Tag: Dan Warthen

Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

Johan Santana will make his first Grapefruit League next Thursday, March 14, when the Mets play the Detroit Tigers, according to John Delcos of Metsmerized Online. That would leave three starts before the start to the season. Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Delcos that Santana is making progress after throwing a long-toss session on Monday and that […]

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The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 29 Comments
The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

Things just keep getting worse and not better on the Johan Santana front. Andy Martino spoke to more than one team source and the consensus seems to be that Johan Santana will not be ready by Opening Day which totally wipes out Santana’s assertion that “he knows what he’s doing” and everything is okay. “I know […]

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Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, And The Reality Of How Baseball Works

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, And The Reality Of How Baseball Works

It wasn’t too long ago that when the subject of top Mets pitching prospects came up, the first two names that jumped to mind were righthanders Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia. As a matter of fact, going into the 2011 season, both were still ranked as the two best pitching prospects in the Mets system. […]

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Collins and Alderson To Address Coaching Staff, Warthen Likely To Return

An article by posted on September 30, 2012 0 Comments

Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson will discuss the state and future of the coaching staff this Monday or Tuesday according to Mike Puma of the NY Post. A Mets official also told him that he would be surprised if Dan Warthen gets fired. This kind of backs up earlier reports from two weeks ago that intimated […]

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Are The Mets Are Running Out Of Gas?

An article by posted on September 6, 2012 0 Comments
Are The Mets Are Running Out Of Gas?

The rigors of the long major league baseball season seem to be catching up to some of the New York Mets. There have been numerous quotes and clues from the Mets coaching staff lately alluding to the idea that the Mets are looking forward to some much needed rest during the off-season. It’s O.K. guys, […]

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Dan Warthen – The Sacrificial Lamb?

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments

Someone is ultimately going to have to answer for the collapse of the Mets pitching staff and poor performance of the bullpen in 2012. It won’t be Sandy Alderson.  I doubt it will be Terry Collins. The only person left is Dan Warthen. Is it really fair that Warthen takes full responsibility for what has […]

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Morning Grind: How Does Dan Warthen Still Have A Job?

An article by posted on October 24, 2011 0 Comments

For the past four years, Dan Warthen has been at the reins for the pitching staff of the New York Mets…. and that needs to change. Despite inconsistencies in performance nearly every season, Warthen still remains the longest tenured man on the Mets coaching staff. John Maine, Oliver Perez, Mike Pelfrey, Livan Hernandez, Tim Redding; […]

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Alderson Not Expecting Much From Johan Santana in 2011

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Not Expecting Much From Johan Santana in 2011

The New York Mets have been without their ace Johan Santana the entire season and the rotation has held their own, to say the least. With speculation surrounding a Santana return possibly in mid-August, which still remains a long shot at this point, many have wondered just who may be the odd man out in […]

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Dillon Gee – The Poor-er Man’s Rick Reed

An article by posted on June 14, 2011 0 Comments
Dillon Gee – The Poor-er Man’s Rick Reed

The more I see Dillon Gee pitch, the more I see shades of Rick Reed and that’s more than fine by me. In the mid to late 90’s, Rick Reed was given another baseball life by Steve Phillips and the New York Mets. Technically it was a 5th chance considering he was passed up by […]

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Collins Wants To See Johan Santana For Himself

An article by posted on June 11, 2011 0 Comments

Terry Collins spoke to reporters before the game last night and said he wants to have Johan Santana come to New York during the next homestand so him and Dan Warthen can watch him pitch. Collins also said it’s more likely the Mets will have to wait until at least late July for Santana’s return. The Mets […]

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