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New York Mets second baseman, Daniel Murphy, who has been sidelined since February 18th with a strained intercostal muslce, is in serious jeopardy of starting the season on the disabled list. On Wednesday afternoon, Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters Murphy is more likely to start the year on the disabled list over David Wright and according to Adam Rubin, said the following:
“I don’t know about Murph, but after my conversation with David, I’m certainly counting on having David for the season. Dan, I’m not sure yet. … They’re both different injuries. They may be similar in where they are, in location, but one is not as severe as the other.”
According to Rubin, Collins indicated Jordany Valdespin would start at second base in the even both players started the year on the DL. However, should there be only one infielder vacancy, Justin Turner would man second base:
“Right now, the way [Valdespin] has played down here, you have to figure out how you can get his bat in the lineup. If David’s ready and Turner’s playing second, you’ve got to figure out where else you can play him.”
I can’t see how Daniel will be able to get enough at-bats in order to keep himself off the DL to open the season at this point in the spring. I would think he would have to start playing in games no later then Monday.
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I wanted to share Adam Rubin’s projected Opening Day roster which is not too dissimilar to what I projected.
Rotation: Jon Niese, Shaun Marcum, Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner.
Bullpen: Bobby Parnell, Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Josh Edgin, Pedro Feliciano and Greg Burke.
Infield: Ike Davis, Justin Turner, David Wright, Ruben Tejada and...
The Mets made it official this afternoon and named David Wright the team’s captain, joining a select group that includes John Franco, Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter.
“This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said. “I’m honored and very proud to be on that short list of guys that have been considered captain of this franchise. For me,...
There must be times Mets manager Terry Collins sits in his office with the door shut, puts his head in his head and wonders how he is going to handle his team.
There are probably times he thinks retirement might not be such a bad thing.
COLLINS: What’s he thinking?
In most camps, positions and batting orders are set a week from Opening Day. That isn’t the case with the Mets,...
What a novel concept it would be if the Mets actually went with their best options to win right away and bucked (no pun meant towards John Buck) the trend and tabbed uber-catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud as their opening day and full-time catcher.
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This is no fresh newsflash...
The worst-case scenario seems imminent for the Mets.
They faced a myriad of pitching questions entering spring training, including: Johan Santana’s availability after shoulder surgery; Dillon Gee coming off surgery to repair an injury to his shoulder; and injury-prone Shaun Marcum.
All three have been answered in the negative.
One would think a free agent would report to camp in...
The Mets finally confirmed the obvious and said Johan Santana won’t be on the Opening Day roster. Considering he hadn’t thrown since his look-at-me-I’m-angry stunt, March 6, there was no suspense to this move.
“He’s not where he needs to be in his long-toss program,’’ manager Terry Collins told reporters in one of spring trainings’ biggest understatements. “Even...
SHAUN MARCUM: Will cortisone shot and more rest relieve shoulder pain in time for Opening Day?
Here are the latest injury updates from Terry Collins who addressed beat reporters before tonight’s 7-5 win over the Braves.
There are some growing concerns surrounding right-hander Shaun Marcum, who was signed to replace R.A. Dickey in the rotation. Marcum has already...
It’s been done a few times with Star Wars…which player matches up with which character…with poor Ruben Tejada drawing the short end of the stick when he was labeled as Princess Leia.
Well, with all of the David Wright/Captain America hoopla over the past few weeks, I figured why not fill out the rest of the Avengers squad?
And don’t worry Ruben, you’re not the girl this...
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Terry Collins just announced that the Mets have named David Wright the captain of the New York Mets.
Wright becomes the fourth captain in team history, joining Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, and John Franco.
“This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said.
“To be viewed in this light – by ownership, by Sandy and the front office...
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HR: NYM - C. Cowgill (3) HOU - C. Pena (4)
Collin Cowgill hit a two-run home run to help the New York Mets take a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros in spring training play on Wednesday.
Matthew den Dekker drove in two runs while Jordany...
Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum's skull bowling ball...used just for spares.
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