Tag: Zack Wheeler

Days Are Dwindling Until Mets Opening Day, But Questions Keep Mounting

An article by posted on March 29, 2013 0 Comments
Days Are Dwindling Until Mets Opening Day, But Questions Keep Mounting

The Mets have two games remaining in spring training, and if they don’t know what they have by now they never will. They break camp today after playing St. Louis, then bus over to the bay side of the state to play the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Next will be Opening Day Monday afternoon against […]

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Projecting Triple-A Las Vegas Rotation: Are Gorski and Familia Officially Out?

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Projecting Triple-A Las Vegas Rotation: Are Gorski and Familia Officially Out?

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York took to Twitter a short while ago and began posting his projections for the Mets Triple-A roster. Included in his Las Vegas 51′s rotation he has: Zack Wheeler, Aaron Laffey, Collin McHugh, Chris Schwinden and Carlos Torres. A month ago I projected the rotation as follows: Zack Wheeler Collin […]

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Baseball America Ranks Mets Farm System No. 16

An article by posted on March 27, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America Ranks Mets Farm System No. 16

Baseball America’s Jim Callis had hinted in a chat a couple of months ago that the Mets farm system would be ranked somewhere around 16-18 which many found too low. Well today, Baseball America released their 2013 Organizational Rankings and the Mets did come in at No. 16. Here’s the top 16 overall: 1. St. […]

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Mets Are Not Being Cheap, They Are Being Smart On Wheeler

An article by posted on March 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Not Being Cheap, They Are Being Smart On Wheeler

There are two no-brainers in place for the Mets with their latest injury news. The first was the slam-dunk Shaun Marcum would be injured. The surprise was it happened before the team broke camp, but considering the shape he reported in, well, maybe not so much. The second is the inevitable early clamor for the Mets to […]

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MMO Fan Shot: What Will This Mets Dynasty Team Look Like?

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: What Will This Mets Dynasty Team Look Like?

If you are like me, you look forward to a time when the major rebuilding is done and the Mets can (hopefully) embark on an extended period of high level competitiveness and play meaningful games (to borrow a phrase) each fall. Assuming that time is near (2014? 2015?), what will the team’s roster look like? […]

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Mets Option D’Arnaud To Minor League Camp

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Option D’Arnaud To Minor League Camp

Dominating Grapefruit League play wasn’t enough to keep Travis d’Arnaud with the big league team, and he has been optioned to minor league camp this evening. After batting .343 this spring against major league competition, there’s no denying that d’Arnaud is ready to call Citi Field his home. However, it looks like the Mets were not […]

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Domingo Tapia and Jacob deGrom Shine In Minor League Tune-Up

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Domingo Tapia and Jacob deGrom Shine In Minor League Tune-Up

The Binghamton Mets and Springfield Cardinals played to a scoreless tie today in minor league action. While there may not have been much offense in the game, the pitching was very impressive, as Domingo Tapia and Jacob deGrom combined efforts in the shutout. Tapia got the start, going four innings and allowed just one hit. […]

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Harvey and d’Arnaud Give Mets A Glimpse Into Their Future

An article by posted on March 19, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey and d’Arnaud Give Mets A Glimpse Into Their Future

A few years from now, or perhaps in July, this battery could be a big deal. Matt Harvey and Travis d’Arnaud represent the Mets’ future, and today they provided a glimpse. Harvey, already in the rotation, gave up two runs in 5.1 innings and was backed by two hits and two runs scored by d’Arnaud in a […]

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A Few Final Observations On Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
A Few Final Observations On Zack Wheeler

As Zack Wheeler heads to minor league camp and begins to focus on what he needs to do to ready himself for a potential major league debut later this season with the Mets, let’s consider some of what we did get to see and hear while he was in Mets camp. Wheeler gave a concise self-assessment […]

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Sickels’ Features Five Mets In Top 150 Prospects

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Sickels’ Features Five Mets In Top 150 Prospects

Here is a list of Top 150 Prospects for 2013 by Minor League Ball’s John Sickels. Sickels explains that the rankings presents a balance between long-term upside and present ability, and that he tends to favor players who are closer to the majors than those who are far away. “My background is sabermetric, but my […]

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