Archive for February, 2010
I’ve always been a Jeff Francoeur fan and thought the Mets made a good deal when they acquired him for Ryan Church last year. Still, I realize that Francoeur’s career could hinge on his production this season. So does John Delcos on his New York Mets Report blog. You can read Delcos’ post here.
After David Waldstein reported in the Bats blog for the New York Times yesterday that Kelvim Escobar “felt some discomfort in his right shoulder” Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports’ HardballTalk is reporting that “Escobar isn’t even able to grip a baseball right now” and may be seriously injured. Are you kidding me? Here’s a guy [...]
Today is the day to stop being negative about the past and start being positive about what is to come. Today is the day to stop talking about last year’s injuries and start focusing on this year’s comebacks. Today is the day to stop complaining about acquisitions that were not made and start working with [...]
Adam Rubin is reporting that the Mets are dropping the fence height in center field. Rubin reports in today’s New York Daily News that the second level of padding will be removed bringing the height down to 8 feet. In 2009 the fence was as high as 16 feet at it’s maximum height in front [...]
Mookie Wilson is rejoining the Mets as the minor league outfield and base running coordinator and Bob Melvin is joining as a pro scout. Both men have major league coaching experience. Additionally, both men have been managers (Wilson managed the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2005 and Melvin managed the Mariners and Diamondbacks). Both are good hires [...]
News out of Chicago today has J.J. Putz saying he never took a physical with the Mets before being traded from the Mariners. In fact the first physical he took was the spring training physical that even a dead person could pass. In an article Putz says “I had the bone spur (in the right [...]