There’s been a fair amount of chatter this week about signing R.A. Dickey and David Wright to extensions. The two are easily the best players on the Mets in 2012, with both about three times as valuable as any other player and pitcher. The Mets hold options on both: $5… Read More →
That is the unenviable question facing the New York Mets. We know the alternatives at that fifth starter spot are unpalatable. Dillon Gee is not likely to return for months. Harvey is raw- nearly four walks per nine, still learning to harness his secondary stuff- but likely to give the… Read More →
Andy Martino had a solid piece today discussing how many within the Mets’ clubhouse would like the team to add a right-handed hitting outfielder, rather than a bullpen arm. The reality is, as reflected in the article, both would be extremely helpful. From my point of view, the bullpen needs… Read More →
When Johan Santana was extended to 134 pitches, I happily supported the decision from Terry Collins. The result was a no-hitter, and a transcendent moment in the history of the franchise. But Collins himself fought off tears as he wondered whether it would be the right decision going forward for… Read More →
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So it turns out the biggest moment of D.J. Carrasco’s career is going to be gettting thrown out of a game and making David Wright mad. The Mets announced following Wednesday night’s game that they had designated Carrasco for assignment. I actually thought this was a bit hasty, since Carrasco… Read More →
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Just out from the Mets: Chris Schwinden to Triple-A. Vinny Rottino up. Rottino can help. He’s got a solid bat, can play some catcher when Terry Collins wants to rest Josh Thole without punting both the 8 and 9 slots in his batting order, and will probably spot Ike Davis… Read More →
Enjoying an afternoon of memories with Bud Harrelson, Ed Kranepool and Art Shamsky at the 50th Anniversary Mets Conference at Hofstra University. You all really ought to get here if you can. There are fantastic programs all weekend long. It is doing Dana Brand proud.
Here at Citi Field, it’s a bit of a bloodbath. Mike Pelfrey appears to have a UCL tear, which would end his season. Chris Schwinden will start Friday, and that’s not great. More later on.
News out of Mets land: Ronny Cedeno has been placed on the 15-day DL with a strained intercostal muscle, which I believe is a muscle injured in either the Central or Mountain time zones. The result has been roster madness. Since the Mets have a doubleheader starting momentarily, they called… Read More →
The good news? He hasn’t been ruled out. The bad news? No one is saying how long he will take to heal, or how long they will play a man short. FLUSHING, N.Y., April 12, 2012 – “The injury to the little finger on David Wright’s right hand was re-evaluated… Read More →