Mets News & Notes

Alderson Shopping Isringhausen and Byrdak, Surprised At Collins’ Use Of K-Rod

An article by posted on July 6, 2011 0 Comments

Last night before the game, Sandy Alderson told Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal that even he has been “a little surprised in some instances” at the way manager Terry Collins has used Francisco Rodriguez in non-save situations this season. Referring to the fact that K-Rod now has 32 games finished and is on pace […]

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Mets Making K-Rod Available In Trade Talks

An article by posted on July 5, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Making K-Rod Available In Trade Talks

Well Mets fans, it appears that the Mets have now engaged at least one team in trade talks.  Closer Francisco Rodriguez appears to be the Mets’ first trade chip to be actively shopped.  According to Bob Klaspich of the Bergen Record, the Mets have talked to the Yankees about K-Rod.  As expected, the Mets are going to at least see […]

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Mets Injury Updates On Wright, Reyes, Davis, Santana

An article by posted on July 5, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes Feelin’ No Pain Jose Reyes played catch at Dodger Stadium on Monday afternoon and was in great spirits, saying he felt no pain in his strained left hamstring. Still, the Mets will hold him out an extra day or two as an extra precaution. “To get him for one game tonight or tomorrow and then […]

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Alderson Could Make Substantial Offer To Reyes

An article by posted on July 4, 2011 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Mets GM Sandy Alderson has apparently seen the light and is now ready to do what it takes to make Jose Reyes a substantial offer after the season to retain the Mets’ shortstop. Alderson is now leaning strongly toward authorizing a substantial offer after the season to […]

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Mets Ink Miguel Batista to Minor League Deal

An article by posted on July 4, 2011 0 Comments

Just one day after issuing consecutive back to back bases loaded walks, the St. Louis Cardinals decided to part ways with journeymen reliever Miguel Batista. [blackbirdpie id="87957211820724224"] Well, the New York Mets wasted no time and signed the 40-year-old veteran to a Minor League Deal. Batista will be sent to Triple-A Buffalo immediately where he […]

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Jose Reyes Has Mild Strain, Could Return Tuesday

An article by posted on July 4, 2011 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Has Mild Strain, Could Return Tuesday

Updated Post: The Mets have reported that Jose Reyes underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery that revealed a Grade 1 strain to his left hamstring. This is considered a mild strain and great news for Reyes and the team. “Just a little bit of a strain. I mean, nothing big,” Reyes said. “I know […]

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Post Game: Mets Rally Against Rivera, Bay Clutch, Mets Win 3-2

An article by posted on July 3, 2011 0 Comments

R.A. Dickey pitched a good outing, but left in the fifth inning with a glute injury and the Mets offense rallied late against the Yankees to prevent the series sweep, 3-2. Game Notes R.A. Dickey pitched a quality five innings, but was removed for a pinch hitter in the top of the sixth after he […]

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2011 All Star GFX: Congrats To Jose and Carlos!

An article by posted on July 3, 2011 0 Comments
2011 All Star GFX: Congrats To Jose and Carlos!

2011 All Stars: Jose Reyes & Carlos Beltran Jose Reyes was named the starting shortstop and outfielder Carlos Beltran was selected for the 2011 National League All-Star team. The 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, July 12. Reyes was selected to his fourth All-Star team […]

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Amazins’ Sign Venezuelan Catching Prospect, Jose Garcia

An article by posted on July 3, 2011 0 Comments

According to Baseball America, the Mets have signed Venezuelan catcher Jose Garcia. Bonus terms were not immediately available. A 16-year-old from San Felipe, Garcia was considered one of the top catchers this year. He’s a 5-foot-11, 180-pound switch-hitter with a line-drive swing and good catch-and-throw skills. NYFS posted this short bio on Garcia: JOSE GARCIA, […]

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Carlos Beltran Has No Plans To Be A DH

An article by posted on July 3, 2011 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran Has No Plans To Be A DH

It seems that just about everyone has Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran ticketed for a DH gig in the American League next season, or possibly even this one – everyone that is except Carlos Beltran. “Right now I’m not even thinking about that,” Beltran said. “I want to play in the outfield. I feel like […]

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