Archive for March, 2013

From Left Field: Please, No K-Rod Reunion!

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From Left Field: Please, No K-Rod Reunion!

Francisco Rodriguez spoke with reporters during yesterday’s contest in Port St. Lucie between the Mets and Team Venezuela, which is gearing up to compete in the World Baseball Classic. K-Rod said he would welcome a reunion with the Mets and would be extra motivated if given a second chance to redeem himself. Rodriguez is currently […]

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Florida Sun, Green Grass, Leather Popping, Bats Cracking, and Amway

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Florida Sun, Green Grass, Leather Popping, Bats Cracking, and Amway

It’s true what they say, you really do learn something new everyday. This morning, I read this piece by Howard Megdal who spent his entire day yesterday venturing up and down aisles of the new Amway Business Center at Citi Field. It looks like Howard took full advantage of all the amenities they had to offer, with […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Dillon Gee, SP

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2013 Mets Projection: Dillon Gee, SP

Mets starter Dillon Gee took a significant step forward last season, improving in a few key areas. Gee lowered his ERA from 4.43 in 2011 to 4.10 last season. He took some big steps forward and has me optimistic for this upcoming season. The biggest sign of Gee’s improvement last season came from his so-called […]

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Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

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Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

Johan Santana will make his first Grapefruit League next Thursday, March 14, when the Mets play the Detroit Tigers, according to John Delcos of Metsmerized Online. That would leave three starts before the start to the season. Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Delcos that Santana is making progress after throwing a long-toss session on Monday and that […]

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Mets Spring Wrap-up: Collins Not Worried About Santana, Cowgill Goes 3-for-4

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Mets Spring Wrap-up: Collins Not Worried About Santana, Cowgill Goes 3-for-4

This time, Terry Collins knew what Johan Santana was doing and seemingly both are on the same page, even though the left-hander was mum today on both his throwing and the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. After mugging with several friends on the Venezuelan WBC team, Santana long-tossed in the outfield, and followed that with several pitches off […]

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Beyond the Stats: Brandon Nimmo Shows His Stuff

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Beyond the Stats: Brandon Nimmo Shows His Stuff

Last week, I did a write-up defending Gavin Cecchini from the horde of skeptics that have continually looked down on him. This week I am continuing on that trend, but I don’t think I need much convincing when it comes to the next player, Brandon Nimmo. In June of 2011, the Mets took Brandon Nimmo […]

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Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

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Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

It’s not the pitching line, but the feel of his pitches this time of year. “I felt good. My stuff was very good,” Jonathan Niese said after this afternoon’s 62-pitch outing against the Venezuelan WBC team. “I am not used to that kind of workload (this early in spring training). But, that’s a good thing.” […]

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MMO Fantasy Rankings: Third Base

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MMO Fantasy Rankings: Third Base

Welcome to the first installment of a yet to be determined number of installments Satish and I will be putting together on fantasy rankings for the upcoming season. This piece, about the top ten third basemen, will be followed by Satish’s rankings of outfielders and starting pitching, while I will subsequently add relief pitchers, as […]

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Murphy In Batting Cage, Mejia Was Examined For A Thyroid Issue

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Murphy In Batting Cage, Mejia Was Examined For A Thyroid Issue

Updated by John Delcos at 10:00 AM Players hit in the cages this morning as it rained here. The weather here has been awful; rainy and chilly. Nothing sun drenched about PSL these days. Those hitting include Daniel Murphy, who took an injection for a strained intercostal muscle on his right side. Also on the injury […]

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Mets’ Ike Davis Doesn’t Make Team USA, Wasn’t Asked

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Mets’ Ike Davis Doesn’t Make Team USA, Wasn’t Asked

Updated by John Delcos on 3/6 at 9:15 AM Ike Davis was on the WBC reserve list but wasn’t asked when Mark Teixeira was injured. Teammate David Wright was keeping him posted. “I got a text from David,” Davis said. “He said (WBC manager) Joe Torre asked about me. I’m glad they thought of me.” When asked if Wright put in a good […]

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