Showing posts with label Andy McCullough. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Andy McCullough. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mets Work Out: Matt Harvey Pitches BP to Mets Regulars, Lucas Duda puts on a Home Run Display on Field 7 (Mini Citi Field)

According to Andy McCullough of, The Mets spring training highlights of the day occurred on Field 7 (Mini-Citi-Field), where Matt Harvey threw another session of live batting practice.

He faced a group of regulars – David Wright, Jason Bay, Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda – but all appeared to be just tracking the baseball. Harvey did plunk Duda in the right leg with an off-speed pitch, but Duda reported no ill will or injured limbs.

Lucas Duda proceeded to detonate baseballs during regular BP. Dozens of baseballs cleared the moved-in fences.

McCullough says that even though it is just batting practice, Duda has been the star of camp thus far. Team officials are almost giddy about his potential for this coming year, especially considering his .957 OPS in the second half of last season.

“Really fun to watch,” catcher Mike Nickeas said Duda finished up his session.

“Unless you’re the opposing pitcher,” Ike Davis cracked.

Lucas Duda's STATS

2011 Regular Season10030138882131050335710.292.370.482.852

Friday, December 09, 2011

Sandy Alderson happy with the moves so far, might make more trades?

Alderson ready to make move moves?
Andy McCullough of talked to Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. He talked to him about the moves the Mets have made so far and what Mets fans can expect the rest of the winter.

Alderson thinks the Mets have improved on their bullpen and defense , especially in center-field.

“We’re pleased with where we are right now,” Alderson said
The Mets garnered few headlines this week. The Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels stole the show, tossing around nine-figure contracts without fear.

Instead the Mets operated in search of lower-profile signings to trim payroll while remaining competitive. They haggled with other clubs in trade discussions. They spent about $10 million. With $5 million allocated for Mike Pelfrey in arbitration, that leaves Alderson another $5 million to build a bench.

With regards to losing Jose Reyes to the Marlins Alderson said,  "Of course, the departure of Reyes still pains much of the fan-base,. but time heals”, he hopes the maneuvers executed here aid that process.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Video: Meet the Mets 1st Round Draft Pick, Brandon Nimmo

New York Mets beat writer Andy McCullough took advantage last week's Major League Baseball All-Star break to spend time in Wyoming with the Mets top 2011 draft pick (and 13th overall), Brandon Nimmo, an 18-year-old outfielder from Cheyenne who never played high school ball and perfected his swing inside a barn built by his father. Star-Ledger video by Andrew Mills
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