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METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jeurys Familia in Context Is Unfair

The Mets closer has a new pitch, and it is fantastic. A 95 mph split-finger fastball is already superlative by name, but when you drill down into the arsenal of Jeurys Familia, it starts to look unique… and unfair. But first we must appreciate the pitch in all its GIF glory. Nasty. I wanted to put this pitch, and Familia’s arsenal, in context, but it’s difficult with relievers...
Via Fangraphs
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets, Scott Boras clashing over Matt Harvey’s innings limit

The New York Mets are on the verge of their first Postseason appearance since 2006, but they could conceivably be without ace Matt Harvey once October comes around. Harvey’s agent Scott Boras is insisting that Harvey’s doctors have stamped him with a limit of 180 innings this year, which is problematic considering it’s only September 4th and Harvey is already at 166 1/3...
Via The Outside Corner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Injuries Might Give Conforto More Playing Time

When it comes to rookie outfielder Michael Conforto, the Mets plan to choose the path of least of resistance and will continue their platoon system in left field. But, these are the Mets, so expect obstacles. “We’ve brought people in here that hit lefties, that have a career record of hitting lefties,” manager Terry Collins said. “And right now that’s what we’ve been...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Murphy has 'mild' quadriceps strain, listed as day-to-day

New York Mets Daniel Murphy has been diagnosed with a mild strain of the left quadriceps.Murphy was examined Thursday and listed as day-to-day after he was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. He suffered an injury to the same quad in June and wound up missing 3 1/2 weeks.With the Mets holding a 6 1/2-game lead over the Washington Nationals atop the...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

An MMO Original: Why The 2015 Mets Are Not The 2007 Mets

Most of the time if I read some posts or blurbs I disagree with on other sites, I simply shake my head, laugh a little, and then forget about it. But every now and then you come across something that is so confounding and so counter to everything you believe in that you are forced […]
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Depth has made a huge difference this season for Mets

On the evening of July 24, following a 7-2 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets were just one game above .500 and three games behind the Washington Nationals for first place in the NL East. The standings looked the same a week later, but everything was about to change heading into Friday when the Nats arrived at Citi Field. On each of those Fridays...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets get inside-the-park HR after OF flips over wall

It’s all coming up Mets. During Wednesday night’s game with the Phillies, Ruben Tejada hit a sinking liner down the right field line. Domonic Brown charged the ball, misplayed it, and ended up flipping over a wall up the right field line, allowing Tejada to coast his way around the bases. Brown would stay in the game at the time for the Phillies, but was pulled two innings...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Stay With Niese; Maybe A Good Thing Afterall

On second thought, maybe sticking with Jon Niese could be a good move. After Niese was shelled Tuesday night by the Phillies, I suggested the Mets’ best strategy would be to skip Niese Monday in Washington in favor of Steven Matz and stay with Noah Syndergaard Saturday in Miami. My reasoning is the Washington game is more important to the Mets’ immediate pennant pursuit than...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

On Steven Matz and press conferences

“A testament to his stature was the fact that Tuesday was the fourth time this season Matz had been taken into a separate room for a news conference at Citi Field, doubling the number of starts he has actually made for the Mets. He also spoke the day before his first appearance on June 28; after his debut of seven and two-thirds quality innings, in which he struck out six while...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins Needs An Immediate Reevaluation Of His Bullpen Management

  On July 25 this year, the New York Mets manager Terry Collins had seen enough.  The Mets were a laughing stock on offense, fielded a lineup dotted with minor leaguers and castoffs and the efforts of the best starting rotation in baseball were largely being wasted. That was the date that Collins put his players on notice. In an interview with reporters before the game, Collins...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

By the numbers: Matt Harvey vs Jacob deGrom

In a day and age where Sabermetrics runs the game of baseball, numbers are the easiest way to compare two players to one-another. Usually, fans of a team would compare one of their players to one on another ball club, but is important to compare teammates as well. Going into the 2015 season, Matt Harvey was coming off of Tommy John’s Surgery and was predicted by many to be...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Mets Are Sending Three Players To The AFL

No pun intended, but here’s a minor note for those of you who were interested in Mets players ticketed for the Arizona Fall League. The Mets official website notes that three players are headed to the AFL once the Minor League seasons end: Jeff McNeil, Beck Wheeler, and Mickey Jannis. McNeil is a 23-year old […]
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Numbers Never Lie

After beating the Philadelphia Phillies ten straight times, the New York Mets finally came back to earth in a 14-8 brutal loss. The offense was clearly there, with Yoenis Cespedes hitting two absolute monsters of home runs, but it was the pitching that kept the victory out of reach. Jon Niese struggled with six earned runs in only five innings pitched, but that wasn’t even the truly frustrati...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Should Skip Niese Before Syndergaard

It’s now three stinkers in a row for Jon Niese, and if Mets manager Terry Collins is considering skidding Noah Syndergaard this weekend, perhaps the smarter play would be to bypass the veteran left-hander instead. NIESE: Next start should be skipped. (AP) Niese was rocked in his second straight start by the Phillies Tuesday night, giving up six runs on seven hits in five innings...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Future bleak for Black after Mets outright reliever to Triple-A

Vic Black was once considered a potential closer-in-waiting for the New York Mets. Now he appears to have zero future with the team.On a day when the National League East-leading Mets promoted seven players from the minors, Black was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas after clearing waivers to open a slot on the team's 40-man roster.The 27-year-old Black has struggled mightily at Las...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matz ready for return to Mets after another dazzling rehab start

Rookie left-hander Steven Matz showed he is ready to rejoin the New York Mets starting rotation by wrapping up his rehab assignment with a second straight dominating performance.Matz tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings of one-hit ball at Double-A Binghamton on Monday night in his final tuneup before the Mets recall him on Tuesday when rosters expand. Matz struck out four and retired the...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Extension For Murphy Or Cespedes?

Greg H. asks… If the Mets could keep and sign only one, who would you give an extension to: Daniel Murphy or Yoenis Cespedes? Connor replies… This is a really difficult question when you consider all of the moving pieces involved. Clearly, at least this year, Cespedes has been a drastically more valuable player than […]
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Granderson…Moon Landing Truther

In professional sports, it doesn’t take much nowadays to be labeled a “nice guy”…just stay out of the papers and don’t make headlines. To that end, Curtis Granderson is a member of the “nice guy” fraternity. He’s kept his nose clean and a couple years ago, even helped fund a baseball stadium being built in Chicago. So, when asked about his nice guy image, the New...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: The Mets Bullpen Gains a Pitch(er)

With the news this past weekend that (former) Diamondbacks reliever Addison Reed was headed to the Mets, New York may have finally secured the missing piece to their bullpen: a steady seventh-inning reliever to bridge the gap between the talented starting rotation and the eighth- and ninth-inning guys, Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia. This was a forward-looking move by the front...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Six reasons to be happy with Desmond Lindsay

The Mets signed Michael Cuddyer in the offseason to a seemingly modest two-year deal that, in turn, cost them their first round pick in the 2015 Amateur Draft.  While Cuddyer hasn’t worked out fantastically, the Mets seem to have made the most out of their second round pick. The Mets selected Desmond Lindsay 53rd overall in this year’s draft and some fans may have scratched...
Via Mets360.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Papi crushes Syndergaard pitch for 494th homer

Noah Syndergaard went 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run Sunday afternoon. That changed in a hurry when David Ortiz stepped to the plate. Ortiz sent a 97-mph Syndergaard fastball screaming off the second deck at Citi Field for a two-run homer. The home run was the 494th of Ortiz’s career. He now sits all alone in 27th on the all-time home runs list and needs six over the...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins didn't challenge double out of fear of HR

New York Mets manager Terry Collins decided against challenging David Ortiz’s pinch-hit, ninth-inning double Saturday. Why? Because giving up a double is better than giving up a home run. Collins told reporters Sunday in New York, via ESPN.com, that he was unsure whether Ortiz’s wall-ball two-bagger — which came during a 3-1 win for the Boston Red Sox — actually cleared...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Developing A Plan For The Mets To Keep Yoenis Cespedes

In a final Hail Mary just shy of the trade deadline, Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets pulled off a deal to nab Yoenis Cespedes, who arguably became the most dynamic player to put on a Mets uniform during the Citi Field era.  The Mets drew positive reviews in landing Cespedes without relinquishing major league-ready talent or any of their prized pitchers. However, the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets acquire RP Addison Reed from Diamondbacks

THE METS. ARE. GOING. FOR IT! On Saturday, the NL East leaders acquired Addison Reed from the Arizona Diamondbacks, pending a physical. Source: #Mets acquire Addison Reed from #Dbacks pending physical. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 29, 2015   The 26-year old Reed has a 4.20 ERA in 40 2/3 innings this year, his second in Arozna, to go along with 34 strikeouts...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: injury update

The New York Mets may be leading their division by 6.5 games but it doesn’t mean that they are as strong as they could be. The Mets are still patiently awaiting the return of a few players from the disabled list. With September 1 just a few days away, and with it the expansion of the active roster, next week should see the return of at least some of those players. Steven Matz...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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