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Projecting Mets’ Bullpen When Mejia Returns

Although Bobby Parnell has pitched well for the Mets since coming off the disabled list, I’m figuring Jenrry Mejia will assume to the set-up role to Jeurys Familia when he’s activated from his suspension next week. I thought the Mets would sever ties with Mejia after he was nailed for PEDs, but the erratic performance of their bullpen made that implausible. However, should the...
Via New York Mets Report
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Suspended Mets Reliever Jenrry Mejia Moved to Triple-A Las Vegas

New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia will continue his trek back to the big leagues from a doping suspension in Triple-A Las Vegas. Mejia pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts on June 29 in his first Triple-A appearance with Las Vegas, after previously pitching for the Gulf Coast Mets. He will have about a week with the 51s while he waits for his suspension to end on...
Via Baseball Essential
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets activate Daniel Murphy from DL

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets activated infielder Daniel Murphy from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday night and put him in the cleanup spot, hoping he will bring a much-needed jolt to an offense that has had major difficulties scoring runs. Murphy has been out with a left quadriceps strain since June 5. He will play third base with fellow All-Star David Wright still out with stenosis...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Mets Are Still Paying Bobby Bonilla A Ton Each Year, And The Reason Why Is Rather Weird

Bobby Bonilla's yearly Mets salary is pretty wild. Here's how much he is being paid in comparison to pitchers on the roster.
Via Gamedayr
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Steven Matz has hero named after him at Long Island deli (pics)

Steven Matz has been something of a local hero in Long Island for some time now. Growing up as a highly touted pitching prospect at Ward Melville High School in Stony Brook, the New York Mets’ newest phenom has been on the locals’ radar for years. The pitcher, in fact, has been such a known figure...Read More The post Mets’ Steven Matz has hero named after him at Long Island...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Professor: The Matz Hysteria

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 227, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodbaseball) and Dan Marcus (@DanMarcus3) talk about some trending hitters and pitchers. Topics include: Thoughts on Steven Matz’s debut start Whether Collin McHugh can be trusted again Chase Anderson’s rest of season prognosis Why Mitch Moreland is a top waiver wire add Real or Fake...
Via Baseball Professor
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Terry Collins: 'We're at a critical point'

The New York Mets' mission to remain in contention for the top spot in the NL East is about hit rugged ground. Manager Terry Collins is well aware. "We're at a critical point,"Collins said as the Mets enter their toughest stretch of the season. July is slated to be an arduous month for the team. After finishing out a series against the Cubs, the Mets hit the road to face the Los...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Assessing Trade Value Of Jon Niese

With the emergence of Steven Matz, expect the Mets to ratchet up their intent to trade from their pitching depth to bolster their anemic offense. The Mets would dearly like to find a taker or two for Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon on the major league level; Dillon Gee in the minors; and Rafael Montero, who has spent much of the season on the disabled list. NIESE: What is his value...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Mets being too patient at the plate?

Old fish, skunks and wet dog. These putrid stenches somehow reek less than the 2015 Mets offense. There’s just no other way a baseball team with that type of pitching is hovering around .500. Comparing the Mets to 29 other Major League teams, their 276 runs scored is only better than three other teams. Stellar pitching continues to outweigh suspect defense for a 24.1 dWAR, but...
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Mets Minor League Recap: Recker Ties Game In 9th, Cessa Sparkles

  Las Vegas (45-32) 4, Sacramento 3 F/10 Walk-Off After scoring 33 runs in their last three games the 51′s were being held scoreless until the bottom of the the 9th when Wilfredo Tovar led off the inning with a single and moved to 3rd on a pick-off attempt error. Brooks Conrad came up after Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out and had the first of two big at bats of the day when he tied...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: A Grand Bounceback

Everybody, please welcome Curtis Granderson back to fantasy relevance! The 34-year-old won’t have you mistake him for his days with the Yankees when he was a threat to hit 40 home runs every season, but he’s improved his results from previous years to the extent that he’s ownable in most fantasy formats. That continued in recent games with a four home run week, two of which...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets aiming for Daniel Murphy to return on Tuesday

After nearly an entire month without having him in the lineup, the New York Mets are expecting infielder Daniel Murphy to return to the team this week. Manager Terry Collins told reporters that he is anticipating Murphy to reunite with the club Tuesday, when the Mets play the Cincinnati Reds at home. While he usually played second base, Murphy is expected to play third base upon...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matz brings the bats

Lucas Duda, the Mets' primary number three hitter, has four RBI in the last two weeks. Steven Matz had four RBI in his major league debut.Michael Cuddyer, the Mets' primary cleanup hitter, has one RBI in the last two weeks. Matz doubled that total in his first at bat.The Mets starting rotation of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Jon Niese, Bartolo Colon and Matz now has...
Via Subway Squawkers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Matz’s historical debut for the New York Mets

When the New York Mets called up top left-handed pitching prospect Steven Matz earlier this week, they thought they were getting a stud pitcher who could help them be successful in their quest to have an unorthodox 6-man rotation. Today, the 24 year old out of New York proved he is more than just a great arm for the Mets’ rotation. Matz did pitch a solid 7.2 innings against the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Granderson Stays Hot, Blasts 13th Home Run

Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson has been one of the few bright spots recently for the Mets offense. On Friday, he hit his 12th home run which led helped the Mets to a narrow 2-1 win over the Reds at Citi Field. On Saturday, Granderson stayed hot and doubled in the first and then hit an opposite field home run with two outs in the third inning. It was the 250th career home run...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

On Curtis Granderson batting leadoff for the Mets

They say home run hitters typically get them in bunches. Those of us who remember Dave Kingman sadly will recall that he blasted five homers in the seven games before he was hurt back in 1976, ending his best chance to make a run at Roger Maris. Well, right now Curtis Granderson has hit five homers in his last seven games – if you’re ready to count Saturday’s suspended...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Now Eye Tuesday For Daniel Murphy To Return

Infielder Daniel Murphy, who was initially expected to return from the disabled list this weekend, is now expected to return on Tuesday, Terry Collins told reporters on Saturday. While playing third base, Murphy went 2-for-4 on Saturday with a double and two RBI for High-A St. Lucie. Over his last two rehab games he is 6-for-9 with three doubles, two runs scored, and four RBI. “We’re...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ slide may get Terry Collins fired, but team isn’t good

Well, at least the Mets didn’t have a winless road trip. That’s probably the best takeaway from Thursday’s 2-0 victory over the Brewers, which mercifully ended a seven-game losing streak and avoided the indignity of losing all eight games of a road spin through Toronto, Atlanta and Milwaukee. However, salvaging one victory puts just a speck of shine on what has been a...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A First Look at Steven Matz

The Mets have an embarrassment of riches in their starting rotation. Jacob deGrom has seemingly become one of the best pitchers in baseball, and Matt Harvey has pitched very well in his first half-season since returning from injury. Behind them, Noah Syndergaard has shown flashes of dominance over his first eight starts in the majors, […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The State of Juan Lagares’ Defense

Among the many complains of Mets fans at the moment is that the defense hasn’t been doing enough to support a pitching staff that carries the burden of trying to do everything. It stands to reason, if you’re going to be built first and foremost around run prevention, you’d want to do as much as […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: infield realignment coming

Everyone and their mother knows about the New York Mets’ injury troubles. It’s forced the Mets to play around with their infield alignment with Ruben Tejada being the primary mover, getting some time at third base, second base and the occasional game at shortstop. Most recently, Tejada has been playing almost everyday at third base as a result of Daniel Murphy‘s absence. However...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets and the boring approach

The Mets have lost seven games in a row. It’s never a good time to lose seven games in a row, but a particularly bad time is when the rival Nationals decide to win five games in a row. So it is that the Mets have ceded control of the National League East, falling perilously […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Sandy Alderson and his New York mess

Recent road games for the New York Mets have been uneventful for the metropolitan franchise. Within the last seven road outings this month, the Mets trudged to a sloppy 0-7 record as they fell to second place in the National League East, behind the Washington Nationals. At the moment, a 36-37 record is not something to be worried about, but as the team heads into July with match...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumored Baez for Niese deal could work for Mets

Bear with me for a moment, but let’s imagine the Mets are not in a deep freefall with no end in sight. Let’s assume they didn’t cough up an 11-0 streak and could hit their way out of a paper bag. Pretend the New York Mets are legitimate playoff contenders this season. Better isn’t it? Unfortunately, we’ve still got a quandary on our hands. The Mets have way too much starting...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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