Mets News & Notes

Octavio Dotel Retires After 15 Seasons

An article by posted on October 4, 2014 0 Comments
Octavio Dotel Retires After 15 Seasons

If you mention the year 1999 to a Mets fan, one-of-two things comes to mind. Either you see Robin Ventura’s grand-slam-single that ended game five of the National League Championship Series or you see Kenny Rogers walking in the winning run that sealed that series for the Braves. Game five will always be Ventura’s game […]

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Mets Regret Jhonny Peralta, Not Nelson Cruz

An article by posted on October 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Regret Jhonny Peralta, Not Nelson Cruz

Looking back at last offseason, it’s pretty clear that the Mets had a few targets. One was Curtis Granderson who they locked up in early December for four years and $60 million. The other was Jhonny Peralta. With a much higher asking price than he originally anticipated, Sandy Alderson decided against signing the veteran shortstop […]

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Mets Won’t Add Backman To Big League Coaching Staff

An article by posted on October 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Won’t Add Backman To Big League Coaching Staff

Matt Ehalt of NJ.com is reporting that Wally Backman will not be promoted to the Mets major league staff. Instead he has been offered the managing job with the Las Vegas 51′s but it is currently unclear if he will return. The Mets are still searching for a hitting coach and it was reported last week […]

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Early Bullpen Failures Led To Deep Hole

An article by posted on October 3, 2014 0 Comments
Early Bullpen Failures Led To Deep Hole

Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal, pointed out a staggering statistic a few days ago. The Mets opened the season 10-20 in one-run games, finishing at 26-29. After that horrible beginning of the season, they improved to 16-9 in one-run games down the stretch. It’s no surprise that the turnaround occurred around the time […]

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Rockies Won’t Move Key Pieces

An article by posted on October 3, 2014 0 Comments
Rockies Won’t Move Key Pieces

According Bill Geivett, the Rockies senior vice president of Major League operations, the team likes what they have and won’t look to make major changes in the offseason. In a report filed by Thomas Harding of MLB.com, the Rockies will be bringing back the majority of their front office personal and think they have the […]

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Lamar Johnson Will Not Return As Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Lamar Johnson Will Not Return As Hitting Coach

Official Release The New York Mets today announced that hitting coach Lamar Johnson and assistant hitting coach Luis Natera will not return to their positions in 2015. Johnson and Natera have been offered positions within the minor league system. “We appreciate the hard work of Lamar and Luis this year at the Major League level,” […]

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Yasmani Tomas Granted Free Agency, Can Now Sign With Any Team

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Yasmani Tomas Granted Free Agency, Can Now Sign With Any Team

Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas has been granted free agency by Major League Baseball, according to a his agent, Jay Alou. He is now free to sign with any club. Unfortunately, his potential $100 million deal takes the Mets out of the picture. Tomas has already had private workouts with the Phillies, Rangers and Giants who are each considered to […]

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Poll: Would You Trade Jenrry Mejia?

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Poll: Would You Trade Jenrry Mejia?

Jenrry Mejia is coming off his most successful major league season. After being bounced around between the bullpen and the rotation for several years, he finally settled in as the teams closer in 2014. He saved 28 games and struck out more than a batter per inning (9.4 K/9). There were certainly moments of weakness […]

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D’Arnaud Has Succesful Surgery To Remove Bone Spurs

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Has Succesful Surgery To Remove Bone Spurs

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud had successful surgery Wednesday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, a source told Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. September 26 Travis d’Arnaud will have surgery next week to remove a broken bone spur from his elbow, the team announced at Citi Field. The Mets say it’s a relatively minor procedure. 7:00 […]

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It’s Not That Complicated, Make More Contact…

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Not That Complicated, Make More Contact…

It was so exciting to watch the the Kansas City Royals come back in extra-innings and beat the Oakland A’s last night with a stunning 9-8 victory. What high-drama, what suspense, what a game… If any of you hated the sudden death one-game Wild Card round, you may want to reconsider. What happened last night […]

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