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ANTHONY RECKER RUMORS

Recker Looks to Catch on in Cleveland as a Reserve Backstop Option

Last offseason, the Cleveland Indians added a pair of MLB veteran backup catchers to the organization, just in case something went wrong with Yan Gomes or Roberto Perez during the 2015 season. Just five games and six days into the regular season, one of the newest Indians, Rajai Davis, slid into home plate while a member of the Detroit Tigers and hit the left heel of Gomes, which...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Recker Signs With Cleveland Indians

  Former Mets catcher Anthony Recker has signed with the Cleveland Indians on a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Earlier this off-season he was outrighted off the Mets 40-man roster and elected free agency. He got into 32 games for New York in 2015, batting .125/.239/.213 with only a double and two homeruns (both in same game) in 80 at bats. Recker slugged...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: as team gets healthier what’s the next move?

The New York Mets have been decimated by injuries for most of this season so far. Despite the losses of some of the most important members of the team, the Mets have managed to put together a solid season, with a record of 24-18 and only half a game out of first place in the division despite an offense that goes through lengthy cold spells. Though the absences have been lengthy...
Via isportsweb.com
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki is ready to replace Anthony Recker

First off, kudos to Anthony Recker on a three-run blast that essentially won the game for the Mets on Monday. Now onto why he needs to go. It is a generally accepted idea that managers don’t expect great things from their backup catchers. What they need is someone who can handle the defense and who knows the pitching staff. Offensive production is usually just icing on the cake...
Via Mets360.com
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets Catcher Anthony Recker Breaks Bat Over Knee (Video)

Times are tough in Flushing, N.Y. The New York Mets are in the midst of another losing season, so frustration is mounting. Not only was relief pitcher Carlos Torres visibly angry with himself last night, but catcher Anthony Recker joined in on the antics. In the bottom of the 11th inning, Recker came up with a bases-loaded opportunity and a chance to send the Mets home with a win...
Via NESN.com
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Amazin’ Backup Plan: Mets Improve To 6-0 When Recker Starts

Once again, backup catcher Anthony Recker found himself on the receiving end of another masterful pitching performance – this time by Dillon Gee – who tossed eight shutout innings in the Mets 4-0 win against the Marlins on Sunday. With yesterday’s performance, Recker lowered his Catcher’s ERA to 2.54, the eighth-best mark in the majors and nearly two runs better than starting...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Are A Perfect 5-0 When Recker Is Starting Catcher

I wanted to update this post with something ESPN’s Mark Simon pointed out about Mets backup catcher Anthony Recker. Mets pitchers continue to put up great numbers with Recker catching. Their ERA is 2.78 and opponents’ batting average is .204 when he is behind the dish. Additionally, the Mets are a perfect 5-0 when Recker is the starting catchier. When Recker made the Opening...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Recker Proving To Be Solid Backup Catcher

When Anthony Recker made the Opening Day roster in 2013, I thought to myself: “Who on earth is this guy?” The now 30 year old backstop for the Mets is making a case for staying in Flushing for the near future. Anthony Recker had played in only 27 games in his major league career, in stints with the Cubs and the Athletics, before signing with the Mets before the 2013 season. Early...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Is more Anthony Recker a good thing?

Anthony Recker is a big man with a ton of natural power. When he crushes a home run over the left field wall, it can be easy to think a guy like that needs more playing time. Add in that he’s improved himself into a very well-rounded defensive backstop while Travis d’Arnaud has struggled both at and behind the plate this year, and the case for Recker getting more playing time...
Via Mets360.com
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Have Catching Concerns

Of all the New York Mets’ questions entering spring training, perhaps the most intriguing is at catcher, where an inexperienced Travis d’Arnaud is the starter without a veteran mentor. Last year, he had John Buck. However, when d’Arnaud was injured, the job became Buck’s with young Anthony Recker as back-up. By the time d’Arnaud was ready for Citi Field, Buck was heading...
Via New York Mets Report
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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