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March 29, 2016

Harvey OK for opener, Thor and deGrom to follow

by @ 4:51 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

Matt Harvey is ok after a medical scare and set to pitch Sunday night vs the World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. #33 had blood in his urine caused by a clot in his bladder. Harvey’s arm is fine and he will start opening night. Noah Syndergaard, who famously buzzed the tower in the World Series, will pitch Game 2 Tuesday while Jacob deGrom draws the home opener April 8th for the National League Champions at Citi Field.

March 20, 2016

Harvey named Opening Day starter, Updates on Cabrera, Wright and Tejada

by @ 11:01 am. Filed under Uncategorized

Mets skipper Terry Collins has named Matt Harvey his opening day starter after talking with all 5 starting pitchers Thursday. #33 will take the mound April 3rd at the World Champion Kansas City Royals, the very team that rallied vs Harvey and closer Jeurys Familtia in the 9th inning of game 5 to tie and ultimately win the World Series. The rest of the rotation has not been set and Jacob deGrom has been dealing with some minor ailments as well. Pencil in Noah Syndergaard for game 2.

METS MASH: SS Asdrubal Cabrera(Knee) continues to make good progress and has been riding a stationary bike.  Collins thinks he will have his shortstop in Kansas City. David Wright(Back) also looks good and appeared to move free and easy in his 1st game this weekend. As he stated, this is not an injury, it is a condition. Think diabetes, not an ACL. If managed correctly, Captain America can contribute. Finally, INF Ruben Tejada was released and quickly signed by the St Louis Cardinals. I want to wish Ruben well, a good guy who does not fit the current Mets roster and goals.

March 16, 2016

Infield Influx: Updates on Cabrera, Tejada and Wright

by @ 11:57 am. Filed under Uncategorized

The New York Mets infield heading into the final phases of spring training has question marks with 3 veteran names and the team could open the 2016 with a different look. 1st, SS Asdrubal Cabrera(Knee) could miss the opener but should be fine short and long term after straining a tendon sliding in camp. Wilmer Flores, who is destroying the ball in Florida, would assume the starting role if Cabrera is not ready in Kansas City. Ruben Tejada would be another candidate to draw playing time but the team has placed him on waivers and with several teams needing middle infield depth, The shortstop more than likely has played his last game in Queens. Rookie Matt Reynolds could make the team as a super utility Ben Zobrist type. Finally, Captain David Wright(Back) will make his spring training debut Friday and has made good progress in camp. Mets skipper Terry Collins would like to get the 3B into 12-14 games prior to the season opener. The team and Wright have used a cautious approach in camp and ramped up his activity gradually as he played in 38 regular season games and the entire postseason with spinal stenosis. The Mets would take 120 games out of #5, 140 would be heaven for the team, player and fans. The good news for all involved? The team is much better equipped to compete with or without Wright ,due to improved depth.

March 5, 2016

RIP Shannon Forde: A real life Loss

by @ 10:14 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

The New York Mets and much of the baseball world is mourning the death of Senior director of Public Relations Shannon Forde this weekend. The beloved Forde lost her battle with breast cancer after serving the team since 1994 and leaves behind a Husband and two children. Since joining the Mets right out of St. John’s University, she was a vital member of the teams day to day operations. Shannon was my classmate at SJU and we spent hrs in the cafeteria talking John Franco and current Mets affars. I am distraught over this, All members of the media  loved her, since the news of her passing away, both print and electronic media has been inundated with praise. Mets legend Mike Piazza expressed sorrow on twitter and David Wright, who was particularily close with Forde, was hit hard. The Mets will host a memorial service Wednesday Wednesday March 9th at Citi Field at 3 pm for Shannon.

 

Managing Expectations

by @ 7:10 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

Mets skipper Terry Collins’ biggest strength as a manager is player relationships and the clubhouse. He knows his guys, tells them the truth, backs them publicly and looks out for them-short and long term. When the Matt Harvey controversy could have destroyed this team in September, TC controlled it. Wilmer Flores was traded- then not- and Terry Collins was there. The Mets captain missed over 100 games, this manager circled the wagons and kept this team afloat. As the defending National League Champs approach the 2016 season, TC had this message: Last year was fun, we had a great year and team, it means nothing in 2016, we need to play and play well. Both Collins and Wright have used the team that defeated them in the World Series-The Kansas City Royals- as the bench mark: Lost an incredible World Series then came back to win the next year. A lot to like about this team but count internal leadership-from both Collins and Wright- as major plus. This team is in good hands with Captain America and TC.

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