Mets Minors: Updated Top 10 list

With the Mets seemingly on the verge of a salary purge over the next few months and going to have to rely on the farm system more over the next several years, let’s look at an updated top-10 prospect list for the embattled organization. The farm system lacks top-end talent and depth. Injuries this season [...]

Jenrry Mejia to have TJ surgery

Top pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia appears headed for Tommy John surgery. Here's the team's release: Righthanded pitcher Jenrry Mejia was examined today by Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek and was found to have a complete MCL tear of the right elbow. Mejia underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Surgical [...]

Mets Minors: Jenrry Mejia mixes his pitches

Mets de-facto ace Mike Pelfrey is struggling, but the farm system continues to get excellent outings from its most highly regarded prospects. Jenrry Mejia allowed no runs and three hits with three walks and five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings in a win for Class AAA Buffalo at Scranton-Wilkes Barre last Wednesday. The righthander was [...]

Mets Minors: Matt Harvey shines in debut

Opening weekend was good for Mets minor league starting pitchers. Three of the four starters on Opening Day pitched five scoreless innings apiece, including an outstanding outing by 2010 first-rounder Matt Harvey. Top prospect Jenrry Mejia tossed six scoreless innings in his AAA season debut at Buffalo, the Class AA Binghamton Mets’ first four starters [...]

Comparing Jenrry Mejia and Neftali Feliz

How good would Jenrry Mejia look in the New York Mets starting rotation? There’s a good chance the 21-year-old would be a fixture in the rotation this season had the Mets not insisted on starting him in the New York bullpen last season and wasting an available year of development time. However, maybe the Mets [...]

Innings projections for the 2011 Mets

With the signing of Chris Young, the Mets rotation appears to be set in 2011. Young was not my first choice for a bargain-basement pitcher, but at least if I squint real hard I can imagine him being a useful pitcher this season, which is more than I can say for Kevin Millwood. Now, we [...]

End of season report card for the Mets

For a season that opened up with hope, and which was carried to the All-Star break, the Mets once again flamed out and disappointed their fans and had their second consecutive losing season (79-83). Change is now on the horizon as GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel were given their pink slips on Monday. [...]

Mejia 'starts' over

As expected, Jenrry Mejia will be making his return to the Mets on Saturday, as he will replace Pat Misch in the rotation and start against the Chicago Cubs. The question is how long will he stay there? Mejia, one of the Mets most prized pitching phenoms, will be making his first ever start with [...]

Mets Report Card

The All-Star break is upon us and it’s natural to look forward. The Mets at 48-40, four games back of the Atlanta Braves in the NL and one game behind in the wild card race. Below is a list of Mets players with a grade given to each hitter and pitcher on how they have [...]

Bridge to K-Rod shaky

New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has been confused lately. While he knows he gets paid to close games, on many days he doesn’t know if he will have to pitch more than one inning, which impacts his rhythm and the bullpen as a whole. “It is tough because in preparation, you don’t know if [...]