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Monday, October 16, 2017

Perrotto: Managerial Rumors and Rumblings

Gossip covers the following—

Phillies: Mickey Callaway, Gary DiSarcina, Juan Samuel
Tigers: Fredi Gonzalez, Gabe Kapler
Mets: Robin Ventura, Mickey Callaway, Alex Cora, Bob Geren

fra paolo Posted: October 16, 2017 at 01:29 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: managerial search, mets, phillies, tigers

Monday, October 09, 2017

SNY Mets to buy Syracuse Chiefs, move Triple-A team from Las Vegas to Syracuse

The Mets will buy the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League and move their Triple-A affiliate from Las Vegas, NV to Syracuse, NY, reports Mark Weiner of Syracuse.com. The move will occur after the 2018 season.

The Chiefs are currently the Triple-A affiliate of the Nationals, while the Mets’ current affiliate—the 51s—is located in Las Vegas.

Once the sale—which was approved on Monday morning—is final, the Mets will own and operate the Chiefs, according to Weiner.

The Mets’ Triple-A affiliate has been located in Las Vegas since 2013, which was the season after their deal with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons expired.

“With Syracuse’s rich history and love of baseball, the Mets purchasing the Syracuse Chiefs is a grand slam for the entire community,” New York Senator Chuck Schumer said, according to Weirner.

The Mets’ Double-A affiliate is located in Binghamton, NY while their High-A affiliate is located in Port St. Lucie, FL. Their short-season A-ball affiliate is located in Brooklyn, NY.

This, while still rather a bit away, is totally awesome news.  For Syracuse anyhow.

Lassus Posted: October 09, 2017 at 06:49 PM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, snowplow baseball

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Terry Collins fights back tears as he steps aside | New York Post

Nobody manages forever.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 01, 2017 at 09:52 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, terry colins

Friday, September 29, 2017

CBS: David Wright says Mets teammates ‘cowardly’ for ripping Terry Collins anonymously

I agree with Wright. At this point those anonymous teammates are only kicking him on his way out the door.

“Terry’s office is 10 feet from our clubhouse. If I’ve ever had any problems or players I know know that if they had any issue, they can march right on down and sit down and man-to-man talk about it. For a player to not put his name on the quote and to bash Terry, who has a lot of success for taking us to the playoffs in back-to-back years, in my opinion, that is cowardly and lazy. The man sits 10 feet from you. Go walk in there and say your gripes. Terry has treated us like men and adults.”

Esoteric Posted: September 29, 2017 at 08:29 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, new york mets

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mets expected to let Dan Warthen go: sources | New York Post

Changes coming in New York.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 27, 2017 at 08:22 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: mets

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Jacob deGrom reaches significant 200-inning plateau for first time in career

Jacob deGrom has been the last ace standing for the Mets for most of this season, pitching more innings than Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Steven Matz have thrown combined.

Coming off of season-ending elbow one year ago, it is of no small significance that deGrom reached the 200-inning plateau for the first time in his major-league career on Sunday. DeGrom tossed another six strong frames, despite suffering the defeat to Washington ace Max Scherzer in a 3-2 loss to the Nationals.

“It’s definitely big for me,” deGrom said of his innings total. “We’ve got plans to hopefully go to the World Series next year, and I think that’s something I wanted to get to, to know what it’s like to pitch that many innings in a year.

“You never know what to expect coming off of surgery, so being healthy this year definitely has been a big plus for me.”

DeGrom gave up a two-run homer to Trea Turner in the third inning and an unearned run in the fifth, but he finished the game with 11 strikeouts, his 11th double-digit outing of the season.

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: September 24, 2017 at 10:32 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: jacob degrom, mets

Saturday, September 23, 2017


Thursday, September 21, 2017

‘Highly unlikely’ Mets risk Harvey burning them — with another team | New York Post

The Mets appear willing to gamble on the disappointing right-hander, even at the risk of potentially wasting $6 million in 2018 should the struggles that have defined Harvey’s last two seasons persist.

And that means tendering a contract to the arbitration-eligible pitcher.

“It’s highly unlikely that we’re not going to bring him back next year,” general manager Sandy Alderson told The Post on Wednesday after the Mets’ 9-2 loss to the Marlins.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 21, 2017 at 08:53 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: matt harvey, mets

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Yoenis Cespedes reveals his new offseason training plan | New York Post

What the heck is the training staff doing?

“I think in the past I have gone into the season where I have spent a lot of time in the gym doing a lot of lifting, so I come in feeling very strong,” Cespedes said through an interpreter before the Mets’ 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Marlins. “But I definitely wasn’t dedicating the time I need to be running, to really give resistance to my muscles.

“So although I was starting out strong, I can tell during the season my muscles weren’t able to keep up, they were probably wearing out, so I figured out that’s definitely where the change needs to be.”

Jim Furtado Posted: September 20, 2017 at 01:07 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, yoenis cespedes

Mets’ Jose Reyes: Continues late-season offensive bender

Reyes went 4-for-5 with his 14th homer, two RBI and two runs against the Marlins on Tuesday.
The veteran infielder continues to impress with this late-season surge—over his last 22 games, Reyes has hit .389 with five homers, eight steals, 16 RBI and 22 runs. That’s some impressive stat stuffing from a guy who was looking washed up earlier in the season, and it doesn’t seem like Reyes is going to slow down over the remaining games.

Since April 13th, Reyes has hit .261/.335/.444 despite a .275 BABIP. According to fangraphs, he has been worth 1.8 WAR, but BR has him as sub-replacement at 0.2. He has also stolen 22 bases and been CS 5 times.

The difference in WAR is interesting. It is essentially all defense.

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: September 20, 2017 at 10:54 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: jose reyes, mets

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Matt Harvey Out Of Answers For Rough Season

It was not fun to watch.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 19, 2017 at 07:08 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: matt harvey, mets

Friday, September 15, 2017

SEE IT: Mets wore male rompers on flight home

What do male rompers and this Mets season have in common? Neither one should be a thing.

Possible comments:

A) Um.

B) Didn’t realize they hired George Costanza as their new traveling secretary.

C) WTF?

 

eddieot Posted: September 15, 2017 at 04:06 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, wtf

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Beware Mets fans: Team looks ready to cut payroll in 2018 | New York Post

These small-market teams really need to watch the bottom line.

Owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz did just enough last offseason to silence criticisms about thriftiness — giving Yoenis Cespedes a four-year contract worth $110 million was a good start — but now old questions are bound to arise, given the Mets’ dismal performance this season, empty seats at Citi Field and the general manager’s assessment next year’s payroll may decrease.

The Mets have about $65 million coming off the books, all of which may not be reinvested in the team. Already, it has been alarming to hear general manager Sandy Alderson say the Mets’ Opening Day payroll of $155 million this season, which ranked 12th in the major leagues, was “beyond” what the organization expected to spend.

“So I’m certainly not sitting here and saying, ‘OK, [the payroll] is going to be at least as high this year as it was last year,’ ” Alderson said Tuesday.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 06, 2017 at 12:20 PM | 44 comment(s)
  Beats: mets

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Matt Harvey’s dubious future comes down to these five starts | New York Post

Three days rest?

If you blinked Saturday, you might have missed Matt Harvey’s ignominious return to the mound in Houston in which his ravaged right arm was torched for seven runs on eight hits in two innings by the Astros.

But apparently Harvey was enthused enough about his performance that he’s rushing back out there, moved up a day in the rotation to pitch Wednesday against the Phillies on three days of rest after having thrown 70 pitches in his first big league start since June 14.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 05, 2017 at 10:36 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: matt harvey, mets

Monday, September 04, 2017

One rookie Mets stud starts to soar — as the other goes down | New York Post

If Lagares is healthy, and I know it’s a big if, he should be playing centerfield.

Lost in the offensive barrage was a terrific play by Juan Lagares to end the third. He came over from center, retrieved a ball off the wall in left and threw off balance and on the run to third, nailing Tony Kemp trying for a triple.

“He’s a Gold Glove, he’s got a great arm and he’s getting playing time,” Collins said.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 04, 2017 at 07:46 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: mets

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Mets’ Matt Harvey still predicting success

Matt Harvey stood on the mound on Saturday afternoon, supposedly a changed man. It was a newer, trimmer, healthier Harvey ready to show that the first part of his dismal 2017 season was behind him, and he can get outs and put up zeros.

It didn’t happen.

Harvey was shelled right from the start. The Houston Astros hit him for four runs in the first inning and three more in the second. It was hard to watch. Harvey didn’t even get a swing-and-miss until his 25th pitch. The velocity wasn’t there and neither was the stuff. It was as though everything that had made him successful in the past was stripped away. All he was left with was a flat, low-90s fastball.

The Mets have to consider non-tending him, right?

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: September 03, 2017 at 08:41 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: matt harvey, mets

Thursday, August 31, 2017

AP: Tebow plans to play in Mets’ system in ’18, callup uncertain

He’d better show up in Queens on Monday. Fans won’t take the 7 train to see Gavin Cecchini.

Tim Tebow plans to return to the New York Mets’ organization next season. But first, what will he do when the St. Lucie Mets’ minor league season ends Sunday? Is there any chance of more baseball in the Arizona Fall League or somewhere else for the rookie outfielder?

“It’s still something we’re figuring out, but for me it’ll be a lot of training,” he said Thursday. “For me it’ll be about working on training and building the muscle-memory where I can do it for two, five, seven days and continue to build a couple of weeks at a time.”

So, nothing definitive yet on whether the 30-year-old Tebow could get a September callup to the out-of-contention New York Mets. ...

St. Lucie benefited from swelling attendance. It set its home season record on Aug. 4, topping the 2011 mark of 105,379. At 124,712, St. Lucie ranks third in the FSL. Many fans wore Tebow’s famous No. 15.

Renegade (((JE))) Posted: August 31, 2017 at 11:49 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, minors, tebow

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

David Wright shuts down rehab; Yoenis Cespedes out for season | New York Post

Sometimes you see a rash of injuries and think, “Wow, that’s some bad luck.” I don’t get those thoughts with the Mets.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 29, 2017 at 06:40 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: injuries, mets

Amed Rosario comes up big as Mets split doubleheader | New York Post

Two weeks ago, Rosario hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning in Philadelphia that led the Mets to victory. The power display comes after a minor league career in which Rosario hit only 17 homers in 1,775 at-bats.

“I came from a league where I wasn’t seeing pitches come at me this fast,” Rosario said. “But as I have adjusted, I feel that I am doing better.”

And defensively, Rosario — as advertised — has shined.

“Our guys keep coming in with our defensive analysis, and he has moved us up immensely, just with his play at shortstop,” Collins said. “He has played great there.”

Jim Furtado Posted: August 29, 2017 at 06:34 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: amed rosario, mets

Monday, August 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey forces Rangers and Astros to play at Tropicana Field

The Astros will play this week’s scheduled three-game series vs. the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida.

Additionally, the series vs. the Mets may also be moved to Tropicana Field. That decision will be made later this week.

If that’s the case, then that would mean 19 straight road or neutral site games for the Astros.

I think the last time a game was moved to a neutral site was when the Astros hosted the Cubs in Milwaukee. Carlos Zambrano threw a no-hitter.

Here’s hoping our Texas Primates are OK.

Greg Pope Posted: August 28, 2017 at 05:52 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, hurricane, mets, rangers

Matt Harvey is coming back and Mets see one good sign already | New York Post

Is anyone still optimistic Matt Harvey can still be an ace?

Jim Furtado Posted: August 28, 2017 at 07:30 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: matt harvey, mets

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Matt Harvey says he’s ready to return to Mets after latest rehab start | Newsday

Magical thinking.

Harvey has been on the Mets’ disabled list since June 16 with a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder that had sapped the 28-year-old’s velocity. Harvey’s fastball typically sat in the 90-to-92 miles-per-hour range throughout Saturday’s start and his velocity reached 93 on the stadium radar gun on a few occasions.

“It’s going to come and go,” Harvey said of the velocity. “Once you get the adrenaline going in a big-league game . . . then the velocity will come.”

Jim Furtado Posted: August 27, 2017 at 08:34 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: matt harvey, mets

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mets’ Michael Conforto suffers shoulder injury | MLB.com

He does it on a swing.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 24, 2017 at 05:51 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: injuries, mets, michael conforto

A Hall Of Fame Case For Johan Santana

I think the high-level data does show that Sandy Koufax was a little better statistically in his era during his peak than Santana was. Looking at their full careers, the argument could certainly be made that Santana had the better career.

 

DanG Posted: August 24, 2017 at 10:32 AM | 72 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, johan santana, mets, sandy koufax, twins

Mets halt Syndergaard’s rehab, fear he’s moving too ‘fast’ | New York Post

Since Syndergaard hit the disabled list, he has been joined by Harvey (stress injury to the right scapula bone), Matz (irritated ulnar nerve), Wheeler (biceps tendinitis, then a stress reaction in his right arm), Seth Lugo (right shoulder impingement) and Robert Gsellman (hamstring strain).

Jim Furtado Posted: August 24, 2017 at 07:08 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: injuries, mets, noah syndergaard

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