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As expected, the Mets have announced that LHP Josh Edgin will be promoted from Triple-A Buffalo and join the team on Friday when they play the Braves in Atlanta to start the second half of the season.
Edgin went 3-2 with a 3.89 ERA in 35 games for the Bisons this season and in 37.1 innings he has walked 18 while strinking out 40 batters.
In his last ten appearances Edgin has allowed just one earned run in 10.1 innings.
i see this as a great move for the Mets and do believe Edgin will prove to be a solid addition as the second left-hander in the bullpen.
Honestly, I’ve felt that Terry Collins has been in a tenuous position for most of the first half having to navigate through some choppy waters with just Tim Byrdak as the lone lefty.
You could take the handcuffs off now, Terry.
BEST OF MAXIM
Well here we are.
At the midway point of the season, our beloved New York Mets are exceeding expectations and are currently six games over .500 and in contention for the playoffs.
For the Mets to be where they are at this point, a lot has gone right so far with many players unexpectedly chipping in, while others have gone way beyond the call of duty.
So, with that said, here is your...
Apparently this All-Star break is not turning into much of a break at all for the New York Mets. After the controversy of R.A. Dickey being slighted out of starting tonight’s game had somewhat settled, the team is now reporting that Dillon Gee will be placed on the disabled list after it was found that a blood clot in his right shoulder was causing numbness in his fingers.
There is something in the air around Citi Field, other than Flushing Bay at low tide. The atmosphere has lightened, almost imperceptibly. The gloom and black clouds that permeated the place are slowly, surely being dispersed. The dust of the previous three seasons is being blown out over the sea. Citi Field is starting to feel like home. I mentioned the feeling that this was...
The following update was just issued by the Mets:
Dillon Gee will have surgery tomorrow on his right shoulder to replace a portion of damaged artery.
The decision to have surgery follows a recommendation made earlier this week by Mets medical staff and doctors in New York and Dillon’s consultation today with Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis.
Dr. Thompson, who has performed similar...
While Prince Fielder was winning the MLB Home Run Derby last night in Kansas City, Valentino Pascucci was making some noise of his own at Coca Cola Field in Buffalo where Scooch hit 22 home runs to win the Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby.
A crowd of 17,224 at Coca-Cola Field chanted Pascucci’s name as he hit six of those homers in the final round to secure the title over Charlotte’s...
“There she is men. Buffalo……..Home of the Bisons and the 2012 Triple-A All-Star Game”
No Game Scheduled
Valentino Pascucci won the Triple-A Home Run Derby on Monday night before a crowd of 17,244 in Buffalo, beating Charlotte’s Dan Johnson of the Chicago White Sox organization in the finals. Buffalo hosts the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, with Matt Harvey...
All star game festivities are over. Now we wait a year for the one in Citi Field. If you don’t have your season tickets the deadline past Tuesday so now you are like me and the rest of the fans and will pay through the nose to go. Good times.
The Mets now chill until Friday nights contest with the Braves in Atlanta the start of a 6 game road trip. As of right now with Gee in the
Ramblings From Henry and Fayette Streets
The Week That Was: July 2nd – July 9th
The Binghamton Mets record in the week preceeding the mid-season break sent them into their mini-vacation on a positive note. They ended their season long losing streak on Tuesday the third with a 3-2 win over the Altoona Curve, and all told went 5-and-3 on the week. After their win on Tuesday...
Our friends at the Mets Are Better Than Sex get all the credit for uncovering this gem. It’s audio of Phillies announcer, Scott Franzke, going off on the Mets’ Scott Hairston last week during the series at Citi Field.
Apparently he didn’t realize his mic was live when he exclaimed the following after a Hairston home run.
“Will somebody figure out how to f***ing get Scott...
The Mets will be faced with an upcoming roster move soon as Gee is about to go on the DL till at least September. You can read about that story everywhere, it’s not the focus here.
What are the Mets supposed to do? Do they trade for another pitcher? Do they rely on Batista? Do they rush Harvey?
Harvey says he’s ready, and his last several starts have shown improvement but Mets...
As a human, Dillon Gee is recovering from a blood clot in his throwing shoulder. I'm pleased that the Mets medical staff caught this quickly and that Dillon can recover from this because blood clots are as scary as it gets. I'm not a doctor, but this is as close to a relevant case that I could find on the internet (granted, I haven't looked too long.) As a pitcher, Dillon...
Few Mets fans have been riding the Dillon Gee bandwagon for as long as I have. To me, and some of my closest Mets fan friends, he’s the second-coming of Rick Reed, down to sharing the number the veteran righty wore in his time in New York. Over the All-Star break, Gee was revealed to [...]
Tony La Russa's wrongheaded All-Star decisions have unfairly penalized not just R.A. Dickey, but also David Wright, and they have rewarded Giants fans for stuffing the ballot box.Buster Posey did not deserve to start at catcher over Carlos Ruiz and Yadier Molina. But because Giants fans voted Posey in, La Russa names another Giant who shouldn't be starting, Matt Cain, as...
The New York Mets were one of the biggest surprises of the first half of the season.
They were dealt a different kind of curveball during the All-Star break.
The Mets will try to overcome yet another injury to a member of their strong rotation as they visit the Atlanta Braves for the opener of this three-game set Friday night.
Not much was expected of New York (46-40) this season...
The New York Mets are just 4.5 games behind the Nationals and we could all agree that they may actually have a chance to make it to the postseason. For that to happen though, they have to upgrade their bullpen.
Their bullpen ranks last in ERA (4.94) and sports the eigth worst FIP (4.03), making it a very vulnerable bullpen. On the other hand, their starting rotation owns the third...