Tag: closer

Carlos Beltran Could Return In Mid April

An article by posted on March 12, 2010 0 Comments

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger reports that Carlos Beltran expects to begin playing in rehab games by early April. By April, Beltran believes he will be able to play in rehabilitation games. Then it would take about a week to 10 days before he could rejoin the club. Acclimating to baseball will be easy. Getting to […]

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The Morning Grind Is Back: Ollie, Dead At 50, Demi Moore, Omir-acle Part Deux?

An article by posted on March 8, 2010 0 Comments

As the season slowly inches closer day by day, it’s time to resurrect our daily feature entitled, “The Morning Grind”. As we did last season, I’ll give you my reflections on the latest Mets and MLB stuff and give you something to ponder and sound off on. Jump right in and give us your two cents. Oliver’s Story […]

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The Crazies: There’s Something In The Water…

An article by posted on March 2, 2010 0 Comments

There’s something weird going on in Port St. Lucie… I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s starting to spread like wild fire… It’s one thing when loony Jerry Manuel starts hallucinating about Jenrry “Wild Thing” Mejia being the next Mariano Rivera. After all, we’ve all become accustomed to way-out comments like that from Manuel who in […]

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We Still Have Something To Believe In

An article by posted on February 15, 2010 0 Comments

As we inch closer to spring training and pitchers, catchers, and position players reporting to camp, Mets fans shake off the jitters about all that has or has not happened and now start looking at the two P’s: The actual product and the potential. I can only speak for myself, but I love baseball and […]

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New Details Emerge On Kelvim Escobar Deal

An article by posted on December 26, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN via Twitter says, Kelvim Escobar contract details: $1.25 million guaranteed base salary, and a $125,00 bonus for making the Mets’ Opening Day roster. In addition, Escobar can receive $2 million in incentives based on games pitched, and $1 million more in incentives based on games finished Roger Rubin of the Daily […]

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Nationals Sign Reliever Matt Capps

An article by posted on December 24, 2009 0 Comments

According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, reliever Matt Capps has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Nationals, pending a physical. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the deal is for $3.5 million for 2010, with a chance to make another $425,000 in performance bonuses. The performance incentives kick in at 40-65 games finished. Capps […]

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Twitter Poll Results – Billy Wagner Reactions

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

This morning I asked the following Twitter Poll question: Are you happy with the end result of how Omar Minaya handled Billy Wagner? Red Sox get two high draft picks (1st round pick, sandwich pick) Braves get their new closer; Billy Wagner Mets get two low level prospects; Chris Carter and Eddie Lora Here are some of the responses. Unhappy […]

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Between Us And Them, We’ve Won 29 Championships

An article by posted on November 6, 2009 0 Comments

This week the Yankees captured yet another World Series. Combined with our beloved Mets, the two New York teams have now combined for 29 Championships. In the tradition of Donn Clendenon and Ray Knight, Hideki Matsui was named Series MVP. The Yankees got a memorable HR from A-Rod, much like Al Weis in 69. Johnny […]

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Mets Decline Putz Option, Add Bowman To 40 Man Roster

An article by posted on November 5, 2009 0 Comments

According to Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post in a post to his Twitter account, the Mets have told reliever J.J. Putz that they will decline his option and instead buy him out for $1 million dollars. Not really a big surprise considering the Mets would have had to pay him over $9 million dollars […]

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Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: J.J. Putz

An article by posted on November 2, 2009 0 Comments

As I had mentioned in my previous post, it has been nearly a year since the Mets acquired J.J. Putz from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a bevy of players. When they acquired the hard throwing righty, the Mets envisioned having a proven closer that could fill in the closer’s role if needed. However, […]

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