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We Need More Mets With Dickey’s Warrior Mentality

An article by posted on June 2, 2011 0 Comments

I have to give R.A. Dickey a lot of respect for what he did in his last start.  He went out there with a foot injury and made the best of it, despite giving up runs that eventually won the game for the Pirates.  Call me crazy, but overall he pitched well despite the obvious […]

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Minor League Notes: Greg Peavy’s Outstanding May, Other Notables

An article by posted on May 29, 2011 0 Comments

On Mets Minor League Blog, they had a good article on pitcher Greg Peavy, who is pitching very well right now for Savannah.  Check out the rest of the article on their blog.  Last June, the Mets took Greg Peavy, a pitcher from Oregon State in the 6th round, and assigned him to Savannah.   During the month of April, Peavy tossed […]

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MLB Should Look Into Catcher Safety Right Now

An article by posted on May 27, 2011 0 Comments

With the recent collision between the Giants Buster Posey and Marlins OF Scott Cousins, there is now talk that Major League Baseball should look into a rule for catcher collisions.  Folks like FOX Sports broadcaster Tim McCarver, and Buster Posey’s agent have spoke about adding a new rule that helps protect catchers.  The question thats […]

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Wilpon to SI: Mets are “Bleeding Cash”

An article by posted on May 24, 2011 0 Comments

Fred Wilpon is back in the headlines once again.  Just a day after his controversial comments toward Jose Reyes, David Wright, and Carlos Beltran, Fred Wilpon opens up about the Mets financial troubles in a new article for Sports Illustrated written by Tom Verducci.  In the article, Fred Wilpon tells Verducci that the Mets are […]

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Minor League Report: Harvey Could Be Called Up By June 1st, Other Notables

An article by posted on May 21, 2011 0 Comments

For several weeks now, there has been a lot of talk about when Matt Harvey will be bumped up to Binghamton.  According to sources, It may not be long from now.   Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, reports that the Mets could call up Matt Harvey up to Binghamton around June 1st.   As I’ve said, Matt Harvey’s real test […]

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The Rotation Is Starting To Shine

An article by posted on May 19, 2011 0 Comments
The Rotation Is Starting To Shine

The Mets rotation has had its share of struggles this year, as we all know.  Mike Pelfrey got off to a terrible start and R.A Dickey, who was signed to a two-year deal, looks nothing like the pitcher we saw last season. The one bright spot, Chris Young, is now out for the season after pitching just 24 innings as […]

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Mets Are Bouncing Back From A Terrible April

An article by posted on May 16, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Are Bouncing Back From A Terrible April

April was the start of something fresh for the Mets.  Terry Collins was the new face in the Mets dugout, Sandy Alderson was the new face of the front office, and things were starting to get better for the Mets.  Well, not exactly.  After a long spring, opening day was here, and fans were cautiously optimistic as […]

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Minor League Report: Familia with B-Mets, New Bisons Additions, Other Notables

An article by posted on May 14, 2011 0 Comments

Last week, my colleague Craig Lerner reported that the Mets promoted Jeruys Familia to Double-A Binghamton, as he was pitching really well in Port St Lucie for the St. Lucie Mets.  During his stint in St. Lucie,  Familia was 1-1, with a 1.49 ERA, 36 K’s, and 8 walks.  Now that Familia was called up to […]

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Pedro Beato To Return From DL On Tuesday

An article by posted on May 14, 2011 0 Comments
Pedro Beato To Return From DL On Tuesday

According to Adam Rubin via Twitter, Pedro Beato tossed an inning in an extended spring training game Friday for the first time since landing on the disabled list with what the team officially called right elbow tendinitis. Beato landed on the DL on May 4, three days after pitching three scoreles innings in relief at […]

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Forward Progress: Johan Santana Throws From A Mound

An article by posted on May 13, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, reported on Thursday that Johan Santana began throwing off the mound this week for the first time since he had surgery to repair his left shoulder.  Santana threw 15 pitches off the slope of the mound, but not from the rubber, that will come next.   It’s a huge step forward for Johan, and a […]

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