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Featured Post: Sandy’s Next Move Should Be Trading Quantity For Quality

While having too much pitching is deemed a myth by many baseball fans, I believe the New York Mets have officially reached this paradox. Rare as it is to have so much depth, the Mets are crossing the point from developing their prospects to perhaps hindering them by keeping them in the minor leagues. When Zack Wheeler went down in the offseason, some fans pointed to injuries as...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Tulo Time For The Mets

Not at all lost amidst the Mets strong start to the 2015 season is the inconsistent play from Wilmer Flores. Wilmer has been good with the bat, but his nine errors in the field are second only to the enigmatic Ian Desmond. As the Mets inch closer and closer to legitimate title contention, it is becoming more apparent every day that this team needs a viable shortstop. Matt Reynolds...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy’s Next Move: Trading Quantity For Quality

While having too much pitching is deemed a myth by many baseball fans, I believe the New York Mets have officially reached this paradox. Rare as it is to have so much depth, the Mets are crossing the point from developing their prospects to perhaps hindering them by keeping them in the minor leagues. When Zack Wheeler went down in the offseason, some fans pointed to injuries as...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Parnell Struggles In Rehab, Carlyle Exits With Back Stiffness, Montero Still Sore

Bobby Parnell surrendered three runs in his first minor league rehab appearance since suffering a setback from Tommy John surgery three weeks ago. According to Jeff Moore of Baseball Prospectus, Parnell’s fastball was sitting at 90-92 MPH. Moore also tweeted that Parrnell was hit hard and lacked command on both his fastball and breaking pitches. Buddy Carlyle left yesterday’s...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Wrap: DeGrom Beaten; Wright Not Ready; Montero To DL

Well, today sure did stink for Mets, whose day began with the news Rafael Montero will go on the disabled list and David Wright is at least a week from coming off it. The day ended with Washington ripping Jacob deGrom and sending the Mets an 8-2 message they are far from ready to concede the NL East. The loss was the Mets’ 15th in their last 16 games against Washington at Citi...
Via New York Mets Report
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Placed On 15-Day DL With Rotator Cuff Inflammation

Rafael Montero has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with what they are saying is “rotator cuff inflammation” Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins both say that it is “nothing serious.” We’ve heard that before, but I keep my fingers crossed that it really is nothing serious. Montero was originally set to be sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas after his start Tuesday night...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Concerns and 3 Positive Takeaways From Marlins Series

3 Concerns To Keep An Eye On 1. Defense Holding On By A Thread The Mets are 5-7 on the road this year and the middle infield defense has played a large part in those results. Wilmer Flores and Daniel Murphy have shown signs of life at the plate, but aside from a few long balls, their offensive contributions have done little to erase their defensive woes. The truth is that both...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Headed To NYC For MRI On Shoulder

Assistant GM John Ricco told reporters in Miami that Rafael Montero is being sent to New York to have an MRI on his right shoulder. Montero complained of tightness in the back of his right shoulder. Ricco says it’s precautionary. Stay tuned for more on this…
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Leathersich promoted, Montero back to Vegas

Rafael Montero seems to have become the New York Mets’ official yo-yo this season. After making his first start of the season on Tuesday, Montero was immidiately sent packing back to Las Vegas, just one day after he was called up. This is now Montero’s second demotion in the first month of the season. He originally made the team as a reliever before being demoted in order to...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Option Montero, Call Up Leathersich

The Mets optioned Rafael Montero back to Triple-A Las Vegas after Tuesday’s loss to the Marlins and called up LHP Jack Leathersisch from Vegas. Leathersich was having a solid season as the closer for Las Vegas going 7-for-7 in save opportunities with a 2.57 ERA in seven innings.
Via Mets Merized Online
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Six-Man Rotation Not Practical For Mets

For more than five innings in tonight’s 4-3 loss at Miami, the Mets were treated to a solid performance from Rafael Montero to where the idea could be floated of considering a six-man rotation. Doing so would give everybody an additional day of rest. Specifically, the real goal would be to give Matt Harvey an additional day and ultimately preserve his workload. While that objective...
Via New York Mets Report
26 days ago  |  Discuss

April 28, Mets Lineup At Marlins

Rafael Montero was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to start tonight in Miami. To make room for him on the roster, infielder Danny Muno was optioned. Here’s tonight’s batting order against the Marlins: Curtis Granderson – RF Juan Lagares – CF Lucas Duda – 1B Eric Campbell – 3B Daniel Murphy – 2B Ruben Tejada – SS Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF Anthony Recker – C Rafael Montero – RHP
Via New York Mets Report
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Muno Optioned To Make Room For Rafael Montero

After Monday night’s exciting comeback win against the Miami Marlins, the Mets officially recalled RHP Rafael Montero from Triple-A Las Vegas. To make room for Montero on the active roster, the Mets optioned infielder Daniel Muno to Triple-A Las Vegas. Muno was 1-for-6 with a stolen base in four games since he joined the team on April 17. Montero (0-1, 4.15 ERA) will get the start...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Gee Not In Jeopardy Of Losing Rotation Spot To Montero

According to Terry Collins, Dillon Gee is not in jeopardy of losing his spot in the rotation, despite Rafael Montero starting Tuesday against the Marlins. Collins told reporters in Bismarck, North Dakota Miami he has the “biggest pain in the ass job there is” because of media speculation Gee could get bumped by Montero. “I hope he pitches good,” Collins said about Gee. “I...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap 4/24: Montero’s Final Tuneup, Becerra and Stuart Homer

Las Vegas 8, Reno 7 Rafael Montero got the win in his final start before he is scheduled to pitch against the Marlins on Tuesday. Montero went 5 innings allowing four runs on six hits, 0 walks, four strikeouts and added two hits and a RBI to help his own cause. Chasen Bradford pitched two scoreless innings to pick up his first save of the season. Bradford has yet to allow a run...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Still Very Eager To Trade Dillon Gee

Major League sources tell Andy Martino of the Daily News that the Mets are “still eager” to trade Dillon Gee, and views Rafael Montero as likely to take Gee’s spot. “Talking to people inside and outside the organization following the surprise demotion of Montero to Triple-A on Friday, it was clear that the competition between Gee and Montero did not end when the the team...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Montero To Return April 28, Fifth Starter Role Could Be Up For Grabs

The Mets activated infielder Danny Muno after promoting him from Triple-A Las Vegas, and to clear a spot on the roster for him the team optioned starter turned reliever Rafael Montero to Triple A. The move involving also allows the Mets to normalize their bench size back to five. Montero, who competed with Dillon Gee for the No. 5 starter position in spring training, failed to supplant...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets send down Montero to prepare for spot start

NEW YORK (AP) Mets reliever Rafael Montero was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday in order to work up to a spot start for New York on April 28 at Miami. Manager Terry Collins said this is a one-time outing meant to give the starters an extra day of rest between starts. He emphasized the Mets are not going to a six-man rotation. ''Don't read any more into it than that,'' Collins...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets To Employ Six-Man Rotation For One Turn, Montero Would Return As Starter

The Mets activated infielder Danny Muno after promoting him from Triple-A Las Vegas, and to clear a spot on the roster for him, the team optioned starter turned reliever Rafael Montero to Triple A. Montero, who competed with Dillon Gee for the No. 5 starter position in spring training, failed to supplant Gee and started the regular season in the bullpen. He pitched 4 1/3 innings...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets To Employ Six-Man Rotation For One Turn, Montero Would Return As Starter

The Mets activated infielder Danny Muno after promoting him from Triple-A Las Vegas, and to clear a spot on the roster for him, the team optioned starter turned reliever Rafael Montero to Triple A. Montero, who competed with Dillon Gee for the No. 5 starter position in spring training, failed to supplant Gee and started the regular season in the bullpen. He pitched 4 1/3 innings...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Option Rafael Montero To Vegas, Danny Muno Activated

Mets announced that Rafael Montero will be optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for Danny Muno who has been added to the 25 man roster and will be available to play tonight. Montero, 24, appeared in four games for the Mets and posted a 4.15 ERA over 4 1/3 innings. April 16 The Mets announced that they have called up infielder Danny Muno from Triple-A Las Vegas. No corresponding...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Smashing Debut: Montero Shuts Down Nationals For Two Innings

The health of New York Met closers resurfaced as a major opening day story again this year.  After Bobby Parnell was lost to Tommy John surgery following his Opening Day appearance a year past, it was Jenrry Mejia who headed to the disabled list with elbow inflammation this week. Mejia’s injury is disconcerting to Met fans, but somehow, the news brought a different  level of...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Matt Reynolds and other prospects shine in Spring Training

I’m back! That’s right kiddies, your friendly neighborhood minor league analyst is back after half a year away from the blog-o-sphere.  I’ll be doing my weekly prospect review, but in the meantime you can chew on some tasty numbers from the “Boys of Spring”.  The Met Farm System was on display this spring and it did not disappoint.  Be ready for good times in 2015 and...
Via Mets360.com
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Conforto’s assignment, Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ last 10, Zack Thornton’s misfortune

Really smart people go into an experiment with no pre-conceived ideas and simply go where the evidence takes them. Opinionated people go into experiments with an outcome already in mind. My opinion was that a first-round draft pick from a four-year college should start his first full professional season in either Hi-A or (preferably) Double-A. So I was unhappy when I read yesterday...
Via Mets360.com
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Gee Overcomes Challenge From Montero, Wins Fifth Starter Job

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, veteran righthander Dillon Gee will be the Mets fifth starter based on information he received from several team sources. Despite a stiff challenge from prospect Rafael Montero, Gee will remain in the rotation as the Mets head into Opening Day. Gee could get traded as you can read below in the original story, but seriously, this was the...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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