Mets News & Notes

AM Mets Notes: Ike Davis, Andres Torres, Mike Nickeas, Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on February 23, 2012 0 Comments
AM Mets Notes: Ike Davis, Andres Torres, Mike Nickeas, Ruben Tejada

Mike Nickeas may be the frontrunner for the righty-hitting complement to Josh Thole behind the plate, but the Mets are not handing Nickeas an Opening Day roster spot yet, writes Adam Rubin. The defensively capable Nickeas will need to demonstrate he can produce at the plate at a competent-enough level that Terry Collins will not need to pinch-hit for him […]

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@MetsGM Answers Questions On Twitter

An article by posted on February 22, 2012 0 Comments
@MetsGM Answers Questions On Twitter

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (@MetsGM) answered questions from his followers on Twitter today. While most of the questions were kind of silly or irrelevant, these responses were interesting: These are a few that didn’t make the first cut…

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Afternoon Spring Training Notes: Turner, Beato, Mejia and Spring Opener

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Afternoon Spring Training Notes: Turner, Beato, Mejia and Spring Opener

Here’s a quick update from Mets Camp this afternoon, just a few minor notes and happenings… It didn’t take long to find out who would be wearing Jose Reyes’ number this season. It turns out it’ll be new Bench Coach Bob Geren, who wore No. 17 when he was with Oakland. Mooooook! Ousted first base coach Mookie […]

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Johan Throws Second Bullpen, Collins Expects Him To Be Ready Opening Day

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Johan Throws Second Bullpen, Collins Expects Him To Be Ready Opening Day

Johan Santana threw another bullpen session this morning, his second of the spring, and he was happy with the way his 29 pitch effort went. “I’ve been through a lot the last couple of years,” he said. “It’s exciting to be back on the field.” On whether he would be ready for Opening Day, Santana said, […]

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Former Mets Equipment Manager Avoids Prison, Fined $50K

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Former Mets Equipment Manager Avoids Prison, Fined $50K

The New York Post reports that one-time Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels avoided prison time today by pleading guilty to two counts of criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of tax fraud. Samuels, 52, who was banned for life from CitiField and the Mets’ spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla, was […]

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Mets Great John Franco to Join Citi at Presale Promotion Events in NYC

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments

OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE METS SINGLE GAME TICKETS VIA ONLINE PRESALE THIS MONDAY AND TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27 AND 28 The New York Mets today announced Citi will offer Citi credit and debit cardholders an exclusive opportunity to purchase Mets single game tickets for the 2012 season at Citi Field before they go on sale to the general […]

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Mookie Wilson To Serve As Roving Instructor and Mets Ambassador

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments

The Mets announced that Mookie Wilson will remain in the Mets organization in a role that includes both baseball and business duties. Wilson, who first put on a Mets uniform in September 1980, will be in spring training to work with the major league and minor league players. The former outfielder also will visit the […]

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Will Mets Regret Not Adding A Starter?

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Will Mets Regret Not Adding A Starter?

With Mets pitchers and catchers set to report later this morning, lets take a look at a couple of things Sandy Alderson said over the weekend when he spoke to reporters in St. Lucie. I was a little taken back by what he said when he was asked where he’d like to see the team do […]

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Alderson: Decision To Trade Wright Won’t Be Based On Mets Record

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: Decision To Trade Wright Won’t Be Based On Mets Record

MetsBlog posted this recap of Sandy Alderson’s comments to reporters this morning at Digital Domain Park. His decision to trade or keep David Wright this summer will not directly be tied to their record at that time – his 2013 option is a factor in his situation. If the team is contending towards the trade deadline, he […]

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New Court Filing Says Picard Lawsuit Built On Shaky Evidence

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
New Court Filing Says Picard Lawsuit Built On Shaky Evidence

Michael O’Keefe of the Daily News reported about some new documents filed by the Mets in Manhattan federal court on Thursday as they continue to push for a summary judgement to dismiss the suit by trustee Irving Picard, before it goes to trial on March 19. Mets lawyers are arguing that Picard has failed to […]

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