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Hit Braun = Hit Wright?

People are talking a lot about Terry Collins taking David Wright out of last night’s game as well as Wright’s reaction. Honestly I’ve been waiting to see Wright behave that way for years. For those who don’t know what happened: After a solo home run by Rickie Weeks in the seventh inning Mets reliever D.J. […]



Backman To Manage Bisons

In what could be a set up for the future the Mets have named Wally Backman as manager of AAA Buffalo. Many people scoffed at the fact that Backman wasn’t named to Terry Collins’ staff on the major league level last month but being at AAA is probably good for his chances at a major […]



Mets Shuffle Coaching Staff

The Mets announced coaching changes this afternoon. Ken Oberkfell (bench), Chip Hale (3B), Mookie Wilson (1B) and Jon Debus (bullpen) will not be back next year. Tim Teufel will coach third base in place of Hale, who has already signed as the Oakland A’s bench coach, and Ricky Bones will replace Debus. Dave Hudgens (hitting) […]



Missing Playoffs Is Not A Big Deal In 2011

Every publication (print and electronic) that covers the Mets has a mention of the fact that the team was mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yesterday. I’m trying to figure out why this is so noteworthy. Coming into the season the goal of this year was to rebuild. Shed some big contracts, develop some younger talent […]



KRods Option Will Kick In, Get Over It

Last night manager Terry Collins used Francisco Rodriguez in the 8th inning of a loss to the Phillies. The second guessing began almost immediately. Why use your closer in a non-save situation? Why waste an appearance that could have contractual ramifications? (KRod has a $17.5 million option that kicks in if he makes 55 appearances.) […]



Ollie Going To The Bullpen

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 […]



Time To Say Goodbye To Ollie?

Oliver Perez started today and had a decent outing… after giving up 3 runs without an out to start the game. There’s talk that this could be his last start as a Met. The rumor is that he’ll be asked to take a spot in the bullpen as a “situational” lefty. But when asked by […]



The Minaya Era Taught Me To Be Concerned For Beltran

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 […]



Beltran’s Sore Knee

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 […]



Mets Finalize Coaching Staff

The Mets made their coaching staff for the 2011 season official today naming the following coaches to manager Terry Collins’ staff: Dave Hudgens, Hitting coach Dan Warthen, Pitching coach Mookie Wilson, First base coach Chip Hale, Third base coach Ken Oberkfell, Bench coach Jon Debus, Bullpen coach It’ll be nice to see Mookie back in […]