BBP: Prevention & Recovery has failed the New York Mets

BBP: Prevention & Recovery has failed the New York Mets

Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger and I look at the New York Mets’ recent history of failure to live up to its 2010 slogan of “Prevention and Recovery,” if the Mets’ luck since 2015 has been planned or in spite of the organization, and what comes next for the team on a special edition of The Burgerball …

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Amed Rosario’s spring by the numbers

Amed Rosario’s spring by the numbers

With time ticking down until Opening Day, the New York Mets have narrowed down their Spring Training roster. Many prospects have seen their time in big league camp come to an end with the World Baseball Classic’s conclusion. The Mets had several top prospects earn playing time this spring. This will be the first breakdown …

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Which Mets reliever is best suited for the 8th inning?

Which Mets reliever is best suited for the 8th inning?

Major League Baseball seems content to wait until after the World Baseball Classic to announce Mets closer Jeurys Familia’s suspension for domestic abuse charges. While Familia is out, potentially for up to a month, the Mets are likely to turn to Addison Reed to close games. With Reed pitching the ninth inning, the Mets need …

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Rene Rivera: Opening Day starter?

Rene Rivera: Opening Day starter?

While the Mets are expecting Travis d’Arnaud to be their everyday catcher this season, there isn’t a guarantee that d’Arnaud starts Opening Day for numerous reasons. As it now stands , Rene Rivera will be the #2 catcher. Rivera has always been known for his defense than his offensive abilities. On paper, d’Arnaud is the …

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BBP: Roasrio, Wright & Reyes, Syndergaard, and Wieters’ impact on the Nats

BBP: Roasrio, Wright & Reyes, Syndergaard, and Wieters’ impact on the Nats

Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger and Josh Chapdelaine return on the doorstep of the Grapefruit League’s debut to discuss: How Amed Roasrio’s rise and hype make him an asset to the New York Mets. When will the organization’s top prospect debut? In what role will he initially serve? The historical importance of David Wright and Jose …

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Flores, Rivera, Walker: Solving the Mets’ second base wild card

Flores, Rivera, Walker: Solving the Mets’ second base wild card

By now word has gotten around about Wilmer Flores’s position preference. The utility infielder recently spoke about how he prefers to play second base but is willing to go where the team needs him. At least for 2017, his path is blocked on the infield by Neil Walker, who accepted the team’s qualifying offer this …

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BBP: Wheeler’s return, Céspedes’ focus, Johnson & Pagan

BBP: Wheeler’s return, Céspedes’ focus, Johnson & Pagan

The Burgerball Podcast returns two days before pitchers and catchers report to Port Saint Lucie. Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger and I disucss Zack Wheeler’s return to the New York Mets and what his ideal role is. How frequently the, “Fearsome Fivesome” will complete turns in the rotation Did Sandy Alderson strategically shift his bullpen? The …

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Mets sign LH relief pitcher; Blevins and Romo still available

Mets sign LH relief pitcher; Blevins and Romo still available

The New York Mets and left-handed relief pitcher Tom Gorzelanny have agreed to terms on a minor league contract, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Gorzelanny, 34, allowed seven runs in three innings for the Cleveland Indians in 2016. He has limited left-handed batters to a .302 on-base percentage over 12 major league seasons. …

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