Last Chance To Undo Jeurys Familia’s All-Star Snub

The reserves and pitchers have been announced for both the AL and NL All Star teams, and there is one player that stands out as one that was snubbed, and that is Mets closer Jeurys Familia. The National League relievers that were selected are Cardinals’ Trevor Rosenthal, Reds’ Aroldis Chapman, Pirates’ Mark Melancon, Phillies’ Jonathan Papelbon, and Brewers’ Francisco...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Fly Me A River

The Mets had a nice, easy commute to San Francisco after playing a day game in Los Angeles. The Giants meanwhile, commuted from Washington after an ESPN Sunday Night game, and they petitioned the league to leave Monday morning (which frankly, I had no idea you had to actually petition the league to change your travel schedule), and some of those players went right from the airplane...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 3, Giants 0

The Mets defeated the Giants by a score of 3-0 tonight at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Offense: While the Mets lineup struggled for most of the game against Chris Heston, they broke out for three runs in a thrilling 9th inning. It all started with a leadoff single Michael Cuddyer. Kirk Nieuwenhuis then doubled on a hit and run play, which put runners on first and third with no...
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Congratulations To Mets All-Star Jacob deGrom!

Congratulations to New York Mets righthander Jacob deGrom, who was selected to pitch for the National League in the All-Star game next Tuesday in Cincinnati. DeGrom, the 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, is 8-6 with a 2.30 ERA and 0.961 WHIP this season. Meanwhile closer Jeurys Familia didn’t get selected tonight, but we can help get him in as part of the Fan All-Star Vote on Mets...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeGrom And Familia Should Be Locks For All-Star Game

With their outstanding first half performances, there’s a strong chance that both Jacob deGrom and Jeurys Familia earn All-Star game selections. “Pick up the program and look at what they’ve done,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “You’ve got Jacob, who’s put up a tremendous run, and Jeurys — if we had a lead a few more times, he’d be leading the league in saves...
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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Dodgers, 4:10 PM

The Mets and Dodgers will wrap up their series in Los Angeles this evening at 4:10 PM. In his second career start, Matz (1-0, 2.35) opposes right-hander Mike Bolsinger (4-2, 2.76) in the rubber game at Dodger Stadium. Sean Gilmartin hasn’t allowed a run in a career-high 11.2 innings and has yielded three runs over his last 23.1 innings (1.16 ERA) spanning 26 outings. Gilmartin...
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Projecting Mets’ Bullpen When Mejia Returns

Although Bobby Parnell has pitched well for the Mets since coming off the disabled list, I’m figuring Jenrry Mejia will assume to the set-up role to Jeurys Familia when he’s activated from his suspension next week. I thought the Mets would sever ties with Mejia after he was nailed for PEDs, but the erratic performance of their bullpen made that implausible. However, should the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Reds vs Mets, 4:10 PM

The New York Mets will try to extend their win streak to three games as they take on the Cincinnati Reds in a rare 4:10 PM start at Citi Field. Matt Harvey (7-5, 3.18) will start for the Mets and he will be opposed by right-hander Michael Lorenzen (3-2, 3.56) for the Reds. Harvey is 19-15 with a 2.61 ERA with 354 strikeouts in 50 career starts and is one of only two starters in...
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Jeurys Familia ready to close for Mets again

The New York Mets received some encouraging news before their game on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Closer Jeurys Familia told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that he is ready to take the mound for the Mets again after dealing with tightness in his groin over the weekend. Familia has been rock solid filling in for suspended closer Jenrry Mejia this season. In 21 attempts...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Mets do with Jenrry Mejia?

Remember earlier this season when fans were wondering who the Mets closer would be as the season progressed? The team started the season with Jenrry Mejia as the closer, Jeurys Familia as the setup man, and Bobby Parnell was bound to come off the disabled list. However, Major League Baseball suspended Mejia for testing positive for using a performance-enhancing drug, Stanozolol...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Mets Trade For A Reliever?

(Updated 6/20) Andy Martino of the Daily News argues that the Mets need to upgrade their bullpen at the trading deadline in addition to their lineup. “You think?” one team official said on Tuesday, when asked if the Mets needed to acquire a reliever. Martino says that the Mets do not have a solid 8th inning option to compliment their dominating closer Jeurys Familia. “Is there...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Grind: Hindsight Is 20/20, But Terry’s Mistake Was Even Clearer

A move should be judged on whether or not it made sense at the time, not whether or not it worked out in the end. That’s my philosophy, at least. But it doesn’t matter if you agree… because Terry Collins flunked both tests last night. After an error (the mistake made by Wilmer Flores, not the one the official scorer made in ruling the play a hit) put runners on first and third...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Familia Out With Tightness In Left Groin

As if an awful 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night wasn’t enough, we may be without the team’s most valuable player for at least the next two games and maybe more. In the bottom of the eighth inning Jeurys Familia was brought in with the bases loaded to try and stop the bleeding after the Braves scored two runs to take the lead. Like the warrior that he is, Familia...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Closer Report, Week 11 – Save La Familia

You ever look at a pitcher and just realize that he's running out of gas much sooner than you expected him too?  Well, that's what I am noticing from the Mets closer of the moment, Jeurys Familia.  He is pitching like his best friend died or his pet rock was used in a terrarium for a science fair project.  I am not liking the trend of the K's disappearing, hell he went four appearances...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Do The Mets Need To Trade For A Reliever?

Andy Martino of the Daily News argues that the Mets need to upgrade their bullpen at the trading deadline in addition to their lineup. “You think?” one team official said on Tuesday, when asked if the Mets needed to acquire a reliever. Martino says that the Mets do not have a solid 8th inning option to compliment their dominating closer Jeurys Familia. “Is there any way the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejia’s Much-Needed Return Draws Near

The Mets are 66 games into the season, which means that only 14 games remain on Jenrry Mejia‘s 80-game PED suspension. Mejia was the Mets’ closer last season and pitched very well, saving 28 games and posting a 2.72 ERA as a reliever. But he lost his claim to the role just before the season opener, when it was announced that he would be banned for the first 80 games of the season...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Omar Minaya: It’s An Organizational Victory

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post caught up with Former GM Omar Minaya, who now works for the Players Association, and was at Citi Field on Monday. Under his watch, the Mets signed Steven Matz, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares and other key players. “Matz has always had real good arm speed. He’s easy,” Minaya told The Post...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Post: Mets Have Discussed Moving Syndergaard To Bullpen

According to New York Post reporter Mike Puma, the Mets have, over the past few days, discussed moving Noah Syndergaard to the bullpen to make room for Steven Matz in the rotation. The move, tweeted Puma, would make Syndergaard the setup man behind Jeurys Familia while also allowing the team to finally bring Matz into the major league rotation. The move, if it were to happen, would...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Darrell Ceciliani is becoming the fourth outfielder

The New York Mets have had many concerns throughout the 2015 season, starting with injuries to key players, an inexperienced shortstop, and a struggling offense. The starting rotation has overcome Zack Wheeler’s injury nicely, and the bullpen has not been bad, although they struggled yesterday when Jeurys Familia was unavailable. Wilmer Flores has been solid at shortstop, and the...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins and Wilmer Flores Blew It In The Ninth

On Saturday night, the Mets got a first hand look at just how important Jeurys Familia is to this team and to this season. Staked to a 3-1 lead against the Braves, and with Familia unavailable to pitch due to the birth of his new son, the bullpen couldn’t lock down the win in the ninth inning and Atlanta ultimately won the game 5-3 in 11 innings. It was a jarring defeat to say...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Braves 5, Mets 3 (6/13/15)

The scoreboard doesn’t always tell the truth about a game. You could tell by Jacob deGrom‘s line that he had a great day, going seven strong innings of one-run baseball. He ended his day by striking out nine, walking one and only a first-inning Freddie Freeman home run to blemish an otherwise perfect afternoon. What the scoreboard doesn’t show was his fantastic defense that...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell Could Close For A Few Days

Closer Jeurys Familia is awaiting the birth of a new child. Once he lands on the paternity list, which could come as early as this weekend, former Mets closer Bobby Parnell could close for a day or two in Familia’s absence. Parnell recently rejoined the team on Wednesday after missing all of 2014 with Tommy John surgery. “I think this is an ideal situation to put Bobby in a...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Closing Time

On Friday, Jeurys Familia had one of those high wire saves where he didn’t have his best stuff, but was bailed out by Nick Markakis hitting into a game ending double play. It should only highlight the fact that the garden variety Mets closer gave you heart attacks every game. So I sit here in the wee hours of Friday night/Saturday morning thanking my lucky stars for Familia, who...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jeurys Familia The Mets MVP?

Last night, Jeurys Familia showed why he’s the closer of the future for the Mets. He entered the game with one out in the eighth and finished off a five-out save. It marked Familia’s third straight outing of more than one inning and his fourth this season. Familia’s numbers this season are absolutely incredible. The 25 year-old has a 1.35 ERA in 26.2 innings over 25 games,...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Who Should Be All-Stars

Some people believe Matt Harvey should be the Mets’ representative on the National League All-Star team. Sure, I can see that, but he’s no higher than fourth on my list. However, there’s no way the Mets will have four players, especially since they won’t have anybody voted in. David Wright is fourth among third baseman. FAMILIA: Saved 15th game today. (AP) My first choice...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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