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Leaving Collins’ Fate Up In The Air Can Blow Up In Sandy’s Face

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
Leaving Collins’ Fate Up In The Air Can Blow Up In Sandy’s Face

Post Updated on 3/20 I caught this transcript on MetsBlog this morning. They were comments made by Sandy Alderson who was a guest on the New York Post’s baseball podcast. The subject was Terry Collins‘s lame duck status and the possibility of a contract extension in the future: “Well, I want Terry to be the […]

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Mets Notes: Wheeler Takes Getting Cut In Stride, Marcum Shows Exceptional Command

An article by posted on March 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Wheeler Takes Getting Cut In Stride, Marcum Shows Exceptional Command

Even without the oblique injury, Zack Wheeler would be opening the season in the minor leagues, which was always the proper decision. Maybe he wouldn’t have been sent down today with nine others, but as spring training goes on and the need to stretch out the starters increases, Wheeler’s innings would have been reduced, something the Mets […]

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Mets Lose To Nats 6-4; Den Dekker Flashes Leather; Cowgill’s Got Game

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Lose To Nats 6-4; Den Dekker Flashes Leather; Cowgill’s Got Game

Lucas Duda did not start tonight’s 6-4 exhibition game loss against Washington, and won’t be in the lineup tomorrow. Look for him Wednesday or Thursday. In his first two games, Duda went 0-for-7 with six strikeouts, and told reporters today, “we’re not going to hit the panic just yet.’’ The Mets will opt for extra work […]

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It’s Parnell’s Time To Shine As He Takes Over Mets Closer Role

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Parnell’s Time To Shine As He Takes Over Mets Closer Role

Updated by Joe D. According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, after telling reporters that Frank Francisco has been shut down due to inflammation in his right elbow, Mets manager Terry Collins told Puma that “he wants Bobby Parnell to take over as the team’s closer.” “We keep talking about 2014 … why not get […]

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Marlins On Verge Of Signing Jose Valverde?

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins On Verge Of Signing Jose Valverde?

Former Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde is on the verge of signing with the Miami Marlins according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com. However, Jon Heyman reports that Valverde is still talking with a number of teams, including the Marlins, and that nothing is imminent. The Mets were reportedly pursuing Valverde as an option to try and replace Frank Francisco as the team’s closer. The […]

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Mets Entertaining A K-Rod Reunion

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Entertaining A K-Rod Reunion

Adding to my post from this afternoon, they Mets have entertained a reunion with former closer Francisco Rodriguez, a source told Marc Carig of Newsday. K-Rod along with Jose Valverde are among a group of former closers who could bolster the team’s bullpen depth, writes Carig. Speaking generally, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he will likely add […]

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From Left Field: Can The Strategy In The Bullpen Work?

An article by posted on January 31, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Can The Strategy In The Bullpen Work?

The Mets seem to be rolling the dice when it comes to bringing in veterans on minor-league deals to compete for spots in the bullpen. The team will likely head north in about two months with seven relievers, but spring training will decide who those lucky seven are. LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Atchison were recently […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Bobby Parnell, RHP

An article by posted on October 31, 2012 0 Comments

BOBBY PARNELL, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Actually, considering his new role entering spring training, the expectations of Bobby Parnell – he of the fastball of 100 mph. – were minimal. Parnell could not seize the closer, set-up and even starter roles when given the opportunity in previous seasons, so the Mets dropped him to the seventh inning […]

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Frank Francisco Could Miss All Of 2013 Season?

An article by posted on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
Frank Francisco Could Miss All Of 2013 Season?

Check out this tweet from MLB Network regarding Mets closer Frank Francisco…  Umm… The MLB Network is also reporting this on their on-screen baseball news ticker. There has been no news or report about this from any Mets related sources or from a team release. Last thing I heard was from Collins yesterday saying that […]

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Matt Harvey K’s 10 In Mets 2-0 Loss To Nats

An article by posted on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey K’s 10 In Mets 2-0 Loss To Nats

Matt Harvey had a dominant but short outing and the Mets offense apparently didn’t show up to the park in their 2-0 loss to the Nationals Matt Harvey had his good stuff tonight, but based on his high strikeout total, had himself out by the fifth inning. Harvey went five, allowing five hits and one […]

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