Very few backstops have the ability to manipulate the strike zone and manufacture K’s like Travis d’Arnaud. That talent immediately caught the eye of the Mets front office following his 2013 debut. His quick hands translates at the plate into raw power and bat speed. There were obstacles and defensive flaws that d’Arnaud had to hurdle last […]
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San Francisco Giants OF Melky Cabrera has been suspended 50 games without pay after testing positive for testosterone, Major League Baseball announced. Cabrera, whose breakout season with the San Francisco Giants was highlighted by his MVP performance in the All-Star Game, will miss the remainder of the season plus five more games. Cabrera, a 27-year-old outfielder, has produced […]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, had a nice piece on Mets catching prospect Camden Maron. The Long Island native grew up a big Mets fan who rooted hard for Mike Piazza. “Piazza was my guy. I used to love watching him. I liked watching Jose Reyes, too, when I was younger. When he was coming […]
According to Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger, R.A. Dickey and the Mets discussed a short-term extension into at least 2014 earlier this season, people with knowledge of the talks have said. The team elected to wait and observe Dickey during the course of the season. The cost of waiting always seems to burn the […]
While speaking with reporters, which you can read here in the New York Post, Mets third baseman emphasized that whether or not he re-signs with the Mets will be based on winning a World Series and not as much by money. “The money issue for me, I don’t think that will be the deciding factor,” […]
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post writes: The Mets have yet to place Scott Hairston on waivers this month, according to an industry source, which makes sense. It figures that the Mets want to reap the benefits of Hairston for a while longer before putting him through the waivers process, at which time they’ll […]
Ruben Tejada ranks fourth in the majors with a .404 (19-for-47) batting average on Sundays (min. 40 at-bats). Tejada has at least one hit in 15 of his last 16 games, and is hitting .352 (25-for-71) over these 16 games. Tejada’s .321 batting average is the highest among all major league shortstops (min. 280 at-bats) […]
There is rampant evidence that the Mets’ 2012 season is officially over. Just like the smell of fresh cut grass and tender green foliage signals the beginning of Spring and the start of another baseball season, the Mets second half fade is also filled with tell-tale happenings that you come to expect whenever the end is near […]
The Mets designated left-hander Garrett Olson for assignment to make room for on the roster for Johan Santana who was officially activated from the DL. The move leaves Josh Edgin as the only lefty reliever in the bullpen. Olson was charged with four runs while recording only one out in his lone appearance.
CITI FIELD HOME RUNS The Mets have surrendered seven home runs so far on their current homestand (four games), including six that are “new” Citi Field home runs or that would not have cleared the fences last season. Overall, the Mets have hit 14 “new” Citi Field home runs and allowed 19. The Mets are tied for 23rd in […]
From Adam Rubin of ESPN New York: Dillon Gee underwent a favorable examination three weeks after surgery to repair a damaged artery that had caused his arm to go numb. Still, Gee told ESPNNewYork.com on Friday night that he has all but ruled out a 2012 return. “Probably not,” Gee said about reappearing this season. “Let’s […]