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It’s Hard To Ignore Nick Evans Right Now

An article by posted on March 15, 2009

Yes it’s the spring, and yes Nick Evans will probably not keep up this pace… But, in the unlikely event that he does, what should the Mets do? Including todays game, a 10-5 win over the Marlins, Nick Evans now leads the team with ten runs batted in. Evans is now batting .325 with an on-base […]

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Could Figueroa Slip In That Last Spot?

An article by posted on March 15, 2009

Redding has been shut down, Garcia has been pretty terrible and Livan Hernandez has been tolerable. That is the state of the Mets fifth rotation spot. The struggles of these three has left the door open for Niese, and the door possibly open for bringing back Pedro but there is another pitcher who is starting […]

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Livan Hernandez Steps Up

An article by posted on March 15, 2009

Although Livan Hernandez may have been the last pitcher to join the competition for the fifth starters job, he might have moved one step closer to claiming the job after tossing two no-hit innings against the Nationals on Saturday. Livan got a leg up on the job after the Mets announced that Tim Redding would […]

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Beltran Explodes In World Baseball Classic

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

Oh mercy… Only moments ago, Puerto Rico beat the USA 11-1 in seven innings after the game was ended by the mercy rule. The star of the game for Puerto Rico was our own Carlos Beltran who was a literal one-man show tonight. At the plate he went 3-3 with a walk, three runs scored, […]

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Mets Claim Pitcher Fernando Nieve

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

The Mets have claimed righthander Fernando Nieve off waivers from the Houston Astros. The 26-year-old righthander went 0-1 with an 8.44 ERA in 11 games for Houston last season and was 2-5 with six saves and a 5.72 ERA in 36 games for Triple-A Round Rock. Nieve was signed as an undrafted free agent by […]

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Hot or Not: It’s Getting Closer Edition!

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

Happy Saturday Mets fans and welcome to my second spring installment of Hot or Not. We’ve seen our pitching staff banged up and we’ve seen Jon Niese and Bobby Parnell show why they should be watched. The GoodFor any Mets fan, hearing that your ace may miss their Opening Day start is never a good […]

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Redding To Start Season On DL

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

Adam Rubin is reporting that Tim Redding will start the season on the DL. Omar Minaya said Tim Redding will start the season on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue. Redding has a guaranteed contract for $2.25 million, and was headed for the long-relief role. The GM said the 31-year-old righthander is not experiencing pain […]

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Bobby Parnell Draws Rave Reviews From Manuel

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

A longshot to make the team at first, Bobby Parnell may have suddenly thrust himself smack, dab in the middle of the pack of those relievers trying to carve out a role in the bullpen. Parnell has had an okay spring thus far, but yesterdays effort against the Detroit Tigers may have been his defining moment. […]

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So This Mets Fan Walks Into a Bar…

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

Okay, it’s Friday afternoon and my Tuesday column is a trifle overdue. We’ve all just spent the past week worrying, arguing, and moaning about the ST 2009 drawbacks facing our Mets and us. Well, I think it’s time we all had a drink or two and made a serious effort to lighten up and relax. […]

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Time To Say Goodbye To Freddy Garcia

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

When the Mets first signed Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract, he boastfully proclaimed that the number five starters job was his. In his mind it was never a competition and in fact when asked to comment on it he said,  ”Either they give me the job or I’ll go pitch for someone else.” […]

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