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Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mark Hale and Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post on their podcast today, and he had some interesting things to say about a variety of Mets topics.
At one point, Hale brought up the possibility of signing Ike Davis to an extension and buying out his arbitration years, similar to the extension the Mets completed last spring with left-hander Jonathon Niese.
“We’re always looking at our young players to see if it makes sense, both from their standpoint and ours, to do complete something on a longterm basis,” Alderson said.
“Ike Davis is coming off a big second half last year, showed up to camp in great shape and in great spirits, and we see him taking on a bigger leadership role in the clubhouse right behind Captain America – David Wright.”
“Any kind of an extension has to fit for us and it has to fit for the player. So it’s something we’ll keep an eye on. Sometimes the player is not interested, and sometimes the agent is not interested. It’s one of ...
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David Wright was scratched from tonight's World Baseball Classic game against
the Dominican Republic with sore ribs.
Wright said he began feeling discomfort in his left ribs about a week
ago when Team USA began preparing for the WBC with workouts in Arizona.
He said the Team USA injury reports sent up "red flags'' to the Mets
when they saw them in Port St....
The Mets announced they have assigned infield prospects Wilmer Flores and Josh Satin, and right-handed reliever Carlos Torres to minor league camp. That leaves 42 players remaining in major league camp.
Catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who was expected to be among today’s cuts, survives to play another day and remains in major league camp. However, he is still expected to start...
In three professional seasons, Andrew Wells has played for six professional Independent teams in four different leagues; Evansville Otters, NYSL Federals, Roswell Invaders, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, San Angelo Colts, York Revolution. In those three professional seasons Wells sits with a 2-5 record and a career ERA of 8.17. This definitely would not suggest a minor league...
Mets News and Notes:
Perhaps it was stating the obvious, but Terry Collins acknowledged Wednesday that Johan Santana is “not too close” to returning to a mound.
“Each and every day we’ll see how he feels,” Collins said. “When he thinks his arm -- the strength -- is there to get on the mound and throw a bullpen, he’ll do it. But he’s the only source we have as...
The hits just keep on coming for the New York Mets. It remains to be seen when they’ll resume for their All-Star third baseman, David Wright, who was a leading MVP candidate for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
Wright was scratched from Thursday night’s game against the Dominican Republic with rib soreness in his lower back left side. He was to be examined this morning...
Here are some reactions from beat writers, journalists, Terry Collins and GM Sandy Alderson regarding the latest news on David Wright who was diagnosed by team doctors with a moderate intercostal strain.
Wright started experiencing discomfort near his rib cage about a week ago. He played in the WBC anyway, putting up huge numbers and earning the nickname “Captain America” for...
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 the game, Miguel Cabrera. The side-winder induced Cabrera to pop up to end the fifth inning. Mission...
The Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Mets this afternoon by the score of 9-1 at Tradition Field. Most of the damage came against starting pitcher Dillon Gee who was absolutely awful and completely out of sync.
Gee had no control as evidenced by his four walks, two hit batters and three wild pitches in just two innings of work. The right-hander will need to get things sorted out...
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W: D. Storen (1-0) L: B. Parnell (0-1)
HR: NYM - C. Cowgill (2) WAS - B. Harper (3)
Bryce Harper hit a three-run home run in the first inning, drove in four runs and scored twice to lead the Washington Nationals to an 8-5 win over the New York Mets in spring training action.
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W: D. Fister (1-2) L: D. Gee (0-1)
HR: DET - M. Tuiasosopo (1) NYM - None
Matt Tuiasosopo clubbed a two-run homer and finished with three RBI, as the Detroit Tigers pounded Dillon Gee for six runs on their way to a 9-1 victory over the New York Mets.
Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with two...
First off, I hope that Johan Santana had a very happy 34th birthday yesterday. To have been with the Mets for five years and not have had years taken off his life is a tremendous accomplishment. So congratulations.
Johan spent his 34th birthday telling everyone that things are all right between him and the Mets regarding the pitching shape he's in. Wonderful. But of course...
Key offseason additions: Travis d’Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, Shaun Marcum Key offseason departures: R.A. Dickey, Jason Bay, Scott Hairston The Mets made some great moves this offseason locking up their superstar player, David Wright, and acquiring catcher of the future Travis d’Arnaud. These are franchise changing moves and for once they were the right … Continue reading »
Looking at the Mets during Spring Training, the team clearly don’t have a facial hair ban. Justin Turner and Bobby Parnell are among players with big-time beards. Turner’s beard reminded me of Allen from The Hangover (played by Zach Galifianakis), so I decided to put him into the movie’s banner, next to Allen.
It works, right?
If you have a problem with Sandy Alderson, you have a problem with Major League Baseball. The Mets, as of 2010, have been essentially an MLB operation under virtual MLB oversight with Sandy Alderson a de facto appointee. His job, presiding over this financial and organizational overhaul, has one purpose — to facilitate profitability. That is why he was sent to Queens. Bud Selig...
Mets News and Notes:
A day after his first game activity of spring training, Daniel Murphy did not feel up to playing in another minor league game. Murphy, who has been sidelined with a strained intercostal muscle on his right side, was "pretty stiff," according to Terry Collins.
Murphy had played five innings in a minor league game Friday -- playing second base and...