Tag: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

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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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Avoids Ligament Damage, Diagnosed With Bone Bruise

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Avoids Ligament Damage, Diagnosed With Bone Bruise

UPDATED 3:00 PM Good news for the Mets… Center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left knee and avoided any ligament damage. Adam Rubin reported the news after Nieuwenhuis returned from his MRI. Mets will treat him with anti-inflammatory medication and he’ll miss a couple of days. Looks like the team dodged a […]

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Den Dekker Stands To Gain If Nieuwenhuis Lands On DL

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Den Dekker Stands To Gain If Nieuwenhuis Lands On DL

Opportunity could be knocking for Matt den Dekker if Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ knee injury turns out to be more serious than just a bruise. We’ll know more on that later today. The Mets will consider all their options if Nieuwenhuis were to miss any significant time, but one could make a strong argument that den Dekker could have […]

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Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

In a conference call Wednesday evening, Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed several issues surrounding the team. Here are some of the things he told us: Catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud will not be allowed to block the plate. The reason for that is obvious – his health. The leadoff spot is still up in the air […]

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Sandy Alderson On Leadoff Position, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Expectations

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson On Leadoff Position, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Expectations

Joe D. It’s been widely reported that Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be strongly considered as a leadoff candidate this season despite a 31% strikeout percentage, a low contact rate and on-base percentage, and a poor batting eye. Assuming he could improve his on-base and strikeout rates a little, his batting eye still is what it is, […]

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Why Kirk Nieuwenhuis Should Absolutely Positively NOT Bat Leadoff

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Why Kirk Nieuwenhuis Should Absolutely Positively NOT Bat Leadoff

Kirk Nieuwenhuis came up last season after CF Andres Torres went down. Billed as an athletic and toolsy outfielder with some promise, Nieuwenhuis hit the ground running raking to the tune of a .325 batting average in March and April. Then came some strike outs, and more strike outs, and then came a whole lot […]

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Prospect Pulse: 2013 Mets Centerfield Candidate Matt den Dekker

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: 2013 Mets Centerfield Candidate Matt den Dekker

Matt den Dekker, CF Bats: L Throws: L Height: 6’1″ Weight: 205 lb. Position: Centerfield Age: 25 (26 in August) ETA: 2013 MMO Top Prospect Rank: #12 Background: Here is a brief player profile from the recent 2013 MMO Top 25 Prospect series: Matt den Dekker has only been in the Mets farm system for three years, but his […]

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Spring Training Results Typically Mean Nothing, Except Where The Mets Are Concerned

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Spring Training Results Typically Mean Nothing, Except Where The Mets Are Concerned

The question is always posed at the start of the exhibition schedule: How important is it to win during spring training? For most teams it isn’t and history is full of examples of spring training winners who were flops during the regular season. The reverse also holds true. But, what about the Mets, who open […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Gets Leadoff Opportunity

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Gets Leadoff Opportunity

Several days ago I gave you my idea for the Mets’ batting order and it included Kirk Nieuwenhuis as the leadoff hitter, so I was happy to read Adam Rubin’s story he will be given first chance to win that job. Nieuwenhuis will be the leadoff hitter for Saturday’s exhibition game against Washington. The Mets like Nieuwenhuis’ […]

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Mets Unorthodox Path To The Playoffs To Be Led By Unproven Players

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Unorthodox Path To The Playoffs To Be Led By Unproven Players

This week, Terry Collins and David Wright provided their annual sound bites that they believe the Mets, yes the group that has found its way to Port St. Lucie this spring, have it in them to make a run to the playoffs.  I know what your thinking.  How could a team that won only on […]

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