Surprise, surprise. Carlos Beltran is hurt once again. After he resumes baseball activities sometime in the next few days, who knows how long it will take our new right fielder to get in baseball shape? While part of me was hoping Beltran would finally return to the field healthy and productive, the other part of me knew it was probably too good to be true. If Beltran is out for an extended period of time, [...]
Spring Training is only about two weeks old, but already some players are starting to leave an impact on the new manager, Terry Collins. Regardless of a 2-3-1 record, the team seems to be coming together nicely, especially since the main focus of this offseason dealt with off-the-field issues. Stats really don’t mean too much in spring. Rather, a player’s quality of at-bats and defensive presence get noticed more. A few of the young players [...]
Today, the New York Mets announced that three-time Gold Glove center fielder, Carlos Beltran, will be shifting to right field this season. Beltran missed the entire first half of last season, which allowed current Mets’ center fielder Angel Pagan to show his skills at the position. Beltran is 33 years old and entering the final year of his contract. Though it’s unlikely he will be a New York Met beyond this season (if he even [...]
Despite their extra-innings tie, it was great to see some New York Mets baseball today. The Mets came from behind to tie the Atlanta Braves, 5-5, in their opening spring training game at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie. While the scores really mean nothing in spring training, it’s the performance of players on the cusp that really makes a difference. Some of today’s positives include Fernando Martinez’s two-run homer in the fifth, Chin-Lung [...]
On this date in 1934, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Casey Stengel to a two-year deal to be their manager. Today, 77 years later, Terry Collins will look to the example set by Stengel in running a baseball team. Though they Mets were downright terrible during Stengel’s tenure, the fire and energy he brought as the first Mets manager rang true with the players. Early reports have described Collins as “loud,” which is a great sign [...]
If – A noun or conjunction: an uncertain possibility, a supposition, in case that, granting or supposing that. The word “if” will hold much significance for the 2011 New York Mets. Let’s start with the positives. If Chris Young returns to his mid-2000s form and if R.A. Dickey pitches similarly to last year, the Mets will not be severely affected by the loss of Johan Santana. If Jason Bay remembers how to hit, the Mets [...]
Spring training is less than two weeks ago. Though the New York Mets offseason has been mired by a lack of finances and now the money schemes of the owners, there is still much to look forward to this upcoming season. If a few things fall into place simultaneously, who knows what we will be saying about this team in a few months? They have talent and now appear to finally have some leadership. Here [...]
I love when MLB analysts, bloggers and fans release their picks for a team’s projected lineup heading into the season. In many cases, educated baseball fans arrive somewhere in the “ballpark” (no pun intended) of what the Opening Day lineup will look like. Since Terry Collins has given everyone a preview of at least two-thirds of the order, there really is no guessing game associated with what the lineup will be this year. As of [...]
Boy, I can’t wait for this season to get started. This offseason has been filled with a negative feel, whether it be the fact that the Mets have no money to spend, the signing of “mediocre” free agents, Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo’s presence on the team, and now the hoopla surrounding the Wilpons’ money scheme. I have tried to overlook the negative and focus on the positive. Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins seem to [...]
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Last updated: 06/19/2013
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