Over the years there have been plenty of great 1-2 combinations: Ruth and Gehrig, Spahn and Sain, Jackie and Pee Wee, Mays and McCovey, Seaver and Kooz, Newman and Redford, Fielder and Cabrera, Bonds and…Huh? Newman and Redford??? In 1969, veteran Hollywood actor Paul Newman and relative newcomer Robert Redford teamed up to star in one of the greatest and most fun westerns of all time, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. A good portion of […]
According to a post by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York, it now appears that Josh Satin’s hot bat will be keeping Ike Davis in Triple-A Las Vegas longer than what some may have initially thought. Satin, whose RBI single in the bottom of the ninth forced extra innings last night, went 3-for-6 with two doubles and a walk in the Mets comeback win. He has now reached base safely in 12 straight games and is batting […]
We all knew Cesar Puello was having a ridiculous month of June, but how good did it end up, now that the calendar has flipped to July? He put together a .441/.465/.897 line, good enough for a 1.362 OPS in 68 at-bats. This amazing 17 game stretch has yielded him a 1.013 OPS in 232 at-bats this season, which leads me to this… Puello joins Matt Wieters(’08) & Pedro Alvarez(’09) as the only players <23 […]
The Mets announced today that Zach Lutz has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas, a corresponding move to the call-up of RHP Gonzalez Germen. Germen will wear number 71. Roster move: RHP Gonzalez Germen recalled from Las Vegas. He will wear #71. Zach Lutz optioned to Las Vegas. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 2, 2013
RHP Gonzalez Germen is on his way to NY. A corresponding move will made prior to Tuesday’s game. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 2, 2013 Well, that happened! Brandon Lyon or Josh Edgin could see themselves DFA’d for Gonzalez German. Germen, who I recently complained about because he took up a spot on the 40-man roster with minimal MLB action. I guess the Mets were listening… The 25-year right-hander tossed two innings earlier in […]
Michael G. Baron of SNY posted this info-graphic on Twitter after the game last night. Seeing his numbers jump out like that next to Justin Upton is mind boggling to say the least… Upton is owed $9.75M for 2013 by the Braves, and will earn an additional $14.25M next season and $14.5M in 2015. Meanwhile, Byrd is being paid $700K for this season by the Mets. Coming off that 50 game suspension after testing positive for performance enhancing […]
As we were talking about when Ike Davis will make his return to the Mets in the big leagues, he’s been bestowed with today’s Pacific Coast League Player of the Week award. The first baseman enjoyed a week in which he hit a healthy .474/.630/.1.263 in six games. That line includes four home runs, seven RBIs, and eight walks. Those four homers came in back-to-back games; he enjoyed a pair of two-homer games. He probably […]
Updated by Joe D. on 6/21 Adam Rubin for ESPN New York, hit on something we have been discussing here for some time now, and actually posted about yesterday… That is that Shaun Marcum can earn up to an additional $4 million in bonuses based on innings pitched and time on the roster. I took to Twitter yesterday and had a discussion about it with Stephen Keane and Michael Baron. Unfortunately our tweets are broken up […]
Last Sunday, it seemed the Mets were destined to continue their trek down a road they were all too familiar with. After eight innings of unimpressive play, the Mets were about to add to their losing streak. They had dropped their four previous match-ups and the offensively lacking team was two outs away from making it five. That’s when the recently recalled Kirk Nieuwenhuis gave the Mets the perfect Father’s Day gift. Down two runs, […]
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