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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mets greats slam Dykstra for Davey Johnson ‘drunk’ accusations | New York Post

Dykstra won’t be invited to Davey Johnson Day.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 28, 2016 at 12:59 PM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: davey johnson, keith hernandez, lenny dykstra, mets, ron darling


Confessions of a Steroid Pioneer

This is a must read.

Dykstra earned roughly $36.5 million during his major league career, according to Baseball-Reference.com.

But it never was enough. Ask him to pinpoint a moment or two (or three) when things began to spin out of control on him, and he says it wasn’t really one moment.

Then, he pauses. Long. Several seconds pass.

“Money became, like, the driving force of my life, you know?” he says slowly. “Even though I had a ton of it, I wanted more. Money’s important; we all need money to live. But when you do things for the love of money, it’s like the baseball gods…when you do things for the love of money, you get f—king brought back to reality real f—king quick.

“Next thing you know, you’re sitting in front of your locker wondering how you’re 0-for-15. It happens that quick. So it’s kind of like, you know, so, I’m not looking for the big kill anymore. I don’t need it.

“Prison, being locked up in a cage, changed a lot about how I think. But I don’t recommend people take that path. Not really, know what I mean? I’m just saying, when you get put in a situation, you either deal with it, though, or you f—king quit. I’m not a quitter. I fought through that s—t. It was the hardest thing I ever did, but I did it.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 28, 2016 at 06:37 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: lenny dykstra, mets, peds, phillies

Monday, June 27, 2016

Mets to trade top prospect? Source says: “Rosario going nowhere” | Newsday

They say he isn’t going anywhere.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 27, 2016 at 08:49 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: amed rosario, mets

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Jose Reyes must demonstrate sincere remorse in return to Mets - NY Daily News

Something must be wrong with Harper, he sounds reasonable.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 26, 2016 at 09:01 AM | 159 comment(s)
  Beats: jose reyes, mets

Saturday, June 25, 2016

ESPN: Mets to demote Conforto, promote Nimmo.

The New York Mets will demote struggling outfielder Michael Conforto to the minors Saturday and promote outfielder Brandon Nimmo from Triple-A Las Vegas, according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin and multiple reports.

I guess he’s not actually better than Kris Bryant.

Infinite Yost (((Voxter))) Posted: June 25, 2016 at 01:44 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, prospects

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Commish’s Classics: They Weren’t Just The Mets; They Were Pond Scum

‘Commish’ Hummel looks back on the 1980s STL-NYM rivalry, points and laughs at young Chris Dial’s tears of rage and anguish. Worthy topics!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Syndergaard has elbow discomfort, seeing doctor

This hurts (and I am not a Mets fan and don’t have him on any of my fantasy teams).

Jim Furtado Posted: June 22, 2016 at 06:10 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, noah syndergaard

Injuries And Indecision Have The Mets On The Edge Of Panic Mode | VICE Sports

HIT THE PANIC BUTTON!!!!!!
Panic Button

Jim Furtado Posted: June 22, 2016 at 09:15 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: mets

Tom Seaver’s wife outraged Mets never built statue of her husband - NY Daily News

Didn’t he already get a bobblehead?

Count Nancy Seaver among those who are up in arms at the Amazin’ omission of a Citi Field statue honoring her husband Tom.

The absence of a Seaver statue at the stadium is “ridiculous,” said Nancy Seaver, she and her husband just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. “I’m embarrassed for (the Mets). I really am.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 22, 2016 at 08:54 AM | 41 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, tom seaver

You can boo, but Jose Reyes makes sense for Mets | New York Post

Reyes, at this juncture, is a marginal player with interesting upside who would be filling a marginal role on this Mets team. Given what these Mets want to accomplish, though, Reyes represents one margin worth exploring.

There are enough reasons to sign onto such an agreement and not enough to dismiss the notion. The only reason this shouldn’t occur is if Reyes, after his release, gets a better offer (like an immediate job in the big leagues) elsewhere — in which case the Mets can shrug it off and know they were ready to pounce on a good idea.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 22, 2016 at 08:52 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: jose reyes, mets

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has injury setback | MLB.com

Put the trade talks on hold.

Roughly a month shy of Zack Wheeler’s scheduled return from Tommy John surgery, the Mets have temporarily shut the right-hander down due to right elbow discomfort. Wheeler is scheduled to fly to New York for an examination on Wednesday by Mets doctors.

Wheeler, 26, had been scheduled to throw a simulated inning this week in Port St. Lucie, Fla., marking his first competitive action since he underwent surgery in March 2015. Though the Mets do not consider this latest issue serious, Wheeler experienced enough elbow discomfort for the team to shut him down and fly him to New York.
“All I can say is he’s had a little bit of elbow discomfort,” general manager Sandy Alderson said. “He hasn’t thrown in a couple of days.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 21, 2016 at 07:19 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, zack wheeler

Monday, June 20, 2016

Blueprint to fix Mets begins with Brandon Nimmo and d’Arnaud | New York Post

De Aza brings nothing to the Mets.

D’Arnaud, set to complete his rehabilitation stint Sunday night, will be there barring something crazy happening. And it would be crazy to not give Nimmo, the prodigal Wyomingite, a shot, with either Michael Conforto or Alejandro De Aza departing to make room.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 20, 2016 at 08:39 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: mets

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Ex-Met says time is Wright for club to sign Cuban 3B Gourriel - NY Daily News

Are there still questions about his age?

“It’s more of an issue when a guy is listed at 32,” one scout said. “It’s not like someone who says he’s 22 and turns out to be 24 or 25. At 32 an extra year or two matters a lot more. You have to see if the athleticism is still there.

“Even if he looks good in a workout, I wouldn’t give him more than two years. The cost would depend on how many clubs get involved, but based on what some of the other (Cuban defectors) have gotten, it figures to be $10-$11 million a year, depending on the length.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2016 at 09:06 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, yulieski gourriel

Thursday, June 16, 2016

David Wright has surgery, season is likely over - NY Daily News

After weeks therapy and oral and local medications, David Wright has decided to have surgery to repair the herniated disc in his neck. The surgery was scheduled for Thursday in California with Dr. Robert Watkins, the Mets announced Thursday morning.

While the Mets said there is no timetable for Wright’s return, the Mets captain’s season is effectively over.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 16, 2016 at 03:34 PM | 41 comment(s)
  Beats: david wright, mets

Yoenis Cespedes knows Cuban star’s talent better than anyone | New York Post

Gourriel hasn’t played at a high level of competition in a while. Thinking he can step in and help the Mets this year is probably far-fetched.

“At the time that I left that was the best ballplayer in Cuba,” Cespedes said through interpreter Melissa Rodriguez. “He is a five-tool player. When I was in Cuba we were best friends.”

The Mets need to make a serious run at the free agent. With David Wright likely heading to neck surgery, the Mets desperately need to find a solution to their third-base problem and think about putting together an offense that takes full advantage of the super pitching staff.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 16, 2016 at 08:19 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, yoenis cespedes, yulieski gourriel

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New York Mets’ David Wright mulls surgery for herniated disk in neck - Mets Blog- ESPN

—New York Mets third baseman David Wright may opt for surgery to address the herniated disk in his neck rather than continue a conservative rehab process, general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday.

“By the end of this week we’ll know something more about David’s situation,” Alderson said.

Wright has been on the disabled list since June 3.

The captain has spent the past week in Los Angeles with Dr. Robert Watkins, who previously had treated Wright for spinal stenosis in the lower back.

Alderson said Watkins is conferring with team doctors about whether surgery is now the proper route for Wright with respect to the herniated disk.

Alderson said he could not say whether surgery, if selected, would end Wright’s season.

“That’s speculation based on an option that he hasn’t even chosen at this point, or hasn’t been agreed upon,” Alderson said.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 15, 2016 at 09:42 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: david wright, injuries, mets

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mets must trade for Lucroy — even if it means giving up Wheeler - NY Daily News

Is it really panic time? Mets fans should be happy Harper isn’t GM. Travis is scheduled to come back in less than a week.

Yes, Travis d’Arnaud is on his way back from his shoulder injury, and he could provide some of the much-needed pop for the Mets’ offense.

But it’s clear that gambling on d’Arnaud staying healthy for months at a time is a longshot at best, especially now that he has had a problem with his throwing shoulder in addition to various other injuries.

As it is, d’Arnaud already had issues with his throwing, especially last October, and right now the Mets need a strong arm behind the plate as teams are running at will on the bases against them, especially when Kevin Plawecki is catching.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 14, 2016 at 09:47 AM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: jonathan lucroy, mets, travis d'arnaud

Monday, June 13, 2016

New York Mets manager Terry Collins taken to hospital before Sunday game

New York Mets manager Terry Collins will remain hospitalized overnight in Milwaukee after requiring medical attention less than 30 minutes before Sunday’s first pitch against the Brewers.

Collins complained of feeling ill, but had improved by the time he departed Miller Park for Froedtert Hospital, assistant general manager John Ricco said.

The 67-year-old Collins, the oldest manager in the majors, departed the clubhouse without requiring assistance.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 13, 2016 at 10:08 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, terry collins

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Mets may have planted the seeds for Matt Harvey’s exit | New York Post

Back in February, at the news conference to announce Yoenis Cespedes’ re-signing, Alderson said of his starting rotation: “I think you always are making choices. Even if the payroll were to go up, we’re still going to have to make choices. It’s nice that we have some of those choices to make and we certainly want to be in a position to keep some or all of those pitchers.

“So I don’t mean to say we’re not going to keep them all. We’d love to keep them all. We just have to make sure that we’re providing for that as we go forward.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 11, 2016 at 08:38 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: matt harvey, mets

Friday, June 10, 2016

NJ.com: Ex-Met Josh Satin retires at 31, cites toll of head injuries

Here’s hoping he has a healthier future.

Former Mets infielder Josh Satin announced Friday that he is retiring at age 31.

“I have decided to retire from the game of baseball,” Satin wrote on Twitter. “Injuries, especially head injuries, diminished my skills and it’s time for me to move on.”

Satin had been playing for Triple-A El Paso, an affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Satin, a former sixth-round draft pick of the Mets in 2008 out of the University of California, Berkeley, reached the majors in 2011 and spent four years in New York. Satin batted .243 with three homers and 22 RBI over 116 games with the Mets during that span.

Renegade JE (((Jason))) Posted: June 10, 2016 at 05:09 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: head trauma, injuries, mets, retirement

Cespedes vs. Heyward and the debate over advanced analytics - NY Daily News

Hey, why not bash when you can. If there is any time to make definitive judgments over long-term free agent signs, it’s 1/3 through the first season of the deal.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 10, 2016 at 09:43 AM | 49 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, mets

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

The Yoenis Cespedes trade wasn’t one-sided at all | New York Post

n his first four starts following a late-April promotion, Fulmer never got beyond five innings, had a 6.52 ERA and a .944 OPS against. In the four subsequent starts, he has worked at least six innings each time, posted a 0.32 ERA and .378 OPS against. In his last three outings, he has given up three or fewer hits and yielded no runs. No pitcher in major league history has ever had three such results in their first eight starts. The previous fewest starts was 10 by Anibal Sanchez in 2016.

Fulmer pitched six shutout innings Monday against Toronto, and one of the relievers who followed him was Sanchez, relegated to the bullpen after going 3-6 with a 6.67 ERA as a starter. Sanchez’s poor work and that by Mike Pelfrey (1-5, 4.76), who starts Friday against the Yankees, only elevates the importance of Fulmer, who averages 94.7 mph with his fastball and has groundball tendencies. Fulmer’s next scheduled start is Sunday against the Yankees.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 08, 2016 at 10:36 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, michael fulmer, tigers, yoenis cespedes

Monday, June 06, 2016

Neil Walker returns to Pittsburgh as a Met with no regrets | Newsday

For most of his adult life, Neil Walker existed as a living, breathing anachronism, a hometown kid making good in his own backyard. For 11 seasons, he stood in stark relief against the mercenaries who represent the norm in professional sports, his black and gold Pirates uniform a reminder of a charmed existence.

So when that changed this past offseason with a trade to the Mets, he needed time to process the end of an era. “I felt a bit slighted,” said Walker, who returns to Pittsburgh on Monday for the first time as a Met. “I thought, ‘Wow, they don’t want me around here anymore.’ ”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 06, 2016 at 08:34 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, neil walker, pirates

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Can New York Mets’ Matt Harvey make it two good starts in a row? - Mets Blog- ESPN

I know what I’ll be watching on this rainy day.

Harvey returns to the mound Sunday as the New York Mets aim to complete a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins. He has a tough matchup. Harvey (4-7, 5.37 ERA) opposes ace Jose Fernandez (8-2, 2.53) in the 1:10 p.m. ET finale.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 05, 2016 at 10:45 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: jose fernandez, marlins, matt harvey, mets

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