Mets News & Notes

Spring Update: Say Cheese, Murph Vs Emaus, Wrappers, Beltran Running

An article by posted on February 24, 2011 0 Comments

  It’s Photo Day at Mets camp and you can check most of them out on the New York Mets Twitter.   Meanwhile, here’s the latest from Camp Collins… Dedicated readers of this site were among the first to learn that Francisco Rodriguez is technically not on the 40-man roster because he ended last season on […]

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Three Mets Crack Baseball America Top 100

An article by posted on February 24, 2011 0 Comments
Three Mets Crack Baseball America Top 100

Baseball America realeased their annual Top 100 Prospects list for the 2011 season. Here are their top ten. 1. Bryce Harper, of, Nationals 2. Mike Trout, of, Angels 3. Jesus Montero, c, Yankees 4. Domonic Brown, of, Phillies 5. Julio Teheran, rhp, Braves 6. Jeremy Hellickson, rhp, Rays 7. Aroldis Chapman, lhp, Reds 8. Eric […]

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Will Emaus and Beato Snap Mets Rule 5 Dry Spell?

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments

That’s Kelly Stinnett – the last Mets Rule 5 selection to stick with the Mets for an entire season. With all the positive news coming out of camp about Mets Rule 5 selections 2B Brad Emaus and RHP Pedro Beato, I thought I would resurrect this post I wrote six weeks ago. Initially, I thought […]

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Spring Update: Beato’s FB Is Explosive, Alvarez Is A Darkhorse, Been Nice Knowing You Luis

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments

Hi Mets fans! Lot’s of good information in today’s Spring Update so pay attention. SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt gets things started off by saying the following about Pedro Beato via Twitter today, “One more thing on Beato- grew up a Mets fan and he has the best fastball in camp.” I don’t know how accurate that […]

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Spring Update: Pelfrey Rediscovers Sinker, Don’t Count Out Izzy, Beltran News

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

//   Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger, says right-hander Mike Pelfrey is trying to rediscover his sinker (two-seam fastball) which he abandoned last season. He still produced a groundball 47.8 percent of the time. Pelfrey said that he thought the split-finger fastball Dan Warthen taught him in 2009 caught people off guard early last year and helped account for his […]

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Spring Update: Actions Not Words, Tejada Rakes, F-Mart Temporarily Healthy Again

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Update: Actions Not Words, Tejada Rakes, F-Mart Temporarily Healthy Again

Happy Presidents Day! Lets get started… Terry Collins told reporters that he does not plan to use Carlos Beltran during the first week of Grapefruit League play, which starts Saturday. He did however mention that he was impressed with how Beltran looked hitting from the right side of the plate this morning. Jason Bay was impressed […]

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Was Ollie Guaranteed a Spot on the Roster?

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments

During the offseason, Sandy Alderson said that if Luis Castillo, and Oliver Perez didn’t earn a spot on the roster, that both of them would be cut. Unfortunately Mets fans, Sandy Alderson is apparently changing his stance on him.  As Terry Collins talked to reporters on Friday, Collins revealed that both him and Sandy Alderson promised Oliver Perez that he will get a chance […]

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Tsujimoto Has A Live Arm

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments

While researching RHP Kent Tsujimoto, who the Mets signed to a minor league deal today, I came across some interesting facts to pass along. According to NPB Tracker, Tsujimoto made history a few years ago, when at age 15, he became the youngest player ever drafted in NPB history. Last season, while playing for the independent […]

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Mets Sign 3 To Minor Lg. Deals

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign 3 To Minor Lg. Deals

Today the Mets announced that they have signed 3 players to minor league deals. Jesus Feliciano (who played with the Mets in 2010), Chris Shelton (has played for Tigers, Mariners, Rangers) and Japanese League player Kent Tsujimoto (had 2.88 era, 12/6 k/9 in 32 relief appearances last season in the Golden Baseball League. I like […]

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Spring Update: Castillo Arrives, Paulino Doesn’t, RIP Uncle Leo

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Update: Castillo Arrives, Paulino Doesn’t, RIP Uncle Leo

Luis Castillo arrived at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie this morning and immediately met with manager Terry Collins. Castillo told Collins that there was a medical issue in his family that prevented him from arriving earlier. On Friday and again on Saturday, Collins commented that he would have preferred that Castillo arrived earlier, but today said if he […]

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