Mets Minors: Collin McHugh ready for the next step

The Mets have a lot of pitchers in their system that seem to succeed despite being later draft picks.  Collin McHugh is one such example.  Drafted in the 18th round of the 2008 draft, McHugh left college for the big leagues. When I look back at McHugh’s time with the Mets it’s hard for me [...]

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Who will the Mets take in the 2012 Draft?

The combination of the homegrown Mets – Davis, Duda, Gee, Niese, Nieuwenhuis, Parnell, Tejada, Thole, Wright – contributing to the first-place 2012 Mets, along with the emphasis on the draft of management, means that more attention is being played on this year’s Draft than any in team history, eclipsing even the 1994 Draft, when the [...]

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Dickey and Santana and pray for manna

R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana have pitched back-to-back shutouts in the past two games for the Mets, becoming the first two pitchers to accomplish the feat since … Dickey and Santana in 2010. Both pitchers have had less than great luck in picking up Wins in their tenure with the Mets, due to poor offensive [...]

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Lucas Duda powers Mets during recent hot streak

It’s hard to concentrate on anything other that Johan Santana’s no-hitter right now and it is an achievement that deserves every bit of attention it is receiving. But with two stories on the site already about it, I’d like to talk about another recent development that is big news for the Mets. And that’s the [...]

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Santana no-hitter captivates New York; sets Twitter ablaze

Just call him No-Han! Well, it FINALLY happened! After waiting through 8,019 games Johan Santana finally achieved the Mets’ first no-hitter on Friday night in thrilling fashion. It was as much exhilarating as it was exacerbating, as Santana kept mowing down Cardinal hitters while also accumulating an alarming pitch count. The game was rife with [...]

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“He Said I Was His Hero”

It finally happened. And it couldn’t happen to a better guy. History was made tonight, in case you hadn’t heard. Johan Santana – “Johan The Magnificent” – threw the very first no-hitter in the history of the New York Mets. Mere moments ago. It took a spectacular Mike Baxter robbery of a long fly to [...]

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Josh Thole returns, David Wright produces and R.A. Dickey amazes

The Mets announced yesterday that Josh Thole would be returning to the Mets on Friday. Thole last appeared in the majors on May 7th, when he suffered a concussion after a home plate collision with ex-Met Ty Wigginton. Thole was immediately removed from the game and later placed on the new 7-day DL for concussions. [...]

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Chris Young, Pedro Beato and Josh Thole rehab start 5/31/12

Chris Young had a very solid day on the mound.  He threw a total of 6 innings with 87 total pitches and 50 strikes.  The control wasn’t so much wavering as the 3 walks might indicate, you have to realize that Chris Young lives on the corners and is going to miss them on occasion.  [...]

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Who do we want? Elvin Ramirez! When do we want him? Now!

If you find yourself clamoring for Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch these days, that may be a tell-tale sign that your faith in the Mets’ bullpen is waning. After competing for most of the series vs. Philadelphia, it was once again the bullpen that let down the Mets this week as they let two close, [...]

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Mets Card of the Week: 2012 Duke Snider

2012 TOPPS HERITAGE MINT DUKE SNIDER This one's a bit of a mindbleep. It's a 2012 Topps Heritage Mint card that pays tribute to Duke Snider's 400th career home run, and it contains an uncirculated 1963 quarter embedded in a small round window to the right of a photo of the kneeling Silver Fox. Duke [...]

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Mets Minors: Wilmer Flores’ top prospect status … confirmed

Wilmer Flores was born August 6, 1991 in Valencia, Venezuela.  Flores signed as an international free agent out of Venezuela with the Mets in 2007. Flores was rated in the Top 100 prospects by Baseball America prior to the 2009 (#47), 2010 (#88) and 2011 (#59) seasons. He participated in the 2009 All-Star Futures Game. [...]

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