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Mets Were Upset With Montero, Wanted To Send Him A Message

If some of you were surprised to see Rafael Montero among the first round of cuts after the former top prospect was reportedly in the mix for a spot on the Opening Day roster, keep reading. While the chances that Montero would break camp with the team were slim at best in my opinion, I was still perplexed to see his name among the early Spring Training cuts. Now, here’s a report...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Dan Warthen on sending Rafael Montero to the minors

He missed almost a whole year. It’s going to take at least a couple of months for him to get back into throwing, get his arm in full shape, get himself going. We’re going to use a sixth starter during the course of the year. So he has to get down there and get some innings in, start to get the velocity back, start to see hitters again, start to do the things that we were so high...
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Montero Struggles In Spring Training Debut

In a season where there is not much doubt who the starting five will be in the Mets pitching rotation, Rafael Montero still has a very important month ahead of him. Marc Carig of Newsday looked at Montero’s forgettable first appearance of spring. Montero, who is trying to regain the trust of the Mets front office, would like to think it was just one of those days for him. “I...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Montero Looks To Right The Ship In 2016

Rafael Montero, once lauded as one of the Mets’ best pitching prospects, has struggled to stay on the field due to injuries these last couple of seasons. His mechanics have suffered as well due to a possible lack of confidence. That hit to the player’s mental make-up possibly took a plunge after not cracking the starting rotation out of spring training in the previous season...
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February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Rafael Montero be on the roster in 2015?

Rafael Montero signed very late compared to most players out of the Dominican Republic. Most kids sign around the age of 16 or 17, but Montero did not sign with the Mets until he was 20 years old. In his first year with the Mets organization he posted a 5-4 record to a tune of a 2.15 ERA. After 2011 he was on a few top prospect lists, but was not many, partially due to how late...
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Montero Optioned, DeGrom Returns To The Hill, A Six-Man Rotation

The Mets optioned RHP Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas following last night’s game to make room for Jacob deGrom who will be activated in time for his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. DeGrom says he is pain-free and is looking forward to pitching through the end of the season. He was 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA when he was shut down with discomfort in his right shoulder...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets News: New York calling up Rafael Montero

The New York Mets recently lost Jacob deGrom to the injury bug and have called up Rafael Montero to fill his spot in the rotation. With Montero already spending time in the big leagues this season it was an expected move by the Mets.Rafael Montero made his major league debut in 2014 where he made four starts, posting a 5.40 ERA in 20 innings pitched. Montero is heading back to the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t forget to include Rafael Montero in the dream rotation

Tuesday night I missed the first two innings of the game against the Nationals, meaning Zack Wheeler’s worst was already behind him. It was not a great game by any stretch of the imagination, yet Wheeler battled and turned in another fine performance if judged only by the final results. Wheeler and Jacob deGrom have given the Mets two pitchers who consistently give the Mets...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets Rafael Montero To Make Debut In Subway Series

The “Subway Series” is poised to get even more interesting as New York Mets rookie Rafael Montero is slated to make his MLB debut on Wednesday against Masahiro Tanaka and company. Montero was promoted on the heels of the Mets assigning struggling starter Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen. Montero will be thrown directly into the fire as he toes the rubber opposite Tanaka. The Japanese...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: first pitching prospect gets call

It has been rumored and speculated about for a few days but Monday the New York Mets made it official; Rafael Montero will replace Jenrry Mejia in the starting rotation and start Wednesday. Mejia will not be demoted but instead will be moved to the bullpen. Rafael Montero has bumped Jenrry Mejia from the starting rotation Mejia got off to a fast start this season but has struggled...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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