Update 5/19 @ 11:03am: The Mets have optioned 2B/SS Jordany Valdespin to make room for Jeremy Hefner. Since the Mets will probably find the idea of a four-man bench not all that favorable, another move will likely be made in the coming days, probably Acosta will go down. Hefner will wear #53 and Valdespin will primarily play second base in Buffalo. Original Post 5/19 @ 8:26am: The Mets organization plans to call up RHP Jeremy [...]
Jason Bay was cleared to resume baseball activities a few days ago and will likely return in 2-3 weeks, creating something of a logjam in the outfield upon his return. With both Nieuwenhuis and Duda producing and Torres being a defensive juggernaut while holding his own in the batter’s box, the Mets will have four major league talents on the roster for three outfield positions. That is unless the Mets decide to send Ike Davis [...]
After tonight’s thrilling 9-4 come-from-behind victory over the Cincinnati Reds, the Mets left Citi Field donning hockey jerseys as they head north of the border to take on the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game set. Here are some photos courtesy of the Mets twitter feed: Before The Game, Tim Byrdak Went All Out, Dressed From Helmet To Skates In Blackhawks Attire The 1-2 Punch Of Santana And Dickey Show Off Their Wild/Predator Jerseys Nickeas Going With A [...]
Recap: R.A. Dickey took the hill looking for his sixth win of the year, going toe-to-toe with Reds ace Matt Latos. Dickey started off dominant, striking out six in the first four frames, but ran into trouble in the fifth after giving up a solo shot to Joey Votto in the previous inning. Come top five, Dickey gave up three runs on a hit-by-pitch, a walk, a double and a passed ball. Looking at a [...]
Chris Capuano took his first loss of the year last night after getting off to a 5-0 start. After going 6 1/3 innings allowing four runs (three earned) Capuano raised his ERA to a gaudy 2.34 ERA. Who would pay 2 years and $10 million for that? Wouldn’t you much rather have a guy like Frank Francisco with his 8.59 ERA and 2.045 WHIP at $12 million over two years? But seriously, Capuano has hit [...]
One of the last times we heard from Fred Wilpon, he was bashing the likes of Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and David Wright, calling him a “good kid” but not a “superstar”. Wilpon ate his words just one year later, speaking highly of the Mets third baseman today to reporters at City Hall shortly after the announcement of the Mets as 2013 All-Star Game hosts. “I think he’s playing like a superstar right now,” said [...]
For years, Jose Reyes would be considered the “spark plug” of the Mets; the man to light up the basepaths, and the dugout. Now with Reyes trying to find his spark in Miami, the Mets were supposed to be lacking such a catalyst both on and off the field come 2012. Turns out, the true spark of this franchise was just waiting to catch fire all along. His name: David Wright. In 2012 to this [...]
I have noticed a theme both here and across the entire Mets fanbase of an increasing percentage of people who look at David Wright in a bad light. They put him down no matter how well he is performing and are the first to jump on him when he makes an error or strikes out in a key spot; and that’s just not right. If you are a true fan of your team, you should [...]
Recap: Despite a valiant effort by Jon Niese and the New York Mets, who have scratched and clawed for every win this year, the bullpen for the second time this series could not hold it together, dropping the rubber game on a walk-off grand slam by Mike Giancarlo Stanton, 8-4. Niese took the hill despite not feeling his best and handed the Amazin’s goose eggs over six frames before being taken out for a pinch hitter [...]
Recap: Coming off a back-breaking 6-5 loss to the Fish yesterday, the Mets kept the theme of having a short memory going as they pounded Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins 9-3. Dickey took the hill for his seventh start of the year and continued his success against the Marlins, scattering nine hits over six frames while walking only one. The tremendous thing about Dickey’s performance was after getting hit square on the back of [...]
In a season of dominant bullpen work, the St. Lucie Mets won a nail biter by a score of 4-3 despite shaky work out of the ‘pen. Chris Young made his first rehab start of the year since going down with a torn shoulder capsule in early 2011. Young went five shutout frames, scattering five hits and two walks while punching out four. If he can stay healthy, and that is a BIG if, he [...]
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