Tag: spring training

John Franco Was Right, So What’s All The Uproar About?

An article by posted on July 2, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday while a guest of Kevin Kennedy’s Inside Pitch on Sirius XM, former Mets closer and captain John Franco, threw a spit ball at his former team when he was asked to comment on the current state of the Mets. “Watching them almost every day, there’s no leadership there,” Franco said during an interview with SIRIUS XM. Nobody […]

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The Times They Are A-Changin’

An article by posted on March 31, 2009 0 Comments

It’s almost that time of year again.  Baseball season is upon us and you can feel it in the air.  Last Spring all anyone can talk about was the collapse of 2007.  Johan Santana came over but that only dimmed the talk of the collapse.  The bullpen had question marks coming into the 2008 season […]

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Luis Castillo Wants To Win

An article by posted on March 28, 2009 0 Comments

In eight days, the Mets begin a new season with a new bullpen, a new bench, and a new fifth starter. All else remains the same for the most part, including at second base where Luis Castillo returns for the second year of his four year deal. Nobody could have thought that Castillo would be back in […]

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Bobby Parnell Draws Rave Reviews From Manuel

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

A longshot to make the team at first, Bobby Parnell may have suddenly thrust himself smack, dab in the middle of the pack of those relievers trying to carve out a role in the bullpen. Parnell has had an okay spring thus far, but yesterdays effort against the Detroit Tigers may have been his defining moment. […]

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Jerry Manuel On Luis Castillo And The Lineup

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

The following is transcribed from Jerry Manuels press conference this weekend. Q: Would you have Castillo lead off permanently?A: I would never do anything permanently. I’m talking regular season and that depends on how it looks, how it fits, how Jose fits maybe batting second, third, or whatever, there’s a lot of little different things […]

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Mets Spring Into Action: Santana, Maine Ready To Go

An article by posted on February 10, 2009

Despite not officially starting until this Friday, the sounds of Spring Training filled the air at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. Gloves were popping as players, coaches and fans alike, gathered to see Johan Santana and John Maine pitch. Both are coming off surgery and everyone was eager to see how they were. The […]

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The Mets Are America’s Team

An article by posted on February 9, 2009

Yes it’s true. He told me himself, the legendary Captain America. This past week I took a vacation to Universal Studios in Florida. Being a Mets fan, I couldn’t go to Universal Studios and not represent the Mets properly. So I put on the new stadium jacket my cousin got me for Christmas and headed […]

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Boys of Summer

An article by posted on January 29, 2009

I love music. As I’m sure many of you can agree, there are poignant moments in our lives when we can not only remember what was happening, but also be able to put a song to it. Case in point, 1988 NLCS. Mets vs. Dodgers. The two teams traded punches back and forth until Game 7 […]

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Mets Are Thrilled To Have K-Rod

An article by posted on December 11, 2008

It was great to finally see K-Rod dressed in his Mets garb after passing his physical today. He had this to say afterward, “I’m thrilled to join the Mets,” Rodriguez said in a statement, released after he passed his physical. “Mets fans are very passionate, and playing in a new ballpark is going to be […]

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Dan Murphy Will Not Play Winter Ball

An article by posted on November 21, 2008

As most of you know by now, an MRI administered Thursday in Manhattan determined Murphy had suffered a Grade 2 strain of the muscle. Such injuries are measured on a scale of 1-4, with 4 being the most serious. Murphy first experienced pain in the leg over a week ago while taking ground balls at […]

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