Recap: It was a beautiful day for baseball as the Mets completed their 3-game sweep over the Bravos with a 7-5 victory. Jon Niese started off the Easter Sunday matinee dealing, as he took a no-hit bid into the seventh before hitting trouble. Following the seventh inning stretch, working at a high pitch-count and history on the line, Niese issued an 8-pitch walk to Dan Uggla. Freddie Freeman finally ended it, singling on a grounder [...]
After climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and publishing his autobiography this winter, R.A. Dickey took the hill for his first start of the season, and helped the Mets to their second win of the season in as many games. Summary Following Thursday’s 1-0 victory, the Mets looked to keep the momentum going in today’s matinee against the division-rival Atlanta Braves as R.A. Dickey went toe-to-toe with Met-killer Jair Jurrjens. The game got off to a bad start [...]
Newly promoted Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis will platoon with veteran Scott Hairston says Mike Mazzeo of ESPN via twitter. Hairston will start against left handed pitching while Nieuwenhuis will be penciled in against the righties while Andres Torres recovers from his strained calf that he re-injured in the 7th inning of the Mets Opening Day game Thursday. That creates a short term schedule of Kirk today, Monday and Wednesday, and Hairston filling in Sunday and Tuesday. A [...]
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, The Mets and Jon Niese have agreed to terms on a five-year, $25.5 million dollar contract extension. It also includes a sixth-year team option for $10 million and a seventh-year team option for $10.5 million, meaning Niese could potentially earn as much as $46 million over seven seasons. Niese was set to become a free agent after the 2015 season. Now the Mets have bought out at least one of his [...]
I know this is a little late coming, but I wanted to pass along this quote from the recently-released Mets prospect Eric Niesen. After the positive feedback that was received in response to my interview with Niesen this past summer, I asked him to give us a few parting words as he leaves the Mets organization: I just wanted to tell everyone thanks for the support over the years that I was with the Mets, [...]
In Spring Training of 2010, the Mets were coming off of a season of a horrific pileup of injuries. Virtually every starting position player suffered some sort of injury except for the 24-year old Daniel Murphy who put together a breakout year. The age of Carlos Delgado around the bag at first had come to a close and a new era was beginning. It appeared after many positional changes for Murphy, that he had found [...]
Mike Pelfrey continued his mighty struggles this spring as he failed to make it out of the third inning today. Summary: Today’s game was just about the opposite of that of yesterday’s. Instead of strong starters, both Pelfrey and Livan Hernandez got hit hard. Instead of all of the games runs being the fault of the bullpen, Only two runs were scored on either side after the third inning. Finally most apparent, instead of a [...]
The luck of the Irish was apparently not on the side of the Amazin’s today as the bullpen failed to capitalize on a dominant performance by Jon Niese. Summary: Jon Niese and the Mets took the field today donning green jerseys in honor of St. Patty’s Day. Niese and the Braves’ Kris Medlen were locked in a pitcher duel, both having scoreless outings. Niese would go 5 1/3 shutout frames, scattering six hits while walking none and [...]
In what has become a very public showing, –or lack there of– Terry Collins has expressed his discontent with Ruben Tejada’s not reporting to camp early on multiple occasions. Wasn’t this the same issue in LA and Houston? Did his players not petition against him in Anaheim for reasons just like this? It seems to me like this whole incident was a regression for Collins back to an old habit. In his former jobs with [...]
As all have you have seen in virtually every major media news outlet, Ryan Braun won his appeal of his positive PEDs test, lifting the 50-game suspension that was looming over him all winter, the first time any player has ever done so. Being such major news, we thought we’d have a few MMO staff members give their two cents on what they think of Braun’s beating the system and the fallout from this entire [...]
Last week we learned from Dave Lennon of Newsday that the Mets are waiting for Mike Piazza to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for them to retire number 31. For me, that takes away from the honor of retiring someone’s number. It should not be about if someone else sees him as a great player, it should be about how Piazza impacted the New York Mets from 1998-2005. If they look at [...]
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Last updated: 05/17/2013
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