Tag: Zack Wheeler

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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Hefner Ready To Go If Santana Lands On DL

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Ready To Go If Santana Lands On DL

Do not read into Zack Wheeler’s demotion that the Mets think Jenrry Mejia will replace Johan Santana on the roster and in the rotation. When I asked Terry Collins of his preparation plans for life without Santana to start the season, the name Jeremy Hefner was only one to pop out. And, without hesitation. Collin McHugh, who was also demoted to the minor league […]

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Mets Notes: Wheeler Takes Getting Cut In Stride, Marcum Shows Exceptional Command

An article by posted on March 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Wheeler Takes Getting Cut In Stride, Marcum Shows Exceptional Command

Even without the oblique injury, Zack Wheeler would be opening the season in the minor leagues, which was always the proper decision. Maybe he wouldn’t have been sent down today with nine others, but as spring training goes on and the need to stretch out the starters increases, Wheeler’s innings would have been reduced, something the Mets […]

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The 2013 Season Is Sandy Alderson’s Final Mulligan

An article by posted on March 10, 2013 0 Comments
The 2013 Season Is Sandy Alderson’s Final Mulligan

That’s how Joel Sherman of the NY Post began his article this morning in which he asserts that this is the last year the Mets general manager gets to explain away a worsening major league product in the name of rebuilding. The patience extended the Alderson regime, in general, is greater than most in his […]

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Marlins Official: We’re Never Going To Sign Stanton To A Longterm Deal

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins Official: We’re Never Going To Sign Stanton To A Longterm Deal

Bill Madden of the Daily News had an interesting quote in his article today about the Yankees and their apparent need for more power in the lineup. What caught my attention was a quote from a Marlins’ operative about the future of 22-year old All Star Giancarlo Stanton. According to Miami owner Jeffrey Loria, is […]

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Governor Chris Christie Likes The Mets’ Direction

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Governor Chris Christie Likes The Mets’ Direction

According to the Star-Ledger, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spent some time on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio channel yesterday discussing the Mets. Christie has been a long-time Mets fan, and will be in the stands on April 1 when the Mets take on the San Diego Padres on opening day. Christie went through a list […]

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Is Jon Niese Underrated?

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Is Jon Niese Underrated?

When talking about Jon Niese… well that’s the thing. Niese isn’t often spoken about, particularly as a respected pitcher in the NL East, an esteem he deserves after his 2012 campaign. Granted yesterday’s outing in which the young southpaw gave up  four runs over 2 1/3 innings in Venezuela’s 14-10 routing of the Mets is not […]

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Mets Matters: Marcum, Feliciano, Hawkins Will Work In “B” Game; More WBC Nonsense

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Marcum, Feliciano, Hawkins Will Work In “B” Game; More WBC Nonsense

The majority of the Mets are off today, except for those who have a “B’’ game in Jupiter later this afternoon. Pitchers Shaun Marcum, Pedro Feliciano and LaTroy Hawkins will each log some innings. The projected fifth starter, Marcum, raised concerns when he didn’t report to camp in shape. Here is a guy trying to hang onto a major league […]

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Do The 2013 Mets Have Giant Potential?

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Do The 2013 Mets Have Giant Potential?

The San Francisco Giants surprised the game yet again this past fall by making an improbable October run to capture their second title in the past three seasons. The first of which was even more unlikely than the latter when a young pitching staff coupled with a patchwork lineup managed to best the powerhouse Texas Rangers […]

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Johan Santana and the Mets Have Reached a Crossroad

An article by posted on March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Johan Santana and the Mets Have Reached a Crossroad

Terry Collins told Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger that Johan Santana is on target to start his first spring training game on March 10 or 11. That would give him about five starts, assuming there are no other setbacks, before Opening Day. Frankly, I don’t care if he’s starting Opening Day. I just want […]

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