Zack Wheeler did not throw his bullpen session on Thursday and instead spent the day working with Dan Warthen on altering his delivery so as not to tip his pitches as he was during his start against the White Sox. Regarding the changes they are looking to make, Warthen told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin: “Open up his glove, keep it at the waist — kind of what we’ve done with [Jeremy] Hefner, kind of […]
The question has been asked and answered… Mets manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters today and said that Ruben Tejada will have to earn back his starting shortstop job when he returns from the disabled list. Unless he can do that, Omar Quintanilla has earned the right to keep the job, Collins said. “Based on what we’ve seen right now, Ruben’s gotta earn it back,” Collins said before the game against the Rockies. ”He’s gotta go […]
Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Mike Puma of the New York Post that he would adjust the rotation to allow Matt Harvey to start the All Star Game if Bruce Bochy gives him the nod. “That is 20 days away, a lot could change,” Collins said, referring to postponements that could alter the rotation. “But if he gets picked to start the game, I would think we would adjust it.” All-Star rosters are set to […]
This morning on WFAN, Craig Carton was ripping Ike Davis over a report from a source who told him that Davis went ballistic in the clubhouse after the Mets opted to promote Zach Lutz instead of him. “How can they promote him over ****ing me,” he reportedly screamed at manager Wally Backman.. He became such a distraction, that Backman called Sandy Alderson to intervene and calm the slighted and infuriated first baseman down. Davis homered […]
Updated by Daniel N. at 10:00 PM Lucus Duda is now on the 15-day DL with a left intercostal strain Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork has reported. The Mets have recalled infielder Zach Lutz from Triple-A to replace him on the roster. Lutz, 27, was hitting .286 (53-185) with 11 doubles, seven home runs and 37 RBIs in 53 Pacific Coast League games. He will wear uniform No. 19. Original Post Lucas Duda has an injured side […]
Jonathon Niese has been diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff, although surgery may be avoided according to assistant general manager John Ricco. The diagnosis came after Niese was examined by team doctor David Altchek on Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Ricco said doctors believe the tear is small and surgery may not be needed if the injury can heal on its own after rest and rehabilitation. “But we’ll know more after […]
Updated by Joe D. on 6/21 Adam Rubin for ESPN New York, hit on something we have been discussing here for some time now, and actually posted about yesterday… That is that Shaun Marcum can earn up to an additional $4 million in bonuses based on innings pitched and time on the roster. I took to Twitter yesterday and had a discussion about it with Stephen Keane and Michael Baron. Unfortunately our tweets are broken up […]
Catcher Kevin Plawecki slammed a two-out, three-run homer in his first at-bat with Advanced-A St. Lucie last night, who beat Palm Beach by the score of 8-6. The 2012 first round draft pick added an RBI-double and went 2-for-5 with four RBIs in the game. Plawecki, Jayce Boyd and Bret Mitchell had been promoted from Savannah to St. Lucie before the game which you can read below. Original Post 6/20 This isn’t shocking news, but we’ve been […]
It is official… The Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick 1B Dominic Smith who signed his contract today at Port St. Lucie where he has been working out. Smith, a big left-handed first baseman out Serra High School in California, was selected 11th overall in this month’s First-Year Player Draft. The Mets reportedly signed Smith for under slot at about $2.6 million, just below the $2,840,300 value for the 11th overall pick. I […]
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