Mets News & Notes

Cash For Clunkers? Mets Get Japanese Import

An article by posted on September 5, 2009 0 Comments

Sorry about the title, but I couldn’t resist. This comes from NPB Tracker by way of MLBTR… The Mets have signed Japanese teenager Taiki Kawasaki to a minor league contract. Kawasaki is a 17 year old left handed pitcher who had been training at Julio Franco’s baseball academy in Florida. Apparently, Kawasaki left Japan after finishing […]

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NL East Report

An article by posted on September 4, 2009 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves: (4-6; -8.5) The Atlanta Braves split a four-game series with the Florida Marlins, and will open a three game series against the Cincinnati Reds this weekend. The Danville Braves of the Appalachian League won the championship, and the Gwinnett Braves (AAA) are in prime position to make the playoffs, as they could clinch […]

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Jerry Koosman Sentenced To Six Months For Tax Evasion

An article by posted on September 3, 2009 0 Comments

According to an Reuters report, a federal judge on Thursday sentenced former major league pitcher Jerry Koosman to six months in prison for not paying his taxes. Prosecutors say Koosman, a former All-Star who helped the New York Mets win the 1969 World Series, didn’t pay federal income taxes for 2002, 2003 and 2004. He pleaded […]

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Beltran’s Roller Coaster Season Resumes In Brooklyn

An article by posted on September 2, 2009 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran stormed out of the gates quickly this year, leading the National League in hitting for a good portion of the first few months of the season.  Then he started feeling some pain in his right knee but continued to play through it.  Finally, on June 22, the pain became too much for him […]

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Video: Buffalo Bisons Turn Three

An article by posted on September 2, 2009 0 Comments

While we were watching the Mets get pounded in Colorado last night, the Buffalo Bisons were busy putting on a good show for their fans in Coca Cola Field. Check out this video of the Buffalo Bisons turning a triple play against the Rochester Red Wings. The Bisons ended up losing the game 9-6 to […]

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Mets Call Up Josh Thole

An article by posted on August 31, 2009 0 Comments

Hot off the Mets press (release)… Mets.com is reporting, The New York Mets today announced that they recalled catcher Josh Thole from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League. The Mets’ 13th round selection in the 2005 First Year Player Draft is expected to join the Mets in Colorado for tomorrow evening’s game and will wear […]

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Mets Get Buy One, Get One Deal At Hospital For Special Surgery

An article by posted on August 31, 2009 0 Comments

             Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman are both saying that Dr. David Altchek will be performing surgery on both Johan Santana and Oliver Perez on Tuesday. What a lucky break for the Mets… It must be “Two for Tuesday” at the Hospital for Special Surgery… Santana, of course, will have bone chips removed from his left […]

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NL East Report

An article by posted on August 31, 2009 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves: (5-5; -8) The Atlanta Braves lost two of three in Philadelphia, and will open a weekday series with the Florida Marlins. Matt Diaz has continued his hot streak for the Braves, and Tim Hudson is likely to return soon. The Braves are 3.5 back in the Wild Card. Florida Marlins: (4-6; -8) The […]

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What’s Not To Like About Ike?

An article by posted on August 31, 2009 0 Comments

When the Mets selected first baseman Ike Davis with the first of their two first round selections in the 2008 June Draft, expectations were high for the Arizona State slugger. However, a disappointing showing in his first taste of professional baseball had many wondering if Davis was a first round bust. While playing for the Class-A Brooklyn Cyclones, Davis […]

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Carlos Beltran Getting Close To A Return

An article by posted on August 31, 2009 0 Comments

Despite some earlier rumors that suggested Carlos Beltran’s season may be over, he continues to work toward a September return. I don’t know exactly what purpose his return will serve at this point in time, but it would be nice to see him playing centerfield and providing some additional pop to our anemic lineup. Beltran took another step […]

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