It’s been mentioned a lot this season, but the big league outfield of the New York Mets has a lot to be desired. Heading into spring training last February, there was hope one of the unproven outfielders brought into camp would step up to the challenge. Collin Cowgill did just that; he hit .303/.378/.591 in 66 spring training at-bats, and earned the honor of being the starting center fielder on opening day. Kirk Nieuwenhuis struggled to an awful [...]
Most of the attention concerning the Met outfield the past few weeks has gone to Jordany Valdespin, both for his character and his play on the field. However, there has been one player who has very quietly got on a roll, and may be able to plug a hole in the still-fluctuating outfield: Marlon Byrd. Byrd captured the attention of Mets fans and earned himself a spot on the roster with an incredible spring training, [...]
Frank Francisco is experiencing elbow pain after his latest outing with Single-A St. Lucie, and will head to New York to visit with team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery, according to Terry Collins. Francisco hasn’t pitched since he last appeared in an inning of relief for Single-A St. Lucie. He hasn’t allowed a run five innings over five relief appearances with them. yesterday, Adam Rubin reported that Francisco would head to Double-A Binghamton to continue his [...]
Frank Francisco pitched 1.0 scoreless inning last night for St. Lucie of the Florida State League, allowing just one single. Francisco has tossed 4.0 scoreless innings in four rehab outings and is getting closer to returning to the Mets. Terry Collins said he would first like to see how Francisco responds after back to back appearances on Sunday and Monday before the team makes plans to activate him from the disabled list. Either way, there’s no [...]
Updated May 6, 2013 Updating Adam Rubin’s report this past weekend, which you can read about below, Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke to the Daily News and said the following: “It’s no secret Jordany has had a slightly different approach to some things, there is a certain level of tolerance that we have. I hope he doesn’t exceed that level.” As I’ve been alluding to for months now, my conspiracy theories and pursuit of this [...]
Shaun Marcum didn’t exactly light up the radar guns in his first start back in Saturday’s 9-4 loss to the Phillies. He struggled with his command and quite frankly, judging I’d say he was lucky the Phillies only tagged him for three runs and not more in his four innings of work. I don’t believe anyone expected him to show up and deliver an “A” game, but with a fastball that ranged around 80-84 mph [...]
What was supposed to be a thrilling night after a dramatic walk-off win courtesy of a Jordany Valdespin grand slam has turned into an evening of anger and confusion. What the hell was the deal with that pie to the face by John Buck? Check out this GIF courtesy of @MetsKevin11 on Twiitter: That was messed up. It was a tasteless act and in my opinion Buck needs to be fined or disciplined. I want to know who else was [...]
Updated by Joe D. on 4/24 It’s almost word for word from what Mitch wrote yesterday, but here is what VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta had to say about Rafael Montero: “His fastball is very advanced right now, but the secondary pitches need to continue to get better,” DePodesta says. “He just needs to face better hitters, and he needs to face some adversity. And I think he will… We’ve already sped the development [...]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York (who else), posted the full details of the deal the Mets signed with Shaun Marcum. The one-year deal guarantees him $4 million as well knew, but here’s the breakdown of the other $4 million he can earn with incentives: – $250,000 apiece for reaching 120, 140, 160 and 170 innings. – $375,000 apiece for reaching 180 and 190 innings. – $500,0000 for reaching 200 innings. – $375,000 apiece for [...]
The Mets have announced that they have recalled LHP Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas. Carson, 24, is 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA in eight appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas and has allowed two hits, two walks, while striking out seven in 7.2 innings pitched. To make room on the active roster for Carson, the Mets have designated LHP Aaron Laffey for assignment. In four appearances and two starts for the Mets, Laffey had a [...]
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