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Jim Henderson May Surprise You This Spring

An article by posted on February 22, 2016 0 Comments
Jim Henderson May Surprise You This Spring

One of the fun things about Spring Training is the guy who plays so well, he forces his way onto the Opening Day roster. In 1996, Butch Huskey hit nine homeruns in the Spring forcing the Mets to make him the Opening Day right fielder even though he never previously played the position. In 2004, Tyler Yates had a […]

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Collins Explains His Choice For No. 2 Hitter

An article by posted on February 21, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Explains His Choice For No. 2 Hitter

New York Mets manager Terry Collins is leaning heavily toward David Wright as his No. 2 hitter this season, explaining that players with a high OBP and OPS at the top of the lineup can get the offense going. “We are going to go back to the importance of what we did last year, and one […]

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Cespedes Arrives To Camp With An Eye On The Prize

An article by posted on February 21, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Arrives To Camp With An Eye On The Prize

Yoenis Cespedes arrived to Mets camp in Port St. Lucie on Sunday and spoke briefly with reporters telling them he feels “just like coming home” and is very relaxed. Asked about the added pressure of playing under his new deal with the Mets, Cespedes smiled and said, “I work hard. I’m not too concerned with the […]

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Nationals GM Says It’s War Against The Mets

An article by posted on February 21, 2016 0 Comments
Nationals GM Says It’s War Against The Mets

The Washington Nationals are taking aim against the New York Mets and general manager Mike Rizzo wants everyone to know it. “We’re trying to knock them off,’’ Rizzo told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “They knocked us off the mountain. We were the champs two of the last four years, they’re the champs right […]

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Indians To Sign Juan Uribe

An article by posted on February 20, 2016 0 Comments
Indians To Sign Juan Uribe

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Twitter, the Cleveland Indians and Juan Uribe are in agreement on a major league deal, pending a physical. Buster Olney of ESPN.com also reports on Twitter that the deal is worth a little under $5 million. Uribe, 37, came over to the Mets along with Kelly Johnson […]

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Wright Pledges To Be Honest With Mets About His Back

An article by posted on February 20, 2016 0 Comments
Wright Pledges To Be Honest With Mets About His Back

Some time next week, David Wright will meet with Mets manager Terry Collins to devise a plan on how much their former All-Star third baseman will play this summer. It’s this year’s version of Matt Harvey‘s innings limit. Of course, it comes down to his health and how strong he feels, but for now there’s no definitive number or plan. […]

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Brandon Nimmo Sheds Walking Boot

An article by posted on February 19, 2016 0 Comments
Brandon Nimmo Sheds Walking Boot

Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo has shed the protective boot off his injured left foot, but may still open the season on the DL, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Nimmo, 22, was diagnosed with a partially torn tendon in his left foot last month. He is expected to begin the season in […]

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Duda Still Haunted By Errant Game 5 Throw, Looking For Redemption

An article by posted on February 19, 2016 0 Comments
Duda Still Haunted By Errant Game 5 Throw, Looking For Redemption

It was Game 5 of the 2015 World Series the Mets were holding onto a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning with one out when Salvador Perez hit a ground ball to David Wright. The ball was cleanly fielded and Wright looked back Eric Hosmer to third before throwing to Lucas Duda […]

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Collins Says Juan Lagares Is In “Unbelievable Shape”

An article by posted on February 19, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Says Juan Lagares Is In “Unbelievable Shape”

While his role has yet to be defined for the 2016 season, Juan Lagares has already made quite the impression on Terry Collins who was incredibly impressed with how good Lagares looked after he reported to spring training on Thursday. “Did you see him? Oh my God. Unbelievable shape,” the Mets manager told reporters. “Tremendous […]

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Bobby Parnell Agrees To Minor League Deal With Tigers

An article by posted on February 18, 2016 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell Agrees To Minor League Deal With Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have signed former Mets closer Bobby Parnell to a minor league contract with an invite to major league spring training. Parnell, 31, appeared in 30 games for the Mets last season, posting a 6.38 ERA in 24.0 innings. Once boasting a 100+ MPH fastball and a wicked knuckle curve, Parnell parlayed his […]

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