After undergoing surgery in April to repair a tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder, Johan Santana has begun a throwing program and is making great progress toward his return to pitching in games. Last week, Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger reported that Santana’s agent, Chris Leible, said a return to the Mets isn’t out of the question for the Mets’ southpaw, but the two sides still haven’t spoken. “He’s not putting pressure on himself,” Leible […]
Lucas Duda fully understands the lay of the land in Flushing these days, and knows his hold on an everyday job at first base in 2014 is tenuous at best. While he feels he has done enough to be considered as an every-day player by Sandy Alderson, he understands the decision ultimately lies in the hands of his GM. “I really don’t have a say in the matter,” Duda told Mike Kerwick of the Bergen Record. […]
I wanted to update this post with two quick items that were reported in the last 24 hours. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer who covers the Reds and has better intel than some of the speculation I’m seeing elsewhere (MetsBlog 4/$40), says that Choo’s strong season should put agent Scott Boras in a position to ask for at least a four-year, $60MM contract. That’s a starting point and not an ending point. Boras is also the agent […]
UPDATE: Mets announced that Pedro Feliciano has been added to the 40 man roster and will join the team to replace the DL bound Josh Edgin. Feliciano, 36, has retired all six batters he has faced — four lefties, two righties — over three appearances since the promotion from Binghamton to Las Vegas. Overall, Feliciano has made 22 appearances as he continues his rehab, and in 21.0 innings pitched he has a 1.29 ERA while allowing just 14 […]
Updated Post 7/31 According to Adam Rubin, Travis d’Arnaud could join the Mets when John Buck leaves the team to be with his wife for the birth of his child which is expected to happen tomorrow. I’m not buying this… Joe D. Prediction: Catcher Juan Centeno, who must be added to the 40 Man Roster will get the call, while D’Arnaud continues to rehab. Centeno must be protected from the Rule 5 Draft this fall. Original Post […]
The All Star voting is now over and all Met fans can do now is wait with baited breath to see if David Wright maintained his lead over Pablo Sandoval for the privilege to start at third base in the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field. In an official release by MLB, the voting for the National League’s starting third baseman was called the closest and tightest battle on this year’s ballot. With all […]
Interesting choices on my news feed this morning… Kato Kailin Finally Admits O.J. Murdered Simpson Texas Preparing To Execute 500th Inmate Since 1982 Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez Taken From Home By Police Yankees GM Drops F-Bomb On A-Rod Wait, what’s that last one? Oh boy… This one made me laugh… It looks like the Yankees GM wasn’t to fond of Alex Rodriguez taking to Twitter to give the media a medical update. Visit from […]
Updated by Mitch Petanick on May 17, 2013 Adam Rubin has reported that Zack Wheeler is scheduled to start throwing again today, and is back with the team in Las Vegas. He was placed on the seven day DL, retroactive to his last start. He will rejoin the rotation next Wednesday when the team is in Iowa. Wheeler received a cortisone shot last Wednesday after being diagnosed with inflammation of the AC joint in his […]
The most famous No. 1 in Mets’ history has some advice when it comes to the man who is quickly becoming the most infamous No. 1 on the Mets. “Give the kid a chance,” Mookie Wilson said Friday when discussing Jordany Valdespin. “He is a very spirited kid, very young and has a lot to learn, no question about that. But some things are being blown out of proportion. I think we need to back up and not overanalyze […]
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