Jacob deGrom


Keuchel and Kazmir
When you think of the best front of the rotation starters in baseball, who comes to mind? If you’ve watched baseball at all within the last five years, then the first pair of pitchers your mind should go to should be the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starters Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.  They are undoubtedly the best one-two punch in baseball. It’s not even worth questioning. However, there are other good combinations out there such as the New York Mets’ Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom. While they may not involve a three-time Cy Young Award winner who is also the reigning […]

How do Astros’ Keuchel and Kazmir compare to competition?


Home Run Derby & All-Star Game 2
I’m a little late on reporting about the All-Star game, I know. I’ve been a little busy with work at FanRag Sports and Today’s Knuckleball but here’s a synopis of the Home Run Derby & All-Star Game highlights. Hometown Home Run Derby The Annual Home Run Derby’s rules have changed over the years but they were never anything near what we saw tonight in Cincinnati. The rules were changed earlier in the season but some amendments were made just prior to tonight’s event. Originally the players were going to get five minutes on the clock to hit as many home […]

2015 Home Run Derby & All-Star Game Highlights


Dillon Gee
Dillon Gee frustrated by Mets’ move New York Mets’ manager Terry Collins apologized to Dillon Gee for the news he was about to give him. Gee, one of the Mets’ longest tenured players was being demoted from the starting rotation to the bullpen. The Mets were going to try and use a six-man rotation that included Gee, to shave off the number of innings pitcher like Matt Harvey, who is coming off of Tommy John surgery, and Jacob deGrom, who is just in his sophomore season, would pitch over the course of the season.  Why they changed their minds is […]

Dillon Gee sent to the bullpen, Mets go back to ...



Noah Syndergaard
With starter  Dillon Gee on the disabled list the New York Mets, the Chicago Cubs and baseball fans everywhere will get to see the Major League debut of 22-year-old starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard. Many expected the right-handed phenom to be in the Mets’ rotation in 2014, after he made quite an impression in the Grapefruit League two spring trainings ago. The Mets however made the decision to get the young right-hander a little more seasoned and have kept him at Triple-A Las Vegas, until now. Syndergaard was ranked baseball’s 11th top prospect going into the 2015 season, he was ranked […]

It’s Noah Syndergaard’s day as the Mets take on the ...


bartolo colon
Update: September 6, 2015 5:15 am PT Originally this little blurb was written in April (as you’ll see below) but this season, Bartolo Colon has become even more likable around the Major Leagues and with both leagues’ fans. Whether it’s that he’s tied his career high in RBI (3) or his career-high seven hits this season or the fact that he is still getting guys out using basically just a fastball – you can’t deny that Colon is fun to watch and very likable. The 42-year-old right-hander made New York Mets history Saturday as he became the oldest pitcher from […]

Why it’s so easy to be a fan of Bartolo ...


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I had just written about the possibility of the New York Mets needing to keep and not trade starting pitcher Dillon Gee, even though he had been moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen. I mentioned that there may be an issue with starter Zack Wheeler. Originally picked for the starting rotation were Wheeler, Jon Niese, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Bartolo Colon. Now it appears that Gee will be needed in place of Wheeler. Wheeler, who complained of elbow soreness last week, recently underwent an MRI. He’d had two clean MRI’s over the offseason, after some soreness last season, […]

Tommy John surgery likely for Mets’ Zack Wheeler



In case you missed it, the 2014 Rookie of the Year Awards were announced on Monday. Voted on by the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA), the 2014 Rookie of the Year Award winners were first baseman Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox for the American League and starting pitcher Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets for the National League. Abreu, a 27-year-old rookie who recently defected from Cuba and was signed by the Chicago White Sox to play first base, won the A.L. Rookie of the Year Award unanimously. He was awarded all 30 […]

ICYMI: 2014 Rookie of the Year Awards go to deGrom, ...


Since 1992 the MLB Players Choice Awards have been awards given to by the players to their peers. Each Major League Baseball player who belongs to the MLB Players Association has a chance to vote for each of the 10 award categories. While most of the categories look familiar the “Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award” may not. The “Man of the Year Award” was instituted in 1997 and in 2000 was renamed the “Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award” after former executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association. It goes to the player who gives outstanding […]

2014 MLB Players Choice Awards Results


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Mets’ RHP Jacob deGrom had a spectacular and surprising season. Now he’s been named the Sporting News’ NL Rookie of the Year. Monday the Sporting News named Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox for American League Rooke of the Year. New York Mets’ right-handed rookie Jacob deGrom the recieved the distiction for the National League.  deGrom has come a long way and fought through some hardships and injuries in order to get where he is today.  deGrom played shortstop growing up. As a junior in college his coach decided that he should take to the mound. So he did. Drafted […]

Jacob deGrom named Sporting News’ NL Rookie of the Year



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New York Mets’ right-handed start Jacob deGrom has been having a phenomenal rookie season. He may even be looking at recieving the National League rookie of the year award by the season’s end. Besides being 8-6 with an amazing 2.62 ERA in 20 starts, deGrom is averaging close to a strikeout per inning. He increased that percentage Monday while at the same time breaking a Mets franchise record and tying a Major League Baseball record. deGrom struck out the first eight batters to open Monday’s game as the Mets took on the Miami Marlins, tying the record that has been […]

Jacob deGrom sets franchise record, ties MLB record for K’s