Not once during Sandy Alderson’s tenure as general manager with the Mets has he pieced together anything close to an adequate bullpen, writes Marc Carig of Newsday. And as the Mets begin their fourth season under Alderson, it’s unclear whether that will change any time soon. “The bullpen has not been good over the last several years,” Alderson said before a
2013 Opening Day Was A Sell-Out The Mets expect to make it 16 straight sold-out home openers when they start the 2014 season against the Nationals on Monday at Citi Field, the Mets told Newsday. “The game will definitely sell out,” said Lou DePaoli, the Mets’ executive vice president and chief revenue officer. “We are pacing significantly ahead of last year.
Because the game wasn’t televised it looks like we all missed a great performance by Mets righthander Dillon Gee on Wednesday night against the Astros. He tossed six no-hit innings, walked one and struck out seven, and served notice to the National League that he’s back and he’s ready. “I felt really good out there,” Gee said. “The key is fastball command
Peter Gammons polled baseball execs, coaches and scouts on which young pitchers turned some heads in Spring Training and unsurprisingly, Noah Syndergaard ranked No. 1 in his survey. “Physical, hard, power sink. Absolute potential star,” says one pro scouting director. “Has the power pitcher mentality.” What I found pretty cool were a couple of comments made by a Braves and
Baseball Digest once called the 20-20-20-20 club the most exclusive in all of baseball. It is actually so rare that only four players have been a part of it in baseball history. Back in 2007, our very own Curtis Granderson became a member of this exclusive club as a member of the Detroit Tigers, and put his rare skill set on full
I just read a fascinating column by the new Mets beat writer for The Record, Matt Ehalt, who you may remember from ESPN New York last Summer. Ehalt profiles Noah Syndergaard and delves into some of the things about him we seldom hear and also peppers his piece with some interesting quotes from Pedro Lopez, Sandy Alderson and J.P. Ricciardi who explains how
Scott Boras told Anthony Rieber of Newsday that he has engaged in discussions with the Mets. ”I have certainly had dialogue with them,” Boras told Rieber on Friday. “The message has always been that they have interest in Stephen but they wanted to see how things went in spring training.” “I think the earnestness of a franchise and their desire to win is always appraised by their conduct
Ike Davis and Lucas Duda both played in a minor league game this afternoon at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. Both sluggers were designated hitters and got five at-bats each. Davis went 1-for-3 with two walks, while Duda went 0-for-4 with one walk. The first base competition is back on!
10:00 AM After learning about the Atlanta Braves aggressively acting to sign Ervin Santana for $14 million to offset the loss of Kris Medlen with an elbow ligament tear, David Wright was quick to respond and defended ownership and the front office. “My responsibility is to play third base, not decide who signs, doesn’t sign,” Wright toldESPNNewYork.com. “I’m not a part of the decision-making process.
They say, and by they I mean GKR and whatever you want to call that group on WOR of late, that the pitchers are all ahead of the hitters during the first two weeks of Grapefruit League games. And while one shouldn’t go ape s–t over spring training numbers especially at this early stage of the game, you can’t entirely
Have you ever wondered what it must be like to feel the pressure to perform that most hitters endure everytime they walk to the plate? It’s so easy for fans to say this guy needs to draw more walks or that guy needs to hit in the clutch… We spend hours upon hours debating with each other about always wanting
A friend of Stephen Drew called the Mets’ chances of getting Drew “very slim” as it becomes more obvious agent Scott Boras is willing to wait until after the season begins to sign his client, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. This is the first thing I’ve read that actually makes any sense regarding this situation. While earlier reports had