MMO Game Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 4

John Mayberry homered for his new club on Thursday The Mets (1-1) lost 5-4 to the Nationals (1-0) at Space Coast Stadium on Thursday. Bartolo Colon got the start for the Mets and looked good (well, he pitched nicely), tossing two perfect innings. But Hansel Robles gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a hit batsman in his inning of work, and Gabriel Ynoa allowed a run on 2 hits and a walk...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Colon Perfect In Loss To Nats

Bartolo Colon was perfect in his first exhibition start, retiring all six hitters in the Mets’ 5-4 loss Thursday to the Nationals. “I felt pretty good today, but I’m not quite there yet – season-ready,’’ Colon told reporters. “I didn’t throw everything I needed to throw. It was my first time facing batters. But I was pretty happy with what I did. I had good control...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 5:05 PM

Bartolo Colon makes his 2015 Grapefruit League debut today as the Mets take on the Washington Nationals in Viera. Colon will oppose Max Scherzer, who signed a seven-year, $210 million contract in the offseason to join an already talented Washington rotation. Other Mets pitchers that are expected to get some work in today’s contest include Gabriel Ynoa, Cory Mazzoni and Josh Edgin...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon, Opening Day Starter?

The decision of who starts Opening Day is not a big deal. Really, it’s just a title (and perhaps an honor) and nothing more. In the end, everyone will start the same amount of games whether he pitches in Game 1 or Game 5 of the season (barring an injury of course). With that being said, it’s disappointing to read Adam Rubin’s latest report that the Mets are strongly considering...
Via NYMetsLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Today: Colon Goes Against Nats

The Mets play at Washington, Thursday (5:05 p.m.), with Bartolo Colon getting the start. COLON: Goes tonight. Colon, whom the Mets hoped to trade in the offseason, is under consideration to be the Opening Day starter. The 41-year-old Colon won 15 games last season with the Mets and logged 202.1 innings. Colon averages 216 innings pitched during his 17-year career. Colon has pitched...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Today In Mets History: Staub Ends Holdout

On this date in 1973, outfielder Rusty Staub ended a holdout and signed a three-year contract for $100,000 a season. Staub played nine years with the Mets spanning two stints (1972-75 and 1981-85). He retired after the 1985 season with 2,716 career hits, including 709 with the Mets. He is the only player having at least 500 hits for four different teams (Mets, Montreal, Detroit...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No-Brainer: If Not Harvey, Colon Should Be Opening Day Starter

If the Mets are to name an Opening Day starter who isn’t Matt Harvey, there is only one logical choice and that is Bartolo Colon as he is the least likely to be overwhelmed by the circumstances. COLON: A no-brainer. Jon Niese has been an Opening Day starter before, but as a left hander I would slot him No. 3 to put a break in the rotation. Starting him in the first game would...
Via New York Mets Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets pitchers impress during indoor sessions

A torrential rain this morning halted outdoor workouts for New York Mets players on picture day. Pitchers briefly made their way to Practice Field 2 shortly after 10:00 a.m. to warm-up before Zack Wheeler, Dillon Gee, Bartolo Colon and Rafael Montero threw indoor bullpen sessions. “Whoa, baby, I liked that one,” exclaimed Mets manager Terry Collins after watching a Zack Wheeler...
Via Around Citi
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: does Colon have inside track for Opening Day start?

In a perfect world, the New York Mets would be starting Matt Harvey on Opening Day against Max Scherzer (probably) and the Washington Nationals. But this world isn’t perfect and the Mets, in trying to limit Harvey’s innings, will be holding the superstar out until the home opener. So, now we need to ask, who does get the ball on Opening Day? There are basically 5 options. First...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Strongly Considering Bartolo Colon For Opening Day Start

On Monday, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets are strongly considering Zack Wheeler for the Opening Day start against the Nationals in Washington on April 6. However, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting today that “multiple sources” have told him that it’s Bartolo Colon whom the Mets are strongly considering for the Opening Day start. “The...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Mets’ Opening Day Roster

With the exhibition games about to begin shortly, I thought it would be a good time to post my initial projection of the Mets’ 25-man Opening Day roster. Whether it is Dillon Gee, Bartolo Colon or Jon Niese, don’t look for the Mets to deal any of these starters. Anticipate Gee making the team in the bullpen. NIESE: Only lefty starter. (AP) Assuming no injuries or trades...
Via New York Mets Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Which New York Mets Starting Pitcher is Likely be Traded?

Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins on September 17, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Spring training is upon us and the New York Mets enter the spring without having traded any of their starting pitchers. For the entire offseason, we heard...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Camp, 2015: Hope Vs. Optimism

Today marks the first “official” day of Spring Training, 2015. This is the mandatory day for all pitchers and catchers invited to camp to at least check in. From all reports, everybody made it, except Bartolo Colon, possibly enjoying a late lunch in his native Dominican Republic. In any case, there are stories galore about how this year will be unrecognizable when compared...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The best MLB free agent bargains of the past 10 years

With players reporting to spring training this week (and TOC beginning its season previews), the offseason is all but officially over. And with that, free agent signings have essentially come to an end — especially among the top talent available. Yet this is also the time of year that MLB clubs can find some good value in the bargain bin. That is, unless some team already made...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 projections: Bartolo Colon

Advanced stats proponents who preach that you should not evaluate how well someone pitched by their win totals should be pleased with how Mets fans view Bartolo Colon. In his first season with the Mets, Colon won 15 games. Yet if you polled 100 Mets fans and asked if we could waive a magic wand and Colon would be instantly traded for some magic beans, how many would be okay ...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 National League Rotations

With only seven days until pitchers and catchers report to St. Lucie, Mike Vorkunov of ranks the top five starting rotations in the National League. 1. Nationals 2. Dodgers 3. Mets – Matt Harvey is back to the top of a formidable rotation. Even if Harvey cannot be the swaggering, dominant ace he was in 2013, he should be pretty good. So will Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: When Will We See Syndergaard?

Alex asks… What has to happen before we can see Noah Syndergaard join the rotation assuming he’s dominating in Las Vegas through May? I’m concerned Dillon Gee is still here plus we’d have to still make room for him in the rotation regardless. By the way, I think giving Bartolo Colon that second year was a mistake. Tommy replies… I’ll start by stating the obvious...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Bartolo Colon set to be the Mets’ Opening Day starter?

The New York Mets’ potent young pitching staff may be headed by the team’s most senior player on Opening Day, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin predicts. My GUESS would be Colon-Niese-deGrom to put LH in between. RT @pete807: Do you give the edge to Colon on OD because he is a veteran? — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) February 7, 2015 Bartolo Colon, set to enter his 18th Major League...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: No Backup Plans for 2015

Coming into the 2015 season, the New York Mets are in position to have their strongest contention for a playoff spot in general manager Sandy Alderson’s time. However, many fans see that the Mets although they are stronger this year than others, are unwilling to have a back-up plan if the current plans fall through. In a perfect world, Wilmer Flores would have better range at...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will or won’t end the season with the Mets

Young pitching, developing offense, and a mediocre defense…these are three adjectives to describe what the Mets will look like when entering 2015. This offseason, the Mets picked up Michael Cuddyer, lost Gonzalez Germen & Eric Young Jr., and are getting ready to clear Matt Harvey and Bobby Parnell from Tommy John’s Surgery. Of course, there are still some questions...
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis d’Arnaud Is Pumped For 2015

In an interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud says that he is pumped for the upcoming 2015 season. He discussed his high expectations for the team, and the adjustments he made at the plate during the second half last year. “I’m really excited,’’ d’Arnaud said. “Both Anthony Recker and I are really excited. The experience we gained...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Discussing Mets $95 Million Payroll And Associated Concerns

With all arbitration eligible players now spoken for after Lucas Duda settled with the team for $4.2 million this morning, here’s where we stand with payroll. Guaranteed Contracts ($82.93M) David Wright $20.0MCurtis Granderson $16.0MBartolo Colon $11.0MMichael Cuddyer $8.5MDaniel Murphy $8.0MDillon Gee $5.4MJon Niese $7.0MBobby Parnell $3.7MRuben Tejada $1.88MJohn Mayberry Jr...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the New York Mets HAVE to move a starting pitcher before Opening Day?

The New York Mets currently have six starters for five spots, with three young prospects who could come up as needed in 2015. Let’s break this down. Six Starters: Matt Harvey Jacob deGrom Zack Wheeler Jon Niese Bartolo Colon Dillon Gee Prospects on the verge of the majors: Rafael Montero (who pitched briefly in the majors in 2014) Noah Syndergaard (who was supposed...
Via NYMetsLife
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Playoffs or Bust, A National Uprising

Mets pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie in 23 days. Here’s a selection of recent quotes, notes, and blurbs from around the Mets blogosphere. Playoffs or Bust The New York Mets will make the playoffs. Queue up the celebratory Bartolo Colon GIFs! Actually call this more of a “somebody has to do it” type of situation since the National League appears fairly wide...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Rotation: A Difference Between Depth And Potential

There’s a distinct difference between depth and potential when it comes to the Mets’ rotation. There’s a lot to like about their potential, but you should be careful not to equate the names with depth. Matt Harvey, Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, Rafael Montero, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz give you nine names, but also nine questions....
Via New York Mets Report
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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