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I, for one, welcome our new right fielding overlord.

Hey_duda

I, for one, welcome our new right fielding overlord.

Banter Breakdown: Zack Wheeler

A full scouting report of ZacK Wheeler's last start with the Giants before being traded to the Mets. Fastball: Wheeler can unleash a fastball. You can get best idea of his movement in the video when he was warming up in the bullpen. The fastball has excellent life, with armside run, and some late sinking action. The fastball has exceptional action when down in the zone. Numerous times he boared the fastball in on the hands of a right handed hitter, and he broke at least three bats in this outing alone. Zack established the fastball early in the game as he shattered Didi Gregorious' bat with a 97 mph fastball. I was charting behind the plate for the first three innings, and then went down the base lines for video. The three innings I charted I had Wheeler throwing about 65% fastballs. The fastball topped out at 98 (one time), he was pitching at 94-97 (hit 97 six times). The command of the fastball right now would be below average. He made some mistakes out over the plate that the Bakersfield hitters took advantage of, but there wasn't a lot of hard contact throughout the outing. Zack gave up six hits in the first three innings, five of which came on fastballs. He maintained his fastball late into his outing, pitching at 93-95 in the sixth inning. More on his slurve, cutter, change and body & delivery at BB. Enjoy.

"All Too Good And Not Good Enough: What Carlos Beltran Meant to the Mets"

Sometimes if you sift through the TMZ-esque shit, Deadspin does produce some really good writing.

Mets need to keep this momentum going, and they got their three most consistent starters pitching...

Gdnvsnats

Mets need to keep this momentum going, and they got their three most consistent starters pitching this weekend. Get evil NYM, and kick the Natinals ASSES!!

for today's fail

Blamebeltran

for today's fail

Possibly the most infuriatingly BS article ever written

First off, the typo that says the Mets drafted Nolan Ryan in 1996 is comical enough, but am I alone in saying that this writer seems to have little to no concept of baseball? It just seems like another "easy way out" make fun of the Mets bandwagon piece. Oh, and funny that someone for NESN is writing about overpaying players. Carl Crawford's been huge for the Sox...

I wish Beltran were more like Bonifacio.

Emilio Bonifacio is unselfish according to the story.

Figured we'd be needing this now he's taken over in RF. embiggen

Duda

Figured we'd be needing this now he's taken over in RF. embiggen

It benefited the Mets that the Giants operate out of the major league mainstream. They do almost no...

It benefited the Mets that the Giants operate out of the major league mainstream. They do almost no statistical analysis. Their front office would not be described as particularly active in talking to many other teams. They are a rather reclusive organization that bases decisions heavily on their internal scouting — liking what they like with disregard how it will be viewed by the rest of the sport.

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Captain Fastball and the Metseteers! Leading the charge back into the Wild Card race!

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Captain Fastball and the Metseteers! Leading the charge back into the Wild Card race!

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