Mets Who Could Be Gone After This Year

As a team trying to reach the next level, the New York Mets have several players entering make-or-break seasons. If they don’t produce in 2015 they could find themselves gone next year. The reasons for their potential departure range from age, to finances, to performance. Here’s who I am thinking needs to put up or shut up: Bartolo Colon: At 41, Colon is entering the second season...
Via New York Mets Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Agree On $8 Million Deal With Murphy, Avoid Arbitration

The Mets have avoided arbitration with Daniel Murphy, agreeing to a one-year, $8 million deal with him on Friday night. According to what a team source told Adam Rubin the Mets have no plans for a multi-year deal with Murphy and the All Star second baseman will head into free agency after the 2015 season. The team has already reached deals with Dillon Gee for $5.3 million earlier...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Exchange Arbitration Figures With Murphy, Duda, Mejia

Today was the deadline for exchanging arbitration figure with any players who remained unsigned. The Mets avoided arbitration with two of their five eligible players when the agreed to one-year deals with Dillon Gee ($5.3M) and Ruben Tejada ($1.88M). Here are the salary figures exchanged with the remaining unsigned players. Lucas Duda filed for $4.7 million, Mets offered $3.75 million...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Payroll For 2015 Looks To Be $91 Million

I was asked to calculate the Mets current payroll after some questions arose from the $85 million that was cited in yesterday’s article from The Guardian. Based on my calculations I come up with $91 million not counting Gee. Here’s the math: Guaranteed Contracts ($67.65M) David Wright $20.0MCurtis Granderson $16.0MBartolo Colon $11.0MMichael Cuddyer $8.5MJon Niese $7.0MBobby...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy, Duda, Mejia, Gee, Tejada File For Arbitration

As expected, Jenrry Mejia, Dillon Gee, Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada were among the 172 players who filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday. MLB teams now have until Friday to submit their bids for each player, although keep in mind both sides can still negotiate before their arbitration hearings and agree to a deal. I expect that to be the case for all five players...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected 2015 New York Mets bullpen and statistics

The 2015 New York Mets bullpen will feature an exciting group of flame-throwing young pitchers that will support a loaded starting rotation. The following players are tentatively scheduled to comprise the club’s bullpen. Statistics courtesy of Steamer. 1. RHP Bobby Parnell – 65 G, 3.24 ERA, 8.2 K/9, 2.4 BB/9 Terry Collins has appointed Parnell to be the club’s closer upon...
Via Around Citi
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Hope Is On The Rise, So Why All The Glum Faces?

I think we can all agree that the Mets are heading in the right direction. The farm system has begun to feed the team with young, promising, top level talent such as we haven’t seen in over a decade. Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Juan Lagares, Jenrry Mejia, and Travis d’Arnaud are just a few of the names driving this new Mets resurgence. But despite all the positive vibes and a...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets’ Bobby Parnell rightful closer in 2015

The New York Mets and Bobby Parnell avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.7 million contract on Wednesday, Jan. 7, per ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin. Parnell, 30, was limited to one game in 2014 before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery. He is not expected to be ready for Opening Day. But when Parnell is ready, Terry Collins has asserted the closer’s job is...
Via Around Citi
19 days ago  |  Discuss

In Closing: Thoughts On Bobby Parnell and Jenrry Mejia

Among the things I find puzzling with manager Terry Collins is his propensity for making announcements without all the facts. Most recently, he said Bobby Parnell will be next season’s closer, this despite not pitching last season and nobody knowing for sure his physical status. With Parnell shelved, Jenrry Mejia took over as closer and saved 28 games. Incidentally, Parnell...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 24, 2014  |  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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December 17, 2014  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 07, 2014  |  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

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Around Citi
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...
Via New York Mets Report
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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