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I want to mention one more thing about Citi Field’s new dimensions. The following are actual quotes regarding ballpark dimensions. Your job is to figure out who said them. First one: “I saw four home runs today. The other team didn’t seem to have a problem.” Second one: “If we’re going to start complaining about the size of this ballpark now, we just might as well pack...
Via Metstradamus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It All Still Hinges On Wright and Granderson

Manager Terry Collins says “2015 is gonna be the year,” and that the Mets are “gonna be in the mix to play in October.” “We’ve been preaching patience for four years, and it’s time to step up,” said Collins on Thursday while volunteering at a food bank in Queens. “We’ve got Matt coming back, Michael Cuddyer coming in. We’re gonna be a different team. We should...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Collins Optimistic About 2015

As far as guarantees go, it was rather weak, but considering the boast came from Terry Collins it was bold enough. Not only will the Mets’ string of six losing seasons come to an end, but they should make the playoffs for the first time since 2006. Pointing to a young core and return of David Wright and Curtis Granderson that should be enough to get them over the hump. “We should...
Via New York Mets Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Figures To Be Slow Winter; Injury Updates

Speculation has Michael Cuddyer being the highlight, and probably the only light, of the New York Mets’ offseason. That means, and you’ve heard this before, it will be a relatively quiet Winter Meetings. Yeah, there’s talk of obtaining an offensive shortstop, but GM Sandy Alderson doesn’t have the chips to pull off a major deal, nor the inclination to spend big in the free...
Via New York Mets Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Wright’s Shoulder Feels Good, Collins Predicts Playoffs

David Wright told MLB Network Radio that his shoulder feels good and said that last week’s MRI results showed significant improvement compared to previous MRIs. “I’m starting to see some good results,” Wright said regarding his rehab progress. He estimated that he’s about a month away from conducting baseball activities. “I think everything we know about David’s shoulder...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Cuddyer: An Analysis of Flushing’s Newest Star

The New York Mets inked outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year, $21M deal on Nov.10th, 2014. The Mets were long linked to the two-time All-Star because of their need for offensive production and his longstanding childhood friendship with David Wright. Despite the fit, the move came as a surprise to many who believed the club would shy from Cuddyer following the Coloardo Rockies’...
Via Around Citi
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dissecting The Cuddyer Signing

Michael Cuddyer said all the right things about coming to the New York Mets. He spoke of how the Mets were a team on the cusp; about playing with longtime friend David Wright; and the excitement of playing in New York. For good measure, he mentioned how he imagined how a packed Citi Field could be when he referenced the 2013 All-Star Game. Got you going, didn’t it? Then he ruined...
Via New York Mets Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Boyhood Friends Wright And Cuddyer Now Teammates

As boyhood friends, it isn’t unusual for New York Mets third baseman David Wright to send a text or phone Michael Cuddyer this time of year. “We’d mostly talk about our fantasy football teams,’’ Wright said by phone this afternoon. CUDDYER: Fills outfield need. However, one thing they’ve talked about since their teens growing up in Chesapeake, Virginia – playing together...
Via New York Mets Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuddyer eager to team up with pal Wright on Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Michael Cuddyer frequently hears from longtime pal David Wright in the offseason, often about potential trades in their fantasy football leagues. Once the World Series was over, Cuddyer got a call from the New York Mets captain about another kind of possible swap. A few calls, actually - once a week, then once a day, then more than that. ''I'm pretty sure...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Troy Tulowitzki trade to Mets ‘not happening’

            The New York Mets signed Michael Cuddyer to a two-year deal Monday, and have now turned their attention to shortstop. But according to Adam Rubig of ESPN New York, acquiring Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies is “not happening.” “A deal for Tulowitzki is not on the Mets’ radar because of the $100 million-plus still owed as...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Hope Shortening Outfield Walls at Citi Will Prove Succesful

For the second time since moving into their new home in 2009, the New York Mets will be moving the outfield walls at Citi Field, reportedly bringing the right field wall closer to home plate, in an effort to help boost their overall homerun production, particularly power hitters such as David Wright and Curtis Granderson. Following the 2011 MLB season, the Mets made significant...
Via New York Mets Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets say Wright's shoulder shows improvement

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets say David Wright's shoulder has improved and he is progressing toward resuming baseball activities early next month. Wright didn't play after Sept. 8 because of persistent inflammation in his left rotator cuff. He was told to rest, then to undertake a six-week rehabilitation program to strengthen his entire shoulder. New York said Friday that its captain...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright Will Likely Avoid Shoulder Surgery

Mike Puma of the New York Post is hearing that David Wright has made “significant progress” in his shoulder rehab. And the good news is that it now appears that Wright will not need surgery. No official word yet from the team. Wright was supposed to be reexamined by team doctors around November 2, but it’s not known yet if that exam took place. October 30 Mike Vorkunov of NJ...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Emerging As Favorites To Land Yasmani Tomas

Confirming what has been a growing buzz, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is hearing from more and more sources that the Philadelphia Phillies are still extremely interested in signing free-agent Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas. The Phillies sent one of the larger contingents to see Tomas during his first showcase, and they were the first MLB team to have him attend a private workout. It...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Mets Regret Wright Contract?

While the news is encouraging regarding David Wright’s rehab program on his sprained left shoulder, the Mets must be wondering about his future and the eight-year, $138-million contract they gave him that could financially tie their hands through 2020. Wright missed the last three weeks of the season and all reports say he’ll be ready for spring training. Wright’s rehab program...
Via New York Mets Report
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Wright’s Rehab Ends Today

The news is encouraging regarding David Wright’s rehab with a sprained left shoulder. His six-week rehab program ended today, and all reports are he’ll be ready for spring training. The Mets rode Wright hard in previous seasons, but it hasn’t been determined how much manager Terry Collins will rest him this year. However, that’s something he’ll need to think about. In other...
Via New York Mets Report
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Which players should the Mets be trying to lock up right now?

If you look at the current payroll for the 2015 Mets, you’ll notice that because of arbitration, the Mets only have 4 players that have a guaranteed salary: David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese. Everyone else is due for arbitration. That’s pretty amazing. You generally only see that 2 or 3 years in the future, but the Mets only have Wright signed long...
Via Mets360.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s talk about the Citi Field fences

For the past few weeks – well, really since the ballpark first opened in 2009 – the Citi Field fences have been a hot talking point for fans.  The first fences were too damn big.  The team built the ballpark so Jose Reyes could hit triples in it, said others. Prior to the 2012 season, the Mets moved in the fences in left and right field, making the place play more fair.  The...
Via Mets360.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright Feels Good, Hoping For Positive News On His Shoulder

Mike Vorkunov of NJ Advanced Media spoke to Mets third baseman David Wright who told him that everything is going well as he continues to rehab his injured left shoulder. “No setbacks, we’re moving forward,” Wright said. “That’s all you can ask.” Wright was shut down for the season on September 9 with inflammation in his left shoulder. However, an MRI taken after the...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Disappointments — Third Basemen

David WrightSource: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images North America Discussing disappointments at third base could take awhile. There is no position on the diamond that was more underwhelming than third base. It certainly starts with the three names we will look at today, but it isn’t limited to those names. Others may have been more mildly disappointing. Then there is the shadow that was...
Via The Fantasy Fix
25 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright Feels Fine, Hopes For Good News When Doctors Reexamine Shoulder

Mike Vorkunov of NJ Advanced Media spoke to Mets third baseman David Wright who told him that everything is going well as he continues to rehab his injured left shoulder. “No setbacks, we’re moving forward,” Wright said. “That’s all you can ask.” Wright was shut down for the season on September 9 with inflammation in his left shoulder. However, an MRI taken after the...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: David Wright making great progress in shoulder rehab

With one week left in his six-week shoulder rehab program, New York Mets third baseman David Wright reports very steady progress with no setbacks. Although not officially placed on the disabled list, Wright sat out the final 21 days of the season with a sprained left shoulder, and he has spent most of the time since then getting that shoulder back into shape. It appears that he...
Via Sports Injury Alert
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Won’t Be Players For Yasmani Tomas

Here is the latest on Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas as reported by Andy Martino of the Daily News. Tomas has been linked to with varying degrees of seriousness to the Dodgers, Padres, Phillies, Twins, Rangers, Giants and Tigers. Martino says that people involved in the process now identify the Phillies as strong contenders for Tomas, and the Padres and Dodgers as far less likely...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

DePodesta Excited About Mets Shortstop Prospects

If there’s one thing that’s missing from the Mets it’s impact positional prospects. Since the days of David Wright and Jose Reyes, the Mets have produced several impact pitchers like Matt Harvey, Jon Niese and even Mike Pelfrey to an extent. What they haven’t been able to do is find major league caliber hitters in their own system. According to Mets vice president of player...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Mets Shortstops Shining During Instructional League

If there’s one thing that’s missing from the Mets it’s impact positional prospects. Since the days of David Wright and Jose Reyes, the Mets have produced several impact pitchers like Matt Harvey, Jon Niese and even Mike Pelfrey to an extent. What they haven’t been able to do is find major league caliber hitters in their own system. According to Mets vice president of player...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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