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April 28, 2017

TROUBLE

by @ 9:04 am. Filed under Uncategorized

Usually losing 6 straight to lousy teams is enough to sound an alarm but when your best player and pitcher are both hurt, that also steals the headlines. Noah Syndergaard(arm) and Yoenis Cespedes(Leg) are now both hurt and Mets fans everywhere are holding their breath. If either of these two misses significant time, the team is toast. It is early but not that early and the team needs to play better and start winning games. Terry Collins watch is underway and I am a big TC guy but facts are facts and right now this is not a good baseball team and a shake up might be in order. #NYMess not #NYMets now… wow. Things need to change and change quickly or heads will roll. The Nationals are not going anywhere and appear to win 2 game a day. Time to wake up or someone walks. 

April 21, 2017

Mets Mash

by @ 2:39 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

The New York Mets open a series with defending NL East Champion Washington Nationals at Citi Field this weekend  with serious injury issues. 1B Lucas Duda(Elbow) and INF Wilmer Flores(Knee Infection) have been placed on the 10 day DL while OF Yoenis Cespedes(Hamstring) and C Travis d’Arnaud(wrist) are also not in the lineup. The team has recalled INF  T.J. Rivera and P Sean Gilmartin to offset the bodies,  Matt Harvey has been moved up to pitch tonight with Jacob de Grom battling a stiff neck. Meanwhile, 3B-captain David Wright(Back,Shoulder)  has been placed on 60 day DL but continues to try and comeback. The Mets should be Ok short term at 1B with Jay Bruce and other options allowing Michael Conforto to join Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson to form a good balanced outfield with defense and hitting. Cespedes is key, if he is lost for ANY extended time(does not look like he will) this team is cooked.

April 18, 2017

No panic in Flushing

by @ 2:23 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

The New York Mets lost 3 of 4 this week in Miami but I am not at all concerned. You ever hear the saying its ok to lose the battle not the war? Thats where the Mets are. Manager Terry Collins and GM Sandy Alderson are faced with this issue: they have 4 high quality starting pitchers coming back from surgery in  Matt Harvey, Jacob de Grom, Steven Matz(On DL now)  and Zack Wheeler. The staff ace Noah Syndergaard pitched a career high in innings last season and battled bone spurs. A 6th young arm in Seth Lugo is battling a potentially season ending elbow injury. The team is trying to manage these arms and maintain a good record. That is hard to do on a daily basis and Collins faces constant 2nd guessing and dilemmas nightly on when and where to pull starters.  This is about getting these arms to the finish line.

Adding to issues with pitch counts of the starters is the over use of the bullpen in particular the high end guys. Addison Reed, Fernando Salas, Hansel  Robles and Jerry Blevins are in games almost nightly. This will change when closer Jeurys Familia returns later this week and allows Terry to mix and match more. And as the season nears the end of month one, starters can pitch  more, the hitters will pick it up and start to produce like their baseball card says they should. The Mets play a lot of close games and this taxes the entire pitching staff. The Mets are homer reliant and when the weather warms up, the hope is so will those bats. #LGM

 

April 12, 2017

1st week, Phillies series show what Mets are about:Power and Pitching. Team Notes: Lagares near, Wright far

by @ 2:14 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

The 2017 New York Mets are showing to be what you thought they are : built on power- both offensively and defensively- the team relies on power arms and power bats. Yoenis Cespedes 3 homer game Tuesday night highlighted the teams opening 10 days , that has seen the big 3 rotation members- Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey- all pitch great. Offensively, 4 team wide keys- RF Jay Bruce, C Travis D’Arnaud, OF Michael Conforto and 1B Lucas Duda- all look good and the bullpen ,minus all star Jeurys Familia, has maintained all their leads and save opportunities with Fernando Salas and Addison Reed flourishing late in the 8th and 9th innings. Both have closed in them major leagues for other clubs, quality depth, moves by Mets management led by GM Sandy Alderson.

Mets Notes: Captain and 3B David Wright(Shoulder) has begun throwing but at best, he could return sometime late May or early June. Long process for #5. Get well, David…. Meanwhile, Cf Juan Lagares(Left Oblique) could rejoin the team as soon as Thursday and has looked good in his minor league rehab assignment… Jose Reyes is off to a 2 for 33 start (.061) and has been moved down the order. Keep an eye on veteran major league 3B , say Todd Frazier from the Chicago White Sox, as a rental option. This team is good enough to win the World Series and cannot have ANY position be a sink hole.

April 4, 2017

Mets win opener but news on Matz, Lugo a loss

by @ 6:37 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

The New York Mets rode Noah Syndergaard and one big inning to a 6-0 win in Monday’s opener vs the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Lucas Duda had the decisive blow with a 3 run double and Thor looked great thru 6. #34 developed a blister on a finger and will move back a day in the rotation yet should be ok. On the medical front, Steven Matz has been diagnosed with strained flexor tendon and will resume throwing in late April. Do not count on seeing the injury prone starter till June. Meanwhile, Seth Lugo got the bill for his great performance for the Puerto Rican team in the World Baseball Classic and it is not good. He has seen two doctors and has a partially torn UCL in his throwing elbow. Lugo will rest for 2 weeks and be reevaluated then. Suddenly, the Mets pitching depth is an issue. This team needs …Matt… GULP…Harvey to pitch well. #HUGE Not a fan but he is on the team. #LGM

April 3, 2017

Team and MLB preview

by @ 7:17 am. Filed under Uncategorized

I picked the Mets to win the World Series last year and through a malady of injuries that would make Evel Knievel proud, this team some how made the playoffs. This is a better, deeper, healthier team with a good blend of vets, kids, arms and bats. Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson work as well together as any manager-GM tandem in the sport and The Mets are in position to be good for years to come. NY also has trade capital, loads of position players coming and a rabid fan base who is packing Citi Field. The time to win is now and this team will win the World Series in 2017.

98 wins.. NL EAST, NATIONAL LEAGUE AND WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS

My surprise players? Wilmer Flores and… Jay Bruce. #Watch

 

AL Playoff Teams:

Toronto, Cleveland, Seattle(Division Champions)

Texas,Houston(Wild Card teams)

NL Playoff Teams:

Mets, Cubs, Dodgers(Div Champs)

St Louis, San Francisco(WC teams)

MVPs: Carlos Correa(AL), Nolan Arenado(NL)

CY Youngs: Danny Duffy(AL), Noah Syndergaard NL)

Flop TeamsBoston Red Sox(AL), Washington(NL)

Surprise TeamsColorado, KC Royals 

World Series:  Mets over Houston 

 

 

April 2, 2017

Mets opening day lineup, Batting Order

by @ 11:56 am. Filed under Uncategorized

1. Jose Reyes-3B

2. Asdrubal Cabrera-SS

3. Yoenis Cespedes-LF

4. Curtis Granderson-CF

5. Neil Walker-2B

6. Jay Bruce-RF

7. Lucas Duda-1B

8. Travis d’Arnaud-C 

Noah Syndergaard pitching 

Mets 2017 Season opening roster

by @ 11:51 am. Filed under Uncategorized

DL: David Wright, Jaun Lagares, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz and Brandon Nimmo

Starting Lineup Rotation Bench Bullpen
1. Jose Reyes 9. Noah Syndergaard 14. Wilmer Flores 19. Addison Reed
2. Asdrubal Cabrera 10. Jacob deGrom 15. Michael Conforto 20. Hansel Robles
3. Yoenis Cespedes 11. Matt Harvey 16. Rene Rivera 21. Jerry Blevins
4. Curtis Granderson 12. Robert Gsellman 17. T.J. Rivera 22. Josh Smoker
5. Neil Walker 13. Zack Wheeler 18. Ty Kelly 23. Josh Edgin
6. Lucas Duda 24. Fernando Salas
7. Jay Bruce 25. Rafael Montero
8. Travis d’Arnaud

Mets 2017

by @ 11:50 am. Filed under Uncategorized

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