From Left Field: Why Harris over Hairston and Duda?

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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Terry Collins prefers to use Willie Harris as the Mets’ Opening Day left fielder. Jason Bay will begin the year on the disabled list and won’t return until April 9 at the earliest. The Mets will carry young slugger Lucas Duda in Bay’s spot and will expect […]

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Jason Bay Heading To DL, Pagan May Bat 6th, Thole 2nd

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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the New York Mets have officially placed left fielder Jason Bay on the disabled list with a strained left rib-cage muscle. The DL stint, according to Rubin, could be backdated into spring training, meaning Bay would only need to miss the season’s first seven games. He would be eligible […]

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Here We Go, MLB: 2011

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As the Yankees take the field this afternoon and as Austin Jackson steps up to the plate, they will usher in a year that will leave behind the age of Ken Griffey Jr., Andy Pettitte and Trevor Hoffman and continue the new era of Jason Heyward, Buster Posey and Neftali Feliz. Never before has there been such a year of […]

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Phillies Release Castillo

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Former Mets second baseman, boy, does that feel great to say, Luis Castillo has been released for the second time this winter, this time being cut by the Phillies. Castillo, who was statistically one of the worst starting position players in the MLB last year, is now once again on the open market. Castillo was reportedly […]

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Jason Bay Is At The Crossroads of His Mets Career

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Last winter, the Mets were actively searching for an outfielder with some pop in his bat. After all, when the team leader in home runs only hit 12, as Daniel Murphy did in 2009, some energy had to be infused so that the team didn’t suffer a similar power outage in back-to-back seasons. With Matt […]

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A Concussion Discussion

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I should have known that the concussion issue would come up today at the Mets game between Keith and Ron – both daily NY Times readers and crossword puzzlers. Both men were very glad about the new guidelines, having been around the Mets during some strange happenings with concussions. First was Ryan Church who was […]

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Evans, Misch and Hernandez Clear Waivers

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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, outfielder/first baseman Nick Evans has officially cleared waivers, and was sent to Triple-A. Evans was waived after losing out on a bench spot to Daniel Murphy, Willie Harris and Scott Hairston. Pat Misch and Luis Hernandez also cleared waivers. Original Post 3/28 This just in from Adam Rubin of ESPN New […]

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Doug’s Dugout: Big Hopes, Big Injuries, Bigger Heads

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In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: Opening Day, how to follow the Mets this season, and the sad case of Barry Bonds. Are there any two words sweeter to a baseball fan than, “Opening Day?” On Friday, we get to utter it, with one caveat: It’s a night tilt. How awful is that? Opening Day […]

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What Can Lucas Duda Do If He Gets a Shot on Opening Day?

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As Joe detailed, Jason Bay’s injury could be a concern for the Mets for longer than just the beginning of the season.  Rib injuries tend to linger and this could affect Bay all year. If Bay does start the year on the disabled list then the question because who takes his roster spot and who […]

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Opening Day 2011: New Season, New Memories

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Opening Day 2011: New Season, New Memories

Tomorrow is Opening Day of the 2011 Baseball Season and although the weatherman says ‘snow’ — Major League Baseball says “Play Ball’. If the weather is inclement they will either play through the snowflakes, or postpone the game until the next day. Opening Day has a special meaning for a lot of us who live […]

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