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BA Hot Sheet: Montero and Tapia in the Team Photo

An article by posted on April 26, 2013 0 Comments
BA Hot Sheet: Montero and Tapia in the Team Photo

This week’s Baseball America Prospect Hot Sheet included two Mets right-handers: Rafael Montero, rhp, Mets: The rules of the game allow for New York to put off a 40-man decision on the 22-year-old Montero until after the 2014 season. Necessity may dictate a callup this season, given the way that Montero has pitched at Double-A Binghamton. […]

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Armed and Ready: Marcum To Start Saturday, Niese On Sunday

An article by posted on April 26, 2013 0 Comments
Armed and Ready: Marcum To Start Saturday, Niese On Sunday

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, team officials are saying that lefthanded starter Jon Niese reported no issues and is set to return to the rotation on Sunday against the Phillies. “A little swollen, but it feels good,” Niese describe the injury Thursday morning. Manager Terry Collins said they didn’t want Niese to break […]

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Wright Named Official Spokesman For 2013 All Star FanFest

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Named Official Spokesman For 2013 All Star FanFest

Updated 12:15 PM David Wright on Wednesday joined New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Mets favorites in kicking off this year’s All-Star Game festivities at City Hall, with less than three months to go before the Midsummer Classic at Citi Field. Wright was named Major League Baseball’s official spokesman for the T-Mobile All-Star […]

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I Hate To Be The Pessimist Here, But I Have Some Issues With The Whole Marcum Deal

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
I Hate To Be The Pessimist Here, But I Have Some Issues With The Whole Marcum Deal

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York (who else), posted the full details of the deal the Mets signed with Shaun Marcum. The one-year deal guarantees him $4 million as well knew, but here’s the breakdown of the other $4 million he can earn with incentives: – $250,000 apiece for reaching 120, 140, 160 and 170 […]

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Featured Post: Behind the Mask – Jerry Grote

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Behind the Mask – Jerry Grote

Winning was Jerry Grote’s bliss. In fact, his most joyous moment on the diamond was captured on film when teammate Jerry Koosman leapt into his arms after the final out of the 1969 World Series. In 1976, Bob Myrick found out the hard way how Grote felt about losing when the Mets rookie pitcher beat […]

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Tim Leary and the Subtle Danger of Talent

An article by posted on April 20, 2013 0 Comments
Tim Leary and the Subtle Danger of Talent

On January 18, 1985 Tim Leary was quietly traded by the New York Mets to the Kansas City Royals. Leary was selected out of UCLA in the first-round (second overall) by the Mets in the June 1979 Draft. Less than two years later, at age 22, Leary made his major league debut. It lasted seven […]

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Minors News: D’Arnaud Out Eight Weeks, Mateo Out Three Weeks, Mazzoni Will Rest Three Days

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Minors News: D’Arnaud Out Eight Weeks, Mateo Out Three Weeks, Mazzoni Will Rest Three Days

MMO’s John Delcos reports that Terry Collins said that catcher Travis d’Arnaud will not require surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot which he sustained on Wednesday. The plan is for him to remain in a boot and miss about eight weeks, but could be back sooner than that, Collins added. As we previously first […]

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Right On Cue: NY Post Suggests D’Arnaud Is Injury Prone

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Right On Cue: NY Post Suggests D’Arnaud Is Injury Prone

Updated on 4/18 by Joe D. And right on cue, in his column for the New York Post, Joel Sherman says that injuries to D’Arnaud’s back, knee and now foot could suggest that he is “injury-prone.” Let us also remember the ticking clock does not stop. D’Arnaud is no baby,” Sherman writes. “He is 24 — […]

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Featured Post: The Boys of … Winter?

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Boys of … Winter?

“On a cold night you have to hit the ball 25 feet farther. So, in other words, if the fence is 338 feet and you hit the ball 338 feet, you’ll be 25 feet short.” – Ralph Kiner, attempting to explain the effect of cold weather on the flight of a baseball. The New York Mets and […]

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Baseball Helps to Heal the Pain

An article by posted on April 16, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball Helps to Heal the Pain

As we try and get our minds back to the normal activities, it is hard to not think about these tragedies and how so many people are affected.  You kind of feel selfish to think that you are one of the lucky ones that are not affected by this event.  But being a father of […]

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