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  1. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Another just awful outing for Niese yesterday (Darling has been taking some pretty clear shots at Niese, making some snide remarks at Jon's expense). Anyway, Niese's last three starts: 15.1 IP, 29 H, 16 ER, 9 BB, 10 K. He's also hit two batters, and in last night's game he threw two wild pitches. Hard to be much worse than this.
  2. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Mets offense is clearly a bit of a bully offense...not surprising, I think we all kind of knew this group would have its share of front-running, fatten-up games. I still think they'll be very suspect against better staffs. I still believe Matz will have ups and downs, but he's really done a hell of a job to complete negate that first-start trainwreck. And the Mets need it...I think Harvey is in for a long year, which means everyone else is going to have to pick up the slack.
  3. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    I've given Philly my fair share of kudos for their good early start, but unless their offense improves dramatically, it's only a matter of time before this starts going the other way. They're averaging just over 3 runs per game, and most of their other offensive numbers are pretty awful. They have a -22 run differential...that's really hard for a team that's five games over .500 to do...they're also 9-2 in one-run games (more good fortune that seems destined to start going against the Phils in time). Like I've said, maybe they flirt with 80 wins this season, but I don't think the NL East has become a three-team race by any stretch. And the Royals had a nice comeback against the Nats last night, so there's that at least. I get the feeling if Plaw doesn't show himself to be capable of being an everyday catcher (he's getting as good of an opportunity as he's going to get), Sandy might actually consider looking outside the organization. Seems shocking in that it wasn't so long ago that it seemed like the Mets had killer depth at the position, but TDA can't stay on the damned field (and this has happened too often...as we know with Mike Cammalleri, some guys just aren't durable) and is lousy defensively, and Plaw is just too much of a question mark for a team trying to win a championship. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not sure who is out there that's available though.
  4. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    I would take that...as long as there are less bad throws in the field and less of a feeling that an almost automatic strikeout is coming with men on base. I'm probably setting the bar too high for Wright...he could just easily be the .700ish guy he was in 2014.
  5. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Re: Wright...I would expect this version to be somewhere right around .800 in OB+SLG (maybe a bit below). I pointed out his OB+SLG because I find it so surprising, not because I think it will continue. I could see him hitting around .250-.260 (as much faith as I don't have in him, I can't see it getting <.240 ugly), but he's definitely not going to draw walks at this same rate (his current .383 OB% is obviously pumping up his OB+SLG). I don't think it's possible to have a team ERA of 2.21 over a 25-game stretch without getting some good fortune (or having nothing but top-of-the-line arms throughout one's staff)...sure, the stars can align and guys can all be that hot at the same time, but staffs with season ERAs under 3.00 are pretty rare. So yeah, not surprised that the sabes would bear that out and reaffirm that some staff-wide regression is coming.
  6. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Another pretty good "by the box score" outing for Ynoa for Vegas last night. 30.2 IP, 22 H, 7 ER, 10 BB and 17 K to go with a 2.05 ERA in 5 starts. Still seems like a matter of time before it starts to go south with him, based on the sabes. Vegas SS Cecchini is suddenly red-hot with the bat...10-for-his-last-17, to propel his BA up to .278 and his OB% to .381. The issues with him of course remain his fielding (4 errors) and lack of power (unspectacular career minor-league slash line of .274/.342/.381). As for the projected Met SS of the future Amed Rosario...so far so good in A+: 24 GP, 100 AB, 11 R, 31 H, 3 2B, 5 3B, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 5-for-7 in stolen base attempts, .310/.343/.530 slash. He has made four errors, but another 2-3 weeks of this and it's hard to imagine that he'll be in A+ for much longer. It's not like guys like him get lots of chances to put the finishing touches on a whole lot of complete-game shutouts, and he was only at 99 relatively stress-free pitches through 8 IP. Why not give him a shot there? As far as Familia goes, you can make the argument that last night wasn't that big of a deal...it was only his second appearance since 4/26, and he hasn't really been throwing too many in-game pitches as of late...in his last six appearances (one inning each), he's thrown 82 pitches (allowed 5 hits and no walks, K-ing 4)...not going to get much lower than that. Still feels like TC goes the "old faithful" route more than he should. And in "Say what?" news...the guy who's currently fourth in OB+SLG at .851 on the Mets is...David Wright. Better than Granderson (.805), Cabrera (.777) and Duda (.776). He leads the team in walks, with 15 (in 20 GP). Of course, as always seems to be the case with Wright, it doesn't FEEL like he's been as good as that number would suggest (partly due to his high K rate)...as one would expect, given the seemingly constant failings in the clutch, he's rocking a 1.218 OB+SLG with no one on (9 out of 10 of his extra-base hits have come with the bases empty, including all three of his home runs). With runners on, the OB+SLG drops to .477, and with RISP, it's .618 (.581 with RISP and 2 out). If he could ever start to hit more often in key spots... Mets have out-homered opponents 34-11 and out-walked them 84-59...two knocks on the pitching staff so far have been the starters mostly pitching like Zack Wheeler (high pitch counts by the 5th-6th innings) and the somewhat high BAA (.258). It will be interesting to see when things start to even out for the Cubs and Nationals...right now the Cubs have a .199 BAA, and the Nats have a .211 BAA. Neither is sustainable (though the Cubs did lead the NL with a .233 BAA last season)...over the past five seasons, no one has finished the season with anything lower than .232, and not many teams have managed to be under .240...if anything, I expect the Mets .258 BAA to come down a bit.
  7. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Finally...it's funny, I had a feeling it would be him that would finally do it, but I thought something more along the lines of 7-8 innings, 2-4 runs...not 8 scoreless. But of course TC then has to being Familia right in, as though it was a save situation. I would've given Colon at least one batter in the ninth. And not gone to Familia.
  8. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Binghamton's Gsellman made his fifth start for AA Binghamton this season and had one of those mixed-bag kind of outings...went 5 IP and didn't allow an earned run, but allowed three unearned runs and threw 93 pitches (56 strikes)...seems like every starter in the Met organization is throwing a lot of pitches these days. Still off to a good start in AA though. His overall AA numbers (last season and this one) aren't bad for a 22-year-old: 21 starts, 122 IP, 107 H, 42 ER, 5 HR, 37 BB, 74 K (his K rate has been better this season, due to better velocity), 3.10 ERA. And it's not like everyone in Vegas has a rotation spot locked up...another month of solid pitching and Gsellman could find himself knocking one of those guys out of a spot.
  9. NFL Off Season 2016 - Coaches, Caps, and Combines OH MY!

    I think the Jets have played this one perfectly, re: Fitzpatrick...they could've easily bid against themselves, and they haven't. Fitz just doesn't have many options, and the Jets know it.
  10. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    I agree with all of the above (the Giants were likely to break through eventually), but growing pains or not, at some point one of these starting pitchers is going to have to account for more than 15-18 outs. They can't keep struggling to finish six innings. This pen is likely already starting to feel gassed. And not going to make a big deal out of one loss after seeing the Mets win 13 out of 15, but I do wish this team didn't seem to be so live-and-die with the home run ball.
  11. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Cabrera got fvcked on that call. fvck you ump. Guess someone wants to go home early.
  12. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Yet another "not deep" effort from a Mets starting pitcher. They've gotten away with it for now, but this is getting to be ridiculous. Stop making the bullpen account for 9+ outs seemingly every game. They're going to wear down.
  13. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Feels like one of those "inevitable loss" kind of games. Meh, not going to win them all.
  14. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    Re: the 8-game winning streak and being "ho-hum"...they're always impressive and I think fans still realize how streaks like that are hard to come by, even with good teams....but I think this year it's almost felt like was necessary, with the Nationals also starting strong...more like some of the focus has been on the opposition (and the Phillies being hot at the moment adds to it). But it was a nice early-season feat to turn a 2-5 start into a 15-7 April...again, TC did a nice job waking his team up when he needed to. I would've taken an April a little over .500 under the circumstances, but we've gotten a 13-2 rampage instead.
  15. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    The Mets kinda blew it with the WFAN. Losing that station hurt. They never should've allowed that to happen. Mets definitely owned the town for a while during that 80s-90s run, even though it only resulted in two division titles and one World Series championship (and that was their only Series appearance during that competitive stretch, as we all know). Yankees grabbed it and have kept it since Jeter arrived. NY is up for grabs again...but that Yankee run was so unique because you had more than one career Yankee, and they were there for multiple championships. I don't know if we'll ever see that here...those Yankees were special. I think we have a nice window here, but I don't think it's going to be this ultra-long term thing...if it last five years, I'll be stunned.