Mets Acquire Pitchers from Marlins

The Mets have traded for a pair of pitchers from the Marlins. Elieser Hernandez and Jeff Brigham, a pair of right-handers that have both been DFA’d earlier this week, will both join the Mets.

In return, the Marlins will receive Franklyn Sanchez. A minor league prospect that can hit up 101MPH with his fastball.

Brigham and Sanchez will offer the Mets depth throughout a long season. Depth has always been important however, with so many players status currently up in the air, it’s hard to tell where both players will start.

I’m sure it’ll be in Syracuse, but I’m also sure we’ll be seeing these two in Queens a whole bunch. It may turn out to be a steal, especially if Hernandez can replicate his 2020-2021 form when he pitched to a 3.84 ERA in 17 combined starts.

Brandon Nimmo to the Jays?

Someone please let Brandon Nimmo know that Canadian bacon is just a flavored smoked ham and that weed is practically legal everywhere now. I believe this is important for Brandon to know, especially with teams like the Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies emerging as just a couple of teams showing interest in the on-base machine.

All jokes aside, with the Blue Jays making a shocking trade today, of Teoscar Hernandez to the Seattle Mariners for late inning reliever Erik Swanson as well as pitching prospect Adam Macko. The Jays could be shifting their interest to Nimmo now, according to Jon Morosi.

During his earlier years in New York, fans debated on whether or not if Nimmo was no more than a fourth outfielder. Now headed into free agency for the first time in his career, Nimmo is clearly the best center fielder available on the open market. It’s impressive.

While the Mets are still interested in the Wyoming born player, the rest of the league will not make it easy for Eppler and Anderson. And of course, while owner Steve Cohen has more than enough money to make it happen 10x’s over, there’s still a financial limit the Mets do not want to cross.

This now makes this the second time in three years in which both the Mets and Blue Jays are showing interest in the same outfielder. The first being when the Toronto Blue Jays ended up winning the George Springer contest of 2021.

This will make for another interesting off season, so stay updated with all Mets content on Mets Junkies. Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

Mets acquire Pitcher from Yankees

The Mets have claimed right-handed pitcher Stephen Ridings off of waivers from the Yankees.

Ridings appeared in 5 games in 2021 and in five innings pitched, the Huntington, New York native owned 1.80 ERA.

deGrom to the Braves… Unlikey?

Ok, so who’s ready to party? No, no, we didn’t win shit but as of right now, MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal is reporting that it’s highly unlikely that deGrom would leave the Mets for the Atlanta Braves.

Let’s not forget to wish Francisco Lindor a Happy Birthday!

Yes, I’m absolutely celebrating this bit of news if it turns up to be true.

Being that deGrom is from the south in DeLand, Florida, many executives around the league believed that the Braves would be a landing spot that would be highly desired for the 34 year old veteran.

So now, if Atlanta is out of the deGrom race (which I highly doubt), look for the Texas Rangers to make a huge push for the 2-time Cy Young Award Winner.

Courtesy of GENY Mets Report

Mets Junkies Game Recap: Escobar flexes some muscle; Mets beat Nationals

Mets starter Taijuan Walker took the mound for the first time this spring as the right hander is coming back from a knee injury. With Walker being behind schedule, he only tossed two scoreless innings before making his exit.

David Peterson entered the contest after Walker’s exit and pitched mediocre in the outing. The left handed went 3.2 innings while allowing two runs on two hits, however he did fan five batters.

Jeff McNeil hit a triple in the fourth and would later be brought home by Robinson Cano’s ground out. The run would cut the Nationals lead in half.

Mark Cahna goes the other way with a hard hit RBI double in the 5th to tie the game at 2. McNeil followed with an opposite field RBI single.

Eduardo Escobar hit his first HR of the spring, a solo shot in the sixth making it 4-2, Mets. Escobar continues to rake, as well as being an important part to the clubhouse.

Chasen Shreve pitched another scoreless inning, his second of the spring. Shreve continues to make his case to be apart of the Mets bullpen.

The Mets would win the game 4-2, after a Sean Reid-Foley save.

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Mets finalizing deal with Scherzer

I’ve spent the last few hours pinching myself to make sure that I’m not sleeping, and I’m still not really believing it. However, according to the insiders within MLB, the Mets are actually the front-runners to land Scherzer.

If the deal gets done, the Mets would undoubtedly have the hottest off-season to date. So far, Billy Eppler has made additions like Eduardo Escobar, Mark Canha, and even Starling Marte. Just imagine a starting rotation that has both Jacob deGrom as well as Max Scherzer.

Also Read: #MetsCrushMonday: Carlos Cortes

MetsJunkies Recap: Mets split Doubleheader with Nats

Francisco Lindor got it started early for the Mets in the first inning, blasting a two-run shot to left-centerfield. The home run plated across Jonathan Villar and was his seventh of the campaign.

In the third, Lindor would come through with a sharply hit RBI single. The line drive single would count as his third RBI of the day, giving the Mets the 3-0 advantage.

After David Peterson picked up his first Major League hit in the fifth, Francisco Lindor would soon follow with another two-run home run, his eighth of the year.

David Peterson wouldn’t last long, however it wasn’t a bad outing. The Denver, Colorado native ended up tossing 4.2 innings before being replaced by left-hander Aaron Loup. While Peterson only gave up two hits, he did however walk three batters, hastening his exit.

Although he didn’t pick up the win, Peterson did lower his ERA to 5.31 after his outing against the Nationals.

The would drop the second game, 6-2, as Robert Gsellman opened the game for the Mets. The right-hander pitched two innings while giving up a run. The run came in a Kyle Schwarber solo home run in the first inning.

While Sean Reid-Foley has been spot on, so far, he did have a blunder on Saturday. Reid-Foley threw 1.2 innings and gave up five runs on the afternoon, including a second home run to Kyle Schwarber.

While the Mets were able to split the doubleheader, they’ll work hard to split the four-game series on Sunday afternoon. Taijuan Walker will be in search of his seventh victory of the year as Nationals starter Patrick Corbin tries to get back on track.

Saturday’s Pitching Preview (Game 1) 6/19

The 35-27 New York Mets will play the second of a four-game set against the 31-35 Washington Nationals. After winning the series (3-1) against the Cubs at Citi, the Mets lost the opener to the Nationals down in Washington.

Tonight’s contest will feature a couple starting pitchers that possess losing records. The Mets plan to send left-hander David Peterson to the hill, making his 13th appearance of the season. The Denver, Colorado native is 2-5 with a 5.60 ERA and 56 K’s in 53.0 innings pitched.

Peterson’s last outing came against the Cubs back at Citi Field, and was a gem. He went on to throw 6.0 scoreless innings as he only gave up one hit and two walks. A great bounce back from the lefty, as his last couple of starts before that were short.

The Washington Nationals will have 28-year old righty Joe Ross on the mound, a former first round pick with the San Diego Padres. In his last start, Ross pitched eight scoreless innings against the San Francisco Giants while striking out nine and also picking up his third win of the year.

Ross, so far is having a mediocre season, pitching to a 4.19 ERA while owning a 3-6 record. The Berkeley, California native has also struck out 60 batters in 62.1 innings pitched, so far this season.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM EST and will be televised locally on WPIX.

MetsJunkies Recap: Mets shutout against Nats

This was a pitching showcase with both Joey Lucchesi and Erick Fedde pitching well above expectations in this contest. While this game could’ve easily been a high scoring affair, both pitchers were pretty damn sharp.

In the bottom half of the third, pitcher Erick Fedde dribbled one right in front of the plate, however Nido would throw the ball in to centerfield allowing Victor Robles to advance to third. After Lucchesi would load the bases, Trea Turner would hit a sharp ground ball to Villar, turning the 5-5-3 double play to end the Nationals rally.

Lucchesi pitched 5.1 scoreless innings while giving up four hits and two walks. The left-hander also struck out five batters while lowering his ERA to 4.46 on the year.

Miguel Castro came in and did a masterful job out of the bullpen as he recorded five outs on just 15 pitches. While the right-hander only struck out one, did induce a inning ending double play as well as lowering his ERA to 2.89 on the campaign.

The Mets offense just hasn’t shown up in the past two games, while the pitching has stepped up.

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The loss came as Edwin Diaz entered the game in the ninth inning and was unable to record an out. Diaz would get the loss and raise his ERA to 3.00 after the disastrous outing.

The Mets will play a doubleheader tomorrow with David Peterson on the hill of the first game, and potentially Jared Eickhoff in the second.

DeGromination! Mets Prediction Review 4/23/21

PREDICTIONS

Final Score

Nationals 1 Mets 4

Mets Player of the Game

Jacob deGrom

Nationals Player of the Game

Yan Gomes

(Starlin Castro)

Mets First Hit of the Game

Michael Conforto

Nationals First Hit of the Game

Starlin Castro

How I Get Graded

Every prediction I make is worth 1 point. At the end of the day, there are 12 points up for grabs in 2021.

1 point for picking winner

1 point for picking Mets score correctly

1 point for picking opponents score correctly

1 point if the score of the game is correct, but winner is wrong

1 point for Mets player of the game

1 point for opponent’s player of the game

3 points for picking who gets the first hit for both teams (Doesn’t count against me if it’s wrong. This is because it is really difficult to predict this stat, so it is like a bonus stat.)

Total Points: 9

2021 Prediction Record: 45/86 (.523)