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BYRD CELEBRATES HOME RUN NO. 21
Marlon Byrd walloped his 21st home run of the year on Tuesday and setting a new career high for the 35-year old journeyman who has delivered an unexpected solid season for the Mets. Signed solely as a favor to his agent who pleaded with the Mets to take a chance on him, Byrd has repaid the Mets in spades and has exceeded all expectations. As I mentioned in an earlier post, he leads the team in home runs and 70 RBIs.
Byrd has appreciated the opportunity the Mets gave him and is thankful for how things have fallen into place for him. He credits hard work and a determination to wipe away his PED suspension and start off with a clean slate. It has been a hard-earned and memorable season for him thus far. Terry Collins calls it a great story.
“He was bound and determined to put that behind him and try to move forward,” Terry Collins said. “We brought him to spring training and he’s truly, absolutely saved us. I say every good team has to have a great story...
BEST OF MAXIM
This is one reason why social media can be pretty cool these days. It’s always neat to see stuff we as fans don’t get to see every day. In this example, veteran Mets’ reliever LaTroy Hawkins snaps a little photo on the team plane following a win in Minneapolis this afternoon.
Hawk posted it on his Instagram feed, and it immediately became a runaway hit with Mets fans everywhere...
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Updating this post with some new information, this time from Andy Martino of the Daily News who also hears that it is “widely accepted” that Terry Collins will be re-signed to a new deal to manage the Mets in 2014 and beyond.
It certainly seems like nothing will keep this from happening, so get used to it.
One interesting side note to this, was Martino’s view on how the role...
With the decision having already been made that Travis d’Arnaud will not only remain with the Mets when John Buck is activated from paternity leave before today’s game, but also that the young catcher will assume the lion’s share of playing time, the Mets have certainly made the right decision.
“One of the things we wanted to see over the three days is, was he within an acceptable...
In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, the New York Mets today announced the club agreed to terms with righthanded pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on a one-year contract. Matsuzaka will wear #16 and will start tomorrow’s night game against Detroit. A corresponding move will be announced prior to tomorrow’s game.
Matsuzaka, 32, pitched...
In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, The Mets have signed Daisuke Matsuzaka, as reported by Jon Heyman. Matsuzaka is expected to go right to the 25-man roster and join the starting rotation. He hasn’t pitched in the MLB since 2012 with the Red Sox.
He was pitching with the Triple-A affiliate for the Cleveland Indians — and was...
The New York Mets are the latest team to take a chance on Daisuke Matsuzaka.
The Mets signed the Japanese right-hander to a one-year contract on Thursday and plan to start him in the opener of a weekend series against the Detroit Tigers.
The 32-year-old Matsuzaka was released by Cleveland on Tuesday at his request. He had spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus after failing...
The Mets finally, FINALLY return home tonight…but it’s against the Braves. In case you missed yesterday’s game, Dillon Gee was fantastic shutting down the Twins over 7.2 innings and the Mets offense was able to put some runs on the board to support him. While the Mets have been away for the last 11 games, the Braves have been caught up in a rivalry with the Nationals regarding...
Daisuke Matsuzaka has a deal with the Mets sources say.
Word is he is expected to go right to the big leagues with the Mets.
The Mets have suffered some injuries to their rotation lately including Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia
From SB Nation’s “Talking Chop” Blog:
“Going to the game tomorrow, considering I’m 16, is wearing a braves shirt a bad idea?”
“Nah. I used to live in Brooklyn. Always wore my Braves stuff. There might be a bit of ribbing, but Mets fans are actually pretty great.”
“OMFG, I can already hear that asshole barking.”
“I am beyond ready for Gattis to be a masher again...