Found August 31, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Jeurys Familia underwent a surgery to clean up loose bodies in his right elbow on June 5th — and yet finds himself close to game action and a rehab assignment right now. Familia tossed a 30-pitch bullpen session yesterday, and the team is looking to get him in some game action on Monday. There are two problems with that, however — the first of them being that the GCL and St. Lucie minor league teams will both have their seasons ended by Monday. Secondly, Rehab Coordinator Jon Debus has a serious artery blockage and requires medical attention. We at MMO wish Jon a safe and speedy recovery. Anyway, according to Adam Rubin, the Mets plan to patch-work together a game at their complex in Port St. Lucie for Familia, who is expected to return to MLB game action later this month. I like this news, because I want to see if Familia is still popping the glove with his fastball and demonstrating that closer potential I always saw in him. On the topic of the bullpen, Vic Black will be added to ...

Looking back at Bobby Parnell’s season

Well, it seems all but apparent that Bobby Parnell’s fine season will be coming to an end this month. According to MetsBlog, Parnell is not even close to resuming any baseball-related activities. Parnell was placed on the DL on August 6 with a neck injury. He had an epidural shot to alleviate the pain, but so far it has not worked. Parnell is going to get another shot soon and...

Could An April 1st Return Be Possible For Harvey?

Many people took it with a grain of salt when Matt Harvey tweeted the following: Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for April 1. — Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33) August 27, 2013 Surely, this was just Harvey’s competitive, bulldog mentality clouding his judgement. We all know that Tommy John surgery means a minimum...

Mets Minors Moves: Familia in PSL, Black, Lutz, and Byrdak to DC, Carson Back to Vegas

The Mets have made a few roster moves today (and yesterday, for that matter). Here’s a summary of everything I can see that’s going on: New York is still hoping they’ll see Jeurys Familia back in the bullpen before 2013 comes to a close. He took a step closer to doing that today in PSL. He threw an inning for St. Lucie in their season-ending 16-0 blowout victory. He allowed...

The 2014 season does not revolve around Matt Harvey

These past two weeks have been tough for Mets fans. Two weeks ago we learned that that both Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia were not going to be pitching again this season. This past week, we found out that Matt Harvey, the most exciting story this season, went down with a torn UCL. Harvey’s future is uncertain: He could try to go the Adam Wainwright route and rehabilitate the...

Tom Seaver Says Today’s Pitchers Are ‘Babied Too Much’. Do You Agree?

  When ‘The Franchise’ speaks, you’d be wise to listen. Mets great Tom Seaver has spoken out in the wake of Matt Harvey’s season ending injury. In Seaver’s rant, he left no stone unturned–even going after today’s ‘computer geeks’ who Seaver perceives to be running things. “These kids today, they want to be men, they want to be foxhole guys, but they’re not...

MMN Top Ten Prospect Tracker: Week 21

  1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP Status: Cold Syndergaard just celebrated his 21st birthday yesterday, and will be trying to get himself back on track after what probably was his worst start of 2013. He threw against Bowie on August 26th, allowing 11 runs (nine earned) on nine hits (three homers), two walks, and five strikeouts in three innings pitched. He’s now 6-1 with a 3.00 ERA...

Preparing For a Matt Harvey-less 2014

It’s sad to see our Ace get hit with an injury the year before the Mets were “Ready to Compete” but… if you think about it, it could have been worse.  Imagine if we had traded Noah Syndergaard or Zack Wheeler for offensive help (Like Giancarlo Stanton or Carlos Gonzalez) in the offseason and Harvey gets this (basically inevitable) injury in Spring Training?  Or in June...

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No Stars To Align

Call me crazy, but at some point a long disappointing season can wear even a die hard fan down. As many of you know, I’m an out of market fan. As such, whenever the Mets visit the district my wife and I make sure to attend at least one game each series. This series will be no different, but I chose instead not to take advantage of a pretty rare opportunity. As I looked over my...

Tom Seaver says modern day pitchers are babied

Pitch counts and inning limits have become the standard Major League Baseball teams use when trying to keep their young pitchers from getting injured. However, it is tough to say with certainty that this approach is working, and the latest example is New York Mets ace Matt Harvey, who is done for the season after sustaining a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. Harvey...
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