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Much has been made about the outfield – or lack thereof – situation. Coming into Spring Training, the Opening Day lineup looked like it would include Lucas Duda in left, Kirk Nieuwenhuis in center and Mike Baxter around in right. During the first two weeks of camp games, however, a slightly different narrative seems to be shaping up. Duda is still slotted in left in semi-permanent ink, but the other two spots are open a little wider than at the outset. Marlon Byrd, the obligatory springtime “wily veteran,” has played his way into a front-running position in right field and Nieuwenhuis went down with a bone bruise over this past weekend. While never having the position “locked up” in the first place, Nieuwenhuis had not helped his cause up until the injury by going a less-than-robust one-for-eleven in these early games. It would appear that spine of the outfield is now missing.
One of the under-the-radar acquisitions of the winter – a Sandy Alderson Special, if you will – w...
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Johan Santana unexpectedly had hopped on a mound Sunday for the first time since Feb. 19, which pitching coach Dan Warthen subsequently suggested may have been motivated by public criticism of Santana’s pitching shape.
Said Collins: “I asked, ‘What did you get on the mound for?’ And he said, ‘Because I felt good.’ And I said, ‘It was unnecessary...
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Players hit in the cages this morning as it rained here. The weather here has been awful; rainy and chilly. Nothing sun drenched about PSL these days.
Those hitting include Daniel Murphy, who took an injection for a strained intercostal muscle on his right side.
Also on the injury front, Jenrry Mejia was examined in New York yesterday for a thyroid...
It’s that time of the year! Time to see what the Mets PR and marketing staff have come up with to entice you to step right up and greet the Mets. Of course a team that won much more than they lost WOULD help, but such as it is, here is what promotions and special days you can look forward to this year at Citi Field.
First off, a bit meh about this year’s slogan “Great Place...
Beat writers are reporting that starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia is flying back to New York for a follow up exam related to something that came up after taking his his physical.
Mejia was supposed to pitch in a “B” Game this afternoon, but was a late scratch.
Sandy Alderson is going to address reporters shortly. We have John there who will report further as soon as he hears what...
Some of you may think of this as an odd post from me as I usually post about the minor leagues or the draft. But I came across this on MLB Trade Rumors and thought it was different and interesting.
B.J. Rains is doing a series about why some MLB players chose the agents that they did. This one about David Wright naturally grabbed my attention.
As you all know, Wright signed an...
I was at Citi Field last season, when the Ike-man jacked one onto the Shea Bridge. Davis has got what I call light-tower-power!
Is there a chance that we could see two Mets all-stars this summer at Citi Field? The more I think about it, the more I am beginning to believe that David Wright might not be the only Mets player in the Midsummer Classic. If Ike Davis can start out this...
Things just keep getting worse and not better on the Johan Santana front.
Andy Martino spoke to more than one team source and the consensus seems to be that Johan Santana will not be ready by Opening Day which totally wipes out Santana’s assertion that “he knows what he’s doing” and everything is okay. “I know the deal, spring training is for training okay!”.
New York Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano wore a heart monitor while pitching and reported no problems or discomfort during his first spring training outing.
Feliciano threw one inning against the Miami Marlins in a ''B'' game on a practice field behind Roger Dean Stadium. He allowed one run - on Ben Lasater's home run - hit a batter and struck out one.
Some athletes will use anything as a motivator while others simply know what it takes to get ready.
Today, pitching coach Dan Warthen tried to sell the idea Johan Santana used perceived criticism of his physical condition as the spark to get him on the mound for the first time since Feb. 19. Santana threw the day after GM Sandy Alderson said he didn’t think the soon-to-be 34...
So, my kids surprised me last night with a really early Mother’s Day gift – tickets to Banner Day!
After ESPN’s decision to schedule the original May 26th date for Sunday Night Baseball, the Mets held a fan vote to allow fans to choose when Banner Day should be held and ended up moving the date to Saturday, May 11. I’ll be there.
You have to understand – Banner Day was...
Ike Davis is now in the mix of names being considered for Team USA’s currently vacant first base position for the World Baseball Classic says Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
The spot was held by Mark Teixeira, but a strained right wrist put an end to that, leaving team USA with only Ben Zobrist and Joe Mauer as the only two on the roster with any experience at first.
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