Archive for March, 2013

Mets Have High Expectations For Tapia, deGrom and Panteliodis

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Mets Have High Expectations For Tapia, deGrom and Panteliodis

Mack emailed me last night and told me the “Group 2″ starters were announced and he posted them on his site tonight. Here they are: Rafael Montero Domingo Tapia Jacob deGrom Tyler Pill Chase Huchingson Alex Panteliodis Logan Verrett He correctly points out, that is normally the group of pitchers that usually begin the season […]

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USA Wants Players More Intent On OBP Than Hammering The Ball

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USA Wants Players More Intent On OBP Than Hammering The Ball

As far back as I could remember, there was something my father always used to say to me whenever I became too obsessed with things whether it was spending too much money on baseball cards, eating too much on Thanksgiving, watching too much television, or just hanging out too much with my friends. “Everything in […]

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Mets Matters: Lutz Will Get Look With Turner Hurt, Marcum Solid In Defeat, Murphy Feeling Stiffness

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Mets Matters: Lutz Will Get Look With Turner Hurt, Marcum Solid In Defeat, Murphy Feeling Stiffness

They wouldn’t be the Mets if things came easily. So, on the day after losing third baseman David Wright indefinitely, they lost his back-up, Justin Turner, to a sprained ankle. Turner was injured in the fourth inning of today’s 4-2 loss to Miami, when after fielding a ground ball, his left leg buckled while making a wild throw […]

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Frank Francisco Throws Bullpen, Likely DL Stint On Horizon

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Frank Francisco Throws Bullpen, Likely DL Stint On Horizon

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Frank Francisco threw another bullpen session on Saturday morning. According to Rubin, this was his third bullpen this week, and he is likely going to throw at least two more before moving on to live batting practice. Saturday’s session consisted of 31 total pitches, all of which were fastballs and curveballs. The […]

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Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

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Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

I always regarded the WBC as Dancing With The Stars with spikes. It’s a manufactured competition, but with its roots in nationalism. However, last night’s USA-Puerto Rico elimination match was compelling, far more interesting than your average Mets-Marlins spring training game. That interest was generated by the passion in the stands. The WBC means more […]

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Hefner Solid Against Braves, Murphy Making Progress, Duda Hitting With Authority Again

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Solid Against Braves, Murphy Making Progress, Duda Hitting With Authority Again

Jeremy Hefner, the likely replacement for Johan Santana in the rotation, gave up two homers this afternoon but rebounded to strike out the last six hitters he faced in the Mets’ 5-2 victory over Atlanta. Hefner had a solid line of two runs on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in five innings. Even so, […]

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Locking Up Ike Davis To An Extension Won’t Come Easy

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Locking Up Ike Davis To An Extension Won’t Come Easy

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mark Hale and Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post on their podcast today, and he had some interesting things to say about a variety of Mets topics. At one point, Hale brought up the possibility of signing Ike Davis to an extension and buying out his […]

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A Few Final Observations On Zack Wheeler

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A Few Final Observations On Zack Wheeler

As Zack Wheeler heads to minor league camp and begins to focus on what he needs to do to ready himself for a potential major league debut later this season with the Mets, let’s consider some of what we did get to see and hear while he was in Mets camp. Wheeler gave a concise self-assessment […]

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Latest Update On David Wright: Alderson Weighs In and Responds to Questions and Concerns

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Latest Update On David Wright: Alderson Weighs In and Responds to Questions and Concerns

It was MLB Network who first reported that David Wright was being “scratched” from last night’s match up between Team USA and the Dominican Republic with what they called a “sore back.” After Team USA’s 3-1 loss to the Dominican Republic, Anthony DiComo of Mets.com shed additional light on the situation and reported that Wright began feeling […]

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Wilmer Flores, Josh Satin, Carlos Flores Reassigned To Minor League Camp

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Wilmer Flores, Josh Satin, Carlos Flores Reassigned To Minor League Camp

The Mets announced they have assigned infield prospects Wilmer Flores and Josh Satin, and right-handed reliever Carlos Torres to minor league camp. That leaves 42 players remaining in major league camp. Catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who was expected to be among today’s cuts, survives to play another day and remains in major league camp. However, he is still expected to start […]

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