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Mets 2011 Opening Day GFX: Holy Thole!

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments
Mets 2011 Opening Day GFX: Holy Thole!

Holy Thole! One of the things I’m most excited about this season is watching the continued development of last season’s Mets rookie class, and what a class it was. Ike Davis and Jon Niese both stepped forward in big and demonstrative ways, but when a young 23 year old catcher name Josh Thole replaced Rod […]

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Ronny Paulino Could Lose Significant Time

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments

It took New York Mets backup catcher Ronny Paulino more than half of spring training before he finally showed up to camp more than three weeks late due to visa problems stemming from his 50 game PED suspension. It now looks like Paulino will miss even more time as recent bloodwork revealed a serious problem that […]

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And Then There Was One…The Almost Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 28, 2011 0 Comments

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 […]

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The 2011 Rotation May Not Be As Bad As The Experts Say

An article by posted on March 28, 2011 0 Comments

Skeptics and doom and gloomers aside, the starting rotation for the Mets this coming season may end up surprising even the most hardened of experts. Granted having Johan Santana on the shelf optimistically until June, realistically and probably until 2012, doesn’t warm the blue and orange blood running through a Met fans veins.   However, […]

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Carlos Beltran Played RF, Ran Bases, Had A Couple Of Hits

An article by posted on March 27, 2011 0 Comments

Rich Couthino of MetsBlog.com summarizes how today went for Carlos Beltran who played five innings in a minor league game, hitting, running the bases, and fielding his position in right field. Carlos Beltran continued his journey towards Opening Day, playing five innings in right field during a minor league game in Port St. Lucie. In […]

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Mets 2011 Opening Day GFX: Angel Gets His Wings!

An article by posted on March 27, 2011 0 Comments
Mets 2011 Opening Day GFX: Angel Gets His Wings!

Angel Pagan heard all the rumors that he wasn’t an everyday player, but that didn’t stop him from turning it on and having one the best seasons on the Mets in 2010. He exploded offensively batting .290 and scoring 80 runs while stealing 37 bases, but he also showed some surprising pop with 31 doubles and 11 […]

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Final 25 Man Roster Projection: It’s Crunch Time

An article by posted on March 27, 2011 0 Comments

Willie Harris has an opt-out clause in his contract that kicks in today according to Adam Rubin, so we know the Mets must make at least one roster cut today if not more. Harris has been assured by Terry Collins that he has made the team. Speaking of Carlos Beltran, he will DH today in […]

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Mets 2011 Opening Day GFX: Ike, Ike, Baby!

An article by posted on March 26, 2011 0 Comments
Mets 2011 Opening Day GFX: Ike, Ike, Baby!

The Ike-Man Cometh, Baby! After a solid debut last season that saw Ike finish second on the Mets in both home runs and RBI’s the sky’s the limit for Ike Davis. Put away any fears about a sophomore slump for this slugger, Ike’s already primed for a big season and leads the Mets in homers this […]

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Jason Bay Scratched With Sore Back

An article by posted on March 26, 2011 0 Comments

Don’t look for Jason Bay in the Mets lineup this weekend as he will sit out for the next couple of days with a sore back. Bay said his back tightened up on him taking batting practice on Friday and it still feels a little stiff this morning. He has decided to sit out for a couple […]

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Losing Manny Acosta Could Come Back To Haunt Us

An article by posted on March 26, 2011 0 Comments
Losing Manny Acosta Could Come Back To Haunt Us

Since floating the idea that Bobby Parnell could be sent down to the minors to start the season yesterday, we have a little more clarity based on some new information. This morning, Andy Martino of the Daily News wrote that the Mets front office “has considered demoting reliever Bobby Parnell to the minors”, but a team source told him […]

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