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We preach “practice excruciating patience!” Every year slow starters become an issue for fantasy owners scrambling to fix what ails their team – including me. Yes, I preach “practice excruciating patience!” all the time, yet I don’t even listen to that at times. Yes, I was guilty of shopping around Giancarlo Stanton in my friends league, trying to see if anyone would pay close to actual price for him. To my credit, I didn’t take bad deals, and he’s still on my team. After his 3 HR outburst weekend, that’s looking like a good decision. However, in another league, an industry league, I traded Cole Hamels for Matt Harvey. Harvey was my 34th ranked starting pitcher and Hamels was my NL Cy Young award-winner. Did I panic? That’s a discussion for later.
Meanwhile, the question of “how soon is too soon” – to give up on a player – plagues the industry, as there are many differing opinions. Personally, I believe that batters take much more time to come around and that excruciating patience
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Last week New York Mets manager Terry Collins referred to Matt Harvey as his Ace. With a 4-0 record and 1.54 ERA, it’s hard to argue with Collins and Harvey will have yet another opportunity to prove worth of the title when the Mets head to Miami tonight to face the Marlins in the midst of a season-high four game losing streak. Getting swept at home by the Phillies like the...
Perhaps it is fitting that Cole Hamels did not get his first win of the season until the day Carlos Ruiz returned from a 25-game suspension. Throughout the weekend, the Phillies suddenly began to show signs of life. Maybe a lot of that had to do with the anticipation of Chooch’s return.
After losing 3 of 4 to the Pirates, the Phils proceeded to storm New York and sweep the...
The shine may have come off Fernandez but Matt Harvey continues to amaze. See if he can claim his fifth win in the month of April when the Mets take on the Marlins at 7:10 pm.
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Howard came up big in the clutch in a 5-1 Phils win to cap the sweep. Photo: Seth Wenig, AP
On a day where Cole Hamels struggled with control, issuing six free passes, Hamels kept his composure to pick up his first win of 2013 in a 5-1 Phillies win. Hamels allowed only two hits to limit the damage of his free passes on a day where the Mets struck early on a David Wright RBI single...
The New York Mets aren’t a very good team right now, they haven’t been for a few years now either. It is hard to be a New York Mets fan right now but you can see a light at the end of the tunnel. If nothing else every fifth day when Matt Harvey is on the mound you have to feel that the Mets are going to win and that they could be the best team in baseball on that day. Harvey...
His team won again, but New York Mets ace Matt Harvey wasn't particularly pleased with his last performance.
The hard-throwing right-hander might feel different after facing the major league-worst Miami Marlins for the first time.
Harvey will look to become the third Mets starter in franchise history to go 5-0 in April on Monday night when rookie Jose Fernandez gets his fifth...
4/29 @mets lineup vs @marlinsBaxter RFTurner 3BMurphy 2BDuda LFBuck CDavis 1BTejada SSValdespin CFHarvey P
— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) April 29, 2013
4/29 @marlins lineup vs @metsPierre LFSolano 2BStanton RFPolanco 3BDobbs 1BRuggiano CFBrantly CGreen SSFernandez P
— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) April 29, 2013
I’ve got a raging Harv-on.
— RageWynn (@RageWynn) April 29, 2013
After taking 2 of 3 from the Nationals last weekend, the Mets then dropped 5 of the next 6 games. The only game the Mets won was a start by Matt Harvey where he wasn’t his best, but the rest of staff stepped up.
The 5 losses in the last week, and a good portion of the losses earlier in the season have come from the bullpen.
Sometimes I want to blame Terry and how he’s pressing...
Cole Hamels took the mound on Sunday looking for his first win of the young 2013 season. His team was coming off two straight wins against the Mets at Citi Field, and looking for their first series sweep of the year. Carlos Ruiz finished serving a 25 game suspension for using a banned substance and [...]
New York Mets
Mike Baxter RF
Justin Turner 3B
Daniel Murphy 2B
Lucas Duda LF
John Buck C
Ike Davis 1B
Ruben Tejada SS
Jordany Valdespin CF
Matt Harvey RHP
Juan Pierre LF
Donovan Solano 2B
Giancarlo Stanton RF
Placido Polanco 3B
Greg Dobbs 1B
Justin Ruggiano CF
Rob Brantly C
Nick Green SS
Jose Fernandez RHP
Catcher John Buck’s 23 RBIs...
The Phillies are on a roll in New York and it's been a fantastic weekend full of runs, more runs and great pitching. Kyle Kendrick threw a complete game shut out on Friday and Jonathan Pettibone earned his first career win as the Phillies' bats backed him big time scoring...
Terry Collins believes that part of the problem with the team’s bullpen is because the starting rotation is failing to go deep into games. He says it has been putting an incredible strain on all of his relievers. Ya think?
Aside from Matt Harvey and Jon Niese, who combined are averaging over six innings per start, the rest of the rotation has been averaging 4.2 innings per start...
The Milwaukee Bucks were no match for the NFL Draft on Thursday night. In other news, Mets P Matt Harvey has been an above-average draw in New York, and NBC’s second boxing telecast in nine [...]