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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Ike vs. Duda
Jon Niese injury
Young guns in camp
Bill Baer interview (14:35)
One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (31:40)
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.
Stuff we Talked About
Spring Training has arrived
The Starting Pitchers
Jeff Walters interview (17:05)
Watching Nimmo, Puello, Flores
One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (31:22)
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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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
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
Robert Brender and I talk about the return of Dice K, the potential of Rafael Montero, Keith Law’s ranking of the Mets farm system, and the weekly dose of One Good Thing and One Bad Thing.
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Stuff we talked about:
Dice K Returns
The future for Rafael Montero
Keith Law says the Mets have the 6th best farm system
Taking on Twitter
One Good Thing, One Bad Thing
Good: Carlos Zambrano is the new crazy, NCAA potential players union
Bad: People bashing NY/NJ Super Bowl, Johan and Mets officially over
Robert and I talk about John Lannan, other potential starter options, the continued 1st base debate, prospect lists, and the weekly batch of One Good Thing and One Bad Thing.
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Rundown (Stuff we Talked About)
1a. Other starter options
2. Who’s on 1st?
2a. Duda in the OF??!!
3. Dom Smith and prospect lists
4. One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (36:45)
Good: Phillies + Abreu = Getting Even Older, Sports GIFs
Bad: Outrage at Richard Sherman, talking 20 minutes about John Lannan
Robert Brender and i welcome 2014 on the Mostly Mets Podcast. They answer Twitter questions about the breakdown of the Mets bullpen and the state of the farm system. Plus, the inevitable Stephen Drew/shortstop discussion, plus some Good Thing, Bad Thing.
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Talking to Twitter about The Bullpen and The Farm
Other offseason notes
Stephen Drew and shortstops (23:50)
One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (32:20)
Good: Valdy still wacky, more catching depth
Bad: Weather delays, NCAA
Robert and I deliver the final 2013 edition of the Mostly Mets Podcast. We cover Colon, a 2013 Year in Review, New Year’s resolutions for 2014 (for the hosts and Sandy Alderson), and one final dose of One Good Thing and One Bad Thing.
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Rundown (Stuff we Talked About):
The 2014 starting rotation
One word for 2013, and players we enjoyed (17:15)
Sandy Alderson’s New Year’s Resolutions (33:50)
What we want to see in 2014 (38:25)
Rob and Toby’s New Year’s Resolutions (40:30)
One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (43:20)
Good: Justin Tucker, Mets in good hands with Sandy Alderson
Bad: Leaving Orlando, New York Knicks
Robert and I try not to get burned by the Mets Slightly Hot Stove – with Grandy talk, Cano talk, and a chat about Howard Johnson and the Mets’ differing philosophies on hitting. Plus, the weekly dose of One Good Thing and One Bad Thing.
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Hot Stove Happenings
HoJo and Hitting Philosophies
One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (37:25)
Good: Experience Music Project, Mets will be better than 2013 in 2014
Bad: Bad MLB Trades, Granderson at 4 years
Robert Brender and I talk MLB and Mets Hot Stove rumors and news. Also, a dip into the E-Mailbag, and the weekly dose of One Good Thing and One Bad Thing.
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MLB and Mets Hot Stove rumors and news
Answering E-Mails (10:10)
One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (23:00)
Good: Sandy’s interview with Francesa, Carlos Ruiz contract bad for Phillies
Bad: Carlos Ruiz contract bad for Mets, Ruben Tejada grievance