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It’s Up To Carlos Beltran To Do What’s Right For The Team And Himself

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

Terry Collins on Friday told reporters that it’s up to Carlos Beltran whether or not he will play center field this year for the Mets. Collins said to reporters that if Beltran decides to stay in center then Beltran is going to have to earn his spot. Beltran who has yet to arrive to camp […]

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The Battle for Second Base

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

The Contenders: Luis Castillo- .235/.337/.267, 0 HR, 17 RBI, 6.7 UZR/150, 0. 6 WAR, $6 million, 35 years old Daniel Murphy- .266/.313/.427, 12 HR, 63 RBI, 1.0 WAR, $400K, 26 years old Brad Emaus- .290/.397/.476, 15 HR, 75 RBI (between AA and AAA), $400K, 25 years old The Underdog: Justin Turner- .316/.374/.487, 12 HR, 43 […]

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From Left Field: The Power Of “If”

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

If – A noun or conjunction: an uncertain possibility, a supposition, in case that, granting or supposing that. The word “if” will hold much significance for the 2011 New York Mets. Let’s start with the positives. If Chris Young returns to his mid-2000s form and if R.A. Dickey pitches similarly to last year, the Mets […]

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Taylor Buchholz Has Nasty Stuff

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments
Taylor Buchholz Has Nasty Stuff

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Jose Reyes has faced right-hander Taylor Buchholz seven times in their careers. He’s 0-for-6 with a walk and two strikeouts. Reyes had this to say about facing Buchholz, “He’s got an unbelievable curveball,” Reyes said. “His breaking pitch was unbelievable. I don’t know how fast he throws now, […]

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Angel Pagan: If Carlos Beltran Is Healthy, He’s The Centerfielder

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments
Angel Pagan: If Carlos Beltran Is Healthy, He’s The Centerfielder

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, posted comments Angel Pagan made this morning regarding the ongoing debate of who should start in centerfield. “I was talking to Carlos Delgado this offseason. I told him, ‘It doesn’t matter to me. Sometimes people see this as a competition, as a rivalry. This is not a rivalry. This is […]

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Spring Update: Ike and Homeruns, Beato, Ollie, Johan

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

It was a busy day at Port St. Lucie as more players arrived to camp including Johan Santana and Jose Reyes who both spoke to reporters and also appeared on WFAN. You can hear both clips over at the Real Dirty Mets Blog. Sandy Alderson told reporters that he hopes Johan Santana can rejoin the team by June or July, and […]

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Johan Santana Discusses His Comeback From Surgery

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

  Mets GM Sandy Alderson updated reporters on how Johan Santana was progressing from his season ending surgery, and talked about his rehab and the recovery process. Phase 1 – Johan has gone through his recovery from the surgery. There was a healing process, a restoration of range of motion, that sort of thing. And that took […]

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Wilpons Are At Mets Camp; Pardon The Interruption

An article by posted on February 17, 2011 0 Comments
Wilpons Are At Mets Camp; Pardon The Interruption

I thought that the start of Spring Training would be just what Mets fans needed - that hearing the sounds of gloves popping and bats cracking would get all of us back to talking about Mets baseball. Finally, I thought, we could stop talking about Madoff and start talking about who will fill the last two spots in the […]

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K-Rod Shows Up In A Hot Rod

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

Is that a sweet set of wheels or what? Those Italians sure know how to make a sportscar. Francisco Rodriguez spoke to reporters today and was as contrite and as apologetic as he could be. He took responsibility for his actions and said he learned a valuable lesson that will not be lost on him. […]

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Did Collins Tip His Hand On Who His Second Baseman Will Be?

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments
Did Collins Tip His Hand On Who His Second Baseman Will Be?

A couple of weeks ago, in the post you can read below, I said Daniel Murphy was the early favorite for the second base job. Of course my comments were tongue in cheek and just making light of his early showing to Spring Training. That said, a few hours ago during a televised press conference on […]

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