Mets fans finally have a lot to look forward to, and it’s not just the much-ballyhooed Noah Syndergaard who is worthy of attention.
Craig Carton doesn’t want to wait to see the kid with the “hook from hell” — and he’s absolutely sick of hearing the argument about Syndergaard’s arbitration eligibility.
Matt Harvey is back! Well, sort of. Harvey met a major goal on Saturday when he threw his first pitches since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Dollars and cents always seem to take priority over wins and losses, and there is where a lot of the Mets’ problems lie. If Noah Syndergaard proves that good, it might be worth sacrificing the extra cash to get him started in the big leagues.
All eyes were waiting for the ball to explode out of Noah Syndergaard’s hands, and the young prospect on the fast track with the Mets didn’t disappoint. As manager Terry Collins put it, “wow.”
The 21-year-old threw 40 pitches, showing team owners, coaches and executives what they can expect from his fastball, curve and changeup once he gets the call to the big leagues.
It’s going to be an intriguing season for the Mets, one filled expected maturation of young players and production from some key veteran signings, but where the Amazins end up in the NL East is anyone’s guess.
According to a report, Noah Syndergaard could be on an accelerated path to make his Mets debut in June 2014.
For what feels like a lifetime, Mets fans have been hearing that THIS is the offseason. THIS is when it will all change. 2014 will be the year that the Mets FINALLY field a team that can contend. You’re up, Mr. Alderson.
We all know how this ends. We’re talking about the Mets, a franchise so rife with self-inflicted wounds that even the kindest of baseball gods won’t deign to cut it an occasional break.
Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.
The opening event for three days of All-Star festivities at Citi Field, the Futures Game certainly had a Mets flavor in their home ballpark.
“There’s a plan,” Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said. “You can’t change the plan every year. OK? Sandy, it’s taken him two or three years to get the plan into effect, and we have to wait and see it out.”
NFL players are getting their pink slips and baseball’s beat writers have come to life. Yep, it’s that time already. Spring training. Pitchers and catchers.
The Amazin’s have three players on MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospect List, each ranking in the top 30. Most notably are catcher Travis d’Arnaud (ranked sixth) — who was snatched up in the R.A. Dickey deal — and Zack Wheeler (ranked eighth).