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Archive for February, 2009

Spring Notes

There’s a buzz around this morning about today’s batting order and it has nothing to do with where Luis Castillo or Jose Reyes will bat. Manager Jerry Manuel has put today’s starting pitcher Oliver Perez in the no. 2 hole in the order. Manuel wants to see Perez bunt and is apparently confident enough that […]

First Injury of 2009 Preseason

The Mets suffered their first injury of the spring today when pitcher Sean Green, acquired as part of the J.J. Putz trade, left during the first inning of today’s exhibition opener after suffering a cut fingernail on his throwing hand.

Piazza Coaching Italian Team for WBC

Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza is the hitting coach for the Italian team in the WBC. has a profile on coach Piazza.

Verducci Inspired By Delgado, Me Too

I was watching my Twitter feed this morning and was struck by a message by bigleaguestew (from the blog Big League Stew) who quoted a recent article by Tom Verducci at The quote was as follows: I would rather be fooled again by a rogue player in sheep’s clothing than indict them all and […]

Murphy in Left, Tatis and Church in Right

Not much more than a routine weekend at Mets camp this past weekend. In fact I’d probably have nothing to write about were it not for Jerry Manuel’s announcement that Daniel Murphy will be the starting left fielder with Fernando Tatis splitting time with Ryan Church in right field. Most people expected Murphy to split […]

HHR: ARod Cousin Suspects

I loved this post from the always entertaining Hugging Harold Reynolds Exactly the laugh I needed after watching the video of the last piece of Shea Stadium coming down.

And The Walls Come Tumbling Down

Video of the last piece of Shea being torn down: Thanks for the memories.

Beltran: We’ll Kill Hamels

Carlos Beltran had some very strong words for Cole Hamels yesterday. When asked about Hamels calling the Mets choke artists this winter beltran said “The only thing that I know is he will be watched every time he faces us. Hopefully we kill him, and then he’ll have to deal with the situation.” I always […]

ARoid Press Conference = Non Story

Today is a big day at Yankee camp. Alex Rodriguez will arrive at spring training and hold a press conference regarding last week’s report about steroids use. This is a good move on the Yankees part as it is an attempt to get all the talk of this subject out of the way as soon […]

Weekend Camp Recap

A few things happened over the weekend in Mets camp. The Mets signed Livan Hernandez to a minor league contract. He will be in camp to compete for the 5th spot in the rotation. The competition for that spot includes Hernandez, Tim Redding and Freddy Garcia. Elsewhere in camp Francisco Rodriguez talked with reporters and […]