Tag: spring training

Jordany Valdespin: Second Baseman Of The Future?

An article by posted on February 26, 2011 0 Comments

Despite their extra-innings tie, it was great to see some New York Mets baseball today. The Mets came from behind to tie the Atlanta Braves, 5-5, in their opening spring training game at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie. While the scores really mean nothing in spring training, it’s the performance of players on […]

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The Battle For the Back End of the Rotation

An article by posted on February 24, 2011 0 Comments

Last week I wrote a piece on the position battle currently going on at second base. This week I will take a look at the back end of the Mets rotation. The Mets have four players who will be in the running for two spots. The Contenders: Chris Capuano- 4-4, 3.95 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 2.57 […]

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Are You Rooting For Ollie?

An article by posted on February 19, 2011 0 Comments

It must be really hard to be Oliver Perez these days. It’s no secret that the majority of the fanbase would have preferred that Perez had been released long before the reporting date for pitchers and catchers, and I bet after seeing the atrocious numbers Perez put up at Winter Ball, the thought may have crossed the […]

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Could A Cardinal Sin Become The Mets Salvation?

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

Albert Pujols is undoubtedly one of the greatest players the game of Baseball has ever seen. It simply goes without question. If dominance was a person he would look like the chiseled Latin Superman that is Pujols. Today, he and his agent Dan Lozano, turned down St. Louis’ contract extension. The terms of the deal, […]

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Mets Sign LHP Justin Hampson To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed lefthanded reliever Justin Hampson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Hampson, 30, hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2008 when he went 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 35 relief appearances with the Padres. He was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies […]

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10 Things To Watch For Heading Into Spring Training

An article by posted on February 15, 2011 0 Comments

Spring training is less than two weeks ago. Though the New York Mets offseason has been mired by a lack of finances and now the money schemes of the owners, there is still much to look forward to this upcoming season. If a few things fall into place simultaneously, who knows what we will be […]

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T’was The Night Before Spring Training

An article by posted on February 14, 2011 0 Comments

T’was the night before Spring Training and all through the league, Critics were jeering at Freddy’s financial fatigue. But the Mets plan some baseball to see, For an interesting week in Port St. Lucie. Jose Reyes enters his contract year, Looking for the spark once gave pitchers fear. 7-Train can’t wait to hit the track, […]

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Can Niese Be A 15 Game Winner For The Mets This Season?

An article by posted on February 13, 2011 0 Comments

Dan Martin of the NY Post, had a nice column the other day in which he included comments from an interview with Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese. Niese made the decision to come to Spring Training early because he wanted to get a jump on the season and prepare his body for the rigors of an […]

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From Left Field: Does Brad Emaus Deserve The Preseason Hype?

An article by posted on February 11, 2011 0 Comments

I love when MLB analysts, bloggers and fans release their picks for a team’s projected lineup heading into the season. In many cases, educated baseball fans arrive somewhere in the “ballpark” (no pun intended) of what the Opening Day lineup will look like. Since Terry Collins has given everyone a preview of at least two-thirds […]

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Bobby Parnell Finally Gets It

An article by posted on February 10, 2011 0 Comments

Dan Martin of the NY Post, had a quote from reliever Bobby Parnell who talked about why he didn’t make the team out of Spring Training last season and ended up starting the season with Triple-A Buffalo. “I got caught up into working on my off-speed pitches too much instead of pitching and I had […]

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