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It was thought Chris Young might not even pitch this season coming off serious shoulder surgery. Instead, he collected $350,000 in bonuses last night for reaching the 20 starts-110 innings milestone.
That’s a lot of money for a supposedly cheap team out of contention to shell out the final week of the season. Other teams in similar situations have pulled the player so they wouldn’t have to pay the bonus.
Young, a free-agent this winter, logged 115 innings, his most since 2007, and there will be some contender in need of another arm that will be interested. There’s no shortage of teams that could use a reliable arm such as Young’s.
“All in all, there were some really good things,” Young said of his season last night after giving up two run in six innings in a very quality start. “It was a great year, to bounce back. … When I decided to have the surgery and rehab, I knew it would be a long process. I knew there would be some bumps in the road.
“But I really believed that if I dedicate...
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In a report to the New York Post, Mike Puma writes, “The Mets certainly have not given up on Lucas Duda, who still is viewed as part of the club’s long-term solution.” Puma goes on to state the following about Duda:
“The key will be getting a more consistent Duda next year and finding a position for him. As The Post reported last week, Ike Davis could be used as trade bait...
Blue Chips: Only ranking players with high ceilings. This excludes Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Reese Havens, Collin McHugh and others from my rankings. Not because they won’t be useful players but because they won’t be stars. The follow-up to this will be the Top 20 Role Player Rankings.Zack Wheeler: With Matt Harvey now firmly in my sights as a major leaguer, there is a clear...
Okay, we now have down on paper how the Wilpon family became Mets owners, the era of Omar Minaya, the beginning of Sandy & Company, the recession, and ‘The House That Number 42 Built’.
I’m going to dumb it down a little here so everyone can understand just how a business survives and what determines the value of your business for a resale or refinancing.
The profit of...
Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, posted about Scott Hairston before the weekend who told him that where he signs after this season will be dependent upon getting more playing time.
Scott Hairston started his 10th consecutive game in the outfield Sunday, a notable feat. Signed last winter to serve as a right-handed bench bat and platoon outfielder, Hairston has played nearly every day...
In this Saturday edition of Rounding The Bases, some great links to several interesting Mets narratives with a quote from R.A. Dickey for good measure. Enjoy.
An outfielder and it’s not close. Josh Thole struggled this year but I don’t think the Mets should bail on him quite yet; he’s still only 25, he’s a lefty-hitting catcher, before this season he always got on base...
Should the Mets trade Jonathon Niese?
I don’t know why MetsBlog keeps putting this out there every month, but the answer is the same as it’s always been and that is NO.
I just don’t understand this fascination they have with this silly and somewhat ignorant discussion. If the goal is to build from within, than why would you ever consider trading one of your homegrown pitchers...
Met fans talk a big game. We say that if the BLEEPITY BLEEPING owners don’t give Sandy Alderson the money to sign David Wright and other players, that we’re not watching a single game. The truth of the matter is: If you are reading this blog… you care about the Mets too much to ignore them through a season. The truth is that you’ll complain until every message board...
Terry Collins and Dan Warthen would like the front office to retain Mike Pelfrey next season, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.“I know Terry Collins and I are very hopeful that Mike Pelfrey will come back — whether it be in the bullpen or as a starter,” pitching coach Dan Warthen said.“We’ve always contended that he would be a great closer and just go out there...
Is there anything better than going to your hometown ballpark and seeing those bronze statues of iconic players or managers who meant so much to the team and more importantly the fans?Take a look at some of the gorgeous sculptures you’ll find just in the NL East…Mike Schmidt at Citizens Bank ParkSteve Carlton at Citizens Bank ParkRobin Roberts at Citizens Bank ParkJosh Gibson...
Saturday, September 29, 2012 • 7:10 PM
Turner Field • Atlanta, GA
RHP Chris Young (4-8, 4.21) vs. LHP Mike Minor (10-10, 4.27)
Ruben Tejada – SS
Andres Torres – CF
David Wright – 3B
Scott Hairston – RF
Lucas Duda - 1B
Jason Bay – LF
Ronny Cedeno – 2B
Mike Nickeas – C
Chris Young – RHP
The Mets and Braves continue their series as the Mets look...
Sunday, September 30, 2012 • 1:35 PM
Turner Field • Atlanta, GA
RHP Jenrry Mejia (1-1, 4.91) vs. RHP Kris Medlen (9-1, 1.64)
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Justin Turner – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Scott Hairston – CF
Lucas Duda – LF
Mike Baxter – RF
Kelly Shoppach – C
Jenrry Mejia – RHP
The Mets and Braves play the rubber game this afternoon...
Game after game, time after time, we have seen Chipper Jones –or as us Mets affectionately now him, “LAA-RRYY”– find a way to somehow tomahawk the Amazin’s. For years we have seen the 1990 first overall pick dismantle Flushing’s Finest be it with the bat or the glove, however that ended today.
Playing in his final game against his favorite opponent, Chipper got one last...
How awesome was this scene in the clubhouse?
Man, 2006 feels like so long ago now. That season was the most exciting one I have witnessed since the World Series run in 2000. The Mets were a juggernaut. We had swagger, power, pitching, speed. We had a attitude and everyone hated us, especially when Reyes, Delgado, and others would dance on the field.
Remember the slogan?
The New York Mets have won seven straight over the Miami Marlins, and have not lost when they have faced Josh Johnson this year.
Johnson has received very little support all season heading into his final start of 2012 on Monday night in Miami.
New York (73-86) is completing its fourth straight fourth-place finish in the NL East while Miami (67-92) is capping its third consecutive...