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Mets vs Marlins: Who Are Better Positioned To Challenge The Nationals?

Joel Sherman of the NY Post asked seven AL and NL team executives who they believed were best positioned to challenge the Nationals for top spot in the NL East between the Mets and the Marlins. AL Assistant GM: “I like the Marlins better at this point. I think their rotations are similar, especially if Haren shows up, but I like the Marlins’ bullpen a little bit better. However...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: projecting the rotation

Earlier in the month I gave you a lineup projection for the New York Mets. Today I will move on and project the starting rotation. Of course, as there is still plenty of time remaning in the offseason this is subject to change but I will include likely trades in my projections. 1. Matt Harvey, RHP Matt Harvey’s ERA in 2013 was a stellar 2.27, and he hopes to return to form in...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Issues That Must Be Answered Positively To Reach The Playoffs

The Mets can be a playoff team, but a lot of things must break their way before there’s meaningful October baseball at Citi Field. With it being apparent they won’t make any substantial additions between now and Opening Day, they’ll have to improve enough to win at least an additional ten games with their current roster. That’s a tall order. Here’s what must happen: Matt...
Via New York Mets Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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 ...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the New York Mets improve enough to compete?

The New York Mets finished 79-83 in 2014. It was the year every Mets fan heard and thought would be the year they make it back to the playoffs. An injury to their best player, set them back a year as Matt Harvey missed the whole season after under going Tommy John Surgery at the end of the 2013 season. Now, there are no more excuses for Sandy Alderson or Terry Collins. This is the...
Via NYMetsLife
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Who starts for the New York Mets on Opening Day?

Terry Collins told the Post that there is a possibility the Mets hold out Matt Harvey during the team’s first road trip as a way to conserve innings. It is a long way down the road, but if the Mets do decide to go this route then the question becomes who starts Opening Day when the New York Mets start the season against the Washington Nationals? Here are the options along with...
Via NYMetsLife
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball America: Thor Leads Mets Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America released their Mets Top 10 Prospects today and they project a bright future for the Mets. All seven of the Mets’ domestic affiliates finished at .500 or better in 2014, giving New York a cumulative .568 winning percentage that led all organizations. They point out that the system has finally begun to see some position players move up to the higher levels and closer...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey Could Be Held Back Until Home Opener At Citi

Mets manager Terry Collins told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post that he is looking at Matt Harvey like Bruce Bochy looks at Madison Bumgarner. “He’s got the competitiveness of a stinkin’ bear. Matt and I just met a couple of days ago in New York and talked about how important it is for him to understand that we’ve got to be careful.” Collins said the Mets are now considering...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee: ‘Mets are ready to win'; but will he be there?

New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee appeared on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” Monday afternoon to discuss the team’s progress. In no uncertain terms did Gee hold back: He believes the club will contend in 2015. But Gee himself is no guarantee to be part of the team. The Daily News last week reported the pitcher’s days with the organization may be numbered as the Mets...
Via Around Citi
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Can Mets Win With Wright As Their Top Hitter?

I’ve been having this internal debate with myself over the past few months. With so much riding on 2015, the Mets have put a huge burden on several players. While a lot will be expected of the returning Matt Harvey and the elite stable of pitchers that follow him in the rotation, so much more rides on the bats of Curtis Granderson and David Wright. Granderson has morphed into...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 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...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: Can Mets Win With David Wright As Their Top Hitter?

I’ve been having this internal debate with myself over the past few months. With so much riding on 2015, the Mets have put a huge burden on several players. While a lot will be expected of the returning Matt Harvey and the elite stable of pitchers that follow him in the rotation, so much more rides on the bats of Curtis Granderson and David Wright. Granderson has morphed into...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 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...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining Mets’ Trade Assets

I keep hearing the Mets are willing to trade and have the chips to do so. However, it is well known they aren’t willing to part with Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. So, what’s left to deal, and what is their trade value? As the Winter Meetings progress, let’s examine their trade assets: Jon Niese: Being lefthanded with a manageable salary has been...
Via New York Mets Report
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets could send Harvey to DL during season

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Mets would consider placing ace Matt Harvey on the disabled list this summer if it helps extend his season into October - should New York make the playoffs. ''If he's a little ouchy then that's always a possibility,'' general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday, the day before the winter meetings were to begin at a bayside hotel here. ''Fatigue can manifest itself...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets have an idea: A 7-day DL to rest pitchers

One of the New York Mets’ most important objectives during the 2015 season will be managing Matt Harvey’s workload as he returns from Tommy John surgery. Obviously, the goal is to keep him healthy (as it would be for any pitcher), but also to avoid a Stephen Strasburg-type shutdown that would end Harvey’s season in September. Skipping Harvey’s turn in the starting rotation...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets have an idea: A 7-day DL to rest pitchers

One of the New York Mets’ most important objectives during the 2015 season will be managing Matt Harvey’s workload as he returns from Tommy John surgery. Obviously, the goal is to keep him healthy (as it would be for any pitcher), but also to avoid a Stephen Strasburg-type shutdown that would end Harvey’s season in September. Skipping Harvey’s turn in the starting rotation...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

On Board

Matt Harvey met the media for the first time this offseason, which was apparently good enough for “special coverage” on SNY. (Partly because Matt Harvey is, like it or not, a significant talent and a compelling figure in the New York sports landscape. And partly because the Jets are 2-10 and if SNY has to air repeats of Ray Lucas giving the Jets an F in the category of life their...
Via Metstradamus
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Matt Harvey aiming to throw off a mound in two weeks

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey plans to start throwing off a mound in about two weeks for the first time since the regular season in attempt to get ready for spring training, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York: #454409580 / gettyimages.com Harvey has not pitched in a regular season game since August 24, 2013 due to a torn UCL, leading to subsequent Tommy John...
Via Sports Injury Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Timing Is Right, The Mets Must Take Advantage

“Well? How did I get here?” – David Byrne, Talking Heads, “Once In A Lifetime” Right now, the Mets find themselves in a strange place. Their division, the National League East, entered the 2014 season with one team that was clearly head-and-shoulders above the rest. It had another team that had been a Wild Card participant the previous year, another that had been a...
Via Mets360.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

So Far, Harvey Buying Into Mets’ Plans

Since it’s only December, everything must be taken at face value when it comes to Matt Harvey. You want to take him at his word, but I wouldn’t be me if I weren’t skeptical after hearing him say at this afternoon’s press conference he was on board with the Mets’ decision to limit his innings this summer. HARVEY: It is early. Harvey bucked the Mets before, so it wouldn’t...
Via New York Mets Report
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Harvey willing to accept limits on starts, innings

NEW YORK -- Mets ace Matt Harvey is willing to accept limits on his starts and innings next year in order to able to pitch in the playoffs if New York makes it that far for the first time since 2006. Harvey hasn't pitched in a game since Aug. 24, 2013, and the right-hander is recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery that Oct. 22. He has been working out at Citi Field six...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey Completely Onboard With Innings Limit Plan

On Wednesday afternoon, Matt Harvey acknowledged to reporters at Citi Field that he will not pitch 200 innings in 2015 and that he’s completely on board with however the front office plans to limit his innings next season. “You know what? I’m going to be happy to throw an entire year,” Harvey said. “Whatever they decide, it’s in the best interests of both the team and...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson Weighs In On Matt Harvey’s Celebrity Status

During an appearance on MLB Network Radio this weekend, Mets GM Sandy Alderson was asked to share his thoughts about the celebrity status of righthander Matt Harvey. “I think you have to recognize that there are pluses and minuses associated with that kind of celebrity,’ Alderson said. “It brings a certain amount of attention that wouldn’t otherwise exist.” “I remember...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Top Five Issues Entering Spring Training

I trust you all enjoyed Thanksgiving with your families. With Christmas fast approaching, followed by the Super Bowl, it is time to forget about the Jets, Giants, Knicks and Nets, and focus on hockey and the upcoming baseball season. The spring training countdown begins at the conclusion of the Super Bowl. With that, I’ll take a look at what I consider the Mets’ top five issues...
Via New York Mets Report
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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