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MMO Morning Grind: The Umpire Strikes Back

An article by posted on April 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: The Umpire Strikes Back

“You’re the worst, you’re the worst I’ve seen.” Daniel Murphy and David Wright were both tossed out of the game in the seventh inning on Sunday after arguing what they thought was a low strike zone by home plate umpire Toby Basner. Both players were in the dugout when they were ejected and reports say they […]

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Backed By Two Chris Young Homers, Montero Stellar Again

An article by posted on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
Backed By Two Chris Young Homers, Montero Stellar Again

Rafael Montero rebounded from a not so typical start last week, and delivered a dazzling 6.1 inning performance on Sunday afternoon as the Las Vegas 51s beat the Fresno Grizzlies 10-4 at Chukchansi Park. Staked to a 1-0 lead courtesy of a first inning home run off the bat of rehabbing outfielder Chris Young, the 23-year old […]

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Backman Says Tempo Was Issue During Syndergaard’s Start

An article by posted on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
Backman Says Tempo Was Issue During Syndergaard’s Start

1:30 PM Just a quick update on this as Noah Syndergaard and manager Wally Backman both commented to the Las Vegas Review-Journal about last night’s performance.   Wally Backman: “His tempo was way too slow tonight, especially early in the game. He got better as the game went on but there were times he was 20-plus seconds […]

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Mets Can Send Lannan To Minors Without His Consent

An article by posted on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Can Send Lannan To Minors Without His Consent

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, before John Lannan was added to the Opening Day roster, the Mets had the southpaw sign an “advance consent” waiver. That means Lannan pre-authorized the Mets to send him to the minors at any point during the first 45 days of the season — which also would negate […]

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With A Heavy Heart, Colon Delivers A Sparkling Performance

An article by posted on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
With A Heavy Heart, Colon Delivers A Sparkling Performance

One of my favorite moves of the offseason was the signing of Bartolo Colon to a two year, $20 million dollar deal. And while I never expected him to duplicate his near-Cy Young season of a year ago, I loved the veteran presence he was bringing and his ability to bear down in every game, […]

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My Thoughts On Montero To The Bullpen

An article by posted on April 7, 2014 0 Comments
My Thoughts On Montero To The Bullpen

  With the news that closer Bobby Parnell will miss the rest of the season after deciding to have Tommy John surgery, I received a couple of emails asking me if this could pave the way for the MLB debut of pitching prospect Rafael Montero. The 23-year old control artist had a stellar season debut […]

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Mets Announce Dillon Gee Will Start Opening Day

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce Dillon Gee Will Start Opening Day

March 24 Mets have officially announced that Dillon Gee will be their Opening Day starter vs. the Washington Nationals on March 31. Terry Collins made the announcement after Monday’s 5-3 win over the Cardinals. Congrats to Dillon who finished strong last season. March 21 Dillon Gee, who has been slated as the Mets Opening Day […]

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John Lannan Fitting Right Into A Relief Role

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
John Lannan Fitting Right Into A Relief Role

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that left-hander John Lannan passed another test in his transition to a relief role, he entered mid-inning and inherited runners on base, for not only the first time in his career, but also the first time working on consecutive days. Since switching roles, Lannan, has tossed two perfect innings in relief. “That’s […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 9, Twins 1

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 9, Twins 1

The Mets traveled to Fort Myers today to face the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium with Dillon Gee starting the game and facing Twins Pitcher Ricky Nolasco. The Mets came out on top 9-1 and finally improve their Grapefruit League record over .500, at 11-10. The Mets opened the game fired up with their bats, lacing […]

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Wheeler’s Command Not as Bad as it Seems

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler’s Command Not as Bad as it Seems

In a fantastic Fangraphs piece written by Jeff Sullivan, he acknowledges the imperfections in Zack Wheeler’s command and introduces the possibility of the receivers catching Wheeler playing a role in last season’s strike numbers. Sullivan states that Wheeler certainly needs to polish his command to reach his lofty expectations. He’s always walked batters in the […]

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