Tag: Travis d’Arnaud

Players On the Mets 40 Man Roster Bubble

An article by posted on October 24, 2016 0 Comments
Players On the Mets 40 Man Roster Bubble

With the Mets losing the Wild Card Game, the front office has the difficult task of assessing what the weaknesses on the roster were and how those spots could be improved. Each player is assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine if that player could be a valuable contributor for the 2017 season. If not, […]

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Mets Should Re-Sign Fernando Salas

An article by posted on October 17, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Should Re-Sign Fernando Salas

With Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia in the fold, the Mets have their eighth and ninth innings guys set up for next season. In 2016, that tandem was the best in baseball. However, it was also the most taxed. The duo pitched more innings than any other reliever combination in the major leagues. The main […]

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Expect Few Changes Offensively for the Mets in 2017

An article by posted on October 17, 2016 0 Comments
Expect Few Changes Offensively for the Mets in 2017

One of the questions I am asked most often is what I think the Mets will do this offseason, and quite frankly I don’t really see the Mets doing too much. Perhaps the most significant decision facing the Mets is trying to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes – and I’m hearing the front office will be focusing […]

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Giving Mets Hitting Coach Kevin Long His Due

An article by posted on October 16, 2016 0 Comments
Giving Mets Hitting Coach Kevin Long His Due

The Mets ranked dead last in the majors with a .225 team batting average with runners in scoring position. As a result of this and other issues, there was much hand-wringing over the Mets offense, and by natural extension of that, hitting coach Kevin Long. However, lost in all of the hand-wringing and finger-pointing was […]

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Terry Collins Will Not Give Up on Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on October 14, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Will Not Give Up on Travis d’Arnaud

New York Mets catcher, Travis d’Arnaud is still looked at in the highest regard by his manager, Terry Collins. In a conversation with Adam Rubin of ESPN, Collins advised that d’Arnaud will be a top priority heading into spring training for the 2017 season. “He is going to be one of our No. 1 projects […]

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Is Travis d’Arnaud the Mets’ Best Option in 2017?

An article by posted on October 11, 2016 0 Comments
Is Travis d’Arnaud the Mets’ Best Option in 2017?

This offseason, the Mets have a number of important decisions to make. However, one avenue they don’t have to address is the catcher position. One move that fans will have near unanimous agreement with is bringing back Rene Rivera as the Mets backup catcher. Rivera certainly earned his reputation as not only a good defensive catcher, […]

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Reasons to Believe in the 2017 Mets

An article by posted on October 8, 2016 0 Comments
Reasons to Believe in the 2017 Mets

A gut-wrenching loss in the Wild Card game is not how we all envisioned the Mets’ season ending. The reality is they ran into one of the best postseason pitchers in baseball history and couldn’t find a way to scratch out a run. But that doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be hope for the Mets in […]

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Mets Wild Card Roster: De Aza Pushing Conforto Out, Campbell Looks To Be In

An article by posted on October 1, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Wild Card Roster: De Aza Pushing Conforto Out, Campbell Looks To Be In

Latest Update – Oct 1 According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets may put Eric Campbell on the Wild Card Game roster in the event they face Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants. Campbell’s chances of making the team have been bolstered by the recent news that Wilmer Flores is done […]

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Character.

An article by posted on September 29, 2016 0 Comments
Character.

It can be frustrating as a writer when you have so much you want to say but so little time to say it all. In your mind you begin to reduce and dissect about a quarter million words down to 500 and you hope that in the end, you did enough to convey your true […]

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Explaining Fernando Salas’ Dominance

An article by posted on September 28, 2016 0 Comments
Explaining Fernando Salas’ Dominance

Last season, on the eve of September, Sandy Alderson went out and obtained Addison Reed from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Up until that point in the season, Reed was having a poor year that included a demotion to AAA. In his 38 appearances with the Diamondbacks, he was 2-2 with a 4.20 ERA and a 1.500 […]

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