RAFAEL MONTERO NEWS

Mets Minors: No room for Bartolo Colon in Queens

Sometimes I’m wrong, like when I said that Juan Lagares would show no offensive growth in 2014 and would instead backslide into being unplayable.  Sometimes I’m right, like when I said that Jacob deGrom might have the brighter future than Rafael Montero.  I was wrong about Bartolo Colon… to a point. Colon has been great.  He’s easily earned his $10 Mil per year contract...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Land Five On MLB.com Top 100 Prospects List

MLB.com released its latest set of prospect rankings tonight, and the Mets have five prospects who made the cut. Noah Syndergaard (13), Kevin Plawecki (67), Brandon Nimmo (67), Michael Conforto (86), and Dominic Smith (88) each made the overall top 100 list. Here’s some of what the MLB.com staff had to say about each of them: Syndergaard: Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the MLB to shorten the season

The Mets have traded Ike Davis, released Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde, put Bobby Parnell on the DL to have Tommy John’s Surgery, moved from last place to third place to fourth place in about two weeks, promoted and demoted Rafael Montero, demoted and then premoted Travis d’Arnaud, put starting pitchers Jon Niese and Dillon Gee on the DL and activated them, and done much...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Pitching Prospects Go First In A Blockbuster Trade?

So we all know by now that the Mets have a stacked farm system when it comes to pitching. Sure, the big club has been clicking on all cylinders recently, but in order to ensure sustained success, all the talk has been leading to the team needing one more big bat in the middle of the lineup. The major areas for upgrade at this point are left field and shortstop. Even if a blockbuster...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Mets Prospects Crack Law’s Midseason Top 50

Michael Conforto, who is Keith Law’s #32 ranked prospect, signs his contract with the Mets last week ESPN‘s Keith Law released his midseason update of his Top 50 Prospects list. In his preseason Top 100 list there were five Mets who made the cut. They were Noah Syndergaard (24), Travis d’Arnaud (36), Dominic Smith (37), Rafael Montero (60), and Brandon Nimmo (92). However this...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

From Left Field: What Pitching Prospects Go First In A Blockbuster Trade?

So we all know by now that the Mets have a stacked farm system when it comes to pitching. Sure, the big club has been clicking on all cylinders recently, but in order to ensure sustained success, all the talk has been leading to the team needing one more big bat in the middle of the lineup. The major areas for upgrade at this point are left field and shortstop. Even if a blockbuster...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

Rafael Montero completed his second minor league rehab start today with the St. Lucie Mets, tossing four scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four batters. Montero... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

Rafael Montero completed his second minor league rehab start today with the St. Lucie Mets, tossing four scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four batters. Montero has been battling an oblique strain for a couple of weeks now. In mid-June, he left a start for Las Vegas after only five pitches. On July 9, Montero allowed one run in two innings for...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: The biggest question about Jack Leathersich

Jack Leathersich is a left handed relief pitcher with Binghamton.  He’s not a big guy and he doesn’t throw particularly hard, but his results are phenomenal.  He is the biggest strikeout threat in the Met farm system and could be just as important to the Met future as Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom or Rafael Montero.  Let’s take a look at...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Call-Ups: Montero vs. Syndergaard

With the trade deadline approaching, it is rumored that the Mets may be willing to shop around pitchers with the hope of acquiring a big time offensive contributor. The reason why the Mets can afford to make a maneuver like this is because they have a surplus of young pitching, and are in need of some offensive help. If a pitcher gets traded after the deadline, someone might need...
Via Mets360.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom and his future role

Last night against the Atlanta Braves, Jacob deGrom put together arguably his best major league start to date. With that and the return of Dillon Gee to the rotation, deGrom’s future with the Mets is a little bit cloudy. Going into next season, the Mets seem to have more major league ready starting pitching than needed for the five starting spots. Matt Harvey will be back and seemingly...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Montero Is Due To Pitch In A Game This Week

Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that Rafael Montero has thrown live batting practice and is due to enter a game this week. This will be the first time Montero pitches since suffering a left oblique strain... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Syndergaard Nowhere Close To Debut, Mets Livid About Montero

  Back in Spring Training, the script was that Mets top pitching prospects Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard would both be fixtures in the rotation as the team finally took that giant leap forward into the future they’ve been talking about since the Winter of 2010. Scratch that. Both of the organization’s prized righthanders – one known for a blazing fastball and wicked...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Notes: Montero Has Left Oblique Strain, Syndergaard Returns Today

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Rafael Montero left Saturday’s Las Vegas start after just five pitches with a left-oblique strain. Montero, who was sent back to Vegas after a 6-5 loss to the Phillies on May 30, has not pitched well since returning to Triple A, tossing 8.2 innings, while going 0-1 (two ND), and allowing four earned runs on 13 hits. Noah Syndergaard, who injured...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Notes: Montero Has Left Oblique Strain, Syndergaard Returns Today

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Rafael Montero left Saturday’s Las Vegas start after just five pitches with a left-oblique strain. Montero, who was sent back to Vegas after a 6-5 loss to the Phillies on May 30, has not pitched well since returning to Triple A, tossing 8.2 innings, while going 0-1 (two ND), and allowing four earned runs on 13 hits. Noah Syndergaard, who injured...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Notes: Montero Has Left Oblique Strain, Syndergaard Returns Today

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Rafael Montero left Saturday’s Las Vegas start after just five pitches with a left-oblique strain. Montero, who was sent back to Vegas after a 6-5 loss to the Phillies on May 30, has not pitched well since returning to Triple A, tossing 8.2 innings, while going 0-1 (two ND), and allowing four earned runs on 13 hits. Noah Syndergaard, who injured...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero Injured, Syndergaard Set To Return

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that Rafael Montero left Saturday’s Las Vegas start after five pitches with a left-oblique strain. Montero, who was sent back to Vegas after a 6-5 loss to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Struggles Through Latest Start in Las Vegas

Questions regarding Rafael Montero will certainly start to surface after his latest outing on Monday night.  In his second start for Las Vegas after his demotion, Montero lasted just three innings giving up six runs.  It was his shortest outing all season in both the major leagues and the minor leagues. Montero worked fairly well in his first inning of work giving up just one hit...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero Struggles in Return to Las Vegas

Rafael Montero made his first start for the Las Vegas 51′s, since being sent down from the New York Mets.  Montero would deal with his share of struggles throughout the start, but would leave... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite No Wins To Show For It, deGrom Has Pitched Impressively

On a day that saw one prospect sent packing, another one lived another day.  Jacob deGrom started his fourth career major league game on Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies.  Learning the news that his teammate Rafael Montero was heading back to Las Vegas before the first pitch, deGrom went out and pitched as if his days in the majors depended on it. DeGrom was overpowering...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Send Rafael Montero Back to Minors

The Mets have sent pitching prospect Rafael Montero back to Las Vegas. More to come…. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets pitching woes continue; Montero demoted, replaced in rotation by Daisuke Matsuzaka

Photo Credit: Metsminorleagueblog.com   Mets rookie right-hander Rafael Montero has been demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear a roster spot for reliever Buddy Carlyle. Montero has recently struggled, most recently being pulled after only 3 2/3 innings in a 14 inning loss to the Phillies on Friday night. He was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in four starts, having given up...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero Optioned To Vegas To Make Room For Carlyle

1:30 PM As expected, the Mets have demoted rookie right-hander Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for reliever Buddy Carlyle who was promoted after last night’s game. Montero lasted just 3.2 innings in Friday’s 14-inning loss to the Phillies. Mets asst GM John Ricco said Montero’s demotion was solely out of necessity because the bullpen is shot...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero Sinks in the 4th

Rafael Montero began the game mixing in his breaking pitches.  Despite being mostly unable to get batters to bite on change ups out of the zone, Montero stuck with it, and his slider, through the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Rafael Montero vs. A.J. Burnett (5/30/14)

Related Posts:Game Chatter: Carlos Torres vs. A.J. BurnettGame Chatter: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Rafael Montero (5/14/14)Game Chatter: Rafael Montero and Daisuke MatsuzakaGame Chatter: Josh Beckett vs. Rafael Montero (5/20/14)Rafael Montero continues to defy MLB betting lines
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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