Albuquerque 5, Las Vegas 2
I wonder if I lit a fire under Carlos Torres when I questioned his employment status with the 51s when I covered his last start in disappointment. Torres was actually quite impressive on Monday evening, lasting six innings and allowing just four baserunners over that span. He allowed a run to cross the plate in the first on a ground-out, but was otherwise...
According to Carson Cistulli of Fangraphs, based on 2013 ZiPS projections, Mets top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler has the best projection of any pitcher expected to make his debut this season.
1. Zack Wheeler, RHP, New York Mets
2012 Line: 116.0 IP, 9.1 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, 0.2 HR/9, 2.80 FIP at Double-A
2013 ZiPS: 141.2 IP, 8.6 K/9, 4.4 BB/9, 0.7 HR/9, 1.9 WAR
Acquired by Mets originally...
The New York Mets have removed catcher Rob Johnson and left-handed pitcher Justin Hampson from the 40-man roster, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN Nee York. After clearing waivers, both players have elected free agency, according to Rubin.
Johnson, who appeared in 17 games for NY in 2012, collected 13 hits in 52 at-bats with four runs batted in:
According to Rubin:
Winter Stats Through Thursday, 10-18:
AFL – Surprise Saguaros:
OF Cesar Puello – .276/.323/.276/,598, 29-AB, 8-K, 0-BB
CF Darrell Ceciliani – .273/.346/.409/..755. 22-B, 6-K
RP Ryan Fraser – 0-0, 3.00, 1.33, 3.0-IP, 2-K, 0-BB
P Chase Huchington – 0-0, 0.00, 1.67, 3.0-IP, 2-K, 3-BB
RP Adam Kolarek – 0-2, 2.45, 2.45,...
Mets Roster Moves:
Jeremy Hefner was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Pedro Beato will join the Mets on Thursday.
Beato is 3-2 with a 1.12 ERA in 16 relief appearances with Buffalo this season. He has allowed 15 hits and walked nine (three intentionally) while striking out 18 in 24 innings.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis avoided landing on the disabled list before Wednesday's game despite...
Happy 4th of July to everyone out there. Today the Mets have a rare Wednesday matinee against the Phillies where they look to continue the fireworks that started last night with a blockbuster 11-1 win.
UPDATE: Nieuwenhuis will not be disabled. Justin Hampson was DFA'd
It is expected that last night's late scratch, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, will be put on the disabled list. Jordany...
Valdespin’s walk-off single keys Bisons’ comeback last night.
The Mets have designated Justin Hampson for assignment and recalled Jordany Valdespin fron Triple-A Buffalo.
Valdespin, 24, has been on hot streak at Buffalo and is batting .333 in his last ten games with two homeruns, eight RBI and four stolen bases. For the season he has a .289 average in 136 at-bats.
With the Mets obvious need for quality relief pitching, especially in pressure situations, what would you say if I told you there was a guy who could step in and step up, and do a fantastic job for the Mets right now? What if I told you he wouldn’t cost anything, not in salary or in players or compensation,but would merely have to be added to the 40-man ML roster?
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It's a bit of old news but other then a forum I frequent I hadn't seen this mentioned, so I thought it should be passed along. Just before spring training the Mets re-signed Justin Hampson. The 31 y/o lefty had two solid years in the Padres pen and last year put up decent numbers in Buffalo.For two consecutive seasons (2007-2008) he posted solid numbers out of the Padres...