Mets News & Notes

Mets 2011 Opening Day GFX: Ike, Ike, Baby!

An article by posted on March 26, 2011 0 Comments
Mets 2011 Opening Day GFX: Ike, Ike, Baby!

The Ike-Man Cometh, Baby! After a solid debut last season that saw Ike finish second on the Mets in both home runs and RBI’s the sky’s the limit for Ike Davis. Put away any fears about a sophomore slump for this slugger, Ike’s already primed for a big season and leads the Mets in homers this […]

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Jason Bay Scratched With Sore Back

An article by posted on March 26, 2011 0 Comments

Don’t look for Jason Bay in the Mets lineup this weekend as he will sit out for the next couple of days with a sore back. Bay said his back tightened up on him taking batting practice on Friday and it still feels a little stiff this morning. He has decided to sit out for a couple […]

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Losing Manny Acosta Could Come Back To Haunt Us

An article by posted on March 26, 2011 0 Comments
Losing Manny Acosta Could Come Back To Haunt Us

Since floating the idea that Bobby Parnell could be sent down to the minors to start the season yesterday, we have a little more clarity based on some new information. This morning, Andy Martino of the Daily News wrote that the Mets front office “has considered demoting reliever Bobby Parnell to the minors”, but a team source told him […]

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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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