Archive for February, 2012

Afternoon Spring Training Notes: Turner, Beato, Mejia and Spring Opener

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Afternoon Spring Training Notes: Turner, Beato, Mejia and Spring Opener

Here’s a quick update from Mets Camp this afternoon, just a few minor notes and happenings… It didn’t take long to find out who would be wearing Jose Reyes’ number this season. It turns out it’ll be new Bench Coach Bob Geren, who wore No. 17 when he was with Oakland. Mooooook! Ousted first base coach Mookie […]

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Is Roy Oswalt An Option For The Mets?

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments

With Roy Oswalt still on the market, seemingly holding out for either the Rangers or Cardinals to make a decision, will the right-hander be left with an ultimatum similar to the Manny Ramirez situation a few years ago and sign with a willing team or will he sit the year out in hopes of getting […]

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Johan Throws Second Bullpen, Collins Expects Him To Be Ready Opening Day

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Johan Throws Second Bullpen, Collins Expects Him To Be Ready Opening Day

Johan Santana threw another bullpen session this morning, his second of the spring, and he was happy with the way his 29 pitch effort went. “I’ve been through a lot the last couple of years,” he said. “It’s exciting to be back on the field.” On whether he would be ready for Opening Day, Santana said, […]

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Mano A Mano: Terry Collins Vs. Joe D.

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments

Terry Collins just concluded his press conference which was televised on SNY. Now that’s my kind of Reality TV. Here’s a little summary of what he had to say… Collins said Jose Reyes is a “great player”, but Ruben Tejada is an “outstanding talent”. He’s going to make some “boo-boos” along the way, but has […]

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The 2012 Mets: We All Have Something To Prove

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
The 2012 Mets: We All Have Something To Prove

It looks like Sandy Alderson has unwittingly coined the Mets’ slogan for 2012, “We All Have Something To Prove“. Sandy reiterated that phrase again during an appearance on MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential. “There is not a player on the club who doesn’t have something to prove, whether coming back from an injury, coming back from […]

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Mets Sending Sizable Contingent To Gary Carter Memorial Service

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sending Sizable Contingent To Gary Carter Memorial Service

A Mets spokesman announced that a sizable contigent will attend Gary Carter’s funeral on Friday evening in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The group include Carter’s former teammates Wally Backman, Sid Fernandez, Keith Hernandez, Howard Johnson, Roger McDowell, Bobby Ojeda, Darryl Strawberry, Rusty Staub, Tim Teufel and Mookie Wilson, plus current players Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell, Josh Thole and David Wright. Alderson, Collins and assistant GM John Ricco also plan to attend. The family’s website […]

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Get To Know Mets Catcher Mike Nickeas

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Catcher Mike Nickeas

I had a chance to do a Q&A with NY Mets catcher Mike Nickeas the other day. Mike was nice enough to take the time to field a whole slew of questions I threw at him, regarding his defense, his hitting, working with Josh Thole, and lot’s of other stuff. Mike is working hard this […]

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Former Mets Equipment Manager Avoids Prison, Fined $50K

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Former Mets Equipment Manager Avoids Prison, Fined $50K

The New York Post reports that one-time Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels avoided prison time today by pleading guilty to two counts of criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of tax fraud. Samuels, 52, who was banned for life from CitiField and the Mets’ spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla, was […]

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The Mets Have $7.2 Million to Spend on the Draft

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
The Mets Have $7.2 Million to Spend on the Draft

If scouts didn’t already think their job was hard enough, thanks to the new CBA it just got harder and the days of snagging prospects like Phillip Evans in the 15th round are coming to an end. The new rules assign teams with a “bonus pool” that they are allowed to use on their draft […]

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2012 MLB Draft: Early Mock Has Mets Taking A LHP

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
2012 MLB Draft: Early Mock Has Mets Taking A LHP

With the college baseball season kicking off last night what better time to make my first mock draft than right now? With the volatility with baseball prospects I wouldn’t be surprised if 90% of these projections turn out to be wrong and that a small portion of them will fall out of the first round conversation by the time draft […]

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