Tag: minor league

Notorious Met Killers: The D-Train

An article by posted on March 28, 2011 0 Comments

DONTRELLE WILLIS Remember this guy? Facing the the D-Train in a three-game series against the Florida Marlins was always one of the least favorite things to do for the Mets back during the 2003 – 2006 seasons. Dontrelle Willis went 11-3 against the Mets with a 2.51 ERA in 19 starts. Willis won the Rookie of […]

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Carlos Beltran Played RF, Ran Bases, Had A Couple Of Hits

An article by posted on March 27, 2011 0 Comments

Rich Couthino of MetsBlog.com summarizes how today went for Carlos Beltran who played five innings in a minor league game, hitting, running the bases, and fielding his position in right field. Carlos Beltran continued his journey towards Opening Day, playing five innings in right field during a minor league game in Port St. Lucie. In […]

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Izzy Could Go To Extended Spring Training?

An article by posted on March 26, 2011 0 Comments

As we all know, Izzy (Jason Isringhausen) is on his way back from an elbow injury.  With about 1 spot left in the bullpen, (with Sandy Alderson saying that Pedro Beato will probably make the roster) some are wondering if he will even make the bullpen.  Well, it may still be a possibility.  According to Mike Puma of […]

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Hold Your Horses, Emaus Doesn’t Have The Job Yet

An article by posted on March 24, 2011 0 Comments

While everyone is already sizing Brad Emaus up for his new No. 4 Mets jersey, I agree with Mike Puma from the NY Post who doesn’t believe Emaus is such a sure thing yet. He hits the nail squarely on the head when he wrote, There won’t be a winner in the Mets’ second-base derby, […]

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Beltran STILL Not Playing In Games

An article by posted on March 24, 2011 0 Comments

  Updated 12:24 P.M. Apparently now Beltran will be playing simulated games for the next 2 days, while trying to get some fielding work in as well. If this goes well without a hitch, Beltran may play in a minor league game on Saturday. The Mets are essentially allowing Beltran to crawl into the season, […]

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Phillies Agree To Terms With Luis Castillo

An article by posted on March 21, 2011 0 Comments

According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, The Phillies have agreed to sign Luis Castillo to a minor league contract. That’s right, Castillo will be playing for the enemy after being under team control since 2007. Castillo would likely fill the currently vacant spot while the ailing Chase Utley recuperates from his knee injury that will sideline him for […]

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Are Mets Prospects Being Rushed To The Majors?

An article by posted on February 24, 2011 0 Comments

On Tuesday, our own Ed Leyro posted a great piece which illustrated quite clearly how woefully deficient the Mets have been in producing an 18 game winner. In fact, they are on the verge attaining yet another dubious record; the longest drought in MLB history. Since 1990, no Met pitcher has reached the 18-win mark in a single […]

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Nick Evans Still Has A Shot

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

Don’t count Nick Evans out. That’s what Terry Collins said, despite the additions of Scott Hairston and Willie Harris - the latter signed to a minor league deal. When asked if those two players could be the backup outfielders, Collins said,  “When you talk about the competition side of everything, I’m going to throw Nick Evans’ name […]

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Tsujimoto Has A Live Arm

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments

While researching RHP Kent Tsujimoto, who the Mets signed to a minor league deal today, I came across some interesting facts to pass along. According to NPB Tracker, Tsujimoto made history a few years ago, when at age 15, he became the youngest player ever drafted in NPB history. Last season, while playing for the independent […]

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Izzy Rocking His Mercury Mets Jersey

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments
Izzy Rocking His Mercury Mets Jersey

As we reported last night, and as you can read below, the Mets signed reliever Jason Isringhausen to a minor league deal after an impressing Assistant GM  J.P. Ricciardi during a workout at Mets camp yesterday. Today, I take you back to the summer of 1999 for one of the more memorable baseball promotions, yes […]

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