Jon Heyman of SI.com, named 31 players he believes could end up hitting the waiver wires and potentially get dealt before the August 31st waiver deadline. Carlos Beltran was just one of four Mets players he listed: Ollie Perez, Mets SP. The Mets offered him around but there were no takers. They’d like him to go to the minors but he is said to not want to return after spending more than a month down there already […]
The Mets officially placed outfielder Jason Bay on the disabled list on Friday. Bay continues to suffer with continued headaches, a week after he hit the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium while making a catch. Minor league outfielder Jesus Feliciano was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo to take his place and will be available tonight against the D’Backs. Also, David Wright will be back in the cleanup spot after getting the game off yesterday. It’s starting to feel […]
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, count the Mets out as far as Ted Lilly and Brett Myers go. A Mets official told me that obtaining Lilly is “very doubtful.” The Mets have talked regularly with the Cubs, but feel that there is not a match because the Mets are not willing to take on most to all of the $4 million-plus Lilly is still owed for this year and give up […]
I just wanted to pass this along from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Jenrry Mejia, who tossed three innings in the Gulf Coast League on Wednesday in his first official game action since straining the back of the rotator cuff while working in Double-A Binghamton’s rotation, was so impressive in the performance he will be moved to a higher level of the minors, outside of Port St. Lucie. Mejia regularly registered 96-98 mph with […]
It just keeps getting better and better. Hat Tip To Seven Train To Shea. So as we step into this crucial home stand, we must now do it without Jason Bay. However some people may feel this is more of a blessing than a curse. Bay has not lived up to expectations at all this year and it will be interesting to see how the team reacts without him. I can only hope he gets […]
The New York Mets have put catcher Rod Barajas on the 15-day disabled list and promoted infielder Mike Hessman from Triple-A. Barajas had an MRI exam Monday that showed a mild strain on his left side. The move was retroactive to Sunday. A Mets press release on Mike Hessman reads as follows: Hessman will join the team in time for their home game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Hessman hit .274 (68-248) […]
I was about to post the news that everyone’s jobs are safe as far as the coaching staff goes as reported by MetsBlog and Kevin Burkhardt. I’m not sure if either were on the conference call or if they spoke with people who were on the conference call, but usually those two are as accurate as you can get when it comes to reporting Mets news. But then I read a post from Joe Janish from […]
In a post to his blog on ESPN New York, Adam Rubin wrote that even though Omar Minaya declared manager Jerry Manuel’s job safe at the start of the Dodger series, he would offer no such assurances for hitting coach Howard Johnson and the rest of Manuel’s staff on Sunday. Asked specifically if the entire staff would be in their current roles when the Mets return to action Tuesday at Citi Field against the St. Louis Cardinals, Minaya offered […]
According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Mets and Royals are in discussion about a potential multi-player trade that could include: Gil Meche (0-44, 6.66), Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Guillen from the Royals, and Oliver Perez, Jeff Francoeur and Luis Castillo from the Mets. Basically, it looks like a swap of bad contracts for both teams, and players that are all slumping and could use a change of scenery. Nothing to get too excited about. However, I […]
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