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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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mejia Not Upset About Collins Calling Parnell Team’s Closer

Jenrry Mejia is well aware of what Terry Collins said in San Diego when he proclaimed Bobby Parnell the Mets closer as soon as he is ready to return sometime around May. Collins matter of factly said Parnell was the Mets incumbent closer. Mejia said he was not upset about Collins’ comments despite his belief that he did everything that has been asked of him, and took the high...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Mets Issues Coming Out Of Winter Meetings

The spring training countdown officially begins at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, but with the Winter Meetings now in the books, let’s consider the Mets’ top five issues entering the season. If you disagree, and that’s the point of this exercise, I would be interested to hear your issues. 1. DAVID WRIGHT’S HEALTH: I touched on this the other day, and rank it first because...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Armed and Dangerous: Mets Pitchers Are Drawing Attention

It’s amazing how you can ask a dozen different Met fans about the state of the team and you get a dozen different answers ranging from the worst imaginable doom and gloom forecast to an incredibly bright future filled with perennial pennant runs. I bring that up because after years of being so down on this team, I’ve really started feeling good about them again. That’s mainly...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Mets Sign Free Agent Closer David Robertson?

Daily News columnist John Harper believes the Mets should do something “eye-popping” and sign free-agent closer David Robertson. Harper is skeptical of the Mets closer situation and asks, “Do you really trust Jenrry Mejia?” He refers to Mejia and Jeurys Familia as a tightrope act and adds that even before Bobby Parnell got hurt he was far from a sure thing as a closer. “Robertson...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Where’s The Love For Carlos Torres?

Adam83 asks… Every time I read about how great our bullpen is, it’s amazing how often Carlos Torres and the job he did last year is ignored and never mentioned.  Isn’t he just as important to us as Familia and Mejia?  How many long relievers are better? MMO replies… Carlos Torres is certainly appreciated within the organization, but I agree he’s not making national...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Reluctant To Trade Mejia Or Mess With The Bullpen

For the same reasons I pointed out a couple of days ago below, general manager Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post the Mets would be reluctant to trade a reliever this offseason. “The bullpen hasn’t been a strength over the last three or four years until last season and even last year not for a full season, so we would be reluctant to trade the power arms,”...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Signing David Robertson? Trading Jenry Mejia?

Recently there’s been a lot of chatter about who the Mets closer should be next season with some even suggesting trading Jenrry Mejia who was second in the NL in saves during the second half with 18, only one behind the Marlins’ Steve Cishek. Joe Sheehan raised the possibility of the Mets signing former Yankees closer David Robertson on Monday. The logic being that we forfeited...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Torres: The unsung hero of the Mets bullpen

This season the development of Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia in the back end of the Mets bullpen got a lot of attention, but flying more under the radar was the season that Carlos Torres put together in middle relief. Torres solidified himself as one of Terry Collins’ favorite arms with his stellar performance, striking out nearly a batter an inning over 97.0 innings pitched...
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets360 2014 Projection Review: Jenrry Mejia

It was a tale of two seasons for Jenrry Mejia. He began 2014 as a starter, and turned in a couple of electric performances in that role, but by early May his ERA had ballooned up over 5 and he was moved to the bullpen. Mejia pitched well in a few late-inning appearances, and notched his first save of the season against the Nats on May 17. He went on to log 28 saves and record a...
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Familia Replacing Mejia As The Mets Closer?

Mike Vorkunov of ponders if the Mets should just go with Jeurys Familia as the team’s closer next season. He argues that as as impressive as Jenrry Mejia was last season in his first stint as closer, Familia was far more consistent than him. “While Mejia’s saves could sometimes feel like he was walking a tight-rope (A 1.50 WHIP in save situations), Familia was more...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Closer Role Should Be Jenrry Mejia’s To Lose

Recently there’s been a lot of chatter about who the closer should be next season with some even suggesting trading Jenrry Mejia who was second in the NL in saves during the second half with 18, only one behind the Marlins’ Steve Cishek. I have no problem with Jenrry Mejia as the closer entering the season. Keep in mind he pitched through a sports hernia. Ultimately, the closer doesn´t...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jenrry Mejia Should NOT Be Our Closer In 2015

In a great post earlier this week, Harris Decker posed the question as to whether Jenrry Mejia should be traded this offseason. The readers were split on this notion with 51% saying yes and 49% saying no. The reasons justifying this move, according to Decker, are health and pitching depth. These are both very valid reasons. However, I want to throw out a third, and perhaps most...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll: Would You Trade Jenrry Mejia?

Jenrry Mejia is coming off his most successful major league season. After being bounced around between the bullpen and the rotation for several years, he finally settled in as the teams closer in 2014. He saved 28 games and struck out more than a batter per inning (9.4 K/9). There were certainly moments of weakness for the young pitcher but he showed that he has the raw talent to...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine innings of baseball, 24 hours of drama

With the Mets mathematically eliminated from the National League East and the dream of winning the second Wild Card out of reach, the ball club will have to wait until at least 2015 to compete in the Post Season for the first time since 2006. That being said, the Mets should not just give up on the 2014 season, because there are still 10 games left, which shall provide a plethora...
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: A Modest Proposal for Emotion in Baseball

An MMO Fan Shot by Gregory Shaw Baseball has a problem. For over one hundred years, baseball has been played with four bases, nine fielders and zero emotion. So, when you look at the current crop of miscreants like Yasiel Puig, David Ortiz, Jose Reyes and our very own Jenrry Mejia, things get confusing. What the hell are they doing? I’m no art major and I don’t think I’ll...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong With Mejia Showing Some Emotion?

Recently, fans and people around baseball have been directing criticism towards Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, who has made a name for himself by not only leading the National League in saves since the All-Star Break, but by celebrating each successful save with a unique and explosive celebration. The #MejiaStomp has become popular among Mets fans, as well as players and fans around...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Why draw the line at Jenrry Mejia’s celebration and not others?

Everyone knows how the Nationals have treated the Mets as their private punching bag this year. Here’s how they’ve done against Mets pitching: Carlos Torres – 8 G, 6.00 ERA Jeurys Familia – 7 G, 5.68 ERA Bartolo Colon – 4 G, 4.13 ERA Zack Wheeler – 4 G, 5.96 ERA Dillon Gee – 3 G, 5.50 ERA Jon Niese – 2 G, 8.10 ERA Jacob deGrom – 1 G, 4.50 ERA Jenrry Mejia...
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets manager to Mejia on antics: 'Tone it down'

NEW YORK (AP) Jenrry Mejia got the message from his manager: Tone it down. After taking a look at Mejia's animated celebration Friday night following a save against Washington, New York Mets skipper Terry Collins told his excitable closer to take it easy on the antics. With two runners on, Mejia struck out Ian Desmond for his 26th save, ending New York's 12-game home losing streak...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Reactions to Jenrry Mejia’s Celebration are Overstated

New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia’s famous post-game celebrations have officially sparked controversy. The 24-year-old closer struck out Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa to record his 26th save of the year last night, and proceeded to celebrate in dynamic fashion. Mejia, known for his energetic foot stomp, added a fishing motion last night. Many on social media have theorized...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mejia Gesture Not Classy

Count me among those not enamored with the post-game celebration of New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, who went over the top with his reel-him-in gesture after striking out Ian Desmond to end last night’s game. Watching Mejia was watching any NBA player thump his chest and mug for the camera’s after dunking on a defender. It was watching almost any receiver or cornerback in the...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sue Me For What?

I’ve got percoset running through my bloodstream and I’m really, really sleepy. So I might not have seen it right. Did the Mets actually beat the Nationals at Citi Field? And did Jenrry Mejia enter a fishing contest after the game? Mejia’s celebration symbolizes the fact that the Mets will be going fishing, instead of golfing, once the season ends ...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jenrry Mejia Leads NL With 15 Saves Since All Star Break

Jenrry Mejia earned his 26th save of the season on Friday night as the Mets beat the Nationals 4-3, however his post game celebration caused a bit of a stir. After Mejia struck out Ian Desmond to end the game, he pointed at Desmond’ as if he were casting a fishing rod and then began reeling him in. It was hilarious. Here's the Mejia celebration, ICYMI. RT @MLBGIFs: Reel 'em in...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jenrry Mejia’s save celebration didn’t sit well with a few Nationals (Video)

The New York Mets picked up a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday, but it’s how the game ended that will be top of discussion on Saturday, atleast around the nation’s capital. Jenrry Mejia nailed down his 26th save of the season and, in typical Jenrry Mejia fashion, had quite celebration afterward. Now, […]
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mejia Becomes Youngest Mets Pitcher To Save 25 Games

One day after he loaded the bases and was pulled from a save opportunity with one out, Jenrry Mejia rebounded on Wednesday night with a perfect ninth inning to preserve the Mets’ 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Mejia fielded a comebacker and flipped it to Lucas Duda at first base for the final out and in doing so he became the youngest pitcher in franchise history to record...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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