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Yes, it’s that time of the year; Thor is officially 21-years-old. If I accomplished as much as Noah Syndergaard has in his first 21 years on this earth, I’d be pretty pumped. He was regarded as the “X-Factor” in the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays, with the Mets gaining Travis d’Arnaud. Upon his arrival to the organization, he’s done nothing but impress with his fastball and control of the strike zone.
His first 12 starts in the Mets organization came in High-A St. Lucie. He went 3-3 with a 3.11 ERA, 16 walks, and 64 strikeouts in 63.2 innings pitched. Thor was named to the FSL All-Star team, which ended up being his swan song before getting promoted to Double-A Binghamton. Rafael Montero had recently been promoted to Triple-A, leaving the B-Mets without their ace at the top of the rotation. However, Syndergaard picked up right where Montero left off.
Outside of getting hit hard in his last start on August 26th, he’s been nothing short of spectacular, showing he...
BEST OF MAXIM
Matt Harvey might as well play on Twitter because he’s not going to be pitching for the New York Mets any time soon.
Last night, while his teammates outside of Marlon Byrd and John Buck were taking batting practice, Harvey mustered all his strength to tweet: “Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for April 1.’’...
1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP
Syndergaard just celebrated his 21st birthday yesterday, and will be trying to get himself back on track after what probably was his worst start of 2013. He threw against Bowie on August 26th, allowing 11 runs (nine earned) on nine hits (three homers), two walks, and five strikeouts in three innings pitched. He’s now 6-1 with a 3.00 ERA...
Are you excited for the final month of baseball, Mets’ fans?
Clearly that’s a rhetorical question.
With the Mets dropping six of their last seven games, the grittiness and fight that this team displayed shortly after the All-Star break, all but seems to have dissipated. The air has been let out of the balloon as far as this season goes.
Obviously, it’s not just the mounting...
The Mets announced that Jenrry Mejia had successful surgery to remove the bone spur that was wreaking havoc on his right elbow.
Everything went well, and Jenrry will have plenty of time to get ready for next Spring.
I didn’t want to write an entire post on this so I thought I’d add a quick update to Sagar’s post based on it’s relevancy….
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JAYCE BOYD TOPS THE LIST
With the amount of promising prospects that have come up through the Mets system recently, many fans have become more focused on the minor leagues. Many view the exciting crop of young players the Mets currently possess as a sign that the team will soon escape mediocrity, so the elite prospects have garnered a lot of attention. However, the Mets also...
Carlos Torres was locked in from the second this game started and seemed determined to prove that he deserved a spot in this rotation. Of course, if he pitches the way he did today on a consistent basis, it’d be hard to keep him out of it — even though he’s sort of landed in the role by default by now. With Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia, and Matt Harvey all down with injury while...
Providing the weather clears, the New York Mets will run out another rookie this afternoon: lanky center fielder Matt den Dekker. This kid can fly and run down a ball in the gap with anybody the Mets have, but is a slow study at the plate.
Den Dekker’s opportunity comes in the aftermath of the trade of Marlon Byrd to Pittsburgh.
A capsule of den Dekker’s production was last...
Dillon Gee put together quite a start tonight for the New York Mets when he baffled the Nationals over nearly eight innings of work. His only blemishes were two solo home runs given up — one in the bottom of the third to Wilson Ramos and another in the bottom of the eight to Steve Lombardozzi. He surrendered just six hits overall and walked one batter while striking out three....
With the St. Lucie Mets coming back in town this past weekend, to face the Fort Myers Miracle, I set out a few weeks ago to try and land an interview with one of their players. My first thought was since I picked second baseman T.J. Rivera as my first MMN Player of the Week honoree, it would be really cool to chat with him about the great season he has been having in High-A....
Mets GM Sandy Alderson appeared as a guest on ESPN Radio with Mike Lupica and said that the injury to Matt Harvey will not change the team’s plans going forward.
“It’s not a dream unrealized,” Alderson said. “It may be a dream deferred.”
His goals remain the same which he says is to “stockpile talent and lower the payroll to reinvest in team and win ballgames.”
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is going to have more tests on his ailing elbow but after a few weeks of rest. The teams current plan is for Harvey to rest for three weeks and then go get more tests. Harvey is hoping to avoid surgery and hopes that rest will help him do so.
Alderson said that Harvey will still wait a few weeks before deciding whether or not to have Tommy John...
Born: July 7, 1980
Drafted: 7th Round, 212th Overall, 1998 (Astros)
How Acquired: Trade from Mets (with Marlon Byrd for Dilson Herrera and PTBNL)
College: Taylorsville HS (Salt Lake City, UT)
Agent: Doug Rogalski
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Buck came up through the Astros’ system...
Shortly after doing an unfamiliar meeting with the media in the Mets clubhouse following Thursday’s 11-3 drubbing of the Philadelphia Phillies there was something waiting for Anthony Recker beyond the room’s outer doors. A member of the team’s food staff was standing holding a birthday cake in her arms with a lone flickering candle atop it.
Thursday was Recker’s birthday...