Found September 27, 2013 on
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Tact is not a strong suit of New York Mets manager Terry Collins when it comes to dealing with the media.
Collins has had several abrasive moments this season, notably when he said he didn’t care what the fans thought during in the Jordany Valdespin episode. Everything about the Valdespin incident was handled poorly, which I partially attribute to Collins’ lame duck status. Collins immediately spun into damage control and it didn’t hurt when the team started playing better soon after.
COLLINS: Lighten up.
Then there was his dumbfounded denial of ever hearing of Matt Harvey’s sore forearm that led to his elbow injury. The manager gets an injury report from the training staff whenever a player has treatment, so Collins knew. Denial about injuries is not the way to go.
He’s had two more the past few weeks.
The first was when Ruben Tejada went down with a broken leg in the ninth inning of the Mets’ furious rally to beat San Francisco. Tejada was injured in the top of the ninth, yet fini...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
On Friday Morning, the New York Mets announced their Minor League Awards for 2013.
Individual Level Awards:
AAA: Rafael Montero- 12-7, 2.79 ERA, 155.0 IP, 150 K, 35 BB
AA: Noah Syndergaard- 9-4, 3.07 ERA, 117.2 IP, 133 K, 28 BB & Jeff Walters- 4-3, 38 SV, 2.09 ERA, 56 IP, 60 K, 16 BB
A+: Dustin Lawley- .260/.313/.512, 25 HR, 92 RBIs, 33 2B, .367 wOBA, 129 wRC+
A: Jayce Boyd-...
By definition, Carlos Torres gave the New York Mets a quality start tonight – three runs in six innings – which is usually good enough to win most starts.
However, the Mets aren’t scoring much these days, and didn’t again tonight in a second straight 4-2 loss to Milwaukee, a team they should beat.
Terry Collins started his 128th different batting order out of 160 games...
The New York Mets have selected seven players to participate in the MLB’s Arizona Fall League (AFL). The following players will be part of the 2013 Scottsdale Scorpions’ roster:
Chasen Bradford – pitcher
Jeurys Familia – pitcher
Hansel Robles – pitcher
Cody Satterwhite – pitcher
Cam Maron – catcher
Aderlin Rodriguez - infielder
Cory Vaughn – outfielder
David Wright has barely had enough time to soak in the feeling of playing again after his most recent hamstring injury before being taken out of a game with an apparent injury again. Wright was hit in the helmet by Milwaukee Brewers rookie pitcher Johnny Hellweg. Fortunately Wright passed all his concussion tests.
David Wright passed his concussion tests, according to source...
Daniel Murphy has a reputation as a streaky hitter and he’s ending the 2013 season on a hot note. In his last 12 games he has 17 hits and sports a .925 OPS. He now has 184 hits for the year, one more than the best season in New York by current Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez. Murphy sits in 12th place in franchise history for hits in a single season. He’s one behind Felix...
Scooter Gennett capped a four-run second inning with a two-run single and the Milwaukee Brewers overcame some wild pitching Thursday night that included the beaning of David Wright for a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Wright was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Johnny Hellweg with two outs in the third inning. The All-Star third baseman went down to his hands and knees but...
Noah Syndergaard was at Citi Field earlier this season for the Futures Game — where he looked very impressive in his short time on the mound. I was already in love with him as a prospect before I saw him on the mound at Citi Field — an actual glimpse into the future — and he made his return to Citi Field last night to receive a Sterling Award. If you missed the announcement...
If Gee pitches seven innings, he’ll reach the 200-IP mark for the season. If he gets the win, he’ll tie a career-high with 13 victories. Game time is 7:10 pm.
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Matt Harvey (# 2) and David Wright (# 13) are among the top 20 selling jerseys in a list released by Major League Baseball.
The list which follows, is based on MLB jersey sales since the All-Star break.
Top 20 Selling Jerseys
1. Mariano Rivera, Yankees
2. Matt Harvey, Mets
3. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers
4. Manny Machado, Orioles
5. Buster Posey, Giants
6. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
The Milwaukee Brewers (72-87) defeated the New York Mets (73-86) by the score of 4-2 tonight at Citi Field.
For all the hell I gave you in the beginning of the year, Carlos Torres… I respect the work you’ve put in for this team in 2013. A depth signing turned into a guy who really put in some solid hours for the Mets, finishing the year with a 3.44 ERA in 86.1 innings across...
Being a baseball fan brings out the best, and sometimes the worst in people of all walks of life. Being a fan of a bad baseball team often brings magnifies those characteristics.
I’m not talking about terrible things like racism, sexism, or God forbid acts of violence like we saw recently with the Giants and Dodgers. Those thoughts, whether they are an unfounded accusation or an...
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and field manager Terry Collins are closing in on a two-year contract extension for Collins reports Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors. Todd cites FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, who made the announcement during the FOX Saturday Baseball pre-game show on September 28.
As I just said on pre-game, #Mets likely to announce Collins extension...
The Captain is on the deck… Oh, how I thought I’d never hear those words again… Luckily, this time I don’t have to drop whatever it is I’m doing and come to immediate attention.
But the Mets’ captain wants your attention… He has a message for you… He’s all in and he still loves “The Plan”.
“I’m all in for this organization,” Wright said told reporters...
Terry Collins said before the weekend, that it was unlikely that prospects Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard will break camp with the team to open the 2014 season.
It’s not very surprising to be perfectly honest as money still guides every decision this franchise makes. The Mets will attempt to keep all three at bay no matter how well they perform this Spring or...