8:41 AM EDT, Thu October 19, 2017
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2017 Mets Season Review: Travis Taijeron finally made his major league debut

2017 Mets Season Review: Travis Taijeron finally made his major league debut

Enjoy that cup of coffee, youngish man! There can be a lot of grasping at straws to impart some meaning to September baseball in a lost season. And while much of that focus is rightly on the progress of prospects that may hopefully make the next September more meaningful, one small joy can be watching some less-heralded players get their moment in the sun on an major league field. Travis Taijeron has been in the running for King of Spring Training for several years running in Port St. Lucie. In the organization since 2011, he has never put up an ISO under .227 in any minor league season. Of...
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2017 Mets Season Review: Seth Lugo’s season threw him many curves

2017 Mets Season Review: Seth Lugo’s season threw him many curves

The king of spin rate showed some signs of cromulence between injuries. The most notable portion of Seth Lugo’s 2017 season may well have taken place before Opening Day. His success in the early rounds of the World Baseball Classic brought some national prominence to a pitcher known to Mets fans for his impressive, seemingly out-of-nowhere late-season contributions to the team’s 2016 Wild Card run, and to the statistically-inclined for the otherworldly spin rate on his curveball. However, many speculated that Lugo’s early exertion pitching for Puerto Rico in the WBC may have...
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Mets Morning News: MLB eyes growth, Geren maybe out on manager search

Mets Morning News: MLB eyes growth, Geren maybe out on manager search

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet The Mets The managerial hunt continues, and as the Mets seem to be wrapping up their first round of interviews, Newsday’s Marc Carig says that Bob Geren and Chip Hale are no longer being considered candidates for the job. Robin Ventura also appears to be out of the mix as well - not just for the Mets, but for managing in general. Current hitting coach Kevin Long appears to be the front runner of the first group of interviewees. Joe McEwing, Mickey Callaway, and Manny Acta are all set to be interviewed this...
Oct 17, 2017
2017 Mets Season Review: Paul Sewald had a solid rookie year out of the pen

2017 Mets Season Review: Paul Sewald had a solid rookie year out of the pen

We look back at Paul Sewald’s first year in the big leagues. Paul Sewald was a rare bright spot on the 2017 Mets. After being called up in the first week of the season, he remained with the big league club for the rest of the year while establishing himself as a solid arm in the Mets’ pen. Sewald had success at every minor league level before joining the Mets. In six seasons and 266.1 innings of work, the right-hander posted an impressive 2.20 ERA, 10.8 K/9, 2.1 BB/9, and 0.5 HR/9. Sewald carried those strong peripherals with him to the major league level, which is what made his rookie...
Oct 17, 2017
Mets Morning News: Brad Ausmus snubs Mets as managerial search continues

Mets Morning News: Brad Ausmus snubs Mets as managerial search continues

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets have lined up interviews with a host of managerial candidates this week including Alex Cora, and Joe McEwing. One man not interviewing for the position will be Brad Ausmus, who reportedly has no interest in managing the team. Jerry Blevins hopes to be back with the Mets next season, and hopes Addison Reed is along for the ride. Around the NL East The Braves are a complete mess. Around MLB The Astros fell apart against the Yankees and lost 8-1. If the Dodgers make it to the World Series,...
Oct 16, 2017
Mets Managerial Update: Kevin Long, Alex Cora, Joe McEwing all receive interviews

Mets Managerial Update: Kevin Long, Alex Cora, Joe McEwing all receive interviews

All three will be interviewed by week’s end. The Mets have started to interview candidates to fill their empty manager’s seat. On Friday, current hitting coach Kevin Long interviewed for the position, with Houston bench coach Alex Cora set for an interview tomorrow. Former Met utility player/current Chicago White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing is also scheduled for an interview this week. These three names are among the eight or so names that have been floated for the past few weeks, joining Sandy Alomar Jr., Robin Ventura, Chip Hale, Brad Ausmus, and Bob Geren. All of the candidates,...
Oct 16, 2017
2017 Mets Season Review: Michael Conforto went from question mark to all-star to…?

2017 Mets Season Review: Michael Conforto went from question mark to all-star to…?

Young outfielder seemed poised for stardom before devastating late-season shoulder injury.     Michael Conforto entered spring training seemingly the victim of the front office’s irrational exuberance as to the trade value of one Jay Bruce and Terry Collins’s perpetual aversion to players on the front nine of their career. After bursting on the scene in his first full season in 2015, contributing a 2.1 fWAR over 56 games down the stretch and having a memorable World Series, Conforto did struggle in 2016, but in any rational situation, the former first-round pick and perceived...
Oct 16, 2017
2017 Mets Minor League Review: Las Vegas 51s

2017 Mets Minor League Review: Las Vegas 51s

Reviewing the 2017 Las Vegas 51s season Season Record: 56-86 (Pacific Coast League Pacific South Division, 4th Place) It appeared early on that new manager Pedro Lopez would have an uphill battle ahead of him. Coming into the season, starting pitching appeared to be a major weakness of the Las Vegas 51s. To nobody’s surprise, pitching was indeed their Achilles heel. Playing in the Pacific Coast League certainly did not help, but the 51s ended the season last in virtually every pitching-related category. While Las Vegas’s pitching staff got knocked around like a tumbleweed in the...
Oct 16, 2017
Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: 90-run seasons

Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: 90-run seasons

Can you name every Met to score at least 90 runs in a season? This year, for the fourth time in his career, Jose Reyes led the Mets in runs scored. While Michael Conforto, Jay Bruce, and Curtis Granderson would have been in the running had they finished the season on the Mets’ roster, Reyes’s 75 runs were enough to carry the day. For this week’s Mind Boggler, we’re asking you to name every player in Mets history to score at least 90 runs in a season. Every player in Mets history with at least 90 runs in a season Mets players have accomplished the feat 42 times. However, because...
Oct 16, 2017
Mets Morning News: Manager rumors continue, Justin Turner walks it off for Dodgers

Mets Morning News: Manager rumors continue, Justin Turner walks it off for Dodgers

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The managerial search is ongoing, and Curtis Granderson weighed in on candidate Kevin Long. It seems Alex Cora is on a lot of teams’ wish list and he is reportedly the Red Sox’s top candidate. The managerial search is not the only decision the Mets need to make this offseason. There are plenty other areas they need to address before spring. Around the NL East The Braves’ cheating scandal could reach higher up than just John Coppolella. It was another close playoff loss for the Nationals, but what...
Oct 16, 2017
Mets Arizona Fall League Update: Week 1

Mets Arizona Fall League Update: Week 1

Catch up on all the Mets Arizona Fall League action from the past week! Tuesday, October 10 SCOTTSDALE 7, MESA 4 (Box) C Tomas Nido: 2-4, R, HR (1), RBI, K, E (1) Wednesday, October 11 MESA 9, SCOTTSDALE 4 (Box) 3B David Thompson: 1-4, R, 2B, K LF Kevin Kaczmarski: 3-4, 2B, RBI, K, SB (1) RHP Matt Pobereyko: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, WP Thursday, October 12 SCOTTSDALE 8, SALT RIVER 0 (Box) C Tomas Nido: 0-5, 3 K, PB (1) 2B Luis Guillorme: 2-4, R, RBI, K DH David Thompson: 0-3, BB, K, SB (1) LHP Kyle Regnault: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K Friday, October 13 SALT RIVER 6,...
Oct 15, 2017
Mets Morning News: the manager manhunt

Mets Morning News: the manager manhunt

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The manager search continues, and Alex Cora looks like an excellent fit according to his current team. Cora isn’t the only former Met on the list of potential managerial candidates. Former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is also in the mix. The Mets have a new AAA affiliate, but the new partner for the Las Vegas 51s remains unclear. Around the NL East After another early playoff exit, expect some changes for the Nationals this coming offseason. Braves fans are also looking themselves in the mirror to try and figure...
Oct 14, 2017
Mets Morning News: Mets interview Kevin Long

Mets Morning News: Mets interview Kevin Long

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets During an otherwise extremely slow news day, the Mets quietly interviewed hitting coach Kevin Long for their managerial opening. Around the NL East Jayson Werth still isn’t quite sure what happened to the Nationals in Game 5. The Phillies have named Larry Bowa a “senior adviser” to GM Matt Klentak. The Marlins are planning to slash their already modest payroll by an addition $25 million next season. Around MLB Dallas Keuchel struck out 10 as the Astros beat the Yankees in Game 1 of their...
Oct 13, 2017
2017 Mets Season Review: Steven Matz leaves season with more questions than answers

2017 Mets Season Review: Steven Matz leaves season with more questions than answers

Steven Matz came into the season as one of the pitchers the Mets relied upon, but he may not be after another injury-plagued campaign. 2017 will be long remembered as the year anyone and everyone in a Mets uniform got injured, and Steven Matz is no exception. In fact, he was one of the first in a long line of injured Mets. The talent was always there for the lefty, but injuries have consistently gotten in his way. He was drafted in the second round back in 2009, but a myriad of arm injuries delayed his development. Despite this, his talent shown through. His first full season, 2016, saw...
Oct 13, 2017
2017 Mets Minor League Review: Binghamton Rumble Ponies

2017 Mets Minor League Review: Binghamton Rumble Ponies

We look back the the first season in which the Mets’ Double-A affiliate in Binghamton went by the name Rumble Ponies. Season Record: 85-54 (Eastern League Eastern Division, 2nd Place) Not only did new manager Luis Rojas have big shoes to fill, as his predecessor, Pedro Lopez, was one of the most winning managers in Binghamton baseball history, but with the club having been rebranded from the Binghamton Mets to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, it was his duty to start things off on the right foot. Rojas did that and more, guiding the Ponies to 85-54 record, good for a playoff...