Tag: Dan Warthen

Lamar Johnson Will Not Return As Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Lamar Johnson Will Not Return As Hitting Coach

Official Release The New York Mets today announced that hitting coach Lamar Johnson and assistant hitting coach Luis Natera will not return to their positions in 2015. Johnson and Natera have been offered positions within the minor league system. “We appreciate the hard work of Lamar and Luis this year at the Major League level,” […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: The Kids Are Alright

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up, 3 Down: The Kids Are Alright

The Mets finished up their three game set against the Marlins with a 2-1 series victory last night. New York has an interesting parallel with their division rivals from Miami, in that both organizations have dwelled at the bottom of the NL East cellar for many years now, but through those years they also stockpiled […]

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Mejia Leaves Game With Forearm Bruise, Going For X-Rays

An article by posted on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Leaves Game With Forearm Bruise, Going For X-Rays

10:00 PM Jenrry Mejia was cruising on Friday night at Olympic Stadium until he was struck by a liner off the bat of Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins in the bottom of the fifth. The ball struck Mejia in the right forearm and after a visit from Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez, he was pulled […]

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Alderson and Warthen Apologize For Ethnic Slur

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson and Warthen Apologize For Ethnic Slur

The Mets issued statements on behalf of Sandy Alderson and pitching coach Dan Warthen, who used an ethnic slur while conversing with Daisuke Matsuzaka’s interpreter, Jeff Cutler, according to the Wall Street Journal. Here’s what occurred: “Jeff!” Cutler and I turned around. It was Dan Warthen, the Mets pitching coach. “I’m sorry I called you […]

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Parnell Returns From Sore Quad To Toss A Bullpen

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Returns From Sore Quad To Toss A Bullpen

Bobby Parnell returned to the mound today and threw a bullpen session this morning, two days after missing a scheduled bullpen on Thursday. According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York on Friday, Parnell had his bullpen session put on hold temporarily due to an injured quadriceps muscle he got while covering first base during a drill […]

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Dice-K Still Remains In The Mix For The Mets

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Dice-K Still Remains In The Mix For The Mets

While there was no truth to last evening’s report that the Mets had reached an agreement with Daisuke Matsuzaka on a minor league deal – a report that was refuted by the Mets – Andy Martino of the Daily News writes that the Japanese righty still remains in the mix for the Amazins. “The Mets […]

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Upon Further Review: The Mets Coaching Staff

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Upon Further Review: The Mets Coaching Staff

When the Mets renewed Terry Collins‘ contract at the end of September once the season had concluded, it was also announced that the entire coaching staff would return as well. This announcement didn’t come as a huge shock, but it was conceivable due to the fact that the crew has been the same since the […]

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Are Mets Still Interested In Bringing Dice-K Back?

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Are Mets Still Interested In Bringing Dice-K Back?

Earlier this week I suggested things could heat up in the Hot Stove and this might be the time for the New York Mets to strike. And, I didn’t mean Prince Fielder, or Brandon Allen for that matter. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson agreed the other day things could get warm, but wouldn’t say how close he’d get […]

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Is It Time For A Mike Pelfrey Encore?

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Is It Time For A Mike Pelfrey Encore?

Could the New York Mets’ desperate need for starting pitching lead them back to Mike Pelfrey? Seriously. Should GM Sandy Alderson decided there’s not much in the free-agent market, and with the Twins moving faster than the Mets regarding Bronson Arroyo, there are probably worse ideas than re-signing Pelfrey. Pelfrey, released by the Twins, made $4 million last […]

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Did The Mets Fix Dice-K Only To Lose Him?

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Did The Mets Fix Dice-K Only To Lose Him?

Even knowing that the New York Mets would not have Matt Harvey next season, there was a slight glimmer of optimism they might have enough to piece together a rotation and spend elsewhere. That glimmer is fading. Pitching coach Dan Warthen fixed Daisuke Matsuzaka’s long and cumbersome delivery, complete with a hitch. With a faster delivery, Matsuzaka showed he could […]

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