Archive for March, 2009

Mets Await Results Of Brian Schneider’s Knee Exam

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Mets.com reports that the Mets await word on the condition of catcher Brian Schneider, who was examined Wednesday off-site after experiencing pain and stiffness behind and above his right knee. Not scheduled to play against the Braves, Schneider spent most of his time at the complex in the trainer’s room. He appeared to be walking […]

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Wright Is As Clutch As They Come

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Maybe after last nights game winning walk-off hit by David Wright, some dissenting Mets fans can begin to embrace David Wright as clutch hitter. Of course, one game isn’t going to convince you of anything, but last nights win over Puerto Rico was actually one of many. When Wright stepped up with the bases loaded […]

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Livan Impresses, Garcia Doesn’t

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Livan Hernandez gave up one run and five hits through 5 innings with 3 strikeouts to bring him closer to the fifth rotation spot to start the season. The one run came in the 5th. Hernandez induced 6 groundouts and 6 flyouts among the 18 batters faced. His spring ERA now stands at 3.07, which […]

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John Maine Has Cy Young Potential

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Johan Santana gets the most media love out of the Mets’ starters.  Well, aside from trying to figure out who is going to get the number 5 position.  But I want you all to keep a close eye on John Maine this year.  He’s only entering his third season as a member of the Mets’ […]

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Did Mike Pelfrey Really Have A Breakout Season?

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

The Mets have a lot riding on this season. There’s a certain pressure on so many players who need to perform to expectations for everything to pan out. Among them are Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Johan Santana, Oliver Perez, Dan Murphy and a few others. This year, it seems like everyone is considering Mike Pelfrey […]

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Freddy Garcia’s Last Stand?

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Livan Hernandez will get the start today against the Braves, but all eyes will be on Freddy Garcia in what I believe could be a make or break moment for him. Garcia is slated to follow Livan Hernandez after he finishes pitching today. If Garcia pitches well and shows any signs of improvement from his last three efforts, […]

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USA Survives, Eliminates Puerto Rico

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

The United States held off elimination Tuesday night with a come from behind win over Puerto Rico, 6-5. Puerto Rico held a 5-3 lead heading into the bottom of the 9th, before closer JC Romero loaded the bases with Shane Victorino, Brian Roberts, and Jimmy Rollins. Fernando Cabrera relieved Romero before walking Kevin Youkilis to […]

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Mets Release Cherry, Might Be Back For Rocky II

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

The Mets released relief pitcher Rocky Cherry Tuesday after he cleared waivers, but a team spokesman said Cherry could be re-signed to a minor-league contract. Cherry, a Rule 5 draft pick, was offered back to the Baltimore Orioles after clearing waivers, but the Orioles declined to pay the $25,000 fee to get him back. The […]

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Livan Still Has The Edge

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

The battle for the fifth starters job got a little bit more murkier today when Jon Niese took the mound against the Atlanta Braves. Niese has more of an uphill battle because he not only has to pitch better than his rivals, he really needs to set himself apart in a big way for the Mets to give him the […]

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Astros On Verge Of Signing Pedro Martinez

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

According to John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus, the Astros are close to signing Pedro Martinez.  The Astros are on the verge of signing a potential Hall of Famer as a free agent for the second team in a week as baseball sources indicated Tuesday night that they are close to an agreement with right-hander Pedro Martinez.  […]

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