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Dan Warthen Deserves Heaps Of Credit For Mets’ Pitching Renaissance

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Dan Warthen Deserves Heaps Of Credit For Mets’ Pitching Renaissance

Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Marc Carig of Newsday that he is “very skeptical” Harvey will be allowed to reach the 200 inning threshold that Sandy Alderson talked about last week. Warthen indicated that a more appropriate limit would be between 180 and 190 innings pitched. “I would be very skeptical of 200 innings,” Warthen told […]

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Monday Spring Wrap: Wright Sets Things Straight, Harvey Excited After Throwing BP

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Monday Spring Wrap: Wright Sets Things Straight, Harvey Excited After Throwing BP

Here’s a roundup of all the news and notes from Port St. Lucie today. Matt Harvey faced live batters on Monday for the second time this spring as he prepares for his first Grapefruit League start on Friday against the Detroit Tigers. He faced David Wright and Curtis Granderson and threw 26 pitches in all. […]

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Intrasquad and Grapefruit League Pitching Assignments

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Intrasquad and Grapefruit League Pitching Assignments

The Mets will have an intrasquad game on Tuesday before beginning their Grapefruit League games on Wednesday. Here’s the pitchers slated to go for Tuesday’s noon intrasquad game: Team Blue Jonathon Niese Rafael Montero Sean Gilmartin Carlos Torres Vic Black Team Orange Zack Wheeler Jenrry Mejia Buddy Carlyle Jeurys Familia The Mets also announced the […]

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Kevin Long Says Batting Title Is Within Daniel Murphy’s Grasp

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Says Batting Title Is Within Daniel Murphy’s Grasp

After his first Mets press conference here, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post pulled Kevin Long aside and asked him what Mets hitter has the best chance to become better this season. Long didn’t hesitate. “Murphy,’’ he said. “A batting title is not out of his grasp.” “He’s got a lot of pop and […]

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Collins Prefers Granderson In RF and Cuddyer In LF

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Prefers Granderson In RF and Cuddyer In LF

If you read my Spring Training notes from Port St. Lucie on Sunday, you may have been surprised – as I was – that Michael Cuddyer is deaf in his left ear due to a childhood virus. He has barely played left field in his career (3 starts in 13 year career) because of it, […]

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Harvey To Throw Batting Practice Monday, Hitters Allowed To Swing

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey To Throw Batting Practice Monday, Hitters Allowed To Swing

The team announced that Matt Harvey is scheduled to throw live batting practice again on Monday. Unlike last week, the Mets say that hitters will be allowed to swing on Monday. February 27 It was a big day for Matt Harvey who pitched to live batters today at Port St. Lucie for the first time […]

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Sunday Spring Notes: Opening Day, Lagares Leading Off, Granderson Staying In RF

An article by posted on March 1, 2015 0 Comments
Sunday Spring Notes: Opening Day, Lagares Leading Off, Granderson Staying In RF

There was quite a bit of Mets news and notes from Port St. Lucie today especially considering it was a Sunday. Here’s what we’ve learned. 1. With the Grapefruit League schedule kicking off on Wednesday, don’t expect to see David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson until next weekend. Terry Collins reiterated that all […]

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Featured Post: Wright Urges Team To Stop Talking And Start Doing

An article by posted on March 1, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Wright Urges Team To Stop Talking And Start Doing

After months of hearing players, coaches and management boasting about how the Mets are heading to the playoffs, complete with team issued t-shirts emblazoned, Take the Damn Thing, team captain David Wright says enough is enough. “Last time I checked, the team that talks the most doesn’t get any more wins,” Wright said. “Now it’s […]

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Collins and Tejada Respond To Jose Reyes Criticism

An article by posted on March 1, 2015 0 Comments
Collins and Tejada Respond To Jose Reyes Criticism

Terry Collins told reporters that he has no problem with Jose Reyes being critical of Ruben Tejada. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with one of your peers challenging you once in a while,” Collins said “Reyes is a guy who gets ready to play. I think the world of Jose Reyes. Apparently, he may […]

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Rollins Would Have Played For Mets, Says Their Future Is Bright

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Rollins Would Have Played For Mets, Says Their Future Is Bright

When Jimmy Rollins was still with the Phillies, there were two reports that he would use his veto rights to kill any trade to the Mets, who were reportedly very interested in the boisterous and still very productive shortstop. However, in an interview with Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Rollins refuted those reports and admitted that the […]

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Kevin Long Dishes On Lagares, Granderson, Murphy

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Dishes On Lagares, Granderson, Murphy

New Mets hitting coach Kevin Long spoke with reporters for about 20 minutes on Saturday morning in Port St. Lucie. You can read his full comments on ESPN New York, but I  wanted to cherry pick and share his views on the following three Mets players which I thought were quite compelling. He compared Juan […]

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