Posted March 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Johan Santana pitched six innings in his longest outing of spring training in the New York Mets' 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook also was effective, working six scoreless innings. Westbrook has allowed one earned run in 15 innings. Jon Jay hit a run-scoring single in the ninth off Garrett Olson. The Mets had tied it in the top of the inning on Jordany Valdespin's home run off Fernando Salas. Santana, coming off shoulder surgery, allowed a run on six hits. The lone run came on the lefty's last pitch, an RBI single by Lance Berkman.

Wilpon Should Do Right By Wright Now

Monday was a good day for the Mets. Not only did they receive a favorable settlement in the Madoff case, but completed the sale of 12 minority ownership shares at $20 million a shot for a total of $240 million. The new money will paid off loans to Major League Baseball ($25 million) and Bank of American ($40 million) and now they should be able to sustain their operating expenses...

Gee shines, Duda bashes, Torres injuried

Yesterday, the New York Mets snapped a nine-game Grapefruit League losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Washington Nationals: Dillon Gee, who started for the Mets, threw 72 pitches holding the Nats to three hits and one walk while striking out four over 5 2/3 scoreless frames.  Following his outing, Gee spoke with reporters and according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York said...

Wimberly forgotten as a CF options

Without even knowing the extent of Andres Torres injury the organization seems in a tailspin over who could replace Torres if he were to be out for an extended period of time.  Manager Terry Collins has even suggested moving Jordany Valdespin to the position due to his athleticism, Valdespin has one winter league game in left field back in 2007.  Many are concerned that calling...

The Mets Outstanding Debt Obligations And A Road Map To Meeting Those Obligations

What a big day for the Mets owners yesterday, huh? Mets fans I’ve spoke to and chatted with seem to have mixed feelings  about yesterday’s events. But like I advise all my Mets buddies, stop worrying about what you can’t control and take your emotion out of the equation. Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz were all smiles as they left the courthouse yesterday morning. Fred even pumped...

Mets Memory Lane: The Johan Santana Trade

January 30, 2008 was supposed to be a great day for Mets’ fans everywhere. They had just acquired the clear-cut best pitcher in the game for pitching prospects: Phillip Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey, as well as centerfielder Carlos Gomez, pending an extension agreement. Even David Wright was ecstatic when he told the AP, “If it’s true, obviously, you’re getting...

Freese gets car, but where's Series-saving ball?

The Corvette he won as World Series MVP is waiting at home for David Freese to drive. Provided he can pry the keys from his dad, that is. It might take a GPS to locate another prize from last October. Freese already owns the ball he hit for the home run in the 11th inning that won Game 6. He'd love to add the ball from his two-out, two-strike, two-run triple in the bottom of...

Mets Take Down Astros 8-2, Dickey Flirts With A Spring No-No

R.A. Dickey took a no-hitter into the sixth inning today and looked to be in mid-season form as the Mets took care of business with the Astros, 8-2. Summary What else can be said about R.A. Dickey that has not already been said in the form of a compliment or a pun? He pitched into the 7th today, going 6 and a third innings and allowing only a single with three walks. He struck out...

Ike Davis blowing out his birthday candles

Minus big names, Cards have motivation

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2012 Draft Candidates: Gavin Cecchini, SS

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Playing Pepper with C70 At The Bat

I recently answered a couple questions for a Pirates team preview done by St. Louis Cardinals blog C70 At The Bat. David Kaleida of 6-4-3 Putout also joined in on sharing our information about the beloved Buccos with the hated Cards. Click for the story.

Watch The Mets Tonight On “30 Clubs in 30 Days”

The MLB Network will feature the Mets on “30 Clubs in 30 Days” tonight, airing 8:00 PM. Anthony DiComo weites: Featured on the show are interviews with David Wright, Johan Santana, Jason Bay, Terry Collins and quite a few others. In addition, R.A. Dickey gives a tour of the Mets’ facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Daniel Murphy and Tim Teufel demonstrate what they’ve...

Cardinals spring news from Jupiter: 03/21

Brian Walton’s Wednesday notes from St. Louis Cardinals spring training action in Jupiter, Florida.
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