Found February 23, 2012 on Mets Fever:
Scott Kazmir will always be the one who got away for a lot of Mets fans.  Cast off as trade bait, he was traded for Victor Zambrano going on a decade ago. As we all know,  Zambrano was a bust in New York and fans have always wondered what could of been.Fast forward to today and we find Kazmir looking to resurrect his own career, which has been derailed by injury.  On Friday, the Mets will watch him pitch much like that watched Jason Isringhausen audition last spring.Whether the Mets are legitimately considering Scott tomorrow is anyone's guess, however it would make sense that he will be legitimately considering the Mets.Mets GM, Sandy Alderson, confirmed that a spot in the rotation would be a real long shot for Kazmir out of spring training. Later on in the year may be another story though.As documented countless times already, the Mets have minimal depth in the starting pitching department. From Kazmir's standpoint, taking a minor league deal with an organization like the ...

Mets Tee Off At Field 7

Here is a video of what the players had to say about Field 7 yesterday, which were making some of them play and feel a little Ruthian to say the least. David Wright, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda became the first players to test out the new dimensions on Field 7 which has been altered to match the new outfield dimensions at Citi Field. Several of the balls landed between the new...

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter to be mourned

A Hall of Fame catcher who helped lead the New York Mets to victory in the 1986 World Series is being remembered in South Florida. Gary Carter died Feb. 16 of brain cancer. Family, friends and former teammates are gathering for a memorial service Friday evening at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens. Carter was an 11-time All-Star, playing most of his career with the...

Angels Waste No Time In Pissing Off Albert Pujols

If baseball fans ever wanted to hate a team because of its name, the sheer stupidty of doing business as the “Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim” would suffice. Yet 10 years ago, it seemed this n’er do well franchise was becoming a force to be reckoned with: with one of the game’s brightest young managers, deep pockets, and a stocked farm system, the Angels seemed poised to challenge...

Mets Pitching Depth Could Get Scary

No one expects much from the Mets, but the reports of them being a 100-loss team are, in my opinion, greatly exaggerated. Vegas has their over/under at 74.5. I have also seen 70.5 as the number. I believe their offense and bullpen gives them a decent shot at about 75-77 wins, and that number doesn’t include Johan Santana in the rotation. That rotation is exactly where this...

Angels sign RHP Isringhausen to minor league deal

Veteran right-hander Jason Isringhausen has agreed to a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels. The 39-year-old Isringhausen agreed to the deal Wednesday. He went 3-3 with a 4.05 ERA while pitching in 53 games for the New York Mets last season, his 15th in the majors. Isringhausen is third among active players with 300 career saves despite missing most of the 2009 season...

Mets have commitments for 7 of 10 shares

The New York Mets have commitments for seven of the 10 ownership shares of $20 million each they are trying to sell to pay off debt and raise capital. The sale of the limited partnership units will not take place until all 10 can close at the same time, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because talks were ongoing....

Vote for Ike!

Look up and down the Mets roster. Try and find an all-star. I dare you. The reality of the roster that Jeff Wilpon has commissioned to send into spring training is looking more and more like the 1962 Mets than anything I have seen since the early 2000’s. And even then, at least the Mets had Mo Vaughn. In all seriousness though, with the idiotic rule of every team having to have...

The Future Similarity is Spooky

There was something very interesting and eerie regarding the plea deal made by former Mets clubhouse manager, and everybody's favorite Chris Carlin lookalike, Charlie Samuels on Tuesday. Check out the quote by Queens D.A. Richard A. Brown:  "The defendant was a once trusted employee of the New York Mets who, by his guilty plea, admits that he took advantage of his position...

Albert Pujols does not like the Angels ‘El Hombre’ billboards (Picture)

When he was with the Cardinals, Albert Pujols earned the nickname “El Hombre.” The problem is he never liked it. Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial was known as “The Man” throughout his career in St. Louis. Because of his level of respect for Musial, Pujols feels uncomfortable having the exact same nickname as the legend — even if his is the Spanish version of the phrase...

Around the NL East: Johan Santana ready for Opening Day?

<a href="" target='_new' title='Mets' Santana, Collins optimistic' >Video: Mets' Santana, Collins optimistic</a> “Suave, amigos. Everything is under control...

Underachieving OF eyes return to form

PORT ST. LUCIE — Jason Bay has got it all figured out — sort of. The underachieving left fielder arrived at Mets camp yesterday ready to forget about the last two seasons and give his team some bang for its $66 million. “For everything I’ve done in my career, I haven...

Rodriguez gets visa, set to report to camp

Angels reliever Francisco Rodriguez received his visa from Mexico on Wednesday and will arrive in Spring Training on Thursday morning, four days after pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report.

Leyland won't pester retired La Russa about how to get around Pujols

"It's professional etiquette - I would never put Tony on the spot talking about Albert Pujols," Leyland said. "He has a relationship (with Pujols) that goes beyond our friendship.
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