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Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 5

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 5, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Juan Lagares, 0.8
2. Daniel Murphy, 0.7
3. Zack Wheeler, 0.5
4-(t). Lucas Duda, 0.4
4-(t). Jon Niese, 0.4
4-(t). Anthony Recker, 0.4


25-(t). Jeurys Familia, -0.2
25-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.2
25-(t). Josh Satin, -0.2
28. Curtis Granderson, -0.3

29-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
29-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.4
31. Ruben Tejada, -0.5

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Cardinals 3, Mets 0: Three Up, Three Down

It may be worry-time for an offense that is simply not clicking.

Three Up
1. Dillon Gee:
Give Gee credit for not cracking in the fourth inning, when the game easily could have spiraled out of control. After a so-so start to the season, Gee looks to be very much back on track.

2. Gonzalez Germen: Germen has developed into a real catch for the Mets, who have leaned on him in varying situations this season. His ability to pitch multiple innings has proven invaluable.

3. Eric Young, Jr.: On a night when the Mets struggled to hit with any shred of consistency, Young reached base twice. It was the best offensive night of any Met.

Three Down
1. David Wright: Wright punctuated his 0-for-4 night by striking out looking as the potential tying run in the ninth. We’ll chalk this one up to a rare offensive blip.

2. Curtis Granderson: The strikeouts are piling up for Granderson and so is every other type of out. His career-long slump now stands at 0-for-22.

3. Jose Valverde: If the Mets had any designs on mounting a comeback, Valverde dashed them by walking the leadoff man in the ninth and allowing a critical insurance run. Valverde has given up at least one run in five of his last six outings.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +4
Jon Niese +3
Anthony Recker +3
Carlos Torres +3
Ike Davis +2
Jenrry Mejia +2
David Wright +2
Andrew Brown +1
Bartolo Colon +1

Dillon Gee +1
Gonzalez Germen +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
Lucas Duda -1
Kyle Farnsworth -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Ruben Tejada -1
Zack Wheeler -1

Chris Young -2
Eric Young, Jr. -2
Jose Valverde -3
Curtis Granderson -4
Daniel Murphy -4

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Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 3

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 3, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Juan Lagares, 0.5
2. Anthony Recker, 0.4
3-(t). Lucas Duda, 0.3
3-(t). David Wright, 0.3
3-(t). Ike Davis, 0.3
3-(t). Carlos Torres, 0.3
3-(t). Zack Wheeler, 0.3


27. Bartolo Colon, -0.2
28. Curtis Granderson, -0.3
29. John Lannan, -0.4
30-(t). Ruben Tejada, -0.5
30-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.5

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Three Up, Three Down: The Lost Episodes

Another round of Three Up, Three Down from over the weekend:

Friday: Braves 6, Mets 0
Three Up: Jon Niese, David Wright, Carlos Torres
Three Down: Chris Young, Gonzalez Germen, Curtis Granderson

Saturday: Braves 7, Mets 5
Three Up: Bartolo Colon, David Wright, Chris Young
Three Down: Jose Valverde, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Curtis Granderson

Sunday: Mets 4, Braves 3
Three Up: David Wright, Lucas Duda, Daisuke Matsuzaka
Three Down: Chris Young, Eric Young, Gonzalez Germen

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +4
Jon Niese +3
Anthony Recker +3
Carlos Torres +3
David Wright +3
Ike Davis +2
Andrew Brown +1
Bartolo Colon +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Lucas Duda -1
Kyle Farnsworth -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Chris Young -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Curtis Granderson -2
Ruben Tejada -2

Jose Valverde -2
Eric Young, Jr. -2
Daniel Murphy -4

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Mets 5, D-backs 2: Three Up, Three Down

The Mets swept the Snakes to complete a 6-3 road trip through Atlanta, Anaheim and Phoenix.

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Three Up
1. Dillon Gee: 
I wish Terry Collins had given Gee an opportunity for a “Maddux” — a complete game in less than 100 pitches. Gee was well on his way to one through seven shutout innings, with just 72 pitches.

2. Anthony Recker: Given far more opportunities than he received a year ago, Recker has done nothing but produce. Both his offense and defense appear much-improved over last season.

3. Eric Young, Jr.: Young remains hot, with another hit, a walk, two stolen bases and a run scored Wednesday. He is making a believer out of those people — myself included — who considered him a poor fit for everyday leadoff duties.

Three Down
1. Jose Valverde: Back-to-back homers to open an inning, even in a non-save situation, are never good things for a closer. Valverde’s last two outings have both been real struggles.

2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis: One day after his explosive season debut, Nieuwenhuis settled back to earth with an 0-for-4 afternoon. He is the leading candidate to return to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday when the Mets activate Chris Young from the disabled list.

3. Kyle Farnsworth: This is a more legitimate “Down” than yesterday, though Farnsworth did paint the inside corner with a nice pitch to retire Eric Chavez in the eighth, wriggling out of a jam of his own making.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +4
Anthony Recker +3
Ike Davis +2
Gonzalez Germen +2
Jon Niese +2
Carlos Torres +2
Andrew Brown +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Kyle Farnsworth -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Jose Valverde -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Eric Young, Jr. -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Lucas Duda -2
Ruben Tejada -2

Daniel Murphy -4

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Mets Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 1

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 1, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Juan Lagares, 0.4
2. Jose Valverde, 0.3
3-(t). David Wright, 0.1
3-(t). Lucas Duda, 0.1
3-(t). Gonzalez Germen, 0.1
3-(t). Jon Niese, 0.1
3-(t). Jenrry Mejia, 0.1

17-(t). Dillon Gee, -0.1
17-(t). Wilmer Flores, -0.1
19-(t). Travis d’Arnaud, -0.2
19-(t). Eric Young, Jr., -0.2

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Nationals 9, Mets 7: Three Up, Three Down

You asked for it, you got it: the return of Three Up, Three Down. Each day, we here at Mets Cetera will pick three Mets players who thrived and three who, well, not so much.

This is not necessarily a statistically-driven exercise. The player who goes 4-for-4 with three home runs (or the one who mashes a two-run homer in a four-run game with two outs in the ninth — looking at you, David Wright) will usually receive an “Up,” to be sure. But we’ll also look to reward unsung heroes. So without further ado…

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Three Up
1. Jose Valverde: A huge strikeout of Ryan Zimmerman with the game on the line in the seventh, followed by a perfect inning with two more whiffs in the eighth. In all, a sterling Mets debut.

2. Juan Lagares: Given an Opening Day start in center field, Lagares homered, reached base three times and flat-out out-played Eric Young, Jr., his main competition in Spring Training.

3. Andrew Brown: Brown’s three-run homer off Stephen Strasburg was a huge early lift for the Mets, whose failure to capitalize later in the game was hardly the reserve outfielder’s fault.

Three Down
1. Eric Young, Jr.: Finishing 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in the leadoff spot (albeit with a sacrifice fly) is not going to cut it. Young must improve if he wants ample playing time this season.

2. Scott Rice: Carlos Torres was just as guilty as Rice, walking the only batter he faced in the game. But Rice’s walk came with the bases loaded and the Mets up by a run, earning him the thumbs down today.

3. Bobby Parnell: Called upon to protect a one-run lead, Parnell gave up two hits, a walk and a run. The velocity was there, but the results were not.

Season Standings
Andrew Brown +1
Juan Lagares +1
Jose Valverde +1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Eric Young, Jr. -1

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/26

One more game in Florida, then it’s on to Canada for the Mets.

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What we learned: Jose Valverde made the Opening Day roster. Vic Black did not.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“I didn’t see it coming, but I also couldn’t expect anything different, really. What I did was struggle all spring.” –Black on his demotion

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Projecting the Mets’ Opening Day roster, 3/11

It’s been nearly a month since we last projected the Mets’ Opening Day roster, and a few things have changed (including yesterday’s first round of cuts). First, a refresher on the rules:

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  • The following takes into account only those players under Major or Minor League contract with the Mets. We will not speculate on trades or free agent signings in this space.
  • For our purposes, any healthy player in big league camp will be considered in the running for a roster spot. So someone like Noah Syndergaard, who is not realistically competing for a rotation spot in Spring Training, will still be listed.
  • This list will be updated throughout the next two months based upon player acquisitions, injuries, Grapefruit League performances and comments from management.

Without further ado:

Lineup:
LF Eric Young, Jr.
2B Daniel Murphy
3B David Wright
RF Curtis Granderson
CF Chris Young
1B Ike Davis

C  Travis d’Arnaud

SS Ruben Tejada

Bench:
1B/OF Lucas Duda
OF Juan Lagares
1B/3B Josh Satin
1B/2B/3B/SS/OF Anthony Seratelli*
C Anthony Recker

Rotation:
LHP Jon Niese

RH
P Bartolo Colon
RHP Dillon Gee
RHP Zack Wheeler
RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka*

Bullpen:
RHP Bobby Parnell (CL)
RHP Jose Valverde*
RHP Kyle Farnsworth*
RHP Vic Black
RHP Jeurys Familia
RHP Carlos Torres
LHP Scott Rice

Injured:
RHP Matt Harvey, RHP Jeremy Hefner

In the running:
C Taylor Teagarden*, C Juan Centeno, INF Wilmer Flores, INF Zach Lutz, INF Eric Campbell*, INF Brandon Allen*, INF Omar Quintanilla*, OF Andrew Brown, OF Matt den Dekker, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Matt Clark*, RHP Jacob deGrom, RHP Ryan Reid, RHP Jeff Walters, RHP Joel Carreno*, RHP Rafael Montero, RHP Miguel Socolovich*, RHP Noah Syndergaard*, RHP Cory Mazzoni*, RHP Jenrry Mejia, RHP Gonzalez Germen, LHP John Lannan*.

*Denotes non-roster invitee

Notes:
The first round of cuts made the bullpen picture significantly clearer. Lefties Josh Edgin and Jack Leathersich are no longer candidates, turning John Lannan into a legitimate relief option. But until we see him in that role in a game, I’ll keep my original bullpen projection intact. I’ll admit it’s a shaky one, considering how underwhelming Jose Valverde and Kyle Farnsworth have been so far in Grapefruit League play. … The only other change comes on the bench, where I now have Juan Lagares making the team instead of playing every day at Triple-A Las Vegas. The outfield battle between Lagares and Eric Young, Jr. is still very much unresolved.

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 2/19

It’s been an abnormally quiet camp so far for the Mets, and barring an Ike Davis trade or a Stephen Drew signing in the near future, it’s liable to stay that way. That’s just fine for the Mets, who are peacefully going about their business in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The remaining position players not yet in camp must report by the end of Thursday, in advance of the first scheduled full-squad workout Saturday. Other than that, it’s status quo.

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What we learned: Fully healthy for the first time in years, Daisuke Matsuzaka began his offseason workout program in mid-October. Matsuzaka is the early front-runner for the Mets’ fifth starter’s job. … Nothing has changed on the Stephen Drew front. Don’t expect the Mets to sign him unless his price comes down significantly.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“I’m on vacation.” –Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon, explaining why he did not wish to speak to the media

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