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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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...
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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...
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Lagares homers, makes dazzling catch as Mets edge Braves

The present is pretty dim at Citi Field, with what looks like another wasted September ahead. But at least the small crowd in Queens on Tuesday got to see some potential bright spots for the future, as Juan Lagares continued his strong season with a go-ahead homer and diving catch in a 3-2 win over the Braves and Jeurys Familia provided more excellent work out of the bullpen. Lagares...
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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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets manager Terry Collins likely coming back for 2015

Terry Collins is likely to be brought back for a fifth season as Mets manager in 2015, sources familiar with the situation say. While the Mets are planning to bring Collins back to manage, officials in the know say, and the expected return assumes the Mets remain on their steady path of improvement, avoiding anything close to a collapse over the final 42 games. The Mets (57-63...
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15 days ago  |  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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17 days ago  |  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...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Up and Three Down: It Wasn’t A National Treasure

Here’s a few quick recaps of the Mets most recent series against the Washington Nationals. Daniel Murphy – This man is playing like he wants a contract.  What else can be said about 2014 for Murph? He trended upwards in a big way this series, batting .571 with a double, a triple, and 4 RBI’s.  Murphy is now batting .305 on the season and is riding a serious hot streak in...
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20 days ago  |  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...
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Mets Notes: Mejia Projected To Earn Super 2, Duda Out Of Lineup

The Mets continue their series against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at Citi Field. Dillon Gee (4-3, 3.49) opposes left-hander Cole Hamels (5-5, 2.72) in the 7:10 PM matchup. In his last start, Gee lost, 9-1, against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 24 at Miller Park. He pitched 5.0 innings for the second consecutive start, his shortest outings of the season, and allowed a season...
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July 29, 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...
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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

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Marlins 1

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Friday Night at Citi Field by the score of 7-1. Zack Wheeler got the start and held the Marlins to one run on five hits in 6.2 innings, walking two and striking out six. It was his third consecutive solid start and second straight win at home. Wheeler lowered his ERA to 3.90 for the season and seems to be in a good groove right now...
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July 11, 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...
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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...
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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...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets’ “bullpen of the future” is here

Last night in Pittsburgh a beautiful thing happened. Jon Niese, though a bit erratic at times, pitched effectively through six innings and handed a lead to a Mets bullpen that sealed the win. A win is always great, but what made this one special was how it was closed out and what it portends. The fashion in which the back end of the bullpen shut down the Pirates offense should get...
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Throwback’ effort as Mets fend off Pirates

Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia were the biggest Royal Giants of them all on a day the Mets appeared ready for a leisurely cruise on the Allegheny River, only to hit resistance. With the Mets wearing all-blue throwback uniforms Saturday to commemorate the Brooklyn Royal Giants of the Negro Leagues, Familia and Mejia combined for three perfect innings of relief in a 5-3 victory over...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A Revolutionary Bullpen Model

syn-er-gy n. The increased effectiveness that occurs when two or more people or elements in a system produce and effort different from or greater than the sum of the individual effects. * * * * * * * * The most recent turn of events in a topsy-turvy New York Met baseball season has infused new energy in the team and their fan base. Three young power arms in the Mets bullpen have...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mejia, Familia and Black Are Bringing the Heat

May 30 Jenrry Mejia struck out the side to earn his fifth save last night and is five-for-five in save chances since being moved to the bullpen on May 12. Mejia has excelled in his new late inning role, sporting a 9.44 strikeout rate and being unscored upon in nine relief appearances spanning 10.1 innings. The pen in general has flourished this month, and since Mejia has locked...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Didn’t Have To Look Too Far To Finally Solve Back Of The Bullpen

Sometimes the most ideal solutions to your problems are standing right in front of you, staring you in the face. After four unsuccessful attempts trying to revamp an underperforming bullpen and rummaging through dozens of failed relief options including this year’s John Lannan, Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde, general manager Sandy Alderson has finally latched onto a pair of...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Pirates 0

The Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 5-0 in a Wednesday matinee at Citi Field to take the series two games to three. Bartolo Colon got the starting nod and twirled a gem for the Mets, tossing 7.1 scoreless innings and limiting the Bucs to just five hits and a walk while striking out a season high nine batters. Colon tossed 121 pitches in the game and improved his...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia Could Be Next Mets Closer

It seems like eons since the Mets were back in Spring Training given all the ups and downs we’ve endured during the first two months of the regular season. One of the players I was very excited about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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