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2014 MLB Draft: Law Tabs Newcomb With Mets 10th Pick

An article by posted on May 16, 2014 0 Comments
2014 MLB Draft: Law Tabs Newcomb With Mets 10th Pick

The 2014 MLB Draft will take place from June 5th-7th, with our Mets holding the 10th overall pick in what is considered a deep draft. Earlier this month Baseball America had the Mets selecting college outfielder Michael Conforto. On Thursday, ESPN‘s resident draft and minors guru Keith Law released his first mock draft. With their 10th overall selection, Law projected […]

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Being Too Patient at the Plate

An article by posted on May 13, 2014 0 Comments
Being Too Patient at the Plate

A point of frustration for many Mets fans, watching an anemic lineup night after night, is their indiscriminate approach to taking pitches at the plate. No, I don’t mean indiscriminate as in they can’t recognize a ball from a strike, although that has been an issue, too. I am talking about their inability to separate […]

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Familia Could Replace Farnsworth As Mets Closer

An article by posted on May 12, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Could Replace Farnsworth As Mets Closer

It seems like eons since the Mets were back in Spring Training given all the ups and downs we’ve endured during the first two months of the regular season. One of the players I was very excited about for the upcoming 2014 season, was starter-turned-reliever, Jeurys Familia. The hard-throwing 24-year old came into camp fresh […]

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Syndergaard Strikes Out A Season-High Ten Batters

An article by posted on May 11, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Strikes Out A Season-High Ten Batters

Noah Syndergaard sent hundreds of Mets fans running to their ledges last night after he allowed three runs to score in the first inning. However when all was said and done, the big righthander delivered another solid outing, striking out a season high ten batters and walking none in his six innings of work. The final […]

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Baseball Prospectus: Scouts Like What They See In Steve Matz

An article by posted on May 9, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus: Scouts Like What They See In Steve Matz

The folks over at Baseball Prospectus have recently starting rolling out a wonderful series of articles titled Eyewitness Accounts. When a scout over at BP sits on a game they’ll publish their scouting reports on some of the more interesting names they saw. Yesterday BP scout Jeff Moore published his report on Mets left-handed starter Steve Matz. Matz, 22, was […]

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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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