Mark Simon on Yoenis Cespedes hitting lefties

“So far, this hasn’t been a huge factor in Cespedes’ performance with the Mets. He’s 8-for-32 against left-handed pitching with three home runs. But there have been traces of some issues. Watch some of the wild hacks Cespedes takes when a lefty is in the game. All eight of the hits have come against pitches in the lower half of the strike zone. He has seen 67 pitches in...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets GM Says Rafael Montero Likely Done For The Season

Speaking with reporters at Citizens Bank Park, GM Sandy Alderson confirmed that right-hander Rafael Montero is unlikely to pitch for the Mets again this season. Montero, 24, who has been out since April with a rotator cuff injury, was making his fifth rehab start when he complained of stiffness after the game to trainers. I have […]
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets' Montero has setback in rehab appearance

New York Mets right-hander Rafael Montero had a setback during his rehab stint at Class A St. Lucie and could be done for the season. The surprising development comes one day after Montero pitched three innings for St. Lucie on Sunday, allowing one run on two hits while striking out one batter and walking a pair. Montero made three appearances for St. Lucie in an 11-day span, giving...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Suffers Setback, Likely Done For The Season

Right-hander Rafael Montero had a setback in his latest rehab start and is back to square one. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, he may be finished for the year. Montero pitched three innings for Advanced-A St. Lucie on Sunday, and gave up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out […]
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Montero Tosses Three Innings, Continues To Make Progress

Right-hander Rafael Montero pitched three innings for Advanced-A St. Lucie on Sunday, and gave up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out one in a 46 pitch effort. Montero, 24, who has been out since April with a rotator cuff injury, was making his fifth rehab start. Since Terry Collins made […]
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August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Steven Matz Progressing, Rafael Montero Not Ready Yet

Rookie left-hander Steven Matz is progressing from a lat strain and should begin throwing off a mound next week, New York Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters on Friday. Matz long tossed on Thursday under the watchful eye of Collins who was visiting the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie to check up on all of […]
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets injury update

The New York Mets may be surging at the moment to get to a 2 game lead on the division, but they’re still not at full strength. Michael Cuddyer, David Wright and Rafael Montero, among a few others, remain on the shelf, though all 3 are moving closer to a return. With Thursday’s off day to travel from Miami to Tampa Bay, Terry Collins took the opportunity to travel to the Mets’...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Exploring a potential Carlos Gomez trade

ESPN’s Jim Bowden earlier today proposed the Mets and Milwaukee Brewers make a trade that would send CF Carlos Gomez and RHP Neal Cotts to the Mets in return for CF Juan Lagares, RHP Rafael Montero, RHP Marcos Molina and OF Brandon Nimmo. The trade would give the Mets a much needed boost in center field, where Juan Lagares has been a less impactful fielder, making his .610 on-base...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves trade Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson to Mets

Hey, the New York Mets got some offense! Sure, neither of the bats they acquired were the caliber of Justin Upton, but every little bit helps! On Friday, the club picked up Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves, sending minor league pitchers Jon Gant and Rob Whalen to Atlanta. Rafael Montero is not part of this trade. I don't know who reported it. But it is Gant...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Montero among players bracing for what comes next

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AT MID-SEASON: BRACING FOR WHAT COMES NEXT By SEAN M. WHEELER, MD Now that the All-Star game is over, every major league teams is preparing for the race to the pennant. Mathematically, each time has a chance; they hope for the string of wins that catapults them into October. Fans are in a similar predicament, hoping their favorite teams come back from their...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets' Rafael Montero progressing in minor-league rehab assignment

Rafael Montero is growing closer to returning to the Mets, as he continues to work his way back from his DL stint for rotator cuff inflammation. The right-hander threw three shutout innings in his second minor-league rehab start for the Gulf Coast Mets on Monday. He allowed three hits, struck out four and did not walk a batter. Montero, who has been on the DL since April 29, has...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

A Rafael Montero sighting!

Montero logged a scoreless inning for the Gulf Coast League Mets on Tuesday morning in Port St. Lucie, Florida. It marked his first game action since pitching for the Mets on April 28, then landing on the disabled list. Source: Adam Rubin Maybe he’ll work his way back into some starts for the Mets this year – wouldn’t that be something? ***** If you prefer longer articles,...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Tosses Inning For GCL Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Rafael Montero logged an inning of work in the Gulf Coast League on Tuesday. Montero had been placed on the 15-day disabled list with “rotator cuff inflammation” back on April 30. At the time, Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins initially said it was “nothing serious.” Montero was originally set to be sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas...
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July 14, 2015  |  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...
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June 13, 2015  |  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...
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June 08, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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April 28, 2015  |  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...
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April 27, 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...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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