Omar Quintanilla, John Lannan, Taylor Teagarden File For Free Agency

Omar Quintanilla, John Lannan and Taylor Teagarden have filed for free agency according to Baseball America. Lannan last pitched for the Mets in April without much success. He finished this season with just five appearances and a 15.75 ERA. Lannan just turned 30 and will begin searching for a new team. Quintanilla played in just 15 games for the Mets this season, hitting .207/.258...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

How badly do the Mets need to upgrade SS and LF?

Heading into the offseason, the chorus that’s been beaten to death by pundits, fans, and pretty much everyone, is that the Mets need to upgrade at both shortstop and left field going into 2015 if they want to compete. The consensus seems to be that what the Mets got out of those two positions in 2014 was somewhere between “the worst thing ever seen” and “the worst thing ever...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

In Sandy We Trust?

Despite all of the offseason moves and despite all the talk of being a 90 win team, at 37-48, the Mets are now 11 games under .500 on July 3rd for the second consecutive year. At this point last season, the Mets were the same 37-48 featuring a lineup riddled with minor league players such as Omar Quintanilla, Josh Satin and Andrew Brown. Alderson has a plan, but fans are quickly...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Save Money By Having Flores On Bench Over Quintanilla

According to Mike Puma of the Post, the New York Mets did not have to pay Omar Quintanilla the rest of his $800,000 contract because they designated the shortstop for assignment before a deadline set in his contract. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York disputes that Quintanilla was demoted ahead of a specific deadline as a money saver, as Kyle Farnsworth was. However Rubin does confirm...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Gee Has 16 inning Scoreless Streak, Quintanilla Clears Waivers

The Mets will look to even the series tonight at Citi Field when they take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10 PM. RHP Dillon Gee (3-1, 2.51) gets the start for the Mets and will oppose RHP Kyle Kendrick (0-3, 3.58) for the Phillies. Gee enters tonight’s start with a career-high 16.0 inning scoreless streak which dates back to April 22. The streak is the longest by a Mets...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Leaving Las Vegas: Red-Hot Eric Campbell Called Up By Mets

The New York Mets have announced that Eric Campbell will join the Mets in time for Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.  No corresponding rule was announced, but Adam Rubin says that the likely target headed for AAA will be Josh Satin. Campbell will need to be added to the 40-Man Roster, but the Mets have an open spot created when they designated Omar Quintanilla...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black and other necessary moves

Wilmer Flores was promoted Thursday and will start at shortstop today against Philadelphia. That is a necessary move by the Mets as the Ruben Tejada, Omar Quintanilla combination was performing at sub Rey Ordonez levels (take a look at the numbers). Will Flores save the season? No, but the Mets are a team in transition and they need to figure out what they have and don’t have....
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets calling up SS prospect Wilmer Flores

Wilmer Flores is expected to be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas, taking the roster spot that had belonged to Omar Quintanilla. How Terry Collins plans to divvy the playing time at shortstop remains to be seen, but clearly the Mets are dissatisfied with their production at shortstop and Ruben Tejada's playing time will diminish. Of course, how Flores will handle the big-league...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets to designate infielder Omar Quintanilla; move to come

The Mets will designate backup infielder Omar Quintanilla Thursday, the team announced. A subsequent corresponding move will be made, but not yet. Quintanilla was hitting .207 with a .258 on-base percentage. Normally steady in the field, he made a key error at shortstop Monday night in a Mets loss.
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores To Be Recalled From Las Vegas

The Mets announced on Wednesday that shortstop Omar Quintanilla has been designated for assignment. Quintanilla was hitting .207 in 15 games for the Mets this season.    While a corresponding move has yet to be announced, sources from beat writers are all confirming that  Wilmer Flores will be called up and activated before Friday’s game against the Phillies. The red-hot...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Expected To Be Promoted To Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that Wilmer Flores is expected to be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas, taking the roster spot that had belonged to Omar Quintanilla, who is due to be designated for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Quintanilla designated for assignment

The New York Mets have announced that they have designated infielder Omar Quintanilla for assignment. Quintanilla had been serving as the backup shortstop behind Ruben Tejada. Following a dismal road trip the Mets decided they needed a fresh face on the team to give an offensive boost. Between Tejada and Quintanilla, the shortstop position has supplied only 21 hits for a batting...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: The Mets 8-9-1 Has Been Abysmal

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan Agonizingly documented to the point of nauseam, the Mets situation at shortstop is one that has frustrated Met fans to the point of complete and total state of confusion. It’s is well known, well documented, and proven in the stat line that the two-headed SS platoon the Mets have been utilizing is one that boasts AAA or AAAA+ players at-best. While...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Designate Quintanilla For Assignment, Is Flores On His Way?

The Mets announced that they have designated shortstop Omar Quintanilla for assignment via Twitter tonight. Quintanilla was hitting 6-for-29 in in 15 games for the Mets this season. He had one double, two runs scored, three RBIs, two walks and five strikeouts. The team has not announced a corresponding move, but Adam Rubin says that it will be an internal promotion and speculates...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets in 60: Too Early to Get Excited?

The New York Mets celebrated a walk-off win on Friday thanks to an RBI single by Curtis Granderson. After being down to their last strike, Omar Quintanilla singled to score Lucas Duda, and then Granderson put the cherry on top. YA GOTTA BELIEVE! The post Mets in 60: Too Early to Get Excited? appeared first on The Daily Stache.
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Curtis Granderson’s Walk Off Hit Vs The Marlins

With the Mets trailing the Marlins 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth and Marlins Closer Steve Cishek having saved 33 games in a row, things were looking bleak. With two outs and Lucas Duda on second base after a leadoff hit was followed by a bunt and a line out, up came back up middle infielder Omar Quintanilla. Q would line an opposite field single to left field to tie the game and...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Players of the Week: An Encore Performance and a Hook from Hell?

This week in Mets baseball was just like any other: stagnant offense, average defense and bi-polar pitching. At the close of week two, it became apparent that more than one player was going to have to hit consistently for this team to experience constant success and reach that seemingly astronomical 90-win goal. However, despite the up and down pattern we have been seeing from this...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Morning Grind: What To Do With Q?

Good morning, Mets fans! Another crazy game last night. Why do the Mets always do this to us? I know I’m not the only one who actually expected the unthinkable to happen… but once Jose Valverde threw ball 3 to Erick Aybar and the guys in the SNY truck cut to Raul Ibañez looming on deck,  I said “Ibañez will probably hit a home run” out loud… 2 minutes later, well...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

#MetsTwitterRecap: Opening Day 2014…We’re Back!

#OpeningDayPrediction Game goes 17 innings, Omar Quintanilla pitches the top of the 17th and gives up a 2-run double #Mets — MetsKevin11 (@MetsKevin11) March 31, 2014 Still no official lineup from Mets, but Chris Young out with quad injury. Meet the Mets! — Kevin Burkhardt (@kevinburkhardt) March 31, 2014 #OpeningDay lineup: @EYJr – 4, @JuanLagares2 – 8, Wright 5, @CGrand3...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Collins Announces Quintanilla Has Made The Team

4:20 PM Anthony Seratelli will not make the team according to Terry Collins. Ruben Tejada and Omar Quintanilla are your 2014 Opening Day shortstops. 12:00 PM This is more of an obvious conclusion than it is a projection, but given that it’s not official we’ll call it my projected 2014 Opening Day Roster. Starting Rotation Dillon Gee, RHP Bartolo Colon, RHP Zack Wheeler, RHP...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets Will Have A Very Good Bench in 2014

“Basically, the Mets have a strong bench. Unfortunately, it’s starting.” – Sports Illustrated, June 2, 1980. Such was the narrative when the Mets surprised everybody that year by flirting with .500 in mid-June. That gritty, gutty bunch warranted a feature in the leading national sporting publication of the time, on the verge of having a walk-off win worthy of 1969. The...
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Playing In Las Vegas A Good Idea

The New York Mets haven’t had the best working relationships with their minor league affiliates over the years, moving from Tidewater, to Norfolk, to Buffalo, and now Las Vegas. Much of the problem, especially with Buffalo, was not doing much to promote those affiliates. The perception with Buffalo, and now Las Vegas, is those cities were merely pit stops until somebody offered...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2013 Mets and difficult plays

Yesterday morning my colleague Spencer Manners introduced a new fielding data set, Inside Edge Fielding, that was unveiled this week at FanGraphs. This new data breaks down each play a player has the opportunity to make into six categories based on the difficulty of successfully making the play. The category titles are pretty self-explanatory. For example, the Impossible category...
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Position Players Officially Report Today!

Photo Courtesy Of @Lets86ItMets position players will officially report to spring training today, despite the fact that nearly everyone has already done so.  In fact, the only two players who are yet to arrive are Omar Quintanilla and Wilfredo Tovar.  They are likely to draw the ire of Mets skipper, Terry Collins, who prefers everyone to be in camp early.  Nonetheless, for the...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Camp Almost At Full Attendance Already

According to Adam Rubin of, “the Mets have pretty much everyone in camp, including position players, even though those players are not required to report until Thursday.” The two players that were invited and still weren’t in camp are Omar Quintanilla and Wilmer Flores. Flores was due to arrive this morning, after finishing his second stint at the fitness camp in Michigan...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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