Mets News & Notes

Mets Need Bench Production..Now

An article by posted on May 6, 2011 0 Comments

…badly. Starting an article off with an ellipsis is probably incorrect grammatically, but this article will be filled with mentions of the inability of the Mets to have an effective bench, and thus this discussion comes about. Willie Harris has been a black hole offensively, both as a starter and as a bench player,  striking out […]

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Pagan Suffers Setback, Flying To NY For Tests

An article by posted on May 6, 2011 0 Comments

According to the Terry Collins, outfielder Angel Pagan is again out indefinitely. Reporting pain in his left oblique muscle late Thursday night, Pagan flew to New York City on Friday for a previously unscheduled examination of his side. “Knowing we were hoping that he would be here tomorrow, he just felt that he wasn’t ready for […]

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Chin-lung Hu Could Be Next Met To Get Chopped?

An article by posted on May 6, 2011 0 Comments
Chin-lung Hu Could Be Next Met To Get Chopped?

Not that this should come as any surprise to us, but when Angel Pagan gets activated tomorrow from the disabled list, it could mean a flurry of minor moves including cutting utility infielder Chin-lung Hu. Hu has been a major disappointment at the plate and his roster spot was assured mostly because of his defensive […]

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Beltran, Pelfrey Come Up Big In 5-2 Win Over Giants

An article by posted on May 6, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Pelfrey went a strong seven and two-thirds innings, and the offense hit when it mattered and the Mets won the last game of the series, 5-2. Game Notes Mike Pelfrey had his second strong outing of the season, going seven and two-third innings, allowing two runs, one unearned on four hits, walking two and […]

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Mets Place Beato on DL

An article by posted on May 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Place Beato on DL

The New York Mets today announced the team has placed righthanded pitcher Pedro Beato on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 2, with tendinitis in his right elbow, and has selected the contract of lefthanded pitcher Mike O’Connor from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. O’Connor will wear #50 and will be available for […]

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Johan Santana Way Ahead Of Schedule

An article by posted on May 4, 2011 0 Comments

According to several reports, Mets ace Johan Santana said yesterday, that he is “way ahead” of schedule as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired left shoulder. The New York Post reported that Santana threw the ball 110 times Monday on flat ground at the Mets spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, and that his […]

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Thole May Soon Be Riding the Pine

An article by posted on May 4, 2011 0 Comments

After last night’s 7-6 loss to the Giants, manager Terry Collins was asked if Josh Thole’s recent poor defensive performance can land the young catcher into a reserve catcher role. “That’s a possibility. And not just that, but to also maybe let Josh have a chance to clear his head a little bit.” Thole disagreed […]

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Dickey Ineffective, Bullpen Can’t Hold, Mets Lose 7-6 In 10

An article by posted on May 4, 2011 0 Comments

R.A. Dickey was hit hard today, and despite two home runs and six runs of offense, the Mets couldn’t win today, with the bullpen coughing up the winning run, and losing in extra innings 7-6 to the Giants Game Notes R.A. Dickey was the victim of bad luck, an aggressive offense and an inability to […]

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Who Gets Cut When Pagan Returns This Weekend?

An article by posted on May 3, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, outfielder Angel Pagan got into his first game since going down with a strained left oblique. Pagan went 1-for-4 with a walk while playing five innings in an extended spring training game in Port St. Lucie. It was originally reported by some that the oblique strain suffered by Pagan could take a minimum of three weeks to fully […]

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Valentine Made Reyes Into A Switch-Hitter

An article by posted on May 2, 2011 0 Comments
Valentine Made Reyes Into A Switch-Hitter

Last night before the game, former Mets manager and new ESPN Sunday Night Analyst Bobby Valentine met with Mets shortstop Jose Reyes. They exchanged greetings, talked, and Valentine kissed the back of his hand. According to David Waldstein of the NY Times, Valentine then came away with a huge smile, and said, “And by the way, in […]

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