Archive for April, 2012

Collins Reverses His Stance On Batting Tejada Leadoff

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Collins Reverses His Stance On Batting Tejada Leadoff

It looks like the injury to Andres Torres has not only led to what will be the major league debut of Kirk Nieuwenhuis, but has also prompted manager Terry Collins to do a complete 180 on how he intended to treat shortstop Ruben Tejada this season. Going all the way back to a conference call […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Will Platoon CF With Scott Hairston

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Will Platoon CF With Scott Hairston

Newly promoted Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis will platoon with veteran Scott Hairston says Mike Mazzeo of ESPN via twitter. Hairston will start against left handed pitching while Nieuwenhuis will be penciled in against the righties while Andres Torres recovers from his strained calf that he re-injured in the 7th inning of the Mets Opening Day game Thursday. […]

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Mets Announce Jon Niese Deal

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Mets Announce Jon Niese Deal

The Mets  made it official and announced the five-year, $25.5 extension for Jon Niese, who, if he lives up to expectations will make that a bargain. Premium left-handers are in high demand and Niese has already shown a high upside. Throw in two team option years and the deal could rise to $45.5 million. The Mets […]

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Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

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The Mets play game two of the season this afternoon as they take on the Atlanta Braves. The Mets pitching locked down the Braves in the Home Opener as Santana pitched 5 scoreless and a near perfect bullpen closed the door behind them. On the other side of the ball, the Mets were able to […]

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Mets Minor League Notes: Wheeler and Familia To Make 2012 Debuts

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Mets Minor League Notes: Wheeler and Familia To Make 2012 Debuts

Hey everyone, while Pete’s up in Binghamton, New York taking in a couple of minor league games this weekend, I’m going to post some notes from the the B-Mets and Bison’s. He’ll have some good stuff to share including pics and plenty of notes, quotes and interviews including tonight’s starter Zack Wheeler. And just in […]

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It Was A Good Start To The Season For The Mets

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It Was A Good Start To The Season For The Mets

There was a crispness to the day. Both in the weather and the way the Mets played. It was a delightful day, one that gave us a glimpse of what could be when they put it all together. Hopefully, Mike Pelfrey was taking notes on Johan Santana and pitching out of trouble as he did […]

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MMO Mets Quotables: Opening Day Edition

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MMO Mets Quotables: Opening Day Edition

Here’s a another edition of MMO Mets Quotables which includes some pre and post Opening Day game quotes as well as some other assorted goodies. “It’s a great feeling. We’re as ready as we can possibly be right now. We’ve got the big boy going and that means a lot. That’s an exciting time for everybody […]

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MMO Reactions: Opening Day Was A Big Hit!

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MMO Reactions: Opening Day Was A Big Hit!

Thanks to our affiliation with USA Today Sports, effective immediately, most of our images are now provided by US Presswire who contract with some of the best sports photographers in the world. This photo is the first of many great ones to come. I was absolutely thrilled and equally surprised to see Johan Santana be […]

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Mets Announce Nieuwenhuis To Replace Torres

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Mets Announce Nieuwenhuis To Replace Torres

Mets make it official… With center fielder Andres Torres heading to the disabled list, the Mets are expected to promote Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Buffalo to make his major league debut this weekend, a team source told ESPNNewYork.com. The lefty-hitting, righty-throwing center fielder had been held back in Port St. Lucie last weekend as his teammates […]

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Rounding Out The Herd

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Rounding Out The Herd

  With opening night Thursday for the Buffalo Bisons, here is the “official” opening day roster for the Mets AAA entry in the International League. With at least five major league prospects on the roster in Harvey, Familia, Valdespin, Lutz, and Nieuwenhuis, this AAA team is getting away from the image of fielding a team […]

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