Tag: Venezuela

From Left Field: Please, No K-Rod Reunion!

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Please, No K-Rod Reunion!

Francisco Rodriguez spoke with reporters during yesterday’s contest in Port St. Lucie between the Mets and Team Venezuela, which is gearing up to compete in the World Baseball Classic. K-Rod said he would welcome a reunion with the Mets and would be extra motivated if given a second chance to redeem himself. Rodriguez is currently […]

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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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Morning Grind: What’s On Tap, Mets vs Venezuela, Good To Be Back

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Morning Grind: What’s On Tap, Mets vs Venezuela, Good To Be Back

Good morning from Port St. Lucie, where there’s a chill in the air and the sun is just coming up. Had dinner last night with a friend on the Mets’ beat and like most people I speak with in the media he’s not enthusiastic about them having a good season. Drove around a little last […]

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(Updated) Changes In New CBA: HGH Testing, Qualifying Offers, Elias Rankings Ditched

An article by posted on November 19, 2011 0 Comments
(Updated) Changes In New CBA: HGH Testing, Qualifying Offers, Elias Rankings Ditched

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement is chock full of big changes. Major League Baseball will begin testing for human growth hormone (HGH) beginning in February as part of the new collective bargaining agreement. MLB is the first of the four major sports to now employ blood testing of its […]

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K-Rod Feeling Better, Returns To Spring Training

An article by posted on March 9, 2010 0 Comments

According to Yahoo! Sports, All-Star closer Francisco Rodriguez returned to New York Mets camp on Monday after being hampered by conjunctivitis for more than two weeks. He also threw a very successful bullpen session this morning at Port St. Lucie. Rodriguez had been told to stay away from the team until the pink eye cleared, […]

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Josh Thole Is Giving Me Second Thoughts On Bengie Molina

An article by posted on December 2, 2009 0 Comments

I’m really starting to have second thoughts about the Mets going after free agent catcher Bengie Molina. I know how strongly I have advocated for Molina in the last two months, but am becoming more and more taken with Josh Thole as he toils away in Winter Ball with the hopes of impressing Mets brass and potentially […]

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Ex-Met Zambrano’s Mother Kidnapped

An article by posted on November 9, 2009 0 Comments

Some sad and alarming news to report this morning out of Venezuela. According to the Associated Press, the mother of former Mets pitcher, Victor Zambrano, was kidnapped from the pitcher’s property late last night. Details of the incident are still very sketchy. Over the past few years, Venezuela has been the target of kidnappers, who […]

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K-Rod 3 Years $37MM vs. Ollie 3 Years $36MM

An article by posted on February 4, 2009

Lost in the excitement of the Oliver Perez signing, is a very underreported yet very interesting fact. Most of us agree that the Mets overpaid to get the Oliver Perez deal done. It was a move I certainly won’t argue with. But, now that the dust has settled, it’s become apparent to me that we […]

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K-Rod Gets Caught Up In The Numbers Game

An article by posted on December 10, 2008

I read an interesting post this morning by Andrew Das of the NY Times. In it he wonders what uniform number Francisco Rodriguez will don as a member of the New York Mets. The one he wore with the Angels, No. 57, is out because it belongs to Johan Santana, a fellow Venezuelan. While acknowledging that […]

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