Mets News & Notes

Spring Update: Beato’s FB Is Explosive, Alvarez Is A Darkhorse, Been Nice Knowing You Luis

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments

Hi Mets fans! Lot’s of good information in today’s Spring Update so pay attention. SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt gets things started off by saying the following about Pedro Beato via Twitter today, “One more thing on Beato- grew up a Mets fan and he has the best fastball in camp.” I don’t know how accurate that […]

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Spring Update: Pelfrey Rediscovers Sinker, Don’t Count Out Izzy, Beltran News

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

//   Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger, says right-hander Mike Pelfrey is trying to rediscover his sinker (two-seam fastball) which he abandoned last season. He still produced a groundball 47.8 percent of the time. Pelfrey said that he thought the split-finger fastball Dan Warthen taught him in 2009 caught people off guard early last year and helped account for his […]

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Spring Update: Actions Not Words, Tejada Rakes, F-Mart Temporarily Healthy Again

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Update: Actions Not Words, Tejada Rakes, F-Mart Temporarily Healthy Again

Happy Presidents Day! Lets get started… Terry Collins told reporters that he does not plan to use Carlos Beltran during the first week of Grapefruit League play, which starts Saturday. He did however mention that he was impressed with how Beltran looked hitting from the right side of the plate this morning. Jason Bay was impressed […]

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Was Ollie Guaranteed a Spot on the Roster?

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments

During the offseason, Sandy Alderson said that if Luis Castillo, and Oliver Perez didn’t earn a spot on the roster, that both of them would be cut. Unfortunately Mets fans, Sandy Alderson is apparently changing his stance on him.  As Terry Collins talked to reporters on Friday, Collins revealed that both him and Sandy Alderson promised Oliver Perez that he will get a chance […]

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Tsujimoto Has A Live Arm

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments

While researching RHP Kent Tsujimoto, who the Mets signed to a minor league deal today, I came across some interesting facts to pass along. According to NPB Tracker, Tsujimoto made history a few years ago, when at age 15, he became the youngest player ever drafted in NPB history. Last season, while playing for the independent […]

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Mets Sign 3 To Minor Lg. Deals

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign 3 To Minor Lg. Deals

Today the Mets announced that they have signed 3 players to minor league deals. Jesus Feliciano (who played with the Mets in 2010), Chris Shelton (has played for Tigers, Mariners, Rangers) and Japanese League player Kent Tsujimoto (had 2.88 era, 12/6 k/9 in 32 relief appearances last season in the Golden Baseball League. I like […]

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Spring Update: Castillo Arrives, Paulino Doesn’t, RIP Uncle Leo

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Update: Castillo Arrives, Paulino Doesn’t, RIP Uncle Leo

Luis Castillo arrived at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie this morning and immediately met with manager Terry Collins. Castillo told Collins that there was a medical issue in his family that prevented him from arriving earlier. On Friday and again on Saturday, Collins commented that he would have preferred that Castillo arrived earlier, but today said if he […]

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Jenrry Mejia Tabbed To Start Spring Opener

An article by posted on February 19, 2011 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Tabbed To Start Spring Opener

Here is the low-down on the first three games of the Mets 2011 Spring Schedule. Saturday, February 26th Jenrry Mejia will get the ball for the Spring Training opener, a 1:00 PM start against the Atlanta Braves. The game will be broadcast live on WPIX and WFAN.   Sunday, February 27th The Mets will have a split squad on […]

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Carlos Beltran: This Is About The Team

An article by posted on February 19, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York posted a full transcript of Carlos Beltran who met with reporters and fielded many questions on a variety of topics including his knee, playing centerfield, and the Mets in general. Here is part of the transcript. How did the meeting go and what was communicated? Well, I told them […]

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Big Pelf Signs Autographs After Throwing A Bullpen Session

An article by posted on February 19, 2011 0 Comments

Our friends at TC Palm have posted a few cool videos from Mets camp at Port St. Lucie. This one here shows Pelfrey having a bullpen session and then signing autographs for fans who were gathered to watch him pitch. Check out all the spring videos on TC Palm’s YouTube Channel.

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