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Post#2181 » by HarthorneWingo » Thu Mar 1, 2018 12:17 am

levendis wrote:Ron Baker makes more than Lucas Duda, what a world


Lucas Duda had a broken back and is on his way out of MLB.
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Post#2182 » by Manhattan Project » Thu Mar 1, 2018 12:33 am

HarthorneWingo wrote:
levendis wrote:Ron Baker makes more than Lucas Duda, what a world


Lucas Duda had a broken back and is on his way out of MLB.


Lucas Duda has a broken back, we still signed him.

But he signed with the Royals for 3.5 million, which is where that statement came from.
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Post#2183 » by reub » Thu Mar 1, 2018 1:39 am

Don't get so down on the Mets over a couple of nagging injuries. We've got a top notch training staff now and a nutritionist too. Besides Mickey Callahan's love trumps all things bad this year. We won't fail.
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Post#2184 » by levendis » Thu Mar 1, 2018 1:31 pm

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levendis wrote:Ron Baker makes more than Lucas Duda, what a world


Lucas Duda had a broken back and is on his way out of MLB.


not only did he just sign with the Royals, but he's a solid player. Projected to put up similar production to Hosmer who just signed that mega deal. Baseball is just really devaluing 1B/DH types
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Re: Official NY Mets Thread 

Post#2185 » by HarthorneWingo » Thu Mar 1, 2018 6:17 pm

levendis wrote:
HarthorneWingo wrote:
levendis wrote:Ron Baker makes more than Lucas Duda, what a world


Lucas Duda had a broken back and is on his way out of MLB.


not only did he just sign with the Royals, but he's a solid player. Projected to put up similar production to Hosmer who just signed that mega deal. Baseball is just really devaluing 1B/DH types


We'll see. Lucas was horrible the second half of last season with the Rays. He hit .175.
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Post#2186 » by Mecca » Thu Mar 1, 2018 10:06 pm

Yo Wingo, get your man Reub out of our Yankee thread trolling and baiting us before we start giving y'all that same energy!!
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Post#2187 » by reub » Thu Mar 1, 2018 10:20 pm

Mecca wrote:Yo Wingo, get your man Reub out of our Yankee thread trolling and baiting us before we start giving y'all that same energy!!

I'm not baiting you, Mecca. I'm giving my honest opinion of the Yankees there. I want them to do well but I can see their potential flaws. That's all I'm saying.
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Post#2188 » by nykballa2k4 » Fri Mar 2, 2018 12:12 am

reub wrote:
Mecca wrote:Yo Wingo, get your man Reub out of our Yankee thread trolling and baiting us before we start giving y'all that same energy!!

I'm not baiting you, Mecca. I'm giving my honest opinion of the Yankees there. I want them to do well but I can see their potential flaws. That's all I'm saying.


Honestly, nothing would satisfy me more than watching the Yanks with all this lauded talent fall flat. The problem is that with all of that offense, the pitchers are going to have pretty low pressure. For us, we basically need 3 Cy Youngs out there going 7 IP of 1 run baseball. Yankees literally barely need quality starts. It's basically "keep it under 5."

For us (mets) we need some luck. Yankees are deep so even if Judge and Sanchez miss substantial time, they still have formidable batters in that line up. H2h, when HEALTHY we match up favorably against the Yanks. The problem is that doesn't happen for us.
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Post#2189 » by Manhattan Project » Fri Mar 2, 2018 12:41 am

nykballa2k4 wrote:Honestly, nothing would satisfy me more than watching the Yanks with all this lauded talent fall flat. The problem is that with all of that offense, the pitchers are going to have pretty low pressure. For us, we basically need 3 Cy Youngs out there going 7 IP of 1 run baseball. Yankees literally barely need quality starts. It's basically "keep it under 5."

For us (mets) we need some luck. Yankees are deep so even if Judge and Sanchez miss substantial time, they still have formidable batters in that line up. H2h, when HEALTHY we match up favorably against the Yanks. The problem is that doesn't happen for us.


Judge regresses, Tanaka/CC fall off completely, Severino was a one year wonder. Sprinkle injuries here and there... Oh who am I kidding, they have three guys who will mash 40 homeruns. Bird is a complete wildcard, but has so much damn protection around him. They have the prospects to plug any holes, aka their pitching when the time comes. I can't stand the Yankees, but damn do I envy the position they got themselves in.

I wish Wright would've had protection most of his career, it was a shame to watch teams pitch carefully to him after Los Mets were gone.
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Post#2190 » by nykballa2k4 » Fri Mar 2, 2018 12:45 am

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nykballa2k4 wrote:Honestly, nothing would satisfy me more than watching the Yanks with all this lauded talent fall flat. The problem is that with all of that offense, the pitchers are going to have pretty low pressure. For us, we basically need 3 Cy Youngs out there going 7 IP of 1 run baseball. Yankees literally barely need quality starts. It's basically "keep it under 5."

For us (mets) we need some luck. Yankees are deep so even if Judge and Sanchez miss substantial time, they still have formidable batters in that line up. H2h, when HEALTHY we match up favorably against the Yanks. The problem is that doesn't happen for us.


Judge regresses, Tanaka/CC fall off completely, Severino was a one year wonder. Sprinkle injuries here and there... Oh who am I kidding, they have three guys who will mash 40 homeruns. Bird is a complete wildcard, but has so much damn protection around him. They have the prospects to plug any holes, aka their pitching when the time comes. I can't stand the Yankees, but damn do I envy the position they got themselves in.

I wish Wright would've had protection most of his career, it was a shame to watch teams pitch carefully to him after Los Mets were gone.
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Post#2191 » by reub » Fri Mar 2, 2018 1:11 am

They have big question marks at 3B and 2B. Hicks had a career year, isn't a kid and is injury prone. Bird had a nice postseason but that's only a handful of games and he's been injured a lot. Gardner is on the downside. Stanton will see all new pitchers and could struggle with that. Judge can easily have a sophomore slump with his propensity for strikeouts. Sanchez has hands of stone. CC is lucky to give you 4 innings and Tanaka has had arm troubles and likes 5 days of rest. Severino was worked to death last year and the Yankees better hope that his arm doesn't fall off. Gray was far from clutch for them. Chapman missed a month with shoulder problems and struggled quite a bit with control. Plus they have a guy managing them who has never managed or even coached in the majors. I think that they'll miss Girardi. All I'm saying is that they have warts just like our Mets do but I like the Mets pitching better than theirs.
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Post#2192 » by reub » Fri Mar 2, 2018 7:50 pm

Montero had a good outing today. We have NINE starting pitchers, folks.

Noah
DeGrom
Harvey
Matz
Wheeler
Vargas
Lugo
Wheeler
Gsellman
Montero

We can trade 4 of them to the Yankees when they get desperate.
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Post#2193 » by reub » Fri Mar 2, 2018 11:25 pm

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Post#2194 » by HarthorneWingo » Sat Mar 3, 2018 3:25 am

reub wrote:Harvey showing "extra life" in his fastball:
https://www.mlb.com/mets/news/mets-matt-harvey-debuts-strong-at-camp/c-267469636


Dude, ixnay on the ankeesynay atehnay.

Let's see how the season develops. If things are looking good in June, then maybe we pounce.
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Post#2196 » by HarthorneWingo » Sun Mar 4, 2018 5:01 am

The Callaway staff is challenging the catchers to take control of the pre-game planning for the pitchers as they want to undertake more responsibility for taking charge during games. They also have been experimenting with play-calling wristbands like the ones QBs in the NFL use.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/sports/baseball/mets-catchers-wristbands.html?referer=https:
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Post#2197 » by PV2nice » Sun Mar 4, 2018 5:48 am

reub wrote:I heard the three bozos on WFAN that replaced Mike Francesca saying yesterday that Swarzak had injured his pitching hand, which was totally untrue. These three are constantly bashing our Mets and I want it stopped! Who should I call?
https://www.amazinavenue.com/2018/2/27/17059682/anthony-swarzak-injury-calf-spring-training-mets


No one from the Mets are allowed to go on air with Wfan (and ESPN) and I’m sure that has a lot to do with the bashing.
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Post#2198 » by reub » Sun Mar 4, 2018 3:19 pm

PV2nice wrote:
reub wrote:I heard the three bozos on WFAN that replaced Mike Francesca saying yesterday that Swarzak had injured his pitching hand, which was totally untrue. These three are constantly bashing our Mets and I want it stopped! Who should I call?
https://www.amazinavenue.com/2018/2/27/17059682/anthony-swarzak-injury-calf-spring-training-mets


No one from the Mets are allowed to go on air with Wfan (and ESPN) and I’m sure that has a lot to do with the bashing.


The three bozos are obsessed with bashing the Mets. But when they resort to outright lying who would want to listen to that?
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Post#2199 » by HarthorneWingo » Sun Mar 4, 2018 9:45 pm

Matz got blown out again.

.2 Inning, 5 hits, 5 ER, 2 BBs, 0 Ks. His ERA is now at 54.00 pitching against A and AA hitters.
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Post#2200 » by reub » Mon Mar 5, 2018 4:51 pm

HarthorneWingo wrote:Matz got blown out again.

.2 Inning, 5 hits, 5 ER, 2 BBs, 0 Ks. His ERA is now at 54.00 pitching against A and AA hitters.


If Matz falters we've got 8 other starters to put in there. I don't consider him an essential piece. DeGrom is feeling better. Noah is throwing heat. Harvey has more life in his fastball. Vargas is steady. Gsellman has looked good. You know I like Montero. Lugo looks good also.

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