Well, it was a nice run. OK, not really. The Mets finally ended the Rick Ankiel experiment today, demoting him after a dreadful two weeks. Ankiel has been struggling at the plate the entire season, but has recently began striking out at a ridiculous rate, striking out three times in four at-bats today. It looks like the 33 year-old is… Read more →
The Mets made some moves yesterday to clear out the 40-man roster in preparation for Opening Day. Here’s what happened: The Mets exposed Darin Gorski and Reese Havens to the waiver wire to clear two more spots. Both cleared waivers and are headed to the minors, according to Adam Rubin. In a bit of a surprising move, the Mets sent… Read more →
We are only just a few games into the 2013 exhibition season, but things are looking up for some of the new Mets outfielders, especially right-handed hitting Collin Cowgill. Through nine spring games, Cowgill is tied with Jordany Valdespin for the team lead in hits, with eight. So far (keep in mind we are still a month away from Opening… Read more →
Here are some notes from throughout the farm system: The Mets announced today that they have placed Kirk Nieuwenhuis on the Triple-A DL after tearing his plantar fascia in his foot. Nieuwenhuis was recently demoted to Buffalo after hitting .252 in 91 games with the Mets this season. In the place of Nieuwenhuis on the Buffalo roster will be C.J…. Read more →
The Mets have activated Mike Baxter for tomorrow night’s game in San Francisco. They have also optioned Nieuwenhuis to Buffalo. Baxter has been out since injuring himself while making one of the greatest catches of the year leaping into the left field wall at Citi Field to save Johan Santana‘s no-hitter. Before getting hurt, Baxter was a key piece off… Read more →
The Mets announced today that they have optioned outfielder Lucas Duda to Triple-A Buffalo. Duda, 26, has a .241/.335/.391 batting line this season with 12 home runs and 44 RBI this season. However, since June 15, he is hitting just .189 with two home runs and four RBI. He has also struck out at least once in every game this… Read more →
The trade deadline is approaching fast. We are already a week into July and with the All-Star break beginning next week, the wheeling and dealing is about to heat up around baseball. The Mets are certainly a team with flaws, with a bad bullpen being one of a few holes that Sandy Alderson must address. We take a look.
‘Spin active; Kirk avoids DL; Hampson out- ESPNNewYork.com Beato to replace Hefner- ESPNNewYork.com Phillies’ Lee Stops Mets for First Win This Year- New York Times A tweet yesterday from Buster Olney: “The Mets… Read more →