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New York Mets Report:
If you think the New York Mets’ parting with Jose Reyes was cold and difficult, just think about the potential of a possible reunion?
This is something percolating in my mind with the Toronto Blue Jays playing across town yesterday. However, it could happen because Reyes was traded from the team (Miami) that signed him a free agent, he’s eligible to go back on the market.
REYES: Don’t see him coming back.
Making this an enticing thought is the future is not Omar Quintanilla and Ruben Tejada is quickly morphing into a past tense option at shortstop.
Reyes’ departure was a poorly calculated departure that became a public relations fiasco. All summer GM Sandy Alderson said bringing back Reyes was an option, but in the end, the Mets never offered a contract so when the Toronto Blue Jays dangled over $106 million, he was off.
I wrote at the time it was a messy divorce, but not surprising for several reasons.
Mets ownership, mired in the Madoff case, was under dire financial distress. The...
BEST OF MAXIM
David Wright has said that without a doubt he will be back on the field in September for the New York Mets. For the sake of the Mets and the 2014 season, he should let his injured hamstring have extra time to heal for the touted 2014 New York Mets.
I know that David Wright isn’t the type of player to sit out if he feels like he is in playing shape; it’s one of the many reasons...
I read a comment this morning in our threads from one reader asking another why he left out Gee in his projected 2014 rotation. In addition to MMO, I spend a lot of time reading comment threads at MetsBlog and on other Mets Forums and I see that a lot. Mostly I see future Mets rotation projections looking a lot like this:
AIN'T THAT A KICK?
Your browser does not support iframes. Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Rajai Davis caught a fly ball despite losing his hat and somehow kicking it in front of his eyes with his back foot during Thursday night's game in the Bronx. It happened in the eighth inning as Yankees batter Curtis Granderson hit the fly ball to center field. As Davis chased it down, his hat fell...
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Landon Powell has joined the Furman University Baseball team as a volunteer assistant coach.
Furman University is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Their athletic department includes 20 Division-I teams, including baseball.
Powell most recently played in the Mets organization, spending all his time in Triple-A with the Las Vegas 51s...
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets
Alex Wood (2-2, 2.61) vs Jon Niese (5-6, 4.25)
Juan Lagares – CF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Andrew Brown – LF
Josh Satin – 1B
Justin Turner – SS
Wilmer Flores – 3B
John Buck – C
Jon Niese – LHP
Jeremy Hefner (partially torn MCL in his right elbow) appears headed for Tommy John surgery. Manager...
Brandon Morrow and Melky Cabrera who both spent considerable portions of the summer on the disabled list will likely finish the 2013 season on the DL and prepare for a 2014 return.
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons doesn’t expect Morrow or Cabrera to return Sportsnet’s Barry Davis reported Thursday.
However Steve Delabar Dustin McGowan Jose Bautista Colby Rasmus and Maicer...
In case you haven't heard, football is back at Yankee Stadium. It's too bad Joba Chamberlain doesn't know that the season doesn't start for a couple of weeks.
The Yankees reliever lost his footing while applying a tag to Jose Reyes that nearly knocks the Blue Jays shortstop over during the first game the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Maybe the struggling...
In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, The Mets have signed Daisuke Matsuzaka, as reported by Jon Heyman. Matsuzaka is expected to go right to the 25-man roster and join the starting rotation. He hasn’t pitched in the MLB since 2012 with the Red Sox.
He was pitching with the Triple-A affiliate for the Cleveland Indians — and was...
Zack Wheeler once again zeroed in on the Atlanta Braves.
The Mets rookie beat the NL East leaders for the third time, pitching shutout ball into the seventh inning and sending New York past Atlanta 5-3 Tuesday night.
"I feel pretty comfortable against them," he said. "Not to bash them, but it was a pretty easy game plan."
Wheeler improved to 3-0 with a 2.89...
The Braves lead the Mets by 17.5 games in the NL East and own the best record in baseball but Zack Wheeler hasn’t given them an inch.
The young righthander earned the win in a 5-3 Mets victory over Atlanta on Tuesday at Citi Field and improved to 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA in three tries against the first place Braves this season. Overall he is 6-2 with a 3.49 ERA.
“I feel pretty...
The Tigers come to town tonight and start a weekend series with the Mets. The Mets actually had a day off yesterday, crazy I know, after splitting a two game series with he Braves. The real story for the Mets tonight is their starting pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka. As I tweeted yesterday, half-a decade ago, I’d be very excited about this signing. I do like this signing for this point...