Mets News & Notes

Kirk Nieuwenhuis Gets Leadoff Opportunity

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Gets Leadoff Opportunity

Several days ago I gave you my idea for the Mets’ batting order and it included Kirk Nieuwenhuis as the leadoff hitter, so I was happy to read Adam Rubin’s story he will be given first chance to win that job. Nieuwenhuis will be the leadoff hitter for Saturday’s exhibition game against Washington. The Mets like Nieuwenhuis’ […]

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Mets 2013 Promotional Schedule

An article by posted on February 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets 2013 Promotional Schedule

The New York Mets today announced the promotional schedule for the 2013 season at Citi Field. The Mets will give away nearly 400,000 items to fans of all ages highlighted by the All-Star Bobblehead Series featuring Ron Darling (April 21), John Franco (May 25) David Wright (June 30), Dwight Gooden (July 21) and Tom Seaver […]

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Collins Addresses Team Before Today’s First Full Squad Workout

An article by posted on February 17, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Addresses Team Before Today’s First Full Squad Workout

Terry Collins will talk to his team prior to this morning’s full squad workout, but says he won’t go the underdog route, as COO Jeff Wilpon did last spring. The underdog angle is usually a good angle, but the Mets haven’t had a winning season since 2008, so it is safe to say they are […]

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Five Moves That Can Happen This Spring: Mets Will Trade For At Least One Starting Outfielder

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 0 Comments
Five Moves That Can Happen This Spring: Mets Will Trade For At Least One Starting Outfielder

XtreemIcon just emailed me a link to Jim Bowden’s latest post on ESPN Insider (subscription required). Bowden goes out on a limb and predicts five moves that will happen this Spring. Among them he says the Mets will breakdown and make a trade for at least one everyday starting outfielder: The Mets will open spring […]

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Remembering Gary Carter: Sometimes There IS Crying In Baseball

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering Gary Carter: Sometimes There IS Crying In Baseball

Keith Hernandez flied out to center for the second out of the inning. A tomblike silence fell over Shea. Fans stared in disbelief. The 108 regular season wins plus 6 more in the post-season meant nothing. Vin Scully announced Marty Barrett was chosen player of the game. And then…number 8 stepped to the plate. In […]

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Video: Players Are Excited About The Mets Pitching Staff This Season

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments
Video: Players Are Excited About The Mets Pitching Staff This Season

Terry Collins, Johan Santana, Jon Niese, and Bobby Parnell talk about why they are very excited about the Mets pitching staff this season. Collins’ notes that for the first time in over three years, Santana goes into this season healthy and with no offseason surgery or rehab. He also tabs Johan as his Opening Day […]

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Mets Spring Notes: Santana and the WBC, No-Shows In Camp, Limiting Harvey’s Innings

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Notes: Santana and the WBC, No-Shows In Camp, Limiting Harvey’s Innings

I realize the matter of national pride and his desire to represent Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, but Johan Santana is set to get $31 million from the Mets this year (including a $5.5 million buyout) and that’s where his responsibility lies. There’s no disputing Santana pitches hard and has been a workhorse when healthy, but […]

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Jenrry Mejia Put Under Age/Identity Review

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Put Under Age/Identity Review

Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters this morning and stated that the reason behind Jenrry Mejia’s troubles obtaining a visa from the Dominican Republic is due to a review of his age and identity. Alderson went on to say that the 23-year old is the recipient of a random identity check and not being specifically suspected for […]

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Alderson Says 5th Year Was Big Issue With Signing Bourn

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says 5th Year Was Big Issue With Signing Bourn

Sandy Alderson told reporters that the 5th year option was the big issue with signing Michael Bourn, and also that indications changed whether or not they would keep the 11th pick after an arbitrator ruling. This according to Kevin Burkhardt. Original Post 2/12/2013 The long and dragged out pursuit is over, and the Mets came […]

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Video: Terry Collins Discusses Parnell, Santana, Harvey, Duda, Winning

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Video: Terry Collins Discusses Parnell, Santana, Harvey, Duda, Winning

Yesterday, after his press conference from the Mets Spring Training Complex, Mets manager Terry Collins was a guest of Mike Francesa on the YES Network. Collins discussed Johan Santana and his starting rotation, Bobby Parnell, and a host of other Mets topics. Before that, Collins addressed the media and the following is a summary of […]

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