4/30/15

The Morning Report 4.30.2015 | Injury Updates, Colon Off the Trade Block, Bleacher Report Observations.

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Injury Updates | Chris Soto

  • According to Matt Ehalt of NJ.com, RP Victor Black has resumed throwing once again after resting his slightly herniated disc.
  • OF Brandon Nimmo caused a bit of a scare last night when he hit the second base bag awkwardly and twisted his knee. According to Michael Baron of JustMets, Nimmo is ok and will take a day or two of rest.
  • 3B David Wright is inching his way closer to a return as he took live batting practice yesterday at the Mets Minor League complex in Port St. Lucie. According to SNY's Gary Cohen, Wright could be 7-10 days away from returning to the Met line-up. 
  • SP Rafael Montero is on his way to New York to get an MRI for what he is describing as shoulder discomfort. According to assistant GM John Ricco, if Montero needs to miss any time, the Mets would not abandon the sporadic spot starter plan. Instead the team would adjust and have one of Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, or Matt Bowman take Montero's role.


Andy Martino | NY Daily News- [Bartolo Colon] is entertaining, and has become a significant part of the Mets’ loose clubhouse culture. This matters, but Colon’s production is more important; after winning 15 games in 2014, he is 4-1 this year, with a 3.31 ERA. Because of these factors, the team the team has changed its stance on whether to trade him, according to sources. The idea then was to keep him around long enough for a few youngsters to break in, and then move his contract to another team. That plan was very much alive before last July’s trade deadline, but the Mets were surprised when a robust market did not develop. Now, seeing the benefits of Colon’s experience and leadership, the Mets are not expecting to make him available this July, unless trading him would somehow directly improve their playoff chances. 

(Chris Soto: Ya know...Part of me agrees with this thinking for now. Colon has been superb for the club so far this year and if the Mets are serious about making a playoff run, then anyone who is helping the club should be retained. That said, look at that last line..."unless trading him would somehow directly improve their playoff chances." If by some chance another team is in a dire situation for pitching and blow Alderson away with an offer come July, I don't see him turning it down as he could just hand over the reigns to Syndergaard or Matz without much trouble.)


Shale Briskin | Bleacher Report- 5 Observations from the Mets' Season so Far

  1. The Mets Can Still Win a Lot Despite Various Injuries
  2. The Mets Have Enjoyed Playing at Citi Field More Than Ever Before
  3. Matt Harvey Has Not Missed a Beat
  4. Jeurys Familia Has Emerged as a Very Reliable Closer
  5. Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores Have Already Shown Offensive Improvement


(Chris Soto: There's actually very few things wrong with the club right now. Yea the middle infield defense still struggles at times and this recent 2-4 road trip was disappointing, but the team still looks good. They're run differential is 6th best in baseball at +22, they aren't being shut-out, Wright is on his way back, and they still have the 2nd best record in baseball as they head back home where they are 10-0 so far this season.)

5 comments:

Thomas Brennan said...

Let's hope Montero's shoulder is fine. They still probably hope to go Super 2 with Thor and Matz, but Bowman has been pretty awful so far, so I'd say he is not a choice currently.

Mets have lost 4 of 6, which is why I said Wright needs to play with less reckless abandon when he returns. The real Wright bat makes them more dangerous, so we need him healthy.

I was a big proponent of moving Colon. But you can't argue with success. Colon may not look like a baseball stud, but he is. Recker may look like a baseball stud, but he's not.

Nimmo better be OK. Was just getting hot.

Thomas Brennan said...

Let's hope Montero's shoulder is fine. They still probably hope to go Super 2 with Thor and Matz, but Bowman has been pretty awful so far, so I'd say he is not a choice currently.

Mets have lost 4 of 6, which is why I said Wright needs to play with less reckless abandon when he returns. The real Wright bat makes them more dangerous, so we need him healthy.

I was a big proponent of moving Colon. But you can't argue with success. Colon may not look like a baseball stud, but he is. Recker may look like a baseball stud, but he's not.

Nimmo better be OK. Was just getting hot.

Zozo said...

I would trade Colon, Gee and Murphy once they get a great trade offer. I would take all prospects so we can turn them around and trade for whatever we need at the trade deadline. We have viable options to replace all 3 if not better. Hopefully Logan Verret is on his way back soon so that gives us an extra option. To me this isn't a sprint but a marathon that we hopefully can sustain for quite some time.

Mack Ade said...

Chris -

I have no complaints about this season so far, though I really didn't enjoy the past Miami series.



Mack Ade said...

Tom -

Thank God this team has the kind of pitching depth in the system.

I guess this how Thor and Matz get in the rotation someday... at the expense of others going down with injuries



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