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Player Shuffle In Wake Of Wright Injury

News came yesterday afternoon that David Wright has a stress fracture in his aching back. He’ll be out at least 10 days but will likely not need surgery. Almost immediately after hearing the news I thought the Mets would move Daniel Murphy to third base and call up Nick Evans to play first base. Turns […]

Reyes Option Picked Up, Manager Search Begins

Sandy Alderson made his first player move yesterday when he picked up the option on Jose Reyes‘s contract. Reyes will make $11 million in 2011. Meanwhile, Alderson has invited Carlos Beltran to New York for a meeting. I’m not sure what Alderson wants to discuss but I’d speculate he wants to talk about the direction […]

Davis Needs Fans Support

The Mets have pulled the trigger on the Ike Davis call up. He’s been pulled from the Buffalo Bison’s lineup this afternoon and will instead be traveling to CitiField where he will be on the roster for tonight’s game. Now comes the hard part. We all know Davis can play. He’s proven it at the […]

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 […]

Evans Is St. Lucie Bound

Yesterday I wrote about the rumors that Nick Evans would be demoted after a horrific start at AAA Buffalo. Late yesterday the shoe dropped as Evans was sent to the Mets minor league complex in St. Lucie for a few days of extended spring training before heading to AA Binghamton. Good luck, Nick. Hope to […]

A Sad Step Backward For Nick Evans?

On April 1 it looked like it would be a big season for Nick Evans. He had earned a spot on the Mets opening day roster after batting .263 with 3HRs and 12 RBIs in spring training and was headed to New York for the Mets last 2 exhibition games against the Red Sox at […]

Freddy We Hardly Knew You

Rumor has it that the Mets have released Freddy Garcia. (I saw this blogged somewhere but don’t have a solid source yet.) After a terrible outing for Buffalo last night Garcia seemed to indicate that he may retire. His agent has denied the retirement rumor but it seems like that may not matter if no […]

The Sad Case of Nelson Figueroa

On Sunday Nelson Figueroa started for the Mets in place of Mike Pelfrey. He pitched pretty well allowing 5 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings. Many, including me, thought that the Mets would keep him on in a long relief role at least until Tim Redding was able to return. We thought wrong. On […]

Fired: Randolph, Peterson, Nieto

It finally happened. After the beating the Angels 9-6 general manager Omar Minaya finally dropped the ax on manager Willie Randolph. The win was the fourth in six games so one has to believe that there was something else going on. Either Randolph was resistant to suggested changes from ownership or Minaya was just waiting […]

Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye

As expected the Mets non tendered Johnny Estrada yesterday. I’m not so sure that was the right move. But this officially makes the move of Guillermo Mota complete. The Mets essentially moved Mota and his salary to Milwaukee for nothing. Other Mets who were non tendered are Juan Padilla and Ben Johnson. The Mets did […]