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Shaun Marcum out til mid-March while he works to strengthen weak shoulder.
MURPHY UPDATE: Daniel Murphy, who has been down with a strained intercostal muscle in his right side and was reportedly a week to ten days away from playing in a game, is making progress. Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that Murphy began hitting off a tee today for the first time since suffering the injury and he could be ready to appear in a Grapefruit League game in roughly a week.
WHEELER UPDATE: When it comes to pitching injuries, always bet the over. Have you seen these baseball futures odds at Top Bet? I never rely on a Mets manager for an injury diagnosis. So, forgive me if I don’t totally buy into Terry Collins’ declaration of Zack Wheeler’s right oblique strain “is not that bad.’’ Wheeler already missed one start, and the Mets’ current plans have him missing at least one more. The thinking is he’ll have a bullpen session Tuesday and get in a game in three more days. Of course, that’s all predicated on Whe
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Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, is reporting that
right-hander Shaun Marcum has been temporarily removed from the Mets Grapefruit League rotation, but is not injured.
Manager Terry Collins said Marcum wants to concentrate on a long-toss program designed to strengthen his shoulder, which gave him trouble last spring. He will return to game action in early to mid-March.
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As most of us expected, Johan Santana has shown up to camp and is none too happy about being the center of attention this morning according to Andy Martino of the Daily News.
A displeased Santana had this to say to reporters, ”What is spring training for? Training.”
While true, spring training is for training, Santana hasn’t trained or thrown a pitch off a...
Terry Collins told ESPN New York this afternoon that the oblique injury to top prospect Zack Wheeler is “not very bad.”
Adam Rubin also reports that “the hope is to get Wheeler back on a bullpen mound in five days”.
As MMO’s John Delcos pointed out this morning, Wheeler sounds like he’ll miss just one more start before he appears in another Grapefruit League game.
The New York Mets scratched right-hander Zack Wheeler from
yesterday’s scheduled start because he strained his oblique while hitting in
the cage, according to Andy Martino of The New York Daily News.
Hearing that Zack Wheeler will be scratched from his start today because of an oblique injury that happened while hitting in cage....
— Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) February...
Zack Wheeler‘s spring debut set the prospect world abuzz as the right-hander showed elite stuff in two scoreless innings of work. Having seen him pitch twice for the Augusta GreenJackets in 2010, Wheeler’s outing is an example of projection blooming into production.
Reading through older reports while watching Hotel Transylvania left me looking for “The Zing”, or the moment...
Despite Terry Collins saying yesterday that Johan Santana wouldn't throw off a mound for at least ten days, the New York Mets' ace did just that this morning. As he tries to work his way back from a minor setback to his spring conditioning, Santana was told to hold off on throwing. It seems, he has been cleared and could return sooner than expected.
It was the first...
New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy has been sidelined due to a strained intercostal muscle, but manager Terry Collins told reporters,
including Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, that the second baseman is roughly seven
to 10 days aware from getting back into a spring training lineup.
"Certainly we're looking forward to getting him out
here pretty soon and starting the...
Zack Wheeler isn’t the only hot Mets pitching prospect worth watching in Spring Training this season. Rafael Montero has seemingly come out of nowhere and is making a name for himself in Mets camp. On Thursday night against the Nationals, Montero allowed one run in two innings in a modest spring debut. Those who watched him came away impressed with the 22-year-old’s arsenal....
It is not surprising that GM Sandy Alderson indicated today it is “less and less likely,’’ Johan Santana would be ready for Opening Day.
Alderson attributed that to Santana not being in good shape when he reported to spring training because he didn’t go through his normal off-season routine after extensive rehabbing the previous two winters.
“From my standpoint, his arm...
Michael Fulmer will debut in St. Lucie this season after dominating in Savannah last year.
I was recently flipping through Baseball America’s most recent issue on their 100 Top Prospects, and I came across something interesting in their organization reports about the New York Mets. In summary, they state that the Mets now believe they have “one of the most promising stables of...
The Mets tied again today (this time 8-8) as they march on to become the first team ever (I haven’t checked this but I imagine its true) to have more ties in Spring Training than wins and losses.
Matt Harvey had a nice start for the Mets today after allowing a lead off homer strike out 4 batters over 50 pitches of work. E. Ramirez not so much as he got hit around a bunch struggling...
There's a distinction that fans used to get wrong all the time. It revolved around natural talent and hard work, and the best of the best. Take Michael Jordan, for example. I'd be willing to bet that for every hundred people that rave about his natural ability, there might be one that focuses on how hard Jordan worked. You can dispute whether Jordan was the greatest basketball...