Update 4/21 1:30 PM According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, Dr. Steadman, who performed the surgery on Carlos Beltran in January, told Carlos Beltran he should not run until all ‘hot spots,’ or bone bruises, are healed in his knee. However, Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus is accusing the Mets of another coverup and writes, Hearing that Beltran’s exam was more negative than is being let on. “No progress, none at all.” Curious if Boras will comment. […]
According to Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog, Ike Davis will be wearing uniform number 29 when he takes the field for tonight’s Major League debut against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Over the years, the Mets have had many great players who donned number 29, including one of my favorite Mets of all time, Dave Magadan. Other notables include: Danny Frisella, Mickey Lolich, Frank Viola, Masato Yoshii, Octavio Dotel and Steve Trachsel. Oddly enough, Tobi Stoner […]
Updated 4/19 1:00 PM Here we go! WFAN is reporting that the Mets have called up 23–year-old Ike Davis and that he will be in uniform tonight when the Mets play the Cubs at Citi Field. According to the Buffalo Bisons, Ike Davis had been removed from today’s starting lineup and was informed of his promotion. Kevin Burkhardt believes Ike Davis will be in tonight’s lineup. To all who asked: I’m sure Ike will be […]
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, the Mets will try to freshen up a tired and weary bullpen by calling up pitcher Tobi Stoner, who is expected to be promoted from Triple-A Buffalo in time for tonight’s game against the Cardinals which will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Stoner (0-1, 4.32 ERA) had last pitched Tuesday for the Bisons, so he would be fully rested in case John Maine needs an early bailout. The 25-year-old right-hander had allowed four […]
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NewYork, third base prospect Shawn Bowman, who had been designated for assignment, has been claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. Bowman had a solid season after coming back from injuries last season, batting .294 with nine homers and 44 RBI in 347 at-bats with Double-A Binghamton. Bowman, 25, was originally drafted by the Mets in the 12th round in 2002 out of British Columbia. Rubin also notes that, RHP […]
Last seasons’ wounds haven’t healed. Yet, sitting around discussing the current issues with this current incarnation of the NY Mets with some friends has revealed not panic, but apathy… Willie Harris catch has robbed us of a .500 start, but, more importantly, Johan Santana’s lack of velocity this past Sunday and really for quite some time, has me wondering if we’ll be robbed of an entire season… I have heard Mike Francesa on WFAN talk […]
I have been very disappointed in my fellow Mets fans this spring. I read and hear a vast amount of criticism and negativity about this year – but not much hope or excitement. Isn’t this attitude why we hate Yankees fans so much. I understand being critical of the team – even I don’t expect the Mets to make the postseason. That doesn’t mean that there is no reason for optimism. The best seasons come […]
After tonights 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, the Mets informed Kiko Calero, Nelson Figueroa, Chris Carter, Bobby Parnell, Russ Adams and Elmer Dessens they will not be on the 25-man roster. While we expected Chris Carter and Kiko Calero to be cut in favor of Frank Catalanotto and Jenrry Mejia as I wrote earlier this evening, I fully expected Nelson Figueroa to make the team and was surprised to see him get cut. He will […]
Updated post 4/1 2:40 pm Omar Minaya and Jose Reyes spoke to reporters today and shed some light on why the decision was made to place Jose Reyes on the disabled list yesterday. “We want him for the whole year, and Opening Day is traditionally a big day, but the goal is to be able to have him for the whole season,” Minaya said. “We feel it’s safer just to be able to have him […]
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