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Offline Ray D

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #375: June 21, 2017, 02:54:19 PM »
The early game and having to listen at work is making me cranky,

That game was pathetic. I'm glad it was an early game so I won't have to watch it tonight. 

Offline dcpatti

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« Reply #376: June 21, 2017, 07:31:46 PM »

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One day after Mets officials insisted he is fine physically, the team just placed Zack Wheeler on the DL with biceps tendinitis.

Offline hotshot

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #377: June 21, 2017, 07:43:35 PM »
Straily was impressive. Has been all year. Just goes to show it's not impossible to find decent starting pitching out there without a mega million dollar signing.

Offline mitlen

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« Reply #378: June 21, 2017, 07:47:21 PM »
Straily was impressive. Has been all year. Just goes to show it's not impossible to find decent starting pitching out there without a mega million dollar signing.

It might matter more in October than when you're facing a line up without 5 starters in June.    :couch:

Gotta run.    Espinosa's comin' to bat on MLB Network.

Offline Slateman

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« Reply #379: June 21, 2017, 09:21:28 PM »
The 20+ pounds of muscle added in the off-season in an effort to throw even harder also didn't help in Thor's case. But I imagine that goes along with thinking you're indestructible. I guess it's good to learn that lesson young. I wish I had.

I'm extremely skeptical of his claims of 17lbs of muscle. That's pretty much impossible in that time frame. At least not without help.

I think his injury had more to do with being stubborn and the team not doing their job.

Offline imref

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #380: June 23, 2017, 09:21:35 AM »
The Dodgers hit 15 home runs in 4 games against the Mets this week, sweeping the series.  To add insult to injury, Blevins walked a Dodgers relief pitcher with the bases loaded.

Atlanta is now in second place in the east, 9 games back.

Offline Truconfidence

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« Reply #381: June 23, 2017, 01:18:25 PM »
The Dodgers hit 15 home runs in 4 games against the Mets this week, sweeping the series.  To add insult to injury, Blevins walked a Dodgers relief pitcher with the bases loaded.

Atlanta is now in second place in the east, 9 games back.

Unless Atlanta trades for a starter I doubt they can compete. The whole Freddie Freeman to 3b will be interesting though.

Offline NatsAllThe Way

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« Reply #382: June 23, 2017, 01:21:03 PM »
Unless Atlanta trades for a starter I doubt they can compete. The whole Freddie Freeman to 3b will be interesting though.

If we have to worry about the Braves this year it's time to blow it all up and start over.

Offline whytev

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« Reply #383: June 23, 2017, 02:05:33 PM »
Unless Atlanta trades for a starter I doubt they can compete. The whole Freddie Freeman to 3b will be interesting though.

Can't they trade Adams for a pitcher?

Offline DPMOmaha

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« Reply #384: June 23, 2017, 03:31:22 PM »
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Sources: Mets open for business now, willing to listen to offers for Granderson, Addison Reed, Bruce, Cabrera, etc. Far behind in races.

Offline dcpatti

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« Reply #385: June 23, 2017, 03:43:20 PM »
Buster Olney?Verified account @Buster_ESPN 2m2 minutes ago
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Sources: Mets open for business now, willing to listen to offers for Granderson, Addison Reed, Bruce, Cabrera, etc. Far behind in races.

Gimme Blevins.

Offline whytev

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« Reply #386: June 23, 2017, 04:34:16 PM »
Gimme Blevins.

Blevins is persona non grata with Rizzo.

Offline dcpatti

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #387: June 23, 2017, 04:38:33 PM »
2.73 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and  0.7 HR/9 means Rizzo ought to bury that hatchet.

Offline whytev

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« Reply #388: June 23, 2017, 05:00:27 PM »
2.73 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and  0.7 HR/9 means Rizzo ought to bury that hatchet.

He has 6 IP vs. right handed hitters, and 18.1 vs. left handed hitters. His ERA vs. RHH is 7.50 and his BAA is .310. Blevins is a great LOOGY, but a great LOOGY doesn't solve our problems.

Offline spidernat

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #389: June 23, 2017, 05:26:06 PM »
He has 6 IP vs. right handed hitters, and 18.1 vs. left handed hitters. His ERA vs. RHH is 7.50 and his BAA is .310. Blevins is a great LOOGY, but a great LOOGY doesn't solve our problems.



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Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #390: June 23, 2017, 05:44:46 PM »
Nobody's said any one reliever will fix the whole pen. That player doesn't exist. A great loogy is, or can be, part of the solution.

Offline Ray D

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« Reply #391: June 23, 2017, 05:54:34 PM »
Nobody's said any one reliever will fix the whole pen. That player doesn't exist. A great loogy is, or can be, part of the solution.
How would you rate Perez?  Maybe not great, but pretty darned good.  An upgrade would have to be a very low priority, because you really can't use two roster spots for guys who can only get left handed batters out. So if we acquired Blevins we'd have to unload Perez. We'd have to pay him. And for what? A slight improvement in that role?

Offline DPMOmaha

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« Reply #392: June 23, 2017, 05:56:00 PM »
How would you rate Perez?  Maybe not great, but pretty darned good.  An upgrade would have to be a very low priority, because you really can't use two roster spots for guys who can only get left handed batters out. So if we acquired Blevins we'd have to unload Perez. We'd have to pay him. And for what? A slight improvement in that role?
I get that. Perez is fine. I'd be more in the Reed camp, but I wouldn't turn down Blevins, either, is all I'm saying.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #393: June 24, 2017, 01:17:49 AM »
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/19721807/asdrubal-cabrera-asks-new-york-mets-trade-team-asked-move-second-base

The Mets really have lots of issues. Remember all the posters here who said we could not compete with the Mets after 2015?
And where is Exposfan? Not quite as much fun to troll on other boards when your team is down. And he was quite the troll.

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #394: June 24, 2017, 01:46:57 AM »
Can't they trade Adams for a pitcher?

the way Adams is hitting why would they, supposedly it is Freddie's idea to go to 3rd.

Offline whytev

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« Reply #395: June 24, 2017, 03:28:57 AM »
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/19721807/asdrubal-cabrera-asks-new-york-mets-trade-team-asked-move-second-base

The Mets really have lots of issues. Remember all the posters here who said we could not compete with the Mets after 2015?
And where is Exposfan? Not quite as much fun to troll on other boards when your team is down. And he was quite the troll.

There are 29 teams who would not start Cabrera at SS, and one that was, up until very recently. A trade ain't solving his 2B problem.

Offline Ray D

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #396: June 24, 2017, 10:40:43 AM »
I get that. Perez is fine. I'd be more in the Reed camp, but I wouldn't turn down Blevins, either, is all I'm saying.
If we acquired Blevins, what would you do, keep both Perez and Blevins, or unload Perez?

Offline welch

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #397: June 24, 2017, 03:36:58 PM »
Mets scored a lot last night, but the Asdrubal Cabrera thing seems like the mark of a disintegrating team, although Sandy Alderson talks as if he, personally, can plow through problems and opposing teams just by being tough.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/sports/baseball/new-york-mets-asdrubal-cabrera-second-base.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fsports&action=click&contentCollection=sports&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

Offline dcpatti

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #398: June 29, 2017, 02:21:04 PM »
@Braves

The #Braves today designated RHP Bartolo Colón for assignment and selected the contract of LHP Rex Brothers from Triple-A @GwinnettBraves.

11:13 AM - 29 Jun 2017

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: NL East (2017)
« Reply #399: June 29, 2017, 02:24:27 PM »
@Braves

The #Braves today designated RHP Bartolo Colón for assignment and selected the contract of LHP Rex Brothers from Triple-A @GwinnettBraves.

11:13 AM - 29 Jun 2017

he will be signed by the Mets shortly