Come on, admit it… At one time or another you made a joke about Daniel Murphy at second base since the day he took over the position once Jose Reyes was not re-signed and Ruben Tejada slid over to shortstop. Was the criticism harsh and often times deserved? Maybe… Maybe not… Ok, yes it was… But seeing is believing and when I mentioned how much better Murphy has been defensively a couple of weeks ago on Twitter, you all [...]
Last night, at least six times, I heard fans, beat writers and announcers drawing comparisons to Tom Seaver when talking about Matt Harvey. He’s quickly becoming not just a Mets story limited only to the five surrounding boroughs, but a national baseball story as well. A cover on the front of Sports Illustrated or ESPN magazine is not far away. Harvey, 24, had his second consecutive scintillating start in a row on Monday evening, holding the Phillies [...]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, does a fine job of explaining why the Mets chose not to insure Johan Santana’s contract. The Mets will be on the hook for the remaining $31 million owed to Johan Santana because they did not insure the contract. Why? As premiums have skyrocketed because of escalating salaries and past payouts — such as the bailout when Mo Vaughn was owed $17 million and could not play for the Mets in [...]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes: In desperate need of clearing several spots, the Mets have put out word to other teams that they are interested in moving non-core prospects on the 40-man roster. Among those available via trade: Gonzalez Germen, Darin Gorski, Reese Havens, Juan Lagares, Cesar Puello, Elvin Ramirez and Hansel Robles. That is based on the assumption that Omar Quintanilla, Aaron Laffey, Marlon Byrd, LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Atchison have all made the team, and nobody at this point believes [...]
Most readers on MMO know full well my detailed account about what went down when the Mets failed to sign 2012 Draft second rounder RHP Teddy Stankiewicz. Here is but a reminder from what I wrote last July: With their second, second-round pick (75th overall) in this year’s First Year Player Draft, the Mets selected RHP Teddy Stankiewicz, an 18-year-old pitcher from Fort Worth, Texas. Stankiewicz went 12-2 with a 1.35 ERA this season, having [...]
Many Mets fans find themselves in an uproar this evening following an opinion piece by ESPN’s Adam Rubin, that criticized much more than the 2013 roster’s potential. The highlight of the article, which you can find HERE, is likely a quote stating: “Manager Terry Collins has done an admirable job trying to put lipstick on a pig with his job fate hanging the balance, but there are alarming early signs this is going to be [...]
Updated by HoJo on 2/24 Pedro Feliciano will be shut down for at least two weeks from baseball activity while he wears a heart monitor while the team doctors continue to monitor could be a potentially serious heart condition, It’s not exactly clear if Feliciano has a hole in his heart or even if that’s the cause of his irregular heartbeat. The next two weeks will help doctors come to a more exact diagnosis of [...]
This article which was originally published on January 25th by Mitch Petanick, is worth a second look in light of recent events. Mark Simon did a piece on ESPN New York yesterday which ranked the top five infields in the team’s history, as well as the top five outfields. His rankings were pretty solid, although he had the 1999 Mets outfield ranked as No. 5 snubbing a very solid 2006 outfield. Let’s be honest, 2006 was [...]
ESPN’s Jim Bowden presented five potential trades for David Wright if the Mets are unable to work out an extension, stating that the negotiations so far have been “slow and grinding.” Hold up for a minute. Let’s all be a little bit more patient with all this. The World Series ended less than four days ago. Of course, there’s also a sense of urgency when negotiating with a star player. But before we fly off [...]
During last night’s ESPN telecast of the Mets victory over the Braves, the announcers mentioned that the Mets have several “building blocks” but also several “question marks.” At this point, the question marks far outweigh the building blocks, which is why the team has had moments of mediocrity this season. There is still a month and half to play, but barring a miracle, the Mets would be wise to start turning their focus to next [...]
Yesterday, several sources around the New York Mets confirmed that injured first basemen Ike Davis has taken the next step in testing his injured ankle. Here’s what Adam Rubin of EspnNewYork reported on Davis: [blackbirdpie id="89474175135260672"] According to SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt this is what he had to say on Davis: [blackbirdpie id="89171076910813184"] And finally, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated who pointed it that this work will help the Mets and Davis determine whether season ending [...]
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Last updated: 05/18/2013
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