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All sports are paying more attention to concussions here recently and MLB is no different. Fortunately, there is not a high incidence of concussions in baseball, although you would not be able to tell that from watching the Mets. In 2012, there were nine concussions documented by The Concussion Blog from Opening Day to the All-Star break and two of those were suffered by members of the Mets.
Josh Thole suffered one in early May and Jason Bay had one in mid June. Unfortunately, it was not the first concussion for either player. Thole says he had previous concussions in the minor leagues in both 2007 and 2008. Meanwhile, Bay had a season-ending concussion injury in 2010, his first with the Mets.
Thole has been noticeably worse since his concussion while Bay has been worse off, too. Here are their pre and post-concussion splits:
Pre — .284/.356/.370 (92 PA)
Post – .224/.278/.265 (239 PA)
Pre — .187/.253/.373 (83 PA)
Post – .135/.222/.221 (117 PA)
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Mets News and Notes:
The Mets will consider trading Ike Davis this winter, which would open first base for Lucas Duda and potentially address other areas of need, a baseball source told ESPNNewYork.com.
Mike Puma in the Post also weighs in on the Davis vs. Duda debate, writing:
The 25-year-old Davis said he would like to stay in the organization...
Updated Post 11:30 AM
Ike Davis said the following to the New York Post regarding reports that the Mets will consider trading him this offseason:
“If they trade me, they trade me. I can’t do anything about it. I have to do my job where I am at. … I think I can help teams win baseball games. That is all I want to do.”
Now it’s starting to become real…
When the players...
For the half dozen fans still watching the Mets game tonight has been rained out before any rain has hit the field. Tornado watches, which seem to be the new thing here in the tri state area are in effect until late this evening.
Look for Harvey to get the game On Wednesday and Hefner will go Thursday night.
Ike Davis who was slammed in an article this morning bout being difficult to work
Yesterday, Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger. reported that Mark Brewer, the pitching coach for Triple-A Buffalo, has been dismissed from the organization.
McCullough’s sources told him that a recent internal review of the Mets minor-league system revealed “a disconnect between the practices of the Triple-A pitching staff and the organization’s prescribed pitching program”...
Mets News and Notes:
The Mets' tragic number for postseason elimination dropped to six as they return home for their final 2012 homestand -- 10 games against the Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates.
R.A. Dickey aims for win No. 19 in Monday's homestand opener, when he opposes Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee. Dickey has four starts remaining...
What the Mets should do with David Wright after the 2012 season has been the talk of the town as the season winds down. There has been a healthy mix of opinions on what the Mets should actually do with regards to David – some argue to hang on to the aging third baseman, while others want to trade him while the Mets can still lure top tier prospects for him. One team that may be...
D.A. Richard Brown poses with a Sept. 11 memorial jersey signed by Mets players valued at $7,500. Credit Office of Richard Brown.
Mets fans across the city were ecstatic when staff ace Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in team history earlier this season.
One fan in particular, however, went a little overboard with his celebration. Overboard, over the barrier onto the field...
According to rotoworld.com the Mets are considering trading power hitting first baseman Ike Davis during the off season to clear up a definite roster spot for Lucas Duda and move him to first. base This has to be mind boggling news to anyone who follows the Mets considering their lack of power this season, as well as the last four or five seasons.
Davis leads the team in home runs...
Mets offense falls flat once more as R.A. Dickey gets hit for two homeruns against the Phils. Mets lose a rough one, 3-1.
R.A. Dickey pitched his heart out, but the offense fell flat for him once more and unlucky mishaps plagued them. A dropped third strike to Rollins in the first caused to be an issue as Dickey gives up a throwing error that moved him to third and then a sac...
This afternoon at Miller Park, the Mets will try to actually win a series. Last night, the Mets scored some runs again, but it wasn’t enough as Jenry Mejia couldn’t find the plate and blew a 4-1 lead. Ike Davis hit a 2-run homer in the top of the 9th inning, but it wasn’t enough at the Mets fell to the Brewers 9-6. Chris Young (4-7 4.39 ERA) will be starting for the Mets...
R.A. Dickey goes for Win #19 as the Mets begin a three-game series with the Phillies. Game time is 7:10 PM.
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Philadelphia Phillies (73-74) at New York Mets (66-80) 7:10 PM ET
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C. Lee (L) 26 5-7 3.366.13-22.999/12MIAW7.0402-020.10.89
R. Dickey (R) 29 18-5 2.686.08-22.559/11WSHL7.0832-122.21.99
A perennial Cy Young Award candidate takes on one of the front-runners in the 2012 National...
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NEW YORK - There have been few highlights for the New York Mets during the stretch run of another disappointing season, except for R.A. Dickey's final opportunities to reach the 20-win mark and, perhaps, earn a Cy Young award. But Dickey has continued to insist that is not his focus and that he will not do anything to "manipulate" his chances if he thinks it won&...
Philadelphia Phillies (74-74) at New York Mets (66-81) 7:10 PM ET
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T. Cloyd (R) 4 1-1 4.955.01-03.609/13@HOUND3.0531-014.05.14
M. Harvey (R) 9 3-5 2.925.20-22.129/12WSHL5.0511-216.13.31
Right-hander Tyler Cloyd faces the New York Mets for the second time in his fifth major-league...