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Round 1: Gavin Cecchini – There are quite a few Met fans who are angry with this decision. The Mets could have gone after Hawkins or Giolito… but I think that Gavin actually fits pretty well into the Met’s farm system. Obviously, the Mets are not gifted with a plethora of SS options in their minors (the draft will prove this point) as Ruben Tejada is the MLB short-stop and Wilfredo Tovar (Ruben Tejada Lite) is the only thing close to a prospect behind him (Port St. Lucie). Add to this the fact that Gavin is a runner who projects as a prototypical lead-off hitter. The Mets have a few options for that type of player but even Darrell Cecilianni isn’t an extreme base stealer. It was a good selection although not the sexiest choice that could have been made.
Supplemental Round 1: Kevin Plawecki – I got the sense that people were less upset about this one. Sure he hasn’t shown much power, but he has a contact oriented swing and he’s a bigger guy. Power might come… and it might not. H
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Familia was dealing in his best start of the season last night.
Buffalo 5, Columbus 1
By Joe D.
What a tremendous start for Jeurys Familia who threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out six in Buffalo’s 5-1 win over Columbus. Familia allowed just two hits and two walks and at one point he retired eight batters in a row in what may have been the strongest performance of the...
Jason Bay was in the original starting lineup for today, but he removed himself because he is experiencing flu-like symptoms. Scott Hairston will take his place and bat sixth.
1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
2. Josh Thole C
3. David Wright 3B
4. Lucas Duda RF
5. Daniel Murphy 2B
6. Scott Hairston LF
7. Ike Davis 1B
8. Omar Quintanilla SS
9. R.A. Dickey RHP
The Mets try to...
According to Adam Rubin, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN that Gavin Cecchini, the Louisiana high school shortstop selected by the Mets in the first round, has agreed to terms with the organization, . The deal is pending a physical.
Cecchini tweeted he was headed to New York, Rubin added.
It’s amazing how different the Mets draft strategy was this year as compared...
The last thing we expected to say before the season started is that a Mets pitcher would be the first pitcher in baseball to pick up nine victories on the year.
Better still, it is veteran knuckle ball pitcher R.A. Dickey that claims that title. He tossed seven and a third shutout innings today against the Washington Nationals, en route to a 3-1 win over their division rival.
How can a moment like this not bring a die-hard Mets fan to tears?
One of my all-time favorite sports movies is “A League of Their Own”, which chronicled the installation of women’s baseball during World War 2 in order to keep the nation’s spirits up while many of the professional men’s players were away fighting. From reading a little about the actual history, the movie...
Jon Rauch has debris in his elbow, and will miss this series against the Nationals, according to Adam Rubin ESPN New York.
The Mets will not currently place him on the DL.
Honestly, not a huge loss at this point. However, it’s one less pitcher in your bullpen, and Mets starting pitchers aren’t going to go 7+ innings everyday. So it’s critically important that Rauch gets healthy...
The Mets open a nine-game road trip tonight in Washington D.C. where they’ll begin a three-game set with the National League East leading Nationals. Just a half game separates the Mets and Nats in the standings, so the outcome of this series will have an impact on how the division looks going forward in June. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the game can be seen on SNY...
The Mets try to avoid the sweep today as they finish off their series in Washington. Yesterday the Mets just fell short of the Nationals as they lost by a score of 5-3. This afternoon should be the last game that the Mets have to play light handed as they should get a full roster back that is hopefully healthy enough to play over the weekend. Today R.A. Dickey looks to continue his...
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey kept Washington swinging at shadows on a sunny afternoon, Lucas Duda homered again and the New York Mets averted a sweep, beating the Nationals 3-1 Thursday.
Dickey (9-1) tossed four-hit ball for scoreless 7 1-3 innings and extended the longest shutout streak of his career to 24 2-3 innings - a span that began against Pittsburgh and continued against San...
Well, this pretty much ends Johan Santana no-hitter penis gate.
@BobsBlitz anyone notice Thurs Mets/Nats pitching matchup?? espn.go.com/mlb/schedule— Michael (@Giaco30) June 5, 2012
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The New York Mets (31-24) will kick-off a three-game series tonight against the Nationals (30-22) at Nationals Park in Washington D.C..First pitch will be at 7:05 PM EDT.
Tonight’s lineups, thanks to Kevin Burkhardt’s picture of tonight’s lineup card:
Tonight’s Pitching Probables:
Chris Young (1-0, 1.88 ERA in 2011) will start for the Mets.
Jordan Zimmermann (3-5, 2.80...