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This is not breaking news – the Mets are in need of a lead off hitter and outfielders as we move towards the 2013 season. Some people may be ready to close the door on Grady Sizemore’s career, but there is still value there. We are still talking about a player that was on his way to super stardom before some injuries side tracked his career. After missing the entire 2012 season, Sizemore should be fully healed, rested, and ready to finish what he started a few seasons ago. There isn’t a team in a better position to take a risk on Sizemore than the New York Mets.
Many people will scoff at my last statement and argue that the reward isn’t worth the risk in Sizemore’s case. They will argue he’s too injury prone. Seriously…who cares at this point? Beggars can’t be choosers. With the outlook of the Mets outfield in 2013, adding Sizemore would bring Mets fans a glimmer of hope, and add another player with superstar potential to help David Wright out (pending him re-upping with the team).
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The Mets need outfield help. You, I and the family pet all know this much. It’s so obviously evident, that the Mets should post a Craigslist ad asking for outfield help!
One current Mets’ outfielder who stands a decent chance of cracking the starting rotation is Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
Scott Hairston and Andres Torres are likely gone (especially Torres), as they are soon to be free...
Yesterday, the Mets announced that they have removed catcher Rob Johnson from the 40-man roster and that he is now a free agent. Johnson was actually eligible for arbitration with the Mets, but now that becomes a moot point. He appeared in 17 games for the Mets in 2012 and hit .250 with four RBI in 52 at-bats.
Today, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that outfielder Fred Lewis...
Future Double Play Combo?
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, R.A. Dickey is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to repair a torn abdominal muscle.
After making his final 2012 start in Miami, the knuckleballer revealed he tore and possibly detached the stomach muscle during his second start of the season, on a cold April 13 night in Philadelphia. He dealt with "dull...
Our own Craig Lerner came up with several bold predictions of his own last week, so I thought I would throw my own into the mix.
We saw the triumphant debut of the Mets 2010 1st-round draft pick Matt Harvey, providing one of very few bright spots in an otherwise dreary second half of the 2012 season. He came up and looked like the pitcher we have been told about, and in many cases...
After making his last start of the 2012 season New York Mets starter R.A. Dickey made it know that he had been pitching with an abdominal tear since the middle of April. The 37-year-old gutted things out down the stretch and managed to win 20 games for a struggling Mets team, putting himself atop the list of NL Cy Young contenders in the process.
YesteR.A. Dickey said on Twitter...
Contract extensions will be all the buzz this offseason for the Mets.
The team’s only superstars, David Wright and R.A. Dickey, both are coming up on option years, so all the talk has been centered on them agreeing to contract extensions before making any other moves.
But there’s another potential extension that may be discussed this offseason: an extension for manager Terry...
Signing David Wright to a long-term deal should be priority No. 1 for the New York Mets this offseason.
Coming off a season that began with such promise but ultimately ended in a disappointing 74-88 finish, New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson enters a critical offseason for his regime. When he took the reigns almost two full calendar years ago, the Mets were in the midst...
Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey has had abdominal surgery and is expected to be ready for spring training.
The team says Dr. William Meyers performed the operation Thursday morning in Philadelphia to repair a core muscle injury.
A leading contender for the NL Cy Young Award, Dickey was 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA this season. The 37-year-old knuckleballer led the National League in strikeouts...
New York Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey underwent surgery to
repair a torn abdominal muscle Thursday, reports Mike Kerwick of
Dickey underwent successful
surgery on a core muscle in Philadelphia, according to a statement released by
New York says Dickey is expected to be ready by the time
spring training rolls around. The 37-year...
New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey had surgery Thursday in Philadelphia to repair a lower abdominal muscle tear. Dickey tweeted Wednesday that the procedure was minor and that he expected no issues. The 38-year-old knuckleballer said he pitched with a dull pain for the final five months of the season. He's expected to recover well in advance of the start of spring training...
Check out the latest poll results from MetsBlog on where his readership vote on if the Mets are headed in the Right Direction or Wrong Direction:
If there was an option that said “Not Sure” that’s what I would have chosen. Maybe that’s why he only got 2,600 people to vote instead of his usual 5K+. I also suspect that those who were unsure and voted, gave the team the benefit...
Imagine the following scenario:
‘Disgusted with his dismal performance in the playoffs and diminishing talents; the Yankees look to unload the contract of Alex Rodriguez so they can pursue a new direction. Unable to afford to offer him the contract he feels he deserves, the Mets are forced to pursue a trade for David Wright. The New York Teams swap players at their hot corners...
Indians infielder Matt LaPorta has had surgery on his left hip.
LaPorta had the procedure on Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. The Indians said LaPorta, who spent most of last season at Triple-A Columbus, had a ''debridement'' of his left hip joint. LaPorta will need three to four months to recover and is expected to be unrestricted for the beginning of exhibition play...
Paul Hoynes, the Plain Dealer’s long-time Cleveland Indians scribe, snuck some coaching staff details in his post about Matt LaPorta’s hip surgery on Friday. Here’s the latest on the staff unfolding alongside Terry Francona, Sandy Alomar and likely Brad Mills:
GM Chris Antonetti and manager Terry Francona are still interviewing candidates for the coaching staff.
Class AAA manager...
The Cleveland Indians have announced that first baseman/outfielder
Matt LaPorta underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Thursday, reports
Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
The Indians announced Friday
that LaPorta underwent a left hip arthroscopy Thursday in Nashville, Tenn., and
will need three to four months for recovery and rehab. Barring any setbacks,