Collin Cowgill is MMO’s 2013 Top Spring Performer Spring training is a time for veterans to get their work in as they prepare for the 162 game grind they are about to embark on. While the veterans are gearing up, there are usually a few roster spots that are up for grabs. These spots are usually a battle between some aging veterans looking to catch on as a reserve, or a young upstart looking to […]
January 30, 2008 was supposed to be a great day for Mets’ fans everywhere. The Mets had just acquired Johan Santana, the clear-cut best pitcher in the game, from the Minnesota Twins for pitching prospects: Philip Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey, as well as center fielder Carlos Gomez, pending an extension agreement. Even David Wright was ecstatic when he said, “If it’s true, obviously, you’re getting arguably the best pitcher in the game.” The Mets had […]
March is fantasy baseball draft month, and with only a week left, leagues are beginning to finalize and finish their drafts. The fantasy baseball season officially kicks off on Opening Day, which is a little over a week away. Over the past week or two, a number of high caliber players have gone down. Here is some injury news to be aware of as you head into the final week of drafting, as some of […]
The Mets will be in action tonight against the Miami Marlins at 7:05 at Roger Dean Stadium. Newly appointed Opening Day Starter Jonathon Niese will be on the hill, and Jordany Valdespin will bat leadoff. Including tonight’s contest, the Mets have just ten Grapefruit League games left to play, and will play their final game on March 30. Four of the Mets ten remaining games will be televised; two will air on SNY and two […]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Frank Francisco threw another bullpen session on Saturday morning. According to Rubin, this was his third bullpen this week, and he is likely going to throw at least two more before moving on to live batting practice. Saturday’s session consisted of 31 total pitches, all of which were fastballs and curveballs. The likely path for Francisco at this stage in the game is for him to start the season on the disabled […]
As Zack Wheeler heads to minor league camp and begins to focus on what he needs to do to ready himself for a potential major league debut later this season with the Mets, let’s consider some of what we did get to see and hear while he was in Mets camp. Wheeler gave a concise self-assessment of his repertoire not too long ago during an interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa: “I like to come at you […]
Is there a chance that we could see two Mets all-stars this summer at Citi Field? The more I think about it, the more I am beginning to believe that David Wright might not be the only Mets player in the Midsummer Classic. If Ike Davis can start out this season as he ended last year, then he might have a real shot to make the all-star roster. The lefty slugged 32 home runs in […]
During an interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa, Terry Collins said that Jon Niese would get the Opening Day start if Johan Santana is not ready. The manager still believes Santana has a chance to make the start, “It’s not doubtful,” Collins said. “If he’s not ready for Game 1, I think he’ll be ready for Game 4.” Niese, 26, took a big step forward. He became reliable, proved to be durable, and most of […]
Updated by Joe D. on 2/28 Interestingly enough, the topic of Travis D’Arnaud blocking the plate came up last night during our conference call with Sandy Alderson. Matthew Artus broached the subject with Sandy and asked him to elaborate on his feelings about catchers blocking the plate and if D’Arnaud’s injury history played a factor in the team’s decision. “This particular issue has gotten some coverage in recent days,” the Mets GM said. “I think […]
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