Well, this is something we might see more than a few times this season. Daniel Murphy collected a pair of hits, but also botched a couple of plays in the field in the eighth inning to cost Frank Francisco the game in a 3-2 loss to the Nationals. This will happen more than a few times this season, so let’s get used to it. Murphy is learning the position and the Mets don’t have a [...]
The last week of spring training is usually for solidifying the 25-man roster. In the Mets’ case, barring a late injury or trade – isn’t that a laugh? – what you see now is pretty much what you’ll get from the Mets next week when the open their 50th season against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. It looks as if the Mets won’t take the safe route with Johan Santana, who remains on track [...]
I’m John Delcos from newyorkmetsreport.com. I will be posting for Joe while he is laid up for several days following surgery. Joe and I have teamed up in the past and we will do again throughout the year. I wish Joe a speedy recovery and hope you will do the same with your comments. With a week to go before spring training, even despite their low expectations, the Mets aren’t a team without significant issues, [...]
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Mets would like to trade Mike Pelfrey: Tough market. But rival exec says, “best thing for him might be to get out of New York.” It’s time. Just do it. – Joe D. Original Post 3/23 Mike Pelfrey continues to tick me off. This time, it is hearing the news has been pitching with a high right ankle sprain during spring training. Pelfrey said he injured his ankle in the [...]
Some opponents you loathe. You watch with venom in your heart for how they destroy your team, for their arrogance and attitude. Other opponents you respect and admire, and salute for their longevity and talent. Such is the case with the Braves’ Chipper Jones. The inevitable became official this morning when Jones announced this would be his final season playing third base for Atlanta, and by extension, tormenting the Mets. Jones will be one of [...]
Traditionally, winning teams are built for strength up the middle: catcher, pitching, second base and shortstop, and center field. That’s not looking good so far for the Mets, especially with center fielder Andres Torres sidelined with a strained calf muscle. With minor league prospect Kirk Nieuwenhuis suffering with a strained oblique, manager Terry Collins will experiment with infielder Jordany Valdespin and Jason Bay in center. I can see Bay, but Valdespin is total desperation and [...]
Monday was a good day for the Mets. Not only did they receive a favorable settlement in the Madoff case, but completed the sale of 12 minority ownership shares at $20 million a shot for a total of $240 million. The new money will paid off loans to Major League Baseball ($25 million) and Bank of American ($40 million) and now they should be able to sustain their operating expenses for this season. The Mets [...]
First it was going to be a game or two, then at the end of this week, then next week and now David Wright hopes to be ready by Opening Day. Knowing these are the Mets, why didn’t they just throw Opening Day out there from the outset. Why did it take them so long to send him to New York for this latest diagnosis of an abdominal tear? Why does this stuff always seem [...]
The Mets’ medical staff has been under scrutiny for years, but maybe it is time to re-evaluate the team’s off-season and spring training conditioning programs. Seven Mets, including David Wright, who returned to New York for further exams yesterday on his side, have rib cage, oblique or upper body injuries. Manager Terry Collins offered several theories, none of which are acceptable from a team that should know what it is doing. Collins mentioned excessive weight [...]
The Mets received good and bad reviews from two pitchers who might have the highest expectations this season in Johan Santana and Mike Pelfrey. Santana, recovering from shoulder surgery, threw in the bullpen today without discomfort and pronounced himself ready for his next start Sunday, when he’s scheduled to throw three innings against the Marlins. Santana was anxious to see how his shoulder would respond after Tuesday’s start. “I was able to throw my bullpen [...]
Johan Santana and the Mets couldn’t have asked for more in the lefty’s return to the mound to face major league hitters for the first time since Sept. 2010. With a two-inning, 35-pitch limit, Santana threw free and easy, giving up a walk and hit in two shutout innings against the Cardinals. Manager Terry Collins said what’s next is to see how he responds in two days when the throws again. Coming off shoulder surgery, [...]
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Last updated: 05/18/2013
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