Is Rafael Montero The One The Mets Trade?

The Mets are highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, despite an urgent need to upgrade the offense, writes Andy Martino of the Daily News. However it’s not impossible to imagine Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and to some extent Rafael Montero playing for different teams next year, he says. This offseason will be filled with lots of Mets...
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Michael Cuddyer is a perfect free agent fit for NY Mets, who like him

The Mets are highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, despite an urgent need to upgrade the offense. It’s not impossible to imagine Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and to some extent Rafael Montero playing for different teams next year, but it’s close. So where do they find a bat? Well, here’s an idea, one that that’s already been floated...
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The 2014 Mets All-Prospect Team

2014 has been another encouraging season for the Mets minor league system. The Mets minor league affiliates have posted the highest winning percentage among all the MLB farm systems, and many players have emerged as exciting prospects. In this post, I will rank the best prospects at each position for MMO’s 2014 All-Prospect Team. The players chosen will be based on a combination...
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Potential trade partner: New York Mets

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing WriterCome this offseason, Ben Cherington will be looking anywhere and everywhere to upgrade his starting rotation. The New York Mets might be able to help out the Red Sox. The Mets need outfielders. The Red Sox have an excess of outfielders. Possibility for a trade? Sounds like it.With Matt Harvey expected back, the Mets rotation will be overflowing...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball America: Syndergaard, Montero, Plawecki Make PCL Top 20

Today Baseball America completed their league-by-league Top 20 Prospect lists by posting both the International and Pacific Coast League. In the Pacific Coast League, three Mets prospects made the grade with Noah Syndergaard ranking 5th, Rafael Montero ranking 14th, and catcher Kevin Plawecki coming in at 16th. This is what they had to say: 5. Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Las Vegas...
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Selling High On Jacob deGrom

Jacob deGrom has been the Mets’ most exciting player this season.  He’s lit up the radar gun, struck out 144 batters, and put himself in prime position to land the coveted NL Rookie of the year award. But in a Mets’ organization flush with talented arms, is the time to trade Jacob deGrom now? The Mets have serious holes around the diamond, but even without deGrom, starting...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Will Allow Montero To Pitch In Dominican League

The Mets have granted permission for Rafael Montero to pitch for his native Escondido in the Dominican League this winter. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Montero spoke to Dominican reporter Héctor Gómez. “I’m eager to throw in my country. This will be a dream come true…I am sure Daniel Cabrera, Jorge Sosa, Edward Valdez, Carlos Pimentel and I will form a solid starting...
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Rafael Montero succeeds despite a flawed game plan

Making his first start, and just his second appearance in 17 days, Rafael Montero was surprisingly sharp Saturday night versus the Astros. Despite having pitched just one inning in the long layoff, Montero came out and for the most part threw strikes and he allowed just one run. After getting hit hard in his first five starts in the majors, Montero closed the year with a grand...
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Montero makes his case for spot in 2015 rotation in Mets’ win over Astros

Jacob deGrom was skipped in what was to be his final start of the season, but fellow rookie Rafael Montero did a decent impersonation in his place. Montero, taking the mound instead of the National League Rookie of the Year front-runner, allowed just one run over 5¹/₃ innings and struck out six, but the Mets spot starter received a no-decision, with the offense producing only...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 2, Astros 1

Lucas Duda reacts after hitting a walk-off home run in the 9th inning. Photo credit: Jim McIsaac, Getty Images The Mets (78-83) beat the Astros (70-91) by a score of 2-1 on Saturday night at Citi Field. Rafael Montero got the start for the Mets and pitched well, giving up 1 run on 6 hits and 2 walks in 5.1 innings, striking out 6 and throwing 91 pitches. Montero will finish his debut...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Up, 3 Down: Home Sweep Home

3 Up 1.  Jacob deGrom was yet again stellar on Tuesday night. The 26 year old continued to make his case as the ace of the 2014 Mets pitching staff and top candidate for National League Rookie Of The Year. Jacob pitched 8.0 innings, gave up 3 hits, allowed absolutely zero walks and struck out 9 batters. Had it been earlier in the year, with less caution surrounding pitch and innings...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero earns the right to keep pitching as a starter

Earlier this month, Terry Collins announced that Rafael Montero would get at least one more start in the majors this year. True to his word, Collins gave the rookie a start Wednesday night and Montero rewarded his manager with 5.1 scoreless innings and he picked up the win as the Mets swept the Rockies with a 2-0 triumph in the series finale. In his last two starts, Montero has...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets win fourth straight game as Rafael Montero snags first win

Only the Mets could manage to overshadow their own success. Rafael Montero picked up his first major-league win as the Mets finished off a sweep of the Rockies with a 2-0 win at a nearly empty Citi Field. The Mets won their fourth straight, tying their season-high winning streak. They ended the night 5 1/2 games out of the second NL wild-card spot and talking about finally playing...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero gets 1st career win, Mets beat Rockies 2-0

NEW YORK (AP) Rafael Montero earned his first major league win, Eric Young Jr. went 3 for 3 with an RBI triple and the suddenly surging New York Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 Wednesday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Montero (1-3) returned from the minors and allowed three hits over 5 1-3 innings in his seventh big league start. Juan Lagares had a sacrifice fly...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom and the Rookie of the Year

When the season began, if I told you that a Mets starting pitcher was in the Rookie of the Year hunt, who would you have guessed? The obvious answers are Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard. Well, Montero hasn’t had a good start to his big league career and we will have to wait until next year for a Syndergaard sighting. Jacob deGrom emerged out of nowhere to take Mets fans...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero To Start Wednesday vs. Colorado

Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed this afternoon that righthander Rafael Montero will get a spot start on Wednesday versus the Colorado Rockies in order to give the rest of the rotation an extra day’s rest. Montero, 23, is currently in his third stint with New York this season after being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday. In seven games for the Mets this season, Montero...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Recalled From AAA

After last nights victory over the Reds, the Mets recalled Rafael Montero from AAA Las Vegas. Montero pitched in the opening game of the Pacific Coast League playoffs on Wednesday, where he was ineffective. He went just 4 1/3, allowing 3 runs, 4 walks and 7 hits. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, Mets officials say there is no injury to a current member of the rotation. Terry Collins...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Montero Optioned, DeGrom Returns To The Hill, A Six-Man Rotation

The Mets optioned RHP Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas following last night’s game to make room for Jacob deGrom who will be activated in time for his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. DeGrom says he is pain-free and is looking forward to pitching through the end of the season. He was 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA when he was shut down with discomfort in his right shoulder...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero and Germen Likely To Be Demoted To Make Room For Colon and deGrom

Adam Rubin surmises that the Mets will likely demote Gonzalez Germen and Rafael Montero when the Mets activate Jacob deGrom on Saturday and Bartolo Colon on Sunday. There is also the possibility that the Mets could simply find a candidate who they could place on the DL, perhaps Jenrry Mejia who in addition to a knee and hernia issue is now dealing with a sore back. August 20 Terry...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Pitches For His Future, Dominates Cubs

While Rafael Montero has only made six starts in his young major league career, it seems like we’ve been talking about him for a while. With other dominant young arms in the Mets farm system, Montero is often the forgotten man. Yesterday, he reminded us how he pitched to a 2.63 ERA over four seasons in the minor leagues and why he shouldn’t be the forgotten man on the Mets. On...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Cubs 2, Mets 1

The New York Mets (59-66) took on the Chicago Cubs (52-71) this afternoon at Citi Field, for the third game of a four game series. Rafael Montero was looking for his first major league victory, and was opposed by Cubs ace Jake Arrieta. What you should know: Rafael Montero pitched the best outing of his young major league career today, as he would go 7.1 innings, allowing one run...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Jake Arrieta vs. Rafael Montero (8/17/14)

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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Jacob deGrom feels good after throwing

Mets rookie pitcher Jacob deGrom felt good after playing catch on Saturday, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN. deGrom threw from 90 feet, and said he felt no pain at all. Recovering from rotator cuff tendinitis, the Mets believe that deGrom could return as soon as he is eligible to come off the DL, which is August 24th, vs the Dodgers, as Rubin writes:The ideal scenario is for deGrom...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

DeGrom Feels Good, Montero Expected To Make Two More Starts

Mets rookie righthander Jacob deGrom told reporters yesterday that he is feeling better since being placed on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis. He was scheduled to throw a bullpen on Thursday, but the Mets decided to hold off until this weekend. However, deGrom says he feels much stronger than he did a week ago and expects to make his scheduled start against the...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero’s struggle should not be a major concern

Last night, Rafael Montero made his first start for the Mets in over a month. Montero was just recently called up from Triple A Las Vegas to replace Jacob deGrom while deGrom suffers from shoulder soreness. While Montero struggled in his return to the major leagues, the struggles should not be the doomsday that many suggest it could be. Montero isn’t the first starting pitcher...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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