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The Mets’ short-season affiliates got their seasons underway this past week. Those affiliates are, in order from most advanced to least, the Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League), the Kingsport Mets (Appalachian League), and the GCL Mets (Gulf Coast League). The Cyclones are at the short-season A class-level while both Kingsport and the GCL team are rookie level. Though the Mets have two teams in the Dominican Summer League (DSL), they will not be discussed in detail here.
These teams consist of the players in the Mets’ system furthest away in terms of making any impact at the major league level, but are fun to keep track of nonetheless. They are the youngest and rawest players so refinement of their skills and approach to the game trump actual numbers for the most part. Short-season teams are generally the first stop for each year’s draft class whether they were college or high school players.
For college players, Brooklyn is usually where they start their professional careers....
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The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Mets have placed 1B/LF Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list and have called up veteran Mets farmhand Zach Lutz. Lutz, 27, was hitting .286/.372/.481 in Las Vegas prior to getting the call.
Many believed that Ike Davis was going to be set to rejoin the team with word of Duda’s injury, but the organization believes that the...
The starting role for the All-Star Game is Matt Harvey’s for the taking. With three more starts for the New York Mets, including an audition for San Francisco and National League manager Bruce Bochy, should Harvey run the table and go into the break at 10-1 with an ERA close to 2.00, it is totally realistic.
Unless Harvey tanks, he should get the ball.
HARVEY: Should get All-Star...
With Jonathon Niese going on the disabled list, the Mets’ decision on which pitcher to drop from the rotation was delayed. That’s good news for Jeremy Hefner and Shaun Marcum, the two leading candidates to be removed. Let’s take a minute to look at the pros and cons for Hefner remaining a starter, if and when Niese returns this season.
The biggest pro for Hefner is his recent...
Las Vegas, I learned in grade school geography and reinforced by the movie “Casino,’’ is located in the desert, and when lost in the desert one can fall victim to a mirage. Surely, the New York Mets know this, too, and should not be seduced by the mirage of Ike Davis hitting back-to-back two-homer games.
Davis, once considered part of the Mets’ core, is in Vegas gambling...
Updated by Daniel N. at 10:00 PM
Lucus Duda is now on the 15-day DL with a left intercostal strain Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork has reported.
The Mets have recalled infielder Zach Lutz from Triple-A to replace him on the roster.
Lutz was hitting .286 with seven home runs and 37 RBIs in 53 Pacific Coast League games.
Lucas Duda has an injured side muscle, and will meet...
I had two emails from readers asking me why the Mets elected to promote Zack Lutz rather than Ike Davis this weekend.
The fact is that the Mets didn’t want to set David up for failure and with three lefties coming up in John Lannan of the Phillies, and John Danks and Chris Sale of the White Sox, they thought it best to leave Davis in Las Vegas where he can continue getting used...
The New York Mets have signed a minor league agreement with Mexican League pitcher Giancarlo Alvarado.
The 35-year-old right hander has officially signed with the team, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Previously with the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican League, Alvarado was 0-2 with a 4.03 ERA over 38 innings pitched this season.
After beginning his career with the...
The injury that forced Jonathon Niese out of Thursday’s game after only 3 1/3 innings of play has been revealed to be a partially torn left rotator cuff. No immediate surgery will be necessary, but two weeks rest and extreme caution has been advised.
Earlier, Mets manager Terry Collins recently announced to reporters that the cause of discomfort was “nothing severe,” but assistant...
Former Mets’ star Lee Mazzilli made the borough of Brooklyn his stomping grounds growing up.
Abraham Lincoln H.S. in Coney Island was his home until the Mets drafted him right out of high school in 1973.
Lee and L.J. Mazzilli (Photo by Jim Mancari)
Located just a mile and half from Lincoln down Ocean Parkway and on Surf Avenue is MCU Park. Though the stadium wasn’t there during...
MissChatter The fantasy stock report is an article that will provide some insight on a particular players stock based on recent performances. This week I'll take a look at two starting pitchers: Dillon Gee and Bronson Arroyo. Bullish:Dillon GeeDillon Gee has been lights out since his May 30th start against the Yankees. He currently owns a record of 5-7 with a 4.56 ERA and...
The Mets obliterated the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon by the score of 8-0 to take the series, their second straight on this road trip. It was the Mets’ third shutout victory of the season.
David Wright led the Mets’ 12-hit attack with four hits including two doubles, a triple and his 12th home run of the season. It marked his first career game with four extra-base hits...
NEW YORK METS (29-41) vs PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (35-39)
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia • 4:05 PM
RHP Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.56 ERA) vs RHP Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.40 ERA)
Eric Young, Jr – CF
Jordany Valdespin – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Daniel Murphy – 1B
John Buck – C
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Dillon Gee - RHP...
New York Mets (29-41) at Philadelphia Phillies (35-39)
Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.56) vs. Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.40)
TIME: 4:05, Citizens Bank Park
WEATHER: 84, sunny
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After another disappointing loss last night, manager Charlie Manuel was heated in his post-game press conference. He expressed that he doesn’t know what else he can do with his lineup...