Morning News and Notes for 2/22

February 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Here is some news from yesterday regarding the Mets organization Mets ace Johan Santana will make his spring debut in the Mets first game on March 5, against the Nationals. Johan missed all of last season due to shoulder surgery he underwent in late 2010. Santana also threw a 29-pitch bullpen [...]

Jonathon Niese improved in a big way last year

February 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Young lefty Jonathon Niese has been heavily criticized this offseason by many fans and writers for his lack of development in 2011. After a 9-10 season with a 4.20 ERA in 2010, Niese looked to step up in a major way and become the dominant starter he has the potential to become. Well I’m [...]

Looking back: Roy Halladay trade “offer”

February 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Remember that reported offer by the Blue Jays a few years ago that would have sent Roy Halladay to the Mets? Of course you do. Halladay, who was 32, was on the trade block with rumors awirling around him for weeks. It was reported that the Blue Jays offered this trade: Blue Jays get: Ruben [...]

This is the day!

February 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

The day is finally here. The day where winter turns to spring for baseball fans around the country. The day where  the losing and horrors of seasons past are masked by the smell of freshly-cut grass and sound of fungo bats hitting ground balls to infielders. The day where drills and countless [...]

Bonus: Top 12 prospects for 2012: #13-20

February 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

Well I’ve finished the top 12 prospects, but I’ve decided to extend the list a little so here are the official UpAlongFirst.com top #13-20 prospects in the Met organization. 13.Cory Mazzoni-  P THROWS/BATS: R/R Mazzoni was named one of the biggest breakout prospects of 2011 by Kevin [...]

2012 Season Preview: Left Field

February 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

The left field position may be the most uncertain as far as production level goes for the Mets coming into spring training. We know for sure that the job belongs to Jason Bay, but what the Mets will get from him remains to be seen. Bay will be in the third year of a four-year, [...]

Top 12 prospects for 2012: #1

February 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Welcome to the final installment of the top 12 prospects for 2012. Without further delay, here is the number one prospect in the Mets minor league system: 1. Matt Harvey-  P HEIGHT: 6’4” WEIGHT: 240 THROWS: R         BATS: R BORN: 3/27/1989 COLLEGE: U.N.C. ACQUIRED: 7th pick (1st [...]
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