“That’s why we have him,” manager Terry Collins said. “He’ll be the guy. … Dillon’s won a lot of games in the big leagues and he’s going to have to step up and fill some big shoes, but he can handle it.”
After getting six straight outs last week in his first appearance following elbow surgery, the Mets’ ace allowed two runs and six hits over 2 2-3 innings Wednesday in a 7-4 loss to the Marlins.
While so many eyes focus on A-Rod and his journey through comeback-land in Tampa, something interesting is fermenting across the state. The Mets are showing signs of becoming a real baseball team.
David Wright isn’t about to apologize for getting on the Mets’ pitching prospect. But he is sorry for how it all went down.
David Wright might be a laid-back captain, but he’s in no mood for nonsense this spring. And he showed that on Tuesday.
Warthen appreciates having Harvey aboard once again to lead the way, and also to add some confidence and swagger to a staff that is seemingly blending together nicely early on.
It wasn’t that Noah Syndergaard had a bad year in 2014. It’s just that he expected to be wearing a big-league uniform with “Mets” emblazoned across the front at some point last year. That never happened.
“To be in the big leagues has been my dream ever since I was a little kid … I use it as a little extra motivation, because I don’t want to hear that phone call again.”
On Wednesday, while addressing season-ticket holders at Citi Field, general manager Sandy Alderson went so far as to admit that he never really considered dealing the right-hander.
Heck, the Mets aren’t even the second-best team in their division. The Marlins, amazingly, have surpassed them following a highly productive winter.
For a franchise in the wrong so many times over the last eight years, the Mets have picked the proper path in this one. Give them some credit.
The Mets would have received shortstop Ian Desmond, the Nats would have received Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar and the Rays would have received Mets prospects.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t the only one interested in landing the four-time All-Star.
Though the discussions have been ongoing, the sides aren’t close to completing a deal, according to CBS’ Jon Heyman.
The Mets need an upgrade at shortstop. The Cubs have shortstops in spades. What they don’t have is pitching. So what’s the problem?