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Gilmartin, Montero, Verrett Could Fill Sixth Starter Role

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets could turn to one of Sean Gilmartin or Logan Verrett as a sixth starter during the first half of the season. I would also add Rafael Montero into that equation as well. That is based on comments made by general manager Sandy Alderson on Wednesday, who said the organization plans to strategically use a sixth starter to keep their...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Throws Perfect Inning In Dominican League

  Rafael Montero had his best outing in the Dominican Winter League last night for the Leones del Escogido in their 7-2 victory that puts them in the Championship series against the Tigres del Licey. Montero pitched a perfect 8th inning with two strikeouts and picked up his second hold of the postseason. Both strikeouts came swinging, one was Washington Nationals OF/1B Tyler...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Makes Second Dominican League Appearance

  Rafael Montero returned to the mound last in the 7th inning for the Leones del Escogido to face three hitters. The first batter he faced was Abraham Almonte (Cleveland Indians) who ground out... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero and the 2016 season

Rafael Montero broke out in the minor leagues in 2012 and 2013 with impressive seasons. He was considered to be one of the strong starters the Mets had in their back pocket, as the organization had many prospects working their way to the major leagues. Since the Mets have called up those prospects, Montero has struggled to find a role with in the big league ball club. With Bartolo...
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Sources: Rafael Montero Makes Winter Ball Debut Tonight

According to multiple sources I talked to on Tuesday, RHP Rafael Montero will make his Dominican Winter League debut on Thursday pitching for the Leones del Escogido in the Parallel League. The Parallel League is like the minor league feeder system for the younger players to get some experience. If all goes well Montero could pitch on Monday in the last game of the season or in...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets News: New York calling up Rafael Montero

The New York Mets recently lost Jacob deGrom to the injury bug and have called up Rafael Montero to fill his spot in the rotation. With Montero already spending time in the big leagues this season it was an expected move by the Mets.Rafael Montero made his major league debut in 2014 where he made four starts, posting a 5.40 ERA in 20 innings pitched. Montero is heading back to the...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t forget to include Rafael Montero in the dream rotation

Tuesday night I missed the first two innings of the game against the Nationals, meaning Zack Wheeler’s worst was already behind him. It was not a great game by any stretch of the imagination, yet Wheeler battled and turned in another fine performance if judged only by the final results. Wheeler and Jacob deGrom have given the Mets two pitchers who consistently give the Mets...
August 06, 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...
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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

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