News: Dillon Gee pitches NY Mets to 3-1 win over Chicago Cubs; Ike Davis and Jordany Valdespin power the offense- New York Daily News Mets’ Johan Santana will not miss a start after ankle injury- NJ.com Alderson plans to call up lefty reliever Edgin- New York Post Frank Francisco could begin rehab assignment on Wed.- MetsBlog.com Rotation now set for… Read more →
News: Bullpen could use work, but righthanded bat would be a bigger relief for NY Mets- Andy Martino- New York Daily News Mets claim Chris Schwinden off waivers, option him to AAA- MetsBlog.com Bay, Baxter heading to PSL, Francisco progressing- MetsBlog.com Dickey to be guest with Letterman- Mike Mazzeo- ESPN New York Despite what Amaro says, Phillies telling teams they could sell… Read more →
The trade deadline is approaching fast. We are already a week into July and with the All-Star break beginning next week, the wheeling and dealing is about to heat up around baseball. The Mets are certainly a team with flaws, with a bad bullpen being one of a few holes that Sandy Alderson must address. We take a look.
It’s Bobby’s Job According to Adam Rubin, Terry Collins has made Bobby Parnell the exclusive close in the absence of Frank Francisco. No Jon Rauch. No Ramon Ramirez. None of that. It’s Bobby Parnell’s job to lose. He really struggled in the closer role last season, blowing six of 12 save opportunities, but I honestly feel he is ready now…. Read more →
UPDATE: 6:39- The Mets announced (via Twitter) that they have placed Frank Francisco on the DL with a left oblique strain. Bobby Parnell will close for now. ORIGINAL: 6:31- The Mets made more changes to their active roster today, recalling Ruben Tejada and Ramon Ramirez from Triple-A Buffalo for tonight’s game against the Yankees. Jordany Valdespin was optioned back to… Read more →
Every morning, we give you the top three stories from Mets-land. Here are this morning’s headlines. Mets Drop Middle Game To Yankees The Mets lost to the Yankees last night 4-3. Chris Young started and pitched very well through six, but gave up a three-run home run to Raul Ibanez in the seventh to tie the game up at three…. Read more →
Every morning, we’ll give you the top three stories from Mets-land, as well news and notes from around Major League Baseball. The Mets finished off their sweep of the Orioles last night by a score of 4-3. Dillon Gee got the start and tossed 7.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits. He also struck out nine and walked two…. Read more →
Say what you will about the defense in yesterday’s 7-6 loss in Washington, but the bullpen was to blame. And this isn’t the first time. They have struggled since the beginning of this season and need help. Badly. Ironically, the bullpen was the only thing the front office spent money on this year- signing Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch, as… Read more →