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Flash Back: It’s 2012… Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas represent the core of Met catchers. The Mets have poorly ranked catchers in the minors and only Camden Maron (Thole Jr.) stood much of a chance of making an impact.
Flash Forward: It’s 2013… The Mets have John Buck leading the MLB team in more ways than one, Travis d’Arnaud as the anointed second coming of Mike Piazza, Kevin Plawecki OBLITERATING the South Atlantic League, Blake Forsythe and Francisco Pena finally producing relevant numbers and… well they still have Cam Maron.
What happened? The Mets went from no stars at the position to a bevy of talent that could provide trade fodder for the franchise in the near future. Let’s look at the cast:
John Buck (MLB) – Buck was drafted by the Astros in the 7th round of the 1998 draft. In the minors he showed good power and the expected tendency to swing and miss at pitches. (Ready for a point of comparison?) At 20 years of age he played in the South Atlantic League with a t...
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Blue chip pitching prospects are professional sports’ most delicate flower. Except, unlike a flower, no scientifically proven method has been established regarding proper cultivation.
There’s no “right” way to bring a teenager up through an organization’s system while still absolutely maximizing his production at the major league level. And in the back of everyone’s mind...
When you live on the West Coast, sometimes you have to listen to the other team’s broadcast. It can be excruciating. When your team starts winning, especially in clutch fashion, there’s nothing better.
That’s what happened to me while listening to the Braves announcers last night. When the Braves made a move, the Mets had an answer. Clutch offense was the theme of the game...
As of now, Terry Collins’ job is safe and deservedly so. Based on getting the most out of what he has been given and basic fairness, there’s nothing justifying Collins’ job being in question.
COLLINS: What’s he thinking? (AP)
However, fairness is irrelevant in sports. A manager’s job security always becomes an issue when he has lame duck contractual status and his team...
The New York Mets have purchased outfielder Andrew Brown from their Triple-A Las Vegas minor league affiliate. To make room for him, the organization has optioned outfielder Collin Cowgill to the same affiliate. Brown is expected to be a situational outfielder who could see some action against left-handed pitchers.
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Mets Starting Lineup
1. SS: Ruben Tejada
2. 2B: Daniel Murphy
3. 3B: David Wright
4. C: John Buck
5. 1B: Justin Turner
6. LF: Lucas Duda
7. CF: Marlon Byrd
8. RF: Andrew Brown
9. SP: Shaun Marcum
Collin Cowgill was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for the promotion of fellow outfielder Andrew Brown. Cowgill, 26, hit .157 (8-for-51) with two homers...
The New York Mets have had great success with Matt Harvey since he came up last year. He has really kicked it into high gear to start this season and has become a phenom. Zack Wheeler is in AAA Las Vegas struggling but most people rate him higher then they do Harvey. Harvey also didn’t have great numbers in AAA before he got promoted and look how that turned out. I think...
Fort Myers 3, St. Lucie 2
The Fort Myers Miracle edged out the St. Lucie Mets on Thursday, on a night where Alex Panteliodis made his FSL debut. Pants was able to provide five effective innings in his season debut and first start off the DL, where he allowed an earned run off just four hits and a walk. His only blemish was allowing a solo home run in the fourth inning, and otherwise...
#Mets lineup: bit.ly/135Wm9LTejada SSMurphy 2BWright 3BBuck CTurner 1BDuda LFByrd CFBrown RFMarcum P
— MetsBlog.com (@metsblog) May 3, 2013
Tonights Braves lineup vs Mets: Schafer RF, Simmons SS, J Upton LF, Freeman 1B, Gattis C, Uggla 2B, BJ Upton CF, Francisco 3B, Minor P
— Braves Radio Network (@BravesRadioNet) May 3, 2013
Oh god. I just remembered we have to suffer through...
In honor of the Kentucky Derby, I decided to give the Mets – past and present – horse names. Some are humorous, some are descriptive, and some are critical. I know I missed some. If you have suggestions, let’s hear them.
The Man With Words
Matt Harvey: “Nasty Stuff’’
Jon Niese: “Lefty Heat’’
Zack Wheeler: “Promises, Promises’’
Ike Davis: “Hole...
This game had a definite carnival atmosphere feel to it as the Atlanta Braves beat the Mets by the score of 9-4 to split the rain-shortened two-game series at Turner Field.
What a comedy of errors for the Mets even though the box score would suggest a clean game. I hate sad stories and bad endings so this will be short and sweet bitter.
What was up with Duda on that fly ball? Dude...
First off, I want to make sure that I cover the beginning of the game and give proper due to John Buck, Lucas Duda, and Marlon Byrd. All three hit home runs before the ninth inning. Buck keeps his hot start to the season alive with a two run home run. Lucas Duda's home run came in the next inning and proved that he can stop being so damn streaky and hit a home run every once...