Mets News & Notes

Torres and Francisco Ready To Go On Thursday

An article by posted on April 3, 2012 0 Comments
Torres and Francisco Ready To Go On Thursday

According to ESPN New York, Terry Collins was very pleased with Frank Francisco’s bullpen session today. Francisco expierenced no pain in his knee, which has sidelined him for a portion of the spring. He will be leaving camp with the team, ready to go for the opener. Andres Torres started and batted lead off in today’s Mets […]

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Collins: Parnell Will Not Be Used As A Starter

An article by posted on April 2, 2012 0 Comments

Well that didn’t last long. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Terry Collins said Parnell would not be used to make spot starts this season, but instead would be used for multiple inning stints out of the bullpen. I have to point out a comment left earlier today on this thread by Original Mets Fan: […]

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Bay Losing His Grip On Starting Job

An article by posted on April 2, 2012 0 Comments
Bay Losing His Grip On Starting Job

Here is a followup to a post I wrote last week on Jason Bay AKA The 500 Pound Gorilla In The Corner Outfield. Mike Puma of the  NY Post writes this morning: A club official yesterday floated the possibility that if Bay is struggling six or seven weeks into the season, the Mets could explore other options, including a […]

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Francisco Battling Sore Knee All Spring?

An article by posted on April 2, 2012 0 Comments
Francisco Battling Sore Knee All Spring?

According to Mike Puma of the NY Post had the following blurb in a report this morning about closer Frank Francisco: Frank Francisco limped across the parking lot and told an observer he’s battling a toe problem, but manager Terry Collins said the reliever has dealt with a sore knee all spring. Francisco is having one of the […]

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Things Aren’t As Bleak As They Seem For The 2012 Mets

An article by posted on April 1, 2012 0 Comments
Things Aren’t As Bleak As They Seem For The 2012 Mets

With the Mets first game under a week away, fans and analysts write this season as a disappointment already without it even starting. Realistically  the 2012 New York Mets wont be playing in any games of relevance deep into the summer and to the early parts of the fall. Though that doesn’t mean the team […]

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Zimmerman Says Mets Should Re-sign Wright; Johnson Questions Team’s Direction

An article by posted on March 30, 2012 0 Comments
Zimmerman Says Mets Should Re-sign Wright; Johnson Questions Team’s Direction

As we all know, David Wright’s contract technically ends this year (However, there is a option for 2013).  Speaking of Wright’s contract, Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke with Nationals 3rd Basemen Ryan Zimmerman about Wright’s contract with the Mets.  Zimmerman told Puma that the Mets should resign David Wright. “He enjoys being […]

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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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