Jon Niese Optioned, Will Not Be On Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 20, 2009

In an expected move, the Mets optioned pitcher Jon Niese to Triple-A Buffalo on today. Niese, 22, was one of several roster moves that trimmed the spring roster. Niese was one of the contenders for the fifth spot in the Mets’ rotation, but he was a longshot at best to get the job. Mets general manager […]

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Evans Almighty Is White Hot!

An article by posted on March 20, 2009

Somebody forgot to give Nick Evans the memo. The young first baseman started the spring with a one way ticket to AAA Buffalo, but all bets are off now. Apparently, either nobody told Evans, or he decided on his own to make it utterly impossible for the Mets to send him to the minors. You […]

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Mets Notes – Ollie, Garcia, Livan, Reyes

An article by posted on March 19, 2009

A daily feature that will keep you fully briefed on the current state of the Mets. One post with all you need to know until tomorrow. Domestic Issues Adam Rubin of the Daily News tells us that Livan Hernandez is closing in on the fifth starters job, and that he would only cost the Mets $1MM […]

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David Wright Suffers Cracked Toe Nail, X-Rays Negative

An article by posted on March 19, 2009

According to mets.com, David Wright suffered a cracked toe nail after fouling a ball off of his left foot in yesterdays loss to Venezuela. A cracked big toe didn’t wipe the smile off David Wright’s face or diminish his enthusiasm for the World Baseball Classic. The Mets All-Star third baseman fouled a ball off his […]

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Mets Await Results Of Brian Schneider’s Knee Exam

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Mets.com reports that the Mets await word on the condition of catcher Brian Schneider, who was examined Wednesday off-site after experiencing pain and stiffness behind and above his right knee. Not scheduled to play against the Braves, Schneider spent most of his time at the complex in the trainer’s room. He appeared to be walking […]

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Wright Is As Clutch As They Come

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Maybe after last nights game winning walk-off hit by David Wright, some dissenting Mets fans can begin to embrace David Wright as clutch hitter. Of course, one game isn’t going to convince you of anything, but last nights win over Puerto Rico was actually one of many. When Wright stepped up with the bases loaded […]

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Livan Impresses, Garcia Doesn’t

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Livan Hernandez gave up one run and five hits through 5 innings with 3 strikeouts to bring him closer to the fifth rotation spot to start the season. The one run came in the 5th. Hernandez induced 6 groundouts and 6 flyouts among the 18 batters faced. His spring ERA now stands at 3.07, which […]

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John Maine Has Cy Young Potential

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Johan Santana gets the most media love out of the Mets’ starters.  Well, aside from trying to figure out who is going to get the number 5 position.  But I want you all to keep a close eye on John Maine this year.  He’s only entering his third season as a member of the Mets’ […]

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Did Mike Pelfrey Really Have A Breakout Season?

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

The Mets have a lot riding on this season. There’s a certain pressure on so many players who need to perform to expectations for everything to pan out. Among them are Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Johan Santana, Oliver Perez, Dan Murphy and a few others. This year, it seems like everyone is considering Mike Pelfrey […]

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Freddy Garcia’s Last Stand?

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Livan Hernandez will get the start today against the Braves, but all eyes will be on Freddy Garcia in what I believe could be a make or break moment for him. Garcia is slated to follow Livan Hernandez after he finishes pitching today. If Garcia pitches well and shows any signs of improvement from his last three efforts, […]

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