Found March 01, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Jason Bay
TEAMS: New York Mets
After emerging as an elite hitter in Pittsburgh and Boston, Jason Bay has struggled in New York. But the once-feared slugger could be on the verge of bouncing back, writes Joe Lemire.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: What’s His Timetable/Window?

Andrew Keh wrote a great piece the other day about Kirk Nieuwenhuis‘s window with the Mets organization. He talks about the veteran stop gaps blocking Nieuwenhuis at the moment and other prospects, such as Matt Den Dekker and Brandon Nimmo, who will be right on his tail. Personally I think very highly of Nieuwenhuis and have him rated as the Mets No. 6 prospect. I’ve said numerous...

Mets Fever and Seat Crew ticket give-away

Mets Fever will be partnering with Seat Crew this season to bring readers of the site chances to win tickets to Mets games. Throughout the season we will be hosting contests in which the winners will be awarded tickets to selected games through Seat Crew. The purpose of the promotion is to introduce Mets fans to Seat Crew a new community based ticket exchange site in which there...

Mets pitching prospects need nickname

The spectre of Generation K hangs over everything. We live in a society that wants to name everything. But so far there has been no defining nickname for the quartet of young pitching prospects – Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia and Zack Wheeler – that the Mets are counting on to lead their resurgence in the second half of the decade. It is as if everyone is afraid...

Mets hoping Francisco ends their search

Given the opportunity, Frank Francisco believes he has the stuff to be a dominant closer. The New York Mets think so, too, and will give him every chance. Pitching coach Dan Warthen figures if the team had a shutdown ninth-inning pitcher all last year, it would have meant at least 10 more wins. With those, the Mets would have been in contention for the postseason rather than 77...

It May Sound all Great Now, but Johan Santana’s Mechanics Indicate Another Future Arm Injury

The good news out of Mets camp was the 72 or 73 pitch bullpen session by Johan Santana,  where the hurler reported no pain in his surgically repaired shoulder,  and even though he wasn’t asked about it, his formerly surgically repaired elbow, either. Santana was able to replicate a two-inning stint by throwing some pitches, sitting down for 4 minutes and 46 seconds, then getting...

Mets prospect Havens sidelined by back soreness

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- New York Mets infield prospect Reese Havens has been sidelined by a sore back and probably won't participate in spring training until the weekend.

Mike Piazza inspires an opera

That is probably one of the last things would ever had expected when it comes to the best hitting catcher in baseball history. The former New York Mets catcher has inspired such songs as “Stepping Into the Batter’s Box, He Hears His Father’s Voice”, “Batting Practice” and “Postgame Interview.” Piazza was never directly spoken to by those who wrote the song cycle,...

Mets 2012 Four-Word Slogans

A fun little Twitter hash tag broke out on Twitter this afternoon, poking fun at the New York Mets. The concept was simple, four-word slogans for the New York Mets in 2012. The results, as you can imagine, were somewhat relentless and held nothing back on the financial state of the Mets organization and the overall empty feeling felt by Mets fans in recent seasons. It has been a...

Mets ace Santana throws two simulated innings

Third baseman David Wright spotted teammate Johan Santana on Field 7 at the New York Mets' spring training complex, as the left-hander was readying to face batters for the first time since the fall.

Dykstra seeks to withdraw no-contest plea deal

Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra is seeking to withdraw his no-contest plea in Los Angeles on charges of auto theft and providing a false financial statement.

Dykstra seeks to withdraw no-contest plea in CA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra is seeking to withdraw his no-contest plea in Los Angeles on charges of auto theft and providing a false financial statement.Los Angeles County district attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison says the office was notified Wednesday that the ex-baseball star has ...
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