Tag: Zack Wheeler

The Folly In Comparing General Managers

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
The Folly In Comparing General Managers

Earlier today, our friend Matthew Cerrone at MetsBlog responded to a mailbag question from a reader who basically wanted to know why Omar Minaya gets so little credit for a team and farm system that is still essentially comprised of a majority of his players. It actually led to a few emails steered in my […]

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Syndergaard Could Pitch In Relief And Follow Same Path As Wacha

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Could Pitch In Relief And Follow Same Path As Wacha

John Harper of the NY Daily News wrote an article on Tuesday where he states that Noah Syndergaard could follow the path of Matt Harvey to become the next Mets pitching phenom. “Spend a day with Noah Syndergaard and you can’t help but come away thinking, above all else: he’s got a lot of Matt Harvey in him.” As he […]

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Syndergaard Ranked No. 3 Among RHP Prospects

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Ranked No. 3 Among RHP Prospects

MLB.com is rolling out their 2014 Prospect Watch and can you guess who ranked No. 3 among righthanded pitchers? Noah Syndergaard, RHP Scouting Grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 60 | Overall: 65 After being dealt to the Mets in the R.A. Dickey deal in December 2012, Noah Syndergaard made a […]

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As Mets Get Closer To Spring Training, How’s Your Enthusiasm?

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
As Mets Get Closer To Spring Training, How’s Your Enthusiasm?

How are you feeling about the Mets these days, are you excited about the moves we’ve made so far? Are you looking forward to the start of Spring Training and are you pumped for the new season? I asked our staff what their enthusiasm was like as we get closer and closer to pitchers and […]

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Featured Post: I’d Rather Have Syndergaard

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: I’d Rather Have Syndergaard

Speculation is the fuel that stokes the Hot Stove fires. As the fires of speculation simmer in Met land, sometimes during the off-season it’s easy for Met fans to forget there’s another major league baseball team sharing NYC with pinstriped baseball fans surmising what baseball in 2014 will look like in the Bronx. Recently, those […]

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Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 1 – The Gum Caper

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 1 – The Gum Caper

All was quiet in Port St. Lucie until, all of a sudden and without warning, Daniel Murphy heard a cry for help. He rushed from his locker, where he was oiling his glove and daydreaming of hitting .300 and an All-Star appearance in front of the home crowd, to find his teammates in stunned surprise, […]

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Three Potential Breakout Pitchers for Mets in 2014

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Three Potential Breakout Pitchers for Mets in 2014

Zack Wheeler Wheeler is going to be counted on heavily next season to help pick up the slack in the absence of Matt Harvey. Something in me wonders if he’ll be able to handle that kind of pressure.  Wheeler’s laid back personality is on the complete opposite spectrum of Harvey’s bulldog mentality and I’m interested […]

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Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

To even the casual observer, it would appear that building a productive farm system in baseball is undertaken with the same predictive science and art as trying to pick the winning lottery ticket before scratching off the numbers. Lack of talent, career altering injuries, failure to translate potential, bad luck — the rise to the […]

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With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

Flashback to November, 2012. The Mets were coming fresh off their first season featuring a 20-game winner since the 1990, and the rumors were heating up that their Cy Young award winning pitcher, R.A. Dickey, would be on the move. The next logical discussion involved who would step up and be the ace of the […]

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Fangraphs: Wheeler’s Shoulder, Walk Rates Concerning

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Fangraphs: Wheeler’s Shoulder, Walk Rates Concerning

Jeff Zimmerman of Fangraphs offered a somewhat pessimistic outlook on Zack Wheeler and his upcoming 2014 season. Zimmerman cites two major factors that he believes could significantly limit Wheeler’s success: his walk rate, and his shoulder tightness that forced him to miss his final start last year. Wheeler’s walk rate in 2013 was 4.1, a […]

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