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Bench

Wake Up, Doug Mientkiewicz

Doug Mientkiewicz is about to get a wakeup call. Brian Daubach was called up from AAA Norfolk to take Miguel Cairo‘s roster spot after Cairo was placed on the DL. Daubach is a first baseman and outfielder with some pop. Like Mientkiewicz, Daubach doesn’t hit for good average but he’s agressive and has a little […]



Koo Goes On The DL

Dae-Sung Koo has been placed on the DL with a contusion on his left rotator cuff. The injury occurred when he jammed his pitching shoulder sliding headfirst into homeplate against the Yankees May 21. Despite a report in yesterday’s Daily News Steve Colyer was not recalled to replace Koo on the major league roster. Royce […]



Decisions, Decisions

It’s going to be an interesting next week or so for the Mets brass as they have alot of decisions to make. A couple of roster moves were made yesterday but they cloud the picture more than they clear it up. Kazuhisa Ishii was activated off of the 15-day disabled list to start tonight’s game […]



The Big Cat Retires

Andres Galarraga has announced his retirement. Galarraga was signed by the Mets in December with the intention that he’d try to make the team as a bench player. A sub par spring (.235, a double, 3 HRs & 7 RBIs in 17 games) apparently convinced him that it was time. Galarraga’s retirement opens the door […]



Catching Another Catcher

This just in… Mets sign catcher Kelly Stinnett The Mets have signed backup catcher Kelly Stinnett to a minor league contract the day after he was granted a release from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Stinnett is no all star but he gives the Mets another experienced backup catcher. No word yet on how this may affect […]



Could This Be The End For Gogs?

According to many sources the Mets and Dodgers are close to making a trade that would send Jason Phillips to LA in exchange for Kazuhisa Ishii. Ishii would be acquired to be the 5th starter in the Mets rotation ahead of current frontrunner Matt Ginter. (This is the spot that became available when Steve Trachsel […]



Goodbye, Super Joe

It’s official. The Mets put out a press release anouncing the release of Joe McEwing. McEwing was caught in the same roster crunch that made Danny Garcia. With the spring that Chris Woodward is having and the addition of infielder Miguel Cairo nobody should be surprised to see Joe or Garcia go. Still, I liked […]



Gar-SeeYa Later

Danny Garcia was released by the Mets yesterday. Though there’s talk that there was an attitude problem the basic fact that there is a glut of people on the roster at his position was the major cause. With Doug Mientkiewicz, David Wright, Jose Reyes and Kazuo Matsui the starters in the infield and several others […]



Chris Woodward: Utility Man

Yahoo just posted a scout.com report about Chris Woodward possibly making the team in a utility role. Woodward has been a pleasant surprise in camp. If he can keep it up he could really give the Mets bench a boost.



Mets Trade For Gutierrez

The Mets acquired infielder Ricky Gutierrez from the Cleveland Indians yesterday to serve as an experienced backup in case the Jose Reyes/Kaz Matsui experiment goes awry. Not a bad idea considering both were hurt in spring training with Reyes still not back from a hamstring injury. I’m a little jaded about Reyes durability right now […]