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There must be times Mets manager Terry Collins sits in his office with the door shut, puts his head in his head and wonders how he is going to handle his team.
There are probably times he thinks retirement might not be such a bad thing.
COLLINS: What’s he thinking?
In most camps, positions and batting orders are set a week from Opening Day. That isn’t the case with the Mets, where Collins is still juggling his options with one eye on the calendar.
Maybe he’s hoping that blizzard in Denver last night during the soccer game hits Citi Field on Monday.
In fairness, the order hasn’t been helped by the absences of David Wright and Daniel Murphy. Also, in fairness, he doesn’t have much to work with, as there will be no late arriving help for a roster, such that it is, that for the most part is set.
However, there’s nothing fair about baseball, and a manager must figure out what to do with the cards he’s dealt, good or bad. That’s his job; that’s what Collins signed up for.
There are times ...
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I wanted to share Adam Rubin’s projected Opening Day roster which is not too dissimilar to what I projected.
Rotation: Jon Niese, Shaun Marcum, Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner.
Bullpen: Bobby Parnell, Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Josh Edgin, Pedro Feliciano and Greg Burke.
Infield: Ike Davis, Justin Turner, David Wright, Ruben Tejada and...
With Frank Francisco working very slowly back from elbow soreness, presumably an effect of the surgery he underwent in December to remove bone chips from his throwing elbow, the Mets closer going into Opening Day will be Bobby Parnell.
The 28 year-old right-hander will be getting his first long-term shot at the closer role. He has been given some time in August and September over...
The Mets have until Tuesday to make a decision on whether to add Pedro Feliciano, LaTroy Hawkins and Tim Byrdak to the 25 man roster.
According to the rules of the new collective bargaining agreement, the Mets must inform each player by Tuesday if they intend to carry them on the major league roster. The alternatives are that either will be assigned to the minors and receive $100...
Earlier today, I took part in a keeper league draft and Ike Davis was taken in the early rounds, and initially, I thought it was too high.
It’s hard to believe that we’re already entering Davis’ fourth year in the big leagues. After an absolutely atrocious early part of 2012, he responded in a big way, and he ended up with a quite impressive 32 homers and 90 RBI, but if this...
The Mets made possibly their most underrated signings of the offseason in late-January when they signed right-handed relief pitcher Scott Atchison to a minor league contract.
Atchison, 36, has bounced around baseball in his 14-year professional career. He came out of TCU as a starting pitcher in the late ’90s. Drafted by the Mariners, he rose up through the system, but stalled...
Ahh, the luck of the Irish…
According to Newsday’s Marc Carig, second baseman Daniel Murphy played five innings at second base today, going 1-for-2 at the plate with a walk in a minor league game. It was his first appearance at the plate this spring since straining his intercostal just over a month ago.
“It felt good, it felt really good,” Murphy said afterward. “This...
Most readers on MMO know full well my detailed account about what went down when the Mets failed to sign 2012 Draft second rounder RHP Teddy Stankiewicz. Here is but a reminder from what I wrote last July:
With their second, second-round pick (75th overall) in this year’s First Year Player Draft, the Mets selected RHP Teddy Stankiewicz, an 18-year-old pitcher from Fort Worth, Texas...
The 2013 All-World Baseball Classic team was announced Wednesday, and the squad is riddled with Mets both current and former alike.
Of course “Captain America” aka David Wright, who’s .438 batting average and 10 RBIs earned him the nickname made the team. Wright was also the only American to make the cut.
From the reigning champion Dominican Republic, former Met spark plug...
For the last several years, David Wright has been the leader of the New York Mets. The Mets decided to finally make it official, naming the star third baseman the fourth captain in team history, MetsBlog.com reports. Wright, who just signed an eight year contract in the offseason, becomes the first team captain for the [...]
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Duffy Dyer was a true Met. He ably served as Jerry Grote’s back-up and caught many of the Mets greatest pitchers. He played for the team from 1969-1974. He appeared in 375 games and accrued 1167 Pas.
He had one AB in the 1968 season but earned more playing time in 1969. He had one at bat in the 1969 World Series. He hit an Opening Day three-run pinch-hit HR at Shea Stadium...
Now why is Fred Sanford having a heart attack today?
Could it be because Lucas Duda had another two hits, and only one of them was one of his patented ground singles through a shift as he actually blasted a home run in a 3-1 win over the Nationals? Could that new stance actually be working? Might Duda give Terry Collins pause as to whether to move Jordany Valdespin to left field...
It’s long been said that sequels are rarely ever as good as the original. It’s an undeniable truth. Of course there are exceptions like The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather: Part Two, but for the most part sequels genuinely suck, to put it bluntly.
No-Han was everything any Met fan could have ever hoped for last season and when it happened there wasn’t a dry eye in the...
Center fielder Matt den Dekker was pulled out of today’s game after landing hard on his glove hand trying to make a leaping catch on the warning track.
Mets trainers are tending to den Dekker and he is getting his wrist bandaged in clubhouse and looks to be in pain.
The defensively gifted, but offensively challenged outfielder, was 0-for-2 against the Tigers and is hitting .205...