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Should Byrdak Be Spared When Beato is Activated?

An article by posted on May 16, 2011 0 Comments
Should Byrdak Be Spared When Beato is Activated?

Pedro Beato got the win in Buffalo’s 4-3 victory over Louisville yesterday. He allowed two hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings in relief. Beato is expected to again pitch Tuesday for the Bisons writes Adam Rubin, before being activated from the disabled list on Wednesday. Beato is returning from a bout with right elbow […]

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Justin Turner Overdrive, Mets Ground Astros 7-4

An article by posted on May 16, 2011 0 Comments
Justin Turner Overdrive, Mets Ground Astros 7-4

Chris Capuano grinded through five innings, and Justin Turner had a huge day with five RBI and the Mets won the last game, and the series against the Astros 7-4. Game Notes Chris Capuano went out today and pitched a great game, but getting himself into trouble as most Mets starters have been doing this […]

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Even Wilmer Flores Knows He Belongs At 3B, Not SS

An article by posted on May 15, 2011 0 Comments
Even Wilmer Flores Knows He Belongs At 3B, Not SS

I couldn’t help reading some comments Mets shortstop prospect Wilmer Flores made this weekend during an interview with a local beat writer who covers the St. Lucie Mets. Most Mets fans must have heard at one time or another that scouts, analysts and baseball people are pretty much in agreement that Wilmer Flore will not remain […]

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A Bronx Tale

An article by posted on May 15, 2011 0 Comments
A Bronx Tale

As many of you have heard by now, after being dropped to the No. 9 spot in the lineup, the struggling Jorge Posada went into manager Joe Girardi’s office and asked out of Saturday’s lineup. “The conversation was really short,” Girardi said. “He came into my office and said he needed a day, he couldn’t DH […]

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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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There Was A David Wright And Jason Bay Sighting In Houston

An article by posted on May 14, 2011 0 Comments

It was great to see Bay and Wright homer last night, but with the hopes that those home runs get these guys going, there is still no doubt that Jose Reyes, Ike Davis and Carlos Beltran have been by far the best hitters on the team so far this season.  Ike Davis is becoming a […]

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F.Mart, Wright, Bay Spark Comeback, Mets Win 6-4

An article by posted on May 14, 2011 0 Comments

After a shaky outing from Dillon Gee, the Mets offense sparked a late rally to take the first game of the series, 6-4 against the Astros. Game Notes DIllon Gee was struggling today to consistently throw strikes, and continually got himself into and then out of jams. Gee allowed four runs in five innings on […]

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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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Mets Acquire Bubba Bell From Indians

An article by posted on May 13, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets have acquired outfielder Bubba Bell from the Indians for cash considerations. The Indians had only aquired Bell in like manner from the Red Sox on March 31. Bell, 28, spent last season at AAA Pawtucket, where he hit .293 with 17 doubles, 6 home runs and 49 RBIs in 104 games. He was […]

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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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