Tag: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Nieuwenhuis and Valdespin Battling For Outfield Spot

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis and Valdespin Battling For Outfield Spot

The Mets are holding conclave this spring as they seek out a center field replacement for the departed Andres Torres. Jordany Valdespin is not an easy person to like, and especially hard to cheer for, but he’s become a leading candidate. Ask him a question and he’ll often mumble an indifferent and inaudible answer. He exudes […]

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Matt Harvey Brilliant In Mets’ Win

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Brilliant In Mets’ Win

Here it was, the fifth inning and Terry Collins was sending out Matt Harvey again. With his pitch count down, Collins had sent Harvey out for the fourth and was doing it again. Harvey’s command was that good. “I was very impressed (by his pitch count),’’ Collins said. “If he’s going to pitch 215 innings, he’ll be getting deep […]

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Mets Spring Wrap-up: Collins Not Worried About Santana, Cowgill Goes 3-for-4

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Wrap-up: Collins Not Worried About Santana, Cowgill Goes 3-for-4

This time, Terry Collins knew what Johan Santana was doing and seemingly both are on the same page, even though the left-hander was mum today on both his throwing and the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. After mugging with several friends on the Venezuelan WBC team, Santana long-tossed in the outfield, and followed that with several pitches off […]

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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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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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