Mets News & Notes

Wright Is A Fantasy Bust, Duda Is A Fantasy Sleeper

An article by posted on February 29, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Is A Fantasy Bust, Duda Is A Fantasy Sleeper

CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball posted a Mets Spring Primer which included their fantasy sleeper and bust, as well as the Mets outlook this season from opposite sides of the spectrum. Also check out their complete Mets Fantasy Preview. Fantasy sleeper: Lucas Duda “From July 15 (about the time he took over for a departed Carlos Beltran) […]

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Check That, Mets Not Considering Signing Pudge Rodriguez

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Check That, Mets Not Considering Signing Pudge Rodriguez

Adam Rubin debunked the Pudge rumor. Second Mets source adds definitively: “We are not bringing Ivan here.” So that was fun… Original Post 7:00 PM According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a Mets official spoke with Ivan Rodriguez as recently as 10 days ago, and the team hasn’t ruled out the possibility of signing Rodriguez […]

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Parnell Has Little Margin For Error This Spring

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, Terry Collins acknowledged today that reliever Manny Acosta, who is out of minor league options, is “all but a lock” for the Opening Day roster in the bullpen along with Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez and Tim Byrdak. After being retained on the 40-man roster at the expense of losing former top prospect Fernando Martinez, D.J. Carrasco […]

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Gee Hopes To Avoid Fatigue and Pitch More Effectively In 2012

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Gee Hopes To Avoid Fatigue and Pitch More Effectively In 2012

Mets starter Dillon Gee got off to a blazing 8-1 start in his rookie season, but by the time August rolled around he was mired in a big slide that lasted until the end of the season. After posting a remarkable 3.32 ERA in the first half, the young right-hander finished with a 5.91 ERA […]

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Matt Harvey To Start Intrasquad Game On Friday, Will Pitch In Spring Opener 3/5

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey To Start Intrasquad Game On Friday, Will Pitch In Spring Opener 3/5

RHP Matt Harvey is expected to start Friday’s intrasquad game at Digital Domain Park according to Terry Collins who also announced his pitching assignments for the first three games of the Grapefruit League season as follows: March 5 Mets vs. Nationals: Dillon Gee, Matt Harvey, Miguel Batista, Daniel Herrera, Tim Byrdak, Frank Francisco March 6 Mets (SS) vs. Cardinals: Johan Santana, […]

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Wilpon Intends To Own The Franchise A Very Long Time

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon Intends To Own The Franchise A Very Long Time

Whether he was speaking out of defiance or knowledge, Mets owner Fred Wilpon vowed he wasn’t parting with his team. Period. “Well, (Mets fans) shouldn’t be concerned about us owning the franchise, because we intend to own the franchise for a very long time,’’ Wilpon said this morning in Port St. Luice. “Whether they’re happy […]

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Tim Byrdak Is Hulkamania!

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Tim Byrdak Is Hulkamania!

It’s time for the Mets Spring Training Comedy Hour! In case you missed it yesterday, Mets reliever Tim Byrdak came darting onto the field at Digital Domain Park dressed as professional wrestling legend, Hulk Hogan. And as you can tell by that hilarious photo, he really did pull it off! It’s amazing the things you […]

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There’s No Need To Fear…

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
There’s No Need To Fear…

Jeff Wilpon handed out orange T-shirts that he had printed with the Underdog logo on them for the players to wear during Spring Training. “I thought Jeff had a great idea”, Collins said. David Wright wasn’t to keen on them. “I don’t really like using the whole underdog thing,” he said. “I don’t like really […]

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Fred Wilpon Speaks On Payroll, Finances, Says Reyes Was A Baseball Decision

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
Fred Wilpon Speaks On Payroll, Finances, Says Reyes Was A Baseball Decision

Fred Wilpon met with reporters this morning and took questions for about 20 minutes without ducking or avoiding any of them. Adam Rubin has the entire transcript, but here’s a few things that caught my attention: You cut your payroll dramatically. How concerned should Mets fans be about the future and viability of you owning […]

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Mike Pelfrey: Sink Or Be Sunk

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Pelfrey: Sink Or Be Sunk

David Lennon of Newsday profiles Mike Pelfrey who came to camp with a big chip on his shoulder. Pelfrey is angry at himself, Lennon says, and as the big right-hander gets ready to begin his fifth season as as a full-time starter for the Mets, Pelfrey knows all to well that unless he rediscovers that […]

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