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Collins On Flores: His Bat Potential Is Off The Charts

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Collins On Flores: His Bat Potential Is Off The Charts

Terry Collins said Wilmer Flores earned a big compliment while the Mets manager was talking to someone who had watched Flores play winter ball for several years. According to Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger, Collins was told Flores was reminiscent of former Mets’ second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo. “The bat potential is off the charts. Everybody […]

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Eric Young Ready and Excited For Start Of A New Season

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Ready and Excited For Start Of A New Season

Coming into 2014, one of the main focuses has been who will be in the starting lineup for the Mets when it pertains to the outfield. Speculation has it that Terry Collins is leaning towards having Eric Young, Jr. in left field, Chris Young in center and Curtis Granderson in right.  At this point, since […]

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Ike Davis and Athletes Being Athletes

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Ike Davis and Athletes Being Athletes

Before the furor grows over the Ike Davis revelation that he played almost the entire season last year with an oblique injury, Met fans should slow down and consider what that fact means relative to Davis’s current standing on the team. I expect Davis will be roundly criticized for not disclosing the injury. In fact, […]

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Ruben Tejada Looked Impressive In The Cage

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Looked Impressive In The Cage

Ruben Tejada has prepared all winter to come into camp hoping that he could retain the starting shortstop job. Terry Collins has yet to make that decision, but with Omar Quintanilla, Wilfredo Tovar, and Wilmer Flores all ready to take their turns playing the position when spring games begin on Friday, Tejada’s hold on the […]

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Ike Davis Strongly Reacts To Story About Oblique Injury

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Ike Davis Strongly Reacts To Story About Oblique Injury

Updated Post According to a report on ESPN New York, Ike Davis loudly lectured Mike Puma of the NY Post this morning regarding the article about him concealing an oblique injury, as teammates and other media watched. “You made it look like an excuse,” Davis stated, directly addressing the article’s author. “It’s an excuse. It […]

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Rafael Montero To Throw First Pitch Of Mets Grapefruit League Season

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
Rafael Montero To Throw First Pitch Of Mets Grapefruit League Season

Rafael Montero will throw the first pitch of the Mets’ Grapefruit League schedule, on Friday at 1:10 p.m. against the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field. Montero, 23, went a combined 12-7 with a 2.78 ERA in 27 starts between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas last season. This amazing control artist allowed 136 hits and walked 35 […]

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Hey Mets Fans, David Wright Needs Your Support

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
Hey Mets Fans, David Wright Needs Your Support

New York Mets third baseman and captain David Wright is one of eight finalists for the MLB Network’s annual Face of MLB contest. The promotion is to determine a player who best represents the sport on and off the field. Wright, who was named team captain last year, has always been one of the best ambassadors of […]

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Alderson Didn’t Like Nelson Cruz’ Approach

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Didn’t Like Nelson Cruz’ Approach

3:00 PM John Madden of the Daily News spoke to Mets GM Sandy Alderson about the Nelson Cruz signing and he had this to say regarding the similar contract to Chris Young: “Different type of players. Cruz brings power but not defense. Doesn’t have our approach. This is not a gee-whiz, if-only-we’d-waited moment for us.” […]

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Mets Offered Drew A $9.5 M Contract That Had Little Chance

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Offered Drew A $9.5 M Contract That Had Little Chance

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets offered free agent Stephen Drew a a one-year, $9.5 million dollar deal that they had to know would be turned down. The Mets suggested a salary close to the range of the $9.5 million Drew made last year, an unusual no-raise try that had little chance. It’s […]

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Collins Continues To Rave About Ike Davis

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Continues To Rave About Ike Davis

Terry Collins continues to rave about Ike Davis even though he hasn’t had one at-bat against live pitching since his last at-bat of the 2013 season. Here is a quote from MetsBlog: “I’m really impressed with what I’ve seen,” Collins said. “His swing is absolutely, completely different than it was last year. He’s really quited […]

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