RAFAEL MONTERO NEWS

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Injuries not stopping Mets

Even with the best record in the National League, Met fans aren't doing much celebrating what with two more significant injuries to Travis d'Arnaud and Jerry Blevins. But winning teams can overcome injuries, and so far at least, the Mets have done just that.  The Mets have had so many injuries lately that some articles about them don't even mention Zack Wheeler. For a team built...
Via Subway Squawkers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets “eager” to trade Dillon Gee

The New York Mets‘ decision to give the last spot in the rotation to Dillon Gee continues to look like a bad one, as he continues to struggle. Gee’s struggles have made the Mets “eager” to trade and replace him with 24-year-old Rafael Montero, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Gee, 28, is having a rough start to the season, as noted above. Coming into...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Circumstances Point To Gee Departure

The math adds up to the conclusion the New York Mets – two weeks into the season – are ready to move on from Dillon Gee. Gee gave the Mets the required innings in two unimpressive starts, but recent circumstances conspired to making it impossible for them to allow him time to work out his problems and fall into a groove. GEE: On thin ice. (Getty) GM Sandy Alderson finally realized...
Via New York Mets Report
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero No Longer Tipping Pitches

According to what pitching coach Dan Warthen told Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, righthander Rafael Montero was tipping his pitches last year. “He was tipping his pitches,” Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said of Montero, referring to last season and earlier this spring. “Horribly. That’s pretty much all we’ve worked on with him.” Montero was tipping off hitters when...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball America: Mets Have 5th Best System In MLB

Baseball America ranked the New York Mets with the 5th best farm system in MLB. The Mets have seen their farm ranking improve steadily as the system was restocked by Sandy and Co. and a dozen or so players from the prior regime rose to top prospect status or won regular major league jobs. Baseball America had the Mets ranked 16th in 2013 and 10th in 2014. Here is what they had to...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Still No Decision On Mets Fifth Starter As Race Tightens

After another dominant performance by Rafael Montero on Monday, the question as to who will be named the team’s fifth starter between him and Dillon Gee rages on. Montero strengthened his case with six scoreless innings against a stacked Marlins lineup, allowing just two hits, walking none and striking out six batters. It was vintage Montero, displaying that impeccable command...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Montero, Duda Shine; Muno Should Make Team

The Mets received six strong innings from Rafael Montero and Lucas Duda homered and drove in five runs in a 7-1 victory over Miami. Michael Cuddyer hit his sixth homer of the spring for the Mets. The Mets are deciding between Montero and Dillon Gee for the final spot in the rotation. The Mets also say they remain open to trading Gee. The Mets are also considering a contract extension...
Via New York Mets Report
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Good Games From Montero And Duda Raise Questions

Two pertinent Mets’ issues surfaced in today’s 7-1 rout of the Marlins. The most urgent is the competition for a starter’s spot between Rafael Montero and Dillon Gee. The second is the idea of giving Lucas Duda a contract extension. DUDA: Are Mets talking long-term? (AP) Coming on the heels of Gee’s strong outing Sunday, Montero was equally dominating today against Miami...
Via New York Mets Report
25 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 1:05 PM (SNY)

Big game for Rafael Montero who gets another chance today today to make a case for the starting rotation as the New York Mets take on the Miami Marlins. Montero opposes right-hander Dan Haren for the Marlins in a 1:10 PM matchup at Tradition Field (SNY). Mets Notes Fred Wilpon addressed Mets players in a closed-door meeting, but wouldn’t take questions from media. No players would...
Via Mets Merized Online
26 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN NY: Mets Still Open To Trading Dillon Gee

Despite losing Zack Wheeler to a ligament tear that required Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets still may trade right-hander Dillon Gee within the month, an organization source told ESPN New York. “Gee is expected to open the season in the Mets’ rotation, although there are dissenters among team officials, who prefer prospect Rafael Montero.” “Mets manager Terry Collins...
Via Mets Merized Online
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The case for Rafael Montero over Dillon Gee

Matt Harvey is a star, someone who should be in the rotation as long as he’s healthy. Dillon Gee is a placeholder, a competent MLB pitcher who should be in the rotation until someone better comes along. Gee has done a fine job for the Mets, making 103 starts for the club. We should salute his efforts for the team the past four-plus seasons. However, just because he has been...
Via Mets360.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Montero Could Be Best No. 5 Pitcher In League

It wasn’t long ago that we were referring to Rafael Montero as “The Dominator” here at MMO, as his pitching performances often left us with our mouths hanging open, and each performance seemed to get better and better. Then he was called up to make a few starts with the Mets last year, and all the hype caught up to him. He didn’t look like the same guy that we watched dominate...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Yankees 2

The New York Mets beat the New York Yankees by a score of 7-2 on Wednesday at Gearge M. Steinbrenner Field. Offense: What can I say about future All Star Juan Lagares that I haven’t said already? Wow, another great game from Lagares who went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two runs scored, two RBI, and a stolen base. he’s batting .395 with a 1.102 OPS. Some kind of Juan-derful...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Rafael Montero vs. Masahiro Tanaka (3/25/15)

Note that this game is only televised on YES Related Posts: Game Chatter: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Rafael Montero (5/14/14) Would Masahiro Tanaka make sense for the Mets? Game Chatter: Rafael Montero vs. A.J. Burnett (5/30/14) Game Chatter: Rafael Montero vs. Samuel Deduno (9/27/14) Game Chatter: Josh Beckett vs. Rafael Montero (5/20/14)
Via Mets360.com
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Gee Will Likley Win 5th Starter Job, Montero Still A Possibility

Even though Dillon Gee is the clear frontrunner for the final spot in the Mets rotation, Rafael Montero is not being ruled out just yet. According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, there is still conversation in the Mets organization about naming Montero as the 5th starter The article also contains some good quotes from Gee, who needs to build up his endurance for a starting role...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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