Mets News & Notes

Wright and Fred Patch Things Up, Wants To Stay A Met

An article by posted on June 3, 2011 0 Comments

David Wright is expected to have another X-Ray taken on his back today. Obviously, there’s no timetable for him, and there won’t be until the tests are completed. It bothers me it took so long for him to be diagnosed with the stress fracture. Blame him for putting the tests off and the Mets for […]

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Mets Promote Reliever Manny Acosta

An article by posted on June 3, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced the team has selected the contract of righthanded pitcher Manny Acosta from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. Acosta will wear uniform #36 and will be available for tonight’s game vs. Atlanta. After yesterday’s game, the Mets optioned lefthanded pitcher Mike O’Connor to Buffalo. In order to make room […]

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Pelfail, Bullpen & Beltran Save The Day, Mets Win 9-8

An article by posted on June 2, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Pelfrey had another bad outing, but the bullpen brigade and a great comeback spearheaded by Carlos Beltran helped the Mets split the series and win the game, 9-8 Game Notes Mike Pelfrey was hit hard from the onset of the game, getting shelled for three runs in the first, second and one in the […]

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Justin Turner Named NL Rookie of the Month

An article by posted on June 2, 2011 0 Comments
Justin Turner Named NL Rookie of the Month

Justin Turner has been named the National League Rookie of the Month for the month of May. A couple of days ago I wrote the following post in which I speculated that Turner could win the Rookie of the Year award. Turner leads all National League rookies with 85 or more at-bats in batting average […]

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The Curious Case Of Josh Thole.

An article by posted on June 2, 2011 0 Comments

It seems like just two years ago, a 53 at bat appearance from an apparent non-prospect catcher Josh Thole showed the Mets their backsto of the future, hitting .321 with nine RBI and a 4/5 BB/K ratio. He had plate discipline, a short swing and was not named Brian Schneider. 2009 saw the Mets go […]

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From Left Field: Two Down, Four To Go

An article by posted on June 1, 2011 0 Comments

Today is June 1st, so that marks the one-third point of the season. The Mets are eight games behind the Phillies for first place in the NL East and 6.5 games behind the Florida Marlins for the Wild Card. While some claim it’s still too early to be scoreboard watching, I believe every game counts, […]

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Mets All Star Snubs? And Flubs?

An article by posted on June 1, 2011 0 Comments

If you’re expecting to see Jose Reyes take the filed for the 2011 All Star Game in Arizona’s Chase Field, Mets fans better start stuffing the ballot box with all due haste. According to Adam Rubin, the Mets have barely made a ripple in the first balloting results announced for the All-Star Game. The only […]

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Mets Quick Hits: Johan Getting Close, Power Outage, Trading Wright

An article by posted on June 1, 2011 0 Comments

HEAD TURNER: Justin Turner leads or is near the top in several rookie categories: is first in the majors with a .337 (31-92) batting average; first in the majors with a .384 on-base percentage; fifth in the majors with a .467 slugging percentage and ranks third in the NL and fifth in the majors with […]

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Dickey Fights, Offense & Parnell Fail, Mets Lose 5-1

An article by posted on May 31, 2011 0 Comments

R.A. Dickey was stellar today, even with his injured foot but the Mets offense couldn’t capitalize and Bobby Parnell in his first outing since his return from the DL gave up two runs in the eighth inning. Game Notes R.A. Dickey went out today, after injuring his foot in his last start and looked no […]

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Doctors Confirm Gary Carter Has Brain Cancer

An article by posted on May 31, 2011 0 Comments
Doctors Confirm Gary Carter Has Brain Cancer

Tonight, doctors at Duke University Hospital have confirmed that Gary Carter has glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer which affects the central nervous system. The doctors have released the following statement: “The results of biopsies performed on the tumor in Gary Carter’s brain have conclusively shown that Mr. Carter has a glioblastoma. While surgery is not a good […]

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