UPDATED 3:00 PM Good news for the Mets… Center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left knee and avoided any ligament damage. Adam Rubin reported the news after Nieuwenhuis returned from his MRI. Mets will treat him with anti-inflammatory medication and he’ll miss a couple of days. Looks like the team dodged a bullet…. JD * * * * * * * * Yesterday brought some tough news for those concerned with the […]
With Grapefruit League action now in full swing, here are some news and notes from around Mets Spring Training camp. Tonight, Rafael Montero will make his first start and will face off against the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg, who pitches against the Mets for the second time in the last six days. Montero, who has opened many people’s eyes this spring, will begin the season at Double-A Binghamton. If you would like to check out the exciting young […]
We wont win this season. We wont compete this season. We wont be any good this season. Okay, now that that’s settled, lets go ‘Play Ball’ this season and see what happens. Opening Day is a little over one month away and when that first pitch is thrown, the Mets technically have just as good a chance as anyone to win. We Mets fans are an interesting bunch Always have been. In 1962 that other […]
By Mike Stainkamp LI natives stay loyal to roots preparing for Spring Training Baseball players have always been considered the “Boys of Summer.” But what happens when the final out of the World Series is recorded and the offseason begins? For two Mets prospects and Long Island natives, Camden Maron and Steven Matz, the offseason means coming back to Long Island and making the most out of their offseason training program with some of the best […]
Ever since Mike Piazza’s departure, the catcher position for the Mets has been in a state of flux. Paul LoDuca, Brian Schneider, Rod Barajas, Henry Blanco and Ronny Paulino are just some of the catchers to suit up behind the dish. Last season, the Mets handed the mask to young Josh Thole, and he seems to be the No. 1 guy again for this season, though Terry Collins has made it a point to Thole […]
This afternoon in Lakeland, Florida, the Mets game ended in a 7-7 tie against the Detroit Tigers in a 10 inning affair. Summary Jon Niese starts it off with two scoreless innings against the Tigers but gets tagged in the third inning of work. Niese avoids the trouble of a Cedeno error and hitting Fielder with a pitch in the first and K’s the side in order in the second. His third inning he started giving […]
Remember, it is only Spring Training. It is only March. It isn’t August or September. Now, what do I mean by that? It was reported this morning that David Wright had an ultrasound-guided injection of a cortisone shot. It was also reported that Tim Byrdak will have surgery done on his meniscus. Byrdak should only be out up to six weeks from what reports are saying, and yet Mets fans are acting like he is out for […]
Game Summary: …And we’re back! Welcome back to Mets baseball, ladies and gentlemen! The Mets first Spring Training game was against the Washington Nationals on a lovely Florida afternoon. Mets ran and stole like crazy but couldn’t get the RBIs and defense was shaky. Mets lose 3-1 to Nationals. Game Recap: Dillon Gee started off the first inning with the Mets going 1-2-3 with one strikeout. He retired the fourth batter to face him and […]
Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported that the Tampa Bay Rays will “probably” trade B.J. Upton over the offseason. The Rays came close to dealing their center fielder to the Washington Nationals prior to the trade deadline, but weren’t able to agree on the pieces before time ran out. Upton made $4.825 million in 2011 and is due for a raise in what will be his final year of arbitration. The Rays currently have Desmond Jennings waiting in the […]
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