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Terry Collins Ranked MLB’s 13th Best Manager

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Terry Collins Ranked MLB’s 13th Best Manager

The Boston Globe staff put to together their annual ranking of Major League Baseball’s managers from best-to-worst. Mets manager Terry Collins clocked in at number 13, higher than any other manager in the NL East and fifth in the National League overall. The Globe’s staff has the following to say on Collins: “Extremely underrated, according […]

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Jeff Wilpon on Drew, Payroll, Alderson

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon on Drew, Payroll, Alderson

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon sat down with MLB.com, touching on a wide variety of topics regarding the team and their future. When asked about the current state of the Mets, Wilpon appeared positive and said the team is invested in Sandy Alderson’s plan. “I think we’re in a better state than we’ve been, and we’re […]

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10 Mets Who Could Be Dealt At Trade Deadline

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10 Mets Who Could Be Dealt At Trade Deadline

Realistically, the New York Mets could be a .500 team if everything breaks right. That’s an improvement of at least one more victory a month, which isn’t unrealistic. However, let’s say it unravels early for them and it becomes apparent they have no shot at a wild card berth much less finishing at .500 or better. […]

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Contract Details For Dice-K, Valverde, Farnsworth (Updated)

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Contract Details For Dice-K, Valverde, Farnsworth (Updated)

Here are the contract details on Daisuke Matsuzaka, Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde as reported by Joel Sherman of the NY Post via Twitter. All three pitchers each signed a minor league deal with a spring training invite. Farnsworth can earn a base salary of $1.5 million, with a bonus of $75,000 for 40, 45, 50 and 55 appearances. […]

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Jeremy Hefner Throws For First Time Since Tommy John Surgery

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Jeremy Hefner Throws For First Time Since Tommy John Surgery

Jeremy Hefner threw today at the Mets Spring Training Complex in Port St. Lucie for the first time since undergoing Tommy John Surgery in late August. Hefner, who announced via Twitter that he was cleared to play yesterday, made 20 tosses at 60 feet today and said he felt “great”, said Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. […]

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Chris Young And Granderson Both Feel Mets Outfield Will Be Exciting

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young And Granderson Both Feel Mets Outfield Will Be Exciting

Mike Puma of The NY Post writes that Curtis Granderson is excited about the Mets outfield and feels that having youth and experience is a great mix, “It’s awesome,” Granderson tells Puma on Sunday. “You’ve got youth. You’ve got experience, you have energy and you have athleticism. I think that is the main thing you have […]

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Bobby Parnell Takes Second Step Forward

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell Takes Second Step Forward

Marc Carig, Mets Beat Writer for NY Newsday, shared on his Twitter page that Bobby Parnell threw for the second time in the bullpen on Sunday and threw 15 pitches, off the mound, with catcher in front of plate and had no issues. Parnell threw only 10 pitches on Friday with the catcher also in […]

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Valverde Here To Support Team and Help Younger Arms Develop

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Valverde Here To Support Team and Help Younger Arms Develop

Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com writes that it was not long after Jose Valverde‘s arrival at Mets camp on Sunday that a small crowd of new teammates gathered around the 35-year-old veteran, pulling up chairs. If Bobby Parnell is unable to be ready for the start of the season, Valverde or Kyle Farnsworth can temporarily fill the role, but no matter what the […]

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Mets to Celebrate Ralph Kiner with Patch and Opening Day Ceremony

An article by posted on February 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets to Celebrate Ralph Kiner with Patch and Opening Day Ceremony

The New York Mets today announced the club will honor legendary Original Met Ralph Kiner throughout the 2014 season.  Mets players will wear a commemorative uniform patch on the right sleeve of their jerseys in Spring Training and the regular season. The Mets will celebrate the life and legacy of Kiner during a pre-game, on-field […]

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Callis Ranks Mets Prospect Trio 8th Overall

An article by posted on February 16, 2014 0 Comments
Callis Ranks Mets Prospect Trio 8th Overall

Respected MLB reporter Jim Callis put together a list of the Top 15 Prospect Trios in any farm system. The Mets grouping of Noah Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud and Rafael Montero ranked 8th overall. Topping the list are Twin’s prospects Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Alex Meyer. Here’s what he had to say about baseball’s best prospect trio: Though Buxton rated as the top prospect in the […]

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