New York Mets: projecting the rotation

Earlier in the month I gave you a lineup projection for the New York Mets. Today I will move on and project the starting rotation. Of course, as there is still plenty of time remaning in the offseason this is subject to change but I will include likely trades in my projections. 1. Matt Harvey, RHP Matt Harvey’s ERA in 2013 was a stellar 2.27, and he hopes to return to form in...
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What Would Have To Happen For Mets To Get Tulo

Bloggers and sports columnists have been all over the possible Troy Tulowitzki to the New York Mets story. Where it stands is that many say, “it’s definitely not happening” and others say, “it’s unlikely, maybe a 5-10% chance.” So the odds are pretty slim that something like this will go down. I thought I’d come at the question based on how far apart the two sides...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

With the Mets offseason essentially over, here’s my first stab at our projected Opening Day Roster. Starting Rotation Matt Harvey – The Mets ace will start the home opener. Jacob deGrom – Look for Act II to be just as special. Jon Niese – No way Mets go with five righties in rotation. Zack Wheeler – Must reduce pitch counts, but young and improving. Bartolo Colon ...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Mets’ Opening Day Roster

As much as they are trying to trade Dillon Gee, realistically I believe the Mets are done for the winter and will hibernate until spring training. They might pull something off with Gee, but I doubt he will bring back much substance. Whether it is Gee, Bartolo Colon or Jon Niese, they aren’t likely to make a worthwhile deal until the trade deadline. There are too many free agents...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Who starts for the New York Mets on Opening Day?

Terry Collins told the Post that there is a possibility the Mets hold out Matt Harvey during the team’s first road trip as a way to conserve innings. It is a long way down the road, but if the Mets do decide to go this route then the question becomes who starts Opening Day when the New York Mets start the season against the Washington Nationals? Here are the options along with...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Using recent transactions to clarify trade value for Mets pitchers

For months now, we’ve heard how Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Jon Niese have little to no trade value. Colon is too expensive, Gee isn’t good enough and Niese is too much of an injury risk. Yet now that some of the free agent pitchers who aren’t in the top tier have begun to sign, we see how other clubs truly view the pitchers who are no threat to win major pitching awards...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee: ‘Mets are ready to win'; but will he be there?

New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee appeared on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” Monday afternoon to discuss the team’s progress. In no uncertain terms did Gee hold back: He believes the club will contend in 2015. But Gee himself is no guarantee to be part of the team. The Daily News last week reported the pitcher’s days with the organization may be numbered as the Mets...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Mets finished making moves this offseason?

Short answer: no, or at least I hope not. The New York Mets made one major splash this offseason, signing free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year $21 million dollar deal. The team then followed up by signing OF/1B John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year deal to serve as a right-handed bat off the bench. Now, there are two potential moves left for the Mets to make. The first is...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Easy To Forget How Good Jon Niese Has Been

Reading the tea leaves, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee and Bartolo Colon will all inevitably be traded in the near future sooner or later and certainly before their team control with the Mets expires. Top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard will likely come in and assume a rotation spot this season, followed by the final development and eventual promotion of Steven Matz who will ultimately...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Would Swap SS Eduardo Escobar For Gee, Mets Not Interested

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Twins have interest in Dillon Gee or Bartolo Colon, but the Mets don’t like shortstop Eduardo Escobar who they were looking to swap. Sherman says the Twins will move on and a trade is now unlikely. Escobar batted .275 with 35 doubles, six home runs and 52 runs scored last season for the Twins in 465 plate appearances. He struck out...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Payroll Near $100 Million But Likely To Drop Before Opening Day

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York estimates the Mets payroll is currently at around $99.3 million dollars barring any further changes to the roster. With the new league minimum set at $507,500, Rubin assigned that figure to 14 pre-arbitration players while adding in the $62.5 million in guaranteed contracts to David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon, Michael Cuddyer and Jon Niese...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Blues: “Inaction” Is Making Met Fans Antsy

The 2014 Winter Meetings have started and the Mets haven’t made their long-awaited splash. Sandy Alderson has, instead, gone through his annual litany of tempering enthusiasm, lowering expectations and pricking lofty thought balloons. Since the Mets’ contingent arrived in San Diego, we’ve heard: • The payroll – currently sitting at $100 million – is more likely to go...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson: We Are Not Looking To Trade Bartolo Colon

Disputing an earlier report that the Mets would take on some salary if it would facilitate a Bartolo Colon trade, GM Sandy Alderson said the team is not anxious to deal the veteran starter. Alderson said the Mets are not considering eating part of Colon’s salary to facilitate a deal. “We like Bartolo and we like him for the money he’s signed this season,” Alderson said in...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Day 1: And Away We Go…

Today marks the start of the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego, California. The Mets have already made their big move early in the offseason when they signed Michael Cuddyer to a two year, $21 million contract, but there’s still plenty of work that lies ahead. According to Sandy Alderson, there may not be anything significant happening in the next four days. He and his staff...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rumors: Castro Trade is Dead, Starting Pitcher Deal Imminent

Jon Heyman of has had a busy day in San Diego at the MLB Winter Meetings. He first reported this afternoon that the Mets will most likely move one of Jonathan Niese, Dillon Gee, and Bartolo Colon by this week. He then followed up later, saying that the Chicago Cubs will not be trading their shortstop Starlin Castro. The first report isn’t surprising, with rumors...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

With Starting Pitching In Ample Supply, Mets Plan To Be Patient In Dealing Arms

As most of you already know, the Mets are actively trying to deal at least one of their bottom three starting pitchers; Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, and Jon Niese. As we’ve pointed out on several occasions, the main hurdle for the Mets thus far has been trying to move one of those arms in what is currently an extremely pitching rich market. Top free agent starters like  Jon Lester...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Willing To Eat Some Of Bartolo Colon’s Salary In A Trade

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets would be willing to take on some salary to help expedite a trade of veteran righthander Bartolo Colon. He is owed $11 million dollars for 2015, the final season of his two-year, $20 million deal he signed with the Mets last offseason. The Mets were reportedly willing to eat $2 million of his salary during the trade deadline, so...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Will Eat Some Of Bartolo Colon’s Salary To Expedite A Trade

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets would be willing to take on some salary to help expedite a trade of veteran righthander Bartolo Colon. He is owed $11 million dollars for 2015, the final season of his two-year, $20 million deal he signed with the Mets last offseason. The Mets were reportedly willing to eat $2 million of his salary during the trade deadline, so...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets shopping Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, Bartolo Colon

According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the New York Mets are actively shopping right-handed pitchers Dillon Gee, Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon. None of the three is likely to bring back a particularly robust return. Instead, giving up a veteran arm could help the Mets plug holes elsewhere (lefty reliever, bench player or prospect) and give them some payroll flexibility....
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Actively Shopping Gee, Niese, Colon In Pitching-Rich Market

In a followup to Sunday’s Joel Sherman column about the ill-timing of the Mets and trying to unload pitching in a pitching rich market, his colleague Ken Davidoff reports that the Mets are “actively” trying to deal at least one of the “bottom three” in their rotation; Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, or Jon Niese. “None of the three is likely to bring back a particularly robust...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Picked A Tough Offseason To Deal Starting Pitching

As the Mets continue trying to find a team they can flip at least one of Jon Niese, Dillon Gee or Bartolo Colon to, the timing couldn’t be any worse for them writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Given the abundance of quality starting pitching still remaining in the free agent market and also the many solid options available in trade like Johnny Cueto, Cole Hamels, Jordan...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Which starting pitcher on the block is most likely to go?

As the New York Mets continue to figure out their trading options this offseason, one position has become abundantly full. After the emergence of the newly crowned Rookie of the Year, Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets have a starting pitcher that they have to place in the starting rotation come next season. That leaves Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, deGrom, Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese...
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Seeing Little Interest In Gee, Niese and Colon

After speaking to a team source, Mike Puma of the New York Post reported via Twitter: “So far, very few inquiries from other teams about Colon, Niese and Gee, I was told. And “very few” might be overstating it.” Last Tuesday, Andy Martino of the Daily News asked Arizona’s GM Dave Stewart for his take on Jon Niese, Dillon Gee, or Bartolo Colon, who the Mets would prefer...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest On Didi Gregorius: D’Backs GM Has No Interest In Gee, Colon, Niese

On Tuesday, Andy Martino of the Daily News asked Arizona’s GM Dave Stewart for his take on Jon Niese, Dillon Gee, or Bartolo Colon, who the Mets would prefer to move in a deal for one of the Diamondbacks shortstops. “We don’t have any interest in those kind of guys,” Stewart told the News. “If we’re going to get something back for Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings, it...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

Last year’s free agent class included quite a few short term deals for starting pitchers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson signed 41-year old righthander Bartolo Colon to a two year $20 million deal last winter and the veteran proved to be a durable workhorse who led the Mets this season with 202.1 innings pitched. The deal itself served a purpose and proved useful in 2014, but over the...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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