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Comparing J.P. Arencibia and Josh Thole

During the offseason there has been a lot of talk about the Mets and Blue Jays making a deal. On the surface it makes sense, as the Mets need outfielders and a catcher while the Blue Jays are looking for a front-end starter. The two teams seem to match up pretty well. For me the problem comes in the catching department. Toronto has prospect Travis d’Arnaud, who if he can stay healthy...
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Mets Player Review: Josh Thole, C

  JOSH THOLE, C PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: For the second straight year, the Mets had high expectations for Josh Thole. When Thole broke in with the Mets in 2010, they liked his patience at the plate, ability to go to the opposite field and how he handled the staff. So somebody that inexperienced at the position he did remarkably well. Perhaps they overrated him as he was one of...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets News: Josh Thole Officially “Super Two” Arbitration Eligible

It’s official… Josh Thole, who has accumulated two years and 142 days of Major League service, will be eligible for arbitration for the first time in 2013. The “Super Two” cutoff for arbitration this winter is two years and 139 days of Major League service. Original Post 10/17 According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the official calculation from Major League Baseball has...
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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Last two months could be critical for Josh Thole

Josh Thole has been the Mets’ primary catcher for almost two whole years now. So, it begs the question: Where does Thole stand in the Mets’ long term plans at catcher moving forward? Let’s call a spade a spade. Thole is at best an average catcher with no discernible skills that separate himself from the pack either offensively or defensively. As of August 8, Thole was sporting...
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

I Can Fix Josh Thole In Two Minutes

Poor Josh Thole just cant seem to catch a break these days… Whispers about his game-calling… Too many passed balls… A god awful amount of wild pitches… You just gotta feel bad for the guy… To make matters worse, Terry Collins is calling for a team meeting apparently because of comments Pedro Beato made after last night’s wild pitch. You know the one right? “I yanked...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Thole's Progress Tough to Gage

Doctors are having a difficult time determining the progress of Josh Thole. Thole was placed on MLB's new 7 Day Disabled List specifically for players who have suffered a concussion or are having concussion syndrome symptoms. Dr. Hurtcher Knoggin explains why treating Josh has been so difficult, "There really is no way to differentiate between a symptom and Mr. Thole'...
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Tejada to DL, Thole headed back to NY to be examined by team doctors

New York Mets catcher Josh Thole left last night’s dramatic 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies after experiencing dizziness and  headaches following his eighth-inning collision at home plate with former Met Ty Wigginton. Following the victory, New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said Thole was being evaluated to find out whether he had a concussion or...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Is this version of Josh Thole here to stay?

To start the 2012 season the Mets have seen some positives and some negatives. David Wright has came out of the gate swinging a hot bat, then he broke his pinky, missed three game and when he came back he picked right back up where he left off. Jon Niese and Mike Pelfrey are throwing quality starts every time they go out there, and Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco are looking like...
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Thole: “If I don’t catch well over the course of this year, it will be a matter of who’s next.”

2011 was a rough year defensively for New York Mets catcher Josh Thole; allowing a National League high 16 passed balls.  Because of this, Thole spent the off season working intensively with Mets catching coordinator Bob Natal doing whatever he can to prevent a recurrence of the defensive issues that plagued him, according to David Lennon of Newsday: A big part of that process were...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Sign Catching Competition, Thole Trying to Improve

  Here are some Mets catching notes for the day… First, according to this article, by Mike Puma of the New York Post, Josh Thole is planning on heading to Dallas within the next couple of weeks to begin working on his defense with the Mets’ organizational catching coordinator Bob Natal.  According to the article, ““It’s going to be about receiving the baseball,” Thole...
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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