Top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler was among the casualties in the first round of major league cuts in Mets camp this morning. Wheeler and nine others were re-assigned to minor league camp. Wheeler, 22, has made only one appearance so far this spring on February 23, when he struck out two in two innings. He has missed significant time this… Read more →
Rosters expanded to 40 players September 1 and the Mets have now taken full advantage. After calling up Collin McHugh, Mike Nickeas, and Zach Lutz earlier this week, they called up six other players for today’s game in St. Louis. Here is a more in-depth breakdown of the players called up, why they’re here, and what this month may mean… Read more →
With the Triple-A season ending for the Buffalo Bisons this afternoon, the Mets will call up six more players to join the team before tomorrow’s game in St. Louis. Those players will be Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Elvin Ramirez, Jordany Valdespin, Fred Lewis, and Justin Hampson. The Mets have already taken advantage of the rosters expanding, calling up Zach Lutz,… Read more →
The bullpen has been a major discussion virtually every day in Mets-world over the past few months. As a unit, they are clearly the worst in baseball, and the numbers back that up as well. We know that Sandy Alderson needs to acquire a reliever or two net off-season. However, the bigger question this winter will be: Who stays?
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets will activate Garrett Olson from Triple-A Buffalo before tomorrow’s game. Olson, 28, has pitched in 25 games for Buffalo this season, posting a 4.56 ERA in 108.2 innings. He walked 4.2 batters per nine and struck out 7.2. The Mets really need a lefty after Tim Byrdak hit the DL… Read more →
Here are this morning’s Mets links: The Mets lost yesterday afternoon in a marathon 12-inning game with the Dodgers that ended in an 8-3 defeat. Jonathon Niese pitched well, but the offense couldn’t score until the ninth, when they tied up the game. In the end, however, it all went to waste as Ramon Ramirez allowed five runs in the… Read more →
Here are this morning’s Mets links: The Mets placed Johan Santana on the DL yesterday with a sprained ankle. Santana hurt the ankle against the Cubs on July 6 when he had his foot stepped on while covering first base. Santana, 33, is 6-7 on the season with a 3.98 ERA. (MLB.com) The Mets lost yesterday to the Dodgers by… Read more →