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For those thinking Zack Wheeler will be the answer to the gaping hole in the Mets’ rotation, think again. He’s at Triple-A Las Vegas for a reason, and that being he’s not ready. Injuries to Johan Santana and Shaun Marcum will be handled without compromising Wheeler’s development.
WHEELER: Rocked last night.
Jeremy Hefner tonight against Miami and Aaron Laffey Sunday is what it is going to be. If they get through those starts intact, then they’ll get another.
“I don’t know what they have planned for me,’’ Wheeler told me in spring training when asked if there was a timetable for his promotion. “All I know is I have to keep working and improving.’’
Wheeler identified his growth obstacles as control and command of his secondary pitches, notably his change-up. He’s not able to consistently throw it for strikes, especially when behind in the count and hitters are sitting on a fastball.
“It’s a feel pitch,’’ Wheeler said. “It’s the toughest pitch for me to command. It takes a l
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John Buck and Marlon Byrd both had years to forget in 2012. Given their age – and a cynic might note, the fact that they both wound up on the Mets – things did not figure to improve all that much in 2013. After all, it’s hard to play baseball with a giant fork sticking out of your back. But a funny thing happened as both players turned in very impressive Grapefruit League...
What a game by Matt Harvey last night, and if you missed our interview with him on Monday, you should check it out. As we stated last night, this is exactly what aces are supposed to do.
The young right-hander went 7.0 innings and surrendered one hit last night, tied for the fewest he’s allowed in a single game in his career. He also went 7.0 innings and allowed
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The New York Mets cruised to an 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres behind the right arm of future star, Matt Harvey. Harvey looked absolutely filthy on Wednesday night. The 24-year-old dominated the Padres lineup allowing just one hit, with 10 strikeouts and two walks over seven scoreless innings of work, picking up his first victory of 2013 and first career win at Citi Field...
The Binghamton Mets scored the game-winning run without the aid of a hit and the bullpen provided four shutout innings of relief in a 2-1 victory over the Akron Aeros Friday night at Canal Park.
With the game tied and the bases loaded on two walks and a hit batsman in the top of the seventh, Wilfredo Tovar lifted a weak popup behind first base. Jose Ramirez raced over from second...
Conor Glassey of Baseball America did a very interesting Q&A session with Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous. Tanous had some cool insights into the world of scouting, touching on how technology, statistics, amateur showcases, and more have changed the world of scouting. Here is just a little bit of what he said:
Scouting is based on opinions, and it’s always said that you...
The Mets play their first division foe when they host the Marlins tonight. Jeremy Hefner gets the call for the 7:10 pm start.
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Las Vegas manager Wally Backman had some nice things to say about Mets catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud after his impressive debut last night against Sacramento.
In the 51′s season-opening 10-5 victory over the River Cats, the 25-year old prospect went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, a career-high four runs scored and an RBI.
“I think it’s just a matter of time before...
Jose Fernandez will make the jump from A-Ball to the majors when he makes his MLB debut against the Mets on Sunday afternoon.
The Mets begin their second series of the season against the new-look Miami Marlins today, in the first game of what will be a three-game set.
The Marlins, for the second offseason in a row, blew up what they had and started over. Last winter was a little...
Last Thursday night, Mets right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey did everything right. In his first start of the 2013 season, Harvey overpowered hitters with his fastball, dazzled with his slider, and kept them off balance with his changeup. Using these pitches in the right situations proved effective as Harvey allowed only one hit while striking out ten batters, and only giving up two...
Here is a photo of CM Punk throwing out the first pitch at Friday’s New York Mets baseball game:
I am realist enough to know that the Mets are not going to win 162 games and the Yankees are not going to lose 162 games. But losing two in a row to your hated rivals can’t sit well this early with the Yankees who really need to get off to a good start injuries not withstanding. Could you imagine if George Steinbrenner was still alive now and this happened …a press relaease would...
You know who'd take that trade?
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