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We are getting closer to the “Super Two” cut-off and that means we’re also getting closer to promotion time in minor league land. Once teams don’t need to sacrifice a year of cheap service they promote their star prospects to the majors and that vacuum will have an effect on players at every level of the system. Yet I wanted to talk about the player who I think is MOST ready for a promotion to his next level and for a change… I won’t be talking about Plawecki… much.
Noah Syndergaard had over 112 innings in the MID League and now he’s thrown 38 in the FSL and the results are pretty nice on both accounts. Aside from a single lousy start on April 18th, there has been generally nothing to complain about and it seems to me that Syndergaard is just biding his time. The reason I am so eager to promote Syndergaard is because the Mets need to be planning for 2014 now and they need to know if Syndergaard has a SHOT at making the MLB squad during the 2014 season.
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Zack Wheeler has been diagnosed with slight inflammation in the AC joint in his shoulder, and will miss one start, according to Assistant GM John Ricco.
Wheeler received a cortisone shot at the Hospital for Special Surgery in his right shoulder and is flying to rejoin his team at Triple-A Las Vegas.
We spoke to his agent a few minutes ago who said...
The "Fearless" Ike Davis regime at the #4 spot in the Mets lineup has come and gone after two games. Davis has been abysmal, yes, but as skipper, Collins has to believe enough in the decisions he makes to stick with them for a period of time. Right now it seems like the Mets field general is throwing garbage against the wall hoping something will stick.
Juan Lagares will get the
Including this weekend’s 11-2 flameout loss to Pittsburgh, the Mets have lost Jon Niese’s last five starts, with him giving up 22 runs and not getting out of the fifth inning in three of them. He has not come close to resembling what the Mets think he should be, and that’s the No. 1 starter in their rotation.
The first game in that slide, April 18 at Colorado, and the one...
Rafael Montero Looks Intimidating (Photo by MMO Contributor Gordon Donovan)
The Dominator took to the mound for the Binghamton Mets tonight, in temperatures that made it seem more like an April night in the upstate New York city, than a night in the middle of May. Rafael Montero stood on the mound, with his glove in front of his face, so the batter could only see a pair of eyes staring...
Albuquerque 8, Las Vegas 5
It was a tough night for Chris Schwinden, who was knocked around for four runs in the first inning, and this left the 51s in a defecit that they would never look back from. Schwinden would be on the hook for five earned runs in his five innings of action. Greg Peavey had no more luck than he did in his two innings of work, as he allowed two earned runs...
Another night, another ten strikeouts, another loss. Hmmm. Let’s see, whom can we blame?
I know, batting coach Dave Hudgens and his approach to work the count and be selective; get a pitch and drive it.
That’s it, his approach is wrong. It is why they are striking out so many times. They are taking, taking, falling behind, and then whiffing. Damn, it’s Hudgens’ fault.
1989 TOPPS BOX-BOTTOM KEITH HERNANDEZ
Box-bottom cards are Spinal Tap-ian in both name and concept.
They are the 18-inch Stonehenge of cards. These cards go to 11.
Donruss began producing cards on the bottom of its wax boxes in 1985, and Topps picked up the glove in 1986.
Donruss came to its collective senses quickly, and stopped printing the cards after the 1987 set; Topps, however...
The New York Mets were defeated, 3-2 by the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, dropping to a season-worst seven games under .500 in the process.
Rick Ankiel, who signed with the Mets earlier in the day after clearing waivers, nearly robbed Ty Wigginton of a pinch-hit double to open the bottom of the seventh with what would have been a nice diving grab. The blooper, however, popped...
Last time out, Gee pitched five shutout innings before hitting the wall. It sure would be nice if he could give a Quality Start tonight. Game time is 8:15 PM.
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The talk around the Mets for since the arrival of Sadny Alderson as General Manager has been 2014 is our time. All the planning, all the moves to dump bad contracts and deadbeat players, all the moves to bring in what would be a core going forward for sustained success would all point to 2014. Judge...
BINGHAMTON- In a pitching duel between the Akron Aeros and the Binghamton Mets, a terrible outing by Trey Haley doomed the Aeros in the eighth as the Aeros fell 7-3.
While things ended poorly for Akron, the Aeros got things started in the top of the first off of Binghamton starter Logan Verrett.
After shortstop Jose Ramirez lined out to start the game, centerfielder Tyler Holt roped...
Mike Baxter – RF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Lucas Duda – LF
John Buck – C
Rick Ankiel – CF
Ruben Tejada – SS
Jeremy Hefner – RHP
The Mets signed Rick Ankiel and is in the lineup starting in centerfield tonight and batting seventh. Ankiel, 33, was released by the Astros last week after hitting .194 with a .231...
BINGHAMTON-The Binghamton Mets overcame Sunday Afternoon's late inning dramatics to defeat the Akron Aeros 5-2 on Monday Night.
Right away, the Aeros were able to put a run on the board.
Third baseman Justin Toole got things started with a single, making way for rightfielder Carlos Moncrief who doubled and brought home Toole. The Aeros stranded Moncrief, but still led...
The New York Mets signed Rick Ankiel and started him in center field on Monday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, the team that converted him from wild lefty` to outfielder.
The 33-year-old thought it a bit comforting that he returned to the majors in St. Louis, where he arrived as a hard-throwing lefty starter in 1999 but couldn't control his pitches. He's been an outfielder...