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MLB Announces Pace of Play Changes for 2015 Season

An article by posted on February 20, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Announces Pace of Play Changes for 2015 Season

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark and Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz, the Chairman of Major League Baseball’s Pace of Game and Instant Replay Committees, today jointly announced additions to baseball’s pace of game program. The new rules will address four key areas: 1. Managers must stay in […]

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Ron Darling Will Do Play-By-Play For Spring Games

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Ron Darling Will Do Play-By-Play For Spring Games

Mets color commentator and pitching analyst, Ron Darling, will call seven of SNY’s sixteen televised spring training games starting next month (Newsday). Darling asked executive producer Curt Gowdy Jr. about the role, and he decided to give Darling a chance at it. “I wanted the versatility,” said Darling, an SNY analyst since 2006 and also […]

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LHP Joe Thatcher Signs Minor League Deal With Astros

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
LHP Joe Thatcher Signs Minor League Deal With Astros

Chris Cotillo is now reporting that LHP Joe Thatcher has signed a minor league deal with the Houston Astros. February 12 According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Mets are among 10 teams that have expressed interest in lefthanded reliever Joe Thatcher. Thatcher, 33, had a 3.86 ERA in 53 appearances for the D-Backs and […]

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Spring Training 2015: It Was Harvey Day In Port St. Lucie

An article by posted on February 9, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training 2015: It Was Harvey Day In Port St. Lucie

It’s 21 degrees here in New York, and as I look out my window I see gray skies, freezing rain, and an inch of ice is covering everything. But down in Port St. Lucie the sun is shining, the weather is gorgeous, and the Mets are getting ready for a new baseball season!. Matt Harvey […]

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Wilmer Flores Out To Prove Doubters Wrong

An article by posted on February 7, 2015 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Out To Prove Doubters Wrong

A determined Wilmer Flores told Kevin Kernan of the NY Post he has no plans to give up the shortstop position and that when all is said and done the joke will be on those who doubted him. “I know I can take that position,’’ Flores said at Tradition Field. “I’m real proud of myself because […]

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Francesa Says No Mets Guests For WFAN During Spring Training

An article by posted on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
Francesa Says No Mets Guests For WFAN During Spring Training

Mike Francesa has been told by the team that no Mets players will appear on WFAN during Spring Training, and that goes for manager Terry Collins and GM Sandy Alderson too. Wow, I know they air their games on WOR now, but they can’t be that ignorant as to ignore the number one rated sports […]

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Rockies Sign Free Agent RHP Kyle Kendrick

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Rockies Sign Free Agent RHP Kyle Kendrick

Free agent RHP Kyle Kendrick has agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.5 million with the Colorado Rockies, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Only a two hours ago, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reported that Colorado was looking to add another starting pitcher, and indicated Kendrick and Dillon Gee as possibilities. Original Post 3:30 PM […]

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Mets and Duda Agree to $4.2M Contract and Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
Mets and Duda Agree to $4.2M Contract and Avoid Arbitration

The New York Mets and Lucas Duda have settled on a one year contract which will pay him $4.2 million in 2015, thus avoiding arbitration according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Duda, who earned $1.9 million last season, had requested $4.7 million while the Mets countered with $3.75 million. Coming off a breakout season […]

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Kevin Long Says If Hitters Can Deliver Peak Performances, Offense Will Be Pretty Good

An article by posted on January 23, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Says If Hitters Can Deliver Peak Performances, Offense Will Be Pretty Good

I just viewed the video on Kevin Long, who’s in Port St. Lucie, speaking to Daily News reporter John Harper on Mets Hot Stove. The new Mets hitting coach says that if all the players remain healthy and stay on the field AND if they all deliver their peak performance or better than their peak […]

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D’Backs Still Shopping For A Starting Pitcher

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
D’Backs Still Shopping For A Starting Pitcher

Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports that the Arizona Diamondbacks will make a trade or two to acquire a starting pitcher and a catcher with MLB experience before the start of Spring Training. Morosi says that Arizona GM Dave Stewart is looking to trade from his surplus of outfielders, and there’s not been any mention […]

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