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The New York Mets looked forward to 2013 being a stepping stone year toward contention in the near future. Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada, and David Wright were scheduled to enforce a potentially elite offensive infield, and all signs pointed to that statement being supported as Ruben Tejada took Stephen Strasburg deep during his first spring training plate appearance.
If one were able to split Tejada’s season into two parts, his first plate appearance would be the successful half. His results have been depressing ever since.
Tejada posted a .209/.267/.262 clip in 204 plate appearances this year before being placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 29th after an errant slide led to a quadricep injury. Omar Quintanilla replaced the Panama native and hasn’t looked back, posting a .246/..319/.359 line in 161 plate appearance. Tejada has now found himself struggling to put anything together in Las Vegas after being optioned following his rehab assignment.
Tejada has a wretche...
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As many expected, Major League Baseball announced that Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero will start the Futures Game at Citi Field tomorrow,
Syndergaard will start for the U.S. Team, while Montero opposes him for the World Team. Pretty damn cool if you ask me.
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Check out the cool duds that Brandon Nimmo will be wearing for the Futures Game...
There is a likeable quality to New York Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner. He’s modest and unassuming, and has been stand-up in the bad times.
However, recently it’s been good times for Hefner, Friday’s starter in Pittsburgh, who will be trying for his eighth straight strong outing. Hefner is coming off a one-run performance in seven innings last weekend in Milwaukee. Hefner has 12...
Lynn Worthy, beat writer for the Binghamton Mets, reported that Jenrry Mejia pitched five scoreless innings in a rehab start on Saturday night for the B-Mets.
Mejia, pitched the second game of doubleheader against the Portland Sea Dogs and limited them to just three hits and two walks in five scoreless innings while striking out one. The one-time top pitching prospect for the Mets...
The New York Mets are in the most envious of positions for the sellers of Major League Baseball; they have a plan. New York is sticking to its rebuilding plan and with the emergence of starters like Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey and the long-term signing of franchise player, David Wright, the Mets have light at the end of a dismal tunnel.
In the next couple of years the Mets could...
Andy Martino of the Daily News, spoke to a person with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking who said that the Mets are more likely to keep Marlon Byrd this summer, rather than trade him before the Trade Deadline on July 31.
We can debate the pros and cons of that, but I want to discuss Byrd in a different context for now.
When you think about a player that deserves to be MLB...
The Mets went out to San Francisco and swept the Giants for the first time in forever. This is on the heels of taking two-of-three from the Brewers in Milwaukee. That came after a seven-game homestand which saw the team go 3-4. And before that was the thought-to-be-grueling 11-game swing through Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and Colorado. They went 7-4 and could just as easily...
As the trade deadline nears, the debate grows more intense every day as to the approach the Mets should take with respect to their more marketable players. Should they approach next year with an expectation to contend and hold on to all key components of what appears to be a newly energized roster? Or should they be taking a hard look at the big picture for holes yet to be filled...
Bobby Parnell hasn’t been pitching long. As he puts it, he “played a position” when he was little, and hit the mound for the first time in college. Because he threw hard, he kept climbing that mound for three years, was drafted, shuttled through the Mets minor league system, and plunked into his role as a late-game reliever in New York.
Some things — like that gas — stayed...
New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.39) vs RHP Charlie Morton (1-2, 3.38)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Anthony Recker – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Jeremy Hefner – RHP
Terry Collins decided to bench John Buck in tonight’s series...
Former-Met Scott Hairston was dealt on Monday to the Washington Nationals after struggling mightily with the Cubs in 2013. While in hot pursuit of free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, Chicago swept Hairston out from under the feet of the Amazin’s front office, forcing Sandy’s “What Outfield?” Mets into the spotlight. Many, myself included, criticized Alderson for allowing...
Come on guys. Let’s win a series before the break. Stop losing ground. Stop the slide. Give everyone some hope going into the All Star Break. The mood is too gloomy for my liking. Just a little dash of positivity. Maybe that little bit will help clear up the case of PTSD Pirates fans are…
All of a sudden people are feeling a lot better about the Pirates again after an exciting walkoff win over the Mets Friday night at sold out PNC Park. The Bucs have won two in a row and certainly appear to have put the four game losing streak in the rear view mirror.
Leading up to the game, all the talk was about Pedro Alvarez, David Wright, and the Home Run Derby “drama.” Pedro...
If you were wondering how Mets first baseman Ike Davis was doing since the team decided to re-call him from his two week exile at Triple-A Las Vegas, the short answer is – not too good.
Davis is batting .200 since his call-up and has struck-out four times in his last 12 at-bats including a critical one with runners on second and third in Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Pirates...