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MMO Game Recap: Phillies 7, Mets 2

The Mets lost to the Phillies tonight by a score of 7-2 at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and was cruising until the sixth inning when it all unraveled for the veteran righthander. The Phillies tagged him for six earned runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings of work. Colon struck out two and saw his ERA rise to 4.01 for the season. Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed the seventh...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Phillies 1

Capitalizing on a key defensive miscue and working around several of their own, the Mets were able to make the most out of a bounce-back outing from Jacob deGrom to best the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1. Leading 1-0, a throwing error by Lucas Duda in the top of the seventh set up a first-and-second situation with nobody out. After Carlos Ruiz popped out on cringe-worthy bunt attempt...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Phillies, 7:10 PM

Tonight the Mets open up a series against the division rival Phillies. Although these two teams aren’t going anywhere this year, beating the Phillies always feels good. The Mets will send Jacob deGrom (6-6, 3.13) to the hill against right-hander David Buchanan (6-7, 4.21). Jacob deGrom had his career-high five-game win streak snapped in the Mets’ 7-4 loss at Dodger Stadium on...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt den Dekker and the future of the Mets outfield

Currently the Mets outfield is made up of two players in the teams long term plans, Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares. The third outfield position is manned by a make it or break it platoon of Matt den Dekker and Eric Campbell. The issue with this arrangement is that the Mets lack offense and they currently have two positions, the third outfield position and shortstop, from...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets need to embrace reality and play youngsters in September

If you look at the Nationals, you see a team that’s winning now and in decent position to win the next few years. That essentially applies to the Braves, too. The Marlins made a deadline trade to bolster their chances at winning right now. We can debate the merits of that deal but if nothing else, it stated loud and clear what the powers that be in Miami think. The Phillies...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is there any reason to prefer Wilmer Flores to Jordany Valdespin?

This offseason the Mets were unwilling to pay the price to bring a new shortstop into town. Regardless of whether that was a defensible decision, the Mets followed up with the solution of moving Wilmer Flores back to shortstop, even though they moved him off the position following the 2011 season. Not once did the club indicate they thought the 2011 decision was a mistake; rather...
Via Mets360.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Wilmer Flores, Jenrry Mejia

The New York Mets lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday by the score of 7-4. The loss dropped the Mets to 60-70, fourth in the National League East. The Mets saw the return of shortstop Wilmer Flores, who went 1-for-4 batting in the eight spot in the lineup. Closer Jenrry Mejia also returned to action and threw a scoreless ninth. #453791900 / gettyimages.comOur own Darius...
Via MLB Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Will We See Matt Reynolds In September?

I couldn’t help paying a little extra attention last night when Gary Cohen brought up the subject of shortstop after Wilmer Flores committed his second error of the game which led to three unearned Dodgers runs. What struck me as odd was when he downplayed the Mets promoting Matt Reynolds because he isn’t on the 40 man roster and that the Mets will likely need those spots to...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Death Spiral: 2014 Edition

You know its bad when I start pining for the days of 2007 and 2008. The Mets were the laughingstock of baseball, but at least they were good. Friday night the Mets gave us yet another microcosm of the last six years. No offense, no drama, no reason for the other team to sweat. Hell, not even a reason to be mad. And that’s a reason to be mad. At least in ’07 and ’08 you could...
Via Metstradamus
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Difficult to See How Mets and Cubs Match Up For Trade

“It’s hard to see how we would actually match up,” a team official told Andy Martino of the Daily News when asked if the Cubs were ideal trade partners for the Mets.. The problem is that neither team is eager to part with its top prospects, and both would require a major haul to do so. In other words, the Mets will likely find the Cubs’ prices too high, and vice-versa. Martino...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: The Wilmer Flores Experiment

At just 23 years old, it’s hard to imagine giving up on a highly regarded prospect. Still, I believe the time has come for the Mets to move on from Wilmer Flores. Signed at the ripe old age of 16, Flores has progressed slowly through the Mets farm system, racking up almost 3,000 minor league at bats. Over that time, he’s hit .292 with 77 home runs and 869 hits and slashed at...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wilmer Flores Experiment

At just 23 years old, it’s hard to imagine giving up on a highly regarded prospect. Still, I believe the time has come for the Mets to move on from Wilmer Flores. Signed at the ripe old age of 16, Flores has progressed slowly through the Mets farm system, racking up almost 3,000 minor league at bats. Over that time, he’s hit .292 with 77 home runs and 869 hits and slashed at...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Syndergaard Enough To Snag One Of Those Cubs Shortstops?

With Chicago in town, John Harper of the Daily News has been talking with different front office people from both sides, asking what it would take for the Mets and Cubs to make a trade this winter. Many baseball people speculate that it’s practically inevitable, considering the Cubs are loaded with shortstops and the Mets clearly need one, no matter how much they try to wish Wilmer...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores leads Niese and Mets to 7-3 win over Cubs

NEW YORK (AP) Wilmer Flores provided a spark with his bat and glove, leading Jonathon Niese and the New York Mets to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Juan Lagares drove in two runs and reliever Vic Black escaped a major jam unscathed to keep New York in control after Niese (7-8) exited. Star third baseman David Wright also was removed in the seventh, one inning...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets need to find more playing time for Eric Campbell

Friday night Eric Campbell got a start in left field because a lefty was on the mound and he delivered a game-winning home run. For the season Campbell has a .299/.345/.403 mark in 148 PA but cannot find a spot in the lineup to play on a regular basis. A third baseman by trade, Campbell put up a 1.016 OPS when he got to play the hot corner this year. But with David Wright around...
Via Mets360.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt den Dekker and Wilmer Flores’ opportunity

The Mets made the right decision in the beginning of August when they named Wilmer Flores the primary short stop for the remainder of the 2014 season. They tripled that good decision by releasing Chris Young, promoting Matt den Dekker and committing to a den Dekker and Eric Campbell platoon for the rest of the year. Let’s hope that den Dekker and Flores understand what this...
Via Mets360.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s A Keeper and Who’s A Trade Chip?

Will the Mets still be with 28 in 2015? Now that we’ve “officially” moved into the 2015 audition portion of this season (a circumstance apparently triggered by the loss of single game-the rubber match of this past week’s series vs. the Nationals), Mets management has vowed to take an extended look at certain candidates for regular roles on next year’s roster. Chief among...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Time for youth to take over

With Chris Young being released by the Mets on Friday, Terry Collins has decided to go with a youth movement. Frustrated by the inconsistency of the lineup, the organization is going to give two players more playing time in hopes that they produce well enough to help the team be competitive down the stretch. The beneficiaries of this decision are Matt den Dekker and Wilmer Flores...
Via Mets360.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets make the right move, look ahead to 2015

Chris Young is not the future. Ruben Tejada is not either. So when the Mets made it clear that Tejada will not be starting anymore on Friday afternoon and DFA’d Young on Friday night, they told they’re fans what they’ve wanted to hear all along: “we’ve had enough too, and we’re moving on”. For now, Wilmer Flores is the starting shortstop and Matt den Dekker is the...
Via NYMetsLife
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hunter Pence makes outstanding sliding catch

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence made an outstanding sliding catch against Wilmer Flores of the New York Mets Saturday night. During the sixth inning of a scoreless game, Pence had to run a long way before laying out in foul territory to make an excellent grab. At that point, Peavy had a Perfect Game going, but eventually would lose it after imploding during the 7th inning...
Via Reading Between The Seams
28 days ago  |  Discuss

How Collins Views Wilmer Flores

The following transcript is courtesy of Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. It’s a conversation between reporters and Terry Collins at Citi Field regarding Wilmer Flores. Reporter: ”When you take a look at Wilmer Flores, when he was up here in May, when he played in five consecutive games, he hit. When he plays every other game he doesn’t hit. Is now the time to see what Flores...
Via New York Mets Report
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Collins Doesn’t Sound Like A Big Fan Of Wilmer Flores

The following transcript is courtesy of Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. It’s a conversation that just concluded between reporters and Terry Collins at Citi Field: Reporter: ”When you take a look at Wilmer Flores, when he was up here in May, when he played in five consecutive games, he hit. When he plays every other game he doesn’t hit. Is now the time to see what Flores can do...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Answers needed for the 2015 Mets

There are two months left in the 2014 season, and it does not look like the Mets will be competing for a playoff spot. There have been flashes and streaks where the Mets’ play raises hopes and expectations for next year. If the Mets plan to compete next year, here are some questions that they need answered: 1. Is Ruben Tejada the starting shortstop? As I wrote last week, this...
Via Mets360.com
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Who do the Mets turn to at shortstop?

Somehow it feels wrong writing this just days after Ruben Tejada took a mid-90s fastball to the head, but there’s no denying shortstop – and left field – has been a weakness for the New York Mets. Tejada’s numbers improved some as the 2014 campaign progressed, but a .235/.347/.292 slash with mediocre defense isn’t going to wow any competent front office as a starter. So...
Via Mets360.com
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Granderson Back In The Lineup, Flores Playing SS

The Mets begin a four-game series against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night at Miller Park. Dillon Gee (4-2, 2.92) opposes right-hander Matt Garza (6-7, 4.04) in the 8:10 PM series opener. Since May 30, 2013, Dillon Gee has a 14-7 record, with a 2.78 ERA (66 earned runs in 214.0 innings). During this time his 2.78 ERA is the seventh-lowest in the...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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