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Yesterday, was a big day in at the Mets Spring Training Complex at Digital Domain Park as the team made their first round of cuts and reassigned 13 players to minor league camp. The move left the Mets with 42 players in camp which will eventually be pared down to 25 before Opening Day.
There’s no telling who if any of the players cut will be back again in 2012, but let’s take a look at them and consider their place in the organization.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis: Captain Kirk never really got a chance to strut his stuff in St. Lucie thanks to a strained oblique. Injuries continue to plague the promising center fielder and for now it looks like he’ll be heading back to Buffalo for a third season at Triple-A. At 24 years old, he’ll have to reestablish himself all over again and hope that something opens up in Flushing. A solid season by Andres Torres will keep Nieuwenhuis in the minors until rosters expand in September, but a slow start by Torres could hasten his arrival.
Matt den Dekker: Dekke...
BEST OF MAXIM
One of the main concerns for the Mets heading into this season was how they would go about filling the void at the top of the order that was left when Jose Reyes left for Miami.
While some petitioned for perhaps Daniel Murphy or Ruben Tejada to land the role, the odds on favorite was always Andres Torres. And if Spring Training games are any indication, Torres is off to a running...
With all the injuries in big league camp this spring, it would have been really nice if some of the young kids could have stepped in and helped out. It would have been a help to the big league team, a valuable experience for the kids, a learning experience, and who knows? One of them might have won a big league job. Injuries to Captain Kirk have robbed him of any chance this year...
The Greatest Infield Ever, Ordonez, Ventura, Fonzi and Olerud
MLB Network’s show Prime 9, recently did a show ranking the top nine infields Major League Baseball history, the Mets were 7th on their list. While the show ranks the infields by all around stats and defense, it is clear that the 1999 Mets infield are the best defensive quartet in history. In 1999 the New York Mets infield...
Yesterday, New York Mets top pitching prospect Matt Harvey did not make the trip out to Lakeland to face Prince Fielder and the Detriot Tigers, but, instead stayed behind and tossed five scoreless frames in a Mets minor league intra-squad game. Harvey threw 58 of his 75 pitches for strikes and according to David Lennon of Newsday, the youngster “looked sharp with all of his pitches...
Photo by Michael BaronThe Mets made their first round of cuts today, in all 12 players were sent to minor league camp. Of those 12 players, 9 players were on the 40 man roster which means they can not be used in major league spring training games. Only Val Pascucci, Matt Den Dekker and Matt Harvey are eligible to be used in spring training games because they're not on the roster...
Photo by Michael BaronAs expected Dan Murphy has put u solid numbers in spring training, in 9 games, 22 at-bats he's hitting .273 with a .333 OBP, .273 Slugging pct. and a .605 OPS.For those defending using Murphy as the starting 2B they general draw their comparison to Jeff Kent. Like Murphy, Kent was in the line-up for his bat and his glove was often described as robotic...
According Andy Martino of the Daily News, manager Terry Collins does not believe Johan Santana will open the season on the disabled list, but he’s not yet decided if Santana will be his Opening Day starter.
“I have not decided who is pitching Opening Day. Now, my point is, right now, as we get through spring training, we may have to make adjustments. If Johan is, ‘Hey...
PORT ST. LUCIE - Carlos Beltran's trade to the Giants last year signaled the beginning of the Mets' rebuilding effort that was only accelerated when Jose Reyes left for the Marlins without a contract offer from his old team.
Despite the dire outlook for his former team, Beltran, who ultimately signed with the Cardinals, understands the strategy.
"Every team has a different...
The Mets doctors said Johan Santana would miss a start or two. That was a year ago. He’s still working his way back. The Mets doctors said Jose Reyes would miss a weekend series in 2009, he missed three months. The Mets doctors said Carlos Beltran would miss a game in 2009; it took him two years to come back. The other day someone asked me for money for Doctors Without...
New York Mets ace Johan Santana struggled for the first time this spring and was pulled in the third inning Friday of a 9-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Out of the majors last year while recovering from shoulder surgery, Santana had not allowed a run in his first two exhibition starts. But the two-time Cy Young gave up five runs - four earned - on four hits and two walks in 2 2-3...
The New York Mets selected outfielder Cory Vaughn in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of the San Diego State University. Athletically gifted and possessing a lot of tools, his numbers last year belie his overall talent.
Andrew Vazzano over at The 'Ropolitans has put together the definitive list of players in the New York Mets organization who are on twitter. Here you go.
Let them know in the comments if there are...
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