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I read a comment this morning in our threads from one reader asking another why he left out Gee in his projected 2014 rotation. In addition to MMO, I spend a lot of time reading comment threads at MetsBlog and on other Mets Forums and I see that a lot. Mostly I see future Mets rotation projections looking a lot like this:
Missing are Dillon Gee and also Jenrry Mejia – who almost nobody sees as part of the rotation even though he’s the same age as Wheeler and younger than either Harvey or Niese.
Despite his incredible success at Double-A Binghamton, I’m not so sure that Syndergaard will be here before September of next year. He still has work to do on his secondary pitches and I’m sure the Mets will look to create some separation between these pitchers and not have them all here within a year of each other. That would mean having to deal with four arbitration cases and four pending free agency situations all within ...
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When this season started, everyone pointed to the Mets’ outfield as a major weakness. At the time, everyone wasn’t wrong. Coming out of Florida, the “set” lineup was Lucas Duda in left field, Collin Cowgill in center and a combination of Mike Baxter, Marlon Byrd and Jordany Valdespin manning right. Not exactly a group that will make you forget the power, speed and...
David Wright has said that without a doubt he will be back on the field in September for the New York Mets. For the sake of the Mets and the 2014 season, he should let his injured hamstring have extra time to heal for the touted 2014 New York Mets.
I know that David Wright isn’t the type of player to sit out if he feels like he is in playing shape; it’s one of the many reasons...
This is one reason why social media can be pretty cool these days. It’s always neat to see stuff we as fans don’t get to see every day. In this example, veteran Mets’ reliever LaTroy Hawkins snaps a little photo on the team plane following a win in Minneapolis this afternoon.
Hawk posted it on his Instagram feed, and it immediately became a runaway hit with Mets fans everywhere...
The New York Mets have plans on keeping the recently promoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud at the major league-level through season’s end after current starting catcher John Buck had recently left on paternity leave. Some were wondering if d’Arnaud would get sent back down once Buck returns but that may not be the case as the Mets plan to give d’Arnaud plenty of work. It is a...
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Landon Powell has joined the Furman University Baseball team as a volunteer assistant coach.
Furman University is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Their athletic department includes 20 Division-I teams, including baseball.
Powell most recently played in the Mets organization, spending all his time in Triple-A with the Las Vegas 51s...
19-year-old shortstop Gavin Cecchini‘s 16 game hit streak came to an end last night after he went 0-3 in game one of a double header against the Staten Island Yankees. Cecchini was one game shy of tying the Cyclone team record set by Lucas Duda in 2007.
The Mets top pick in the 2012 First Year Player Draft, Cecchini is hitting .302 this season with 10 RBI’s and 2 stolen bases...
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets
Alex Wood (2-2, 2.61) vs Jon Niese (5-6, 4.25)
Juan Lagares – CF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Andrew Brown – LF
Josh Satin – 1B
Justin Turner – SS
Wilmer Flores – 3B
John Buck – C
Jon Niese – LHP
Jeremy Hefner (partially torn MCL in his right elbow) appears headed for Tommy John surgery. Manager...
In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, The Mets have signed Daisuke Matsuzaka, as reported by Jon Heyman. Matsuzaka is expected to go right to the 25-man roster and join the starting rotation. He hasn’t pitched in the MLB since 2012 with the Red Sox.
He was pitching with the Triple-A affiliate for the Cleveland Indians — and was...
Dillon Gee and the Mets made their one-day stop in Minnesota today to settle some unfinished business, and the outcome was a good one to say the least.
The Mets struck first against Twins’ starter Kyle Gibson. Eric Young Jr. led off the game with a single, and after subsequent singles by Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis and Andrew Brown, the Amazins held a 1-0 lead.
The Twins may have...
Mets host the Braves for the last time this season in a brief two-game series. First game is underway at 7:10 PM
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Zack Wheeler once again zeroed in on the Atlanta Braves.
The Mets rookie beat the NL East leaders for the third time, pitching shutout ball into the seventh inning and sending New York past Atlanta 5-3 Tuesday night.
"I feel pretty comfortable against them," he said. "Not to bash them, but it was a pretty easy game plan."
Wheeler improved to 3-0 with a 2.89...
The Braves lead the Mets by 17.5 games in the NL East and own the best record in baseball but Zack Wheeler hasn’t given them an inch.
The young righthander earned the win in a 5-3 Mets victory over Atlanta on Tuesday at Citi Field and improved to 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA in three tries against the first place Braves this season. Overall he is 6-2 with a 3.49 ERA.
“I feel pretty...