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Mets Could Have 60% Of Payroll On DL To Open 2013 Season

An article by posted on March 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Could Have 60% Of Payroll On DL To Open 2013 Season

With Opening Day less than two weeks away, the names of those who could open the season on the disabled list has more star power than the team we’ll see on the field come April 1 against the Padres. Closer Frank Francisco told the team he is still not feeling right after a 31-pitch side session on […]

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Frank Francisco Throws Bullpen, Likely DL Stint On Horizon

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
Frank Francisco Throws Bullpen, Likely DL Stint On Horizon

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Frank Francisco threw another bullpen session on Saturday morning. According to Rubin, this was his third bullpen this week, and he is likely going to throw at least two more before moving on to live batting practice. Saturday’s session consisted of 31 total pitches, all of which were fastballs and curveballs. The […]

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Gee Rocked In A Wild 9-1 Loss To Tigers

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
Gee Rocked In A Wild 9-1 Loss To Tigers

The Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Mets this afternoon by the score of 9-1 at Tradition Field. Most of the damage came against starting pitcher Dillon Gee who was absolutely awful and completely out of sync. Gee had no control as evidenced by his four walks, two hit batters and three wild pitches in […]

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Duda Thumping The Ball Again, Another Santana Setback, Hefner Keeps Rolling

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Thumping The Ball Again, Another Santana Setback, Hefner Keeps Rolling

Lucas Duda is showing signs of snapping out of his spring slumber going 3-for-3 with two RBIs as the Mets defeated the Astros 9-6 this afternoon at Tradition Field. Duda now has six hits in his last 15 at-bats after an agonizing start that sent him to the sidelines for a couple of days to work […]

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Dillon Gee Looks To Find His Groove Against Tigers Today

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Looks To Find His Groove Against Tigers Today

They all can’t throw like Matt Harvey this time of spring. Overpowering and arguably flawless in yesterday’s start against Miami, Harvey had one of those seamless starts pitchers rarely have in their third spring training game. Dillon Gee, today’s starter against Detroit in Lakeland, has no such illusions. “My mechanics are off,’’ Gee said. “It will be […]

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The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

Things just keep getting worse and not better on the Johan Santana front. Andy Martino spoke to more than one team source and the consensus seems to be that Johan Santana will not be ready by Opening Day which totally wipes out Santana’s assertion that “he knows what he’s doing” and everything is okay. “I know […]

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Jeremy Hefner Wants To Be “The Man”

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
Jeremy Hefner Wants To Be “The Man”

The latest on Johan Santana cane from manager Terry Collins who said that Johan Santana’s decision to throw a bullpen for the first time in 10 days, was “unnecessary” and said he “wished his ace handled himself differently.” Mike Kerwick of The Record quotes Collins who suggests that Santana needs to calm down and get […]

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With Concerns About Santana’s Arm, Niese Could Be Mets’ Opening Day Starter

An article by posted on February 22, 2013 0 Comments
With Concerns About Santana’s Arm, Niese Could Be Mets’ Opening Day Starter

Sandy Alderson told reporters today the Mets Spring Complex, that left-hander Johan Santana‘s first Grapefruit League start would be pushed back by as much as two weeks. Alderson said that there was no structural issue and that it is just a matter of building up strength in Santana’s arm. Initially, Santana was scheduled to make his […]

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This Is How The Mets Bullpen Should Be Made

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
This Is How The Mets Bullpen Should Be Made

It was announced yesterday that the Mets signed 40-year old LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league Spring Training. He joins a plethora of veteran relievers to receive the same deal including Tim Byrdak, Aaron Laffey, Pedro Feliciano and most recently Scott Atchison. In recent years, the Amazin’s have […]

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The Return Of Perpetual Pedro?

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments

For years, the name Pedro Feliciano was a fixture in an otherwise hectic Mets bullpen. His ability to get lefties out was always a plus, and reliability upon him was key. Then following the 2010 season, Sandy Alderson let the then-longest tenured Met on the roster go across town to the rival New York Yankees. A […]

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