Mostly Mets, pres. by Caesars AC: The “Young” and the old

Toby Hyde and Robert Brender discuss the spate of injuries in the Mets’ outfield and the ills of the starting rotation thus far through the season. The guys also attempt to answer a difficult question: Why is Bobby Abreu in the Mets organization?”

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Rundown:
Outfield injuries
Why is Bobby Abreu in the Mets organization?
Curtis Granderson’s start
Rob chats with RHP Dillon Gee (31:35)
One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (41:40)

Mostly Mets pres by Caesars AC: d’Arnaud will be fine, Colon is doing fine, Vegas starters are really fine

Robert Brender and I talk about a little patience with Travis d’Arnaud, the solid starts for Colon and Niese, and the really solid starts for the prospects in the Vegas rotation.

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Rundown:

  • Have a little patience with Travis d’Arnaud
  • Colon, Niese, so far so good (10:30)
  • Vegas rotation shaping up well
  • One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (31:10)
  • Good: Hank Aaron, Pitcher who caught 715
  • Bonus Good: Savannah prospects
  • Bad: “True” HR King, Full service gas in NJ

Mostly Mets pres by Caesars AC: Bullpen and Parnell Woes, Dominic Smith Interview

Robert Brender and I sort through the carnage of Opening Day, which leaves behind a battered bullpen and bad news about Bobby Parnell. On the bright side, I chatted with 2013 1st round pick Dominic Smith during Savannah Sand Gnats media day.

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Rundown:

Breaking down the broken down bullpen
Bad news for Bobby Parnell
Opening Day wasn’t fun
Are there any bullpen solutions in Vegas?

Dominic Smith interview in Savannah (16:15)

Mostly Mets pres by Caesars AC: As The Rotation Turns, Braves preview 

Robert Brender and I look at the latest news concerning the starting rotation, as well as the final cuts from big league camp.  The guys also wrap up their NL East preview with guest Ben Duronio, who covers the Braves at Talking Chop.com.

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Stuff we talked about:

Rundown:

Mejia, Dice K, and Niese – as the rotation turns

Final cuts – Wilmer Flores, the future shortstop?

NL East Preview: Braves edition, with Ben Duronio from Talking Chop.com (17:10)

One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (33:40)

Good: Mets Winning, Roster Flexibility

Bad: Opener in Australia, Tuesday off day next week

Mostly Mets pres by Caesars AC: Niese and the Rotation, Nationals preview

Brender and I look at the “spring training from hell” for Jon Niese, and break down the Mets starting rotation. The guys also continue their NL East preview with guest Dave Jageler, who does the Nationals radio play-by-play.

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Rundown:

Peaches

Jon Niese and his “spring training from hell”
The rest of the rotation

NL East Preview: Nationals edition, with Nats radio play-by-play man Dave Jageler (15:00)

One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (35:35)
Good: Juan Lagares, Phil Jackson
Bad: Ump Goes Down, Unbalanced Brackets

If you hear a dog barking in this episode, I apologize. It was this one at right.

Mostly Mets pres by Caesars AC: Who’s on Shortstop, Marlins preview

Robert Brender and I are still looking for the Mets shortstop – and they discuss all the options that are still out there. Marlins play-by-play man Glenn Geffner stops by to preview the Fish.

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Rundown:
The Braves made their move with Santana, why can’t the Mets get Drew?
SS trade options: Nick Franklin, Didi Gregorius, Chris Owings
NL East Preview: Marlins edition, with Marlins radio play-by-play man Glenn Geffner (21:40)
One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (39:00)
Good: Drew available, Niese back
Bad: Tejada still at SS, Niese bad

Mostly Mets pres. by Caesaers AC: The 1B Battle and Phillies Preview

Rob and I discuss the first base battle between Ike Davis and Lucas Duda, the impressive prospects in Mets camp. We also kick off our NL East Preview with Bill Baer of Crashburn Alley on the Phillies.

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Rundown:

Ike vs. Duda

Jon Niese injury

Young guns in camp

Bill Baer interview (14:35)

One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (31:40)

Mostly Mets, pres. by Caesars AC: Spring Training has arrived!

Rob and I discuss the first few days of Spring Training, Noah Syndergaard, the starting staff, and the bullpen. Also, Rob sits down with right-handed relief pitcher Jeff Walters.

Topics are below, but the most important was probably Jose Valverde wearing a hot dog jersey.
Valverde in a Hot Dog Jersey

Stuff we Talked About
Spring Training has arrived
Noah Syndergaard
The Starting Pitchers
The Bullpen
Jeff Walters interview (17:05)
Watching Nimmo, Puello, Flores
One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (31:22)

Mostly Mets pres by Caesars AC: Pitchers and Catchers Preview

Toby Hyde and Robert Brender talk Pitchers and Catchers – as the early arrivals begin in Port St Lucie – and they also dish out the weekly One Good Thing and One Bad Thing.

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Rundown:
Pitchers and Catchers Preview!
One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (22:30)
Good: Travis d’Arnaud, Michael Sam
Bad: Bob Costas Pink Eye, Ruben Tejada not early enough

Mostly Mets pres by Caesars AC: More Drew Rumors and Offseason Grades

Robert Brender and I talk again about Stephen Drew possibilities, grade the entire Mets offseason, and dish out the weekly One Good Thing and One Bad Thing.

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Rundown/Stuff We Talked About:
More Stephen Drew Talk (It’s a ZOMBIE topic)
Grading the Mets Offseason
One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (37:55)
Good: Seahawks D, Mets adding pitchers
Bad: Sochi stuff, Bad basketball