Mets.com tells us that Pedro Martinez showed up at Tradition Field believing he would throw about 45 pitches in a simulated game. He ended up throwing 67 and later declared that he has more knowledge now that all the work he’s done in overcoming rotator cuff surgery has been worth it. "I feel better about my stamina and my endurance on the mound," he said. "And toward the end, I felt better than at the [...]
As you all know by now, the Mets acquired second baseman Luis Castillo from the Twins, for Minor League catcher Drew Butera and Minor League outfielder Dustin Martin. I think it’s a great deal for the Mets and here are four reasons why. 1. The Number Two Spot – The acquisition of Luis Castillo finally solves the never ending game of musical chairs that begun in Spring Training with David Wright and has since featured a dozen different [...]
I love New York. No, really, I mean it – I looooove New York. Born in Flushing just minutes from Shea, it was inevitable that I would grow up to be a Mets fan. Dad was a die-hard fan; so was Mom. Both were originally Brooklyn Dodgers fans, growing up in Brooklyn. So it was no wonder why they rooted for the team that brought National League baseball back to New York. Taking the blue from [...]
According to FOXSports, Mets acquired second baseman Luis Castillo from the Twins for Class AA catcher Drew Butera and Class A outfielder Dustin Martin. Castillo will replace Jose Valentin as the starting second basemen. With the Twins, Luis Castillo is batting .304 with 18 RBIs and a .356 on-base percentage. In my opinion, a great trade for the Mets. They didn’t give up any important players and we got a good second baseman.
Emerging from the depths of mediocrity midway through the Mets historical 2006 run to the NLCS was 26 year old John Maine. He arrived to the “big show” early in May after now former Met hurler Brian Bannister went down with a severe hamstring injury. At that moment, not one single Met fan could tell you who he was, or where he came from. He yielded four runs and fell short of going a respectable [...]
It is looking like there will be no dominanting lead in the NL East in 2007 for the Mets. I thought the Phillies might fall out of it when Chase Utley broke his hand, but then they added Tadahito Iguchi to fill in until he returns. We have a 4 game lead on both the Braves and the Phils. Not bad, but not great. Last season, we finished 12 games over the Phils in the NL [...]
The Phillies wasted no time in replacing the injured Chase Utley by acquiring second baseman Tadahito Iguchi from the White Sox today for a Class A reliever that was not even one of their top ten prospects. Yes, you read that correctly. Iguchi, 32, was batting .251 with six homers and 31 RBIs in 90 games this season. In 16 games against National League teams in 2007, he hit .311 (19-61). A native of Tokyo, [...]
It don’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Mets are having some difficulties in a bullpen that was one of the best in baseball last season. About the only pitcher the Mets can count on this season is their closer, Billy Wagner. He has been lights out this season and is clearly having one of his best seasons in close to a decade. Pedro Feliciano is not too far behind Wagner as [...]
Adam Rubin of the Daily News reports that Mets reliever, Joe Smith was sent to Triple-A New Orleans after today’s game. Smith allowed three hits and retired only one batter in todays game. For the season he had a 2-1 record and 3.03 ERA in 46 appearances. Smith had become very shaky since the All Star break and has seen a ton of inherited runners score when he came into games. It is clear he [...]
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