Mets Release Eric Young Jr.

The New York Mets removed outfielder Eric Young Jr. from the 40-man roster on Friday, making him a free agent. He joins Anthony Recker and Wilfredo Tovar who also became free agents after they were outrighted on Thursday. This puts the Mets 40-man roster at 37. In his second stint with the Mets, Young went 0-for-8 with nine runs scored after being acquired from the Atlanta Braves...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilfredo Tovar and Anthony Recker Both Outrighted From 40-Man Roster

Middle infielder Wilfredo Tovar and catcher Anthony Recker were both outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday. Tovar was hitting .283 in 102 games for Triple-A Las Vegas but he had a concussion early in the season. It’s not clear if he will be ready to play next season but this move will take him off the New York Mets 40-man roster. Recker made 32 appearances with the Mets...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Begin Work On 2016 Season Starting Today

There’s no time for the Mets to reflect and relax as today the team goes into offseason mode and begins to prepare for the 2016 season. First thing on the agenda is activating Zack Wheeler, Josh Edgin, Buddy Carlyle, Rafael Montero, Jack Leathersich, Wilfredo Tovar, and Darrell Ceciliani from the 60 day disabled list. All of them must be activated to the 40 Man Roster today or...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Option RHP Logan Verrett To Las Vegas

Earlier today the Mets transferred infielder Wilfredo Tovar  to the 60 day disabled list to make room for newly acquired reliever Addison Reed on the 40 man roster. After Sunday’s 5-4 victory against the Boston Red Sox, the Mets optioned RHP Logan Verrett to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for Reed on the 25 man active […]
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Complete Deal For Addison Reed, Transfer Wilfredo Tovar To 60-Day DL

It’s official. The New York Mets have confirmed that they have acquired right-handed reliever Addison Reed from the Arizona Diamondbacks in return for right-handed pitching prospects Matt Koch and Miller Diaz. To make room for Reed on the 40-man roster, the Mets will transfer infielder Wilfredo Tovar to the 60-day disabled list. Reed, 26, has made 38 relief […]
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Castellanos Stays Hot, Leads Las Vegas To 8-4 Win

The 51s won their fourth straight against Salt Lake, and fifth in a row overall, as they beat the Bees 8-4 Friday night. Dillon Gee got the start for Las Vegas and gave up only single runs in the second and fifth innings before getting tagged for two more in the sixth. His final line was 6 innings pitched, 4 runs (4 earned), on 9 hits, with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Fortunately...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Recker Ties Game In 9th, Cessa Sparkles

  Las Vegas (45-32) 4, Sacramento 3 F/10 Walk-Off After scoring 33 runs in their last three games the 51′s were being held scoreless until the bottom of the the 9th when Wilfredo Tovar led off the inning with a single and moved to 3rd on a pick-off attempt error. Brooks Conrad came up after Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out and had the first of two big at bats of the day when he tied...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Everybody Wins! Reynolds’ Homers

Las Vegas (37-29) 10, Salt Lake 6 The 51′s were tied at 6-6 heading to the bottom of the 7th before Wilfredo Tovar, Johnny Monell and Kirk Nieuwenhuis each had RBI hits to cap the four run inning. Kirk was 2-4 with a RBI double in his return to the Mets system while playing center field and hitting 6th. T.J. Rivera had a big night going 3-4 with three doubles, RBI, and two runs...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Savannah Streak to 9, Tovar With Big Night

Las Vegas (32-29) 11, Reno 6 Steven Matz had his worst outing going just 4 innings giving up four runs on five hits (HR) and three walks while still managing to strike out six. Matz was in deep counts most of the night needing 83 (50 strikes) to make it through his shortest outing since August 18th, 2013. Matz big struggle was the 3rd inning when he gave up all four of his runs...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Six-Man Rotation Or Bench; Mets Must Decide Quickly

Part of me wants to see the Mets make a run at using a six-man rotation, but with Daniel Murphy going on the disabled list, the bench already perilously thin and the offense sputtering, the prudent option might be to bring up infielder Matt Reynolds and use the conventional five starters. MURPHY: Injury makes tight situation even tighter (AP) The Mets are currently in first place...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Murphy Lands On DL With Quad Injury

As was feared, infielder Daniel Murphy has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps muscle. Murphy suffered the injury while running the bases on Thursday night. He was pulled from the game and sent for an MRI this morning. “I felt it tighten up, that’s about all I felt,” Murphy said after the game. “It is frustrating, but we’re not the...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

With Murphy Likely Headed To DL, Muno and Tovar To Join Team In Arizona

Mike Puma of the New York Post is reporting that both Danny Muno and Wilfredo Tovar are heading to Phoenix to join the team as a precaution if Daniel Murphy goes to the DL. Tovar, 23, is considered a weak hitter and great defensive second baseman and was batting .259 with a .305 OBP in 42 games with Las Vegas. Muno, 26, has already had two short stints with the Mets, and has just...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Keeping Daniel Murphy would be wise

Time and time again, Daniel Murphy’s name seems to bring a feeling of frustration amongst Mets fans, as there have been plenty of moments on the basepaths and on the field that make you wonder what you just witnessed. Murphy has been the second baseman for the Mets over the past four seasons, and the Mets have Dilson Herrera coming up through the minors, and he should be ready...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Batting Leaders

It is a little early in the season for this but I thought it would be fun to look at some of the Mets affiliates batting leaders to get an idea of how some of our prospects are doing. Keep in mind that many of these are small sample sizes (under 100 at bats) and that the offensive categories will be dominated by Vegas for the most part. To put the Las Vegas/Savannah dynamics into...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Tovar Homers Twice, Vegas Wins 12th Straight

Las Vegas (17-8) 10, Albuquerque 2 F/7 Game One The 51′s won their 11th straight game as Steven Matz was not dominant but still managed to get his 4th win by going 6 innings, giving up two runs on nine hits while striking out seven over his 87 pitch outing. Matz fastball was sitting in the 91-94 range while he had a good curveball working he seemed to throw feeler changeups than...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Vegas Wins 10th Straight, Nimmo Has Three Hits, Reynolds Knocks In Two

Las Vegas (16-8) 5, Reno 2 Las Vegas was tied 2-2 heading into the bottom of the 6th before Wilfredo Tovar hit a two-run double to score Brandon Allen and Travis Taijeron to give the 51′s lead for good and win their 10th straight game. Matt Reynolds went 1-4 with his 12th double and two RBI’s to give him 23 on the year. Danny Muno hit lead off and played 3rd going 2-4 with...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilfredo Tovar: The Mets Answer at Shortstop?

Coming into this season, there was much doubt surrounding whether a Wilmer Flores and Daniel Murphy shortstop and second base combination could holdup over a full season. And while the Mets eleven game winning streak gave the clumsy duo a bit more leeway, two big losses against the Marlins earlier this week exacerbated the Mets middle infield conundrum. The Front Office took action...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Las Vegas Walks Off On Tovar 2B, Herrera Up To .375, Bingo Sweeps Doubleheader

Las Vegas 6, Albuquerque 5 Wilfredo Tovar came up with Johnny Monell on 3rd and Kyle Johnson on 1st with two outs and the 51′s down 5-4 hitting a low liner to that the LFer dove for but came up empty with the ball rolling past him allowing Johnson to score to give Las Vegas a 6 game win streak. Alex Castellanos hit his 7th homerun and second in as many nights. Dilson Herrera was...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

With David Wright out, who’s on third?

“Who’s on third?” is a question that’s been asked by Mets fans over the years as much as Abbot and Costello.  According to the UltimateMets database, 153 Mets players have manned the hot corner since the team’s 1962 inception.  Make that 154 while we wait for the webmaster to add backup catcher turned emergency third baseman Anthony Recker to the list. Recker was not...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Herrera, Tovar Assigned To Minor League Camp

The Mets announced more cuts today, assigning pitchers Cody Satterwhite, Tyler Pill, Matthew Bowman, Gabriel Ynoa and Hansel Robles to minor-league camp. That brings the number of players in big-league camp to 49. Of the five, Pill and Satterwhite were having solid Springs, tossing 3.2 and 3.0 scoreless innings respectively. *** After the game, Dilson Herrera and Wilfredo Tovar...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The all-defense Mets lineup

Defense is consistently overlooked when assessing how good a ball club is, especially when the team is known for their offense. Cinderella teams over the past few seasons have all had above-average defensive players contributing in the field. Including the 2014 Royals, 2013 Pirates, 2012 Athletics, and most notably the 2011 Rays. None of these teams were anywhere near the top five...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Why not use Wilfredo Tovar?

Last season, the Mets were hoping that Ruben Tejada would bounce back into a .280 hitter and a solid defensive player. The defense was not terrible, as he had a .984 fielding percentage, and was posted a 3 in defensive runs saved above average according to baseballreference.com. Sadly, the offensive side did not improve by much, as Tejada hit .237. Manager Terry Collins is trying...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Winter League Update: Robles and Lara Off To Solid Starts

Winter League Baseball started some time ago and I thought we’d check in on the several Mets scattered across each league: Venezuelan League Vicente Lupo - Has Not Played Leon Canelon - 6 G, 2 AB, 2 R, .000/.000/.000 Jairo Perez - 20 G, .208/.269/.417, 3 2B, 4 HR Wilfredo Tovar - 19 G, .295/.295/.372, 6 2B Ryan Reid - 9 G, 4.82 ERA, 9.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 9 K Albert Cordero ...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

How badly do the Mets need to upgrade SS and LF?

Heading into the offseason, the chorus that’s been beaten to death by pundits, fans, and pretty much everyone, is that the Mets need to upgrade at both shortstop and left field going into 2015 if they want to compete. The consensus seems to be that what the Mets got out of those two positions in 2014 was somewhere between “the worst thing ever seen” and “the worst thing ever...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Infielder Wilfredo Tovar To Join Mets In D.C.

With second baseman Dilson Herrera suffering a right quadriceps strain and likely shutdown for the season with , the Mets announced they will add infielder Wilfredo Tovar to the big league team for the final six games of the season. Herrera hit his third home run of the season last night before injuring himself legging out an infield single and leaving the game with the right...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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