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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:24 PM

I'm done with Niese.  It's too bad...he's a reasonable #4 and a lefty to boot, but the friggin' guy is just too damned fragile.  Can't provide innings either, even when healthy.  I'm not going forward with a guy who's practically become a guarantee to miss starts every season. 


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:29 PM

Niese will not be ready for opening day. Best case scenario he misses a month. Worst case he's out for the year with some elbow surgery.

 

Now we might be left with Lannan/Matsuzaka for far too long. This is utterly unacceptable. Is Jason Marques out there? Somewhere?

 

Good thing to come out of this is that Montero or Syndergaard might get an opportunity that much more quickly now.

 

What sucks most about Niese getting hurt is that he could've been traded in a package for someone else, especially if he had remained healthy all year.  He's a known health-risk now...his value is probably in the toilet for the foreseeable future.


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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

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 16 March 2014 - 07:11 PM

Niese seemed to severely downplay it, for what it's worth -- said he was removed out of precaution, wanted to keep pitching, his velocity was fine, elbow bothers him near the back not near UCL. Still going for MRI, but still, that's something.

 

If Niese has to miss time -- and I mean actual time, not missing Opening Day and then returning when the Mets need a 5th starter -- this better get Mejia in the rotation. At this point it's basically a lock Dice-K makes the rotation; even if Niese were healthy it looked liked Dice-K had good odds of beating out Mejia. PLEASE do not give me Dice-K with Lannan now. I will seriously throw up at a Colon, Gee, Wheeler, Dice-K, Lannan rotation. YUCK. 

 

CR: re: Niese's value - yeah, as of now it's in the tank, but the good news is that it's March, not November. He'll have the entire season to recoup his value. It could just be some soreness, he misses little to no time, and throws 180 or more Niese-like innings. I mean, I wouldn't bet on that bet right now, but the point is now isn't really the time to be worried too much about his trade value; it's not like he was going to be traded before the season began or something.

 

I'm not "done" with Niese, I still like him more than Gee when healthy, but there's no doubt his fragility is becoming more and more bothersome. But tis the story with pitchers and how infuriating they can be. I feel like everyday there is another pitcher falling victim to arm problems; you have the Atlanta pitchers (Medlen needs Tommy John again, Beachy might need it too); Jarrod Parker and AJ Griffin of the A's are dealing with elbow problems; today it was announced Patrick Corbin, the DBacks' ace, needs Tommy John. All of that within, what, 5 days? The human arm wasn't made to throw baseballs.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:01 AM

nmig, the problem I see with Niese's trade value later (and that's what I was referring to...I'm pretty much assuming he's going to be here all season, healthy or not) is that now he's a "repeat offender", as far as injuries go.  If he could've gotten through this entire season healthy, maybe a deal with him plus a prospect or two could've landed the Mets a useful player this off-season.  Now I'm extremely leery of making Niese anything more than a secondary part of any trade if I'm a team looking to deal with the Mets...like I've said, he's a starter that doesn't provide innings when healthy and is not a great bet to stay healthy for an entire season.  He's the kind of guy a team might look to buy low on at this point, even if he gets through most of the season in relatively good health.  Two MRIs in the space of a few weeks have pretty much clinched that. 

 

We've always agreed on Mejia...the 90-win proclamation is a joke and we all know it...2014 is about answering questions, not contending, and one of the questions that needs to be answered is can Mejia be an effective major league starting pitcher for an entire season?  I don't need to see that question ignored so we can see a dead-end guy like Lannan pitch.  Maybe Mejia will suck, but let's find out so we can determine how he factors into 2015 and beyond. 


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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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 17 March 2014 - 06:51 AM

Of course....

 

Opposing scouts predict Mets would put Matsuzaka and Lannan in rotation and Mejia in pen if Niese were to miss any significant time.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:07 AM

Of course....

 

Opposing scouts predict Mets would put Matsuzaka and Lannan in rotation and Mejia in pen if Niese were to miss any significant time.

 

Sandy, Terry and Co. need to be grilled big-time by the local beat writers if they make that decision, because I need to hear from them why that decision could possibly make any sense.  Show me a "90-win" team that has both Dice K and Lannan in their rotation.  Who knows, maybe Mejia turns out to be the next Jason Jacome (if you don't know him, he's a lefty starter that had a nice run a little like Mejia's to end the '94 season, then basically did nothing after...in fairness, he was not considered to be a big prospect), but WHY NOT FIND OUT?!  Jesus, the Mets don't think it makes sense to see what he can do after last year?  So fvcking stupid. 


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[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

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 17 March 2014 - 08:44 AM

It's amazing how the Mets pitching rotation has become like the Devils defense...hype up the kids then play crappy vets when it's time to make a choice.
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Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:57 AM

This also shows you how bogus the team's "commitment to winning in 2014" is. 90 wins was always a big joke, but it's like they're not even trying. If they really wanted to do everything possible to contend and/or field a competitive team, the 4th and 5th starters would be some combination of Mejia, Montero, and Syndergaard, not two stiffs.

 

I mean, it's like spring training can cure all the ills of how horrible these pitchers were in the recent past. John Lannan had a 5.33 ERA in 14 starts with the Phillies last season. The year prior, he made 24 starts to a 4.30 ERA.... in AAA! Dice-K had a near-4 ERA in 19 starts in AAA last season and has a 5.41 ERA at the MLB level since 2009. These guys stink. 

 

Shifting gears to another spring training "battle", Lagares had another spectacular defensive day yesterday; made a great catch in CF and later threw out a runner at the plate. It's going to be a travesty if Eric Young starts over him, although I get the feeling we'll see both outfielders play pretty often, at least early in the season, regardless of who is the nominal Opening Day starter. 


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:05 AM

It's amazing how the Mets pitching rotation has become like the Devils defense...hype up the kids then play crappy vets when it's time to make a choice.

 

Good one!


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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 17 March 2014 - 10:58 AM

This also shows you how bogus the team's "commitment to winning in 2014" is. 90 wins was always a big joke, but it's like they're not even trying. If they really wanted to do everything possible to contend and/or field a competitive team, the 4th and 5th starters would be some combination of Mejia, Montero, and Syndergaard, not two stiffs.

 

I mean, it's like spring training can cure all the ills of how horrible these pitchers were in the recent past. John Lannan had a 5.33 ERA in 14 starts with the Phillies last season. The year prior, he made 24 starts to a 4.30 ERA.... in AAA! Dice-K had a near-4 ERA in 19 starts in AAA last season and has a 5.41 ERA at the MLB level since 2009. These guys stink. 

 

Shifting gears to another spring training "battle", Lagares had another spectacular defensive day yesterday; made a great catch in CF and later threw out a runner at the plate. It's going to be a travesty if Eric Young starts over him, although I get the feeling we'll see both outfielders play pretty often, at least early in the season, regardless of who is the nominal Opening Day starter. 

 

Montero and Syndergaard is all about Super Two, which is clearly indicative of a team still thinking pennies over wins.  Most Met fans are OK with that, because it feels like even the Wilpons can't fvck up the near-future with all of the arms coming up (though any lingering questions from 2013 BETTER be solved by the end of this season.  That means if EY, Ike, Doofus and Tejada suck next season, all of them are distant memories by Opening Day 2015.)  But Met fans aren't dummies.  We've seen enough contenders to know that teams who think they are going somewhere don't entertain the thought of Lannan and Dice filling out their rotation...especially BOTH!

 

re:  EY, it's so sad that this guy figures into 2014.  I just hope he fvcks up so royally that the Mets have no choice but to DFA him.  Lagares needs to play.  EY is a dead end. 


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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 17 March 2014 - 11:18 AM

Great news on Niese:

 

JUPITER, Fla. -- Left-hander Jonathon Niese has been cleared to resume throwing after undergoing a favorable medical examination in New York, multiple sources with ties to the team told ESPNNewYork.com.

 

Niese underwent an MRI and was examined by team doctor David Altchek on Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, a day after departing a Grapefruit League game against the St. Louis Cardinals after two innings with elbow discomfort.

 

Niese received a cortisone injection in the back of his left elbow to address inflammation, but was informed his ligament is fully intact. He is expected to resume throwing Wednesday.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:25 AM

Why do I get the feeling with Niese this is going to be a Ryan Church type fiasco where he's being mishandled and misdiagnosed? How exactly does a pitcher come up lame twice and get pronounced fine?
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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:39 AM

That is good news, but somehow I don't think we're quite out of the woods yet with Niese.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:51 AM

I pretty much agree, 7. Still not betting on Niese holding up a full year, but the fact there is no structural damage in his elbow nor shoulder is relieving. Can't say I wasn't worried about Tommy John yesterday. 


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 01:16 PM

Is anyone going to be surprised when Niese goes on the DL this season?  Really feels like it's only a matter of time with him, with the way his spring has gone. 


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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 17 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

Sandy, Terry and Co. need to be grilled big-time by the local beat writers if they make that decision, because I need to hear from them why that decision could possibly make any sense.  Show me a "90-win" team that has both Dice K and Lannan in their rotation.  Who knows, maybe Mejia turns out to be the next Jason Jacome (if you don't know him, he's a lefty starter that had a nice run a little like Mejia's to end the '94 season, then basically did nothing after...in fairness, he was not considered to be a big prospect), but WHY NOT FIND OUT?!  Jesus, the Mets don't think it makes sense to see what he can do after last year?  So fvcking stupid.

to be honest I agree with sending mejia to the pen, unless we're looking to feature him as a starter for a trade package. Assuming syndergaard is the real deal, next year you have Harvey, wheeler, syndergaard, gee and niese as a 5 man rotation with colon hopefully flipped for offense and montero in the wings as well. The best allocation of talent for our purposes would be to try and use mejia in the bullpen and long term I think that's where he lands.

The 90 win thing is so blown out of proportion, I really have no idea if sandy is crazy enough to think we have a 90 win team this year but what was he supposed to say- We're lucky to get to .500? I don't care either way because realistically my expectations are 82 wins at best, I just hope the whole 90 win quote doesn't follow the team around all season like a running joke.
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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

I think you give Mejia this year as a starter just to see if he can handle it.  Let him fail at the job first before putting him in the 'pen.  If he succeeds, you may be able to package him for a need elsewhere...if he got through a year healthy and had some success, I'm definitely selling high on him.  If he fails, you can consider a 'pen move then, but I'd like to at least see him get a legitimate shot at starting, especially if Dice K and Lannan are the guys "blocking" him.

 

Sandy should have not made any comments about win totals.  Something along the lines of "I expect us to be competitive and to improve off last season", followed by some reasons why, would've been enough for me...that would've been Sandy-speak for flirt with .500, and it would've made some sense.  And the problem with a specific win total like 90 is that it WILL follow the team around, not to mention make Sandy and the Wilpons look clownish...especially since this team has no chance to pull that off unless absolutely EVERYTHING goes right. 

 

Colon is old and not exactly a physical specimen.  If he has a great year (don't bet on it, he outperformed his peripherals last season and should see some significant regression), maybe you get someone to overpay a little bit, but he's got another year left on his deal for next season, which isn't going to thrill potential suitors.  He'll be a "We missed out on the guy we really wanted, so we're going after this guy" kind of acquisition for a deadline team.   


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:33 PM

http://hardballtalk....new-york-media/

 

 

I think the issue is that nobody takes responsibility for what they say,” Turner told me as we chatted in front of his spring training locker. “You’ve seen that with Tejada over the last few weeks. It’s all ‘a source said that they’re not happy with him.’ It’s like, you know what? If you’re gonna come out and gonna attack a guy’s character, and his work ethic, be man enough to put your name on it. Don’t say, ‘This is off the record’, and then off the record means they’re gonna write it anyway.”


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

It's obviously a move that won't mean anything in the long run, but I remain befuddled why they decided to cut bait with Turner. You can half-joke about penny-pinching but he was projected to make less than $1 million in arbitration, so that wasn't it. He wasn't great but he could play all over the infield and hit respectably for a bench player (96 OPS+ with the Mets). At the time of his DFA I remember saying whoever replaced him on the bench would be worse and I'm still strongly betting on that. Quintanilla is horrible; Seratelli hasn't hit this spring and has looked awful in the field; you're not going to carry Flores as a backup SS. They should just punt the idea of carrying an emergency SS for a better all-around player but I doubt they do that. Kind of amazing this team ran with Tejada/Quintanilla as the top two SS on last year's depth chart and, as of right now, are going to enter 2014 the same way. 


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:51 AM

2013 Part Deux.  That's where you can really beat up on Sandy as far as I'm concerned.  Too many lingering questions from 2013 that should've been resolved.  With Tejada it's a double whammy, because not only is he still here, but it seems like no one in the organization is backing him at all.  Sandy, you lazy meek little zilch, you had your friggin' chance to wash your hands of him!  It's YOUR fault that he's still here...you have no one to blame but yourself.  Just friggin' sign Drew already.   


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