Mets News & Notes

Mets Promote LHP Garrett Olson

An article by posted on August 7, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Promote LHP Garrett Olson

Following the news that Tim Byrdak has a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, the Mets announced that Garrett Olson will be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. He will be added to the team’s active roster before today’s game against the Marlins. In 25 appearances for Triple-A Buffalo this year, Olson has made 21 starts […]

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Monday Minors Beat: Brandon Nimmo Making Noise, Meet Hansel Robles, Tyler Pill Exceeding Expectations

An article by posted on August 6, 2012 0 Comments
Monday Minors Beat: Brandon Nimmo Making Noise, Meet Hansel Robles, Tyler Pill Exceeding Expectations

A lot of stuff went on down on the farm this weekend. Johan made a rehab start for Brooklyn. Tyler Pill continues to dazzle in the Florida State League. Nimmo and Evans heat up with the lumber, and much more. And thanks to our new and improved Mets minor league coverage, you don’t have to […]

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Mets Sign RHP Scott Patterson

An article by posted on August 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sign RHP Scott Patterson

The Mets have announced that they have signed RHP Scott Patterson to a minor league contract. Patterson, 33, has pitched in 26 games for the Tacoma Rainiers after signing a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners this off-season. The righty has posted a 1-3 record with a 2.89 ERA and four saves. In 28.0 innings […]

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Mets First Rounder Cecchini Fractures Finger

An article by posted on August 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets First Rounder Cecchini Fractures Finger

Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta said Gavin Cecchini, the Mets first round selection in the 2012 amateur draft, has fractured the tip of his middle finger, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. DePodesta did not say how long it might take Cecchini to recover from the fracture. “I’m not one to estimate recovery […]

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Mets Bullpen Could Be A Team Strength Down The Stretch

An article by posted on August 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Could Be A Team Strength Down The Stretch

Closer Frank-Frank is being activated today. Mike Puma of the post writes: After spending the last five weeks on the disabled list with a strained left oblique, closer Frank Francisco will rejoin the Mets today, giving the team some much needed depth in the bullpen. The right-hander is 1-3 with a 4.97 ERA and 18 […]

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Mets Minors Beat: Prospects Have Big Week As Wheeler, Pill, Montero, And DeGrom All Pitch Great

An article by posted on August 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors Beat: Prospects Have Big Week As Wheeler, Pill, Montero, And DeGrom All Pitch Great

Welcome back for the second installment, and first Friday Edition of the brand new, MMO Mets Minors Beat. I’m your host, Petey Pete, and I’ll be going over the transactions reports and box-scores everyday, scanning the team reports, talking to the players and coaches, pouring over reams of scouting reports and statistics. Analyzing, crunching numbers. compiling […]

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Valdespin Gets Hazed, Learns Lesson

An article by posted on August 3, 2012 0 Comments
Valdespin Gets Hazed, Learns Lesson

The locker room incident involving Jordany Valdespin’s t-shirt before Wednesday’s game has broken out and become a “thing.” In what probably doesn’t count as his rookie hazing, Valdepin’s plain white t-shirt he wore to the ballpark before Wednesday’s win in San Francisco was jokingly altered by some veterans to remind Valdespin of the club’s self-imposed […]

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Zack Wheeler Promoted To Triple-A, Will Not Pitch For Mets This Season

An article by posted on August 2, 2012 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Promoted To Triple-A, Will Not Pitch For Mets This Season

Zack Wheeler’s 11K performance for Double-A Binghamton last night has earned him a promotion. He’s headed to Triple-A Buffalo, the team announced this afternoon. Sandy Alderson also told reporters it was unlikely would pitch in the big leagues this season. The Mets GM said Wheeler has a limit in place of around 150 innings this season, and […]

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Mets and Marlins Discussed A Jason Bay For Heath Bell Swap

An article by posted on August 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets and Marlins Discussed A Jason Bay For Heath Bell Swap

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets and the Marlins discussed a trade that would have sent Jason Bay to Miami for Heath Bell and John Buck before the trade deadline. Basically it’s a swap of bad contracts and underperforming players. Bell is 2-5 this season with a 5.66 ERA 41 1/3 innings […]

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Alderson On Trade Deadline, Keeping Hairston, Being Competitive

An article by posted on July 31, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson On Trade Deadline, Keeping Hairston, Being Competitive

At 4:00 PM today the trade deadline came to and end with nary a move from the New York Mets. As the song says not a creature was stirring not even a mouse…. We weren’t buyers, nor were we sellers…. We were what you’d call not-so-innocent bystanders. Life goes on. In a conference call at […]

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