Mets News & Notes

Fernando Martinez Named MVP Of Caribbean Series

An article by posted on February 8, 2010 0 Comments

ESPN’s Enrique Rojas reported via Twitter that Mets prospect Fernando Martinez was named the MVP of the Caribbean Series last night. Martinez went 2-4 with a walk and an RBI to lead the Dominican Republic to a 7-4 victory over Venezuela. Overall, Martinez had a great series, batting .348 (8-for-23) with a double and two home runs. It looks like […]

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Japanese Reliever Bids Sayonara To Mets Offer

An article by posted on February 8, 2010 0 Comments

According to this report on MASN Sports, Japanese free agent Hisanori Takahashi has reportedly rejected deals from both the Mets and Orioles. The Mets had actually offered the reliever a Major League contract, but couldn’t reach an agreement on the dollars according to another report appearing on NPB Tracker. I’m a little surprised that the Mets continue to […]

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Deja Vu: Mets Interested In Another Catcher

An article by posted on February 5, 2010 0 Comments
Deja Vu: Mets Interested In Another Catcher

The New York Mets currently have four catchers on their 40-man roster with Chris Coste, Omir Santos, Henry Blanco, and Josh Thole, but apparently the Mets are still interested in yet another catcher. According to MetsBlog the Mets appear to be interested in former Toronto Blue Jays backstop Rod Barajas, who hit 19 home runs and […]

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The Six Pack is Back

An article by posted on February 5, 2010 0 Comments

This morning when I opened up my email I was both shocked and surprised to see an email from the Mets saying they were offering six pack ticket programs this year, and we could order them right away. For years I was seven pack holder at Shea Stadium. Last season, when Citifield opened the Mets […]

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Mets Non-Roster Spring Invites

An article by posted on February 4, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News shares the list of Mets non-roster players invited to spring training. Jolbert Cabrera, 37, spent last season in Baltimore’s system, appearing in 78 games for Norfolk (AAA) of the International League. A .257 career hitter, Cabrera spent time with Cleveland, Los Angeles (NL), Seattle and Cincinnati over parts of eight […]

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A Tough Assessment Of The Mets Offseason?

An article by posted on February 3, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com has a new post up in which he ranks eight teams that he believes struck out this offseason by not spending enough. Topping his list is the New York Mets. Even Mets great Darryl Strawberry chimed in with an assessment of the Mets’ offseason Tuesday night, diplomatically summing it up by […]

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Mets Re-Sign “Scooch” To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 3, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have re-signed free-agent Val Pascucci to a minor-league contract, according to Baseball America. The 31–year-old Pascucci, hit .248 with a .348 OBP, 19 HR, 25 doubles and 77 RBI in 126 games for Triple-A Portland and Albuquerque. In 2008, “Scooch” played for the Mets ‘Triple-A club and hit .290 with 27 HRs, 81 RBIs while in New Orleans. […]

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Jose Reyes: “I’m Ready To Play Baseball”

An article by posted on February 2, 2010 0 Comments

Updated: 2/2 9:00 AM Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, adds some perspective to the Jose Reyes workout which he personally observed. “For two hours yesterday, I watched Jose Reyes, testing his surgically repaired right leg time and again during the strenuous workout. There were 90-foot dashes; explosive 10-yard sprints, on which Reyes would […]

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Mets Told Reliever To Conceal Injury

An article by posted on February 1, 2010 0 Comments

Former Mets reliever J.J. Putz has just stoked the flames of controversy once again in how the Mets and their medical staff handled injuries last season. A medical staff, I might add, that still remains in place unchanged. Speaking out for the first time since being traded to the Mets over a year ago, Putz […]

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Mets Sign Catalanotto to Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have signed veteran utilityman Frank Catalanotto to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The 35-year-old Catalanotto hit .278 with a homer and nine RBIs in 77 games last season for the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s a career .292 hitter over 13 big league seasons that included stops in Detroit, Texas and Toronto. […]

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