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Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

While the Mets plethora of pitching prospects often receives the most attention, they have some talented offensive players in the minors as well. In an excellent article for the New York Post, Fred Kerber spoke with Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki– two young hitters about to enter their first big league camp. Nimmo, the 13th pick in the 2011 […]

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Wright Says Mets Will Be Better Than Last Opening Day

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Says Mets Will Be Better Than Last Opening Day

David Wright met with reporters at St. Lucie today. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York did a nice job of summarizing everything, but I’m just going to focus on his comments on the Mets’ offseason and spending. Wright refused to condemn the Mets’ payroll, which Sandy Alderson estimated is at $87 million of $88 million […]

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Alderson Denies the Mets Were Under Any Payroll Constraints

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Denies the Mets Were Under Any Payroll Constraints

Sandy Alderson denied an earlier report by the New York Post that the Mets had payroll restrictions imposed on the team by the Bank of America, he told reporters today in St. Lucie today. “If you’re referring to banks or owners or other interested parties, I think the answer clearly is no. There are no constraints on […]

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Lannan Is Pitching Unrestricted, Looks Forward To Competing

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Lannan Is Pitching Unrestricted, Looks Forward To Competing

John Lannan will not go into the fifth-starter competition hamstrung, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The left-hander, who underwent season-ending surgery last August to repair a large tear in the tendon in his quadriceps, was cleared to work out unrestricted in January and is already throwing off a mound in camp. “I’ve been working without […]

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Source: Stephen Drew Wants One Year Plus An Option Year

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Source: Stephen Drew Wants One Year Plus An Option Year

February 12 Boston Herald sports reporter John Tomase says that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew has not received a contract offer from the Red Sox for more than one season as had been previously reported. A source told Tomase that Drew is looking for at least a one-year deal with an option for a second year. Yesterday, Sandy […]

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Derek Jeter and David Wright: Two New York Baseball Icons

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Derek Jeter and David Wright: Two New York Baseball Icons

It’s the end of another era in the Bronx, where Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees announced today that he will retire at the end of the 2014 season. Like former teammate and closer Mariano Rivera and Braves third baseman Chipper Jones before him, this season will have a certain feel attached to it and […]

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Reliever Market Has Evaporated, But Mets Still Seek Veteran Arm

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Reliever Market Has Evaporated, But Mets Still Seek Veteran Arm

February 11 Sandy Alderson said today, that while the free-agent market for relievers has evaporated, he would still prefer to bring in one more experienced relief pitcher to compete for a spot in the bullpen. While he didn’t say it would be on a major or minor league deal, the fact that Sandy said he […]

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Spring Shots: Mets Baseball in Port St. Lucie

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Shots: Mets Baseball in Port St. Lucie

Many Mets players are already in Port St. Lucie and the number keeps growing everyday. Pitchers and catchers don’t report until February 15 and the position players until February 20, but that hasn’t stop some Mets from trying to get a step ahead. Here are some of the sights from Tradition Field as posted by the […]

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A Road Map to an 88 Win Season for the Mets

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
A Road Map to an 88 Win Season for the Mets

Mark Simon of ESPN New York, conjured one scenario in which the Mets take their 74-88 record and flip it around to 88-74. That would make them a borderline playoff contender, he writes, which in a division with the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves seems like an ambitious outlook. What needs to happen for the Mets to win 88 games? […]

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deGrom Hopes Fast Rise Gives Him Leg Up On Role With Mets

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
deGrom Hopes Fast Rise Gives Him Leg Up On Role With Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that pitching prospect Jacob deGrom hopes his fast rise from St. Lucie to Las Vegas during the 2013 season, continues in 2014. When the Mets added deGrom to the 40-man roster after the 2013 season, it meant an automatic invite to the 2014 big league camp. Rubin shares that while the odds […]

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