MMO Game Recap: Athletics 6, Mets 2

The New York Mets (59-68) took on the Oakland Athletics (74-51) tonight at Coliseum for the first game of a short two game series, with Dillon Gee taking on Scott Kazmir. What you should know: The Mets got on the scoreboard first this evening, as Travis d’Arnaud launched his eleventh home run of the season, making it 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning. Oakland answered back...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Travis d’Arnaud: The catcher we’ve been waiting for

This is what we’ve been waiting for since we made the R.A. Dickey trade. Travis d’Arnaud has not only finally put it all together, but he’s been much more than a league average starting catcher for the last two months. Since his recall after his demotion, d’Arnaud has put up a slash line of .273/.318/.503/.822 with 7 HRs and a wRC+ of 127. That wRC+ over the full season...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki is ready to replace Anthony Recker

First off, kudos to Anthony Recker on a three-run blast that essentially won the game for the Mets on Monday. Now onto why he needs to go. It is a generally accepted idea that managers don’t expect great things from their backup catchers. What they need is someone who can handle the defense and who knows the pitching staff. Offensive production is usually just icing on the cake...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Recker, Niese lead Mets over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Slumping Anthony Recker hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer, Jonathon Niese pitched seven sharp innings and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Monday. Darin Ruf hit a two-run shot for the last-place Phillies. Niese (6-8) gave up two runs on five hits to earn his first win since June 28. The lefty was 0-4 with a 6.04 ERA in his previous five starts...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Phillies 3

On the strength of a clutch three-run homer by backup catcher Anthony Recker, the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 5-2 this afternoon at Citizens bank Park. Jon Niese started for the Mets and went seven innings allowing just two runs on five hits, while walking three and striking out five. His one miscue was letting up a two run homer by left fielder Darin Ruff....
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ Oswaldo Arcia Succeeds In Destroying Bat Over His Knee (Video)

We’ve seen many players in the MLB attempt to break their bats this season, and the results have been varied. New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker and Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison, for example, both succeeded in splintering their lumber, while the likes of Bryce Harper and Carlos Gomez both failed rather miserably. Harper and Gomez should take notes from Oswaldo...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s working and what’s not at each position

Hope is slowly being restored into the ball club and the Mets’ fans as the last three of the four games were hard won. Yet the possibility of a 2011 Rays happening to the Mets is never far from reality, so the front office will have to make some tough decisions soon. Perhaps trade away some players or possibly drop dead weight and call-up promising prospects. Regardless, this is...
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers finish road trip 1-6 after loss to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) -- Zack Wheeler breezed into the seventh inning, Anthony Recker hit a three-run homer in a five-run first and the New York Mets beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 Sunday for a series win. Lucas Duda had an RBI double and Juan Lagares a run-scoring single in the Mets' biggest opening inning of the season, with all the runs scoring with two outs. New York then got only one...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki Joins Las Vegas

Updated June 24 It is official.  Adam Rubin of ESPN is reporting that Kevin Plawecki has been promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. It must have been an exciting day for the Mets catching prospect as he was named the the MLB Future’s game earlier on, and now has made his next step towards the majors. Plawecki tweeted: “What a day! Excited to join the @LasVegas51s on Thursday! #LGM”...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Plawecki Could Be Heading to Las Vegas Soon

Adam Rubin of ESPN, has been told by sources that catching prospect Kevin Plawecki may be promoted to Triple-A very soon.  With Travis d’Arnaud set to return, Plawecki, if promoted, should see a majority of time behind the plate for the 51′s not matter which catcher is coming back. Plawecki has been tremendous in Binghamton this season, hitting at an average of .329 with six...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

D’Arnaud Expected To Re-Join Mets During Oakland Series

June 23 – 10:00 am Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Travis d’Arnaud is expected to be promoted during the Oakland series. A team insider also told that team officials were still weighing which catcher, Anthony Recker or Taylor Teagarden, would be dropped once d’Arnaud is promoted. A team source also told the NY Daily News that Kevin Plawecki, will...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Recker or Teagarden?

With the return of Travis d’Arnaud to the Mets so close we can smell it, which one of Anthony Recker or Taylor Teagarden is sent packing back to Triple-A? Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, examines the move the Mets are going to have to make very soon.  All signs point to Recker being the odd man out when the move is made. Terry Collins stated that he thinks that Teagarden is...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Travis d’Arnaud gaining confidence in Vegas

Met fans had been excited to see Travis d’Arnaud since R.A. Dickey (then the reigning Cy Young winner) was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays.  It was expected that the Mets gave the keys to the starting catching position over and wished him well.  After a few short months it was clear to most people watching that Anthony Recker (the backup catcher) had greatly outplayed d’Arnaud...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets Catcher Anthony Recker Breaks Bat Over Knee (Video)

Times are tough in Flushing, N.Y. The New York Mets are in the midst of another losing season, so frustration is mounting. Not only was relief pitcher Carlos Torres visibly angry with himself last night, but catcher Anthony Recker joined in on the antics. In the bottom of the 11th inning, Recker came up with a bases-loaded opportunity and a chance to send the Mets home with a win...
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Frustration On Full Display Last Night

Mets frustration was on full display in the last 24 hours particularly for David Wright, Anthony Recker and even Matt Harvey who isn’t even on the active roster. This may have been best illustrated during the bottom of the 11th inning in last night’s loss to the Brewers. With the bases loaded and one out, the Mets were a hit or even a warning track flyball from a walk-off victory...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

This Team Exhausts Me

Above you see Carlos Torres turning the figurative pain of the Met fan … and making it literal. The Mets lost another one of “those” games on Thursday … a 5-1 13 inning loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Torres was the losing pitcher after he was asked to overextend himself in the 13th and gave up a two run homer to Jonathan Lucroy. This came after the Mets couldn’t score in...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Recker breaks bat over knee in dugout after ejection

With the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, Mets catcher Anthony Recker had a chance to be a hero. Umpire Angel Hernandez decided that on a 2-2 pitch, a pitch that looked low was strike three and Recker was not too pleased about it. Here is your visual evidence of another happy player with one of the more famous umpires in baseball… And now this from RECKER...
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June 12, 2014  |  1 Comment

New York Mets Demote Travis d’Arnaud

d’Arnaud has been demoted to Triple A The Mets demotion of Travis d’Arnaud has created quite the stir within the organization. While the organization believes the demotion will allow d’Arnaud to work on his swing, he’s hitting .180 this season, the bigger issue is the current state of the Mets catching. There is no question that d’Arnaud has struggled at the plate, by what...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

d’Arnaud is Demoted to AAA-Las Vegas

After the Mets lost a brutal game to the Giants where an Anthony Recker bad throw to first base could not complete a strikeout of Angel Pagan helped lead the Giants towards a win, Travis d’Arnaud was sent down to AAA. Roster note: The Mets option Travis d'Arnaud to Las Vegas (AAA). — New York Mets (@Mets) June 8, 2014 Lets be honest folks, d’Arnaud has been basically over...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Giants 5, Mets 4 In Crushing Defeat

The Mets just lost in stunning fashion to the San Francisco Giants who scored two ninth inning runs to clinch 5-4 victory in front of a packed house at AT&T Park. Mets closer Jenrry Mejia came on to pitch the ninth with the team up 4-3. He struck out the first batter Angel Pagan, but the ball got away from Anthony Recker and his throw to Lucas Duda at first base was late, as...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

D’Arnaud Batting .180, Calls His Performance “Unacceptable”

Travis d’Arnaud went 0-for-3 on Friday night and grounded into a pair of double plays as the Mets fell to the Giants by the score of 4-2. After the game, a dejected d’Arnaud told reporters, “I got to be better than this. This is unacceptable to me.” D’Arnaud has just four hits in his last 41 plate appearances, batting .113 during that 11 game span, is hitting .180/.271...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitter: When do Mets Consider Demoting Travis d’Arnaud?

After Friday night’s game in San Francisco, Mets’ catcher Travis d’Arnaud is now sporting a pathetic .180/.271/.273 slash line. Yuck! Ever since being the centerpiece in the trade for R.A. Dickey with the Toronto Blue Jays, we have been led to believe that d’Arnaud was one of the better, if not the best, catching prospects in baseball and that he would become a staple in...
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Is It Time To Demote Travis d’Arnaud?

I can’t even begin to count the number of emails, comments and questions I get every week from Mets fans regarding outfielder Chris Young. But running a close second is Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud. The sentiments range anywhere from bewilderment to frustration to out and out anger. “I’m going to throw a brick at my TV the next time I hear how great he frames pitches.”...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Dice-K On Hill, Abreu, Tejada, Recker Get Nods Tonight

The Mets continue their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at historic Wrigley Field tonight at 8:05 PM. Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0, 2.45 ERA) makes his second start of the season and will be opposed by Edwin Jackson (3-5, 4.81 ERA). Dice-K earned the win in his first start of the season against the Diamondbacks at Citi Field on May 25. He pitched 6.0 innings and allowed...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis d’Arnaud may be running out of rope

By all offensive measures, Travis d’Arnaud is failing to get it done. Never mind that he was a highly touted prospect for his hitting ability, let’s just look at him through the eyes of league averages as presented by Baseball-Reference. table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding...
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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