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Niese Tosses Two Innings In Return To Mound

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Tosses Two Innings In Return To Mound

Jon Niese made his return to the mound today after an injury scare. The 27-year old Niese threw 35 pitches across two innings. He would struggle in the first, allowing four straight hits, but would set down the side in order in the second frame.  Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was there to hear the southpaw’s […]

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ESPN: Indians Should Trade Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to Mets

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Indians Should Trade Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to Mets

Cristina Kharl of ESPN, wrote a comprehensive post on why she thinks the Mets should trade Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores and RHP prospect Michael Fulmer to the Indians to get Asdrubal Cabrera. The Mets’ gains are pretty obvious, especially if you accept projections of Cabrera rebounding in 2014, whether Baseball Prospectus’ .734 OPS, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS (.736 OPS, 17 […]

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How many games will the Mets win this season?

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
How many games will the Mets win this season?

The folks at ESPN SportsNation ran a poll asking their readers how many games the New York Mets will win in 2014. With almost 90,000 votes tallied nationally, 80% of fans believe the Mets will win 79 or fewer games this season, and only 5% think the Mets will win 90 or more. The numbers […]

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Parnell Says He’ll Be Ready For Opening Day

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Says He’ll Be Ready For Opening Day

For the first time since last July 30, Bobby Parnell faced live batters on Saturday and threw 36 pitches to his teammates David Wright, Eric Young, and Daniel Murphy - whose bat he shattered. When he was done, it was all smiles for a confident Parnell. “There was no pain. There was no soreness,” the Mets closer […]

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Looks Like Niese Will Start Opening Day

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Looks Like Niese Will Start Opening Day

The Mets plan to start Jonathon Niese on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals on March 31 at Citi Field, then have Bartolo Colon start Game 2 of the season and Dillon Gee start Game 3, team insiders told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Rubin says that would push Zack Wheeler and the fifth starter to the second series of the season, against the Cincinnati […]

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Collins Wants Players To Speak Up About Injuries

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Wants Players To Speak Up About Injuries

After Terry Collins learned that Ike Davis played through an oblique injury for most of the season, as reported by Mike Puma of the NY Post, he addressed the matter this afternoon at Tradition Field in St. Lucie. “There’s got to be a conversation. And then certainly it’s up to me to decide which way […]

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Alderson Didn’t Like Nelson Cruz’ Approach

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Didn’t Like Nelson Cruz’ Approach

3:00 PM John Madden of the Daily News spoke to Mets GM Sandy Alderson about the Nelson Cruz signing and he had this to say regarding the similar contract to Chris Young: “Different type of players. Cruz brings power but not defense. Doesn’t have our approach. This is not a gee-whiz, if-only-we’d-waited moment for us.” […]

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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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DePo Discusses Innings Cap On Syndergaard

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
DePo Discusses Innings Cap On Syndergaard

Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta told reporters that Noah Syndergaard will be permitted somewhere in the vicinity of a 30-inning increase over last season’s total which will put him roughly at a 150-155 innings cap. “A lot of it’s going to be on how he actually racks up those innings — how efficient he […]

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Dice-K Had Goal To Arrive In Camp Ready To Pitch

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Dice-K Had Goal To Arrive In Camp Ready To Pitch

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY wrote that after the other pitchers had completed their bullpen sessions around noon Wednesday at the Mets’ spring camp, Daisuke Matsuzaka continued, eventually throwing 50 pitches in all. Dice-K shared though an interpreter with Rubin, what he is looking forward to in camp, “My goal for the off-season was to come into […]

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