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Former Met is your Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year

Thank goodness for Independent baseball. I've been writing about this for years and the stories of players finding success never ceases to amaze me.  The New York Mets drafted Chris Schwinden in the 22nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Since 2008, the Visalia, California native has been toiling in the minors for five different organizations, including the Mets, New York...
Via The GM's Perspective
24 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Arnaud Goes Deep, Schwinden Hammered, Vegas Blown Out 19-5

Colorado Springs 19, Las Vegas 5 Ouch. The Colorado Spring Sky Sox destroyed the Las Vegas 51s in Monday’s night affair, 19-5. Chris Schwinden got the start and struggled mightily – although it was not completely his fault. His final line says it all – 3.2 innings pitched with seven hits (two home runs) and four walks allowed. This all added up to eight runs allowed – although...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: 51s Can’t Overcome Bad Start From Chris Schwinden in 6-3 Loss

Fresno Grizzlies 6, Las Vegas 51s 3 The 51s (4-3) dropped a game to the Grizzlies on Wednesday night after Chris Schwinden was rocked for six runs. Schwinden got the start for Las Vegas and struggled to keep the ball in within the confines of the stadium, as he was taken deep three times over his mere four innings of work. He allowed eight hits overall – but he did manage not...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Schwinden Tosses Six Shutout Frames In Bisons 1-0 Win

While the offense struggled, Schwinden was solid again last night, throwing six shutout innings. In last night’s pitching duel in Buffalo between the Bisons and Syracuse Chiefs, the Bisons prevailed 1-0. Chris Schwinden got the start for Buffalo, looking to build off his dominant performance on Wednesday night, when he tossed seven innings and allowed only one run on three hits...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets claim RHP Schwinden off waivers

The New York Mets have reacquired right-hander Chris Schwinden, claiming him off waivers from the Yankees and optioning him to Triple-A Buffalo. In the last five weeks, Schwinden has been claimed off waivers by Toronto, Cleveland and the Yankees before the Mets got him back Thursday. Drafted by the Mets in 2008, Schwinden made three appearances - two starts - for New York and was...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jays claim RHP Schwinden on waivers from Mets

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed right-hander Chris Schwinden on waivers from the New York Mets. The Blue Jays also designated righty Daniel Farquhar for assignment on Saturday. The 25-year-old Schwinden made two starts and one relief appearance for the Mets this season, going 0-1 with a 12.46 ERA. He is 0-3 with a 6.98 ERA overall in the majors. Schwinden was 3-4 with a 2.59...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Looking for rotation help beyond Schwinden and Batista

I like Chris Schwinden and think with patience he could be a back-end starter or AAAA backup for most teams.  However if the Mets are going to try and stay relevant in the NL East and in the 2012 season they cannot continue to toss Chris out there every 5th day… at least not with the general quality of our other four starters.  So is there a solution externally or internally...
May 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Schwinden Struggles Again, Mets Lose 8-1 To Astros

Chris Schwinden struggled in yet another start, and the offense couldn’t put anything together in their 8-1 loss to the Houston Astros Recap The Chris Schwinden experiment had another rough day, with the final outcome being five runs on six hits in four innings, striking out one and walking two. Schwinden allowed two more home runs and has looked overmatched in his two starts...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Chris Schwinden a long-term solution for the rotation?

Chris Schwinden made his 2012 MLB debut this past Friday.  With <a href=””>Mike Pelfrey being shelved for the year… it’s likely to not be Schwinden’s last start with the big ballclub.  The question that Met fans are puzzling is, “Can our team win with this guy on the mound?” The answer is difficult...
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 2012 Chris Schwinden

2012 TOPPS HERITAGE CHRIS SCHWINDEN So I was going to tell you all about the 2012 Topps Heritage set. How it’s printed on sturdy throwback non-glossy stock, practically begging you to say “Got it, got it, got it, need it” while you thumb through a stack. How cards numbered 426 through 500 in the set are short printed, in tribute to the hard-to-find high-number series in the...
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

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