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At the age of 26 (27 on March 22), Ike Davis is a bust.
Once a fixture at first base and a rising star for the New York Mets, Davis’ star crashed back to Earth. Rumors of trades and cuts have lingered all winter, so much so that even the player is surprised to be back at Port. St. Lucie for Spring Training.
Recent reports of continued interest from the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates prove the market hasn’t dissolved quite yet, but many Mets fans are anxious to run him out of town one way or another.
And for good reason. Major League-caliber first basemen don’t have .161 averages, hit five home runs in 55 games and ruin their elite defense by taking their offensive struggles into the field. They certainly don’t chew out umpires for their woes.
But there was a reason the Mets were intrigued by Davis in the first place and there’s a reason he’ll get another shot, whether it be in New York, Maryland or Pennsylvania.
Davis tallied 861 plate appearances during four years in the...
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Neither Fred Wilpon nor Sandy Alderson was in a talking mood when the topic of the general manager’s future was raised today in Port St. Lucie.
Wilpon wouldn’t say if he would address the media during spring training while Alderson simply said he has another year on his contract and no control over his future.
According to a published report, Alderson is interested in staying...
Over the course of a 162-game season, fans develop a familiarity with players more than any other sport. Mets fans have seen homegrown talent grow into solid players, vanish back into the minor leagues, or get designated for assignment. The outside acquisitions over the past few years have been hit or miss, but the perception of all these players within “Met lore” is never...
Filed under the category of good news for the New York Mets: Matt Harvey is cleared to throw. It’s important to know this does not accelerate his timetable and should not be construed to mean he will pitch this season.
HARVEY: Green light.
Harvey, who finally relented to Tommy John surgery after initially wanting to rest, is expected to miss this season but be ready for next spring...
One of the highlights for the New York Mets last season was a double-header sweep of Atlanta anchored by future aces Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, who was making his major league debut.
If you weren’t reading about Harvey last summer you were reading about Wheeler. This spring most of the ink is going to Noah Syndergaard, whom the Mets expect will be in the major leagues in...
So, going into the off season the Mets had needs for more production and defense in the outfield and shortstop as well as filling the void left by Matt Harvey after season ending Tommy John surgery. This was done by adding Chris Young, Curtis Granderson, and Bartolo Colon. Now mind you these transactions were all made with a certain degree of financial restrictions be it from the...
The New York Mets haven’t even seen a pitch this spring, but it’s not too early to notice how outfielder Chris Young has muddled things.
And, it goes beyond the $7.25 million they’ll pay this year for the player who hit .200 last season with 12 homers and 93 strikeouts. Young’s 162-game averages are .235 with 24 homers and 148 strikeouts, so the Mets aren’t exactly renting...
Now that the boys have made their way to spring training, we can for the first time truly try to assess what was and what wasn't accomplished this winter. The Mets exited 2013 in a state of disrepair. The club's lone redeeming qualities were that their franchise player was under contract, that the young starting pitching prospects have started to arrive and more than...
New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has been cleared to begin tossing a baseball, the ace told ESPNNewYork.com.
He met with team doctor David Altchek at the Mets' spring-training complex Wednesday before the decision was made.
Harvey, 24, is uncertain which day he will begin a throwing program, but it will be in the next few days. He underwent Tommy John surgery on Oct....
Sandy Alderson is entering the final year of his contract as Mets general manager, but barring a colossal team collapse is expected to have his 2015 option picked up.
The larger question might be how much longer the 66-year-old Alderson wants to continue in the job.
According to a person close to Alderson, the GM would like to stay in his present role another two or three years...
Las Vegas 51′s new pitching coach Frank Viola spoke to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY and explained how he understands the responsibility and pressure he will face coaching a lineup that may include Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom and Jenrry Mejia.
Viola shared a little humor with Rubin about the upcoming season in Vegas, “It could be the quickest firing of a pitching...
Adam Rubin is at spring training and had this to say regarding prospect Chasen Bradford. Propsect Bradford slowed by oblique injury http://t.co/m5zbrxoWun #NYM #Mets— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) February 21, 2014And then not too long after I see this on Twitter as well. Quad injury puts Parnell briefly on sideline http://t.co/07cETHOQtL #NYM #Mets— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN...
Tim Byrdak is a 40-year old left-handed pitcher looking for major league work. So the most obvious spot to turn to is of course Twitter. The wily veteran posted his sales pitch below, in an attempt to entice MLB General Manager’s to give the hurler a look.
Byrdak, in a somewhat comedic relief, stated he is driving his wife crazy at home. Byrdak is hopeful one of his over 13,000...
Spoke to a person who knows Sandy Alderson well, and his belief is Alderson wants to keep going as GM for 2 or 3 more years.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) February 18, 2014Seems as though Sandy is a glutton for punishment.Realistically, this is a good thing. Judging Alderson for any hardships or shortcomings the team has endured over the last few years is doing him a bit of a disservice...
Ever wondered what it is like to participate in spring training with an MLB team or what really goes on when the camera isn’t on the players. Starting very shortly I will be bringing fans an exclusive look inside spring training via a New York Mets prospect. Stay tuned to find out the scoop and […]
The curse of the Billy Goat and the Curse of the Bambino are two of the best-known curses in all of baseball. But could there now be yet another curse on the rise? Indeed, there is. This curse affects New York’s favorite National League team, the New York Mets. What is this curse though? Think of it this way: the Mets have not had an above .500 season since 2008, which...