Mets News & Notes

Tim Byrdak Is Hulkamania!

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Tim Byrdak Is Hulkamania!

It’s time for the Mets Spring Training Comedy Hour! In case you missed it yesterday, Mets reliever Tim Byrdak came darting onto the field at Digital Domain Park dressed as professional wrestling legend, Hulk Hogan. And as you can tell by that hilarious photo, he really did pull it off! It’s amazing the things you […]

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There’s No Need To Fear…

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
There’s No Need To Fear…

Jeff Wilpon handed out orange T-shirts that he had printed with the Underdog logo on them for the players to wear during Spring Training. “I thought Jeff had a great idea”, Collins said. David Wright wasn’t to keen on them. “I don’t really like using the whole underdog thing,” he said. “I don’t like really […]

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Fred Wilpon Speaks On Payroll, Finances, Says Reyes Was A Baseball Decision

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
Fred Wilpon Speaks On Payroll, Finances, Says Reyes Was A Baseball Decision

Fred Wilpon met with reporters this morning and took questions for about 20 minutes without ducking or avoiding any of them. Adam Rubin has the entire transcript, but here’s a few things that caught my attention: You cut your payroll dramatically. How concerned should Mets fans be about the future and viability of you owning […]

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Mike Pelfrey: Sink Or Be Sunk

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Pelfrey: Sink Or Be Sunk

David Lennon of Newsday profiles Mike Pelfrey who came to camp with a big chip on his shoulder. Pelfrey is angry at himself, Lennon says, and as the big right-hander gets ready to begin his fifth season as as a full-time starter for the Mets, Pelfrey knows all to well that unless he rediscovers that […]

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Mets Afternoon Notes: Captain Kirk, Santana’s Schedule, Collins Not Worried About OF Defense

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Afternoon Notes: Captain Kirk, Santana’s Schedule, Collins Not Worried About OF Defense

Sunday Afternoon Notes Despite Sandy Alderson’s concern about the Mets outfield defense, manager Terry Collins indicated he is not worried about it. “We know Andres Torres is an outstanding defender,” Collins said. “We know the left fielder is a very good outfielder, and the kid who is playing right field is working as hard as any guy […]

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Mets Announce Uniform Patch To Honor Gary Carter

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce Uniform Patch To Honor Gary Carter

The New York Mets today announced that the team will wear a patch to honor Gary Carter during the 2012 season. Carter died on Feb. 16 after a courageous battle against brain cancer. The patch features a black home plate with “KID 8” in white lettering.  The patch will be worn on all Mets jerseys for […]

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Tejada To Report Sunday Morning And Meet With Collins

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
Tejada To Report Sunday Morning And Meet With Collins

Well here it is, the end of the day on Saturday, but still no Ruben Tejada. But fear not, Terry Collins said that his young shortstop arrived at 3:00 PM. Collins added that he has planned a meeting with Tejada for 8:00 AM on Sunday morning and that he doesn’t plan to embarrass him, but will let […]

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Mets Announce 2012 Promotional Schedule

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce 2012 Promotional Schedule

The New York Mets today announced the promotional schedule for the 2012 season at Citi Field.  The Mets will give away 490,000 items to fans of all ages and special events will include Banner Day (Sunday, May 27) and the Mets Hall of Fame Induction of John Franco presented by Citi (Sunday, June 3).  Single […]

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Family, Friends, Teammates Say Goodbye To The Kid

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
Family, Friends, Teammates Say Goodbye To The Kid

More than 1,000 former teammates, family members and friends of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter paid tribute to him at a church memorial in Palm Beach Gardens on Friday evening. Among the Mets contingent who came to say goodbye to “The Kid,” were former teammates Darryl Strawberry, Jesse Orosco, Wally Backman, Bobby Ojeda, Rusty Staub […]

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Jenrry Mejia and Johan Santana Take Huge Steps Forward

An article by posted on February 24, 2012 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia and Johan Santana Take Huge Steps Forward

Mets pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia threw off a mound for the first time since he undergoing Tommy John surgery last May. Manager Terry Collins watched Mejia and said he was happy to see him on the mound again. “I thought he looked good and loose. He had really good extension”, Collins said. There’s a very good […]

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