Nick Markakis Position: Right Fielder Bats: Left, Throws: Left Age on Opening Day: 31 2014 Snapshot While Nick Markakis didn’t return to his old self this year, he did bounce back significantly from a sub-replacement level season in 2013. He had solid seasons on both offense and defense, improving his wRC+ from 88 to 106 […]
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BUFFALO 4, ROCHESTER 2 Left fielder Vinny Rottino had a nice game and celebrated his birthday by going 2-2 with a walk and three runs-batted-in at the plate while batting cleanup. Recent addition Bobby Scales started at second and picked up three hits including a pair of doubles, and Jordany Valdespin picked up two hits and scored […]
There’s a great pic from our new photo services provider of Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis picking up his first major league hit against Atlanta’s Jair Jurrjens. The single was one of two hits for Captain Kirk who was making his major league debut. “It feels great,” Nieuwenhuis said. “I try to keep it on an […]
The Dude abides… “I’d put him up against anybody in the league as far as power.” That’s what manager Terry Collins had to say after today’s 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Collins also said that he expects Duda to surpass Jason Bay in the batting order, and that he will be going from the six spot […]
Buffalo Bisons (1-1) The Bisons picked up their first victory of the season on Friday night, edging Pawtucket by a score of 2-1. Omar Quintanilla clinched the win with a ninth-inning RBI single to break the 1-1 deadlock. Jeurys Familia started for Buffalo and worked 4.2 innings, allowing just one run on five hits and […]
It looks like the injury to Andres Torres has not only led to what will be the major league debut of Kirk Nieuwenhuis, but has also prompted manager Terry Collins to do a complete 180 on how he intended to treat shortstop Ruben Tejada this season. Going all the way back to a conference call […]
Hey everyone, while Pete’s up in Binghamton, New York taking in a couple of minor league games this weekend, I’m going to post some notes from the the B-Mets and Bison’s. He’ll have some good stuff to share including pics and plenty of notes, quotes and interviews including tonight’s starter Zack Wheeler. And just in […]
Thanks to our affiliation with USA Today Sports, effective immediately, most of our images are now provided by US Presswire who contract with some of the best sports photographers in the world. This photo is the first of many great ones to come. I was absolutely thrilled and equally surprised to see Johan Santana be […]
Mets make it official… With center fielder Andres Torres heading to the disabled list, the Mets are expected to promote Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Buffalo to make his major league debut this weekend, a team source told ESPNNewYork.com. The lefty-hitting, righty-throwing center fielder had been held back in Port St. Lucie last weekend as his teammates […]
Update 4:45 PM Torres confirms he’s going to the DL and when asked how long he’ll be out he responded “I don’t know, three weeks?”. He’s on his way to Port St. Lucie to begin rehab on his calf. The Mets options to replace him on the roster would be Adam Loewen, Vinny Rottino, Matt […]
Hits and Misses: Marlins Pregame Was A Disgrace, Niese Deal Is Not A Wilpon PR Move, It’s Opening Day!
Just a couple of thoughts on that bizarre Marlins pregame ceremony and the reports of a 5-year Niese extension. What a despicable act by the Miami Marlins last night, who decided it would be a brilliant idea to wheel out the ailing boxing icon Muhammad Ali as part of their pre-game ceremonies. Sorry, but that was a […]