Found September 09, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have no intention of non-tendering Ike Davis based on what team insiders have told him. Rubin adds that team insiders appear satisfied that Davis will not be cost prohibitive in 2014 in a way that would force them to cut him loose. That may be true, but I would still be very surprised Ike Davis is still a Met in 2014. If ever there was a perfect condition for a player desperately needing a change of scenery, Ike Davis is it. Obviously, the Mets will tender him and hope to get something for him in a trade, rather than non-tendering him and allowing him to become a free agent. The Mets could also settle on a figure agreeable with Ike and avoid arbitration altogether. I really hate the first base situation as it stands right now. We have no clear cut solutions and it agonizes me to think 2014 is going to be yet another evaluation year for the position. Sure it would be great to go after Cuban phenom Jose Abreu who is considered to be b...

Mets Announce Baxter, Harang and Centeno To Join Team Monday

The Mets announced that they have called up outfielder Mike Baxter, starting pitcher Aaron Harang, and catcher Juan Centeno, following Sunday’s 2-1 win against the Indians. All three had been assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas before they were eliminated from the postseason play on Saturday night. Baxter, has seen some time this season with the Mets and has a .208/.325/.277 in 120...

Don’t Overlook Wilfredo Tovar For Mets’ Future Shortstop

A recent Bleacher Report post listed the 2013 New York Met All-Prospect team. At shortstop, Bleacher Report tabbed Gavin Cecchini as this years Met shortstop of the future. Don’t get me wrong, this is not intended to be a knock on Cecchini. As a number one draft selection, Cecchini automatically gains recognition as a highly regarded Met prospect. Even so Bleacher Report’s selection...

Captain America and Batman Injury Updates Presented By Marvel

WHO WERE THOSE UNMASKED MEN LURKING IN THE METS DUGOUT LAST NIGHT? Mets third baseman David Wright, insists he will play for the Mets again this season although he admits that time is running out. Wright, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 3 with a strained hamstring, returned to New York from Florida on Monday to continue his rehab and was in the dugout last night with...

Lucas Duda’s confidence problem

The old guard of baseball analysts love to cite a player’s confidence as an explanation of his recent performance.  When a player is going well, it’s because he’s confident; and when he’s struggling, he lacks confidence. The fact that this still passes for legitimate baseball analysis in the year 2013 is confounding and a little sad. As I wrote some months ago, clustering...

Mets' David Wright thinks he can still return this season

The New York Mets have just 20 games left in the season.  They are in fourth place in there National League East.  They are 14 games under .500 and 21.5 games out of first place.  Yet, David Wright still thinks he can come back this season. David Wright believes there's enough time to return this season. "I don't think the clock is going to run out," he...

#MetsTwitterRecap: Livin’ on a Prayer!

View the story “#MetsTwitterRecap: Livin’ on a Prayer” on Storify The post #MetsTwitterRecap: Livin’ on a Prayer! appeared first on The Daily Stache.

Nationals vs Mets: Gee Looks For 12th Win, Lagares Batting Second, Murphy Third

Nationals at Mets • 7:10 PM Dillon Gee (11-9, 3.53) vs Jordan Zimmermann (16-8, 3.30) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – RF Daniel Murphy – 2B Lucas Duda – 1B Justin Turner – 3B Matt den Dekker – CF Travis d’Arnaud – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Dillon Gee – RHP Game Preview The Mets look to pick themselves up after last night’s attempt at...

MMN Player of the Week: Mike Baxter

Congratulations to Las Vegas 51s right fielder Mike Baxter for being awarded with the MMN Player of the Week honors. When I think about Mike, the first thing that comes to my mind is a “Journeyman”. That is what I think of when I look at Mike’s current career. Especially since he has spent time in the majors, playing well and contributing some key hits for the Mets, then moving...

Mets Victimized By Long Ball Again In 6-3 Loss To Nationals

With the Tragic Number at 2, the “Playoff Push” is in serious jeopardy… The Mets (64-79) lost to the Nationals (75-69) Tuesday night by a score of 6-3. Dillon Gee got the start for New York and quickly put himself in a hole, giving up a run in each of the first three innings, including a pair of home runs. The Mets started slowly against Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann, but...

Mets Minors: The Week That Was, 9/2-9/9

Las Vegas 51s The 51s clinched the PCL Southern division title with an 81-63 record, the second-best mark in the league. However, they couldn’t get out of the first round of the playoffs, and their season is over. They lost to the Salt Lake Bees in four games, winning their only game in the series at home. It was still a successful season for Wally Backman‘s club, who made the...

Game Chatter: Dillon Gee vs. Jordan Zimmermann (9/10/13)

Mets were saving their hits for today, so expect an offensive explosion to back the expected strong pitching of Gee. Game time is 7:10 PM. To get started just enter your email address and desired username: Name E-mail Related Posts:Game Chatter: Dillon Gee vs. Jordan Zimmermann (4/21/13)Game Chatter: Dillon Gee v. Jordan Zimmermann (8/30/13)Game Chatter: Jeremy Hefner vs. Jordan...

Remembering and Honoring September 11

Time does not heal all wounds. The pain of what happened on September 11th, 2001 has not subsided. We can put the tragedy of what took place on that day in the back of our minds, but we can never put it out of our hearts. Every single day, Americans are still dying because of 9/11. Their lives continue to raise the death toll of that tragic day. Let’s take some time to remember...
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