Tag: Nelson Figueroa

The 2009 Mets: Where Are They Now?

An article by posted on September 8, 2013 0 Comments
The 2009 Mets: Where Are They Now?

Welcome to the second installment of Where Are They Now?, where we take a Mets roster and check in on what the players have done since last playing in Queens. Last week, we looked at the 2010 Mets, so this week we go back a year and look at the 2009 team, the first year […]

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Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

I always regarded the WBC as Dancing With The Stars with spikes. It’s a manufactured competition, but with its roots in nationalism. However, last night’s USA-Puerto Rico elimination match was compelling, far more interesting than your average Mets-Marlins spring training game. That interest was generated by the passion in the stands. The WBC means more […]

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Nelson Figueroa DFA’d – Mets Fans Rejoice?

An article by posted on May 31, 2010 0 Comments

In a report to MLB Trade Rumors, Tim Dierkes posted of Nelson Figueroa’s release: The Phillies designated pitcher Nelson Figueroa for assignment to make room for Brad Lidge, tweets MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki.  Figueroa, 36, was claimed off waivers from the Mets on April 7th and tallied nine games for the Phils. Last year for the Mets Figueroa compiled a […]

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Where Is Nelson Figueroa When You Need Him

An article by posted on May 17, 2010 0 Comments

We could use Nelson Figueroa.  After Johan Santana and Mike Pelfrey, he would be our next best starting pitcher. I was never sold on John Maine after seeing him in spring training.  He’s recently had a few positive starts, though those were against weak hitting NL teams and at the friendly confines of Citifield when […]

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Who Is Nelson Figueroa?

An article by posted on May 4, 2010

There was a point in time, eons ago (actually, about a month ago) when everyone in the world of Mets fans, mostly the blogosphere was going ballistic at the Mets handling of the Nelson Figueroa situation. It was seen as a slap in the face to the man, but statistically as well as from the […]

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Fun At The Phillies Expense

An article by posted on April 8, 2010 0 Comments

As Mets fans, we don’t get moments like this very often, so in those rare instances when the Phillies make headlines for all the wrong reasons, you really have to relish them. To begin, we already know what a big mouth Jimmy Rollins has, but get a load of what he said while a guest on […]

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Phillies Claim Nelson Figueroa Off Waivers

An article by posted on April 7, 2010 0 Comments

Update 4/7 1:30 pm The Phillies have claimed right-hander Nelson Figueroa off waivers, according to ESPN NY. He is expected to join the Phillies immediately and is likely would be the team’s long man and spot starter. The Mets designated Figueroa for assignment over the weekend. Figueroa went 3-8 with a 4.09 ERA in 16 games […]

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Manuel and Warthen Serve Us Some Figgy Pudding

An article by posted on March 27, 2010 0 Comments

I found it so laughable and typical that after almost an entire spring training without a peep from Jerry Manuel regarding Nelson Figueroa, Manuel chose yesterdays implosion on the mound from Figgy to reveal his intentions about the 35-year old right-hander. After a near perfect run this spring, you would think that Figueroa might have jeopardized […]

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The Dog Days Of Spring Training

An article by posted on March 25, 2010 0 Comments

Call these the “Dog Days,” of Spring Training. With the regular season opener less than two weeks away it still resembles more mirage than oasis. Waiting for that ketchup, er, season to flow, grows with anticipation as another meaningless Grapefruit League tilt thankfully is capped. The storylines have been played out and one can only bang the […]

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Does Anybody Want The Fifth Spot Besides Figueroa?

An article by posted on March 11, 2010 0 Comments

With all the talk about #2 through #4 of the rotation for the Amazins, the 5th spot is as up in the air as an Ike Davis homerun. There are arguably about three or four pitchers contending for the spot. After a tenuous 2009, a clear message is being sent to everyone not named Santana […]

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