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SNY TV 1 hour ago

Latest on Mets target Dallas Keuchel: Still open to one-year deal

As Jason Vargas struggles, the Mets have remained in touch with free agent starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel. Here's the latest...
Amazin Avenue 3 hours ago
AAA (The Show): Where have you gone, Jamie Moyer?

AAA (The Show): Where have you gone, Jamie Moyer?

This week, we discuss roster weirdness and ineffective pitching.  Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. First up this week, we discuss the current Mets’ product, specifically how one team can be both so good and so bad at the same time. Then, we identify our breakout offensive stars of the young season. After a break, we discuss Jason Vargas and the (perhaps?) extinct ‘crafty veteran.’ Finally, we wonder why the ‘three outs’ Edwin Diaz situation was only just now admitted. Chris’s...
Amazin Avenue 20 hours ago
Jacob deGrom has strep throat, start pushed back to Saturday

Jacob deGrom has strep throat, start pushed back to Saturday

Jason Vargas will now pitch on Friday in St. Louis in his original rotation spot. After this afternoon’s game, it was reported that Jacob deGrom has been suffering from strep throat, the latest Met to fall victim to illness this season. Seth Lugo, Justin Wilson, and Brandon Nimmo had all been feeling under the weather at various points over the past few weeks, although it’s not clear if those incidents are related. deGrom has been taking antibiotics and it’s unclear how long he’s been dealing with the illness. The Mets told reporters that in order to have more time to recover,...
SNY TV Apr 17, 2019

Mets, Phillies showing 'strong' interest in trading for Mike Minor: report

With the Mets exploring options while Jason Vargas struggles, they're reportedly interested in Texas' Mike Minor, who just threw a shutout on Tuesday.
New York Post Apr 17, 2019

Eight Men Not Out: Matz fiasco just latest dud from Mets rotation

PHILADELPHIA — Would you like a humbling statistic to choke down with your corn flakes and your English muffin? Try this one on for size. Remember how much Jason Vargas made you, Mets fans, want to poke pencils in your eyes in 2018 every time he served up an array of tasty meatballs? Jason Vargas’...
SNY TV Apr 16, 2019

The latest on Mets target Dallas Keuchel: Padres interested, but with a caveat

As Jason Vargas struggles, the Mets have remained in touch with free agent starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel. Here's the latest...
Call to the Pen Apr 16, 2019

New York Mets: How much longer does Jason Vargas have?

After an abysmal start in 2019, Jason Vargas is giving the New York Mets brass and fans alike serious concern. He is following up a dismal season in 2018 with an even worse encore. Jason Vargas has three outings for the New York Mets in 2019. One where he surrendered 8 hits in only 5 innings […] New York Mets: How much longer does Jason Vargas have? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple Apr 16, 2019

New York Mets must part ways with starting pitcher Jason Vargas

When Jason Vargas takes the mound for the New York Mets, it’s hard to believe they have a chance at winning. The team must move on from him before he costs them another game. Many people were scratching their heads when the New York Mets signed Jason Vargas to a two-year deal at the beginning […] New York Mets must part ways with starting pitcher Jason Vargas - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Apr 15, 2019
Player Meter: Pitchers, April 8-14

Player Meter: Pitchers, April 8-14

A quick review of how the Mets’ pitchers fared over the past week. Frankly, it hasn’t been a good week for Mets pitching. Jacob deGrom had his worst week since 2017. Jason Vargas didn’t make it out of the first inning and Corey Oswalt followed him with a poor performance of his own. The rest of the starting rotation fared much better, but the bullpen remains an issue, despite bounce back weeks from Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman. Let’s start with the bad and the ugly this week. Jason Vargas had one relief appearance and one start this week. Both were disastrous....
New York Post Apr 14, 2019

The creative Mets trade that would turn Jason Vargas into Dallas Keuchel

ATLANTA — Let’s keep the Jacob deGrom alert at the non-worrisome DEFCON 5 for now. Common sense dictated that the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner couldn’t duplicate his legendary 2018, and common sense prevailed on Sunday night right alongside the Braves, who nicked deGrom for three runs in five innings, leading to an...
New York Post Apr 14, 2019

The Mets’ options that are keeping Jason Vargas in the rotation

ATLANTA — Jason Vargas might be on his seventh or eighth life with the Mets, but team officials made it abundantly clear Sunday the struggling pitcher still hasn’t exhausted No. 9. A day after Vargas failed to survive the first inning against the Braves, manager Mickey Callaway said the disappointing left-hander will remain in the...
NorthJersey.com Apr 14, 2019
NY Mets pushing Jason Vargas' next start back a day after fifth starter's struggles

NY Mets pushing Jason Vargas' next start back a day after fifth starter's struggles

Jason Vargas start is being moved to Saturday so Jacob deGrom can face the Phillies the following week and to give Vargas an extra bullpen session.        
New York Post Apr 14, 2019

Mets trying something else to solve Jason Vargas disaster

The Mets are tinkering with Jason Vargas, but not doing anything drastic. A day after the veteran starting pitcher’s rock bottom in his year-plus tenure with the team, the Mets said they would push his next start a game back. Manager Mickey Callaway announced Sunday that Jacob deGrom will throw on normal rest Friday in...
SNY TV Apr 14, 2019

Mets keeping Jason Vargas in rotation: 'We can try and get him on a roll'

After a brutal start to the season, Jason Vargas' role will remain unchanged.
SNY TV Apr 14, 2019

Five options Mets can tab to replace Jason Vargas, including Dallas Keuchel

Mets left-hander Jason Vargas was so bad on Saturday night against the Braves that manager Mickey Callaway seemed to be at a loss after the game while explaining what went wrong.

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