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With Travis d’Arnaud being called up for good, and set to take the reigns as the everyday catcher for the Mets, it also means it could be the end of the road for John Buck–at least with the Mets.
Coming over in the R.A. Dickey trade, Buck was basically a throw in, and he has effectively done what he was brought in to do: hold the torch for d’Arnaud, manage the young staff and hit a few bombs in the process. While he won’t hit for a consistent average, Buck is still nevertheless a valuable commodity—it just may not be for the Mets any longer.
The Mets are clearly planning ahead with their youth movement, as the club has now called up four significant rookies since the start of the year in d’Arnaud, Zack Wheeler, Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores. It is imperative that d’Arnaud get comfortable with this staff as quickly as possible and work on his rapport with the pitchers. While he hasn’t set the world on fire and is just 1-11 (although he has drawn 6 walks) in his first five games, d’A...
BEST OF MAXIM
SNY has the same tired rotation of games for Mets Classics that we have seen, oh, about 100 million times.
Cone K’s 19 against the Phillies in 1991 or Agbayani hits the Grand Slam in Japan to give the 2000 Mets their first win of the season.
To quote the legendary New Jersey Nets player Derek Coleman: “Whoop de damn do.”
No offense to those games, they are in their own way...
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In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, the New York Mets today announced the club agreed to terms with righthanded pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on a one-year contract. Matsuzaka will wear #16 and will start tomorrow’s night game against Detroit. A corresponding move will be announced prior to tomorrow’s game.
Matsuzaka, 32, pitched...
The Mets send newly acquired Daisuke Matsuzaka, a recent re-’Graduate’ to the major leagues, to the mound against the Detroit Tigers’ Doug Fister at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Matsuzaka surely hopes his second-chance is more than a ‘Semi-Charmed Life’. Did I mention Third Eye Blind is playing a post-game concert? ‘Jumper.’
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In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, The Mets have signed Daisuke Matsuzaka, as reported by Jon Heyman. Matsuzaka is expected to go right to the 25-man roster and join the starting rotation. He hasn’t pitched in the MLB since 2012 with the Red Sox.
He was pitching with the Triple-A affiliate for the Cleveland Indians — and was...
Daisuke Matsuzaka has a deal with the Mets sources say.
Word is he is expected to go right to the big leagues with the Mets.
The Mets have suffered some injuries to their rotation lately including Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia
From SB Nation’s “Talking Chop” Blog:
“Going to the game tomorrow, considering I’m 16, is wearing a braves shirt a bad idea?”
“Nah. I used to live in Brooklyn. Always wore my Braves stuff. There might be a bit of ribbing, but Mets fans are actually pretty great.”
“OMFG, I can already hear that asshole barking.”
“I am beyond ready for Gattis to be a masher again...
With the decision having already been made that Travis d’Arnaud will not only remain with the Mets when John Buck is activated from paternity leave before today’s game, but also that the young catcher will assume the lion’s share of playing time, the Mets have certainly made the right decision.
“One of the things we wanted to see over the three days is, was he within an acceptable...