Mets News & Notes

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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Taylor Buchholz Has Nasty Stuff

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments
Taylor Buchholz Has Nasty Stuff

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Jose Reyes has faced right-hander Taylor Buchholz seven times in their careers. He’s 0-for-6 with a walk and two strikeouts. Reyes had this to say about facing Buchholz, “He’s got an unbelievable curveball,” Reyes said. “His breaking pitch was unbelievable. I don’t know how fast he throws now, […]

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Johan Santana Discusses His Comeback From Surgery

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

  Mets GM Sandy Alderson updated reporters on how Johan Santana was progressing from his season ending surgery, and talked about his rehab and the recovery process. Phase 1 – Johan has gone through his recovery from the surgery. There was a healing process, a restoration of range of motion, that sort of thing. And that took […]

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R.I.P. Former Mets Manager Joe Frazier Dead

An article by posted on February 17, 2011 0 Comments

According to a report on Mets.com, former Mets manager Joe Frazier died on Tuesday in Broken Arrow, Okla., at age 88, according to the New York Times. Frazier managed the Mets for the entire 1976 season and 45 games of the ’77 season, spanning most of the time between Yogi Berra and Joe Torre. Frazier’s […]

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Daily News: Howard Johnson Leaves Mets

An article by posted on February 17, 2011 0 Comments

According to the New York Daily News, sources have told the paper that Howard Johnson has decided to leave the Mets organization.  Johnson played for the Mets from 1985-1993, joined the coaching staff in 2007 as first base coach, and later became the hitting instructor.  He served in that role under Jerry Manuel, and while […]

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Scouting Book’s Top Mets Prospects for 2011

An article by posted on February 17, 2011 0 Comments

Here’s a look at Scouting Book’s Top Mets Propsects for 2011. It’s actually the first prospect list I’ve seen this year that still has Fernando Martinez has the top ranked outfielder in the system. 1. Jenrry Mejia RHP (#54 overall) 2. Wilmer Flores SS (#74 overall) 3. Reese Havens SS (#142 overall) 4. Fernando Martinez […]

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Mets Sign LHP Justin Hampson To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed lefthanded reliever Justin Hampson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Hampson, 30, hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2008 when he went 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 35 relief appearances with the Padres. He was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies […]

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