Tag: Terry Collins

MMO Exclusive: The Mets And Their Difficult Relationship With The New York Press

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: The Mets And Their Difficult Relationship With The New York Press

To Jeff Wilpon The Mets Are Just A Laughing Matter… That charming headline appeared in a May 29th Daily News article by the rabble-rousing Filip Bondy You may remember that Jeff Wilpon showed up at Citi Field and made a rare public appearance during a pregame ceremony for Mariano Rivera, who threw out the first pitch, […]

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Jon Niese Ready For His Start Against The Marlins On Saturday

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Jon Niese Ready For His Start Against The Marlins On Saturday

In case you missed it, lefthander Jon Niese tossed 39 pitches yesterday, in a successful bullpen session at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. Niese said he had no problems, threw the ball free and easy, and was able to get his arm angle to where he wanted to. He does not foresee any after effects tomorrow […]

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Collins: Wheeler Is Not Going To Be The Savior For The Mets

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Collins: Wheeler Is Not Going To Be The Savior For The Mets

Met manager Terry Collins spent yesterday paving the way for soon to be promoted Zack Wheeler, telling reporters that the organization’s top pitching prospect will not turn the team around. “I hope everybody understands if and when this guy comes, he’s not going to be the savior. There’s a lot of pieces that have to work. […]

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Keep Hefner and Gee In Rotation, Try To Trade Marcum

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Keep Hefner and Gee In Rotation, Try To Trade Marcum

After sleeping on it, considering Jeremy Hefner’s strong start in Washington last night, my choice would be to deal Shaun Marcum. Marcum has gone six-plus innings in his last four starts showing signs he’s coming around physically. Of the three, Marcum has been the least effective, but his name isn’t mentioned because he’s making $4 million. […]

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Mets Minors Report 6/5: Syndergaard, Nimmo, Plawecki Named All-Stars, Puello Facing Suspension

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors Report 6/5: Syndergaard, Nimmo, Plawecki Named All-Stars, Puello Facing Suspension

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas edged out Fresno, 6-5. Binghamton shut out Trenton, 8-0. St. Lucie was shutout by Lakeland, 5-0.  Savannah dropped Lexington, 9-2. Prospect Pipeline ESPN has included the names of the other 20 players believed to potentially be facing MLB discipline, and Mets top-hitting prospect Cesar Puello as well as Ex-Met Fernando Martinez are among […]

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Lagares Still Not Playing, Ankiel Batting .194

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments

Last Saturday, Terry Collins told reporters that he would start giving center fielder Juan Lagares some starts against righthanded pitching. Three games and three righthanded starting pitchers later, Lagares still sits idly on the bench. Instead, Collins keeps going with Rick Ankiel, who has now seen his batting average fall to .194 and is 1-for-his-last-31. […]

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Fried Rice: Has Collins Burned Out His Lefty Reliever?

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Fried Rice: Has Collins Burned Out His Lefty Reliever?

If you didn’t know any better, you would think the Mets only had two relievers in their bullpen; closer Bobby Parnell and lefthander Scott Rice. On those rare occasions when the Mets need to protect a late lead, Parnell and Rice have been Terry Collins‘ first line of defense and his go-to guys. For Rice, […]

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Time To End The Charade: Let The Kids Play

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Time To End The Charade: Let The Kids Play

Following the Mets’ embarrassing 11-6 loss to the Marlins on Sunday to cap a sweep at the hands of the team widely branded the worst in the league, reporter Adam Rubin tweeted a sage assessment, to wit: “Mets brass should spend off-day contemplating whether they want to be a 100-loss team with prospects gaining experience […]

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Matt Harvey’s Got Liquid Nitrogen Running Through His Veins

An article by posted on June 2, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey’s Got Liquid Nitrogen Running Through His Veins

I hardly agree with anything Terry Collins says – except on the rare occasions when he quotes me. While talking to reporters about Matt Harvey, the Mets manager offered up this gem: “He’s been in every game he’s pitched. If we scored him some runs, he’d be 9-0.” Harvey, who starts this afternoon’s game against […]

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Juan Lagares To Finally See Some Extended Play

An article by posted on June 2, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares To Finally See Some Extended Play

With center field prospect Matt den Dekker still a long way from returning from the DL (read more here), and Rick Ankiel now hitting only .218 with a .286 on-base for the Mets, Terry Collins will look to give rookie Juan Lagares some extended play. Lagares has been languishing on the bench since being promoted, but […]

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