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New York Mets manager Terry Collins has a lot on his plate these days in preparation for spring training. There are still pieces to add, but that’s GM Sandy Alderson’s job, not Collins.
COLLINS: Issues to address.
Collins doesn’t appear to be a manager who flies by the seat of his pants. He’s likely to have a plan of players and issues he will need to address, assuming the roster doesn’t change between now and the middle of February.
Ike Davis: With Davis’ name in the news constantly regarding a possible trade, what if it doesn’t happen? If Davis is still on the roster, Collins will have to work out a plan on how to use him and how to keep him in the clubhouse circles. It will be difficult for Collins to juggle the responsibilities of managing a team and handling personalities.
Daniel Murphy: Like Davis, Murphy’s name has also been mentioned in trade talks. Usually managers won’t discuss an impending trade, but if the trade doesn’t materialize he has to keep motivating that player. ...
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As of now, the New York Mets don’t anticipate an innings limitations on Zack Wheeler, who was shut down for his last two starts in 2013.
Wheeler threw 100 innings last year and said an innings limit hasn’t been determined, and if one is later on, it won’t be until after the season starts.
WHEELER: High hopes for him.
“We haven’t talked about [an innings limit],’’ manager...
Just hours after Sandy Alderson told reporters that their are less teams interested in Davis than earlier in the winter, and that the Mets could bring him to spring training in two months, it appears there is still a market for the first baseman. The problem remains it isn't a very strong one.#prates have interest in ike davis & mitch moreland via trade— Jon Heyman (...
I’m not so sure the Mets are out on Bronson Arroyo anymore. It’s just a hunch combined with a two things I heard this weekend from a couple of people who sort of have an inside track on things.
I know that Jon Heyman reported the Mets were likely out, but I think he based that on Sandy Alderson’s comments regarding giving any starting pitcher a multi-year deal. I would say...
Josh Satin has begun shagging flies and learning to play the outfield according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. This was planned for Satin back in September as he looks to become more versatile as a player and possibly take on a super utility role with the Mets.
“Realistically, I know the only way I’m going to be able to be on this team in the future is being able to play...
So while I was sitting at wor… um somewhere, it dawned on me that we are now past the halfway point of the offseason. I was thinking about something interesting to write about. Seems as though the rest of the staff here at MMO has all the Mets news and rumors covered, so I decided to take a look back at the 2013 season.
Now I know nobody really wants to go back and bring up...
We want to Welcome Pete to MetsMerized.
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No matter how much some fans despise the front office (ownership in particular), you absolutely have to give them some credit for digging into their pockets, gritting their teeth, and giving an overweight, 40 year old former-PED user a 2 year contract...
During a brief media session at Citi Field today, Sandy Alderson updated us on Bobby Parnell who is recovering from surgery last September to repair a herniated disk in his neck .
Speaking about the 30 pound weight loss that was reported in October, Sandy said, ”he’s regained the weight and is about to start throwing again.”
Alderson told us that he doesn’t anticipate...
At the Winter Meetings in Florida last week, legendary sports reporter Peter Gammons spoke about the Mets signing Curtis Granderson. Like most people who were asked, he thought that the signing was a good turnaround for a club that’s refrained from spending any substantial money in the past three years, and hasn’t had a successful free agent signing since Carlos Beltran. One...
New York Mets ace Matt Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery on October 22nd, 2013. After being dominated for most of the season, the right-hander suffered a sprain of his UCL ligament, which soon ended it. At first, Harvey opted to rehab the injury, hoping to avoid surgery. He even made some statements about being ready for the 2014 season. Unfortunately, Harvey had to undergo...
It is difficult to keep track of every offseason signing in major league baseball. That’s why NYMetsLife will catch you up every monday with the week’s latest signings. Every signing impacts the New York Mets in some way – whether it be a player whom they were targeting coming off the board, or setting the market price for other free agents. Here are some of the latest deals...
An MMO Fan Shot by Derek Murphy
While the Mets have continued to struggle as a MLB franchise the minor league team has begun to flourish. The minor league teams have begun to get recognized for their improvement. Many experts have ranked them in the teens. This is much higher than just a few years ago. There is no doubt that they have a lot of high end talent. The question then...
It’s hard to call the Curtis Granderson addition a subtle upgrade. This will likely be the only big splash that Sandy Alderson makes this offseason. Alderson’s trend for this offseason — and going forward — seems to be making subtle upgrades in the outfield. This type of approach is bothering a lot of Mets fans because it’s not really an exciting way to improve a team...
After yet another disappointing season, the New York Mets have been pretty active in adding new pieces to their roster. The two biggest signings so far have been Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon. Their ages would seem to indicate that they are both on the decline, but the Mets are hoping that adding two veterans to the roster can help the team compete now with the youngsters they...
Photo courtesy of Metsmerized Online contributor Gordon Donovan
I haven’t posted in awhile, though it wasn’t due to a lack of interest in the Mets off-season happenings. I’ve been following all the weekly updates on the Mets players and their winter league endeavors and, generally, I’ve been impressed. And then, it suddenly dawned upon me that I was feeling letdown regarding...
The Pirates have interest in first basemen Ike Davis and Mitch Moreland, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Davis, as you know, has also been linked to the Brewers, but that buzz has died down considerably. I mean nothing, nada, zilch…
MMO’s Clayton Collier covered Sandy Alderson’s media briefing today, and the Mets GM said mum’s the word.