Tag: Mets

Oliver Perez Is Key To Mets Success

An article by posted on February 2, 2010 0 Comments

In a new column by Buster Olney of ESPN, Oliver Perez tops his list of key number two starters for 2010. he explains why, but not before taking a shot at the Mets spendthrift ways. The expectation within the Mets’ organization is that the team has finished its winter spending, and this would seem to […]

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Jose Reyes: “I’m Ready To Play Baseball”

An article by posted on February 2, 2010 0 Comments

Updated: 2/2 9:00 AM Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, adds some perspective to the Jose Reyes workout which he personally observed. “For two hours yesterday, I watched Jose Reyes, testing his surgically repaired right leg time and again during the strenuous workout. There were 90-foot dashes; explosive 10-yard sprints, on which Reyes would […]

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And The Incompetence Continues

An article by posted on February 2, 2010 0 Comments

As Hojo’s Mojo posted yesterday afternoon J.J. Putz in an interview last week said that: “When the trade went down last year, I never really had a physical with the Mets.” In 2008 Putz was ineffective due to injury in his pitching arm.  Can anyone name a franchise in any other sports that runs a team […]

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Chien-Ming Wang Might Sign Before Spring Training

An article by posted on February 2, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jayson Stark from ESPN.com, free agent pitcher Chien-Ming Wang is reconsidering his plan not to return from shoulder surgery until a couple of months into the season. Wang’s agent Alan Nero is now saying that four or five teams are currently pursuing Wang more aggressively than they both expected. This now means that the 29-year-old right hander […]

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Mets Told Reliever To Conceal Injury

An article by posted on February 1, 2010 0 Comments

Former Mets reliever J.J. Putz has just stoked the flames of controversy once again in how the Mets and their medical staff handled injuries last season. A medical staff, I might add, that still remains in place unchanged. Speaking out for the first time since being traded to the Mets over a year ago, Putz […]

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Four Mets In ESPN Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on February 1, 2010 0 Comments

Keith Law, of ESPN.com, has released his annual Top 100 Prospects. The following are his scouting reports for the four Mets prospects who cracked his list. Jenrry Mejia #23 – Mejia entered 2009 with no experience above short-season leagues, but finished it in Double-A despite missing time in the middle of the year with a strained […]

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Scrap Heap Signings Haven’t Solved Mets’ Pitching Problem

An article by posted on January 31, 2010 0 Comments

Okay, so the Mets went 1-for-2 on their attempts to get a power hitting outfielder and a top of the rotation starter. Then after whiffing on pitchers Jason Marquis and Joel Pineiro and catcher Bengie Molina (the most welcome strikeouts since Kevin Bass in 1986), they didn’t even offer at pitchers Doug Davis, Ben Sheets […]

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Omar and Mets Search For Leadership

An article by posted on January 31, 2010 0 Comments

Is there any doubt that Omar Minaya is searching for leadership to help change the chemistry of his ballclub without gutting the “core” of this team? The Jason Bay signing was not just to fulfill the need for power in the lineup, it was done also with the hope that Bay would help fill a […]

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Mets Sign Catalanotto to Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have signed veteran utilityman Frank Catalanotto to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The 35-year-old Catalanotto hit .278 with a homer and nine RBIs in 77 games last season for the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s a career .292 hitter over 13 big league seasons that included stops in Detroit, Texas and Toronto. […]

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Fernando Nieve Could Be A Sleeper

An article by posted on January 30, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News, recently reported that the Mets will not have Bobby Parnell audition for a spot in the starting rotation, but that Fernando Nieve will figure into the battle for the fifth spot in the rotation behind Santana, Maine, Perez and Pelfrey. Jerry Manuel is very high on Nieve as is GM Omar Minaya, […]

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