Tag: Justin Turner

Will Ike Davis Still Be At First Base When The Future Finally Arrives?

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Will Ike Davis Still Be At First Base When The Future Finally Arrives?

If the Mets are to beat Cliff Lee tonight – the second Phillies’ ace in as many nights – they’ll have to do it without Ike Davis. Davis is struggling out of the gate, hitting .148 with one homer and showing no signs of breaking out. He’s on the way of repeating last spring, which morphed into a […]

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Check Out John Buck’s Awesome New Mask!

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Check Out John Buck’s Awesome New Mask!

In addition to his 2-for-4 performance during yesterday’s Opening Day routing of the San Diego Padres, Mets backstop John Buck debuted a snazzy new catcher’s mask that has people talking. Each year, Buck has gotten a new catcher’s mask each year over the past few seasons and this one appears to be the best yet! […]

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Mets Have More Questions Than Days Left Until Opening Day

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have More Questions Than Days Left Until Opening Day

With four days until Opening Day, most teams have their rosters, rotation and batting order set. The Mets are not most teams. Their three remaining exhibition games will do little to answer questions for manager Terry Collins, who undoubtedly won’t be satisfied with what he sees Monday and will be mixing and matching for weeks. […]

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2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

Updated 3/22 I wanted to share Adam Rubin’s projected Opening Day roster which is not too dissimilar to what I projected. Rotation: Jon Niese, Shaun Marcum, Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner. Bullpen: Bobby Parnell, Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Josh Edgin, Pedro Feliciano and Greg Burke. Infield: Ike Davis, Justin Turner, David Wright, Ruben Tejada […]

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Wright, Santana, Murphy And Duda Among Mets’ Questions As Opening Day Looms

An article by posted on March 18, 2013 0 Comments
Wright, Santana, Murphy And Duda Among Mets’ Questions As Opening Day Looms

Here we are, two weeks from Opening Day and the Mets still have a myriad of questions that can’t be answered by Google. Perhaps they should get a Celebrity Apprentice from Trump to fill in the holes. Jon Niese was superb in yesterday’s loss to the Braves and we know he’ll get the ball that […]

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Mets Matters: Lutz Will Get Look With Turner Hurt, Marcum Solid In Defeat, Murphy Feeling Stiffness

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Lutz Will Get Look With Turner Hurt, Marcum Solid In Defeat, Murphy Feeling Stiffness

They wouldn’t be the Mets if things came easily. So, on the day after losing third baseman David Wright indefinitely, they lost his back-up, Justin Turner, to a sprained ankle. Turner was injured in the fourth inning of today’s 4-2 loss to Miami, when after fielding a ground ball, his left leg buckled while making a wild throw […]

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Inside The Mets’ Clubhouse; Past and Present

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Inside The Mets’ Clubhouse; Past and Present

Good Saturday morning. A little talk in the clubhouse about Team USA losing last night to Mexico. The operative word being “little.’’ I’ve only been here a few days, but trust me on this one, after doing 20 some Spring Trainings the days are usually all alike. We’re usually in the clubhouse by 7:45 in […]

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Valdespin Is Saying And Doing All The Right Things

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Is Saying And Doing All The Right Things

Updated by Joe D. at 5:00 PM Here’s a brief update to this morning’s Jordany Valdespin post. Dog-house or not, it would seem like a big mistake to me if Valdespin fails to go north with the Mets when all is said and done. That said, Terry Collins continues to downplay his chances of making […]

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There Are No Angels In This Outfield

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
There Are No Angels In This Outfield

Over at NJ.com, the online home of the Star-Ledger, Jorge Castillo tells us that during  the offseason, Mets manager Terry Collins, personally called infielders Justin Turner, Josh Satin, Zach Lutz and Brandon Hicks to give them all the same piece of advice – be prepared to play some corner outfield. As far as any experience […]

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Mets Matters: Duda Breaks Out, Byrd Could Push Hot-Hitting Valdespin To Vegas

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Duda Breaks Out, Byrd Could Push Hot-Hitting Valdespin To Vegas

It is not surprising that GM Sandy Alderson indicated today it is “less and less likely,’’ Johan Santana would be ready for Opening Day. Alderson attributed that to Santana not being in good shape when he reported to spring training because he didn’t go through his normal off-season routine after extensive rehabbing the previous two winters. […]

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MMO Fan Shot: The World Baseball Classic Is Not A Nuisance

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: The World Baseball Classic Is Not A Nuisance

In the wee hours of Saturday morning, righthander Chien-Ming Wang tossed six shutout innings to lead Chinese Taipei to a 4-1 victory over Australia. The 2013 World Baseball Classic is officially underway. As the tournament kicks off, the sentiment from most fans I run into is that they view the WBC as a “big pain in the ass”. […]

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