Tag: Terry Collins

Rafael Montero’s Goal Is To Make The Team

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Rafael Montero’s Goal Is To Make The Team

Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, got a chance to speak with Rafael Montero on Monday morning where he continues to train at the Mets academy in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. The Mets’ righthander is planning to arrive to Port St. Lucie on February 15 and he has one primary objective. “The goal is to go and make the […]

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There’s A Chance Mets Could Ship Lagares To The Minors

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
There’s A Chance Mets Could Ship Lagares To The Minors

I’ve been speculating about the possibility that Juan Lagares could end up getting squeezed out of an outfield spot as soon as I gave the Chris Young signing and his comments about playing center field some time to register. My suspicions were further fueled by the ongoing buzz from the team and the rumor mill […]

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Niese Could Get Opening Day Nod

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Could Get Opening Day Nod

Adam Rubin writes on ESPNNewYork.com that Jon Niese may get another Opening Day nod from Terry Collins to start the 2014 season. The Mets open the season on March 31 against the Washington Nationals. On Opening Day 2013, Niese pitched a gem and earned a win in the Mets 11-2 laugher. The veteran southpaw finished the season at 8-8, a 3.71 ERA, […]

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Johan Santana: Any Chance He’ll Return To Mets Is Now Over

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Johan Santana: Any Chance He’ll Return To Mets Is Now Over

The future of Johan Santana returning with the Mets was a question many people had after the 2013 season ended. Two weeks ago, there was still a better-than-none chance of Santana signing a minor league deal with the Mets. However, this past week put a huge dent in the chances of Johan re-signing with the team he […]

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MMO Fan Shot: First Base Competition is a Good Thing

An article by posted on January 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: First Base Competition is a Good Thing

An MMO Fan Shot by John C. Let the competition begin. While “open competition” has become little more than a cliché for most major league clubs, the Mets being no exception (does anyone other than Chris Young honestly believe center field will be an open competition in 2014?), I believe the first-base battle slated for […]

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What Lucas Duda In The Outfield Means

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
What Lucas Duda In The Outfield Means

Sandy Alderson hinted today that Lucas Duda could get time in the outfield in 2014, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “As of today, I would expect Lucas to get some time in the outfield, but that will be decided just before spring training,” Alderson said. Of course, the instant reactionary world of Twitter was quick […]

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Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 2 – Who’s Crying Now

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 2 – Who’s Crying Now

Daniel Murphy was in the Port St. Lucie locker room. His eyes were closed and he was in a deep meditation, envisioning a perfect swing, perfect contact, and a line drive hit to the opposite field to drive in the game winning run. He was distracted from his meditation by a disturbing sound. Someone was […]

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Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

Who’s on first? That’s the second time this week that I’ve started off an article with that sentence, and it’s simply because the first base position is still very convoluted for the Mets with Ike Davis in the mix. It’s my belief that the Mets have no intention of heading into the 2014 season with […]

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What Can We Make Of Juan Centeno?

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
What Can We Make Of Juan Centeno?

This paragraph in a Fangraphs.com article about the bias of Top 100 lists, started me thinking: “It’s interesting that Yadier Molina never made a top 100 list when you consider he was a semi-high pick with two brothers in the big leagues and never hit below .275 in a full-season minor league. The thing that […]

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Flores Is Raking In VWL, Hopes To Make Team Out Of Spring Training

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Flores Is Raking In VWL, Hopes To Make Team Out Of Spring Training

This year saw the continued decline of once promising young talents such as Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada, allowing for a slew of fresh prospects to enter the mix at the major-league level. Terry Collins best described it at the time as “we got to see the pieces that will soon make this team competitive as well as fun come […]

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