Found July 20, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Over at ESPN New York, Adam Rubin talks with Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta who shared some insights on a variety of topics. In Part 1 of the interview, DePo sheds some light on Zack Wheeler’s innings workload, Jenrry Mejia’s transition from starter to reliever, and the following question in which he addresses fan expectations and hype: Q: In New York, the prospects get hyped. And it’s good in a way in terms of generating fan excitement, and perhaps even creating a market with other teams to deal the players at peak value. Do you worry, though — say with Matt Harvey, but also more generally — that if he comes up and has a productive major league career but he’s not Stephen Strasburg that on merit he would have done really well and yet the expectations will be so great that he can never live up to them? DePodesta: “I’m concerned about it on that front, I think, with a lot of players, just in general. I think sometimes expectations can be unrealistic for these guys, even fr

Seinfeld tweets about Mets homer

Die-hard Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld took to Twitter to comment on how a David Wright home run went right over a sign that was advertising reruns of his classic TV show. 

Harvey in the bullpen could be Mets best bet in 2012

Despite management’s decision to have Miguel Batista start on Saturday, there is a great outcry to have 2010 first round pick Matt Harvey called up and fill the void in the rotation left by Dillon Gee’s blood clot injury. The logic makes sense. Harvey has handled triple-A pretty well and the Mets seem to lack the depth necessary to effectively fill in for Gee. Even if Gee was...

Rays like Duda...

Photo by Michael BaronJoel Sherman of the New York Post discusses the importance of the Mets finding relievers they can control for more then just this season.  For the Mets to acquire such a reliever they will have to give something of value in return, pricey rental players are the only types that don't cost players.Sherman notes that the Rays have always liked Lucas Duda,...

Harvey Could Still Get Call If Batista Fails To Impress On Saturday

It looks like this is the story that won’t go away this season. It feels like every week going back to Spring Training we’ve been reading or hearing about Matt Harvey after every mound appearance and then some. I often wonder if it’s like this with all teams regarding their top prospects or if this is something that is exclusive to Mets fans? We like to hold all our prospects...

The Rise And Fall of Johan Santana

How the mighty have fallen. Johan Santana, whose bounceback campaign hit an unexpected high on June 1 when he threw the franchise’s first no-hitter, has not only come back to Earth, but he’s done it in a way no one could see coming. Through his first 11 starts of the season, which ended with the hitless gem, the southpaw was vintage Santana, going 3-2 with a 2.38 ERA, 1.03...

Mets' Santana goes on 15-day DL

Johan Santana has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right ankle, the latest setback for the fading New York Mets since the All-Star break. The left-hander has struggled mightily since Reed Johnson of the Chicago Cubs stepped on his ankle July 6 on a play at first base. The Mets decided Saturday to put their ace on the DL so his ankle can fully heal and he can also...

Pre-Game: Dodgers (50-44) @ Mets (47-46)

Miguel Batista makes his fifth start of the season for the Mets in place of the injured Dillon Gee Coming off of a 7-6 loss last night the Mets try to stay above .500 with a win on Saturday against the Dodgers. The Mets send Miguel Batista to the hill looking to stop the string of loses the Mets have endured since the All Star Game. Batista is opposed by former Met Chris Capuano...

Miguel Batista believes the Mets are ‘the best team in baseball’

After last night’s loss to the Nationals, the New York Mets have now lost 6 straight. Miguel Batista gave up what ended up being the game deciding two-run double to Steve Lombardozzi in the 4-3 loss. But none of that has changed the way Batista feels about his team. In fact, despite the 6 losses in a row and 2-8 record in the last ten games, Batista still believes the Mets are...

Post All-Star Swoon Continues in 4-3 Loss to Nats

“…and then I put in Batista and your home run meant NOTHING!” What a tease. The Mets made it interesting on Wednesday night — they always seem to do at least that — but the bottom line in a 4-3 loss to the Washington Nationals was that Chris Young can’t go deep into games and the Mets bullpen can’t stop teams from scoring. New York put the two together and the result...

Johan Santana Placed on 15-Day DL

This is breaking news from the MLB’s twitter account. Mets ace pitcher Johan Santana has a right ankle sprain that will force him to go on the 15-Day DL. BREAKING: @Mets place LHP Johan Santana on 15-day DL with right ankle sprain. — MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2012 Sports Illustrated provides the reason in their article here. On July 6th, Cubs outfielder Reed Johnson stepped on Santana’s...

I Really Hate Writing Recaps When The Mets Lose

MIGUEL BATISTA: The Little Engine That Couldn’t Another late Mets rally falls short… It’s becoming a common theme so far in the second half. Starting pitcher gets bashed, bullpen allows more runs, Mets try to catch-up, Mets run out of outs, game over. I am fully aware and can truly appreciate all of the careful thought, the endless calculating, the hours of scouting, that...

Dodgers hammer Santana and hold off Mets

NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Kemp homered early and the Los Angeles Dodgers hammered a struggling Johan Santana before holding off the New York Mets 7-6 on Friday night. Luis Cruz connected for his first major league home run and the Dodgers finally solved Santana (6-7), who entered 5-0 with a 0.50 ERA in five career starts against them. That included eight innings of three-hit ball in...

Video: Mike Piazza’s former playmate wife thinks Roger Clemens had roid rage

Sometimes we get an excellent sound bite from athletes, but even less frequently, we get it from their wives. Former New York Mets great Mike Piazza and his former playmate wife Alicia Rickter were caught on camera by TMZ and asked about whether or not they believe if Roger Clemens was using performance-enhancing drugs during [...]
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