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Who Are The Mets’ Best Trade Chips?

Marc Carig of Newsday created a bit of a stir when he reported via Twitter that after catching up with several scouts and rival execs, many of them viewed Jon Niese as the Mets’ best trade chip if they decide to hang onto their young arms. Agree? Disagree? This got us thinking. Who are the top five trade pieces for the Mets heading into the hot stove season? Here’s who we think...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

We’ll Never Be Royals

Don’t be fooled by the title … this post isn’t going to go exactly where you think it is. I promise not to bemoan the fact that the Royals and their fans enjoyed a wonderful evening of playoff baseball and why can’t we have nice things in Flushing and yada yada yada. Screw that. The Royals deserve the hell out of the playoffs and the Mets do not. End of story. But here’s...
Via Metstradamus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rundown Of Potential Ex-Mets

GM Sandy Alderson said the Mets need to win another 10-12 games in 2015 if they are to reach the next level. They won’t get there with the same cast of characters. There are several Mets who might have played their last game for the franchise. Here’s who could be gone: JON NIESE: They’ll have to deal a pitcher to obtain a power bat. Niese might be hard to deal because of his...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Mets Answered 15 Key Questions In 2014

The Mets entered the season with 15 key questions facing GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins. Let’s examine how they were answered, and if they still need attention before spring training, 2015: Q: CAN TRAVIS d’ARNAUD LIVE UP TO THE BILLING? A: It took awhile, but d’Arnaud is coming and perhaps will be good for 20 homers over a full season. However, d’Arnaud’s future...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Obstacle In Trading For Power

It isn’t that Daniel Murphy doesn’t have value to another team in a straight trade; it is he won’t be able to bring back much in return by himself. With the Mets’ greatest need power; Murphy is a line-drive gap hitter with limited power. To acquire a 30-homer bat, the Mets would have to sweeten the pot considerably. That would mean dealing one of their pitchers. The Mets...
Via New York Mets Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler Wraps Up Strong 2014 Campaign With 3.54 ERA

Last night Zack Wheeler wrapped up his sophomore campaign against the Nationals. In his first full season in the majors, Wheeler pitched to a 3.54 ERA over 185.1 innings. His .500 record (11-11) isn’t necessarily reflective of the type of season he had but there are areas for him to improve heading into next season. What we learned about Wheeler is important. While he’s not Matt...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets have another losing season after splitting doubleheader against Nationals

On the televisions in the visiting clubhouse at Nationals Park Thursday afternoon, Washington manager Matt Williams was talking about lining his team’s rotation up for the playoffs while the Mets sat quietly eating between games of a doubleheader and talking about their own future: 2015. As the great hope for the 2015 season, injured ace Matt Harvey, was very visible at Yankee...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Nationals 3, Mets 0

The Nationals (93-65) beat the Mets (77-82) tonight in the second game of a split doubleheader by a score of 3 to 0 in Washington. What you should know: Gio Gonzalez was dominant tonight, firing 7 innings and giving up just a single hit. He struck out 12 and walked just 2. It was his 10th win of the year. Zack Wheeler got the loss, pitching 5 innings in his final start of the year...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs. Nationals, 7:05 PM (Doubleheader Game 2)

The Mets will try to win their first series of the year against the division rival Nationals this evening with Zack Wheeler (11-10, 3.49 ERA) taking on Gio Gonzalez (9-10, 3.74 ERA). In his last start, Wheeler earned the win, throwing 6 scoreless innings against the Braves. He struck out 7 in that game, walking 2 and not giving up a run. This is New York’s second doubleheader this...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Dillon Gee & Zack Wheeler (9/25/14)

We’ll use this chatter for both games of the day/night doubleheader Related Posts:Game Chatter: Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler (6/18/13)Game Chatter: Daisuke Matsuzaka and Carlos TorresGame Chatter: Dillon Gee vs. Dan Haren (6/5/13)Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Matt Cain (7/10/13)Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Dan Haren (9/11/13)
Via Mets360.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: New York Mets

A possible second-place finish in the NL East and near-.500 record has to be considered an improvement over the 74 wins the New York Mets earned in 2013. Of course, finishing second would be an indictment of the rest of the division, especially the cratering Braves. But the final standings could also reflect how the balance of power has changed in the NL East. The Mets and Marlins...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: New York Mets

A possible second-place finish in the NL East and near-.500 record has to be considered an improvement over the 74 wins the New York Mets earned in 2013. Of course, finishing second would be an indictment of the rest of the division, especially the cratering Braves. But the final standings could also reflect how the balance of power has changed in the NL East. The Mets and Marlins...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will The Mets Do This Off-Season?

Well, it looks like another sub-.500 season is close to the end, and we can expect Alderson and Collins back, so it’s time to look at what the off-season might have in store for the Mets. I think we can eliminate “spend big and acquire two or three major stars”, but it’s still somewhat of a mystery what the Amazins will do. Here are a few possibilities.  1. Minor Tinkering...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Up 3 Down: Braves Get The Broom

The Mets are finishing up on a strong note and played a great series down in Atlanta this weekend. Below are the usual takeaways in this edition of 3 & 3. 3 Up 1. The starting pitching was excellent in this series, particularly the guys making the league minimum, Zack Wheeler and Jacob deGrom. Wheeler went 6.0 innings, allowed 5 hits, struck out 7 batters and held the opposition...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Have Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler Set a Bad Example for Noah Syndergaard?

New York Mets RHP Noah Syndegaard has earned high praise from his organization and scouts alike. The 22-year-old was ranked the 11th-best prospect in the game prior to 2014 by MLB.com, and fans considered him a lock to be a midseason call-up akin to RHP Matt Harvey and LHP Zack Wheeler in year’s past. Unlike Harvey and Wheeler, Syndergaard’s early struggles in Las Vegas appeared...
Via Around Citi
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Jacob deGrom vs. Ervin Santana (9/21/14)

Related Posts:Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Ervin Santana (8/4/13)Game Chatter: Ervin Santana vs. Dillon GeeGame Chatter: Ervin Santana vs. Bartolo Colon (4/19/14)Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Ervin Santana (4/9/14)Game Chatter: Jake Peavy vs. Jacob deGrom (8/2/14)
Via Mets360.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler Joins A Special Strikeout Club

On Friday night, Zack Wheeler struck out seven Atlanta Braves in six innings en route to his 11th victory of the season.  In doing so, he upped his career strikeout total to 264, passing Matt Harvey by three.  It is worth noting that Wheeler has not yet made 50 starts in the big leagues, as Friday’s seven-strikeout effort came in his 48th start at the major league level. While...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler hurls six scoreless innings as Mets, who will miss playoffs, shut out Braves

There will be no playoffs. There has not been a chance at 90 wins for weeks. The idea of a winning season is still a slim hope. The Mets, however, are adamant they still have plenty to play for in the eight remaining games of the 2014 season. Zack Wheeler went out and proved it Friday night, pitching six scoreless innings as the Mets beat the Braves, 5-0, at Turner Field. Despite...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Mathematically Eliminated, But Can Sill Shoot For .500

It’s over. The Mets have been mathematically eliminated from post-season contention as they play out the last eight games of the 2014 season. “We didn’t accomplish what we wanted to,” Terry Collins said after Friday’s 5-0 win over the Braves. “We certainly came out of spring training with high hopes of putting together a nice run. We just never seemed to get it going...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Busting Down The Front Door Of Failure

You hear a lot about teams “backing into the playoffs” … you know, clinching a playoff berth with a loss because some other team they needed to lose also lost. The Mets, they back into nothing. They dive head first into the cesspool that is elimination. The Mets had a good night against the Atlanta Braves on Friday. And seeing as if the Braves are sinking like a stone and are...
Via Metstradamus
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wheeler Leaves Us Wanting More

There is something about Zack Wheeler that leaves you – and the New York Mets – wanting more. Tonight he threw his 21st quality start of the season; defined as at least six innings with three or fewer runs. WHEELER: Needs to cut pitches. (Getty) Wheeler struck out seven in six scoreless inning, and Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia and Buddy Carlyle combined to retire the final 13...
Via New York Mets Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Julio Teheran (9/19/14)

Related Posts:Game Chatter: Julio Teheran vs. Zack Wheeler (8/27/14)Game Chatter: Julio Teheran vs. Jacob deGrom (7/8/14)Game Chatter: Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler (6/18/13)Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Matt Cain (7/10/13)Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Dan Haren (9/11/13)
Via Mets360.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, 7:35 PM

Tonight the Mets open a 3-game series with the Atlanta Braves in a matchup of two incredibly talented young pitchers. 24-year-old Zack Wheeler (10-10, 3.61) takes on 23-year-old righty Julio Teheran (13-12, 2.89) with first pitch at 7:35 from Turner Field. In his last start Wheeler took the loss in a 10-3 defeat to the Nationals on September 13th at Citi Field. He pitched just 4...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Key Numbers Say Mets On The Cusp

Just when you begin to get the warm-and-fuzzies about the New York Mets, they lose a series to the Miami Marlins, a team they trailed by just a game starting the week. Granted, third place in nothing to raise a banner over, but it is better than fourth. Also, at the end of last week, they trailed Atlanta by 2.5 games with a chance at second … small steps for a team learning to...
Via New York Mets Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Dillon Gee Crack 2015 Mets Rotation?

As far as 2015 goes, it seems as if there’s really only one guy with a firm lock on his rotation spot. On opening day, barring any unforeseen circumstances, Matt Harvey will take the mound as the Mets ace. Beyond that, the rotation is as big a mystery as any. There are certain guys that we expect to be here. Unless they are traded, Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler will pitch behind...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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