An early look at the Mets’ 2015 bench

Barring any surprise deals, the Mets’ starting lineup appears set for the 2015 season. Likewise, the team’s bench seems to be fairly solidified heading into Spring Training. Before we dive into the likely candidates, let’s take a quick look back at the Mets’ bench as they opened the 2014 season.   Anthony Recker, C Lucas Duda, 1B/OF Omar Quintanilla, INF Josh Satin, INF...
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Return of Incredible Rafael Betancourt Fun Facts

This is all the excuse I need: #Rockies sign SS Omar Quintanilla, a utility INF for 2005-09 teams, and re-sign veteran RH reliever Rafael Betancourt — Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) January 30, 2015 I’ve developed a very minor obsession with Rafael Betancourt. If you’ve paid close attention over the years, you might’ve noticed, but I wouldn’t […]
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Add To Roster Depth

The Colorado Rockies augmented their roster depth yesterday by agreeing to some minor league deals with a couple of veterans, and acquiring a couple young arms through a trade with the Atlanta Braves. This flurry of activity has been the most the Rockies have seen this offseason since signing role players Nick Hundley and Daniel Descalso to free agent deals. Returning to Colorado...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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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October 06, 2014  |  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...
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Walk It Out

The Mets broke the game open in the eighth, scoring four more runs that resulted in a 9-1 victory. In the last 10 games, this team has gone 8-2. More importantly, they’re hitting home runs at home and driving in runs when they need to. This could be a fluke, but I don’t care because I am enjoying what I’m seeing. Thinking back on this past week, I turned down two opportunities...
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July 14, 2014  |  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

What’s The Next Excuse?

The Mets were very quick with the excuses after they lost three of four games to the Rockies in Colorado and then getting swept by the Marlins in Miami. Apparently, according to Terry Collins and David Wright, the Mets have not played well in recent years in either ballpark, and both teams were very hot. Additionally the Rockies have “great hitters” and the Marlins have “great...
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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

3 Up and 3 Down: Mets Get Hooked In Miami

I am just sitting here trying to wrap my head around how unfriendly this road trip was.  Things were supposed to be different for our Metsies away from Citi Field.  They were last year anyway.  As we all know they just wrapped up a three-city 9-game road trip on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins, finishing a disappointing 2-6 (one rainout).  The hardest part was trying to figure...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Screaming Through May

Turns out, Bobby Ojeda may be more right than he knows. After the Mets lost another walk off game in Miami, Screamin’ O was doing what he’s been forced to do on these post game shows for years … and that’s analyze the baseball equivalent of dog piss. It’s an unenviable job, because no matter how hard one might try to give that day’s dog piss a sous ton of strawberry,...
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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

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 4, Mets 3

The Mets lost in gut-wrenching fashion as they fell to the Miami Marlins by a score of 4-3 Monday night at Marlins Park. On a night when Jon Niese tossed seven scoreless innings and handed the bullpen a three run lead, Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed the Marlins to score three runs to tie the game, before they won it in the ninth on a walk-off single off the leg of Gonzalez German. It...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 7:10 PM (SNY)

After taking the first game of the series in dramatic style, the Mets look to continue their winning ways in the middle game against the Miami Marlins tonight at Citi Field. Jenrry Mejia (3-0, 1.99 ERA) opposes right-hander Kevin Slowey (0-0, 4.15) in a 7:10 PM start. Mejia heads into Saturday on a roll. The 24-year-old is 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA, striking out 25 in 22 2/3 innings...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s the breaking point for cutting the cord on Ruben Tejada?

A few weeks back I penned a column lauding the decent start Ruben Tejada was off to. And as if it was a foreshadowing of things to come, Tejada has now gone into a miserable slump and is once again losing time to backup Omar Quintanilla. Tejada is now sporting a paltry .200/.324/.217 slash line to go with just one extra base hit and four RBI’s. Yuck. So, with Tejada slipping back...
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Granderson Rip A Walk-Off Single

On Friday night, Curtis Granderson ripped a ninth inning walk-off single to beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Friday night at Citi Field. Facing Marlins closer Scott Cishek, Granderson lined a two-out single under the glove of Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones, driving in Omar Quintanilla with the winning run that capped the Mets’ two-run rally. It made Granderson the first player...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ain’t It Grand

It’s ironic that on the same day that excerpts of Mookie Wilson’s book came out where he says, among other things, that the organization shies away from letting members of the 1986 club have positions of authority because of their hard partying culture (and does it surprise you … they don’t even tolerate a picture with a middle finger on a personal twitter account), that...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Braves vs Mets, 1:10 PM

The Mets will try and avoid a sweep at the hands of the Braves as they close out their three-game series Sunday at 1:10 PM. Zack Wheeler (1-2, 4.67 ERA) will start for the Mets and be opposed by rookie righthander David Hale (0-0, 2.89) for the Braves. Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Curtis Granderson – RF David Wright – 3B Daniel Murphy – 2B Chris Young – CF Lucas...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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