Mets News & Notes

Mets Prospect Chat This Sunday, MMO Live From St. Lucie and Jupiter This Weekend

An article by posted on March 25, 2011 0 Comments

Mets Prospect Hub Our good friends David and Tejesh from Mets Prospect Hub will be having their final pre-season chat on March 27th between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The chat is this Sunday and will take place on their site, so mark it down somewhere on your calendars so you don’t forget. If you want to learn […]

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Byrdak Added To 40-Man Roster, Most Likely Only Lefty In Bullpen

An article by posted on March 25, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets made it official today and announced that southpaw reliever Tim Byrdak has been added to the 40-man roster. Byrdak, 37, will serve as the team’s left-handed relief specialist this season. Last season with the Astros, Byrdak went 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 relief appearances and held left handed batters to a .213 average. […]

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Sandy Alderson Conference Call: Items Of Note

An article by posted on March 25, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday about a dozen of us were privileged to participate in a conference call with general manager Sandy Alderson. As is usually the case with these types of calls, you learn some new things and gain some new insights into what the front office is thinking and what some of their short and long term […]

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Mike O’Connor Sent To Minor League Camp

An article by posted on March 25, 2011 0 Comments
Mike O’Connor Sent To Minor League Camp

  As reported by Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal this morning, Mike O’Connor was sent to Mets minor league camp. The bullpen is continuing to be shaped out, and the lone two lefties that still remain in the contest are Tim Byrdak, who also has a clause that states if he isn’t on […]

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Beltran STILL Not Playing In Games

An article by posted on March 24, 2011 0 Comments

  Updated 12:24 P.M. Apparently now Beltran will be playing simulated games for the next 2 days, while trying to get some fielding work in as well. If this goes well without a hitch, Beltran may play in a minor league game on Saturday. The Mets are essentially allowing Beltran to crawl into the season, […]

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Blaine Boyer Can Opt Out If Not On Mets Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 24, 2011 0 Comments

Recently discovered news by Adam Rubin says that Mets RHP Blaine Boyer is eligible to opt out of his contract next Thursday, March 31st if he is not on the Mets Opening Day roster. As this may make the bullpen decision difficult, it now means that Blaine Boyer in addition the Pedro Beato, Pat Misch […]

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Carlos Beltran Could Play Games This Weekend!

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran Could Play Games This Weekend!

Good News! Carlos Beltran, Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins met today and mapped out a new plan that will have Beltran fully participating in Grapefruit League games by this weekend. All three are very confident that he will be breaking camp with the Mets on Opening Day. “At this point, assuming everything goes well over the next […]

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Ollie Reunited With Spin Williams On Nats

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments

Oliver Perez Signs ML Deal With Nationals The Washington Nationals have signed former New York Mets left-hander Oliver Perez to a minor-league contract. Perez will report to Nationals minor-league camp, where he’ll work with pitching coordinator Spin Williams. Williams was the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitching coach in 2004 when Perez went 12-10 with a 2.98 ERA […]

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Justin Turner Is Optioned, Brad Emaus Will Be The Second Baseman

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments
Justin Turner Is Optioned, Brad Emaus Will Be The Second Baseman

According to multiple reports, the Mets have cut second baseman Justin Turner from the spring training roster. He has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo which essentially makes Brad Emaus the odds-on favorite for the everyday job.. Justin Turner reacted to the news by saying this. (From David Lennon’s Twitter) I’m sure Brad (Emaus) feels pretty […]

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Things Beginning To Look Dicey For Pat Misch

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments
Things Beginning To Look Dicey For Pat Misch

As we get closer to Opening Day it looks like some tough decisions will have to be made – the types of decisions that could spell the end of their Mets career for Manny Acosta and Pat Misch. Both were initially looked upon as locks to make the bullpen after effective seasons last year and the […]

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