Tag: Terry Collins

Burke Continues To Stake Claim On Final Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
Burke Continues To Stake Claim On Final Bullpen Spot

Yesterday, I pretty much concluded, in a post you can read below, that reliever Greg Burke has just about locked up one of the final spots in the Mets bullpen. In the 9-1 loss to the Tigers on Thursday, Burke was brought in to get a critical out against one of the best hitters in […]

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Enjoy The Spectacle of Captain America, But Don’t Forget Reality Sets In On April 1

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
Enjoy The Spectacle of Captain America, But Don’t Forget Reality Sets In On April 1

Isn’t it amazing what kind of a player David Wright can be when he’s actually surrounded by some legitimate major league talent? Currently, Wright is enjoying some of the most spectacular baseball he’s ever played in his career, and why not? We’ve all seen what the Mets All Star third baseman could do before when […]

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Nieuwenhuis and Valdespin Battling For Outfield Spot

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis and Valdespin Battling For Outfield Spot

The Mets are holding conclave this spring as they seek out a center field replacement for the departed Andres Torres. Jordany Valdespin is not an easy person to like, and especially hard to cheer for, but he’s become a leading candidate. Ask him a question and he’ll often mumble an indifferent and inaudible answer. He exudes […]

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Niese Still Hasn’t Allowed A Run, Den Dekker Gloves Another, ‘Spin Homers Then Gets Drilled

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Still Hasn’t Allowed A Run, Den Dekker Gloves Another, ‘Spin Homers Then Gets Drilled

The Mets had an absolute field-day this afternoon with an 11-0 romp over against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. Jonathon Niese got the start against Detroit and continues to roll, tossing four and two thirds innings of scoreless ball and allowing just one hit while walking four. Niese has yet to allow a run […]

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Hefner Ready To Go If Santana Lands On DL

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Ready To Go If Santana Lands On DL

Do not read into Zack Wheeler’s demotion that the Mets think Jenrry Mejia will replace Johan Santana on the roster and in the rotation. When I asked Terry Collins of his preparation plans for life without Santana to start the season, the name Jeremy Hefner was only one to pop out. And, without hesitation. Collin McHugh, who was also demoted to the minor league […]

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Matt Harvey Brilliant In Mets’ Win

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Brilliant In Mets’ Win

Here it was, the fifth inning and Terry Collins was sending out Matt Harvey again. With his pitch count down, Collins had sent Harvey out for the fourth and was doing it again. Harvey’s command was that good. “I was very impressed (by his pitch count),’’ Collins said. “If he’s going to pitch 215 innings, he’ll be getting deep […]

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Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

Johan Santana will make his first Grapefruit League next Thursday, March 14, when the Mets play the Detroit Tigers, according to John Delcos of Metsmerized Online. That would leave three starts before the start to the season. Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Delcos that Santana is making progress after throwing a long-toss session on Monday and that […]

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Mets Spring Wrap-up: Collins Not Worried About Santana, Cowgill Goes 3-for-4

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Wrap-up: Collins Not Worried About Santana, Cowgill Goes 3-for-4

This time, Terry Collins knew what Johan Santana was doing and seemingly both are on the same page, even though the left-hander was mum today on both his throwing and the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. After mugging with several friends on the Venezuelan WBC team, Santana long-tossed in the outfield, and followed that with several pitches off […]

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Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

It’s not the pitching line, but the feel of his pitches this time of year. “I felt good. My stuff was very good,” Jonathan Niese said after this afternoon’s 62-pitch outing against the Venezuelan WBC team. “I am not used to that kind of workload (this early in spring training). But, that’s a good thing.” […]

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Terry Collins’ No-Win Situation

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments

When Terry Collins was introduced as Mets manager on November 23rd, 2010, he was far from the unanimous choice amongst those who cover the team.  Known more for his short temper and self-destructive ways than his managing prowess, many feared the aging skipper may not be up for the job. Two years later, the now […]

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