Archive for March, 2012

Harvey and Familia Told They’re Going To The Minors

An article by posted on March 8, 2012 0 Comments
Harvey and Familia Told They’re Going To The Minors

Joel Sherman of the Post wrote that there is a “universal belief within the hierarchy” that Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia are going to end up as late-game relievers. Additionally, the Mets have told both Familia and Matt Harvey that they are going to the minors to begin the season. Both of them seemed to […]

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Turner Powers Mets 7-0 Win Over Marlins

An article by posted on March 7, 2012 0 Comments
Turner Powers Mets 7-0 Win Over Marlins

It was a great day for Jon Niese and the rest of the Mets this afternoon at Digital Domain Park, as they blanked the Florida Marlins 7-0. Niese faced seven batters in his two innings of work, striking out two and walking one while throwing 19 of 31 pitches for strikes. Niese has been working on […]

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Marlins President Calls Miami Taxpayers Stupid, Says Reyes Was Only Motivated By Greed

An article by posted on March 7, 2012 0 Comments
Marlins President Calls Miami Taxpayers Stupid, Says Reyes Was Only Motivated By Greed

Miami Marlins president David Samson is a creep. Sorry if that comes off as too judgmental, but it happens to be the truth. In a speech he gave to local Miami business leaders today, Samson gloated about his success in duping Miami for the taxpayer money that resulted in the sweetheart deal to build his team’s […]

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

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments

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

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
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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