Tag: Braves

Ex-Mets Catcher John Buck Announces Retirement

An article by posted on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
Ex-Mets Catcher John Buck Announces Retirement

Braves catcher and ex-Met John Buck announced his retirement on Thursday, so he can spend more time with his family, the Braves announced. The one-time All Star had spent 11 years in the Major Leagues, playing for the Royals, Marlins, Mets, Angels, Pirates, Mariners and Blue Jays. He had signed this season with the Braves […]

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Update: Collins Says Flores Is Fine, Will Play Thursday (Finger)

An article by posted on March 4, 2015 0 Comments
Update: Collins Says Flores Is Fine, Will Play Thursday (Finger)

4:30 PM Update: Manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters after the game and confirmed that Wilmer Flores is fine and will likely be back in the lineup on Thursday Flores was hit by a pitch that hit a finger on his glove hand. 2:45 PM Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores left Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game against the […]

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Intrasquad and Grapefruit League Pitching Assignments

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Intrasquad and Grapefruit League Pitching Assignments

The Mets will have an intrasquad game on Tuesday before beginning their Grapefruit League games on Wednesday. Here’s the pitchers slated to go for Tuesday’s noon intrasquad game: Team Blue Jonathon Niese Rafael Montero Sean Gilmartin Carlos Torres Vic Black Team Orange Zack Wheeler Jenrry Mejia Buddy Carlyle Jeurys Familia The Mets also announced the […]

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Braves Deal Evan Gattis to the Astros

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Braves Deal Evan Gattis to the Astros

The Houston Astros have acquired catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gattis swatted 22 home runs despite playing only 93 games last season, and can absolutely mash. In his career against the Mets, Gattis batted .236 with 3 homers and 6 RBI in 21 games. In […]

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Ranking the NL East Second Basemen

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East Second Basemen

We saw some change within the division at the Winter Meetings with the Marlins making a significant upgrade at second and appearing to be serious this offseason about a wild card run in 2015, much to the Mets’ chagrin. It’s also looking more and more like Murphy will continue to be our starter and as […]

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Three-Team Deal Could Bring Shortstop Elvis Andrus To Mets?

An article by posted on December 1, 2014 0 Comments
Three-Team Deal Could Bring Shortstop Elvis Andrus To Mets?

Jim Bowden of ESPN proposed a trio of three-team-trades he’d like to see happen next week at the MLB Winter Meetings. Among them, he proposed the following three-way deal involving the Mets: Texas Rangers get: OF Justin Upton from Braves New York Mets get: SS Elvis Andrus and $10 million from Rangers Atlanta Braves get: […]

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Mets Announce 2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce 2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates

2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie, Florida Pitchers and catchers report: February 19 First workout: February 21 Position players report: February 24 First full-squad workout: February 26 Grapefruit League play begins: March 4 Manager Terry Collins will hold his First Official Press Conference on February 18. Then after two weeks of throwing, running and fielding […]

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Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

An article by posted on November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are “very much shopping” outfielder Justin Upton and are looking for “a higher return” than they received for Jason Heyward, who they traded to St. Louis earlier this week. In exchange for Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden, Atlanta received 24-year old righthander Shelby Miller […]

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Cubs Acquire 2B Tommy La Stella From Braves, Leading To Lots Of Speculation

An article by posted on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
Cubs Acquire 2B Tommy La Stella From Braves, Leading To Lots Of Speculation

The Cubs made a puzzling move today and traded RHP Arodys Vizcaino to the Braves for second baseman Tommy La Stella. The Cubs also got Atlanta’s No. 4 international signing bonus slot and sent their Nos. 2, 3 and 4 international signing bonus slots to the Braves. La Stella, 25, is strictly a second baseman […]

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Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

An article by posted on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

Pedagogy: the method and practice of teaching. From the Greek “ped” (child) and “agogi” (a place where you undergo a test or “trial by suffering” that you learn from – as in “agony”). We all teach and we all learn throughout our lives. Some of us are better at it than others. There is a […]

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