Mets News & Notes

Mets Announce Valdespin Among Six Players Optioned To Minors

An article by posted on March 29, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce Valdespin Among Six Players Optioned To Minors

Confirming what was speculated earlier, the Mets have officially announced that they have optioned 2B/SS Jordanny Valdespin to the minor leagues along with OF Adam Loewen. LHP Garrett Olson, C Lucas May, C Rob Johnson and OF Matt den Dekker. All are expected to start the season with Triple-A Buffalo. Of the group, only Valdespin spent time with the Bisons last season. […]

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Prospect Pulse: Captain Kirk Eyes Return To Action

An article by posted on March 27, 2012 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Captain Kirk Eyes Return To Action

In an interview yesterday with Ben Wagner, the “voice of the Bisons,” which was posted on the Buffalo Bisons’ website, injured outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis talks about how his surgically repaired shoulder “feels good,” and his sore oblique “feels a lot better now.” He also gives us this progress report: that he began throwing Monday, and […]

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After His Grapefruit League Debut, Wright Will Get A Couple Of Days Off

An article by posted on March 27, 2012 0 Comments
After His Grapefruit League Debut, Wright Will Get A Couple Of Days Off

Playing in his first spring training game, Mets third baseman David Wright played his first game of the spring yesterday and had himself a good day at the plate going 1-for-2. Wright did a nice job working a 3-2 count before lining a sharp single off right-hander Jake Westbrook. Wright also made a great diving […]

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Alderson Confirms Chris Young Deal

An article by posted on March 26, 2012 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, first reported that the Mets have re-signed free-agent RHP Chris Young to a minor league contract. Sandy Alderson confirmed the signing today and spoke with reporters: “Right now we don’t have an expectation other than a general one — that he’ll be able to pitch at some point. Until he’s seen by […]

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Bay and Olson Are Doing Fine

An article by posted on March 26, 2012 0 Comments
Bay and Olson Are Doing Fine

  According to several reports from the Mets clubhouse at Digital Domain, both Garrett Olson (hand) and Jason Bay (forearm) are doing fine this morning. Olson who was struck in the hand by a batted ball yesterday said he will throw a bullpen today, and Bay who was hit on the forearm by a pitch said […]

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Wright To Start At Third Base Against Cards Today

An article by posted on March 26, 2012 0 Comments
Wright To Start At Third Base Against Cards Today

Good news everyone… David Wright will be starting at third base this afternoon when the Mets take on the Cardinals in Jupiter, Florida at 1:00 PM, “I’m going to make sure I’m still allowed to go,” Wright said shortly before 8 a.m., as he headed to the trainer’s room. “I’m planning on it.” This would […]

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Santana Slated To Throw 90-95 Pitches Today Against Cards

An article by posted on March 26, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Slated To Throw 90-95 Pitches Today Against Cards

Johan Santana takes the mound today in a 1:05 PM start against the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Terry Collins said Santana is expected to throw 90-95 pitches in the game. In his last start, also against the Cardinals, Santana threw 69 pitches, 48 of them for strikes in what was his best pitched game of the […]

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Matt Harvey Tagged For Five Runs In One Innning

An article by posted on March 25, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Tagged For Five Runs In One Innning

In what can only be described as a disastrous first inning against the Washington Nationals this afternoon, Mets starter Matt Harvey allowed five earned runs including home runs to Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond and Roger Bernadina. Even opposing pitcher Stephen Strasburg hit Harvey up for a single, as the Nationals batted around in the first inning […]

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Mets Opening Day Bullpen Getting Clearer

An article by posted on March 25, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Bullpen Getting Clearer

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York projects the Mets Opening Day bullpen as follows: Frank Francisco Jon Rauch  Ramon Ramirez  Manny Acosta  Bobby Parnell Miguel Batista Garrett Olson or Josh Edgin He says Miguel Batista is a “pretty solid” bet for making the Opening Day roster, and that D.J. Carrasco is likely to start the season on the […]

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Let Ruben Tejada Be Ruben Tejada, Whatever That Is

An article by posted on March 24, 2012 0 Comments
Let Ruben Tejada Be Ruben Tejada, Whatever That Is

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger had a good read this morning on Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada. In it he points out that Tejada should simply focus his game on getting on base. He compares Tejada to Jose Reyes at the same age. Compared with his predecessor, Tejada is smaller, slower, more placid, a possessor of […]

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