Opening Day…….Are We There Yet ?

By at 15 March, 2014, 12:08 pm

Have  I lost my mind? Nope it’s time to make a BOLD move and by trading for Jimmy Rollins is as BOLD a move as you can make. See my rational below.   It’s been pretty lackluster spring training for the Mets. Aside from watching the bumper crops of young pitching prosper and which organization […]

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Gee Comes On Strong

By at 5 September, 2013, 1:54 pm

It was a tough situation for Dillon Gee. Knowing the Mets were looking to promote Zach Wheeler in June, he know it was time to either put up or lose his rotation spot. “I knew it. Everyone knew it,” Gee said. “Everyone was talking about it.” He limited the Yankees to one run over 7 […]

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New York Mets: Marlon Byrd Should Be Considered for NL Comeback Player of the Year (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

By at 22 August, 2013, 1:15 pm

COMMENTARY | About a week before New York Mets fans saw pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie for spring training, Sandy Alderson made a minor signing. The organization agreed to a minor-league deal with outfielder Marlon Byrd.

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Nationals-Tigers Preview (The Associated Press)

By at 29 July, 2013, 3:40 pm

Stephen Strasburg made a huge impression in his first appearance in a big-league uniform in spring training three years ago by striking out Miguel Cabrera.

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A Logical Approach to Fixing the Los Angeles Dodgers That Does Not Involve Firing Don Mattingly (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

By at 24 June, 2013, 1:31 pm

COMMENTARY | After the Los Angeles Dodgers made the gaudy offseason signings of pitchers Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and outfielder/wunderkind Yasiel Puig to round out a team that was already loaded with All-Stars, many Dodgers fans felt as though thei…

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Oliver Perez has been reborn as a reliever (NBC Sports)

By at 15 June, 2013, 6:55 pm

When the Mets acquired left-hander Oliver Perez in a trade with the Pirates at the 2006 trade deadline, they thought they were getting a top-of-the-rotation pitcher. Five tumultuous seasons later, Perez’s tenure as a Met was meekly ended during spring training prior to the 2011 season having compiled a 4.71 ERA over 520 innings in…

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The Juice: Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson finally blows save in Padres comeback (Big League Stew)

By at 15 May, 2013, 6:20 am

The Juice returns for season No. 6! It’s almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more.

Not counting Game 3 of the 2012 ALDS against the Yankees (which counts but … you know), Jim Johnson had logged a Baltimore Orioles record 35 straight saves going back to July. No more, the San Diego Padres said Tuesday night. With two outs in the ninth, Chris Denorfia hit a tying single and Everth Cabrera followed with a go-ahead knock to lift the Padres to a 3-2 victory at Camden Yards . Afterward, it was business as usual for Johnson, who said he never thought much of the streak. Orioles manager Buck Showalter told the Baltimore Sun of Johnson’s postgame activity:
“He’s grinding out on a bicycle,” he said, “Getting ready for [Wednesday].”
Never turn your back on Felix : This is why Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez can never, ever leave a ballgame under any circumstances. Hernandez took a three-run lead into the sixth inning against CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees Music Factory, but he tweaked his back on a comebacker by Curtis Granderson. The Grandy Man, in his first game back after breaking his arm during spring training, must have transferred his injury curse mojo to King Felix, who finished the inning with discomfort and didn’t come out for the seventh. Hernandez said it’s “nothing serious” and that he would be fine for his next start, but the M’s couldn’t hold on against the Yankees, who rallied for three runs in the seventh and won 4-3.

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Cardinals place Westbrook on 15-day DL (The Associated Press)

By at 12 May, 2013, 6:24 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Westbrook has been trying to ignore elbow pain since spring training. The St. Louis pitcher and the team finally decided it was time for a break.

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New York Mets Should Send Ike Davis to the Minors (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

By at 1 May, 2013, 8:31 am

COMMENTARY | After what ended up being a Jekyll and Hyde 2012 season, there was hope Ike Davis would be productive for an entire year in 2013. That hope was strengthened as the New York Mets watched their first baseman hit .327/.431/.455 during Spring …

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Mets sign RHP DJ Mitchell (The Associated Press)

By at 22 April, 2013, 8:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have signed right-hander D.J. Mitchell to a minor league contract, and he will report to extended spring training.

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