Well, that’s an exaggeration, but the news isn’t great. The Mets announced the following a short time ago, in a press release: “Jose Reyes left the game yesterday in the second inning after experiencing stiffness in his left hamstring. “Daniel Murphy was removed from the game in the seventh inning… Read More →
After Friday night’s game, the Mets recalled Nick Evans, sending Mike Nickeas to Buffalo. Makes sense- they need a bat a lot more than a third catcher right now.
It is easy to get lost in the small details, the many tiny moments and data points that make up a year in the life of a major league baseball team. But I wanted to take a step back, and point out a glorious arc, courtesy of Sandy Alderson and… Read More →
Well, if media reports are true, Sandy Alderson is back from his pillaging, and the treasure chest contains… Zack Wheeler. As Beltran Booty goes, this will do nicely. (Tomorrow, we’ll tackle what it means for the 2011 Mets.) Wheeler was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft. He’s currently… Read More →
More to come on this, but it is being widely reported that Carlos Beltran and cash are heading to San Francisco for minor league pitcher Zack Wheeler. We’ll have full Beltran Booty coverage on this to come, but you should know- it involves a lot of approving Rs.
So as the Carlos Beltran Trade Saga reaches its conclusion over the next few days, we’re getting treated to two sets of rumors on parallel tracks. Set One: Team X is in the lead for Beltran, followed closely by Team Y and Team Z. That is quickly followed by a… Read More →
Here at the LoHud Mets Blog, we get letters. (To send us letters, email firstname.lastname@example.org.) Needless to say, it is our youngest readers who are most concerned with the future of the team, which means that our Beltran prospect mail tends to skew younger. Little Jonny P., age 4, writes:... Read More →
As the countdown to the Carlos Beltran ticks away, it is beginning to feel like Christmas morning. A complicated Christmas morning, to be sure, since while whatever is under the tree in prospects will be exciting, one quick look around will reveal that your father’s also left town. But these… Read More →
Over the next few days (or hours, if the Mets strike sooner), I’ll be briefly profiling some of the players rumored to be the return for Carlos Beltran, how they fit with the Mets, and how excited a pirate Mets fan would be if such a trade occurs. Up first:... Read More →
Last year, a 32-year-old righty out of the bullpen posted an unsightly 7.32 ERA. But his xFIP was 3.77, right in line with his career ERA mark of 3.72. His peripherals were strong, and his batting average on balls in play was artificially high. His name was Chad Qualls, and… Read More →
A top-of-the-head lineup of greatest Mets would look something like: Piazza-C, Hernandez 1B, Alfonzo 2B, Wright 3B, Reyes SS, Jones LF, Beltran CF, Strawberry RF. In other words, the opportunities to see a good percentage of the finest Mets to ever man a position together have been rare. Piazza-Hernandez-Strawberry were… Read More →
With all the talk about trading Carlos Beltran, something that is flying under the radar is how expendable many of the Met relievers are. That is, if you assume that the Mets should be more focused on 2012 and beyond than a season that finds them 8.5 out of the… Read More →
The press release rolled into the inbox just after midnight. The Mets traded Francisco Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers early this morning for two players to be named later and cash considerations, according to the Mets, though the New York Post is reporting that the considerations are that the Mets… Read More →
The news, at first blush, isn’t good. The Mets placed Jose Reyes on the DL this afternoon; ESPN reports that he’ll need to rest his injured hamstring for three weeks, to maximize the possibility of a quick recovery. But the reality is, players are going to get hurt. What has… Read More →
In a progressive move, Major League Baseball added a rule allowing players to miss up to three days for paternity leave. The rule gives clubs a chance to add another player, rather than forcing expectant fathers to choose between employer and life-defining event. Willie Harris is the latest Met to… Read More →