Mets News & Notes

Dickey Says Beltran Trade Was Tough To Swallow

An article by posted on July 31, 2011 0 Comments

I read this quote in the Daily News by R.A. Dickey which I thought was interesting because it’s an actual player’s reaction to the Beltran trade. “One of the things you can’t help but communicate to the team with a move like that,” says R.A. Dickey, speaking of the front office, “is, ‘You may do it, but […]

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Nats Halt Mets Win Streak, Beat Amazins 3-0

An article by posted on July 31, 2011 0 Comments
Nats Halt Mets Win Streak, Beat Amazins 3-0

Nothing lasts forever and the Mets found that out when their five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Saturday night in a 3-0 loss to the Washington Nationals. For the Mets it was their fifth shutout loss of the season and it cut short what had been a phenomenal stretch of run production for […]

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5 In A Row! Mets Beat Wang in 8-5 Win Against Nationals

An article by posted on July 30, 2011 0 Comments
5 In A Row! Mets Beat Wang in 8-5 Win Against Nationals

The Mets offense jumped on Nationals starting Chien Ming Wang early, and Dillon Gee pitched a quality game in their 8-5 win. Game Notes Dillon Gee was on point today, and without one defensive miscue may have only allowed one run for his entire outing. Gee went six and two third innings, allowing three runs […]

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LHP Steven Matz, 2009 Mets Top Pick, Out For Season

An article by posted on July 29, 2011 0 Comments
LHP Steven Matz, 2009 Mets Top Pick, Out For Season

Mack from Mack’s Mets spoke to Steven Matz who will be shutdown for the rest of the 2011 season. Matz:  -  Hey Mack, yeah, my season is definitely going to be over. I was back in simulated games in May, and I seemed to be fine. My velocity on all my pitches was back and even a […]

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Johan Santana Sharp In Rehab Start

An article by posted on July 29, 2011 0 Comments
Johan Santana Sharp In Rehab Start

Johan Santana was back on the mound for the first time in almost 11 months Thursday night and looked solid for three innings. Originally slated to throw 45 pitches, the New York Mets left-hander threw 33 pitches — 26 for strikes — to get through the three innings against the Daytona Cubs. He allowed two hits, […]

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Sandy Alderson Conference Call Recap w/Video

An article by posted on July 28, 2011 0 Comments

Mets GM Sandy Alderson held a conference call today to officially announce the acquisition of RHP Zack Wheeler from the Giants in exchange for Carlos Beltran and cash considerations.  - The Mets are done dealing so don’t expect any last minuted deals at the buzzer before the trade deadline expires on Sunday night at midnight. Alderson is fully […]

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Mets Make It Official: Carlos Beltran Dealt To Giants For Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on July 28, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Make It Official: Carlos Beltran Dealt To Giants For Zack Wheeler

The New York Mets today announced that they have acquired minor league righthanded pitcher Zack Wheeler from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for outfielder Carlos Beltran and cash considerations. Wheeler, the Giants’ first-round selection and the sixth player picked overall in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, is 7-5 with a 3.99 ERA (39 earned […]

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Baseball America’s Jim Callis Calls Wheeler “A Good Get For Mets”

An article by posted on July 28, 2011 0 Comments

When it comes to Minor League Baseball coverage, nobody will dispute that Baseball America reigns supreme for everything you need to know ranging from the high school and college prospects, and of course the international, amateur and professional ranks as well. One of the masterminds behind that great magazine is executive editor Jim Callis, who had […]

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Zach Wheeler Scouting And Info From Around Web

An article by posted on July 27, 2011 0 Comments
Zach Wheeler Scouting And Info From Around Web

Wheeler has two pitches that could surface as plus, in his fastball and curveball. The changeup I saw doesn’t look like it will be more than a slightly above-average pitch. He could use more seasoning with his changeup as well as his command, but he could be a back-of-the-rotation starter in the big leagues tomorrow. His […]

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Mets Shot Down Aybar For Reyes Offer? When? Where? What?

An article by posted on July 27, 2011 0 Comments

I just read a new post on MetsBlog which jumped out at me this morning. In a post entitled, “The Mets shot down trading Jose Reyes for Erick Aybar‘, Matt Cerrone writes: The Angels offered to send SS Erick Aybar to the Mets for Jose Reyes, while taking on all of Jose’s remaining  salary, but […]

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