Jon Rauch

Jon Rauch

Forgettable 8th Inning Dooms Mets In Loss To Reds

Todd Frazier homered twice, Brandon Phillips hit a tying single off Jon Rauch in the eighth and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 6-3 Wednesday night.


Manager of the New York Mets, Terry Collins. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Coutinho: How Does Terry Collins Handle “The Closer” Issue?

Frank Francisco’s meltdown in Miami yesterday was troubling on a number of levels. Terry Collins did the right thing by not committing to any course of action after the game, but clearly something must be done about this bullpen.


Jon Rauch

Bullpen Implodes In 8th, Mets Drop 4th Straight

Cody Ransom hit a two-run homer and a go-ahead single in the eighth inning to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Mets 5-4 on Friday night, handing New York its fourth straight loss.


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Coutinho: Mets Could Be This Year’s Version Of Last Year’s D-Backs

The Mets should look very closely at the Diamondbacks when they hit the field this weekend at Citi, because in many ways the Mets may be this year’s version of the D-Backs.


Ike Davis and David Wright of the New York Mets. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Mets Win 11-Inning Thriller, Defeat Rockies 6-5

The Mets won an 11-inning thriller on Sunday as they defeated the Rockies, 6-5 at Coors Field.


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Keefe To The City: Mets Chat With Rich Coutinho

Neil Keefe is joined by Rich Coutinho to talk about the Mets’ undefeated start to the season and why they might be this year’s version of the 2011 Diamondbacks.


Jon Rauch

Coutinho: Mets’ Bullpen Continues To Shine

Sandy Alderson had a vision going into the offseason, and that was to re-shape the bullpen. So far, it has worked wonders.


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Coleman: A Nice Start For Niese

Jonathan Niese was sharp on Wednesday in Jupiter as the Mets shutout the Marlins 7-0. Niese was a little anxious to get going before his first spring start, but he delivered two solid innings, striking out 2 while walking one. Niese was pretty happy with his performance.


Reliever Frank Francisco #50 of the Toronto Blue Jays at Busch Stadium on June 25, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Mets Hoping Frank Francisco Ends Their Search For A Closer

Given the opportunity, Frank Francisco believes he has the stuff to be a dominant closer. The New York Mets think so, too, and will give him every chance.


Jon Rauch (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images) and Frank Francisco (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) will anchor the back end of the Mets' bullpen.

Coutinho: Mets ‘Pen Could Be The Difference

The Mets will be hard-pressed to duplicate the numbers of the Braves’ bullpen trio, but this Met bullpen has a real chance to make a big difference for Terry Collins. And that could go a long way towards closing the gap in the National League East.


General Manager Sandy Alderson of the New York Mets talks to reporters. (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Coleman: The Mets Are Set

Sandy Alderson has stressed and desired financial flexibility since his arrival in New York. And one thing that is striking – and alarming – for the Mets’ budget in 2012 is the following: Three players will account for over 60% of the team’s payroll.


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Coleman: Sandy, Johan And The Latest On The Mets

Scott Hairston is back. Jeff Stevens and utilityman Corey Wimberly have been signed to minor league deals. Please check IDs at the door so we know who you are.


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Keefe To The City: Mets Make Moves To Salvage Mess

The Mets responded to the departure of Jose Reyes with a busy Tuesday night in which they traded Angel Pagan and signed a pair of free agents. Rich Coutinho joined Neil Keefe for an epic email discussion to talk about the moves and to try and make sense out of the crazy week for the Mets.


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Mets’ Collins: Alderson ‘Rebuilt Our Bullpen In One Day’

Walking across the hotel lobby, Mets manager Terry Collins smiled. “Good, solid arms,” he said. “We’ve got some depth now.”


Jon Rauch (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images) and Frank Francisco (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) will anchor the back end of the Mets' bullpen.

Coleman: 2 Big Arms Shore Up Mets’ Biggest Need

It didn’t take long. After enduring heavy criticism for letting Jose Reyes escape, the Mets moved swiftly and decisively on Tuesday night.