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On June 8th, 2009, Sports Illustrated published their weekly periodical bestowing the image of a 16-year-old phenom Bryce Harper. The magazine highlighted his all-around impressive arsenal that included a 96 MPH fastball, natural swing, and talent that was more advanced than Alex Rodriguez or Ken Griffey Jr. at the same age. His talent propelled him to a historic 19-year-old season in 2012 that helped propel the Washington Nationals to their first playoff appearance in franchise history.
Juan Lagares never received national media attention at 17-years-old when the New York Mets signed him as an international free agent. He never cracked one of Baseball-America’s top prospect lists, either. The 23-year-old Dominican never played an inning of his professional career in center field until he was tested in Binghamton despite looking like he never left a baseball diamond when gracing the position.
Is it possible that Harper and Lagares could both be of similar value to their clubs despit...
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Frank Francisco was removed from the first game of today’s doubleheader after being struck on the right wrist on a hard come-backer off the bat of Logan Morrison. Christian Yelich scored on the play.
David Aardsma replaced Francisco with a runner on second base and two outs in the eighth inning.
Francisco has a 10.13 ERA since the Mets decided to activate him for the last 21 games...
Tanner Roark – Washington Nationals (6-0, 1.30) vs. ATL (Alex Wood) & MIA (TBA) Tanner Roark is 6-0 to start his big-league career with an outstanding 1.30 ERA. He has started only twice, the rest of his appearances have come out of the bullpen, but he has 26 strikeouts over 34.2 innings since making his debut on August 7th. His two wins while starting came against the Mets...
Last week, Andy Martino of New York Daily News, reported that the Mets could pursue a free agent shortstop this offseason and added that this upcoming offseason could be the the most important one for the Mets in several years.
In talking with a Mets front office person, he learned that the Mets are very open to spending on a free agent shortstop this offseason.
It had been my...
Whatever intentions Mets reliever Frank Francisco had when he hit Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth with a pitch on Thursday, Ron Darling thinks it was pretty dumb.
Francisco drilled Werth with a 3-0 pitch during the eighth inning of the Mets’ 7-2 loss, and Darling, a former All-Star pitcher and now SNY’s color announcer, was not willing to give Francisco the benefit of the...
David Wright is getting close to coming off the disabled list. The punchless New York Mets sure could use him, if only to make their lineup a little more competitive the rest of the way.
Henderson Alvarez pitched seven innings of four-hit ball and the Mets were shut out for the third time in six days, losing 3-0 to the Miami Marlins in the opener of a doubleheader Saturday.
New York Mets' relief pitcher Frank Francisco left the game in the eighth inning of Saturday's game with the Miami Marlins after getting hit on the hand with a line drive. At first, it looked like a wrist injury, but ESPN's Adam Rubin heard from manager Terry Collins that the ball actually hit Francisco's thumb.
Terry Collins said Francisco actually got hit...
The Mets look to move beyond a series against the Nationals where the Nationals hit 13 homers and the Mets hit none by welcoming the Marlins into town. Harang made his first start in his Mets career last night allowing 3 solo homers over 4 hits. Despite being roughed up, and the Mets eventually losing 7-2, he did have 10 strikeouts. Tonight Jon Niese takes the mound against Brad...
The countdown of the Mets’ top prospects continues. Click here to see the first installment.
#45: Wuilmer Becerra
Weight: 190 Lbs.
Born: 10/1/1994, VE
Scouting – The terms “Five-Tool-Outfielder” is a good thing. As a Met fan all I can hear is, “Alex Escobar”, “Lastings Milledge” or “Fernando Martinez” and it’s a...
The Mets split a doubleheader yesterday. Winning one game and losing the other.
The numbers told a larger story though. By losing the first game, the Mets officially recorded their 5th straight losing season. Now the Mets sit with 82 losses. Being very honest with ourselves, for the last two weeks, it looked like the Mets would need a miracle to prevent a losing season. There is...
Marlins at Mets • 4:10 PM, TBD
Game 1 - Henderson Alvarez (3-4, 4.34) vs. Carlos Torres (3-4, 3.53)
Game 2 - Jacob Turner (3-6, 3.43) vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka. (0-3, 8.00)
Eric Young Jr., lf
Mike Baxter, rf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
Lucas Duda, 1b
Zach Lutz, 3b
Matt den Dekker, cf
Travis d’Arnaud, c
Omar Quintanilla, ss
Carlos Torres, rhp
Carlos Torres had...
Atlanta Braves fans have smirked and laughed all season at the cocky Washington Nationals’ problems. The Nationals were the odds on favorite to win the National League East, but struggled to stay above .500 most of the season. Wait until next year for the Nationals, right? Well, not exactly. The Nationals have won seven in a row and 18 of their last 22 games, to climb within...
Keep: 1) David Wright: He’s the face of the team. 2) Daniel Murphy: He’s a key bat in …The post The Top 5 Players The Mets Need To Keep vs. The Top 5 Players The Mets Need To Lose appeared first on On Her Game.
The Washington Nationals have done their best lately to try to reduce their sizable deficit in the NL wild card race. Having Stephen Strasburg on the mound against the Philadelphia Phillies might further that cause.
The right-hander will try to add to his string of incredible performances against Philadelphia on Friday night, his career-high 29th start of the season.
After last night's tough loss to the Nationals, they head to game two of the three-game series in the Nation's Capital. Former Phillies prospect Gio Gonzalez will take the mound for the Nationals. The National League All-Star was 7-3 with a 3.03 ERA leading up to the Midsummer Classic. However,...