Yesterday, after the Mets salvaged the final game in San Francisco to avoid the sweep, Jerry Manuel spoke with reporters. Luis Castillo – Castillo will be joining the Mets today in Arizona, where the Mets begin a three game series with the Diamondbacks. He is expected to be activated before the game and resume his tole as the team’s everyday second baseman. Jose Reyes – All signs point to the return of Jose Reyes to [...]
It’s becoming increasingly apparent that Oliver Perez may have pitched his last game as a New York Met. Perez turned off many of his teammates when he refused to accept a minor league assignment before being shuffled to the DL with an encore performance of the mysterious knee injury. It even prompted an internal investigation by the commissioners office, Ollie certainly didn’t endear himself to manager Jerry Manuel with his unwillingness to work out his problems in [...]
Thomas Kaplan of the NY Times updates us on Oliver Perez who made his third minor league start for Class AAA Buffalo this afternoon. Perez had a rough outing Sunday. He allowed only one unearned run in five innings, but they were five extraordinarily ugly innings: Perez gave up three hits and five walks; hit two batters; and threw two wild pitches. Only 52 of his 100 pitches were strikes, and he also made a throwing [...]
Cliff Lee is one of the best pitchers in the game. Last year’s performance in the World Series was spectacular. Lee was brilliant against one of the best if not the best lineup in the game in 2 starts. The two games that the Phillies won were Lee’s in the Fall Classic. It’s now 2010 and Cliff Lee is now a member of the Seattle Mariners. Lee is having an amazing first half for Seattle. [...]
Carlos Beltran continues to do well while playing rehab games in the Florida State League for St. Lucie. Last night, Beltran was 2-4 with an RBI and played all nine innings in centerfield and even made a diving catch. After the game Beltran spoke to reporters: “I feel better and better everyday,” Beltran said after the game. “Since I have began playing in games, I have not held back. I have played hard, the way the game [...]
Johan Santana is not having a great year so far. Santana is 5-5 with an ERA of 3.55. It’s obvious that the great Santana is on a decline. Santana’s K/9 ratio is at a career low. Even more alarming Santana’s contact ratio is at a career high! His average velocity is also at a career low. I understand that you can’t go by wins and loses with pitchers, it’s a meaningless stat. It’s true in [...]
This is one of those posts that may incite a riot, but I’ll knock wood, and cross my fingers and toes when I say what I have to say…..that the Mets have had no serious injuries yet this season to key players. We won’t count Carlos Beltran, who had surgery back in January, or Jose Reyes, who began the year on the DL but joined the team shortly after. And we certainly won’t count underachievers [...]
Omar Minaya became the General Manager at the end of the 2004 season. Since then the Mets have mostly been quiet when it comes to the trade deadline. Except for 2006, when Duaner Sanchez went for a cab ride, injured his shoulder, forcing Omar to make a trade with the Pirates for Oliver Perez (thanks a lot Duaner!) and Roberto Hernandez the trade deadline always comes and goes for the Mets. This year looks like [...]
According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, MLB has told the Mets that they intend to review the circumstances leading up to the Mets placing Oliver Perez on the disabled list and want a copy of his latest MRI which prompted the Mets to DL him on Saturday.. There are some conflicting reports that the Mets had sent Perez for an MRI on Friday which revealed tendinitis in the knee, and another report that Perez approached the Mets on [...]
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