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11 Players Moved By Mets Yesterday

The Mets had a busy and curious day yesterday as far as transactions go. Here’s a list of what they did yesterday: Recalled Fernando Martinez from AAA Buffalo Sent John Maine to minors for a rehab assignment Designated Connor Robertson for assignment Released Bobby Kielty Designated Wilson Valdez for assignment Released Wily Mo Pena Released […]


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Schneider’s Return Delayed

Brian Schneider has developed a sore right calf and is unlikely to be activated when he is eligible to come off of the disabled list (Sunday, May 3). This will give the Mets some more time to make a decision on the Ramon Castro/Omir Santos issue. Castro is the incumbent number 2 catcher but Santos […]



Pagan Surgery Settles 5th Outfielder Battle

Angel Pagan has opted to have surgery on the bone spurs in his elbow and will be about 6-8 weeks. Pagan had a solid spring last year but his season got derailed by injuries (including surgery on a torn labrum) and he only got into 31 games. This setback will likely cost him a spot […]



Roster Fine Tuning

The Mets completed the final fine tuning of the roster yesterday to cut down to 25 men for today’s opening game of the 2008 regular season. Orlando Hernandez, who went back to his trademark high leg kick in Saturday’s preseason finale, was put on the 15-day DL so he can work on his arm strength. […]



Gotay to Braves, Register to Rockies

Ruben Gotay was claimed by the Braves. Let the second guessing begin! The Mets were not able to work out a trade to keep Steven Register so he has been returned to the Rockies.



Gotay Finally Waived, Tatis Makes Roster?

The reports the other day of Ruben Gotay being waived were premature. He wasn’t waived until this morning. This tells me that the last bench spot will most likely go to Fernando Tatis. The big factor working in Tatis’ favor is his versatility. He is perhaps best known for playing third base but can play […]



Gotay Waived

In addition to waiving Steven Register the Mets also waived Ruben Gotay today. I like Gotay and hope he clears waivers. He’s not very good defensively but can give a spark offensively. And considering the shape the Mets are in at second base going into the season (Luis Castillo still not 100% from knee surgery, […]



Queens is Burning

What a crazy day yesterday was. Rick Down was fired as hitting coach. Rickey Henderson was added to the coaching staff but to an unannounced position. He may be hitting coach but so may Howard Johnson who filled the duty last night as Henderson couldn’t get to New York from Oakland in time for the […]



Ledee Comes Back to New York

The Mets picked up outfielder Ricky Ledee off waivers from the Dodgers yesterday. Ledee, who came up with the Yankees, will add some depth in the outfield and a lefty bat from the bench. This is an excellent move. With Xavier Nady gone to the Pirates and Cliff Floyd‘s sore left Achilles the Mets have […]



Castro Agrees to 1-Year Deal

According to the AP the Mets and backup catcher Ramon Castro have agreed to a 1-year contract worth $800,000. This takes Castro off of the arbitration list. Still eligible for arbitration are Víctor Zambrano and Chris Woodward. (Nice error on the linked page switching the positions of the arbitration eligible duo.)