Young gets in ahead of tag for his second steal of the game After two more swipes on Thursday night against the Brewers, Eric Young Jr. has caught Milwaukee’s Jean Segura for the National League lead with 44 stolen bases. With Segura currently sidelined with a hamstring strain, it looks like Young is just one stolen base away from securing the stolen base crown in the National League. Last night, Young affirmed that he’s got his eyes set on […]
Ruben Tejada will start at shortstop on Wednesday night against the Nationals, according to Terry Collins, and will get the bulk of the starts at short the rest of the season. “Everybody’s allowed to have a bad year. Everybody,” manager Terry Collins said. “He might look at this, 2013, as Ruben Tejada’s worst year. He may bounce back next year and resume where he was two years ago, and that, to me, was an up-and-coming […]
In his interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said some things about Ruben Tejada that were very unflattering and I would say he basically called him lazy, aloof and unmotivated although not in so many words. “One of the problems with Ruben is it’s like pulling teeth,” Alderson said to describe his frustration with the 23-year old infielder. He accuses Tejada of failing to put in any extra effort to prove […]
Daniel Murphy made his major league debut on August 2, 2008, which makes him the second-longest tenured position player on the Mets behind David Wright. Whereas David Wright is beloved by just about the entire Mets fan base, those same fans aren’t as kind to Daniel Murphy. Many fans (myself included) love the guy, and would have no problem with him becoming part of the team’s main core for years to come. Others, however, would […]
If you are a Mets fan, you know that David Wright is still with team, or that Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran are in Toronto and St. Louis, respectively. But what happened to guys like Nick Evans or Rod Barajas? We have the answers. 11 Players who made it into a game in 2010 with the Mets, are still employed by the team. That would be the aforementioned David Wright, Ike Davis, Ruben Tejada (Although […]
David Wright spoke with reporters and is on his way to Port St. Lucie to begin his rehab, the team announced. As he’s said before, Wright fully intends on returning this season. ”It’s pretty much against everything I believe in to shut it down,” Wright said about shutting it down for the rest of this season. Wright has been on the disabled list since suffering a strained hamstring earlier this month while running out a single. Once […]
Thoughts from Joe D. I will be very shocked if the Toronto Blue Jays hang onto Alex Anthopoulos as the team’s general manager after this season. He took a team with a talent rich farm that was once ranked among baseball’s best and overturned it for aging and expensive players that have sunk the team to the bottom of the division instead of the top as he had hoped. A new GM will quickly look […]
In case you missed it, here is Travis d’Arnaud ripping a double into the gap for his first major league hit. “Finally got it out of the way,” d’Arnaud said, according to ESPN New York. “Thankful my teammates were all there every time I kept coming to the dugout without a hit and they were all backing me up and what a wonderful feeling.” I love how fluid and level his swing is, which you […]
Power hitters don’t usually run very well. And speedsters aren’t prone to hitting home runs. So it would be reasonable to say that players who are among the league leaders in home runs don’t usually find their names near the top of the triples leader board. Of course, there have been some exceptions over the years. Hall of Famer Stan Musial led the league in triples in 1948, 1949 and 1951. He hit 39, 36 […]
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