Archive for March, 2013

Neeker’s 2013 National League Sleepers

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Neeker’s 2013 National League Sleepers

Every team has them, one or two players who’ve had flashes of brilliance here and there but have never quite put it together. Those of us who’ve partaken in the Fantasy Baseball arts can tell you there’s nothing like taking a flier on a high upside kid who makes a splash in the big pool, […]

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Hefner Ready To Go If Santana Lands On DL

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Hefner Ready To Go If Santana Lands On DL

Do not read into Zack Wheeler’s demotion that the Mets think Jenrry Mejia will replace Johan Santana on the roster and in the rotation. When I asked Terry Collins of his preparation plans for life without Santana to start the season, the name Jeremy Hefner was only one to pop out. And, without hesitation. Collin McHugh, who was also demoted to the minor league […]

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Cowgill, Valdespin, Byrd Staking Claims In Mets Outfield Battle

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Cowgill, Valdespin, Byrd Staking Claims In Mets Outfield Battle

Updated on 3/10 at 11:00 PM Jordany Valdespin went 1-for-1 with an RBI after he replaced Marlon Byrd who went hitless in three at-bats today. Spin (.360) pulled ahead of Byrd (.348) in the batting race this Spring. Meanwhile, Collin Cowgill went 0-for-3, but is still batting .375 to lead the pack. It’s shaping up […]

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Chipper Jones Says Hell No To The Yankees

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Chipper Jones Says Hell No To The Yankees

I was very glad to see Chipper Jones reject the Yankees’ overtures for a comeback. It’s not that I wouldn’t want to see Jones have a change of heart, but not with the Yankees … not with anybody else but the Braves. I’ve always admired players to begin and end it with the same team. That‘s what […]

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Mets Notes: Wheeler Takes Getting Cut In Stride, Marcum Shows Exceptional Command

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Mets Notes: Wheeler Takes Getting Cut In Stride, Marcum Shows Exceptional Command

Even without the oblique injury, Zack Wheeler would be opening the season in the minor leagues, which was always the proper decision. Maybe he wouldn’t have been sent down today with nine others, but as spring training goes on and the need to stretch out the starters increases, Wheeler’s innings would have been reduced, something the Mets […]

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Why Haven’t The Mets Retired Jerry Koosman’s Number?

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Why Haven’t The Mets Retired Jerry Koosman’s Number?

I was recently doing research for another piece when I came across the career numbers of three pitchers – Bert Blyleven, Randy Jones and Don Wilson.  In particular, I focused on what Blyleven achieved during his 11 seasons in Minnesota, as well as what Jones did in eight years with the Padres and what Wilson […]

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The 2013 Season Is Sandy Alderson’s Final Mulligan

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The 2013 Season Is Sandy Alderson’s Final Mulligan

That’s how Joel Sherman of the NY Post began his article this morning in which he asserts that this is the last year the Mets general manager gets to explain away a worsening major league product in the name of rebuilding. The patience extended the Alderson regime, in general, is greater than most in his […]

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Zack Wheeler, Collin McHugh, Darin Gorski Among Ten Players Cut From Mets Camp

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Zack Wheeler, Collin McHugh, Darin Gorski Among Ten Players Cut From Mets Camp

MMO’s John Delcos just reported that the Mets have reassigned RHP Zack Wheeler, RHP Collin McHugh, RHP Gonzalez Germen, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Elvin Ramirez, LHP Darin Gorski, 2B Reese Havens, OF Juan Lagares, IF Wilfredo Tovar, and OF Cesar Puello to minor league camp. Wheeler said he was disappointed, but not surprised. Was told […]

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Duda Thumping The Ball Again, Another Santana Setback, Hefner Keeps Rolling

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Duda Thumping The Ball Again, Another Santana Setback, Hefner Keeps Rolling

Lucas Duda is showing signs of snapping out of his spring slumber going 3-for-3 with two RBIs as the Mets defeated the Astros 9-6 this afternoon at Tradition Field. Duda now has six hits in his last 15 at-bats after an agonizing start that sent him to the sidelines for a couple of days to work […]

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Inside The Mets’ Clubhouse; Past and Present

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Inside The Mets’ Clubhouse; Past and Present

Good Saturday morning. A little talk in the clubhouse about Team USA losing last night to Mexico. The operative word being “little.’’ I’ve only been here a few days, but trust me on this one, after doing 20 some Spring Trainings the days are usually all alike. We’re usually in the clubhouse by 7:45 in […]

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