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  1. Brandon Nimmo 2018 Outlook

    Nimmo has yet to get a hit against a left-hander this year (albeit in only 12 plate appearances) and didn't look particularly good against Garcia yesterday. It's not too surprising that he isn't starting today, especially given Conforto didn't play yesterday.
  2. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    Exactly. I think we need to differentiate medical diagnoses from organizational/training staff decisions. The Mets were provided with the results from deGrom's examination/MRI and now they need to apply this information and develop a plan in terms of how to proceed next. The latter is what has historically gone wrong with the Mets.
  3. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    Yes, the Mets have a very checkered injury history (believe me, I know this as a lifelong fan), but do people realize that the Met's doctors are at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the #1 ranked orthopedic hospital in the country? Syndergaard's situation was different as he refused the MRI. DeGrom had an MRI and was cleared.
  4. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    A couple of things. I agree with PPolanco that maybe the injury was exaggerated and he's not that hurt. It's been stated that DeGrom has only felt this while hitting. Therefore, it's not a big deal that he's going to attempt to pitch through this. Trust me, if he feels ANYTHING, they are not going to let him take the mound next Monday. Also, post-game, Todd Frazier was interviewed and said that he's actually "hyperextended" his elbow dozens of times throughout his career and approximately 4 times already this year. And each time he was able to play through it without pain. So perhaps this is an issue of semantics and they are using the term "hyperextended elbow" differently than it's used in the medical field. All in all, I am very relieved with this latest news.
  5. Amed Rosario - SS NYM

    People are speculating on Aug 1 because this is right after the trade deadline. But I think the Mets would still have to deal Cabrera and/or Walker for this to actually happen.
  6. Amed Rosario - SS NYM If you're a Mets fan anxiously awaiting the call-up of top prospect Amed Rosario, don't hold your breath. Prior to Friday night's game vs. the Phillies, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was asked about Rosario and if anything has changed in regards to his timetable for an arrival in Queens. "The situation we have currently at the major league level does affect Rosario," Alderson said, referring to the team's new double-play combination of Jose Reyes at shortstop and Asdrubal Cabrera at second base. After endorsing how well Reyes and Cabrera have looked together since the infield realignment, Alderson explained how the rest of the Mets season will impact when--or if--we see Rosario in New York this season. "If we're playing well, there's no real urgency to bring him up," Alderson said. "If we're playing poorly, I'd hesitate to bring him up because he'd be looked at as our potential savior. So it's kind of a double whammy at the moment. On the other hand, if we get another two months into the season and things haven't gone as well as we've hoped, maybe the future is now."
  7. Kyle Seager 2017 Outlook

    Curious about how many of your 20k posts are as useless as this one. Sure, he's been a disappointment thus far, but with 1-2 good weeks, he'll be on pace to reach his career seasonal averages.
  8. Amed Rosario - SS NYM

    No, he clearly stated that he had no inside sources and was just speculating. Really, it's the only thing that makes sense. There is no other reason why they wouldn't call him up, given the circumstances. Most likely Super 2 has passed, but I guess there is a <1% chance that it hasn't. For me, as a Met's fan, it is worth the risk to just call him up. Wish the Mets were being so cheap...
  9. Matt Harvey 2017 Season Outlook

    I won't try and convince you with advanced/underlying metrics because, frankly, his peripherals are pretty terrible. But what I would say, is: (1) He is coming off of thoracic outlet surgery, which is a pretty serious procedure and takes time to recover. To put it in perspective, last year at this time, he had no feeling in his pitching hand, which directly impacted his performance (so you can throw those stats out). (2) His velocity has generally been good, sitting at 94/95, and topping out at 97. Fangraphs put a great article out earlier this year about how Harvey needs high velocity to succeed. I would suggest checking that out if you haven't already. The problem Harvey has been having is command, not velocity. My hope, as a Met's fan as well as a fantasy owner, is that as he continues to recover, he will begin to have a better feel of his pitches and, consequently, better command. In sum, I am holding for now. If I don't see improvement by the ASB, I will consider cutting.
  10. Chris Sale 2017 Outlook

    Shouldn't there only be 3 ER against Sale? Last run scored on a sac fly after a passed ball.
  11. Matt Harvey 2017 Season Outlook

    Now is definitely not the time to sell Harvey. Just bench him in 12 team (or more) league and see how he does over the next month. If he's still struggling, then consider dropping. Yesterday was definitely an improvement from last week in terms of velocity (consistently sitting at 94/95 and topped off at 98) but his command remains off, especially with his slider and change-up.
  12. George Springer 2017 Outlook

    Seems doubtful given they pinch hit him 2 days ago. That tells me that they think he's close because now they can't backdate the DL stint.
  13. Robert Gsellman 2017 Outlook

    I watched the game and I can confirm that Gsellman was not as bad yesterday as his box score suggests. Yes, he had difficulty commanding his pitches and his velocity seemed to be down a tick (which is a bit worrisome), but he was also extremely unlucky. Lots of seeing eye singles (including at least two that were hit exactly where the 2B/SS would have been had runner not been on the move) and very sloppy defense behind him. In NL or 12-15 team leagues, I would hold a bit longer, especially with the favorable 2-start match-ups next week.
  14. Mitch Haniger 2017 Outlook

    Which is actually top 25 in all of MLB
  15. Willson Contreras 2017 Outlook

    I suspect it has something to do with day game (tomorrow) after night game (tonight) and lefty going tomorrow for Milwaukee. But yeah...hopefully he can get going soon!