It Will Take More Than A Bad Spring Start For Mets To Cut Ollie

An article by posted on March 1, 2011 0 Comments

OK, Oliver Perez was dreadful in his first spring training appearance, but don’t expect the Mets to cut him loose already, despite what most fans might want. Nobody gets demoted or cut after one appearance, especially somebody who is scheduled to make $12 million this season. Nor should he be. As much as Perez wants […]

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Spring Update: Beltran To Make Spring Debut, Give Collins Props, Izzy’s Making Some Noise

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Update: Beltran To Make Spring Debut, Give Collins Props, Izzy’s Making Some Noise

While the rest of the bullpen was largely ineffective today, Jason Isringhausen was perfect in his inning of work. He continues to enhance his chances of making it onto the big league roster. Terry Collins said, “If he’s healthy and he can throw with the velocity we know he can have and the breaking ball and his experience, […]

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Burkhardt: If Opening Day Was Tomorrow, Castillo Would Be Starter

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments
Burkhardt: If Opening Day Was Tomorrow, Castillo Would Be Starter

Would this send you in a tizzy if it really happened? I don’t know how close this is to actually being a reality, but it would shock me if it happened. The word on Brad Emaus when we drafted him was that he was a poor defensive second baseman, and nobody has said one glowing […]

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Beltran: I Have To Think About The Team

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments

A video update courtesy of MetsBlog and SNY.tv.   Updated 12:45 PM “I have to think about my health and how to be in the field for the team,” Beltran said. “I believe the best decision is for me to play right field. It’s going to be less active, and I am looking forward to […]

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What Beltran’s Move To Right Means For Mets

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments

Today, the New York Mets announced that three-time Gold Glove center fielder, Carlos Beltran, will be shifting to right field this season. Beltran missed the entire first half of last season, which allowed current Mets’ center fielder Angel Pagan to show his skills at the position. Beltran is 33 years old and entering the final […]

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Bobby V Interested In Buying A Stake In Mets

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments

According to a report on ESPN New York by Adam Rubin, former Mets manager Bobby Valentine has talked to “serious financial backers” about the possibility of buying a portion of the Mets, the team he managed to the World Series in 2000. “I’ve talked to a number of people interested in purchasing part of the New York Mets, […]

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Memo To Sandy: End Our Misery And Cut Him Already

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments

Oliver Perez is looking great so far… Oliver Perez has more zip on his fastball… Oliver Perez is missing bats again… Oliver Perez is back in the picture for a rotation spot… Those were just some of the things being tossed around at Ports St. Lucie ever since pitchers and catchers reported to Mets camp for Spring […]

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Ike Davis: A Natural Born Leader

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments
Ike Davis: A Natural Born Leader

“I don’t think I’ve seen a guy, pound for pound, with more pop than he’s got…It’s just a matter of him getting his reps in, seeing the league a couple times, and getting comfortable. He showed me enough last year to impress me. He’s very slick at first, a well-rounded ballplayer. If he connects, the […]

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Brooklyn Dodger and Baseball Legend Duke Snider Passes Away

An article by posted on February 27, 2011 0 Comments

Duke Snider passed away earlier today in Escondido, CA. The former Brooklyn Dodger great was 84. He was Brooklyn’s CFer during what has been called ‘The Golden Era of Baseball in New York.’ And Golden it was. While Duke played CF for Brooklyn, Willie Mays covered CF for the New York Giants and Mickey Mantle […]

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Spring Notes: Ollie Blames The Sun, Give Mookie No. 1, Gee’s Impressive Stint

An article by posted on February 27, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Notes: Ollie Blames The Sun, Give Mookie No. 1, Gee’s Impressive Stint

Sunday Night Spring Notes After allowing all four runs in the Mets 5-4 win over the Braves on Sunday, Oliver Perez had plenty of excuses. “I think they took more pitches, and I think most of the pitches were around the home plate, and that’s why I walked those three guys.” He also blamed nerves, […]

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