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If you ask me, the worst thing the Mets could have done this year… would have been to thrust Matt Harvey into the big-league team from the start of the season. They didn’t, but could you imagine what that might have done to Matt Harvey’s career prospects? Actually, we all can. Because the Mets were good enough to give us an example… his name is Jenrry Mejia.
The Mets, Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel were all so desperate to win that they threw Mejia into the bullpen before he was ready. They kept him in the majors in a strange, low pressure, mop-up role and stunted his development by more than one full year. Then… a new regime comes in… and they do it again! Switching Mejia to the bullpen a second time and slowing his development once more.
At least Harvey was spared this treatment and HOPEFULLY, the Mets have learned their lesson about Mejia and moving him to relief. Still… who in the minors is bound for a relief role?
Jeurys Familia – Call me a hypocrite but I think 100% ...
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AROUND THE WEB
Back from a weekend hiatus from Down On The Farm, we return with the deck chairs completely shuffled on the Titanic as Matt Harvey has been called up to the Majors while Zack Wheeler has replaced him in Triple-A Buffalo.
Buffalo Bisons (56-58; 6 1/2 GB)
-The aforementioned Zack Wheeler makes his Buffalo debut today at Coca Cola Field against the Syracuse Chiefs with a look to avoid...
Could McHugh Be A September Call-Up?
Welcome back for the second installment, and first Friday Edition of the brand new, MMO Mets Minors Beat. I’m your host, Petey Pete, and I’ll be going over the transactions reports and box-scores everyday, scanning the team reports, talking to the players and coaches, pouring over reams of scouting reports and statistics. Analyzing, crunching...
The Binghamton Mets and Reading Phillies played two on Saturday night at First Energy Stadium in Reading, Pennsylvania, with the B-Mets taking game one by a score of 7-2, and dropping the nightcap 3-1.
In game one, the two teams were knotted at two until the B-Mets broke the game wide open in the top of the fifth inning. Behind doubles by Reese Havens, Wilmer Flores, and Eric Campbell...
It took two innings of free baseball to do it, but the Binghamton Mets won the rubber match of their series against the Harrisburg Senators on Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium by a score of 4-3. Dustin Martin’s one out single in the bottom of the twelfth inning scored Raul Reyes from second base leading the B-Mets to their 53rd win of the season.
Cory Mazzoni was on the hill for...
Unlike when Luca met his demise, the Mets usually see it coming
“Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes”. The Famous line from the movie The Godfather seems somewhat fitting for how the Mets looked in July. They looked like they were dead in the water.
Now as the calendar has turned to August it seems as though they have come up for air and are beginning to steady the ship.
Ruben Tejada – SS
Jordany Valdespin – LF
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Mike Baxter - RF
Andres Torres – CF
Josh Thole – C
Jeremy Hefner – RHP
Ruben Tejada went 2-4 last night to extend his hitting streak to nine games, one shy of his career-high. Tejada had a 10-game hitting streak June 12-27, 2010. He is batting...
One night after recording 13 runs and 19 hits in one of their best offensive performances of the season, the Bisons had to scratch and claw just to score one run as they barely squeaked out a 1-0 victory over Syracuse in a classic pitchers duel.
Chris Schwinden started for the Herd on the night, throwing six innings of scoreless ball while striking out six Chiefs.
“He pounded the...
St. Lucie 2, Clearwater 5
Angel Cuan struggled behind and some poor defense a poor relief outing by Jack Leathersich aided in a 5-2 loss to the Clearwater Treshers. Cory Vaughn and Alonzo Harris had RBI on the day and the S.Mets struggled to get runners in position to score
Alonzo Harris – 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 SO
Cory Vaughn – 0 for 4, 1 RBI 1 SO
The New York Mets planned to activate closer Frank Francisco from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's series opener against the San Diego Padres, ESPN New York reported. Francisco went on the DL with a left oblique strain June 22 against the New York Yankees. Before the game, he created a stir by calling the Yankees "chickens." He said he is still bothered...
Carlos Quentin scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when he knocked the ball out of catcher Josh Thole's glove, and the San Diego Padres denied R.A. Dickey his 15th victory with a 3-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Clayton Richard (8-11) limited New York to one run and eight hits in seven-plus innings.
Dickey (14-3) held the Padres to one run and one hit...
Garrett Olson had a phenomenal outing, but the Bisons offense and a late-inning error doomed the Bisons in their 2-0 series opening loss.
Garrett Olson had his best outing of the season, going seven innings allowing one run on two hits, walking one and striking out seven. Olson was consistently coaxing weak contact and getting the strikeout when he needed it. Robert Carson came out...