Las Vegas manager Wally Backman had some nice things to say about Mets catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud after his impressive debut last night against Sacramento. In the 51′s season-opening 10-5 victory over the River Cats, the 24-year old prospect went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, a career-high four runs scored and an RBI. “I think it’s just a matter of time before he gets to the big leagues,” 51s manager Wally Backman said. “He [...]
There’s a shot of Matt den Dekker’s cast which has been “Dekked Out” in Mets’ Orange & Blue. Matt tweeted the photo with the good news that no surgery will be required. It’s the best news I’ve heard all day… One of the things I love about our staff here is how freaking enthusiastic they are about the team. In the space of about five minutes, I got no less than a dozen texts or [...]
Ahh, the luck of the Irish… According to Newsday’s Marc Carig, second baseman Daniel Murphy played five innings at second base today, going 1-for-2 at the plate with a walk in a minor league game. It was his first appearance at the plate this spring since straining his intercostal just over a month ago. “It felt good, it felt really good,” Murphy said afterward. “This is the best I’ve felt all spring. I think I should be [...]
The Mets will be in action tonight against the Miami Marlins at 7:05 at Roger Dean Stadium. Newly appointed Opening Day Starter Jonathon Niese will be on the hill, and Jordany Valdespin will bat leadoff. Including tonight’s contest, the Mets have just ten Grapefruit League games left to play, and will play their final game on March 30. Four of the Mets ten remaining games will be televised; two will air on SNY and two [...]
If you want to get your Matt Harvey fill on this Mets off-day, check out this post by Marc Carig of Newsday, who caught up with the Mets right-hander after yesterday’s start against the Cards. Carig says that during one point in the game, Harvey reached back and unleashed a 100 mph fastball against the Cardinals’ Jon Jay according to the scoreboard at Roger Dean Stadium. Scouts behind home plate, who he said were “armed [...]
According to a report from Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, for the first time this spring, the Mets are considering the realistic possibility that second baseman Daniel Murphy will not be ready for Opening Day. Murphy has been complaining of stiffness since playing some second base in simulated game for five innings on Friday. He did not swing a bat. Since then, he has been complaining of stiffness and it appears his intercostal injury will keep [...]
Updated on March 13 at 2:00 PM According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Johan Santana spoke with Sandy Alderson today to clear the air about what’s been reported about him and his coming to camp unprepared and not ready to pitch. Santana didn’t say anything all the newsworthy, says Martino, but the Mets lefthander looked like he was in a better mood, talking, and clearly wanting the subject changed. “I’m not going to [...]
MMO’s John Delcos just reported that the Mets have reassigned RHP Zack Wheeler, RHP Collin McHugh, RHP Gonzalez Germen, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Elvin Ramirez, LHP Darin Gorski, 2B Reese Havens, OF Juan Lagares, IF Wilfredo Tovar, and OF Cesar Puello to minor league camp. Wheeler said he was disappointed, but not surprised. Was told at start of camp this would happen One major league executive estimated the Super 2 cutoff may be around June [...]
Lucas Duda is showing signs of snapping out of his spring slumber going 3-for-3 with two RBIs as the Mets defeated the Astros 9-6 this afternoon at Tradition Field. Duda now has six hits in his last 15 at-bats after an agonizing start that sent him to the sidelines for a couple of days to work on his swing. It looks like those two days off did the trick. “I feel like I’m a good hitter.” [...]
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