Tag: closer

Going Through The Motions Of A Long Season. But What If…

An article by posted on July 19, 2009 0 Comments

It’s strange what a difference four months can make. In March, we were filled with optimism. Our big concern coming into 2009 was avoiding a 3rd straight September collapse. We hoped for the best and were anticipating an enjoyable season in our new stadium. Our huge Achilles heel was solved when Omar Minaya went out […]

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Phillies Place Closer Brad Lidge On DL

An article by posted on June 9, 2009 0 Comments

As reported on MLB.com, the Phillies have placed closer Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee, and recalled catcher Paul Bako from Double-A Reading into his roster spot. Lidge’s disablement is retroactive to June 7. Interestingly, last season’s perfect closer has been more effective recently, posting a 1.42 ERA and […]

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Maine Looked Better Today

An article by posted on March 26, 2009 0 Comments

John Maine hasn’t exactly wowed anyone this spring, on the contrary he’s left many of us wondering if and when we’ll ever see the pre-surgery John Maine again. Today, Maine took a small step forward as reported by Steve Popper. John Maine just finished off his five inning outing and the first bit of good […]

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J.J. Putz – This Guy Is An Animal

An article by posted on February 23, 2009

If you’re wondering how J.J. Putz is coming along so far this spring, David Lennon of Newsday has the scoop… Manager Jerry Manuel never got a chance to watch J.J. Putz on the mound during yesterday’s live batting-practice sessions. Apparently, he didn’t need to. “I heard about Putz,” Manuel said. “I didn’t see him throw. […]

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Mets Prospect: Brad Holt Is The Next Big Thing

An article by posted on February 13, 2009

Brad Holt has continued to impress ever since the Mets drafted him as a supplemental pick in the first round of the 2008 draft. This morning, Bart Hubbuch of the Post gives us another reason to be pumped up about the Mets prospect who is in St. Lucie for his first spring training. Right-hander Brad […]

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J.J. Putz – Ready, Willing and Able

An article by posted on January 1, 2009

Last week, J.J. Putz had some interesting things to say about his new role with the New York Mets. Obviously, his first choice would have been to close, but he has completely embraced his future role as the setup man for the Mets. “It wasn’t the ideal situation. I really loved closing. But I’m just […]

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Teixeira May Get A Gigantic Contract Next Season

An article by posted on December 10, 2008

If you think the Barry Zito, C.C. Sabathia, or Johan Santana signing were huge, get a hold of this: According to a source from a team who is involved in negotiations, the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles “are coming in hot” on Teixeira, with the Nationals apparently willing to offer the slugger a 10-year deal […]

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DONE DEAL! METS SIGN K-ROD TO 3-YEAR CONTRACT

An article by posted on December 9, 2008

Original Post: 3:05 PM The New York Mets agreed to a three-year deal with free-agent closer Francisco Rodriguez, a source told ESPN on Tuesday. Rodriguez’s deal, worth $37 million plus additional incentives, is pending a physical. It is a one-year increase over the two years and $24 million the Mets are said to have initially […]

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Drinks, Steaks, and Francisco Rodriguez

An article by posted on December 8, 2008

There must be nothing better than an ice cold beer in a frosty mug, and a perfectly grilled medium rare steak, to satisfy your appetite while you are negotiating a huge, multi-million dollar contract. That’s exactly what Omar Minaya and his entourage did during the waning hours of Sunday night with their special guest, free agent closer Francisco Rodriguez. No word […]

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No Sour Grapes For Johan Santana

An article by posted on November 11, 2008

When the Mets went after Johan Santana last off season, some Mets fans were stoked, while others thought we either gave up too much to get him, or that we paid him too much to keep him. Fast forward 12 months later… I think it’s safe to say that there’s not one Mets fan who […]

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