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D-backs option Sherfy; reassign Feliz, Recker

The D-backs made a series of roster moves on Tuesday, including optioning No. 15 prospect Jimmie Sherfy to Triple-A Reno, reassigning veteran right-hander Neftali Feliz and catcher Anthony Recker to Minor League camp and releasing veteran left-hander Antonio Bastardo.
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3 days ago

New York Mets: as team gets healthier what’s the next move?

The New York Mets have been decimated by injuries for most of this season so far. Despite the losses of some of the most important members of the team, the Mets have managed to put together a solid season, with a record of 24-18 and only half a game out of first place in the division despite an offense that goes through lengthy cold spells. Though the absences have been lengthy,...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki is ready to replace Anthony Recker

First off, kudos to Anthony Recker on a three-run blast that essentially won the game for the Mets on Monday. Now onto why he needs to go. It is a generally accepted idea that managers don’t expect great things from their backup catchers. What they need is someone who can handle the defense and who knows the pitching staff. Offensive production is usually just icing on the cake...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Amazin’ Backup Plan: Mets Improve To 6-0 When Recker Starts

Once again, backup catcher Anthony Recker found himself on the receiving end of another masterful pitching performance – this time by Dillon Gee – who tossed eight shutout innings in the Mets 4-0 win against the Marlins on Sunday. With yesterday’s performance, Recker lowered his Catcher’s ERA to 2.54, the eighth-best mark in the majors and nearly two runs better than starting backstop...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Are A Perfect 5-0 When Recker Is Starting Catcher

I wanted to update this post with something ESPN’s Mark Simon pointed out about Mets backup catcher Anthony Recker. Mets pitchers continue to put up great numbers with Recker catching. Their ERA is 2.78 and opponents’ batting average is .204 when he is behind the dish. Additionally, the Mets are a perfect 5-0 when Recker is the starting catchier. When Recker made the Opening Day...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Recker Proving To Be Solid Backup Catcher

When Anthony Recker made the Opening Day roster in 2013, I thought to myself: “Who on earth is this guy?” The now 30 year old backstop for the Mets is making a case for staying in Flushing for the near future. Anthony Recker had played in only 27 games in his major league career, in stints with the Cubs and the Athletics, before signing with the Mets before the 2013 season. Early...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Is more Anthony Recker a good thing?

Anthony Recker is a big man with a ton of natural power. When he crushes a home run over the left field wall, it can be easy to think a guy like that needs more playing time. Add in that he’s improved himself into a very well-rounded defensive backstop while Travis d’Arnaud has struggled both at and behind the plate this year, and the case for Recker getting more playing time seems...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What does the future hold for Anthony Recker?

Through games of August 16, the Mets had used just two catchers all season – John Buck and Anthony Recker. This is due to three main reasons: Buck and Recker stayed healthy, Travis d’Arnaud did not and there was no other catcher who deserved consideration for the spot. But d’Arnaud finally recovered from his early-season injury and the paternity leave for Buck opened up a spot...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Backup backstop battle: Anthony Recker v. Landon Powell

As an overabundance of Michael Bourn rumors float around in the minds of Mets fans everywhere, the team will see pitchers and catchers report to spring training in less than a week. Pending any new additions, the Mets have spots on the opening day roster available, which should create healthy competition between players for the open jobs. Which spots are up for grabs? Who is most...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Wholesale Change #1 – Mets Claim Catcher Anthony Recker Off Waivers From Cubs

We’re going to track all the wholesale changes for you as they go down this off-season, and on that note I have the great pleasure of announcing that the Mets have claimed catcher Anthony Recker off waivers from the Chicago Cubs. Recker, 29, played for both the Cubs and the Oakland A’s (so he must be good) last season and was even on their Opening Day roster. However, the right-handed...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

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