Tag: Catcher

Should The Mets Bring Back Kelly Shoppach?

An article by posted on October 2, 2012 0 Comments
Should The Mets Bring Back Kelly Shoppach?

As they close the door on yet another disappointing season, and start looking towards 2013, catcher is definitely one of the areas of concern for the New York Mets. Josh Thole isn’t coming around offensively, so the Mets brought in Shoppach earlier this year to see if he would be a viable option for 2013. […]

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Get To Know Mets Catcher Mike Nickeas

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Catcher Mike Nickeas

I had a chance to do a Q&A with NY Mets catcher Mike Nickeas the other day. Mike was nice enough to take the time to field a whole slew of questions I threw at him, regarding his defense, his hitting, working with Josh Thole, and lot’s of other stuff. Mike is working hard this […]

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Mets Sign Catcher Rob Johnson

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Catcher Rob Johnson

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN via twitter, the Mets have inked catcher Rob Johnson to a minor league deal. The contract is for one year with an invite to Spring Training. This move adds some depth to the extrememly thin Mets catching situation. Johnson will likely be in competition with Mike Nickeas for the backup […]

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Rangers Acquire Catcher Luis Martinez

An article by posted on December 21, 2011 0 Comments
Rangers Acquire Catcher Luis Martinez

The Texas Rangers have announced they have acquired catcher Luis Martinez from the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-hander Ryan Kelly. Original Post 12/19 According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets are interested in catcher Luis Martinez, who was designated for assignment by the Padres this past weekend. The 26-year-old right-handed hitting backstop batted […]

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The Sad and Abominable State Of Mets Catching

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, catcher Jorge Posada, formerly of the Yankees, contacted the Mets who told him they were not interested because they’re looking for a defensive back-up. As we’ve all talked about a lot on this site this past season. Ronny Paulino was a big fail in that regard and may I remind […]

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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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