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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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Source: Stephen Drew Wants One Year Plus An Option Year

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Source: Stephen Drew Wants One Year Plus An Option Year

February 12 Boston Herald sports reporter John Tomase says that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew has not received a contract offer from the Red Sox for more than one season as had been previously reported. A source told Tomase that Drew is looking for at least a one-year deal with an option for a second year. Yesterday, Sandy […]

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Wheeler Still Aiming For That Opening Day Start Against Nats

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler Still Aiming For That Opening Day Start Against Nats

Zack Wheeler hasn’t eased up his quest to pitch on Opening Day, standing firm on his remarks last week to The Post’s Kevin Kernan which you can read below this update. Wheeler ramped up his statements to tell Adam Rubin he aims to be on the mound likely opposing Stephen Strasburg when the Mets open […]

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