Tag: spring training

Forward Progress: Johan Santana Throws From A Mound

An article by posted on 13/05/2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, reported on Thursday that Johan Santana began throwing off the mound this week for the first time since he had surgery to repair his left shoulder.  Santana threw 15 pitches off the slope of the mound, but not from the rubber, that will come next.   It’s a huge step forward for Johan, and a […]

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Exclusive Interview with MetsBlog’s Michael Baron

An article by posted on 10/05/2011 0 Comments

I’m pleased to present a Q&A I recently conducted with Michael Baron of MetsBlog. Like a lot of us, Michael is a very passionate Mets fan who eats, drinks, and sleeps Mets.  As we all know, he does an amazing job covering the Mets on a variety of levels, whether its through his contributions on MetsBlog, his spectacular photography, or through his in-game […]

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Johan Santana Way Ahead Of Schedule

An article by posted on 04/05/2011 0 Comments

According to several reports, Mets ace Johan Santana said yesterday, that he is “way ahead” of schedule as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired left shoulder. The New York Post reported that Santana threw the ball 110 times Monday on flat ground at the Mets spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, and that his […]

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From Left Field: Mets Have A Short Leash Early

An article by posted on 20/04/2011 0 Comments

Though the season is a little more than two weeks old, the New York Mets have already shown that they are not afraid to pull the trigger if a player is underperforming. The combination of Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins is attempting to light a fire under their players. Part of the way they’re going […]

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Opening Day Just Days Away

An article by posted on 29/03/2011 0 Comments

This weekend, I ventured down to Port St. Lucie to catch two late-March Spring Training games. It’s been a routine trip I make each year, typically toward the end of March, that way I can catch as close to the Opening Day lineup as possible. The Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 16-3, Thursday, March […]

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Beltran STILL Not Playing In Games

An article by posted on 24/03/2011 0 Comments

  Updated 12:24 P.M. Apparently now Beltran will be playing simulated games for the next 2 days, while trying to get some fielding work in as well. If this goes well without a hitch, Beltran may play in a minor league game on Saturday. The Mets are essentially allowing Beltran to crawl into the season, […]

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Let’s Not Go Overboard With Praising Alderson

An article by posted on 23/03/2011 0 Comments

Let’s be careful not to go overboard in praising the Sandy Alderson regime for the sacking of Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez. Credit to Alderson goes in finally convincing the Wilpons eating $18 million in salary was the prudent option. The actual decision itself was a no-brainer in that neither would be a viable contributor […]

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Alderson Explains Decision To Cut Oliver Perez

An article by posted on 21/03/2011 0 Comments
Alderson Explains Decision To Cut Oliver Perez

In the following video, courtesy of SNY, GM Sandy Alderson explains what led to the release of Oliver Perez early this morning at Digital Domain Park. WFAN is confirming that the Mets have released Oliver Perez. Perez was was informed as soon as he arrived at Digital Domain Park this morning, and then made the […]

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The Wearin’ O’ The Green At Mets Game (Check This Out!)

An article by posted on 17/03/2011 0 Comments

How cool is this… In this combo of photos, baseball fans celebrate by wearing a variety of green caps and hats on St. Patrick’s Day during a spring training baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday, March 17, 2011. (Credit: AP Photo) New York Mets second […]

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From Left Field: Some Early Positives This Spring

An article by posted on 03/03/2011 0 Comments

Spring Training is only about two weeks old, but already some players are starting to leave an impact on the new manager, Terry Collins. Regardless of a 2-3-1 record, the team seems to be coming together nicely, especially since the main focus of this offseason dealt with off-the-field issues. Stats really don’t mean too much […]

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