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I get it. I really do.
At this point, no Mets’ fan in their right mind thinks Johan Santana is going to be ready for Opening Day. And it appears the start will go to Jonathon Niese. And out of any other options in the rotation, Niese is probably the one that most deserves it. Shaun Marcum? No. Dillon Gee? No. Matt Harvey? No. Hmmm, on second thought…
Look, I’m not even saying that I’m an advocate for Harvey to get the Opening Day start. Niese deserves it, albeit it’s an undeserving group to begin with. Mike Francesa brought this up on his show a few weeks ago, and the belief was that Terry Collins wasn’t considering it. That’s not surprising – Collins is very much a “by-the-book” baseball manager, who more than likely believes those honors need to be earned. Case in point with R.A. Dickey a season ago.
And this isn’t even a big deal in the grand scheme of things. However, as Joe DeCaro pointed out on Monday, 60% of the Mets’ payroll may start the season on the DL. And it’s looking m
BEST OF MAXIM
A few years from now, or perhaps in July, this battery could be a big deal. Matt Harvey and Travis d’Arnaud represent the Mets’ future, and today they provided a glimpse.
Harvey, already in the rotation, gave up two runs in 5.1 innings and was backed by two hits and two runs scored by d’Arnaud in a 3-2 victory today over St. Louis. In an 80-pitch effort, of which 54 were...
It’s not as if Dillon Gee didn’t think he’d ever pitch again. He was just concerned with how effective he would be at this level.
Gee was apprehensive and worried when his pitching arm and hand went numb last summer. At the time, he was coming off a stretch of 54 strikeouts in 60 innings and his best start when he gave up one run in eight innings against the Cubs, July 7. He...
1984 NESTLÉ RUSTY STAUB
The early ’80s were boomerang years for the Mets, as former players returned to the fold with notable regularity.
Mike Jorgensen kicked off the trend when he suited up for the 1980 team, after having been traded away in 1972 (for Rusty Staub, but we’ll get to that later).
Dave Kingman assuaged some of the pain of June 15, 1977 by returning to the Mets...
The worst-case scenario seems imminent for the Mets.
They faced a myriad of pitching questions entering spring training, including: Johan Santana’s availability after shoulder surgery; Dillon Gee coming off surgery to repair an injury to his shoulder; and injury-prone Shaun Marcum.
All three have been answered in the negative.
One would think a free agent would report to camp in...
The New York Mets are waiting to see how Shaun Marcum's shoulder responds to a cortisone injection designed to help his shoulder. The new Mets' pitcher has been diagnosed with a shoulder impingement says Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Shaun Marcum had a cortisone shot in right shoulder yesterday. Will be skipped in rotation. More to come ...
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets...
With Opening Day less than two weeks away, the names of those who could open the season on the disabled list has more star power than the team we’ll see on the field come April 1 against the Padres.
Closer Frank Francisco told the team he is still not feeling right after a 31-pitch side session on Saturday. He is still trying to recover from inflammation following off-season...
New York Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum isn't known to be an intimidating guy, but his bowling ball sure is.Apparently, the 31-year-old is an avid bowler, who uses a terrifying ball that is sure to put the fear of God in any pin which stands in its way.As Jay Horwitz of the Mets' public relations department notes, Marcum only uses this ball in particular for spare situations...
Updated on 3/21
Terry Collins just announced that the Mets have named David Wright the captain of the New York Mets.
Wright becomes the fourth captain in team history, joining Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, and John Franco.
“This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said.
“To be viewed in this light – by ownership, by Sandy and the front office...
What’s LaTroy Hawkins been up to lately (other than re-tweeting #KUBoobs pics)? Well aside from working his way into a roster spot in the Mets organization, it looks like the big fella has spent some time out in the wild hunting and gutting some hogs!
I’m not sure why, but I love the fact that he is out hunting hogs in his Mets clubhouse gear. All of his hunting buddies are rocking...
Post Updated on 3/20
I caught this transcript on MetsBlog this morning. They were comments made by Sandy Alderson who was a guest on the New York Post’s baseball podcast. The subject was Terry Collins‘s lame duck status and the possibility of a contract extension in the future:
“Well, I want Terry to be the manager. He and I have a great rapport. I think he does a great job...
In the second hour of the Open Mike program, Michael Cohen goes head to head against Mike Sanfillipo in a battle of the Mets’ fans!! Did David Wright throw the Wilpon’s under the bus with his comments following his 5 RBI performance in the WBC? Will the Mets ever spend money to help him out? Michael also welcomes Karen Vankat in to discuss the Yankees. Open Mike 03-13-13 pt2...
There has been plenty of discussion with regard to what the Mets should do with top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud. Should he start the season with Triple-A Las Vegas, or should he start in the Big Leagues? Despite impressing everyone in camp through his ability to work with the pitching staff to go along with his .345/.412/.483, MetsBlog reported the backstop will still be...
Shaun Marcum gave the Mets another pitcher to worry about. Alex White could be the answer to the Astros'
Marcum headed to New York for a cortisone shot in his right shoulder while the Mets were beating the Houston Astros 7-5 Wednesday.
Manager Terry Collins expects the right-hander to return for another spring training start early next week.
''He said he gets it every...