A weekly roundup of all the Mets transactions, Minor League news, and latest rumors. This Weeks Roster Moves Willie Randolph had a big decision to make Friday afternoon. Only two spots remained on the Opening Day roster and Lastings Milledge, Chan Ho Park, Jon Adkins, and Ambiorix Burgos were all fighting for these spots. The Mets kept Lastings Milledge and Ambiorix Burgos, resulting in the demotion of Chan Ho Park and Jon Adkins. In addition [...]
I guess Duaner Sanchez won’t have to worry about being on time for team meetings and early morning practices anymore, after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture on his pitching shoulder today. Sanchez had been shutdown after complaining of a pop sound in his shoulder and tingling in his arm. He was sent for an MRI yesterday and they confirmed the results today. According to Omar Minaya, he will be out at least until August [...]
There was a great article by John Delcos this morning about the chances of Ben Johnson and David Newhan making the Mets final roster. Apparently they are both fighting for the final spot, and unless the Mets decide to carry one less pitcher than expected, one of them wont be traveling to St. Louis on Opening Night. (I hate those words, I like Opening Day much better) "It’s either be good or be gone," Newhan said. I like [...]
When Spring Training started there were only two starters in the rotation, three spots that needed to be filled, eight potential candidates, and a whole bunch of questions. Last night, Mike Pelfrey got one more step closer towards securing the final spot in the Mets rotation. After yet another effective start against the Orioles, Pelfrey may have sealed Chan Ho Park’s fate, thus putting an end to a competition that begun 20 days ago. [...]
It’s Deja Vu – Orlando Hernandez had to leave today’s game because of a cramp in his right hamstring while he was to first on a sacrifice bunt. The poor guy keeps getting dinged up, but at least his calf is OK. Picture Perfect – One of my Myspace friends, Dora, has some awesome pictures she took at a couple of Mets games in Port St. Lucie. She actually lives in the area and [...]
One of the more interesting questions that were emailed to me was from Brian, one of my friends on Mets Merized at Myspace. He asked about Lastings Milledge in comparison to Carlos Gomez and Fernando Martinez, and that maybe we should trade Milledge rather than the other two, his question was in response to an earlier blog I had posted. The reason I think the Mets will keep Lastings Milledge is that all things [...]
I asked Kyle DeBussey from Mets Prospects a few questions last week about some of the Mets prospects. Here is what he had to say… Q – When all is said and done, which pitcher will have had the better career, Mike Pelfrey or Philip Humber? Why? A – Mike Pelfrey will have a better career simply because Phillip Humber is so injury prone. In Humber’s short career he has already needed Tommy John Surgery. I [...]
Earlier this week, Gary Dunes took some time to answer a few questions for Mets Merized Online. Gary Dunes is the very popular morning drive time radio personality on WSEN 92.1FM in Syracuse, NY. He is also the lead singer of the band Dunes & The Del-Tunes. During the baseball season, he is the onfield host for the Syracuse Chiefs, the AAA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. His allegiance however lies with the [...]
I have to tip my cap to Billy Wagner, Tom Glavine, Jose Valentin and Julio Franco, who all supported Willie Randolph and his decision to suspend and fine Duaner for his lateness and poor work ethic. Each of them were very vocal about the importance of being focused this season and keeping your eyes on the prize. The great thing about this Mets team is that they have a clubhouse full of determined leaders and [...]
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