Tag: Johan Santana

Would You Have Traded Niese Instead of Dickey for d’Arnaud and Syndergaard?

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Would You Have Traded Niese Instead of Dickey for d’Arnaud and Syndergaard?

Andy Martino of the Daily News, asks a thought-provoking question in his column this morning: Would you have rather traded Jonathon Niese, instead of R.A. Dickey, to Toronto for Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard? Turns out that the Mets had that choice according to  Martino. While Niese faced Team Venezuela Wednesday in Port St. Lucie, […]

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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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Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

It’s not the pitching line, but the feel of his pitches this time of year. “I felt good. My stuff was very good,” Jonathan Niese said after this afternoon’s 62-pitch outing against the Venezuelan WBC team. “I am not used to that kind of workload (this early in spring training). But, that’s a good thing.” […]

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Morning Grind: What’s On Tap, Mets vs Venezuela, Good To Be Back

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Morning Grind: What’s On Tap, Mets vs Venezuela, Good To Be Back

Good morning from Port St. Lucie, where there’s a chill in the air and the sun is just coming up. Had dinner last night with a friend on the Mets’ beat and like most people I speak with in the media he’s not enthusiastic about them having a good season. Drove around a little last […]

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Jeremy Hefner Wants To Be “The Man”

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
Jeremy Hefner Wants To Be “The Man”

The latest on Johan Santana cane from manager Terry Collins who said that Johan Santana’s decision to throw a bullpen for the first time in 10 days, was “unnecessary” and said he “wished his ace handled himself differently.” Mike Kerwick of The Record quotes Collins who suggests that Santana needs to calm down and get […]

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Mets Matters: Marcum, Feliciano, Hawkins Will Work In “B” Game; More WBC Nonsense

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Marcum, Feliciano, Hawkins Will Work In “B” Game; More WBC Nonsense

The majority of the Mets are off today, except for those who have a “B’’ game in Jupiter later this afternoon. Pitchers Shaun Marcum, Pedro Feliciano and LaTroy Hawkins will each log some innings. The projected fifth starter, Marcum, raised concerns when he didn’t report to camp in shape. Here is a guy trying to hang onto a major league […]

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Do The 2013 Mets Have Giant Potential?

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Do The 2013 Mets Have Giant Potential?

The San Francisco Giants surprised the game yet again this past fall by making an improbable October run to capture their second title in the past three seasons. The first of which was even more unlikely than the latter when a young pitching staff coupled with a patchwork lineup managed to best the powerhouse Texas Rangers […]

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ESPN’s Adam Rubin Tells It Like It Is

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN’s Adam Rubin Tells It Like It Is

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 […]

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Terry Collins: If Santana Isn’t Ready, Niese Will Get Opening Day Nod

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins: If Santana Isn’t Ready, Niese Will Get Opening Day Nod

During an interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa, Terry Collins said that Jon Niese would get the Opening Day start if Johan Santana is not ready. The manager still believes Santana has a chance to make the start, “It’s not doubtful,” Collins said. “If he’s not ready for Game 1, I think he’ll be ready […]

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Mets Spring Report: Marcum, Wheeler and Santana Still Out; Feliciano and Duda Back

An article by posted on March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Report: Marcum, Wheeler and Santana Still Out; Feliciano and Duda Back

MURPHY UPDATE: Daniel Murphy, who has been down with a strained intercostal muscle in his right side and was reportedly a week to ten days away from playing in a game, is making progress. Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that Murphy began hitting off a tee today for the first time since suffering the injury and he could be […]

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