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KIRK NIEUWENHUIS RUMORS

Will This Be Nieuwenhuis’ Last Chance?

Will it ever happen for Kirk Nieuwenhuis? He’s had several chances in each of the last three years, but nothing more than 91 games or 314 plate appearances, which both came in 2012. Last year it was 61 and 130. NIEUWENHUIS: Last chance? He’s never gone into the season as “the guy.’’ At 27, will he get the opportunity this year? As of now, the outfield consists of Curtis...
Via New York Mets Report
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakout Candidate: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Wouldn’t it be nice to have another offensive breakout performance in 2015 akin to what we saw from Lucas Duda this season? How amazing would it be to have back to back breakthrough seasons of that magnitude? Could the power-hitting right fielder we so desperately need already be on the roster? Is it possible? Kirk Nieuwenhuis certainly doesn’t have Duda’s power profile, few...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s Next For Kirk Nieuwenhuis?

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is entering to his fourth season this year and is facing a harsh reality of Major League Baseball. He is a fringe player who has run out of options. As Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com points out, Nieuwenhuis is entering this season without a starting position available and as a potential fourth outfielder for the Mets. The most encouraging piece about Nieuwenhuis was his...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kirk Nieuwenhuis making case for more playing time

At 27 years old, Kirk Nieuwenhuis can hardly be considered a young player, but in 50 games this season, he is finally starting to come into his own. Yes, it’s a small sample size, and his .271/.373/.518 line is a little bit BABIP-driven, but he certainly passes the eye test as having improved over the past several years. His strikeout rate is still high at over 30%, but his 14...
Via Mets360.com
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Jacob deGrom, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jenrry Mejia, Dana Eveland

The New York Mets look set to get NL Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom back on Saturday, with manager Terry Collins telling reporters, including Marc Carig of Newsday, that deGrom was on course to return from the DL and start then. The news isn't so good for several other Mets players, as Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jenrry Mejia and Dana Eveland have all been sidelined lately...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Abreu designated for assignment, Kirk recalled

Guess who’s back New York Mets fans! That’s right Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been promoted for the third time this season. He will join the club as they begin their road trip in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. To make room for Nieuwenhuis, the Mets designated Bobby Abreu for assignment. Abreu had been with the team primarily as a bench player since Ike Davis was traded in April. He hit...
Via isportsweb.com
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Recall Wilmer Flores, Option Kirk Nieuwenhuis To Las Vegas

To make room for Wilmer Flores on the roster, the Mets have optioned Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas.  Nieuwenhuis was 2 for his last 20, and has batted .246 with two home runs and 11 RBI for Mets this season. 12:37 PM Wilmer Flores is en-route to join the Mets in Milwaukee for their series opener tonight against the Brew-Crew. There has been no corresponding move as of...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is Making the Most of His Latest Opportunity

One player who is really surprising me with his recent play is Kirk Nieuwenhuis. As I wrote last year on Mets Minors – Kirk was the forgotten man in the depth chart, a player whose star had fallen to the point where he didn’t even get a September call-up when the rosters expanded. But here he is, back with the team since his exile in Las Vegas ended in June, and playing like...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Nieuwenhuis replaces den Dekker

The New York Mets made a roster move on Wednesday when the team optioned Matt den Dekker back to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled Kirk Nieuwenhuis for the second time this season. den Dekker was seeing regular playing time due to the injuries to Juan Lagares and Eric Young Jr. however now that Young has returned, den Dekker’s playing time had dried up. At Las Vegas he can ply everyday...
Via isportsweb.com
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kirk Nieuwenhuis and other Mets battling for roster spots

We all know that there are things in life you just shouldn’t do. You should never text and drive, you should never get involved in a land war in Asia and you should never make roster decisions based solely on Spring Training stats. But there are reports that Terry Collins was tapping furiously on his phone while driving down the highway to get to the local Denny’s in time...
Via Mets360.com
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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