All day yesterday I was thinking of new beginnings. Despite the doldrums the Mets are currently in I found myself looking forward to next week when pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie to begin preparing for the 2012 season in earnest. Then the news came. I first saw it on Twitter as I [...]
It’s official. Oliver Perez is out of the starting rotation and is now competing for a bullpen spot. Manager Terry Collins confirmed it after today’s game. I’m not sure Ollie can do the bullpen. As a starter his whole career who has been resistant to the bullpen (he accepted it last year only because it [...]
After sitting out yesterday’s game due to a sore knee Carlos Beltran was expected to play in an exhibition game today. This morning that plan was changed and it was announced that Beltran would play in a simulated game instead. Still later manager Terry Collins said that Beltran will not play at all today. Still [...]
Carlos Beltran did the right thing earlier in spring training by relinquishing the center field position to Angel Pagan and move over to right. The reason for the move is his ailing knee. The same knee that will keep him out of today’s game. Beltran made his debut at DH yesterday and was scheduled to [...]
On a morning where the big story of the day should be the Yankees coming within one win of yet another World Series appearance the New York Post decided to run a front page story on former Mets general manager Steve Phillips. Phillips, apparently, had an affair with an intern that didn’t go quite as [...]
It’s official! Pedro Martinez has signed with the Phillies. He’ll get $1 million plus incentives for half a season’s work. However he’s got a mild shoulder strain and will start his stint with the Phils on the disabled list. Sounds like the Phillies may be using the same medical staff as the Mets.
The Brewers have released RHP Claudio Vargas. The Mets seem to still be in need of a fifth starter. Do we have a match? Matthew Cerrone at MetsBlog is not convinced. What do you think? Leave your comments. (Click the comments link above and to the right of this post or, if you are viewing [...]
Those fans hoping to see Livan Hernandez join the Mets starting rotation this season will be let down this afternoon when the Minnesota Twins announce they have signed the righthander. There were string rumors that the Mets would sign him if they couldn’t land Johan Santana. I still would like the team to acquire another [...]