MMO PLAYER OF THE WEEK David Wright copped his third MMO Player of the Week honor after what may have been his most productive week of the season. The feisty third baseman had a few run-ins the umps this past week which is something we don’t see too much of from him, but it’s what a player does in the box score that matters most for this weekly staple at MMO. Wright posted [...]
You’ve probably read an article like this before. Lord knows enough of them have been written. Is David Wright a superstar? Its an argument that still rages on an almost daily basis across every social media forum. On one side, you find a group of super-critical fans who feel Wright can’t possibly live up to his eight year, $138 million dollar contract. On the other side, you find the “apologists”, the “fan girls”, and a [...]
According to this tweet by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets may have something cooking with the Texas Rangers who are seeking to move outfielder Julio Borbon. Borbon, 27, was designated for assignment last week and the Rangers have until this afternoon to trade him or place him on irrevocable waivers. He has a slash of .283/.324/.358 over parts of four years in the majors. Last season, Borbon hit .304/.349/.433 with 23 doubles, eight triples, 10 [...]
In honor of this weekend’s upcoming Indianapolis 500, I’d like to share my thoughts about speed. I seem to have noticed that the Mets are having a little bit of a problem with their power this season. Entering this weekend’s series against the Red Sox, the Mets were 15th in the National League in home runs. This is certainly unexpected for a team with such strong hitters as David Wright, Carlos Delgado and Carlos Beltran. [...]
The Mets have just stolen their sixth and seventh bases of the game tonight, thanks to a double steal with Sheffield swiping third and Wright taking second. The seven stolen bases set a new Mets club record. For David Wright it was his fourth steal of the night and a new career best. Carlos Beltran also swiped third base (again!) and came around to score the run that put the Mets on top in the ninth [...]
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Last updated: 06/19/2013
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