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The Underwhelming Mets First Base Battle

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
The Underwhelming Mets First Base Battle

We’re a week into spring training games and the big position battle we’ve been anticipating all winter has thus far been, shall we say…. underwhelming? Ike Davis has calf tightness. Lucas Duda has leg stiffness. Pardon the pun, but are we dealing with a couple of stiffs? In a battle for their Major League lives with […]

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The Wonder Of Spring Training

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Wonder Of Spring Training

Part of the wonder of spring training are the brief glimpses we get of young prospects who might signal better days ahead for Met fans. The young Met pitching prospects have created a buzz around the Met camp that is refreshing. In fact, much of the recent NYC sports radio baseball banter has the big […]

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For Valverde, It’s His First Spring Training… Again

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
For Valverde, It’s His First Spring Training… Again

Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke with Mets bullpen hopeful Jose Valverde recently about his opportunity to stick with the Mets. Valverde, an 11-year veteran and two time NL saves leader had some interesting things to say about his approach when it comes to making the team. “For me, every year I try to compete like a […]

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What’s With All The Mets’ Early Injuries?

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
What’s With All The Mets’ Early Injuries?

The New York Mets have frequently been criticized for their handing of injuries, and already this spring there have been several, many of them of the tight muscle variety. The first case was left-hander Jonathon Niese, who complained of a tired arm, caused by weak muscles in the back of his shoulder. I raised several questions, […]

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Montero and deGrom Were Pitcher-Perfect In Spring Debuts

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Montero and deGrom Were Pitcher-Perfect In Spring Debuts

The Mets opened their Grapefruit League season on Friday, and while they suffered a 5-4 loss to the Nationals, they did get two very encouraging performances from Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom, both of whom are hoping for a chance to crack the Opening Day roster or at the very least leave a lasting impression. […]

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Mets Spring Training Camp Feels Like Groundhog Day?

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Spring Training Camp Feels Like Groundhog Day?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post arrived to Port St. Lucie on Friday and said that the Mets’ spring training camp felt a lot like the Bill Murray classic, Groundhog Day. “Here I am again and the Mets are still waiting for Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada to show us what they […]

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Matt Harvey Threw Today and Feels Brand-New, Awesome and Amazing!

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Threw Today and Feels Brand-New, Awesome and Amazing!

Today in St. Lucie, Matt Harvey tossed 20 pitches on flat ground to bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello, who was 60 feet away. It was the first time that Harvey has tossed a baseball since undergoing Tommy John surgery exactly four months ago today. Harvey said the surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews, involved taking a right wrist […]

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From Left Field: Is Having Too Many Options Actually A Good Thing?

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Is Having Too Many Options Actually A Good Thing?

Spring Training will answer plenty of burning questions for New York Mets fans. Who will play first base consistently? What will the team do with young prospects Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores? Is the team confident enough in Ruben Tejada at shortstop? Who will start Opening Day? Who will win the fifth starter’s job? How […]

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Mets Announce Howie Rose and Josh Lewin To Return As Radio Team

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce Howie Rose and Josh Lewin To Return As Radio Team

The New York Mets and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced Howie Rose and Josh Lewin will return as the radio voices for Mets games broadcast on 710 WOR, the new radio home of the Mets. SiriusXM baseball host Casey Stern is the leading — and probably likely — candidate to replace Ed Coleman […]

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Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

The Mets announced that they have signed free-agent reliever Jose Valverde to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Jon Heyman reports that he can earn $1 million if he makes the team. Valverde, who turns 36 next month, has recorded 286 saves during his 11-year career. After a successful run with the Detroit […]

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