Tag: Catcher

And Then There Was One…The Almost Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 28, 2011 0 Comments

With today’s news that Luis Hernandez, Nick Evans and Pat Misch were placed on waivers, the opening day roster is essentially in place, with the last bench spot expected to be going to newly minted super-utility man Daniel Murphy. The last expected bullpen slot is a footrace between Blaine Boyer, who appears to have a […]

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From Left Field: Remembering Mike Piazza

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are looking at signing Ronny Paulino to back-up Josh Thole which would form the catching tandem for the 2011 season. I know this post might be a little off topic with all the Hot Stove murmurings going on, but I felt that it would be a good time in lieu of the Mets […]

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Three Keys For The Mets Offense To Improve

An article by posted on April 20, 2010 0 Comments

Although it is early in the season, as Mets fans many of us are already pressing the panic button in regards to the offense. A variety of factors can affect why an offense may be lagging early in the season (Tough schedule, facing tough opponents, weather, location) but those factors weigh on the mindset of […]

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I May Be Bitter and Jaded, But….

An article by posted on March 3, 2010 0 Comments

I’ve always been a Mets fan.  Well, since around 1970 or so…that’s as far back as I can remember.  So even though many of you have read my work on there the last six-eight months about how frustrated and annoyed I am with the way the team has played and the direction they have gone […]

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Mets Add Another Catcher

An article by posted on February 13, 2010 0 Comments

In a press release, the Mets have announced the signing of catcher Shawn Riggans to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Riggans had a rough 2009, hitting .143 in seven major league games with Tampa Bay, and posting just a .233/.298/.314 line in three minor league stops. Clearly, his right shoulder […]

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Omir, Oh My! Can Santos Be A Legit #1 Catcher?

An article by posted on February 10, 2010 0 Comments

As the countdown towards Spring Training continues, it is becoming more and more likely that the Mets are going with Omir Santos as their #1 catcher, with Henry Blanco and Chris Coste vying for the backup spot. The Mets spent their winter signing Coste and Blanco and let other catchers (most notably Bengie Molina) sign […]

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Another Day, Another Catcher: Omar Talks To Torrealba’s Agent

An article by posted on December 8, 2009 0 Comments

According to David Lennon of Newsday, Rockies’ catcher Yorvit Torrealba may be on the Mets radar.  Again. Earlier today, Omar Minaya spoke to Melvin Roman, the agent for free agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba.  If Bengie Molina continues to ask for a three-year deal, the Mets might consider Torrealba. However, if you recall, two years ago […]

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Are The Mets Trying To Sign Every Catcher In Baseball?

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

First it was Chris Coste.  Then it was Henry Blanco.  Earlier today, Joe D posted that the Mets might go after Rod Barajas if they can’t get Bengie Molina.  SI.com’s Jon Heyman is now saying that the Mets are considering offering Molina a one-year deal worth $6 million, plus an option for a second year.  […]

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Omir Santos Named Topps All Star Rookie Catcher

An article by posted on November 25, 2009 0 Comments

It looks like the Mets didn’t get completely shutout as far as awards go for the 2009 season. After missing out on any off season hardware including any Gold Glove or Silver Slugger awards, the Mets manged to pull one out of the hat when catcher Omir Santos was named to the Topps All Star […]

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A Catcher The Mets Should Sign And One They Should Avoid Like The Plague

An article by posted on October 20, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have a lot of holes to fill in 2010.  They need an actual number 2 pitcher in the rotation; they need a set-up guy in the bullpen, a left fielder and a catcher.  Last week I addressed the left field situation and a lot of you readers had a few opinions to say […]

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