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Who starts for the New York Mets on Opening Day?

Terry Collins told the Post that there is a possibility the Mets hold out Matt Harvey during the team’s first road trip as a way to conserve innings. It is a long way down the road, but if the Mets do decide to go this route then the question becomes who starts Opening Day when the New York Mets start the season against the Washington Nationals? Here are the options along with...
Via NYMetsLife
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball America: Thor Leads Mets Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America released their Mets Top 10 Prospects today and they project a bright future for the Mets. All seven of the Mets’ domestic affiliates finished at .500 or better in 2014, giving New York a cumulative .568 winning percentage that led all organizations. They point out that the system has finally begun to see some position players move up to the higher levels and closer...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee: ‘Mets are ready to win'; but will he be there?

New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee appeared on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” Monday afternoon to discuss the team’s progress. In no uncertain terms did Gee hold back: He believes the club will contend in 2015. But Gee himself is no guarantee to be part of the team. The Daily News last week reported the pitcher’s days with the organization may be numbered as the Mets...
Via Around Citi
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Mets finished making moves this offseason?

Short answer: no, or at least I hope not. The New York Mets made one major splash this offseason, signing free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year $21 million dollar deal. The team then followed up by signing OF/1B John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year deal to serve as a right-handed bat off the bench. Now, there are two potential moves left for the Mets to make. The first is...
Via NYMetsLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Mets Issues Coming Out Of Winter Meetings

The spring training countdown officially begins at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, but with the Winter Meetings now in the books, let’s consider the Mets’ top five issues entering the season. If you disagree, and that’s the point of this exercise, I would be interested to hear your issues. 1. DAVID WRIGHT’S HEALTH: I touched on this the other day, and rank it first because...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Blues: “Inaction” Is Making Met Fans Antsy

The 2014 Winter Meetings have started and the Mets haven’t made their long-awaited splash. Sandy Alderson has, instead, gone through his annual litany of tempering enthusiasm, lowering expectations and pricking lofty thought balloons. Since the Mets’ contingent arrived in San Diego, we’ve heard: • The payroll – currently sitting at $100 million – is more likely to go...
Via Mets360.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining Mets’ Trade Assets

I keep hearing the Mets are willing to trade and have the chips to do so. However, it is well known they aren’t willing to part with Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. So, what’s left to deal, and what is their trade value? As the Winter Meetings progress, let’s examine their trade assets: Jon Niese: Being lefthanded with a manageable salary has been...
Via New York Mets Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Inevitablity?

Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and Jacob deGrom are locks for the starting rotation. So you have three starters with only two spots left in the rotation. Jon Niese is the only lefty of the group, and nobody wants to pay $11 million for one year of 42-year-old Bartolo Colon. So it would make sense that Dillon Gee would be the odd man out. And sure enough, Adam Rubin has told us that Gee...
Via Metstradamus
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee Could Be Traded Before End Of Winter Meetings

Andy Martino of the Daily News says he would not be surprised if Dillon Gee is dealt to  belongs to another team before the end of the winter meetings. According to multiple officials familiar with their thinking, “the team is more likely to trade Dillon Gee than do anything else.” Martino is hearing that Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard remain virtually untouchable...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets hope confidence in December translates into wins

On Metsblog.com earlier today, proprietor Matthew Cerrone compiled a few quotes to show that there is a louder-than-quiet confidence in the Mets’ clubhouse. “I think 2015 is going to be a good year for us,” says manager Terry Collins. “We should be able to make the playoffs next year,” crows pitcher Jacob deGrom. “I know what’s about to happen here,” nods pitcher...
Via Mets360.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Trade Options Limited

The Winter Meetings begin a week from today, but the Mets’ time in San Diego figures to be uneventful because they only have one commodity to spend – and saying that is a stretch. It is fashionable to say the Mets have lot of young pitching and they do, but they aren’t willing to trade Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. You can appreciate them reluctant...
Via New York Mets Report
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Adding Jacob deGrom to the Harvey-Wheeler comparison

Back in August of 2013, after he made his 10th start of the season, we ran a comparison of Zack Wheeler to what Matt Harvey had done in his first 10 starts in 2012. For fun, let’s throw Jacob deGrom into the mix and see how his numbers stack up to his more heralded teammates. Because if we asked at the beginning of 2012 which pitcher in the farm system was most likely to win...
Via Mets360.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Zack Wheeler hurt the Mets by not completing seven innings?

The most interesting players are the ones where smart people can disagree. Perhaps no player on the current Mets fits this bill better than Zack Wheeler. On one hand, you have people who wonder what the fuss is since he consistently wields high pitch counts and has shown almost no ability to complete seven innings. On the other hand, you have people who wish he went deeper into...
Via Mets360.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Mets compete in 2015?

At a recent charity event, 24 year-old Zack Wheeler expressed his optimism for this upcoming New York Mets season. Wheeler explained that, “You look at our staff, and if you’re human, you can only be like, ‘Yeah, they’re going to make it to the playoffs here soon. They need a couple of bats and (will) be ready to go.’ ” It’s hard to argue with that statement. Any team...
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wheeler’s words a change from normal offseason noise

When was the last time a Met player came out and confidently predicted success for the upcoming season?  Was it “Team to beat”-gate from 2007/2008 with Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Beltran?  Really since then the only pre-season choruses sung by Mets players have been about “taking some people by surprise,” which is code for “we’re not that good, but maybe we’ll get lucky”...
Via Mets360.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wheeler Has A Chip On His Shoulder, Wants To Win With Mets

While taking time out of his schedule to hand out packages of food to needy families for Thanksgiving today at Citi Field, Zack Wheeler was bursting with optimism about the Mets’ 2015 season. “We’re going to win,” said the young righthander who also hopes he’ll be a part of the Mets renaissance. “I’d rather not get traded but I’ve been through it before,” he said...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler: We’re Going To Win!

While taking time out of his schedule to hand out packages of food to needy families for Thanksgiving today at Citi Field, Zack Wheeler was bursting with optimism about the Mets’ 2015 season. “We’re going to win,” said the young righthander who also hopes he’ll be a part of the Mets renaissance. “I’d rather not get traded but I’ve been through it before,” he said...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvey Will Give Mets The Best 1-2-3 Punch In Baseball

Timing is everything.  Matt Harvey is returning to lead the New York Mets rotation, now bolstered with a matured Zack Wheeler and 2014 NL ROY winner Jacob deGrom.  All three have experienced their own setbacks this year, but their talent is in another stratosphere and they’ve each grown from their own experiences.  There may be a lot of question marks still surrounding the...
Via Mets Merized Online
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 MLB players most likely to be traded this winter

The MLB hot stove season is already off to an active start, with some big signings and trades made before Thanksgiving. Free agency has plenty of options for teams seeking starting pitching or relievers, but those without money to spend might find better options on the trade market. Clubs looking for offensive help will almost certainly have to make a deal to get what they need...
Via The Outside Corner
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

An Incremental Upgrade At Shortstop Is Not Worth Trading Syndergaard or Wheeler

One shortstop that seems to be high on many a Met fans’ lists is Chicago’s Alexei Ramirez, and it’s been widely reported that the Mets have already been in contact with the White Sox for their All Star infielder. Ramirez batted .273 last season with a .305 on-base, 15 home runs and 74 RBI. He’s an excellent defender as well, but are you willing to give up Noah Syndergaard...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NL Outstanding Rookie – Jacob deGrom

A few days ago, New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom, was named Players Choice NL Outstanding Rookie. Rightfully so. The phenom’s rookie campaign was a marvel to say the least. At the beginning of the season, his name was often hidden behind the likes of (although injured) Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and Noah Syndergaard. Soon enough, deGrom notched himself at the top of...
Via Baseball Essential
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Do We Have What It Takes To Get That Impact Bat?

Bill Price of the Daily News lays out what he thinks it’s going to take for the Mets to trade for the bat they need. However, he also takes issue with some Met fans, pointing out that they’re the ones who might be gun shy, and not the front office. A week ago I suggested Murphy and/or Wheeler for Cespedes and was ripped a new one. John Harper today suggests Syndergaard for...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Rafael Montero The One The Mets Trade?

The Mets are highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, despite an urgent need to upgrade the offense, writes Andy Martino of the Daily News. However it’s not impossible to imagine Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and to some extent Rafael Montero playing for different teams next year, he says. This offseason will be filled with lots of Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Handicapping Trade Value and Odds Of Mets Pitchers

To get something, you have to give something, but what the New York Mets don’t want to give up is their young pitching.  Understandable, but how long can they hold out? The Mets say they won’t deal Matt Harvey, but remember there is no such thing as an untouchable. What if some team, in the words of Don Corleone, make them “an offer they can’t refuse.’’ Let’s take...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets 360 Projection Review: Zack Wheeler

One of the pleasant surprises this year was the emergence of the Mets young starting pitching.  While Jacob deGrom got most of the headlines, Zack Wheeler took several steps forward and looked fantastic, especially after the last dozen or so starts. We saw him taking steps forward, but not necessarily as many as he ended up taking.  Here is our official projection: IP: 179 ERA...
Via Mets360.com
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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