Tag: roster

The Case for Increasing the 25-Man Roster

An article by posted on December 19, 2009 0 Comments

As we count the hours until Omar Minaya overpays Jason Bay and Benji Molina (when he really should be figuring out how to trade for Bronson Arroyo and Brandon Phillips) there are plenty of reasons to keep throwing coals into the hot stove, especially now that significant snow is falling over Citi Field and environs. […]

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Dear Omar: Oldies Aren’t Necessarily Goodies

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

When Julio Franco was a Met, he vowed to play until he was 50. That didn’t happen, but the way Omar Minaya has put this team together, the Mets might have a few AARP members before too long. When the 2009 season began, more than half of the 25-man roster (13 players in all) was […]

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Here Is My Obligatory Matt Murton Post

An article by posted on August 28, 2009 0 Comments

The Colorado Rockies have designated outfielder Matt Murton for assignment to clear a roster spot for reliever Juan Rincon. <yawn> I was going to post something about him two nights ago, but then I decided to pass. I was going to post something about him yesterday morning, and again I decided to take a pass. […]

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Pedro Feliciano Has Gone From Specialist To Special

An article by posted on August 2, 2009 0 Comments

Here’s a quick question for you to consider.  Who is the longest tenured Mets player currently on the 25-man roster who has not played in the majors for any other franchise during his time with the team?  Although you might think the answer is Jose Reyes, he’s only been with the team since June 2003. […]

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Sheffield Becomes The Latest Guest At The DL Hotel

An article by posted on July 25, 2009 0 Comments

According to our friend Adam Rubin in his Daily News blog, Gary Sheffield has become the latest Mets player to be placed on the disabled list.  He will be replaced on the Mets roster by tonight’s starting pitcher, Jonathon Niese. Sheffield hadn’t played since the July 18 game against the Braves, when he was taken […]

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Mets Make Some Roster Moves To Replace Putz

An article by posted on June 5, 2009 0 Comments

After placing J.J. Putz on the disabled list today, the Mets called up right-handed reliever Fernando Nieve from Triple-A Buffalo and claimed lefty reliever Pat Misch off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Nieve will take Putz’s spot on the roster and in the bullpen, while Misch was immediately assigned to Buffalo. To make room […]

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Is Big Pelf Really Big?

An article by posted on April 14, 2009 0 Comments

If you’re talking about his stature and his 6’7″ frame, than by all accounts Mike Pelfrey has earned the nickname of “Big Pelf”. However, if the word “big” is supposed to be indicative of his performance level when he takes the mound, well I’m not buying it. Not yet anyway. The Mets must have bought […]

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Manuel Hints That Marlon Anderson Is Out

An article by posted on April 10, 2009 0 Comments

It looks like Marlon Anderson will be the odd man out when the Mets clear a roster spot fpr the addition of Livan Hernandex. Hernandez will make his Mets debut Saturday against Ricky Nolasco. Jerry Manuel hinted that Anderson would be a roster casualty according to Adam Rubin. Without naming names, Jerry Manuel essentially revealed […]

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Breaking News: Mets Sign Gary Sheffield

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments

Joe and Evan of the morning show on WFAN, are reporting that Gary Sheffield could be signing with the Mets by tonight. They believe that one of the reasons the Mets are interested in Sheffield is because he would be able to hit his historic 500th homerun with Mets. UPDATE 3:30 PM – As part of […]

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Mets Prospect: Brad Holt Is The Next Big Thing

An article by posted on February 13, 2009

Brad Holt has continued to impress ever since the Mets drafted him as a supplemental pick in the first round of the 2008 draft. This morning, Bart Hubbuch of the Post gives us another reason to be pumped up about the Mets prospect who is in St. Lucie for his first spring training. Right-hander Brad […]

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