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Harvey’s curveball is ready, his fastball’s command has gotten significantly better in the last few months, and Dillon Gee will likely be out for the rest of the season because of his shoulder. The Mets also need some kind of spark to carry them to the 2012 postseason; so who is a better option than Matt Harvey? I mean, maybe if Alderson makes a deal for a good starting pitcher at the deadline the Mets could avoid testing Harvey out, but if no move is made for a starting pitcher, then the Mets should definitely call up the 23 year old right handed starter.
Matt Harvey has been his usual “stud-self” in Triple-A this season. He is 7-3 with a 3.39 ERA this season for the Buffalo Bisons (Mets Triple-A team). Even Wally Backman thinks he is ready for the challenge ”He’ll take a lump or two if they call him up,” Backman said by phone on Tuesday. “But his fastball command is much improved. He can help them.” Backman probably knows Harvey the best in the Mets organization, and like him, I also think Harvey could help the big league squad.
Collins even wants Harvey in the big leagues, however he said “under the right conditions”. Collins didn’t even rule out that Zack Wheeler could possibly break the big league roster in the next few weeks. There is probably a one percent chance that Alderson and the Mets organization let that happen, but it shows that the Mets want to be playing ball in October, and to do that, sometimes you have to draw your big guns even if your not completely comfortable doing it.
Collins stated before the All-Star game that Miguel Batista will be the current man to take Gee’s slot in the rotation. Batista is 1-2 with 4.20 ERA this season, however he is a veteran who has been in the game for a long time. The only other pitchers besides Harvey that the Mets could call up are, Jeremy Hefner or Chris Schwinden who both are incapable of having a low WHIP (Walks/Hits per innings).
I don’t know what all of you fans want, but I want to watch this team in October, and I think that if the Mets call a guy like Harvey up they’re taking a chance, but if Harvey can preform at the high level Backman and this organizations thinks he can, the Mets will have a huge spark plug out of that 5th slot in their rotation that could propel them to the next level.
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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, New York Mets starter, Dillon Gee, will undergo potential season-ending surgery “to fix artery damage in his pitching shoulder, which should prevent a recurrence of clotting.” Rubin went on to state the following on his blog:
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“After doctors dissolved a clot but determined Gee’s artery was damaged, he was...
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...
The Mets reported via Twitter that Dillon Gee will be discharged from New York Presbyterian hospital, as the clot in his shoulder has been resolved.
During the next several days, Gee will consider multiple treatment options, one of which includes surgery to prevent a recurrence of another clot in the same location in his shoulder.
I’ve had to deal with blood clots both in my...
What a great night it was for our prospects in Buffalo and Binghamton who were selected to play in the Triple-A and Double-A All Star games. As you may have already read in today’s MMO Farm Report, we had Matt Harvey, Fernando Cabrera and Valentino Pascucci representing the Bisons, while Eric Campbell, Jefry Marte and Armando Rodriguez repped the B-Mets.
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The following update was just issued by the Mets:
Dillon Gee underwent surgery today on his right shoulder to replace a portion of a damaged artery. The surgery, which went as expected, was performed by Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis.
Dillon is expected to be discharged from the hospital either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Dillon’s return to throwing and other baseball activity is...
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...
The New York Mets have called up left-hander Josh Edgin from Triple-A Buffalo to pitch in relief.
The 25-year-old Edgin joined the team before Friday night's game against the Braves. He was 3-2 with a 3.89 ERA and one save at Buffalo.
The Mets placed right-hander Dillon Gee on the 15-day disabled list. Gee was scheduled for right shoulder surgery on Friday in St. Louis and...
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
In his last 10 games, Dillon Gee had a 3.11 ERA and a 3.0 K/BB ratio. In short, he was pitching great and giving the Mets a chance to win nearly every time out, as he had eight Quality Starts in that stretch. Now, with the horrible news about a blood clot, the Mets are scrambling to replace him in their rotation. According to the fans the first option should either be to promote...
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 [...]
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...
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...
How hard on hard on Tony LaRussa everyone was. He's a genius. Just read Phil Mushnick today:
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What do all these players have in common?
Mike Nickeas (via 2011, not 2012)