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Today’s Mets Lineup vs. Cubs

Here is the lineup the Mets will send to the plate against Cubs righthander Carlos Zambrano: Jose Reyes – SS Josh Thole – C Carlos Beltran – RF Jason Bay – LF Daniel Murphy – 1B Justin Turner – 3B Jason Pridie – CF Ruben Tejada – 2B R.A. Dickey – P Pretty much the […]


Chris Young Out For the Year

According to Adam Rubin on ESPN-NY, Chris Young has opted for shoulder surgery to repair a tear in his shoulder capsule — effectively ending his 2011 season. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

Mets Injuries

Ike Davis To DL, Fernando Martinez Promoted

Ike Davis has been placed on the 15-day DL with an ankle sprain, the result of colliding with David Wright on an infield popup the other day. How that collision even happened is a mystery, since the Mets have been focusing on sound fundamentals since Terry Collins took over the team. Surely, Wright properly called […]

Mets Injuries

Mets Trade Jon Matlack for David Wright

My SweetSpot friend ThePlatoonAdvantage has built an amazin’ tree connecting Jon Matlack to the drafting of David Wright. On MetsMerizedOnline, there is a comprehensive analysis of the drafts overseen by Omar Minaya, Paul DePodesta, and J.P. Ricciardi over the past 10 years. And guess what? Omar comes out looking a lot better than you might […]

Around the Blogs

Jose Reyes Running Toward Historic Season

A few Mets-related links from around the information superhighway … Jose Reyes is on pace to have a truly historic year — one that would finish with at least 50 doubles and 25 triples. How many times has that happened before? Never. Whether he can keep it up remains to be seen, but playing half […]

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Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Rockies

The Mets will send the following lineup to face Rockies righthander Jason Hammel. Jose Reyes – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Carlos Beltran – RF Ike Davis – 1B Jason Bay – LF Ronny Paulino – C Jason Pridie – CF Mike Pelfrey – P Interesting to see Paulino catching with […]


Bud Selig Speaks On Mets Finances

Remember this quote — it is Bud Selig speaking on ESPN Radio: “I feel very comfortable that we are going to have a very reasoned economic solution. … We carefully watch [the Mets'] situation, talk to people every day. They are approaching it the way I would approach it, quite frankly. They are looking to […]

News Notes Rumors

Might Millwood Make Sense for Mets?

Kicking the tires on Kevin Millwood seems to be an annual activity for the New York Mets. Though, in previous seasons, he was considered as a pitcher who might be a “final piece” to help the Mets gain a postseason appearance. This time, the situation is different for the Mets, and Millwood has changed as […]

Pitching Staff

Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Dodgers

Here is tonight’s Mets lineup facing Hiroki Kuroda of the Los Angeles Dodgers:


Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Phillies

Tonight’s Mets lineup against Phillies pitcher Vance Worley: Jose Reyes – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Carlos Beltran – RF Jason Bay – LF Ike Davis – 1B Josh Thole – C Jason Pridie – CF Mike Pelfrey – RHP Worley pitched very well in two starts for Philly last year, […]


Ronny Paulino Up, Mike Nickeas Down

According to the Mets PR Department, Ronny Paulino has been promoted from AAA Buffalo and activated from the disabled list. Paulino is available to play in tonight’s ballgame against the Phillies. He will wear uniform #9. To make room on the roster for Paulino, catcher Mike Nickeas has been demoted to Buffalo. I’m kind of […]

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Livan Hernandez Linked to Drug Dealer

Not sure that this will affect his start tonight, but Livan Hernandez has been mentioned in a case against a drug dealer in Puerto Rico. From the Miami Herald: Vázquez Ayala was arrested after a seven-year investigation and was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute drugs in Puerto Rico. According to the source, Hernández’s name […]

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Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Nationals

Funny, I still have a subconscious urge to type “Expos” when I need to type “Nationals”. Go figure. Here is tonight’s Mets lineup against Expos Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez. Jose Reyes – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Carlos Beltran – RF Jason Bay – LF Ike Davis – 1B Josh Thole […]


Davey Lopes On Head-First Sliding

With all the ballyhoo about Jose Reyes’ headfirst slide into third last night and the ensuing discussion about whether it’s safer / smarter / faster to slide head- or feet-first, here are some interesting points. First, a mechanical engineer came to the conclusion that sliding head-first was faster. Though, other researchers — including a physicist […]

Baseball Basics

Roger McDowell in Trouble

Former Met reliever Roger McDowell is under investigation by MLB for allegedly threatening fans in San Francisco with a baseball bat and verbally assaulting them with homophobic slurs You can read all the gory details

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