Sandy Alderson is happy that tings have gotten better and credits Eric Young Jr. for part of the turnaround. He had his eye on him for a while and felt fortunate when he was placed on waivers and that he happened to have someone on waivers too, so he called the Rockies and it clicked. Alderson spoke to Mike Francesa yesterday and they had a substantial discussion on a variety of topics. I broke it […]
Terry Collins had some high praise for Eric Young Jr. yesterday, in a conversation with the New York Post. “The energy level has been raised since we got E.Y. and called up some guys from the minor leagues,” Collins said. “Andres Torres did a nice job last year when he wasn’t hurt, but certainly this year Young has made a big difference in our lineup.” And even right fielder Marlon Byrd is happy to have Young […]
Last night, just before the game, Mark Simon tweeted that in the last 30 days, the Mets led MLB with 90 Good Fielding Plays. Not surprising to see David Wright and Omar Quintanilla leading the pack here… The Mets had a rough start to the season defensively. The usually reliable Ike Davis was taking his slump to the field with him, Ruben Tejada was more erratic then ever, and Collin Cowgill and Lucas Duda didn’t […]
While his team boarded a flight to San Francisco for the start of a three game series, pitcher Shaun Marcum boarded another plane bound for St. Louis to be examined for numbness and tingling in his cold right hand. He will be visiting with the same specialist who diagnosed Dillon Gee with a damaged artery in his pitching shoulder and a blood clot. Ultimately it led to season ending surgery for Gee. For now, the plan is to […]
For the first six weeks or so of the 2013 season, everything was going right for Daniel Murphy. After countless position changes, multiple injuries and a great deal of hard work and dedication, he was finally coming into his own both offensively and in field at second; and then came June. After fluttering around .300 with some significant pop, Murphy’s performance took a nose-dive. Since June 1st, Murphy has batted .222/.265/.302, amounting to a cringe-worthy […]
In 2012, Ike Davis had valley fever. In 2012, Ike Davis was rusty because he had missed so much playing time in 2011. In 2012, the hitting approach impacted Ike Davis negatively. In 2012, Ike Davis didn’t have enough lineup protection or he was shuffled around the order too much. In 2012, Ike Davis should have been sent to the minors but instead he was allowed to “work things out” at the big league level, […]
Ahhh, what a week! Taking 3 out of 5 in Atlanta AND 2 out of 3 in Philly is a huge breath of fresh air for this slumping ballclub (and maybe another sign of the decline of western civilization!). Even though they stumbled out of the blocks at the start of the week, not giving Gee any run support and losing on a walk-off by Chipper—I mean, Freddie Freeman, they were, for the most part, […]
For a majority of you who visit this site, you watch too much baseball. How else would you describe watching the Mets day-after-day? The more you watch, the more you become desensitized. Most plays start to seem ordinary. That tends to happen to me. I got a chance to watch yesterday’s 4-3 win against the Phillies with a friend of mine. She hardly watches baseball. She couldn’t tell you the difference between the leadoff and […]
Updated by Daniel N. at 10:00 PM Lucus Duda is now on the 15-day DL with a left intercostal strain Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork has reported. The Mets have recalled infielder Zach Lutz from Triple-A to replace him on the roster. Lutz, 27, was hitting .286 (53-185) with 11 doubles, seven home runs and 37 RBIs in 53 Pacific Coast League games. He will wear uniform No. 19. Original Post Lucas Duda has an injured side […]
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