As most of us Mets fans know by now, Jose Reyes is expected to start the season on the disabled list due to an overactive thyroid. He is expected to cease all activities for 2-8 weeks. Both Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya have said that Reyes will most likely be replaced with 20-year old Ruben Tejada, who played in Double-A last year, this according to the New York Daily News. Tejada batted .289 last season and hit five homers in 488 […]
The top stories for the Mets so far this spring is the (again) absence of Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes’, and the emergence of Ike Davis and Jenrry Mejia. Add a sidebar by the unsinkable Nelson (Molly Brown) Figueroa, and it has been business as usual at camp. Established players hone their skills and young ones aspire to impress. Certainly Mejia has. So much that his current manger, Jerry Manuel is talking him up as […]
According to Yahoo! Sports, All-Star closer Francisco Rodriguez returned to New York Mets camp on Monday after being hampered by conjunctivitis for more than two weeks. He also threw a very successful bullpen session this morning at Port St. Lucie. Rodriguez had been told to stay away from the team until the pink eye cleared, but the contagious infection took longer than expected to improve. He was sick when he reported to New York’s spring […]
If first impressions are important to baseball fans in Philadelphia, new Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay aced his entry exam. Halladay got the Grapefruit League schedule unde way with two near-perfect innings in the Phillies’ 3-2 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday. The 32-year-old Halladay threw a pair of innings while striking out three. As we all know, Halladay was at the front of a blockbuster four-team set of trades in December between the Phillies, Toronto Blue […]
I’ve always been a Mets fan. Well, since around 1970 or so…that’s as far back as I can remember. So even though many of you have read my work on there the last six-eight months about how frustrated and annoyed I am with the way the team has played and the direction they have gone in with personnel, a new season is upon us and optimism reigns supreme. Let’s face it, every baseball fan loves […]
Spring officially is still about three weeks away. However, baseball fans have their own calendar. And today images of the glorious green and brown baseball diamond were beamed into our homes and the Mets delivered a win, the unofficial start of spring has begun. Finally, the embers of the hot stove have been extinguished. Talk supplanted by action. What happens on the field matters again. Trade rumors take a seat in the bleachers. Real live players […]
Here are the confirmed probable pitchers as relayed by Brian Costa for the start of Grapefruit League action on Monday, March 1st. I’ve marked those games which will be televised. Monday, intra-squad game Jack Egbert Clint Everts Travis Blackley Jon Niese Tobi Stoner R.A. Dickey Jenrry Mejia Tuesday, vs. Atlanta (SNY) Nelson Figueroa Hisanori Takahashi Bobby Parnell Elmer Dessens Wednesday, at Atlanta Pat Misch Pedro Feliciano Thursday, vs. St. Louis (SNY) R.A. Dickey Tobi Stoner […]
To begin, catcher Rod Barajas passed his physical today and will report to Mets camp tomorrow morning. According to Jon Heyman, he is guaranteed $500K, and then gets $400K for making the Opening Day roster. He can earn another $1MM with easily attainable incentives. * * * * * * * * * * Jason Bay arrived to camp today and spoke to reporters. Kevin Kernan of the NY Post relays that Bay said he is a “lead […]
There are three words every baseball fan loves to hear. They bring us back to the time when we were kids and just wanted to have a catch with our friends. They provide warmth in our hearts and minds during an otherwise cold winter. They provide us with a sense of anticipation that the next season will be better than the last. Those three words are PITCHERS AND CATCHERS and as of today, the pitchers […]
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