Found March 15, 2012 on
New York Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE Matt Harvey originally was scheduled to throw against the Tigers yesterday in Lakeland, but instead of facing Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera, the right-handed prospect wound up staying in Mets camp and pitching in a minor league game, where the most prominent players he faced were R.A. Dickey and Jon Niese.
His outing was a success, because he didn't end up hitting either of them, who wanted to work on their bunting against live pitching.
"That was the biggest thing," Harvey said after he threw 75 pitches in five innings, hitting 96 miles per hour several times. "Don't sail one up and in."
Harvey, who didn't make the trip because the Mets needed to bring another starter on the road, because of MLB rules, showed an impressive array of pitches. He was able to mix in some off-speed pitches to go along with his fastball that stayed in the mid-90s.
"I was real happy with my off-speed pitches, and I was getting everyth...
BEST OF MAXIM
Yesterday, New York Mets top pitching prospect Matt Harvey did not make the trip out to Lakeland to face Prince Fielder and the Detriot Tigers, but, instead stayed behind and tossed five scoreless frames in a Mets minor league intra-squad game. Harvey threw 58 of his 75 pitches for strikes and according to David Lennon of Newsday, the youngster “looked sharp with all of his pitches...
Last month I posted my thoughts on Josh Thole and how the heat was on for him this spring, and that he wasn’t going to be handed the starting catching job on a silver platter. Thole knows exactly what’s at stake:
“I’m getting to a point where we’re not in a trial-and-error period anymore,” Thole said. “It is what it is. If I don’t catch well over the course of this...
I mentioned in my introduction post that the Mets might want to consider moving Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen. Now I am saying that it is time that they do something. It’s become increasingly difficult to rely on him in the starting rotation.
One thing the Mets may want to try is to move him to the bullpen. Give him the long-relief role, that way he can still eat innings for the...
Collins gets angry
Before the Mets took on the Cardinals yesterday afternoon, Terry Collins spoke to reporters about the recent string of Mets injuries. It’s not news that Collins was unhappy about his guys getting hurt, but it was surprising to hear just how frustrated and even angry he was when asked about Ruben Tejada’s groin strain.
According to Newsday:
“This spring so...
The Mets announced they have suspended bullpen catcher Eric Langill for seven days without pay after being charged with a DUI last weekend.
“We met with Eric Langill this morning. He was contrite and very apologetic about Sunday night’s incident,” the team said in a statement. “We informed Eric that he will be suspended without pay for seven days and will be required to...
The MLB season is a mere three weeks away, and the injuries are piling up for Terry Collins and the Mets. As if Collins wasn’t already facing enough challenges in his second season as Mets manager, he now has to deal with injuries to David Wright, Scott Hairston, Ronny Cedeno and most recently Ruben Tejada, who went down with a groin injury on Tuesday that Collins described as...
New York Mets third baseman David Wright, who missed 60 games last year with a stress fracture in his back, has been diagnosed with a torn rectus abdominis muscle. Despite the injury, he claims he'll be ready for Opening Day.
Wright initially was hurt before games started this spring. He thought the injury was a muscle strain, but an MRI told him otherwise. Wright got a cortisone...
Photo by Michael BaronThe Mets made their first round of cuts today, in all 12 players were sent to minor league camp. Of those 12 players, 9 players were on the 40 man roster which means they can not be used in major league spring training games. Only Val Pascucci, Matt Den Dekker and Matt Harvey are eligible to be used in spring training games because they're not on the roster...
Photo by Michael BaronAs expected Dan Murphy has put u solid numbers in spring training, in 9 games, 22 at-bats he's hitting .273 with a .333 OBP, .273 Slugging pct. and a .605 OPS.For those defending using Murphy as the starting 2B they general draw their comparison to Jeff Kent. Like Murphy, Kent was in the line-up for his bat and his glove was often described as robotic...
While reading Tyler’s post this morning on what if anything the Mets should do with Mike Pelfrey moving forward, I couldn’t resist the temptation of comparing him to the National’s John Lannan who is apparently available according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, yet too rich for the Mets taste which is rather unfortunate.
Red Sox, Tigers, Astros among teams watching Lannan...
PORT ST. LUCIE - Carlos Beltran's trade to the Giants last year signaled the beginning of the Mets' rebuilding effort that was only accelerated when Jose Reyes left for the Marlins without a contract offer from his old team.
Despite the dire outlook for his former team, Beltran, who ultimately signed with the Cardinals, understands the strategy.
"Every team has a different...
The Mets doctors said Johan Santana would miss a start or two. That was a year ago. He’s still working his way back. The Mets doctors said Jose Reyes would miss a weekend series in 2009, he missed three months. The Mets doctors said Carlos Beltran would miss a game in 2009; it took him two years to come back. The other day someone asked me for money for Doctors Without...
The New York Mets selected outfielder Cory Vaughn in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of the San Diego State University. Athletically gifted and possessing a lot of tools, his numbers last year belie his overall talent.