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Jefry Marte was signed as an international free agent in 2007. Scouts saw big potential in his frame for power and hoped he might develop into a powerful corner infielder. Marte has lived in the shadow of Wilmer Flores for a number of seasons. Now, Marte is actually successfully holding the bigger ticket name back in Port St. Lucie by producing well in Binghamton.
After a very good rookie year in the Gulf Coast League, Toby Hyde aggressively listed Marte as the Mets’ #8 prospect. There wasn’t a question that the power was there… there was simply worry that he could manage success at higher levels of the Met farm system.
The next years were not so kind to Marte’s career.. His 2009, 2010 and even 2011 campaigns all left fans and scouts pondering if Marte would ever truly pan out as a prospect. 2011 started fairly well, actually, but Marte would fade away down the stretch. Luckily for him… the Mets would send him to the AFL and he’d figure some things out.
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Injuries to Mike Pelfrey(above) and Miguel Batista have opened the door for Jeremy Hefner to show what he has got.
After a season ending injury to Mike Pelfrey and some early bullpen woes, the Mets reached down to AAA and recalled Jeremy Hefner. Hefner was placed on waivers twice this offseason, and was eventually picked up by the Mets.
Hefner was brought in to be insurance for...
Mike Baxter is being rewarded for his solid play and is not only starting tonight, but is batting leadoff. Baxter, who is hitting .390 with 7 doubles and 8 RBI.
Ike Davis will get the start at 1B, and looks to finally break out of this season long slump. There has been a lot of chatter about sending Fearless down to Buffalo, but Collins is trying to be patient with his first baseman.
Regression to the mean can be a cruel thing. Maybe that’s why it’s called “mean.” The Mets seem to be running full-speed, headlong in that direction.
Since busting out 4-0 against Atlanta and Washington, Terry Collins’s crew has gone a definition-of-mediocre 18-20. Much as I hate to say it, perhaps the preseason prognosticators were right: weak starting pitching...
There’s no other way to put tonight but this way, it was a disappointment. The Mets were given a 4-0 lead by the Pirates and Erik Bedard early, only to watch Santana give it up on a late inning long ball. Ultimately, the Mets would lose on something they themselves were unable to do earlier in the game…hit a sacrifice fly.
Michael McKenry‘s two-run game tying homer off...
Andres Torres – DH
Mike Baxter – LF
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Ike Davis – 1B
Ronny Cedeno – SS
Rob Johnson – C
The Mets look to avoid a sweep and three losses in a row as they take on the Blue Jays this afternoon. Yesterday the Mets received good pitching as after Batista left with an...
Let’s see, do I have everything? Lap-top, check. Digital camera, check. Voice recorder check. Sandwiches check. Cell phone, of course, looks like I’m ready to go! New Britain here I come and I will be preceded by the Double-A version of a wrecking crew from Binghamton known as the B-Mets.
I sent word ahead, a little advanced warning so-to-speak, when I reached out to Matt den...
Ron Darling should know better.When he led off the broadcast by saying "oh well with the Pirates and Padres coming up on the schedule, you might think 'hey the Mets could go 5-2'", he started to sound too much like my late night conversations trying to be presumptuous about what's an "easy win" and what's not. I know Darling finished that thought...
For some reason the Mets do not play well in Pittsburgh. Below I pulled out the Mets numbers when the play Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh all the way back to 2004, when David Wright joined the team. Over that time, the Mets went from horrible, to awesome, to horrible. The Pirates over that time have just been horrible.
2012: 0-1 @ Pitsburgh
2011: 2-2 @ Pittsburgh
2010: 2-1 @ Pittsburgh...
TORONTO -- Right-hander Dillon Gee allowed five hits and three runs over 6 2/3 innings and David Wright drove in two runs with a first-inning double as the New York Mets held off the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Mike Baxter was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle before an announced crowd of 41,867 at Rogers Centre as the Mets ended their two-gake losing skid and stopped...
The New York Mets (23-20) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-23) tonight by a score of 3-2. The New York Mets evened the series at one a piece with tonights win.
TORONTO - Dillon Gee understands that what happens in baseball cannot always be explained. He merely proved it to himself again on Sunday when he pitched 6 2/3 innings as the New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 before 41,867 at Rogers Centre to avoid a three-game sweep in the interleague series. "This is a crazy game, I was all over the place today," said...