Tag: Daily News

The Suckitude Is Widespread, Only One Can Save Us Now

An article by posted on April 21, 2011 0 Comments

This stat comes courtesy of the Daily News today. According to Runs Saved, a defensive metric invented by John Dewan of Acta Sports that attempts to measure a team’s defense, the Mets are currently the worst defensive team in baseball. The Mets have a minus-26 runs saved, way in front of the second-worst defensive team, […]

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Mets Release Luis Castillo

An article by posted on March 18, 2011 0 Comments

METS PRESS RELEASE METS RELEASE LUIS CASTILLO FLUSHING, N.Y., March 18, 2011 – The New York Mets today announced that they have released 35-year-old second baseman Luis Castillo. The 5-11, 191-pound switch-hitter had one year left on his contract. “This was baseball decision,” said Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. “I met with Terry (Collins) and […]

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Mets Notes: Jenrry Mejia Optioned To Minors

An article by posted on March 15, 2011 0 Comments

MEJIA TO MINORS The Mets announced via Twitter that they have optioned RHP Jenrry Mejia to minor league camp. They now have 22 pitchers in camp which includes 7 non-roster invitations. REAR VIEW MIRROR: First things first, according to Andy McCullough of NJ.com, Ike Davis is fine after being involved in a car accident this […]

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Oliver Perez Has Warthen On His Side

An article by posted on March 14, 2011 0 Comments
Oliver Perez Has Warthen On His Side

Who’s ready for another chapter in the Oliver Perez saga? According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets are falling all over themselves over Ollie’s relief stint this weekend in which he pitched to one batter and retired him on seven pitches. Pitching Coach Dan Warthen may now be the only thing standing […]

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Beltran Goes 1-3 In Debut, Slides Home To Score Run

An article by posted on March 6, 2011 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran went 1 for 3 in his spring debut against the Red Sox today and scored a run –  sliding into home plate for added effect though he clearly looked rusty running. He admitted being at 80% running the bases after the game, but said he felt great swinging the bat. It was a good first […]

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Alderson Vows That Only The Best 25 Players Will Make The Cut

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Vows That Only The Best 25 Players Will Make The Cut

Despite what my colleague Greg Pomes wrote here on Tuesday regarding Oliver Perez being guaranteed a spot on the roster, a solid case can be made that Alderson’s comment was taken out of context or perhaps even misinterpreted. Yesterday, Alderson not only made it clear that he will cut Oliver Perez and the remaining $12 million […]

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Daily News: Howard Johnson Leaves Mets

An article by posted on February 17, 2011 0 Comments

According to the New York Daily News, sources have told the paper that Howard Johnson has decided to leave the Mets organization.  Johnson played for the Mets from 1985-1993, joined the coaching staff in 2007 as first base coach, and later became the hitting instructor.  He served in that role under Jerry Manuel, and while […]

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Discussing Mets Prospects With Joe DeMayo Of Port St. Lucie To Flushing

An article by posted on February 11, 2011 0 Comments

Recently I did an email interview with Joe DeMayo who does a fantastic job covering the Mets Minor Leagues and the MLB Draft for the excellent Mets site, St. Lucie To Flushing. 1. Where do you rank the Mets Minor League System on a scale of 1-10 in the following areas: A) Starting Pitching: 3. […]

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How Do You Spend Your Off Season?

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments

The baseball season doesn’t end for me ’til after the winter meetings. Once the World Series is over, I turn my attention to the awards season and the big names on the free agent market. That all lasts about a month, and then for that first weekend in December, I’m glued to my computer and […]

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The Midnight Massacre Resurrected

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments
The Midnight Massacre Resurrected

Shannon over at Mets Police posted the Dick Young column from the June 15, 1977 edition of the Daily News (sorry no link) that many still call the precursor to the infamous trade that sent Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds for a package that included Pat Zachry, Steve Henderson, Doug Flynn, and Dan Norman. Here is […]

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