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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Conforto Debuts Saturday, Niese Throws Bullpen Session, Dice-K in bullpen, No Trade Talks Yet with Mets


Mets News and Notes:


First Round Pick Conforto makes debut Saturday:
First-round pick Michael Conforto will make his professional debut as the DH for the Brooklyn Cyclones on Saturday.

Conforto, the 10th overall pick in the draft, officially signed a week ago. The Oregon State outfielder attended the Golden Spikes Award ceremony on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was one of three finalists, but did not win the award.

Keith Law rates Conforto as the No. 32 prospect in MLB. Law writes about the two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year:

Conforto was the most advanced college bat in the draft class this year, leading Division I in OBP despite playing in a major conference (Pac-12, for Oregon State), while showing above-average power and adequate defense in left field. He doesn't have huge upside, but he's very close to major league ready and should be at least an above-average regular with a higher ceiling if the power exceeds expectations. The Mets should fast-track him if his performance warrants it.

Niese Throw Bullpen Session:
Jon Niese threw a pregame bullpen session Friday at Petco Park and pronounced himself ready to come off the disabled list on Monday to face the Seattle Mariners.

Niese has been on the DL with a strained left hamstring since June 22.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Injury Updates: Eric Young , Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Dice-K


Injury Updates:


New York Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. experienced dizziness but passed a concussion test after suffering a freak pregame injury Sunday.

Mets players were taking flips in an indoor batting cage at Coors Field when a baseball off Lucas Duda's bat ricocheted and struck Young below the right eye.

A CT scan and X-rays performed at a local hospital revealed a bruise, but no fracture or other serious damage. Young had mild swelling and a mark below his right eye after the Mets' 5-1 win against the Colorado Rockies and complained of a headache.

He officially is day to day.

Daisuke Matsuzaka’s right-calf injury, which required a visit from the trainer during Saturday’s relief appearance, apparently is not too severe.

Matsuzaka, initially thought to be unavailable Sunday, was warming in the ninth inning of the Mets’ 5-1 victory against the Colorado Rockies.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis made a highlight-reel catch for Las Vegas during Game 1 of a doubleheader Sunday, but it forced him from the game.

Nieuwenhuis banged an elbow crashing into the wall in the Triple-A game at Tacoma catching Xavier Avery's fly ball to end the second inning. He was replaced by Anthony Seratelli in left field the following frame.

The injury does not seem severe, and Nieuwenhuis could be back in the lineup as soon as Monday.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Recap, Harvey Rehab, Wright Counseling, Mejia, Viola, Davis, Duda, Farnsworth, Pelfrey, Dice-K, Quintanilla, Fan Poll Results


Mets News and Notes:


Spring Training Recap: Mets 7-3 losers to Nationals....Travis d'Arnaud did hit a wind blow HR off Stephen Strasburg

Matt Harvey and the Mets have settled on a rehab plan. During the season’s first couple of months, Harvey will rehab in New York when the Mets are at home and work out in Port St. Lucie when the big-league club is away from Citi Field. Once he begins expected mound work in June, the rehab will shift nearly exclusively to the team’s Florida complex. Read Here

David Wright was among those counseling Harvey on the rehab subject. Read Joel Sherman in the Post

No Relief Role for Jenrry Mejia. Alderson tells media that he will be a starter this season. Read Here

Frank Viola will require open-heart surgery next Wednesday and will be unable to serve as pitching coach at Triple-A Las Vegas. Read more in Newsday and MLB.com.

The Wilpons’ settlement with the trustee collecting money for victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is down to $80 million, to be paid in equal installments in 2016 and 2017. Read ESPN

Sandy Alderson expects Ike Davis and Lucas Duda both to be on the Opening Day roster. Read more in the Post, Star-Ledger and Newsday.

Kyle Farnsworth, who is due to be re-signed by the Mets, rode the bus to Viera on Tuesday with the team despite technically not being a member of the organization. Read Here

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mets News: Mets sign Dice-K to minor league deal


Mets News:


The New York Mets have added Daisuke Matsuzaka to their fifth-starter competition.

Matsuzaka has agreed to a minor league deal with the club that includes an invite to spring training.

He will compete with left-hander John Lannan and right-hander Jenrry Mejia for a rotation role. Prospects Jacob deGrom and Rafael Montero officially will be in that competition as well, but they appear targeted for Triple-A Las Vegas.

Lannan agreed to a minor league deal with the Mets last weekend.

Matsuzaka, 33, went 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven late-season starts with the Mets in 2013 after opting out with the Cleveland Indians, for whom he had been pitching in Triple-A.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Mets Rumors: Alderson says Johan Santana and Dice-K could be options for Mets


Mets Rumors:

Mets have interest in Johan Santana and Daisuke Matsuzaka

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets Looking to bring back Dice-K


Mets Rumors:


According to the Japan Times, the New York Mets said Monday they are talking with Daisuke Matsuzaka about bringing him back for next season.

The 33-year-old free agent joined the Mets in August, going 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts.

“He did a nice job for us at the end of last season, so I would expect we’ll talk to him at some point,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said to ESPN.com.

Assistant GM John Ricco told Kyodo News that while no formal offer has been made, Matsuzaka has been receptive to returning to Citi Field for another season.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mets News: Mets sign starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka


Mets News:


Daisuke Matsuzaka has agreed to a deal with the New York Mets, reports CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Dice-K is expected to immediately join the club’s major league roster.

Matsuzaka had spent the season with the Cleveland Indians’ Triple A affiliate. He tried to catch on with the team during Spring Training but failed to make the rotation to start the year. He stayed with the organization, though, and has found his form recently. In his last 10 starts with the Columbus Clippers, Matsuzaka went 4-4 with a 3.56 ERA and 54 strikeouts.

The Indians released Matsuzaka on Tuesday at his request so he could try breaking in with another major league team.

Matsuzaka was a star with Japan’s Seibu Lions and made a splash when he decided to move to the Major Leagues. The Red Sox paid $51.1 million for the right to negotiate with Matsuzaka in November 2006 and signed the pitcher to a six-year, $52 million deal.

Dice-K had his best season in Boston in 2008, when he went 18-3 with a 2.90 ERA. But elbow injuries took their toll on Matsuzaka, who is only 6-feet tall and 185 pounds. He had Tommy John surgery in 2011 and struggled with he returned last season.

The Mets had ideas of signing Matsuzaka in the off-season, but nothing came of it...

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Beltran Chronicles - A Trade Story


This is a recap for all the Mets Fans who don't know whats going on with the potential Beltran deal. Courtesy of  MLBTR.

On Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, the idea of the Red Sox acquiring Carlos Beltran surfaced.

For the remainder of the day, we heard a few rumblings.

Then "A Source" involved in the discussions told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that nothing was close with Boston and Beltran (Twitter link). Sherman was told yesterday that the Red Sox see Beltran as a fallback.

Then we got an update form SI.com's Jon Heyman, who spoke to one NL executive who estimated the Mets would have to eat about half of Beltran's salary in order to move him (Twitter link).

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