This morning at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins, and a few of the players, participated in a Q&A session with season ticket holders. We have John Delcos there and will file a full report later, but here’s a quick summary for you to chew on until then. Alderson said that he believes the team has reached the stage where he can begin to add veteran major league talent to the roster now. He expects […]
There is an old football saying that states, “the most popular guy in town is always the backup quarterback.” Although that phrase may not directly translate to the game of baseball, I think we can all relate it to the Mets current managerial situation. The incumbent skipper, Terry Collins, has seen his tenure dominated by poor play thanks in part to a poor roster. Lurking in the distance is current Las Vegas manager, Wally Backman, who at […]
Lineup design tends to follow a classic formula: the leadoff hitter gets on base, the number two guy gets him over, the number three or four guy knocks him in. It’s that simple. Or it would be in an ideal baseball world. The Met lineup has generally been anything but ideal this season as their recent record-setting 0-for-19 with RISP stretch during the soon-to-be-infamous 20-inning Marlin meltdown proves. And it will surely take more than […]
There’s no way this should be surprising news. Cesar Puello had another monster week for the Binghamton Mets earning him the honor of being named the Eastern League Player of the Week. Puello’s name has been in the news a lot over the past few days because of news surfacing about the Miami Biogensis clinic, but he hasn’t let those distractions get in the way of his play on the field. In 24 at-bats over the past […]
The New York Mets transferred RHP Jeurys Familia from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. It’s just a procedural move to open a spot for RHP David Aardsma on the 40-man roster. Familia underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs from his right elbow and is likely out for the season. Original Post Terry Collins told reporters before tonight’s game that Jeurys Familia will likely miss the remainder of this season. “I […]
Unless you’ve been spending the first few months of the 2013 season under a rock, you know that the Mets are off to a less-than-spectacular start. Through 56 games, the Mets have a disappointing 23-33 record. The only teams in baseball that are more than ten games under .500 are the Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros and Miami Marlins. One of the reasons for the Mets’ poor start is their inability to hit. New York ranks […]
After an embarrassing sweep at the hands of the lowly Miami Marlins and a loss to begin the Nats series, the Mets find themselves on pace for just 66 wins and 96 losses which would amount to their worst season in a full decade. Certainly there is time for such grim propositions to change, but with fans already checking out at the idea of yet another lost season, the Mets’ problems are much deeper than […]
Updated by Clayton Collier at 11:24 AM: Roster move: #Mets select INF Omar Quintanilla from Las Vegas (AAA). Place INF Ruben Tejada on 15-Day DL with right quad strain. — New York Mets (@Mets) May 30, 2013 The Mets have officially announced via Twitter that Ruben Tejada has been placed on the 15-Day DL with a right quad strain. Omar Quintanilla will get the call to replace him on the active 25-man roster and […]
Dear Mr. Alderson, A little more than two & a half years ago, you took over as the GM of this rollercoaster franchise. With the team coming off back to back sub .500 seasons which had been littered with failed expectations, injuries and disappointments prior to your arrival, most of us are generally aware – and were back then too – that you inherited a challenging situation: A rather high payroll that didn´t perform like […]
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