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Update from âlast week:
Some people think Chris Davis might be cursed from the homerun derby, but that is purely a myth. He should continue to “crush” balls into the upper deck for the rest of the year.
Matt Harvey was dominant on Sunday. Seven shutout innings, three hits, ten strike-outs and no walks. Owners don’t need to worry about Harvey breaking down, but they have to be concerned when the Mets will shut him down.
Jean Segura should continue to rake at the plate as long as he stays healthy. The recent suspension of Ryan Braun and the injuries to Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez won’t help him score or drive in runs, but he will still be very valuable for years to come.
Verlander got creamed by the Royals in his first start out of the All-Star break. Owners need to be a little worried about him right now. Something is wrong with Verlander.
Matt Kemp might have to go on the D.L. once again. You’re shocked aren’t you?
Starlin Castro finally broke out of a huge slump by goin...
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Click here to view the video on YouTube. For this week I have chosen to take the video of the week in a bit of a different direction. Recently a fellow writer on Taking Bad Schotz, Seth Goldberg, told me about a video of Matt Harvey on Jimmy Fallon. It did not disappoint and it’s easily one of my favorite segments on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon that I have ever seen. The reaction...
In discussing the Rangers acquisition of Matt Garza, which you can read about here, Matt Cerrone dropped an interesting line in his post about whether the Mets could get Stanton or not..
I’ve been told by people in baseball that, to get Stanton today, a team like the Mets would need to give them Matt Harvey.
Cerrone goes on to discuss that the mindset is that the Marlins are looking...
The New York Mets won the games pitched by Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey over the weekend, but their performances illustrated the gap between the two, and still the need for improvement of each.
Let’s look first at Wheeler, who is here to stay. He’s taken his lumps and will take some more. Wheeler’s problem remains command of all his pitches, beginning with the fastball that...
If you’re a fan of baseball, by now you’ve heard of Met’s Ace Matt Harvey. Until he appeared on Jimmy Fallon last week, most people didn’t know what he looked like, even though he bared all in ESPN Magazine’s The Body Issue. Now thanks to Total Sports Blog, you know what his smoking hot model girlfriend, Anne Vyalitsyna looks like. Check out some...
The Mets start to work on their back log of missing games today as they play two with the Nationals.
But it would be rude if I continued and didn’t wish you a Happy Harvey Day. Therefore, Happy Harvey Day!
Game 1 Preview:
Before the Mets can get to the festivities around Harvey Day, which is in the second game, they have to beat Jordan Zimmermann as he goes up against Jenrry...
The Mets started began the second half of the season by winning two of three against the Philadelphia Phillies. Things got off to a rough start on Friday night, as the Phillies beat the tar out of the Mets, but things got better for the orange and blue behind the two young pitchers of the future. Here are the 3N3 from this past weekend.
Matt-Tastic: With the series tied at a game...
The New York Mets are playing some pretty good baseball of late. Matt Harvey is the best thing since sliced bread, Juan Lagares was just named NL Player of the Week, and they are now within 10 games of the division leading Atlanta Braves.
So the Mets are feeling pretty good about themselves. Good enough to poke fun at their crosstown rivals with a subtle poke at the injury-riddled...
The Mets keep rolling. Having won 19 of their last 31, sporting a win percentage of .612 over that stretch, the Mets didn’t cool off after the All-Star break. Taking the series against the Phillies, even after a crushing first game loss, and splitting the series so far at one game a piece with the division leading Braves, the Mets are continuing to climb their way back to...
Establishing himself as one of baseball's most dominant pitchers, Matt Harvey is obviously a big part of the New York Mets' future.
They once had high hopes for former top prospect Jenrry Mejia, too.
Mejia is set to make his season debut in Game 1 of Friday's day-night doubleheader against the host Washington Nationals before Harvey gets the ball in Game 2.
Remember back on Friday night when the Phillies pounded the Mets to the tune of 13 runs? Remember all those hits and homers? Ah, memories…
Now back to reality…and reality has hit the Phillies hard this weekend as they dropped 2 games out of 3 to the Mets. Saturday’s game was winnable, but Cole Hamels floundered again and the offense blew many opportunities. Sunday’s game...
This week host Brett Talley (@TheRealTAL) is joined by Paul Sporer (@sporer) of Baseball Prospectus. If you know Paul, you know he is the starting pitching guru, so that’s exactly what this podcast is about. Brett and Paul talk about everyone from Matt Harvey to Roberto Hernandez and everything in between. An hour and half of pitching pod with the best in the business. Enjoy!