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Familia Replacing Mejia As The Mets Closer?

Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com 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 stable...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Mets Win Without That Big Splash Free Agent?

There are two different ways you can lose 80-games. You can lose 80-games as a really bad team or you can lose 80-games as a team that has shown signs of growth. Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes the Mets are the latter. If you begin to dissect the team, you can start to see his point. Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Vic Black, Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia,...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

With Core In Place, Mets Can Win Without Spending Big

There are two different ways you can lose 80-games. You can lose 80-games as a really bad team or you can lose 80-games as a team that has shown signs of growth. Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes the Mets are the latter. If you begin to dissect the team, you can start to see his point. Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Vic Black, Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia,...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Bullpen Failures Led To Deep Hole

Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal pointed out a staggering statistic a few days ago. The Mets opened the season 10-20 in one-run games, finishing at 26-29. After that horrible stretch at the beginning of the season, they went 16-9 in one-run games down the stretch. It’s no surprise that the turnaround occurred around the time that Jenrry Mejia was installed as the teams...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Mets Prospects Will Debut Next Season?

The Mets are finally starting to see the results of their improved minor league system. Former prospects – turned major leaguers – like Jacob deGrom, Travis d’Arnaud and Jeurys Familia are here to stay and have all made significant impacts in 2014. These performances are getting many fans excited for the future of the team rightfully so, and the Mets could possibly see even...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Are The Mets’ Best Trade Chips?

Marc Carig of Newsday created a bit of a stir when he reported via Twitter that after catching up with several scouts and rival execs, many of them viewed Jon Niese as the Mets’ best trade chip if they decide to hang onto their young arms. Agree? Disagree? This got us thinking. Who are the top five trade pieces for the Mets heading into the hot stove season? Here’s who we think...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Biggest Takeaways From the 2014 Season

With the Mets 8-3 win yesterday afternoon over the Astros, they closed out what was a rather hectic 2014 season, one filled with both surprises and disappointments, yet one that brought reasons to be optimistic for next season. They finished 79-83, solidly better than last year, but still leaving room to improve. Here are my five biggest takeaways from this year. The Bullpen is Legit...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Infield Defense Has Become A Major Liability

Generally speaking, the closer a game is to little league level, the harder it is to watch. You remember those days growing up and playing baseball all spring, summer and fall long. There were those games each and every season when things just got away. They almost always involved a play in which someone turned a single into a run after several throwing errors. Yesterdays game against...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheeler struggles as sloppy Mets lose 9-6

MIAMI (AP) Zack Wheeler struggled with his command on the mound early, and reliever Jeurys Familia and the New York Mets struggled in the field late. Miami took advantage of some wildness by Familia (2-4) in the eighth. Familia had two throwing errors and a wild pitch, leading to the three tiebreaking runs as the Marlins snapped a five-game losing streak to the Mets with a 9-6 win...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins overcome Mets after roller coaster battle

MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton hit his 34th home run and the Miami Marlins scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the New York Mets 9-6 on Monday. Miami took advantage of some wildness by Mets reliever Jeurys Familia (2-4) in the eighth. Familia had two throwing errors and a wild pitch, leading to the three tiebreaking runs as the Marlins who snapped a five-game losing streak...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins overcome Mets after roller coaster battle

MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton hit his 34th home run and the Miami Marlins scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the New York Mets 9-6 on Monday. Miami took advantage of some wildness by Mets reliever Jeurys Familia (2-4) in the eighth. Familia had two throwing errors and a wild pitch, leading to the three tiebreaking runs as the Marlins who snapped a five-game losing streak...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

That Thing You Do

After setup man Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless eighth inning, closer Jenrry Mejia struck out the side in the ninth for his 20th save of the season as the Mets beat the Phillies by a score of 6-1 at Citi Field. Mejia, who has now had three straight scoreless appearances, entered with a three-run lead and looked dominating. He was able to pitch around a Dilson Herrera error that...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Featured Post: The Emergence of Jeurys Familia

In his first full season in the big leagues, Jeurys Familia has been outstanding to say the least. The 24 year old has established himself as a key component to the success of the Mets bullpen this season and is being thrown into the conversation of being the closer of the future for the Amazin’s. In 61 appearances so far in 2014, Familia has pitched to a 1.93 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia cementing himself into the future

2014 was year where the Mets wanted to fix a major issue that has crippled the team in the past: the bullpen. An influx of young, power arms like Vic Black, Josh Edgin, Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia were going to re-establish the Mets as a team with a quality bullpen. Those guys went above and beyond this year and have made the bullpen one of the best in baseball. And they...
Via Mets360.com
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Emergence of Jeurys Familia

In his first full season in the big leagues, Jeurys Familia has been outstanding to say the least. The 24 year old has established himself as a key component to the success of the Mets bullpen this season and is being thrown into the conversation of being the closer of the future for the Amazin’s. In 61 games so far in 2014, Familia has pitched to a 1.93 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and .208...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 3, Braves 2

Here’s a quick recap. The good news is that the Mets opened their homestand with a well-played 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves tonight at Citi Field. Here’s the scoop: Dillon Gee had his best start since the All Star break, holding the Braves to two runs in 6.2 innings of work while scattering six hits. He improves to 5-7 with a 3.77 ERA. Juan Lagares had a huge game on...
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August 26, 2014  |  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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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

A second Met shows he can do the closing job, too

Jeurys Familia can pitch the final inning, too. The right-hander was entrusted with the closer’s role Saturday night and finished the job, with a scoreless 11th inning to nail down the Mets’ 2-1 victory over the Phillies. After appearing in consecutive games with a bothersome right calf, Jenrry Mejia was unavailable to pitch, leaving the closer’s role to Familia. Mejia allowed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets reach their potential in July

We have seen some of the best Mets’ performances in July, and this potentially foreshadows what is next to come. Approaching the trade deadline is always exciting, and the Mets did not make any moves. Therefore, the production we saw in July should be matched for the remainder of the season. Let’s take a look at some of the players who turned a corner in July. Lucas Duda- Earlier...
Via Mets360.com
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets and DeGrom Facing A Looming Innings Cap

Prior to Tuesday nights game in Seattle, Jacob deGrom had won two straight decisions both pitching into the seventh inning and both wins were of the lopsided nature, as the Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 8-3 and Miami Marlins 9-1. Not much effort was needed from the young rookie, even though he would pitch masterfully in both. Tuesday’s game against Seattle was a bit different...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mid-Season Grades Are Coming In…

I always enjoy checking out all the mid-season grades that come out during the All Star break and so far we have Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mike Puma of the NY Post and Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger checking in. Here is a small spattering of what they are saying: ESPN New York Sandy Alderson gets a C+ The final 10 games have mellowed fans, but the Mets still may be headed for...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Collins Cautioned Not To Use Familia Due To Drop In Velocity

According to a report by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York, Terry Collins handled the eighth inning initially with Vic Black on Monday because the staff had advised Collins to stay away from Jeurys Familia. “I talked to the pitching guys today and they said, ‘Listen, if you can give him a night, give him a night, because he can use it,’” Collins said. “If you think about it...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

D’Arnaud’s late boom powers Mets past Rangers

As a precursor to Friday night’s Citi Field fireworks, Travis d’Arnaud lowered the boom. With the Mets stuck in familiar territory, having scored a few runs early and then failing to add on, d’Arnaud delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning that sparked a 6-5 victory over the Rangers to snap his team’s four-game losing streak. The rookie d’Arnaud’s mostly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

E1,E2,E3,E4. . .You Get The Picture

It was all fun and dandy until the bottom of the eighth. The Mets committed three errors in the eighth inning. What was a two-run lead turned into a 5-3 loss to the Braves. Jeurys Familia came in to set up after a solid start from Zack Wheeler, minus the five walks. With a 3-1 lead, Familia gave up back-to-back singles to Justin Upton and Jason Heyward. Then Chris Johnson hit...
Via Metstradamus
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Familia Emerging as a Valuable Option in Mets Bullpen

In my recap Saturday, I didn’t do right by Jeurys Familia by simply stating that the big rightly tossed two perfect innings in the Mets 5-3 win over the Pirates. In a word, of better yet two words, Familia was “downright nasty.” Once regarded as one of the Mets’ top starting pitching prospects, Familia has adapted well in his new role in the bullpen, and with each new appearance...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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