Archive for May, 2013

Unsurprisingly, Collins Says Parnell Will Remain Closer When Francisco Returns

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Unsurprisingly, Collins Says Parnell Will Remain Closer When Francisco Returns

Frank Francisco pitched 1.0 scoreless inning last night for St. Lucie of the Florida State League, allowing just one single. Francisco has tossed 4.0 scoreless innings in four rehab outings and is getting closer to returning to the Mets. Terry Collins said he would first like to see how Francisco responds after back to back appearances […]

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Mets Minors Report 5/7: Travis Taijeron Named FSL Player of the Week, T.J. Rivera Goes 5-For-5

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Mets Minors Report 5/7: Travis Taijeron Named FSL Player of the Week, T.J. Rivera Goes 5-For-5

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas had their game suspended due to rain.  Binghamton dropped to Trenton, 5-0.  St. Lucie topped Daytona, 6-2.  Savannah dropped two games to Hickory, 4-3 and 5-3.  Prospect News The Florida State League has announced that St. Lucie Mets outfielder Travis Taijeron was named the league’s Player of the Week […]

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White Sox vs Mets Preview: Harvey Looks For 5-0, Lagares In CF, Brown In RF

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White Sox vs Mets Preview: Harvey Looks For 5-0, Lagares In CF, Brown In RF

Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B John Buck – C Lucas Duda – LF Andrew Brown – RF Ike Davis – 1B Juan Lagares – CF Matt Harvey – RHP Game Notes The Mets went 2-3 on their recent road trip. The club begins a six-game homestand […]

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Good Memories Of Covering Robin Ventura On The Beat

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Good Memories Of Covering Robin Ventura On The Beat

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In that clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about […]

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Remember When We Used To Joke About Daniel Murphy’s Defense?

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Remember When We Used To Joke About Daniel Murphy’s Defense?

Come on, admit it… At one time or another you made a joke about Daniel Murphy at second base since the day he took over the position once Jose Reyes was not re-signed and Ruben Tejada slid over to shortstop. Was the criticism harsh and often times deserved? Maybe… Maybe not… Ok, yes it was… But seeing is believing […]

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There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

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There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

A member of the SABR once said, “There are 499 ballplayers. And then there’s Willie Mays.” It was way back in the summer of 1973. Camera Day. I was a few months shy of turning 8 years old. My dad nudged me closer to the railing along the third base line so no grown-ups would […]

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Featured Post: Keith Hernandez Needs To Lay Off Duda’s Approach

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Featured Post: Keith Hernandez Needs To Lay Off Duda’s Approach

Ever since Lucas Duda burst into our consciousness in 2010, nobody has been satisfied with his plate approach. Too many strikeouts and not enough walks, I frequently wrote. He gives away too many at-bats. He tries to pull too much and doesn’t use the entire field. All valid in the early Duda critique. Now, unbelievably, he’s become […]

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Could Zack Wheeler Debut During 5-Game Braves Series In June?

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Could Zack Wheeler Debut During 5-Game Braves Series In June?

Updated on May 7 Zack Wheeler turned in his second straight strong outing with Triple-A Las Vegas, limiting Sacramento to three hits and a walk in six scoreless innings Sunday. Sandy Alderson has suggested Wheeler needs to turn in a string of positive starts before promotion consideration is made. That said, Adam Rubin of ESPN […]

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Robles Goes Five Strong To Fuel St. Lucie 6-2 Win

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Robles Goes Five Strong To Fuel St. Lucie 6-2 Win

St. Lucie 6, Daytona 2 It was a good day for Hansel Robles, who retired the 12 Cubs that he faced en route to his third victory of the 2013 campaign. Robles went five solid innings and allowed just two hits over that span, striking out five and walking none. He struck out the side […]

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Rough Day For Sand Gnats, Drop Both Games Of Double-Header

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Rough Day For Sand Gnats, Drop Both Games Of Double-Header

Hickory 4, Savannah 3 Sometimes. you have those days where nothing really goes your way… this was probably one of them. The Savannah Sand Gnats had to play two games today, both of the seven-inning MiLB double-header variety, and dropped both of them – but they were close games. Matthew Koch started the earlier game […]

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