Mets News & Notes

Competition Is In The Air

An article by posted on February 27, 2010 0 Comments

Competition is a good thing, and in Mets camp there is a lot of it. Many players have entered Mets camp this year hopeful they can win a job with the big league club. Let’s break down this completion position by position and name the favorites. Center Field – Carlos Beltran’s injury leaves a void […]

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Joe Beimel Wants Mets To Up Their Offer

An article by posted on February 27, 2010 0 Comments

Update 10:15 pm According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post via Twitter, free agent Joe Beimel is still looking for something similiar to the $2 million that he earned last year, but that the Mets won’t go there. Original Post 2/26 According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, the Mets have made an offer […]

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Kelvim Escobar Could Start Season On DL

An article by posted on February 27, 2010 0 Comments

  As reported by WFAN and now confirmed on Mets.com, manager Jerry Manuel said he doesn’t think Kelvim Escobar’s ailing shoulder will allow him to be the team’s eighth-inning man by Opening Day. Escobar, who has been limited to just one Major League appearance in the past two years because of right shoulder woes, said he’s […]

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Mets Grapefruit League Broadcasts and Probables

An article by posted on February 26, 2010 0 Comments

Here are the confirmed probable pitchers as relayed by Brian Costa for the start of Grapefruit League action on Monday, March 1st. I’ve marked those games which will be televised. Monday, intra-squad game Jack Egbert Clint Everts Travis Blackley Jon Niese Tobi Stoner R.A. Dickey Jenrry Mejia Tuesday, vs. Atlanta (SNY) Nelson Figueroa Hisanori Takahashi […]

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Mets Could Have Trade In Works For Omir Santos

An article by posted on February 26, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News writes that the Mets could deal one of their surplus catchers and that teams are calling the Mets to inquire. I’m asked a lot how the Mets plan to fit six catchers with major-league experience in their system. Answer: They can’t. Barajas and Blanco clearly will be the big-league […]

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Barajas Arrives To Camp, Mets DFA Arturo Lopez

An article by posted on February 24, 2010 0 Comments

Updated Post 6:30 pm Adam Rubin of the Daily News says the Mets have designated LHP Arturo Lopez for assignment to make room for Rod Barajas on the 40-man roster. Original Post 11:55 am After passing his physical yesterday, the Mets’ projected Opening Day catcher, Rod Barajas, arrived to the Mets spring training complex this morning […]

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Jason Bay Brings A Refreshing Personality To The Mix

An article by posted on February 24, 2010 0 Comments

Jason Bay shared a funny story of when he served as Jose Reyes’ chauffeur and tour guide when they were minor-league teammates before Bay was traded to San Diego in 2002: “We were in Port St. Lucie together. Jose was like 18, and I was about 23. He didn’t speak one word of English, and I […]

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Spring Training Wrap-Up – Bay Watch Edition

An article by posted on February 24, 2010 0 Comments

To begin, catcher Rod Barajas passed his physical today and will report to Mets camp tomorrow morning. According to Jon Heyman, he is guaranteed $500K, and then gets $400K for making the Opening Day roster. He can earn another $1MM with easily attainable incentives. * * * * * * * * * * Jason Bay arrived […]

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Mets Farm System Getting Long Overdue Recognition

An article by posted on February 23, 2010 0 Comments

A couple of key prospects rankings were released this week and the Mets are prominently featured in both. First, here is the 2010 Top 100 Prospects from Project Prospect, which features five Mets. 10 Fernando Martinez  – LF/RF Plus power/good contact skills may allow him to ascend to stardom. some day. 48 Jon Niese – LHP […]

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Mets Will Have Over 50 Promotions In 2010

An article by posted on February 23, 2010 0 Comments

According to a team press release, the Mets will offer fans more than 50 promotion, theme, and heritage dates and special events, giving away more than 400,000 items. The big one in my opinion is the Mets Hall of Fame Induction on Sunday August 1st, when Frank Cashen, Dwight Gooden, Davey Johnson and Darryl Strawberry will […]

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