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Archive for February, 2008

Santana To Start Today

Johan Santana will take the mound today in his first spring start for the Mets against the Cardinals at Tradition Field. I’ve been working from home lately which is fortunate for me because it will allow me to watch the game live on SNY. People are very excited about this but keep in mind that […]



Milledge Disses Mets

Adam Rubin writes about Lastings Milledge in today’s New York Daily News. Milledge is a highly talented player but has a problem fitting in. Though he matured a bit last year his performance on the field was lackluster enough to knock down his trade value and convince the Mets to cut their losses by trading […]



Maine Starts Today

John Maine gets the start today against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL. Maine won 15 games last year, his first full year as a starter, and he’ll be counted on to pitch more to the level of his first half of 2007 than his second half. If he can […]



Pelfrey Does Well in First Spring Outing

Mike Pelfrey pitched well yesterday. In two innings he allowed one hit, struck out one and faced the minimum 6 batters. It’s too early to prognosticate about Pelfrey’s spot on the 2008 team. He’s the Mets sixth starter which means he’s going to have to do a lot more of that to make the roster […]



Twitter

I’ve added a Twitter feed to the left sidebar for quick updates. This is good for times where I have a quick 1 liner to add but don’t feel like writing a whole post. I’ll try it for a while and see how it goes.



McNamee Was Almost A Met

Joel Sherman reports in today’s New York Post that the Mets looked into hiring Brian McNamee as batting practice pitcher before last season. After third base coach Manny Acta left to manage the Baltimore Orioles the Mets found themselves needing a BP pitcher (Acta had been the primary BP pitcher) and then hitting coach Rick […]



Kazmir Feeling Discomfort

Former Met Scott Kazmir left the field yesterday during warmups for an intrasquad game with the Tampa Bay Rays. He took an MRI and will sit for two weeks.



El Duque Starting Slow

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted but interestingly enough not much has happened. Carlos Beltran had a mini war of words through the media with Jimmy Rollins after Beltran said the Mets were the team to beat this year. Oliver Perez handed the Mets organization their first arbitration loss in 16 years. […]



Hagin Named New Radio Voice

Wayne Hagin has been officially named as a new Mets radio voice. He will be teamed with Howie Rose on Mets broadcasts on WFAN. Hagin has previously worked with the Rockies and Cardinals.



Alomar Jr. Added To Coaching Staff

The Mets have announced that Sandy Alomar Jr. will join his father, Sandy Alomar Sr., on the coaching staff. Alomar Jr. will replace Tom Nieto as the catching instructor. Nieto will be moving over to first base where he will replace Rickey Henderson.