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Carlos Torres Rebounds, But Vegas Bullpen Blows Lead In 5-2 Loss

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...
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May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Wheeler Is Dealing, Hampson Is Back, Mejia Is Really Mejia

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...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Hampton and Johnson taken off 40-man roster, become free agents

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: “Johnson’s...
Via MetsZilla
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

I Might Be Wrong, But… 10-21-12 – Winter Stats – Gerry Hunsicker, Sandy Alderson, Robert Carson, John Holdzkom, Justin Hampson, Brandon Nimmo, Adam 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,...
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Hope To Continue Fireworks Againts Phils: Mets Lineup V. Phillies - July 4, 2012

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...
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July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Recall Red Hot Jordany Valdespin, DFA Justin Hampson

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. Hampson...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Do The Mets Need Relief? It May Be Closer Than You Think

Citi Bound? 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? What...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Hampson also returning

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...
Via Mets Fever
March 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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