Mets News & Notes

Batista Officially Released By Mets

An article by posted on July 26, 2012 0 Comments
Batista Officially Released By Mets

Updated 7/26 Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says the Mets have released RHP Miguel Batista. He was designated for assignment after last Saturday’s game against the Dodgers. This just mean’s he’s officially an ex-Met. So who’s next? Original Post 7/22 Batista struggled this season for the Mets, going 1-3 with a 4.82 ERA, having allowed 25 earned runs, 53 hits, […]

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Mets Turn Down Padres Offer For Murphy

An article by posted on July 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Turn Down Padres Offer For Murphy

According to John Harper of the Daily News, a source says the Mets turned down an offer that would have sent Daniel Murphy to the San Diego Padres for right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson. Major League sources say his name has been already out there in trade discussions. One source says the Mets have already rejected an offer from the Padres […]

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Mike Nickeas Gets The Ax, Rob Johnson Promoted From Buffalo

An article by posted on July 25, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Nickeas Gets The Ax, Rob Johnson Promoted From Buffalo

  After a disastrous 0-6 homestand, a very ticked off Terry Collins fired off some no-holds-barred shots at his team’s poor performance to begin the second half of the season. The Mets manager promised that there would be changes and he promised they would come fast. It looks like catcher Mike Nickeas is the first […]

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Francisco Rusty In Rehab Assignment Today

An article by posted on July 25, 2012 0 Comments
Francisco Rusty In Rehab Assignment Today

Mets closer Frank Francisco began his rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton today, starting his rehab one day later than initially planned. Francisco was very rusty, allowing one run on three hits, a walk and a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning. Francisco threw 24 pitches, 14 of which were strikes. Francisco, who has been on the […]

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Lucas Duda Optioned To Triple-A Buffalo

An article by posted on July 24, 2012 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Optioned To Triple-A Buffalo

As expected, the Mets have announced that they have optioned Lucas Duda to Triple-A Buffalo. Duda was batting .241/.335/.391 in in 89 games with a dozen home runs and 44 RBI. Duda drew 42 walks and struck out 94 times in 307 at-bats this season, almost a third of the time. The big guy was mired in […]

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Alderson Says Mets No Longer Buyers

An article by posted on July 23, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets No Longer Buyers

Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field that while they are still exploring different scenarios on the trade market, they can no longer consider themselves buyers anymore. Alderson said the change in direction is due to the team’s poor performance since the All-Star Break. Mike Kerwick: Mets are no longer buyers, per Sandy, but that doesn’t […]

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Mets Place Johan Santana On DL With Ankle Injury

An article by posted on July 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Place Johan Santana On DL With Ankle Injury

The Mets have placed Johan Santana on the disabled list with an ankle injury. This is the same ankle injury that Santana suffered in his start against the Cubs two weeks ago after Reed Johnson stepped on it in a collision at first base. Terry Collins said that Santana’s injured ankle was not allowing him to land properly and that […]

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Mets Trade Quintanilla To Orioles For Cash

An article by posted on July 20, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Trade Quintanilla To Orioles For Cash

The New York Mets today announced that they have traded infielder Omar Quintanilla to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations. Quintanilla, 30, hit .257 (18-70) with one home run and four RBI in 29 games with the Mets. He was designated for assignment on July 17. The 5-9, 185-pounder has hit .218 (129-592) with 30 […]

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ESPN New York: DePodesta On Mejia, Wheeler, Not Signing Second Rounder, Prospect Hype, Fan Expectations

An article by posted on July 20, 2012 0 Comments
ESPN New York: DePodesta On Mejia, Wheeler, Not Signing Second Rounder, Prospect Hype, Fan Expectations

Over at ESPN New York, Adam Rubin talks with Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta who shared some insights on a variety of topics. In Part 1 of the interview, DePo sheds some light on Zack Wheeler’s innings workload, Jenrry Mejia’s transition from starter to reliever, and the following question in which he addresses fan expectations and […]

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Mets Won’t Overpay, We’re In Good Hands With Alderson

An article by posted on July 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Won’t Overpay, We’re In Good Hands With Alderson

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York who spoke with Assistant GM John Ricco, the Mets will not overpay for any player that will help the team now, but at the expense of the future. “We’re watching every day the same thing people are,” said assistant GM John Ricco on Thursday. “But you also can’t fool yourself […]

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