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Matt Harvey’s Twitter account is no more

Matt Harvey's Twitter account was deleted shortly after the ace posted a picture of himself giving the middle finger salute.
Via Gamedayr
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Happy Anniversary? Matt Harvey posts pic of himself giving the finger (photo)

On Oct. 22, 2013, Matt Harvey went under the knife and had Tommy John surgery performed on his right elbow. The New York Mets pitcher elected to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the significant surgical procedure on Tuesday by posting a photo of himself in a hospital bed giving the camera the finger. An odd […] The post Happy Anniversary? Matt Harvey posts pic of himself...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey celebrates surgery anniversary with middle finger

Tuesday marked the sixth month anniversary of New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey undergoing Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old righthander acknowledged the milestone on Twitter with a somewhat inappropriate picture that he quickly deleted. We can understand why Harvey thought better of leaving the photo on his Twitter page, but everyone should also be able […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Granderson is Veering Toward the Precipice

Precipice: prec·i·pice noun : A point where danger, trouble, or difficulty begins We’re closing in on the end of the first month of the season and right fielder Curtis Granderson is batting .121 with just eight hits and a .451 OPS in 76 plate appearances. It’s that time of the year when statisticians drum up things like “Granderson will need to bat .375 the rest of this season...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is more Anthony Recker a good thing?

Anthony Recker is a big man with a ton of natural power. When he crushes a home run over the left field wall, it can be easy to think a guy like that needs more playing time. Add in that he’s improved himself into a very well-rounded defensive backstop while Travis d’Arnaud has struggled both at and behind the plate this year, and the case for Recker getting more playing time...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets recall Bobby Abreu from Triple-A

The New York Mets have recalled outfielder Bobby Abreu from Triple-A Las Vegas. Abreu, 40, signed a minor league deal with the Mets after failing to crack the roster of the Philadelphia Pillies this spring. Since being stationed at Triple-A, the former All-Star has put together a .395/.489/.579 line with a home run. In order to make room fro Abreu the Mets sent Andrew Brown to Triple...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which Current Met Is The Best Option For Closer?

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York asked three scouts who cover the Mets which young pitcher in the organization would be the best choice to close if the Mets needed someone in the next few months? The options presented were Gonzalez Germen, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero, Jeff Walters or someone else. Here are their responses: Scout 1: ”Familia may be...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvey Takes Another Step Forward In Return

Matt Harvey took another step forward in his rehab from Tommy John surgery on Friday, according to a report in the Daily News. Harvey is now tossing on flat ground from 90 feet as he continues to work his way back. The next step in his rehab will be to throw from 120 feet, Harvey said. He is hoping that he can throw off a mound by June, at which point the injured ace will stay in...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy in the cleanup spot and optimizing the lineup

On Sunday, Terry Collins did some interesting shuffling of the Mets lineup.  What it essentially boiled down to was he flipped Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy in the two and four holes, a somewhat confusing swap.  Collins’ reasons for the change were, as Ron Darling put it, strange. He said that he made the change because Granderson has a good track record hitting in the...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Prospect Hub’s Full-Season Pitchers Rankings & ETA’s

Editors Note: Check out more of Tejesh’s fantastic work covering the Mets minor league system over at his website, Mets Prospect Hub and his first Down on the Farm report for the Stache will be on May 18th. *Numbers in parenthesis are MPHs Preseason Prospect Rankings. Las Vegas 51s (1)Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard is the Mets top prospect and is poised to make his major league...
Via The Daily Stache
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Vic Black be the Mets closer by season’s end?

The 2014 season didn’t get off to a fast start for Vic Black.  In ten spring training appearances, Black pitched to a 5.79 ERA and 2.46 WHIP in 9.1 IP, a showing that promptly had him demoted to minor league camp much earlier than anyone could have expected.  Fans and upper management envisioned Black as a key component to this year’s bullpen, but with his setback in spring...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Granderson Finally Does Something

Curtis Granderson got $60 million dollars on a 4-year deal and there hasn’t been much return on that investment so far for the Mets. Granderson is supposed to be the Mets clean-up hitter and team with David Wright to give New York a sold one-two pitch in the middle of the line-up.  Instead, Granderson has at times this season been close to an automatic out. The former Yankee has...
Via Sports Blog Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Mets Need To Give Daniel Murphy A Contract Extension Now

For some reason, there has been this vibe around the New York Mets that second baseman Daniel Murphy is all but a lock to be traded in the off season because “he’ll cost too much”. According to Cot’s Baseball Contracts, the Mets only have $54 million committed to next year’s roster, not including raises to arbitration eligible players such as Lucas Duda, Bobby Parnell,...
Via The Daily Stache
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Ruben Tejada Been Unlucky in 2014?

New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada has been the subject of abject criticism in recent months for his underwhelming performance. The 24-year-old Panamanian is off to a slow start both offensively and defensively, but there may be reason to believe his offensive production has been the result of bad luck. Tejada entered Sunday’s finale against the Atlanta Braves hitting a meager .184...
Via Around Citi
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why tonight’s game is crucial for the New York Mets

The New York Mets’ Citi Field struggles continued last night in quite the ugly fashion. Nothing went well yesterday for the (not so) Amazin’s. The Mets got outplayed in nearly every phase of the game. Offensively, they couldn’t get a hit off of journeyman Aaron Harang; defensively, Travis d’Arnaud made a costly run-scoring error in the 8th; and in the pitching department...
Via NYMetsLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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