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Three Up, Three Down: Duda drops edition

Saturday: D-backs 3, Mets 2
Three Up: Zack Wheeler, David Wright, Curtis Granderson
Three Down: Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores

Sunday (Game 1): D-backs 2, Mets 1
Three Up: Rafael Montero, David Wright, Jeurys Familia
Three Down: Chris Young, Lucas Duda, Jenrry Mejia

Sunday (Game 2): Mets 4, D-backs 2
Three Up: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Anthony Recker, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +6
Jon Niese +6
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Daniel Murphy +3
David Wright +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Jacob deGrom +2
Andrew Brown +1
Juan Centeno +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Rafael Montero +1
Anthony Recker +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Scott Rice -2
Lucas Duda -3
Wilmer Flores -3
Jose Valverde -3
Chris Young -3
Ruben Tejada -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Mets 5, Dodgers 3: Three Up, Three Down

Every once in a while, the Mets win.

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Three Up
Jon Niese:
Outside of a blip in his previous outing, Niese has done nothing but give the Mets quality innings. The left-handed delivered seven more of them in Thursday’s win, even adding an RBI double off Zack Greinke.

Eric Campbell: So apparently Soup can play outfield, too. His catch to rob Hanley Ramirez in the eighth inning very well might have saved the Mets the game.

Curtis Granderson: Maybe he’s heating up, maybe he’s not. We’ve seen false starts before from Granderson, but it’s hard to argue with a double, a triple, an RBI and a run scored in four plate appearances.

Three Down
Daniel Murphy:
An 0-for-4 at the plate and a fielding error on defense was what Murphy contributed to this one. Not his best night.

Wilmer Flores: Robbed in the second inning, Flores did go on to single and score. But he also struck out twice on a night when the rest of his teammates avoided bad outcomes at the plate.

Lucas Duda: Hitless! So you get a down. But props on the stolen base from the big fella.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +8
Jon Niese +6
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Jacob deGrom +2
Daniel Murphy +2
David Wright +2
Andrew Brown +1
Juan Centeno +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
Wilmer Flores -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
David Wright -1
Scott Rice -2
Chris Young -2
Zack Wheeler -2

Jose Valverde -3
Ruben Tejada -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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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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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/24

The countdown to Opening Day is down to six.

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What we learned: A lot, actually. Jon Niese felt no pain after his first bullpen session since undergoing an MRI on his left shoulder. Kyle Farnsworth will re-sign with the Mets. Matt Harvey will headquarter his rehab in New York, not Florida. Dillon Gee will pitch Opening Day. And the Mets have hired an assistant hitting coach.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“It’s a big honor obviously for them to trust me with that day and give that to me. I’m very thankful for that opportunity.” –Gee on his Opening Day start

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/22

What we learned: Daniel Murphy is still not quite healthy, but the Mets expect him to be ready for Opening Day.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“Honestly, I was a little scared. I haven’t done that in a while. Thankfully nothing happened.” –Bartolo Colon, a long-time American Leaguer, on running the bases

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Projecting the Mets’ Opening Day roster, 3/18

With the latest round of cuts in place, here’s an updated roster projection. First, a rules refresher:

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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… so no Stephen Drew or Nick Franklin.
  • For our purposes, any healthy player in big league camp will be considered in the running for a roster spot.

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:
OF Juan Lagares
OF Andrew Brown
1B/OF Lucas Duda

1B/3B Josh Satin
1B/2B/3B/SS/OF Anthony Seratelli*
C Anthony Recker

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

Bullpen:
RHP Bobby Parnell (CL)
RHP Jose Valverde*

RHP Vic Black
RHP Jeurys Familia
RHP Carlos Torres
LHP Scott Rice
LHP John Lannan

Injured:
RHP LHP Jon Niese, Matt Harvey, RHP Jeremy Hefner

In the running:
C Taylor Teagarden*, INF Wilmer Flores, INF Zach Lutz, INF Eric Campbell*, INF Omar Quintanilla*, OF Andrew Brown, OF Matt den Dekker, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, RHP Miguel Socolovich*, RHP Jenrry Mejia, RHP Gonzalez Germen, LHP John Lannan*.

*Denotes non-roster invitee

Notes:
The Mets are down to 40 players in camp, which is saying something considering they began with 64. … Though Jon Niese has no structural damage in his elbow, there’s a decent chance the Mets push him back from his Opening Day start. If he spends the first few games of the year on the disabled list, that would free up the Mets to use a six-man bench to open the year, clearing a spot for Andrew Brown or Wilmer Flores. I chose Brown, giving the Mets a bit more outfield depth. I also have John Lannan making the bullpen, where he can step into the rotation if Niese suffers a setback.

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Dispatches from Las Vegas and Port St. Lucie, 3/15

One more game in the desert before the Mets head back east.

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What we learned: Believe the hype: Cashman Field in Las Vegas is as hitter-friendly as they come. … Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias may miss significant time with a stress reaction in his shins, perhaps creating another suitor for Stephen Drew.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“If you get hit when it’s 117 degrees right here, you get to go into the air conditioning.” –Triple-A Las Vegas manager Wally Backman on Cashman Field’s unprotected dugouts

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/11

What we learned: Jon Niese is struggling with his velocity two and a half weeks before Opening Day, but the Mets are not worried. At least not yet. … Wilmer Flores has some work to do if he wants to play shortstop on a regular basis.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

“I definitely can play.” –Flores on his shortstop ability

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 2/23

The games start soon, beginning with an intrasquad matchup on Thursday. Buckle in.

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What we learned: The Mets will hold back some of their regular starting pitchers early in the Grapefruit League season, in an attempt to see as many arms as possible. Zack Wheeler and Dillon Gee in particular will not pitch the first time through the rotation.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“What is comfort? Is it money? I’ve made an ungodly amount of money. That’s the only way to describe it. We’re in a really cool spot with a child coming on the way, that’s exciting. That would be the way I would describe where we’re at — a very exciting time. But comfort comes and it doesn’t really last.” –Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy

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Six Mets land on industry top prospect lists (updated)

The last of the baseball industry’s four most well-known Top 100 Prospect lists is in the books. Baseball America released its list tonight, with four Mets on it. (You may recall that the Mets scored three names on MLB.com’s 2014 Prospect Watch, released earlier this month.)

Six Mets prospects appeared on at least one of the industry’s four major lists, with two of them — Noah Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud (below) — appearing on all four. Below is a table breaking down how each prospect fared, including their average ranks. (For simplicity’s sake, I inserted a rank of 101 for lists that did not include a certain player).

The lists came from MLB.com, ESPN, Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America.

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Name MLB.com ESPN.com Prospectus B. America Average
Noah Syndergaard 11 24 11 16 15.5
Travis d’Arnaud 22 36 48 38 36.0
Rafael Montero 85 60 N/A 68 78.5
Dominic Smith N/A 37 N/A 92 82.8
Wilmer Flores N/A N/A 71 N/A 93.5
Brandon Nimmo N/A 92 N/A N/A 98.8

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