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We are almost over with the great Jordany Valdespin experiment by the New York Mets of playing him at second and hitting leadoff.
VALDESPIN: Is there a plan here?
Six days doesn’t seem like a long time because it isn’t. However, Terry Collins is staying with this a lot longer than some of his other experiments such as Collin Cowgill in center; Daniel Murphy at leadoff; a half-dozen other guys hitting first. The assumption is Collins will stay with this as long as Ike Davis is in Triple-A Las Vegas, but after that, by his own admission the manager doesn’t have a plan.
The path of least resistance would have been to play first baseman Josh Satin at first and leave Murphy alone at second, a position where he’s made strides.
What will the Mets infield look like as of August 1, the day after the trade deadline? Are they showcasing Valdespin for a trade? How about Murphy? Perhaps, they are hoping Davis pulls himself out of this funk so they can trade him.
The Mets could non-tend...
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He very well could be in the air flying to Las Vegas right now, but in addition to getting promoted to Triple-A today, Baseball America tabbed Rafael Montero on their weekly Prospect Hot Sheet.
The right-hander made the list because of his seven shutout innings in a win against Altoona on June 8th. The performance included only two hits and one walk allowed, while striking out...
Las Vegas 11, Colorado Springs 5
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He pitched into the sixth inning, allowing seven hits and no walks, while striking out seven. All five runs were charged to him — but only one of them...
It is difficult to believe either Terry Collins or Shaun Marcum regarding the New York Mets’ upcoming rotation decision to accommodate Zack Wheeler.
Whether he’s ready or not – and even he said he didn’t pitch his best at Triple-A Las Vegas – Wheeler is on his way to start the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves. The Mets already bought the...
Zack Wheeler is expected to remain with Triple-A Las Vegas and throw his between-starts bullpen session with the Pacific Coast League club before joining the Mets on Monday in Atlanta. He is expected to pitch the nightcap of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Braves at Turner Field.
Terry Collins said the nighttime assignment is designed to keep Wheeler in a routine.
“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.”
That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets dugout, only to be retrieved by Mets skipper Gil Hodges to reveal a smudge of shoe...
The Mets are an absolute mess. Last night, they lost to the Cubs 6-3 in an uninspired effort. One would figure today the Mets would come out with a little more gusto against the Cubs to save face.
During the top half of the first inning it became evident this wasn’t going to be the case.
With one out Cubs’ third baseman Cody Ransom hit a routine single to center field. Of course...
In celebration of Father’s Day, Metsmerized Online takes a look at the most memorable Mets-related Father’s Day games in team history. On June 20, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jim Bunning threw a perfect game against the New York Mets in the second game of a doubleheader at Shea Stadium. With his wife and children in the stands, here’s what happened …
It's not enough that the MLB All Star game is a ballot stuffing bunch of ******** -- now we find out that the Mets have one employee with enough sense to stuff for David Wright and...higher ups...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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Going just off the Win stat, Harvey ranks at the same exact spot on a list across the MLB as Dillon Gee. No knock against Gee, but there is no...