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Assessing Trade Value Of Jon Niese

With the emergence of Steven Matz, expect the Mets to ratchet up their intent to trade from their pitching depth to bolster their anemic offense. The Mets would dearly like to find a taker or two for Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon on the major league level; Dillon Gee in the minors; and Rafael Montero, who has spent much of the season on the disabled list. NIESE: What is his value...
Via New York Mets Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Potential Hitters For Mets To Target

In a previous article where I postulated that it was time for the Mets to trade quantity for quality, a common sentiment from readers was that we need to trade for hitting, not for pitching. I stayed away from discussing hitting targets as acquiring one would not only involve a speculated trade scenario, it would also involve speculation on how players will be shifted or moved internally...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Hitters For Mets To Target

In a previous article where I postulated that it was time for the Mets to trade quantity for quality, a common sentiment from readers was that we need to trade for hitting, not for pitching. I stayed away from discussing hitting targets as acquiring one would not only involve a speculated trade scenario, it would also involve speculation on how players will be shifted or moved internally...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Binghamton Mets prospect evalations 6/11/15

Every season I try to attend a few of the Mets’ minor league affiliate games to see the future in action. This past week I did just that and had the pleasure of catching a Double-A Eastern League game between the Binghamton Mets and the Orioles’ Bowie Baysox on June 11 in Bowie, Maryland. Please keep in mind that I’m obviously not a scout and won’t pretend to be here. What...
Via Mets360.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

As Their Value Hits Rock-Bottom, Mets Shopping Gee, Niese, And Montero

Trade speculation is heating up among Mets fans and reporters as the team faces a crunch in the starting rotation. Steven Matz is knocking on the door from Triple-A while Jon Niese and Dillon Gee struggle in the big leagues. Meanwhile, Rafael Montero is returning from a rotator cuff injury. With the Mets currently having eight pitchers for five spots, naturally, they are trying to...
Via Mets Merized Online
28 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
May 18, 2015  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 12, 2015  |  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
April 30, 2015  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 30, 2015  |  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…
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April 29, 2015  |  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
April 28, 2015  |  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
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 4, Mets 3

The Mets (15-6) lost to the Marlins (9-12) by a score of 4-3 Tuesday night in Miami. Pitching Rafael Montero was very impressive for most of the game until the Marlins finally got to him in the 6th inning. His final line was 5.2 innings with 3 earned runs on 5 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts. Buddy Carlyle faced one batter, inducing a fly-out off the bat of Ichiro Suzuki. Lefty...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 28, 2015  |  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
April 28, 2015  |  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
April 28, 2015  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 27, 2015  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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 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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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
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