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Re: Official NY Mets Thread 

Post#821 » by HarthorneWingo » Tue Mar 7, 2017 8:19 pm

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HarthorneWingo wrote:I saw d'Arnaud play on over the weekend in the loss to the Cards. His swing is definitely "revamped." It's a much better swing; shorter and more compact which means he'll be able to get out in front on fastballs, especially inside ones. That long looping swing of his last season was a a mess.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/travis-arnaud-making-mets-giddy-revamped-swing-article-1.2990170


It doesn't matter. He can't stay healthy.


You're right. He has to prove that he can stay healthy too. If he goes down again for an extended period of time, I see the Mets possibly looking for a catcher at the deadline, if possible.
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Re: Official NY Mets Thread 

Post#822 » by ToHoleWithSoul » Wed Mar 8, 2017 2:55 pm

HarthorneWingo wrote:
ToHoleWithSoul wrote:
HarthorneWingo wrote:I saw d'Arnaud play on over the weekend in the loss to the Cards. His swing is definitely "revamped." It's a much better swing; shorter and more compact which means he'll be able to get out in front on fastballs, especially inside ones. That long looping swing of his last season was a a mess.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/travis-arnaud-making-mets-giddy-revamped-swing-article-1.2990170


It doesn't matter. He can't stay healthy.


You're right. He has to prove that he can stay healthy too. If he goes down again for an extended period of time, I see the Mets possibly looking for a catcher at the deadline, if possible.


If Wright would just retire, they could fill so many holes. They should've signed Weiters.
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Re: Official NY Mets Thread 

Post#823 » by HarthorneWingo » Wed Mar 8, 2017 4:32 pm

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HarthorneWingo wrote:
ToHoleWithSoul wrote:
It doesn't matter. He can't stay healthy.


You're right. He has to prove that he can stay healthy too. If he goes down again for an extended period of time, I see the Mets possibly looking for a catcher at the deadline, if possible.


If Wright would just retire, they could fill so many holes. They should've signed Weiters.


That's what I thought, by the sabermatricians over on AmazinAvenue.com tel me that Weiters' defense has gone downhill and that his pitch framing ability is pretty bad.
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Post#824 » by ToHoleWithSoul » Wed Mar 8, 2017 5:03 pm

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ToHoleWithSoul wrote:
HarthorneWingo wrote:
You're right. He has to prove that he can stay healthy too. If he goes down again for an extended period of time, I see the Mets possibly looking for a catcher at the deadline, if possible.


If Wright would just retire, they could fill so many holes. They should've signed Weiters.


That's what I thought, by the sabermatricians over on AmazinAvenue.com tel me that Weiters' defense has gone downhill and that his pitch framing ability is pretty bad.


Maybe...but he's still an upgrade.
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Post#825 » by NYKnickerbocker » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:57 pm

damn, baseball needs to hurry up lol, only team i can get hyped about for positive things and not want to tank
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Post#826 » by ClydeRules » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:32 pm

An encouraging outing for Zach Wheeler today, reaching 94 on the radar gun. Wouldn't it be great if he reached his potential and stayed healthy this year? He's only 26.

http://nypost.com/2017/03/10/zack-wheeler-hits-94-mph-in-encouraging-mets-return/
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Post#827 » by HarthorneWingo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:49 pm

ClydeRules wrote:An encouraging outing for Zach Wheeler today, reaching 94 on the radar gun. Wouldn't it be great if he reached his potential and stayed healthy this year? He's only 26.

http://nypost.com/2017/03/10/zack-wheeler-hits-94-mph-in-encouraging-mets-return/


DeGrom has also looked real good so far this spring after his surgery. Ima little concerned about Harvey.
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Post#828 » by ClydeRules » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:55 pm

HarthorneWingo wrote:
ClydeRules wrote:An encouraging outing for Zach Wheeler today, reaching 94 on the radar gun. Wouldn't it be great if he reached his potential and stayed healthy this year? He's only 26.

http://nypost.com/2017/03/10/zack-wheeler-hits-94-mph-in-encouraging-mets-return/


DeGrom has also looked real good so far this spring after his surgery. Ima little concerned about Harvey.


So am I. I hope that Harvey doesn't become the David Wright of our pitching staff. But we have so many options. Gsellman and Lugo are good also.
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Post#829 » by ClydeRules » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:56 pm

I would actually consider a 6 man rotation this year, which is probably unheard of, to keep all of our arms fresh and healthy. Why not?
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Post#830 » by HarthorneWingo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:59 pm

ClydeRules wrote:I would actually consider a 6 man rotation this year, which is probably unheard of, to keep all of our arms fresh and healthy. Why not?


It's been brought up not too long ago. I guess it can be disruptive to some starters.
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Post#831 » by ClydeRules » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:03 pm

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ClydeRules wrote:I would actually consider a 6 man rotation this year, which is probably unheard of, to keep all of our arms fresh and healthy. Why not?


It's been brought up not too long ago. I guess it can be disruptive to some starters.


I can see that. But Tommy John surgery is even more disruptive.
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Post#832 » by NYKnickerbocker » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:00 pm

both harvey and wheeler pitched and not either one ws on tv smh

they both did good tho. harvey either isn't airing it out or still cant find his top velocity. he can be very good without, but no elite like he was
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Re: Official NY Mets Thread 

Post#833 » by HarthorneWingo » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:08 pm

ClydeRules wrote:
HarthorneWingo wrote:
ClydeRules wrote:I would actually consider a 6 man rotation this year, which is probably unheard of, to keep all of our arms fresh and healthy. Why not?


It's been brought up not too long ago. I guess it can be disruptive to some starters.


I can see that. But Tommy John surgery is even more disruptive.


The other alternative is to just pitch Wheeler and Harvey on a strict pitch limit. I wouldn't be surprised if both of them started the season on extended rehab assignments down in Florida to start the season - especially if the weather up north is cold. We have Lugo, who is pitching lights out in the WBC, who could step into the rotation seamlessly. I see no reason to rush either one of those pitchers.
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Post#834 » by ClydeRules » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:25 pm

4 home runs today. Even Tebow got a hit. Gsellman pitched well. We've got an abundance of riches.
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Post#835 » by ClydeRules » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:07 am

Jay Bruce played first base and made a nice play. Very encouraging!
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Post#836 » by HarthorneWingo » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:47 pm

ClydeRules wrote:Jay Bruce played first base and made a nice play. Very encouraging!


What's going on with Duda? Is he healthy?
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Post#837 » by ClydeRules » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:05 pm

I'm not sure about Duda's health. I don't really know how David Wright is doing either but I heard someone with knowledge on the radio say that Wright can't throw at all. If true he needs to move to 1B and stay there. Or retire.
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Post#838 » by HarthorneWingo » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:00 pm

ClydeRules wrote:I'm not sure about Duda's health. I don't really know how David Wright is doing either but I heard someone with knowledge on the radio say that Wright can't throw at all. If true he needs to move to 1B and stay there. Or retire.


I thought I heard from Ed Coleman that they won't play Wright at first until they see him throw from 3B. Even at 1B, Wright would have to make throws. I think he's done.
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Re: Official NY Mets Thread 

Post#839 » by Mecca » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:13 am

HarthorneWingo wrote:
ClydeRules wrote:I'm not sure about Duda's health. I don't really know how David Wright is doing either but I heard someone with knowledge on the radio say that Wright can't throw at all. If true he needs to move to 1B and stay there. Or retire.


I thought I heard from Ed Coleman that they won't play Wright at first until they see him throw from 3B. Even at 1B, Wright would have to make throws. I think he's done.


Funny how 6-7 years ago, the Mets made the decision to keep Wright over Reyes because they thought Wright's game would hold up longer. Ironic, right?

Reyes might be the best non-rookie contract in baseball right now. I love Jose.
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Post#840 » by Manhattan Project » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:24 am

Mecca wrote:Funny how 6-7 years ago, the Mets made the decision to keep Wright over Reyes because they thought Wright's game would hold up longer. Ironic, right?

Reyes might be the best non-rookie contract in baseball right now. I love Jose.


The problem was that the Mets built a park essentially for Reyes, then they let him go because they didn't think his legs would hold up. He constantly had hamstring problems back then and while it hurt letting him go, I agreed with the decision. You don't give big time contracts to those players reliant on their legs, see Ellsbury.
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