In a decision that is somewhat a surprise with the recent announcement of adding Blaine Boyer to the Mets’ bullpen, Jason Isringhausen has agreed to spend two more weeks in extended spring training to build his arm strength. “I’ve come this far, another two weeks is not going to kill me…” Isringhausen told reporters” For what its worth, Isringhausen was just coming off an injury and probably knew that his performance, as well as his [...]
With today’s news that Luis Hernandez, Nick Evans and Pat Misch were placed on waivers, the opening day roster is essentially in place, with the last bench spot expected to be going to newly minted super-utility man Daniel Murphy. The last expected bullpen slot is a footrace between Blaine Boyer, who appears to have a place in Sandy Alderson’s heart, Manny Acosta and the grizzled veteran fighting for his roster spot, Jason Isringhausen. What Does [...]
As reported by Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal this morning, Mike O’Connor was sent to Mets minor league camp. The bullpen is continuing to be shaped out, and the lone two lefties that still remain in the contest are Tim Byrdak, who also has a clause that states if he isn’t on the 40 man roster by today, March 25th then he can opt out to free agency and the out-of-options Pat [...]
Updated 12:24 P.M. Apparently now Beltran will be playing simulated games for the next 2 days, while trying to get some fielding work in as well. If this goes well without a hitch, Beltran may play in a minor league game on Saturday. The Mets are essentially allowing Beltran to crawl into the season, as opposed to walk in their best efforts to try and get 500+ AB’s. They are taking account the feeling [...]
Recently discovered news by Adam Rubin says that Mets RHP Blaine Boyer is eligible to opt out of his contract next Thursday, March 31st if he is not on the Mets Opening Day roster. As this may make the bullpen decision difficult, it now means that Blaine Boyer in addition the Pedro Beato, Pat Misch or Manny Acosta must be on the opening day roster otherwise they must be returned to their team (Rule 5 [...]
Amidst all this spring training uncertainty, the Castillo/Perez drama and numerous articles predicting the Mets to be a mediocre team, I felt it was time to look forward to a few things, and these are five reasons to look forward to the 2011 Mets. 1.) The Growth Of Players 2011 will mark the next major seasons for Ike Davis, Angel Pagan, Josh Thole, R.A. Dickey, Jonathon Niese, Mike Pelfrey and Bobby Parnell. What can another [...]
Luis Castillo was officially released today and is no longer on the active roster of the New York Mets. I wish I could’ve heard these words a few years ago, but after reading numerous posts and insights into the situation varying from “good riddance” to “why?” I decided to give a full scope look into the entire tenure of Luis Castillo with the Mets, both defensively and offensively, trying to be as neutral as possible. [...]
The battle for second base rages on, but the real battle for the second base competition has been based in assumptions with unproven characters (Turner, Murphy, Emaus) and a character that every Mets fan wishes won’t prove himself (Luis Castillo). Though its only spring training, I am putting my backing into camp Murphy. Here are four reasons why I think he will make the team as the starting 2B. 1. Murphy has MLB Experience Even [...]
I know it doesn’t mean much, but it does mean baseball begins again! The real spring training opener is tommorrow, but that still didn’t stop today from being an exciting day. Scott Hairston sent a pair of solo homers out of the yard, accounting for all of Team A’s offense. Willie Harris and Dusty Ryan each hit solo shots for Team B and Justin Turner hit a sac-fly to score Jordany Valdespin and win the game [...]
Mets Press Release The New York Mets today announced that they have signed outfielder Willie Harris, who has hit 30 home runs over the last three seasons, to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league Spring Training. Harris, 32, hit 10 home runs, six doubles, two triples, with 32 RBI while batting .183 (41-224) in 132 games for the Washington Nationals in 2010. He played all three outfield positions as well as [...]
As I have been reading through a lot of postings and responses to signings, lack of signings – it is the same general theme that is occurring. The Mets fanbase being up in a stir over the lack of big signings. When the Mets signed Jason Bay for 66 Million dollars, it didn’t seem to be enough. When they signed K-Rod for 37 million with that sneaky vesting option, it didn’t seem to be enough. [...]
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