It honestly felt like no one on the roster needed that walk-off yesterday more than Travis d’Arnaud. I do not need to sit here and highlight the fact that our young backstop has been struggling recently — considering it’s already been brought up over and over on talk radio, Mets Twitter and what have you. The problem, of course, is that a healthy d’Arnaud was supposed to help anchor us offensively — but the actual […]
The Mets announced that RHP Jeurys Familia will rejoin the team in time for their doubleheader today against the Marlins. After undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow last June, Familia has worked hard to get himself back to the big-league team. Going forward, Familia has put himself in line for a significant role in our 2014 bullpen. During his string of rehab games in the minors, the young righty has pitched well, allowing […]
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that soon to be free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, currently with the Cincinnati Reds, “fits the bill” for what the Mets need this winter. Heyman spoke with Sandy Alderson who revealed some of the things he’s considering as the Mets conclude their third losing season under his watch. “There’s no question long-term contracts carry risk, and right about the time you’re clearing payroll you can wind up right back where you started if […]
The New York Yankees made it official and announced that they have reached a multi-year broadcast agreement with CBS Radio for Yankees games to be broadcast on WFAN beginning in 2014. Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said Tuesday that the team is “negotiating with numerous parties” regarding its radio-broadcast rights for next season and beyond, but refused to speculate on where the Mets’ might land. Some are reporting that the Mets could end up airing on […]
After a season in which Allan Dykstra put together a .274/.436/.503 line with a career-high 21 home runs and 82 RBIs for the Binghamton Mets, the first baseman/designated hitter is eligible to be a minor league free agent this winter. In his third year of Eastern League action since the Mets acquired him from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Eddie Kunz, he earned League MVP honors. However, the former first rounder is now 26-years-old, and it […]
The New York Mets today announced the club will begin the 2014 regular season at Citi Field vs. the National League East rival Washington Nationals Monday, March 31. Highlights of the 2014 schedule include: March 31 thru April 6 – Opening homestand versus the Nationals and Cincinnati Reds May 12 thru 15 – The Mets square off against their crosstown rival the New York Yankees for four games; two in the Bronx, May 12 and […]
John B. asks… Do you really believe the Mets will spend this offseason or that they will contend in 2014? Joe D. replies… In a word, yes. I do believe they will spend as they do have many areas they need to address, and they are fresh out of All Star caliber players to trade as well as top performing players like a Marlon Byrd. They will add many players through free agency. However, I […]
I like Terry Collins. He’s feisty. He competes. He never cries over what he doesn’t have. He has high expectations for those under his command. Collins has been surprisingly adept at handling the New York media during some very difficult seasons, and, for the most part, seems to have maintained his player’s respect. In fact, the Terry Collins baseball story is quite compelling. A reputation of meltdowns and fractured relationships during prior stints managing professional baseball teams followed Collins when […]
Who remembers John Milton Rivers? You know, that speedy center fielder that used to run funny and played for the Yankees during their 1977 and 1978 championship years? I guess you probably know him better by his baseball name, Mickey… Last week, I had an interesting debate with the executive producer of SNY, when I asked him why two of his blogs posted that Daniel Huchingson was suspended for 50 games. “It’s his given name.” […]
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