Tag: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson And Getting Our Priorities In Order

An article by posted on June 10, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson And Getting Our Priorities In Order

Even though the beginning of the season started with low expectations, there is still a little bit of hope. Maybe we can be that team. Maybe we can do the unthinkable. Well, after last night’s debacle and the recent stretch in general, I would say that hope is on life support and if nothing improves before the […]

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Ankiel Signing Proved To Be A Big Waste Of Time

An article by posted on June 9, 2013 0 Comments
Ankiel Signing Proved To Be A Big Waste Of Time

The Rick Ankiel era has come to and end with the Mets. The veteran center fielder has been designated for assignment and can choose to accept the assignment to AAA or elect free agency. My guess is the latter. Taking his place will be Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who is already on his way to the big league club after […]

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Nieuwenhuis Could Be On Track For Big League Return

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis Could Be On Track For Big League Return

I thought it was funny that after I wrote how Nieuwenhuis’ second home run on Tuesday would have been gone in any MLB park, that Terry Collins asked Wally Backman about Kirk’s home runs and said the following to reporters before last night’s game. “I talked to Wally today for quite a while,” Collins said. […]

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Mets Minors 6/3: Wheeler Close, Ynoa Tosses CG, Taijeron Blasts Three

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors 6/3: Wheeler Close, Ynoa Tosses CG, Taijeron Blasts Three

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas snuck by Fresno, 3-2. Binghamton shutout New Hampshire, 7-2. St. Lucie split their doubleheader against Charlotte, 7-3, 5-3.  Savannah shut down Kannapolis, 7-1. Prospect Pipeline A day after Mets prospect Zack Wheeler rebounded with a solid performance for Las Vegas, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets are considering […]

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Time To End The Charade: Let The Kids Play

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Time To End The Charade: Let The Kids Play

Following the Mets’ embarrassing 11-6 loss to the Marlins on Sunday to cap a sweep at the hands of the team widely branded the worst in the league, reporter Adam Rubin tweeted a sage assessment, to wit: “Mets brass should spend off-day contemplating whether they want to be a 100-loss team with prospects gaining experience […]

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Wheeler Could Make MLB Debut During Next Homestand

An article by posted on June 2, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Could Make MLB Debut During Next Homestand

Updated by HoJo At  2:30 PM A day after Mets prospect Zack Wheeler rebounded with a solid performance for Las Vegas, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets are considering a variety of factors in setting a date for Zack Wheeler’s major league debut and he could arrive on the next […]

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Watch Out For Captain Kirk

An article by posted on June 1, 2013 0 Comments
Watch Out For Captain Kirk

When Kirk Nieuwenhuis was first called up, no one really knew what to expect. Despite succeeding at every level that he played in the minors, he was not considered to be a top prospect, and his ceiling was never high. However, he performed very well, especially in the clutch, and was affectionately given the nickname […]

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Cowgill and Nieuwenhuis Continue to Struggle in Minors

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Cowgill and Nieuwenhuis Continue to Struggle in Minors

It’s been mentioned a lot this season, but the big league outfield of the New York Mets has a lot to be desired. Heading into spring training last February, there was hope one of the unproven outfielders brought into camp would step up to the challenge. Collin Cowgill did just that; he hit .303/.378/.591 in 66 […]

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Featured Post: Keep Daniel Murphy In The Leadoff Spot

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Keep Daniel Murphy In The Leadoff Spot

It doesn’t matter that Daniel Murphy hit the game-winning homer Sunday afternoon, or that he’s the Mets’ hottest hitter, he should be in the leadoff spot going forward for the Mets. Because of Murphy’s high on-base percentage, batting him leadoff is something I have advocated, and I’m glad Terry Collins was thinking outside the box enough to make the […]

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Murphy Batting Leadoff, But For How Long?

An article by posted on May 19, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Batting Leadoff, But For How Long?

Mets manager Terry Collins, has Daniel Murphy batting leadoff today against the Cubs. Murphy becomes the seventh player to be used in that spot by the Mets this season, joining Ruben Tejada, Jordany Valdespin, Mike Baxter, Collin Cowgill,Justin Turner and Kirk Nieuwenhuis. (ESPN) Here is what Collins had to say about it: “I’ll see how it goes. He’s swinging good. He’s swinging […]

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