The New York Mets have requested to put right-handed reliever Brandon Lyon on unconditional release waivers. The team recently made the announcement through their official Twitter page stating, The #Mets asked for unconditional release waivers for RHP Brandon Lyon. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 9, 2013 If Lyon accepts, he will become a free agent. Lyon was designated for assignment after giving up a 14th inning run in the Mets loss to the Diamondbacks […]
Jonathon Niese underwent a second MRI on his pitching shoulder Monday to determine the fate of his partially torn rotator cuff. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin the exam yielded positive results, and the left-handed pitcher will begin rehabilitation in Port St. Lucie immediately. Niese underwent tests at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. The MRI, originally scheduled for last Thursday, was pushed off until Monday because Niese’s doctor was away on vacation. The 26-year-old […]
By the time I arrived at Shea Stadium in mid-June, a Dwight Gooden start had become a New York event. I had been watching Gooden baffle opponents on television over the first two months of the 1985 season. The first month he shut out the Philadelphia Phillies twice and the Cincinnati Reds. From May and early June he pitched into the seventh inning in all seven of his starts. He was four days younger than […]
THAT’S WRIGHT!!! Give yourselves a pat on the back Met fans, David Wright and Matt Harvey have been elected to start the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16th! In a late surge of votes for Wright, the Mets captain managed to beat out the “Kung Who? Panda” by a whopping two million votes according to MLB PR via Twitter. Pablo Sandoval was not chosen by NL and Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy […]
Patience was never really a word you would hear when it comes to New York fan bases. Now, possibly more than ever, Mets fans with the exception of a vocal minority are practicing patience with regard to their expectations for this franchise. I know it’s tough to be a fan especially in New York and think “we’re almost there,” especially after 2006 – but the situation is what it is. I’m trying to embrace it […]
The Mets announced today that Zach Lutz has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas, a corresponding move to the call-up of RHP Gonzalez Germen. Germen will wear number 71. Roster move: RHP Gonzalez Germen recalled from Las Vegas. He will wear #71. Zach Lutz optioned to Las Vegas. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 2, 2013
The trade winds are blowing, which means the ideas are coming! We received the following message from Ramon. I recently read that Starlin Castro was available, along with Carlos Gonzalez. Do you see it possible for the Mets to acquire Castro? What do you think it would cost the Mets to acquire both him (considering we’d be buying low since he’s had a poor season)? What about CarGo as well? Starlin Castro is a very interesting situation. At 23 […]
In his weekly interview with WFAN Terry Collins relayed the information that Jonathon Niese is unlikely to require surgery on his partially torn rotator cuff. Collins, claiming to have spoken to Niese on the phone, said that the pitcher was feeling “tremendous.” “He is not going to need any surgery” Collins said. “Next week he is going to get another MRI to reassess how its doing and how he’s feeling, and hopefully after the other MRI […]
Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Mike Puma of the New York Post that he would adjust the rotation to allow Matt Harvey to start the All Star Game if Bruce Bochy gives him the nod. “That is 20 days away, a lot could change,” Collins said, referring to postponements that could alter the rotation. “But if he gets picked to start the game, I would think we would adjust it.” All-Star rosters are set to […]
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