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MLB All Star balloting started today. And I'll get right to the point: I voted 35 times for Kirk Nieuwenhuis today. I believe you should too. Here's why:
If you're a Met fan, you should still be seething over the fact that David Wright didn't start the All-Star game last season even though he was clearly the most deserving statistically. Not to mention that even though it wasn't a voting issue, you should still be seething that R.A. Dickey, while clearly the most deserving pitcher to start the game, was denied that opportunity because f*cking Tony LaRussa lives in San Francisco and goes to Giants games. To me, if that's the way they want to play it, fine. What better way to get revenge on the whole system than to exploit it the same way Giants fans did to their advantage last season? And to vote in a guy that's currently in the minor leagues? If that doesn't teach people to vote with some modicum of common sense then nothing will.
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TweetThe Mets certainly have some talent in their AAA minor league affiliate with the Las Vegas 51s. Not surprisingly, the team just promoted Juan Legares from the 51s to join the team probably tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Legares was tearing up AAA pitching to the tune of a .348 average with 3 homeruns and nine RBI in 17 games for the 51s so far this season.
The New York Mets may have had a day off the field yesterday, but that doesnâ€™t mean that things behind the scenes are standing still. Â On Sunday the team announced that it had recalled 24-year-old lefty Rob Carson from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and designated LHP Aaron Laffey for assignment. Â The 6-4, 240-pounder wasÂ 1-0 with 1.17 ERA in eight games with the...
The never ending Flushing Roller Coaster continues to make tight turns and rapid drops before making its ascent. In yet another move by the Mets, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis was sent back down to AAA Las Vegas, and Juan Lagares was promoted to the big club.
According to scouts, Lagares:
"I like him. He's a very instinctive player. He runs the bases well. He gets out of the box. He always
Juan Lagares Is Legit â€“ (Photo by Gordon Donovan)
Updated 2:30 PM
Whatever I said below, itâ€™s now officialâ€¦
Updated at 11:30 PM
Outfield prospect Juan Lagares, who is tearing up the Pacific Coast League, likely will join the Mets as soon as Tuesday, baseball sources told ESPN New York.
Lagares, 24, is hitting .346 with three homers and nine RBIs through 78 at-bats with Triple...
Updated 8:30 PM
The Mets announced that Jon Niese has a bruise, but that X-Rays were negative and are saying he is day-to-day.
Good news, to say the leastâ€¦
Jon Niese was just removed from the game in the top of the third inning after being hit by a batted ball by Mark Ellis while trying to get out of itâ€™s way.
He dropped to the ground in pain, but left the field...
What happened to the Josh EdginÂ who came up andÂ immediatelyÂ became one of the more reliable and dominant relievers out of our bullpen last year?
As if his his 10.80 ERA and 1.97 WHIP in 10 appearances wasnâ€™t bad enough, I took a quick glance at his splits and it really showed me how bad things really have gotten for Edgin since last season.
Versus LH Batters â€“ 368
OK, the first two episodes of Mystery Met were the equivalent of trivia spring training. I was just working on my proverbial fastball, and breaking off the occasional metaphorical curve.
But Iâ€™m loose and limber now, and ready to go a full nineâ€¦
So hereâ€™s the windup, and the pitch: Name the one-time Met pictured here, and youâ€™ll win a 1964 PSA 7 Topps George Altman, plus...
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York (who else), posted the full details of the deal the Mets signed with Shaun Marcum. The one-year deal guarantees him $4 million as well knew, but hereâ€™s the breakdown of the other $4 million he can earn with incentives:
â€“ $250,000 apiece for reaching 120, 140, 160 and 170 innings.
â€“ $375,000 apiece for reaching 180 and 190 innings.
â€“ $500,0000 for...
A minor league pitcher in the New York Mets' organization has drawn a 50-game drug penalty.
Right-hander Christian Montgomery was banned Tuesday by the commissioner's office under the minor league program for a second violation for a drug of abuse.
The 20-year-old Montgomery made his professional debut last year for rookie level Kingsport in the Appalachian League. He was...
Ruben Tejada â€“ SS
Daniel Murphy â€“ 2B
David Wright â€“ 3B
Lucas Duda â€“ LF
Marlon Byrd â€“ RF
Ike Davis â€“ 1B
Anthony Recker â€“ C
Collin Cowgill â€“ CF
Jeremy Hefner â€“ RHP
Last nightâ€™s grand slam by Jordany Valdespin was the first walk-off grand slam by a Met since Kevin McReynolds against Montrealâ€™s Scott Ruskin on June, 25 1991 and the sixth...
The New York Mets' Shaun Marcum will start on Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies after successfully coming through another rehab start on Monday.
The Star-Ledger's Jorge Castillo tweeted the news Monday afternoon after Mets manager Terry Collins made the announcement:
Collins said Shaun Marcum flew up to NYC today and heâ€™s officially Saturdayâ€™s starting...
I felt so good after last nightâ€™s game that I decided to write two posts. This begins my official campaign to nickname Jordany Valdespin.
Itâ€™s a great feeling to hit your first home run of the season. Thatâ€™s not enough for Valdespin though. He has to hit a walk-off home run. Yeah, that should be good enough for â€˜Spin, right?
His first home run of the season has to...
The hard-throwing, 24-year-old Matt Harvey has quickly become a must watch when he toes the rubber for the Mets. Called up in late July of last year, Harvey and his blistering fastball (94.6 average velocity) currently sport a 31.3% strikeout rate and an ERA- of 25 â€” no, not 75, 25.Â In 2013, Harvey has made four starts, lasting at least seven innings in each appearance. He has...
The Mets and Dodgers start a series tomorrow night as the Mets look to build off of a series win against the Nationals. The Mets are catching the Dodgers at a good time as several players are struggling and moral is low. The Dodgers catch the Mets at an interesting time as they just beat two of the better pitchers in baseball (Strasburg, Zimmermann) and the Mets will get another...