Here’s the latest on Johan Santana, and it looks good. Santana pitched against Mets minor-leaguers for four innings today in his second outing since knee surgery. He allowed two runs and six hits in four innings, striking out five and walking none. He gave up three doubles and threw 40… Read More →
Journeyman Julio Franco has signed to manage the Gulf Coast Mets and former catcher Mike DiFelice will skipper the Kingsport Mets, according to The Associated Press. Franco, who played for the Mets from 2006-07, will be joined at Gulf Coast by pitching coach Frank Fultz, hitting coach Tom McCraw and… Read More →
This is a collection of news and links to Mets stories out in cyberspace. There is no Spring Training game today for the Mets. Nick Evans is giving Jerry Manuel and the rest of the Mets coaching staff second thoughts about sending him to the minors so he can get… Read More →
Single-season tickets for games in April and May are on sale online, by calling (718) 507-TIXX and in person at select locations throughout New York City. Tickets start at $11. More information can be found here.
John Maine had another rough outing yesterday vs. the Marlins giving up four runs in the first inning. The good news is he was lights-out for the next three innings. Read about that and news on Angel Pagan’s recovery from arthroscopic surgery here.
The Journal News sports columnist Sam Borden wrote a column in today’s paper about how the Mets made the unusual move of getting not one, but two closers to shore up their abysmal bullpen from 2008. Grabbing Francisco Rodriguez and J.J. Putz was ambitious for sure, but Borden says there’s… Read More →
Today’s game was a much better display of pitching for the Mets as they held the Detroit Tigers to three runs off of five hits. Today’s Mets starter Freddy Garcia went 2 1/3 innings, allowing two hits (one a homer) and two runs. Bobby Parnell fared much better in his… Read More →
Well, it wasn’t a great game for Mets pitching as the Marlins had 20 hits, including four against starter Johan Santana. He also gave up three runs, one a homer by Dan Uggla, in 2 2/3 innings. The good news is Santana’s motions seemed fluid and he used all the… Read More →
ESPN.com is reporting that there might be some interest by the Los Angeles (hence the Hollywood reference with a tip of the hat to The Fan’s Steve Somers) Dodgers to look into former Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez. Apparently both Dodgers GM Ned Colletti and Manager Joe Torre are open to… Read More →
There are only two more days left for a chance to buy single-game tickets before they’re opened up to the general public. This opportunity is available to only select individuals. One way to become one of those individuals is to register as a Club Mets member on Mets.com. At the… Read More →
For the second consecutive season, outfielder Angel Pagan will be out of commission due to an injury, this time because of a bone spur in his right elbow, according to MLB.com. His return and availability is expected sometime in May. Pagan was battling with Jeremy Reed and some others for… Read More →
Well, Jose Reyes will be back in Port St. Lucie a lot sooner than expected. In case you missed it, the Netherlands shocked the Dominican Republic for the second time, winning 2-1 in 11 innings to eliminate the Dominicans from the World Baseball Classic. If they care about baseball in… Read More →
The Mets (5-6-1) avoided a fourth consecutive loss to the Washington Nationals (6-5-1) as they battled back from a 5-0 deficit, scoring four runs in the seventh and tying it in the ninth. John Maine had another rough outing, giving up five earned runs in three innings of work, including… Read More →
Coming off pitching three scoreless innings against the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday, former Mets ace Pedro Martinez said Monday he still would like to pitch for the Mets. “Yeah, I would like to be back [with the Mets],” Martinez told MLB.com. “But I’m not just going… Read More →
The Mets have released righty Duaner Sanchez, citing concerns that he wouldn’t be the reliever he was in 2006 when he was a huge part of the Mets making it to the postseason. The move saves more than $1.3 million in salary (see what other players are earning) yet begs… Read More →