Tag: spring training

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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Lets Focus On Spring Training, People!

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments

Thankfully, spring training is around the corner.  Everyone is preparing for another season of Mets baseball.  This is the time of year that I love the most.  (Besides the Daytona 500, and E3 Expo).  There has been plenty this offseason to talk about (Chris Young, Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins, etc), but the main talk of the offseason […]

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Angel, Anywhere In The Outfield

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York, had some quotes from newly signed Angel Pagan regarding the upcoming situation of whether he should play in right or centerfield. “I talked to manager Terry Collins and he said he wanted to sit down with me and Carlos and decide [on who starts in center and who starts in […]

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From Left Field: Getting Your Head Back In The Game

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Getting Your Head Back In The Game

Boy, I can’t wait for this season to get started. This offseason has been filled with a negative feel, whether it be the fact that the Mets have no money to spend, the signing of “mediocre” free agents, Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo’s presence on the team, and now the hoopla surrounding the Wilpons’ money […]

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Alderson Says Don’t Count Mets Out In 2011, Darling Disagrees

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Says Don’t Count Mets Out In 2011, Darling Disagrees

It looks like the Mets Hot Stove season has come to an official end. Yesterday during the press conference introducing Chin-Lung Hu to the media and fans, Sandy Alderson commented on the offseason moves and confirmed that the Mets were done making moves and they had accomplished all of their goals. “Actually, I feel pretty […]

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Mike Pelfrey: The Opening Day Starter

An article by posted on January 23, 2011 0 Comments

When he introduced Mike Pelfrey to the children at Citi Field Kids Day on Wednesday, Terry Collins said that Mike will be the Opening Day starter. Everyone was taken aback since I believe this was the first time Collins had said that. Like the other players, Pelfrey is eager to begin spring training and looks […]

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From Left Field: Young’s In, Who’s Out?

An article by posted on January 18, 2011 0 Comments

Finally, the Mets have signed Chris Young to a one-year deal. Rumors of the Mets’ interest had been circulating for much of the offseason, but the deal is done. So with the addition of Young, that begs the question: What should we expect the pitching rotation to look like? In my last post, I gave […]

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