Found August 24, 2013 on
While he is not lighting the world on fire in Las Vegas, eventually Ruben Tejada will be called backed up to the majors when rosters expand in September. From there, what kind of role can we expect of Tejada once he arrives?
Obviously, nothing should be handed to Tejada, as he has been horrible from the get go this season. He has struggled mightily in both Las Vegas and in the majors. With the Mets, Tejada has posted a measly .209/.267/.262 slash line, while in Vegas, it isn’t that much better: .267/ .267/.262
However, do the Mets really consider current shortstop Omar Quintanilla part of the future? Probably not. It actually is a position the Mets will probably want to upgrade in the offseason, as both Tejada and Quintanilla are clearly not cutting it, at least from an offensive perspective.
So, with both players struggling, and with no other great options in the minors, it seems at the very least that Terry Collins should go with a platoon.
While Collins has expressed his love fo...
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If the New York Mets are to win this weekend, today is their best chance, with Matt Harvey starting. The sad thing, is that feeling comes with the statistical backdrop of a 13-12 record in his starts this season, including the Mets going 6-10 in his last 16 starts.
HARVEY: What’s he really think about his support?
Harvey has a 2.67 ERA with a 119-to-17 strikeouts-to-walks ration...
SNY has the same tired rotation of games for Mets Classics that we have seen, oh, about 100 million times.
Cone K’s 19 against the Phillies in 1991 or Agbayani hits the Grand Slam in Japan to give the 2000 Mets their first win of the season.
To quote the legendary New Jersey Nets player Derek Coleman: “Whoop de damn do.”
No offense to those games, they are in their own way...
While it may still be a long shot for David Wright to return from the DL this season, he sure isn't keeping the odds from allowing him to try. Wright has been working hard on his rehab and is starting to make progress. Whether that progress is enough to get him back on the field this season remains to be seen, but it's a start.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New...
In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, the New York Mets today announced the club agreed to terms with righthanded pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on a one-year contract. Matsuzaka will wear #16 and will start tomorrow’s night game against Detroit. A corresponding move will be announced prior to tomorrow’s game.
Matsuzaka, 32, pitched...
The Mets selected left-handed high school pitcher Steven Matz in the 2nd round (72nd overall) of the 2009 MLB Draft. He came in at 16th overall in the MMN Mid-Season Top-25 Prospect list.
Matz, now 22, is a local kid– growing up in East Setauket, NY and attending Ward Melville High School. In his senior season he struck out a mind-blowing 81 batters in just 44 innings while allowing...
As of 9:00am EST today, here are today’s Mets minor league starting pitchers:
Fresno Grizzlies @ Las Vegas 51s 10:05pm EST
TBD vs. Rafael Montero (5-3, 3.27 ERA)
PCL League Scoreboard
Montero’s last start wasn’t like his last four, but he still pitched pretty well. On August 20th against Salt Lake, he allowed two runs on eight hits, two walks, and three strikeouts in five...
The Mets signed 16 year old Ricardo Cespedes yesterday, actually on his 16th birthday. Cespedes just made the cut to be signed this year by 8 days. If he was 8 days younger, teams would not be able to sign him until next July.
According to Baseball America, Cespedes has “a nice swing and a line-drive, gap-to-gap approach”. The Mets reached an agreement with him in July but had...
Detroit Tigers at New York Mets
Citi Field • 1:10 PM
Rick Porcello (9-7, 4.52) vs Dillon Gee (9-8, 3.60)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Marlon Byrd - RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Justin Turner – 3B
Juan Lagares – CF
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Dillon Gee – RHP
Dillon Gee has been one of the best pitchers in baseball...
The Mets send newly acquired Daisuke Matsuzaka, a recent re-’Graduate’ to the major leagues, to the mound against the Detroit Tigers’ Doug Fister at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Matsuzaka surely hopes his second-chance is more than a ‘Semi-Charmed Life’. Did I mention Third Eye Blind is playing a post-game concert? ‘Jumper.’
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Las Vegas 9, Fresno 8
The Las Vegas 51s scored twice in the ninth inning today against visiting Fresno to force extra innings, winning in the 10th on Eric Campbell’s game-ending RBI single for a 9-8 victory.
Brandon Hicks went 2-for-3 with four RBIs for Las Vegas, knocking a two-out, two-run double in the ninth inning to force extra innings. Hicks and Campbell combined for five...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Max Scherzer outpitched Matt Harvey in their All-Star rematch, striking out 11 and hitting a stunning RBI double that sent the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday.
Scherzer (19-1) joined Rube Marquard in 1912 and Roger Clemens in 2001 as the only major league pitchers to win 19 of their first 20 decisions in a season.
Andy Dirks had...