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According to Andy Martino, The Mets could use Gonzalez Germen in save situations on the road in order to get him used to high pressure situations. The goal is not to make him a future closer, Martino explains, but to better acclimate him to a seventh or eighth inning role by throwing him into the fire. That’s an interesting concept to say the least, and Germen has enough potential that he might pan out to be a useful piece in the ‘pen next year. Germen is 1-1 with a 3.52 ERA through 23.0 innings with 20 strikeouts.
Germen’s got one hell of a nasty change-up that I’ve really come to appreciate, and I’ve warmed up to him since we first called him up. There are a lot of legit names in the mix for the pen next year, including new acquisition Victor Black, who I hope gets a chance to close or at least pitch late in games for the Mets.
He also names potential September call-ups:
With a roster already populated with players fresh from the minors, the Mets do not plan on recalling many play...
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Well, it seems all but apparent that Bobby Parnell’s fine season will be coming to an end this month.
According to MetsBlog, Parnell is not even close to resuming any baseball-related activities. Parnell was placed on the DL on August 6 with a neck injury. He had an epidural shot to alleviate the pain, but so far it has not worked. Parnell is going to get another shot soon and...
Many people took it with a grain of salt when Matt Harvey tweeted the following:
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.
— Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33) August 27, 2013
Surely, this was just Harvey’s competitive, bulldog mentality clouding his judgement. We all know that Tommy John surgery means a minimum...
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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...
When ‘The Franchise’ speaks, you’d be wise to listen.
Mets great Tom Seaver has spoken out in the wake of Matt Harvey’s season ending injury. In Seaver’s rant, he left no stone unturned–even going after today’s ‘computer geeks’ who Seaver perceives to be running things.
“These kids today, they want to be men, they want to be foxhole guys, but they’re not...
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...
It’s sad to see our Ace get hit with an injury the year before the Mets were “Ready to Compete” but… if you think about it, it could have been worse. Imagine if we had traded Noah Syndergaard or Zack Wheeler for offensive help (Like Giancarlo Stanton or Carlos Gonzalez) in the offseason and Harvey gets this (basically inevitable) injury in Spring Training? Or in June...
Call me crazy, but at some point a long disappointing season can wear even a die hard fan down. As many of you know, I’m an out of market fan. As such, whenever the Mets visit the district my wife and I make sure to attend at least one game each series. This series will be no different, but I chose instead not to take advantage of a pretty rare opportunity.
As I looked over my...
The pitching matchup all of New York and Philadelphia is talking about! Game time is 1:10 PM.
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Pitch counts and inning limits have become the standard Major League Baseball teams use when trying to keep their young pitchers from getting injured.
However, it is tough to say with certainty that this approach is working, and the latest example is New York Mets ace Matt Harvey, who is done for the season after sustaining a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.