Tag: Opening Day

From Left Field: Why Harris over Hairston and Duda?

An article by posted on March 31, 2011 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Terry Collins prefers to use Willie Harris as the Mets’ Opening Day left fielder. Jason Bay will begin the year on the disabled list and won’t return until April 9 at the earliest. The Mets will carry young slugger Lucas Duda in Bay’s spot and will expect […]

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Doug’s Dugout: Big Hopes, Big Injuries, Bigger Heads

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: Opening Day, how to follow the Mets this season, and the sad case of Barry Bonds. Are there any two words sweeter to a baseball fan than, “Opening Day?” On Friday, we get to utter it, with one caveat: It’s a night tilt. How awful is that? Opening Day […]

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Opening Day Just Days Away

An article by posted on March 29, 2011 0 Comments

This weekend, I ventured down to Port St. Lucie to catch two late-March Spring Training games. It’s been a routine trip I make each year, typically toward the end of March, that way I can catch as close to the Opening Day lineup as possible. The Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 16-3, Thursday, March […]

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And Then There Was One…The Almost Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 28, 2011 0 Comments

With today’s news that Luis Hernandez, Nick Evans and Pat Misch were placed on waivers, the opening day roster is essentially in place, with the last bench spot expected to be going to newly minted super-utility man Daniel Murphy. The last expected bullpen slot is a footrace between Blaine Boyer, who appears to have a […]

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Mets 2011 Opening Day GFX: Dueling Aces!

An article by posted on March 28, 2011 0 Comments
Mets 2011 Opening Day GFX: Dueling Aces!

Yes, yes, yes, I know, I know, our true ace, Johan Santana is on the mend. But in his place we have two pitchers who will fill in admirably while he’s gone. For now, they are our co-aces and both of them know they have a lot riding on them this season. BIG PELF! Mike […]

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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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Mets 2011 Opening Day GFX: Angel Gets His Wings!

An article by posted on March 27, 2011 0 Comments
Mets 2011 Opening Day GFX: Angel Gets His Wings!

Angel Pagan heard all the rumors that he wasn’t an everyday player, but that didn’t stop him from turning it on and having one the best seasons on the Mets in 2010. He exploded offensively batting .290 and scoring 80 runs while stealing 37 bases, but he also showed some surprising pop with 31 doubles and 11 […]

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Blaine Boyer Can Opt Out If Not On Mets Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 24, 2011 0 Comments

Recently discovered news by Adam Rubin says that Mets RHP Blaine Boyer is eligible to opt out of his contract next Thursday, March 31st if he is not on the Mets Opening Day roster. As this may make the bullpen decision difficult, it now means that Blaine Boyer in addition the Pedro Beato, Pat Misch […]

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What Can the Mets Expect From Carlos Beltran This Year?

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments

With just nine days left until Opening Day, Carlos Beltran has only appeared in one game as a DH and has had only three at-bats. At this point, it is getting very hard to believe that he will start the season anywhere other than the disabled list. Earlier this week there was news that Beltran […]

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I Guess I’ll Give It a Shot: Projecting the Mets Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 9, 2011 0 Comments

With Spring Training starting to get into full swing, we are learning more and more about the players each day. As I result, I believe it is time to give you my projections for the 2011 Mets. On Monday, Craig gave his predictions for the Mets Opening Day roster. You will see a lot of […]

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