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MIKE BAXTER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mike Baxter starting outfielder – are you ready?

Jason Bay is gone, Scott Hairston’s return – at best – is up in the air and the Mets are extremely unlikely to add a big-time free agent. Which means that all of the stars have aligned for Mike Baxter to be a starting outfielder for the club in 2013. I think most people are in agreement that Baxter is a solid fourth outfielder and nice pinch-hitting option but hardly a...
Via Mets360.com
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Baxter making the most of his time

What’s not to like about the Pride of Whitestone, Mike Baxter? The man could never play another single game again in his life and he’ll still be a celebrated Met for his lunging catch (which would knock him out of commission for a few weeks) that preserved the Mets’ first no-hitter thrown by Johan Santana. Aside from that terrific catch, Baxter is making a name for himself...
Via Mets360.com
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Baxter makes an immediate impact upon return from DL

The Mets used 19 players in Monday’s 8-7 win in extra innings over the Giants. The 18th player used was Mike Baxter, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 10th and delivered a key single. Thanks to some strong baserunning by Jason Bay, the hit established runners on the corners with one out. Rob Johnson hit into a fielder’s choice to score the insurance...
Via Mets360.com
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Baxter Begins Rehab In Port St Lucie

According to a report on ESPN New York, Mike Baxter’s recovery from a displaced collarbone is moving forward. Baxter told ESPNNewYork.com that he was heading to the Mets’ Port St. Lucie, Fla., complex later in the day. Baxter said he has full range of motion in the shoulder and has started hitting off a tee, “so it’s coming along pretty well.” Before making his memorable...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Baxter Has Been A Revelation In 2012

“3-1 coming to Molina… and a flyball to deep left… back goes Baxter onto the track and he MAKES THE CATCH! What a play!” ~ Gary Cohen, SNY A boy from Whitestone, a childhood Mets fan, growing up in the shadows of Shea Stadium, has not only found himself playing for his beloved team, but also playing a significant role in preserving one of the most long-awaited and mesmerizing...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Johan Santana gets Mets first no-hitter ever with help from blown call, Mike Baxter

Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets franchise history on Friday in an 8-0 win over the Cardinals. Santana threw 133 pitches and walked five batters, but he managed to no-hit the best offense in the National League. Although he didn’t allow any hits, Santana’s game was far from perfect. In addition to the five walks, he got some help on an umpire’s blown call, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

From Left Field: You Gotta Love Mike Baxter

It’s a fairytale story to say the least. Childhood Mets fan and Whitestone, Queens native Mike Baxter wound up suiting up for hometown team last summer. Though his playing time was limited, it still must have been a great thrill for him to be playing right at home. But this year, Baxter legitimately won a roster spot in spring training as the fifth outfielder/left-handed pinch...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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