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Our friend Sean Ratliff has announced that he has retired. Sean was attempting to come back from major surgery last year after a foul ball struck him near his eye while standing in the on-deck circle. The injury resulted in six broken bones surrounding his eye. MMO’s Pete Shapiro spoke to Sean in February and he explained the difficult ordeal he had to endure and the long road back:
I underwent my last eye surgery in late August. After the initial impact, I received nearly 30 stitches under my right eye to close a laceration, and x-rays showed multiple fractures to my orbital wall, floor, both sinuses, as well as a partially dislocated jaw due mainly to the massive swelling.Fortunately, the surgeons told me that these breaks did not need surgery, and would heal fully on their own. My eye, however, was not so fortunate.
I received an emergency laser repair for a giant retinal tear two days after my injury, which unfortunately did not hold. The Mets staff connected me with one of the...
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The New York Mets today announced the team placed outfielder Jason Bay on the 15-Day Disabled List with a nondisplaced fracture of a rib on the left side and recalled infielder Zach Lutz from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.
Bay, 33, is hitting .240 (12-50) with three home runs and five RBI in 15 games this season. He underwent a MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery...
Over the last two weeks I have seen my fill of criticism about Jeurys Familia. For some reason it seems as if Mets fans and bloggers want this guy to fail. Either that, or they are just trying to make themselves look smart by pointing out his short-comings, and predicting limited success for him as a major league prospect. The negative sooth-sayers are predicting at-best that Family...
It was announced earlier this afternoon that Jason Bay suffered a non-displaced fracture of his rib. Lutz, who was recalled from Buffalo can be used as a 3B or 1B.
Chances of Lutz seeing the Hot Corner are slim, so makes one wonder if this means that Fearless Ike, after a dreadful start, might be put into a platoon situation with Lutz.
Earlier this spring I wrote about the similarities of
Updates with additional moves. The New York Mets have sent right-hander Jeremy Hefner back to the minors after he made his major league debut.
Hefner was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo before the first game of Monday's doubleheader against San Francisco. Reserve infielder Ronny Cedeno was put on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Saturday, because of a strain on the left...
Davis continues to struggle after going 0-4 today in the loss
The Mets were defeated by a score of 6-1 in the first game of the double header. Miguel Batista lasted just 3.2 innings allowing 6 runs on 7 hits, although only 3 were earned after the Ike Davis error.
The Giants got off to a fast start against Batista scoring 2 runs in the 1st inning. Pablo Sandoval extended his hit...
Last night, Squawker Lisa and I went to the Tribeca Film Festival for the premiere of the baseball documentary "Knuckleball!" The movie celebrates the tiny fraternity of MLB knuckleballers, with the main focus on the only two knuckleballers active in 2011 - the Mets' R.A. Dickey and the Red Sox' Tim Wakefield (who retired after the season).There probably wouldn...
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Mike Baxter – LF
Josh Thole – C
Johan Santana – LHP
RISP: The Mets were 3-15 with runners in scoring position during yesterday’s doubleheader. On the year, the Mets are batting .222 (32-144) with runners in scoring position...
After yesterday’s rain out, the Mets and Giants will double dip this afternoon as they will play two games starting at 4:10. In the first game Batista will get the nod against Lincecum while in the second game Bumgarner will start against Gee. In case you forgot about Saturday’s game the Mets were about to end their three game skid in the top of the ninth when a dropped fly...
1. Big Pelf continues strong start. He is mixing all of his pitches, especially his curve-ball. He is still throwing his splitter, but much less than before and as a result it’s much more effective. His new wind-up seems to help him push off better and throw with more power, which has resulted in the return on his signature hard sinker.
2. Frank Francisco is not a very good closer...
Earlier today, the Mets placed left fielder Jason Bay on the 15-day DL. The hits keep on coming, as the team has also placed starter Mike Pelfrey on the DL with swelling in his right elbow.
Pelfrey really hasn't lived up to the high expectations placed on him by the New York media after being drafted ninth overall in the 2005 draft. That, of course, was the loaded draft that...
The only thing worse than the Mets blowing a sure win when a fielder overran what should have been a game-ending pop would be if it occurred the same day yet another ex-Met threw a no-hitter.Fortunately, the Mets were able to rebound from Kirk Nieuwenhuis' ninth-inning misadventure and beat the Giants, with help from the Giants and manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy decided that the...
We probably should have saw all this coming when in the third inning on Saturday, Angel Pagan held at first base on a line drive to shortstop with two outs. Let me make this absolutely clear: Ramon Ramirez could be a complete bust, and Andres Torres could have his legs amputated next week. I'm glad the Mets made this trade. Note to Angel Pagan: Major League Baseball stadiums...