Archive for March, 2012

MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Have A Huge Problem With Positional Depth

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Have A Huge Problem With Positional Depth

John Harper of the Daily News, emphasizes just how precarious the Mets situation is this season regarding injuries to any of their significant players. If ever there is a season when any significant injuries could be deadly, it’s this one. How can it be any other way when the Mets’ best left-handed bat off the bench may […]

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Santana Passes Another Big Test

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Santana Passes Another Big Test

Johan Santana and the Mets couldn’t have asked for more in the lefty’s return to the mound to face major league hitters for the first time since Sept. 2010. With a two-inning, 35-pitch limit, Santana threw free and easy, giving up a walk and hit in two shutout innings against the Cardinals. Manager Terry Collins […]

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Mets Minors Notes and Today’s Starting Lineups

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Mets Minors Notes and Today’s Starting Lineups

The Mets are playing two games today, but all eyes are on Port St. Lucie where Johan Santana will make the start against St. Louis. Here are the Mets’ lineups for today’s split-squad games: St. Louis at Mets 1. Andres Torres, CF 2. Jordany Valdespin, 2B 3. Jason Bay, DH 4. Ike Davis, 1B 5. Justin […]

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The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide To Major League Stadiums

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The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide To Major League Stadiums

The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip A Fan’s Guide to Major League Stadiums (2nd Ed.) I received an email about a week ago from Josh Pahigian, co-author of The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide to Major League Stadiums. He wrote to tell me that his great selling book has been updated to include Citi Field […]

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All Eyes Will Be On Santana

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All Eyes Will Be On Santana

“Kid gloves,’’ is the term with how the Mets will treat Johan Santana’s return this afternoon in a split-squad game against St. Louis. Santana, recovering from shoulder surgery, is scheduled for two innings or 35 pitches – whichever comes first – and regardless of how he’s doing there will be no debate. “I’m not going […]

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ESPN: Boras Clarifies NY Times Quotes

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Scott Boras insisted to ESPNNewYork today that he was not singling out the Mets owners in his comments to the Times. The agent just believes in a general sense that major-market teams have a duty to their fans to spend at competitive levels. “I didn’t speak of anyone’s name,” Boras said. “I didn’t speak of anyone’s franchise.” […]

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Harvey Survives Shaky Outing

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Harvey Survives Shaky Outing

Matt Harvey got his first taste of facing major league batters yesterday when he replaced starter Dillon Gee in last night’s 3-1 loss to the Nationals and pitched two scoreless innings. Before the game, manager Terry Collins was asked what he would be looking for from Matt Harvey and Collins responded “good command”. What the […]

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Mets Start Spring Training With 3-1 Loss To Nats

An article by posted on March 5, 2012 0 Comments

Game Summary: …And we’re back! Welcome back to Mets baseball, ladies and gentlemen! The Mets first Spring Training game was against the Washington Nationals on a lovely Florida afternoon. Mets ran and stole like crazy but couldn’t get the RBIs and defense was shaky. Mets lose 3-1 to Nationals. Game Recap: Dillon Gee started off […]

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Mets vs Nationals: Starting Lineups, Team Notes

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Mets vs Nationals: Starting Lineups, Team Notes

The Mets begin their 2012 Grapefruit League season against the Washington Nationals tonight at Digital Domain Park. The game begins at 6:10PM and it will be televised live on SNY. Mets Lineup Andres Torres, CF Daniel Murphy, 2B Justin Turner, 3B Ike Davis, 1B Jason Bay, LF Lucas Duda, RF Valentino Pascucci, DH Josh Thole, […]

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Judge Rules: Mets Going To Trial

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Judge Rules: Mets Going To Trial

Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the US District Court in Manhattan has ruled that the lawsuit filed by the trustree against the Mets owners will go to trial on March 19. The judge also ruled that the Wilpons are liable for the $83 million in fictitious profits. Irving Picard will have a chance to convince […]

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Reese Havens To Get Cortisone Shot For Ailing Back

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Reese Havens To Get Cortisone Shot For Ailing Back

Mets second base prospect Reese Havens hasn’t participated in workouts in over a week due to continued problems with his sore back. Yesterday, manager Terry Collins told reporters that Havens will get a cortisone shot today to try and relieve the stiffness he is experiencing. “Reese Havens, when he’s healthy, is an outstanding, fun-looking player,” Collins said. “He’s one […]

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