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#421 nmigliore

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:24 PM

Alfredo Simon was a replacement level pitcher last season by fWAR. As a reliever. Come on, Mets.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:09 PM

d'Arnaud slams one to LF... and it's a flyout. Looked like it would be a no doubt homer off the bat.

Mets offense is making Simon look so good. Ugh.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:55 PM

Well that's too bad. Would've been nice to get back to .500 but I'll take a series win.

Not optimistic about this upcoming road trip though.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:33 PM

The hits just keep on coming:
 

MEDICAL UPDATE: The Mets announced tonight that RHP Bobby Parnell has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:37 PM

Meh, I fully expected that to be the outcome ever since Sandy talked about it earlier in the week. The 2014 bullpen was going to be a disaster with or without him. At least this puts him on track to come back in 2015 when we *might* be competitive. 


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:51 AM

Didn't get to see this one, but heard it good chunk of it on the radio.

 

Based on the play-by-play log and Niese's final pitch count, looks like the 6th inning was hell for him.  At least the Mets starting pitching is off to a pretty good start, and it would be even better if Amateur Terry knew when to take starting pitchers out of games. 

 

Not going to kill Wright for striking out with runners on second and third when Murph did the same thing, but it never comes as any great surprise when he doesn't get it done in those spots. 


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:23 AM

Not going to kill Wright for striking out with runners on second and third when Murph did the same thing, but it never comes as any great surprise when he doesn't get it done in those spots. 

 

 

Murphy's AB was a killer. Mets were in a prime spot to tack on at least a run, possibly more. All he had to do was make contact against a pitcher who isn't a big strikeout pitcher (career 6.67 K/9) and couldn't get it done. 

 

The entire Met offense was sleep-walking through this game, it felt. Simon isn't even that good of a reliever and he cut through the lineup like butter multiple times. That capped off a week in which they struck out an MLB-high 29% of the time and hit .178/.251/.346. 


Edited by nmigliore, 07 April 2014 - 08:24 AM.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:32 AM

Yeah, offense looks bad for sure, but when EY is doing near-nothing (.105 BA) and d'Arnaud is still hitless...and Tejada is your starting SS...and Duda is still a "hits some HRs seemingly by accident, but does little else" guy...argh!

 

And it figures...Mets look bad if they keep playing Doofus when Davis is hitting, but also look bad if they flip-flop on their "Duda is getting an extended look" stance. 


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It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:08 AM

They really need to get some bullpen arms ASAP with Parnell gone - Rice needs to be let go now


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:40 AM

They really need to get some bullpen arms ASAP with Parnell gone - Rice needs to be let go now

 

Bullpen is what it is.  Passive (that's what we call Sandy around here) didn't address it, so it's going to be like this for the foreseeable future.  I wouldn't mind deGrom coming up from within and getting a shot to help out, even though he's a starter.   

 

Valverde is the closer for now.  Why not?  He could be this year's Hawkins (though it would be nice if Sandy didn't keep going to the "if" well). 

 

BTW a hell of a first run through the rotation in AAA:  29 IP, 26 H, 6 ER, 6 BB, 23 K, 0 HR allowed.  The only guy who put up meh numbers was Dice (5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB).  The rest all went 6 innings each and in 24 IP only allowed 21 H and 2 BB.  Gotta love that they all throw strikes.

 

In AA, Hansel Robles had a terrific start (5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB and 8 K)...tore up the NY-Penn league last year too.  Don't know much about him, except that he was an undrafted FA.  Guess he ranks as a curiosity at this point. 


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Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
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Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:01 AM

re: Robles - That was 2012 in the NYPL and he was interesting enough to be added to the 40-man for a brief period after that. In Brooklyn he showed a 91-95 mph fastball and the makings of an average slider and changeup. Last season he was highly pedestrian in High Class A (2.28 K/BB, 3.72 ERA, 4.11 FIP) but he also battled some injuries. He's on the older side and most thinks he's a future reliever, but he's someone to keep an eye on in what is a largely unimpressive AA rotation.

 

Here's a really in depth look at him from back in 2012 when he was in the NYPL: http://www.amazinave...s-hansel-robles

 

Unsurprisingly, I agree with Alex's projection. Normally if I see a righty with an above average fastball and two potentially average secondary offerings, I'd be comfortable putting a back of the rotation ceiling on him. However, with Robles, there are just too many red flags to ignore. He's a short right-hander who has to put every ounce of his frame into his delivery to get that above average fastball velocity, so I question if he can keep that up deep into games over a full season. And now having turned 22, he's certainly not young for the New York Penn League. The age and the build certainly limit his future projection. The mechanical red flags Alex points out marks him as an injury risk as well, and those are probably better suited to short relief stints. I think the secondary offerings could end up good enough to make him a seventh- or eighth-inning guy, but he is a long way away from that point right now.

 

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I don't see him really being tested until Double-A, and I imagine that is when he will finally have to move to the bullpen.

 


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:45 PM

The offense better get some runs off of Cy Harang before this game gets into the bullpens


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:48 PM

Superb outing from Colon. He's fun to watch; works fast, has a super cool/calm attitude and doesn't get rattled at all, absolutely pounds the strikezone with almost exclusively one pitch. His sequence in that last inning was pretty great: he threw his fastball anywhere from 86-92, but once the tying run came to the plate in Heyward? 93 mph, 93 mph, and 93 mph. Groundout to Murphy.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:00 PM

good challenge by Terry. I could see on TV right away he was safe.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:24 PM

First to reach vs the great Jose Valverde. 


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:24 PM

Never easy at Turner Field. Wright has to field that. It hit his glove


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:28 PM

VALVERDE MORON. THROW TO FIRST OR 3RD

 

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:29 PM

Valverde can't even get a freakin' out throwing to a base. Horrible.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:30 PM

Valverde can't even get a freakin' out throwing to a base. Horrible.

 

you got to forget about the DP there with a speedy runner. The DP is tricky and complicated especially with Murph. You had an easy out. take it! The key is to make sure the tying run does not come to the plate


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:34 PM

To the warning track. Dear lord.


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