With all the hype surrounding the second base competition, let’s not forget about our rock at first base: Ike Davis. With just one year under his belt, Davis is poised to have a breakout year in 2011. He may not put up Albert Pujols type numbers, but then again not many first basemen can. Since question marks surround Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay, Davis will have to provide consistent production in the middle of the […]
Mets manager Terry Collins has said that he would like to get each of his potential second base candidates some more at-bats over the next few days as he starts to whittle down the playing field. Reports surfaced earlier this week that Collins wanted Luis Hernandez to be the Mets starter at second base. However, those reports were quickly shot down and might have only been done to light a fire under the other candidates. […]
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 […]
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