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I like Chris Schwinden and think with patience he could be a back-end starter or AAAA backup for most teams. However if the Mets are going to try and stay relevant in the NL East and in the 2012 season they cannot continue to toss Chris out there every 5th day… at least not with the general quality of our other four starters. So is there a solution externally or internally to Schwinden, or now that he’s been dropped – Miguel Batista?
Ryan Dempster – The Cubs are not a team built to win right now… the same could be argued for the Mets, but freed of their financial woes a little the Wilpons could make a financial contribution to help the team win in 2012 and Ryan Dempster is a good mix of current value, low cost in terms of prospects and availability. He might even be a guy the Mets would want to bring back beyond 2012 if he found a home in Citi Field.
Jake Peavy – While I’m talking about Chicago, Peavy might be another solution who just exceeds what his current te...
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The Mets on Friday announced that Batista will take Chris Schwinden's place in the rotation. Batista will be available out of the bullpen throughout this weekend, before starting Tuesday's game in Philadelphia.
That could last for any number of starts, with manager Terry Collins indicating he would like for Batista to stay in that role at least until Chris Young...
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RHP Elvin Ramirez has been promoted to Buffalo
RHP Gonzalez Germen has been promoted to Binghamton,
LHP Chuck James placed on DL
In eight relief appearances Elvin Ramirez had a 1.38 ERA in 13 innings pitched. The 24 year old right-hander is coming back after missing a year with arm woes.
Germen, 24, had a 3.04 ERA over four...
Mets LF Jason Bay, who is eligible to come off the DL this week, is still a long way off from returning to the Mets lineup.
Mets manager Terry Collins said, "The other day his ribs were still pretty sore when he laughs or coughs." Collins further said that Bay will not come off the DL "for awhile."
Chris Young is scheduled to make a start in PSL on...
SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda came down HARD on the Mets new philosophy at the plate with regard to heir approach at the plate during tonight’s Mets pre-game show.
For those that missed it, Ojeda ripped into what he called “this business of taking so many pitches” that the organization has forced the players to adopt.
“SWING THE BATS!” he repeated throughout his respinse to...
Former pickle factory worker, postal clerk and poet Charles Bukowski once remarked:
”The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
I think it takes some confidence to start a blog, put your real name on your opinions, allow others to share their thoughts on your ramblings and do it year after year...
In eleven save opportunities, the Mets bullpen now has five blown saves. That’s not a typo – Five blown saves to go with six saves for the season so far.
Every time that bullpen gate opens, no matter who emerges from it, the odds that they will protect any size lead is a little bit better than 50/50.
A revamped bullpen you say?
The Mets saw fit to expend 75% of their available...
The New York Mets return home tonight coming off of a road trip that left a really bad taste in the mouths of both the club and fan base. After sweeping the Florida Marlins, the Mets were crushed 19-8 before bouncing back and taking the series from the Colorado Rockies. Just as it seemed the poor performances were behind them once again, they were swept by the reigning MLB cellar...
Here at Mets360 we write about the team every day and we do it without access to the players. This has its advantages and disadvantages and it is silly to pretend otherwise. Having first-hand quotes gives stories a legitimacy that they would not have otherwise and frequently there is value to the insight given by players.
But we do not have to play favorites nor hope that player...
The New York Mets (14-13) defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks (14-14) by the score of 4-3 today. The Mets forced a rubber game tomorrow with the win today.
The Mets played well today. Johan Santana, who didn’t have his best stuff, pitched seven innings while allowing three runs and nine hits. He battled like always, and gave the Mets a quality start. The Mets gave Santana run support...
The Arizona Diamondbacks (13-13) have to feel pretty good about tonight’s game as fill-in starter Wade Miley takes the mound and he has yet to yield a run in two starts while the New York Mets (13-12) limp into Citi- Field having lost 3 straight and coming off of an 8-1 beating by the Astros.
First pitch is set for Friday, 7:10 pm ET at Citi Field in Flushing, New York.
For those who think that a closer's importance is overrated, let me discuss something I usually bring up about as often as I offer tributes to Yankees - the 2000 World Series.The Mets led Game 1, 3-2, going into the ninth. If they won the first game it could have changed the tone of the whole series. The Yankees were two-time defending world champions. They had swept the last...
Arizona Diamondbacks (13-13) at New York Mets (13-12) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
W. Miley (L) 2 3-0 1.295.21-00.004/29@MIAW6.1102-014.01.93
D. Gee (R) 4 2-2 4.855.20-27.504/28@COLW7.0732-120.24.79
Daniel Hudson is injured, but Wade Miley is doing much more than just pick up the slack for the Arizona...
This is a Mets blog, but also a baseball blog, and part of baseball is Mariano Rivera, the Yankees’ Hall of Fame closer. Mets fans remember Rivera because he snuffed out many games over the years, including Game 5 of the 2000 World Series.
When the ball left Mike Piazza’s bat with a crack I thought it had a chance, but like many before, because of that awesome cutter, Piazza...
Arizona Diamondbacks (14-13) at New York Mets (13-13) 4:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
P. Corbin (L) 1 1-0 4.765.21-04.764/30@MIAW5.2831-05.24.76
J. Santana (L) 5 0-2 2.256.10-11.084/29@COLND6.0200-114.03.21
Since an awful performance against the Braves on April 17, New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana...
NEW YORK -- With just enough runs to support him, Johan Santana finally got his first win of 2012 as the New York Mets held off the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Saturday before 30,253 at Citi Field. The two-time Cy Young winner, for whom the Mets had been shut out in four of his first five starts, took advantage of a four-run Mets outburst in the fourth inning as he improved to 1-2...