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Kirk Nieuwenhuis and waiting for regression

With Juan Uribe still being hampered by his chest injury, news has come out that Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be on the roster for the NLDS. It stinks not having Uribe available. But for anyone who appreciates guys who bust their tail and maximize their talent, seeing Nieuwenhuis getting a chance to participate in the playoffs is a nice thing. By now, you probably know Nieuwenhuis...
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cespedes avoids serious injury despite being hit on hand

    The New York Mets appear to have avoided disaster. Slugger Yoenis Cespedes was hit on the hand during the top of the third inning of the team’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday and left the game. He went inside the clubhouse to be examined and undergo evaluation. Luckily the X-rays were negative, and the team said he just has a contusion on two fingers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

What adjustment did Kirk Nieuwenhuis make?

Kirk Nieuwenhuis last Sunday made New York Mets history when he blasted three home runs at Citi Field, becoming the first Met to achieve the feat at home. For Nieuwenhuis, whose future appeared uncertain after being designated for assignment by both the Mets and Los Angeles Angels this season, his day was deemed “Highly illogical” by the New York Daily News – but was it truly...
Via Around Citi
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Trying To Trade Nieuwenhuis

Assistant general manager John Ricco said the New York Mets “are doing their due diligence” to see if a trade option exists before trying to pass outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis through waivers. (Adam Rubin, ESPN New York) Nieuwenhuis, 27, was batting .079 (3 for 38) with a .257 OPS this season before he was designated for assignment on Tuesday. In parts of four seasons with...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: backup outfielders off to fast start

After two spring games for the New York Mets, two of the more noticable contributions came from backup outfielders. More specifically, the two guys projected to be 4th and 5th on the depth chart. It began with Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Nieuwenhuis was my early favorite to earn the 5th outfielder/left-handed batter off the bench job and he went a long way towards solidifying that in game...
March 06, 2015  |  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 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

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...
August 04, 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...
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...
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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