Mets News & Notes

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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Defensive Runs Saved Passes The Eye Test

An article by posted on March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Defensive Runs Saved Passes The Eye Test

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com takes a look at the Mets defense through the eyes of John Dewan is always finding new ways to analyze defensive metrics, which have come a long way quite recently. One thing DiComo aptly points out is the “unorthodox depth chart of the Mets” and how their unique circumstances and personnel […]

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Mets Take Down Astros 8-2, Dickey Flirts With A Spring No-No

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Take Down Astros 8-2, Dickey Flirts With A Spring No-No

R.A. Dickey took a no-hitter into the sixth inning today and looked to be in mid-season form as the Mets took care of business with the Astros, 8-2. Summary What else can be said about R.A. Dickey that has not already been said in the form of a compliment or a pun? He pitched into […]

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