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Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

Rafael Montero completed his second minor league rehab start today with the St. Lucie Mets, tossing four scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four batters. Montero has been battling an oblique strain for a couple of weeks now. In mid-June, he left a start for Las Vegas after only five pitches. On July 9, Montero allowed one run in two innings for...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: The biggest question about Jack Leathersich

Jack Leathersich is a left handed relief pitcher with Binghamton.  He’s not a big guy and he doesn’t throw particularly hard, but his results are phenomenal.  He is the biggest strikeout threat in the Met farm system and could be just as important to the Met future as Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom or Rafael Montero.  Let’s take a look at...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Call-Ups: Montero vs. Syndergaard

With the trade deadline approaching, it is rumored that the Mets may be willing to shop around pitchers with the hope of acquiring a big time offensive contributor. The reason why the Mets can afford to make a maneuver like this is because they have a surplus of young pitching, and are in need of some offensive help. If a pitcher gets traded after the deadline, someone might need...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Syndergaard Nowhere Close To Debut, Mets Livid About Montero

  Back in Spring Training, the script was that Mets top pitching prospects Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard would both be fixtures in the rotation as the team finally took that giant leap forward into the future they’ve been talking about since the Winter of 2010. Scratch that. Both of the organization’s prized righthanders – one known for a blazing fastball and wicked...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Struggles Through Latest Start in Las Vegas

Questions regarding Rafael Montero will certainly start to surface after his latest outing on Monday night.  In his second start for Las Vegas after his demotion, Montero lasted just three innings giving up six runs.  It was his shortest outing all season in both the major leagues and the minor leagues. Montero worked fairly well in his first inning of work giving up just one hit...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets Rafael Montero To Make Debut In Subway Series

The “Subway Series” is poised to get even more interesting as New York Mets rookie Rafael Montero is slated to make his MLB debut on Wednesday against Masahiro Tanaka and company. Montero was promoted on the heels of the Mets assigning struggling starter Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen. Montero will be thrown directly into the fire as he toes the rubber opposite Tanaka. The Japanese...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: first pitching prospect gets call

It has been rumored and speculated about for a few days but Monday the New York Mets made it official; Rafael Montero will replace Jenrry Mejia in the starting rotation and start Wednesday. Mejia will not be demoted but instead will be moved to the bullpen. Rafael Montero has bumped Jenrry Mejia from the starting rotation Mejia got off to a fast start this season but has struggled...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Report: Rafael Montero shines in spring training debut

It’s finally baseball time and it feels so good to be watching Met baseball again.  For those paying attention there was a lot to be excited about in game one.  Let’s focus on the prospects trying to make their mark during spring training. Rafael Montero – He got the start and looked great.  The results were all there and you could see why he was getting them.  His fastball...
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Is Better Than Everyone Thinks

Rafael Montero is good. This isn’t breaking news. But with how quickly his name comes up in trade talks makes me wonder if people truly understand how good he really is. Let’s be honest—unless you subscribe to MilbTv, or live in one of the areas where Montero has played the past couple of years, it’s safe to say that most people have never seen him pitch. What they know about...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Not Go With Rafael Montero Now?

I understand the New York Mets’ position on wanting to delay Rafael Montero’s promotion to the major leagues so they can delay the arbitration process by a year. But, why? MONTERO: Why not? We’re talking up to six years down the road and who knows what the Mets’ financial landscape will be by then? Who knows what will become of Montero over the next half decade. Maybe he...
Via New York Mets Report
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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