Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, is reporting that right-hander Shaun Marcum has been temporarily removed from the Mets Grapefruit League rotation, but is not injured. Manager Terry Collins said Marcum wants to concentrate on a long-toss program designed to strengthen his shoulder, which gave him trouble last spring. He will return to game action in early to mid-March. The Mets aren’t calling it a setback, but it sort of sounds like one to me especially when you consider […]
This comment from Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, kind of put things into perspective for me, or at the very least it gives one pause to consider what just happened tonight. So what exactly did the Mets fight to keep? The 11th overall Draft pick has a bizarre history of busts relative to the picks around it. Of the 48 players in history taken 11th overall, only five have amassed more than 10 Wins Above Replacement, […]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York gets the scoop on what uniform numbers all the players in camp will be wearing this Spring. 1. Jordany Valdespin, if/of 2. Justin Turner, if/of 3. Omar Quintanilla, ss 4. Collin Cowgill, of 5. David Wright, 3b 6. Marlon Byrd, of 9. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, of 11. Ruben Tejada, ss 12. Brandon Hicks, if 15. Travid d’Arnaud, c 16. Brian Bixler, if/of 19. Zach Lutz, if/of 20. Anthony Recker, c 21. Lucas Duda, lf 22. Landon Powell, c 23. Mike Baxter, of 27. Jeurys Familia, rhp […]
In his first interview since being denied first-ballot entry into the Hall of Fame, Mike Piazza spoke candidly with David Waldstein of the New York Times ahead of the release of his autobiography, Long Shot, due out on February 11. In the book, Piazza admits to using androstenedione as part of a supplement pack until the outcry over Mark McGwire’s use of it forced him to phase it out. He flatly denies ever using steroids. “It shouldn’t […]
What would you say the odds are that the Mets sign Michael Bourn? It’s been well documented that the Mets won’t make him an official offer unless they know that their first round pick is protected – you all know the story. But it was also reported that the Mets are willing and prepared to go “all-out” to sign Bourn. I must confess that I don’t like the sound of that. I love that the Mets […]
Updated by Joe D. Here we go again… Last month’s rumor that Daisuke Matsuzaka was being courted by the Mets, as reported by Hochi Shimbun from a Japanese newspaper, is making the rounds again today. This rumor was already shot down by the Mets two weeks ago, when a team source immediately disputed the report by Shimbun to ESPN. Moments after the rumor appeared on various sites, a Mets source told ESPN New York that he does not […]
The Mets announced they have signed free-agent RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. If Hawkins makes the team, he will earn a base salary of $1 million with chance to earn more in incentives. The 40-year old Hawkins spent last year with the Los Angeles Angels where he went 2-3 with a 3.49 ERA. In 42 innings pitched he posted a 4.9 strikeout rate and 2.8 walk rate. Hawkins has missed chunks […]
Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial died on Saturday at his suburban St. Louis home. A cause of death was not immediately announced. Stan the Man was the second baseball icon to pass away in less than 24 hours. Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver died Saturday morning. Musial won seven National League batting titles, was a three-time MVP, 20-time All-Star, and helped the Cardinals capture three World Series championships in the 1940s. He finished his career […]
The New York Daily News is reporting that longtime Orioles manager Earl Weaver suffered a heart attack early Saturday morning while on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean. He collapsed and was unable to be revived. Weaver, 82, managed the Baltimore Orioles for 17 seasons, compiling a 1,480-1,060 record. He had five seasons with 100-plus wins, including three consecutive seasons from 1969-1971. The only time one of his team’s finished with a sub-.500 record was in 1986, […]
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