Found February 26, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Mets top pitching prospect Matt Harvey had everyone abuzz yesterday after an electric early spring performance while facing live batters. Teammates, coaches and everyone on hand raved about his velocity, his command, and the wicked movement on his breaking pitches. The baseball exploded out of his hand and bore down on hitters. Harvey exhibited a tremendous amount of mound presence and a confidence that caught Terry Collins’ immediate attention. The reviews are in: “Did you see him? (Bleeping) unbelievable. The last one he threw to me started on my hip. I jumped out of the way and it was down the middle. You don’t see that on an everyday basis.”  ~ Josh Thole “Obviously, these guys aren’t throwing as hard as they can and breaking it off as hard as they can, but his mechanics are real smooth and when he stays on top of the ball it jumps out of his hand. He’s got tremendous run and it just keeps on going. I’d like to see him when he’s in a game throwing 97 like h...

Mets Players Are Issued Underdog T-Shirts

"We Don't Rebuild We Reload".."Go Hard Or Go Home"..Those are slogans on t-shirts that we wore for my high school baseball team.  But this isn't high school, is it?  Its also not a Friday night beer league or a movie.  This is professional baseball and its about time the Mets organization, from head to toe, starts acting like it!These shirts were issued...

Gee To Start Spring Training Opener

Earlier in the week it was believed that Johan Santana would start the Mets spring opener when the Mets square off with the Nationals at 6pm on March 5th. Yesterday it was reveal that Santana will instead start the team's second game of the spring in order to him to get another day of long toss in.Today the Mets have announced that Dillon Gee (and his ridiculous goatee) will...

Mets owner expresses optimism about team's outlook

New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon says he plans on owning the team for a long time despite financial troubles caused by the collapse of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. Wilpon said Monday he is optimistic in a favorable outcome in the lawsuit brought by the trustee against the Mets' owners to recover money for victims of the scheme. He expressed optimism that the Mets will host...

Talking Mets Minors With Prospect Expert John Sickels

During Spring Training some of the best young prospects in the New York Mets system will get their chance to play with the major leaguers and show off what they can do. There are a fair amount of Mets fans who know quite a bit about our top prospects, but for those who don’t MMO is pleased to bring you an interview with one of the most respected experts on baseball prospects and...

Harvey turns heads by bringing spring heat

PORT ST. LUCIE — Matt Harvey’s presence was hard to miss yesterday during the Mets’ first live batting practice session of the spring.Though the righty fireballer wasn’t unleashing his best fastball, he kept the Mets off balance enough to earn a salute from Ike Davis, who was overmatched...

Here I Come To Save The Day…

Jeff Wilpon handed out orange T-shirts that he had printed with the Underdog logo on them for the players to wear during Spring Training. “I thought Jeff had a great idea”, Collins said. David Wright wasn’t to keen on them. “I don’t really like using the whole underdog thing,” he said. “I don’t like really playing that card. I think it’s just a way to remind everybody...

Fred Speaks: Why Must We Be Subjected To This Every Spring?

It is that time of year where Spring Blooms Eternal. Yes it does, when speaking of the Mets owner, Spring Blooms Eternal Balderdash!Yes ladies and gentlemen, it is that time of year where Fred Wilpon addressed the media, which has become a seminar of BS.A few years ago it was about Madoff, and that it wouldn't affect the Mets baseball operation(s). Well, we all know how that...

Wright Addresses Zimmerman Deal, Won’t Use It As A Baseline

Well that didn’t take long. This afternoon  David Wright spoke with reporters about the $100 million extension Ryan Zimmerman agreed to this morning, which you can read about below this update. He has no intentions of approaching the Mets about an extension and will wait for them to come to him instead. “I haven’t even discussed that with my agents, and obviously the team...

Mets Farm System Has Produced A Particular Type of Player

In recent years, the Mets Farm System has been turning out a large crop of 1B/OF types. Players that have played both or have the ability to play both positions. One has been traded, and others have been shifted in their positions as they have been called up to the majors. The recent list includes: Ike Davis (Before becoming our starting 1B, he was also an OF prospect in college...

Nats Set a Bar for Wright that Mets Might Not Be Able to Reach

The Ryan Zimmerman contract extension sent shock waves throughout baseball. Anytime a player is awarded a deal north of $100 million, its big news. The biggest waves, however, reached the shores of Port St. Lucie, despite the fact that David Wright and the organization downplayed the impact. You know the drill by now. David Wright has a $16 million dollar option for 2013. He’s...

Gee whiz! Dillon to start spring opener, Johan to follow

Terry Collins announced on Saturday that Dillon Gee will start the Grapefruit League opener on March 5, at Digital Domain Park against Washington.

Mets to wear No. 8 uniform patch to honor Carter

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- The New York Mets will wear a patch on their uniforms this year to honor Gary Carter.

Embattled Mets owner Fred Wilpon gives State of The Franchise address

Wilpon says he has no plans to sell team

Lucas Duda is in Good Company For His Age

Lucas Duda isn’t Albert Pujols, not yet. But I am sure Mets fans could only dream that he will be 75% as good as Pujols. As Michael Salfino wrote at the Wall Street Journal, “Duda’s second-half rookie surge puts him in the company of MVPs Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard, Joey Votto and Ryan Braun plus perennial All-Stars Mike Piazza and Todd Helton….  The Mets outfielder...

Former Met stares down his depression

The best middle relief pitcher the New York Mets had early last year is standing behind three makeshift mounds in a familiar gym, his new charges eager to show him what they’ve got.
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