NEW YORK METS 2010 SEASON POST: Collins named New Manager

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- Mets offense looks solid but that's not even my concern. At least guys like Bay, Beltran and Franc are natural team leaders so it takes some of the load off David.


- I think Ike Davis's grand slam yesterday is still traveling


We are starving for another TOP prospect, hope he is ready by next year. Dude had a great debut in the minors last year, he can't hit lefties for #$%@ yet though.

He's probably the reason we didn't trade for a 1st baseman.


-Meija looked good today but leave him in the minors, he still has only one pitch but its def electric.



[h2]Note: Jose Reyes Condition Completely Curable[/h2]
March 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm · 33 comments

by Michael Baron

According to David Lennon of Newsday, Dr. Andrew Martorella, who is a thyroid specialist at Cornell Hospital in New York, says Jose Reyes‘ thyroid condition is completely curable, and he should be fine.

…i really feel bad for jose, as he has worked really hard to get to where he is, and prior to today, he appeared happy, healthy, and full of energy working out at Tradition Field…i’m glad the prognosis is looking good for him, for his own personal sake, and from a baseball standpoint, i’m hopeful he will be ok and be back on the field within a week or so…





[h2]Post Game: Mets Lose to Marlins, and Mets Defeat Cardinals[/h2]
March 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm · 8 comments

by Michael Baron

At Tradition Field, the Mets fell to the Marlins by the score of 4-2.

Jon Niese started for the Mets, and pitched pretty well, allowing just a run in 2 2/3 innings and striking out five before reaching his pitch count limit, handing the ball to Jenrry Mejia trailing 1-0 in the third inning.

The Mets would take the lead in the bottom of the third, thanks to a heads up base running play by Angel Pagan, when he scored on a David Wright fielders choice and an error by Emilio Bonifacio to prolong the inning, and then Jason Bay doubled off the right field wall to score Wright to make it 2-1.

…i have been really down on Pagan and his baseball instincts, but i was thrilled to see him score on that play, using his head and making a good, aggressive play to help the team…

Mejia’s outing continued through the fifth inning, and he showed tremendous velocity and very good control of all of his pitches, striking out the first three batters he faced and retiring all seven batters he faced.

Mejia went 2 1/3 innings, allowing no hits while striking out four.

…although its an early spring game, Mejia looked awesome…he looked poised, confident, and most importantly, he looked like he was having a ball, with a big fist pump at the end of the top of the fourth inning…

Ryota Igarashi pitched two innings but allowed a solo home run to Bonifacio in the seventh, which tied the game at two a piece.

The Mets had some technical difficulties with the sprinklers before the top of the eighth inning, which delayed the action for a few minutes, but Pedro Feliciano took over for Igarashi and promptly allowed a leadoff double to Jorge Jiminez, then Cameron Maybin moved him over to third on a groundout, but then Feliciano struck out Marlins top prospect Mike Stanton and then got Vinny Rottino to ground out to end the inning.

…Feliciano was all over the place today, but he was able to make big pitches when he needed to and got away unscathed…

Bobby Parnell came on in the ninth, and with a runner at first and one out, the Marlins executed a perfect hit and run play to put runners at the corners, but Parnell struck out Bonifacio, and after walking Brett Carroll, got Jorge Jiminez to fly out to end the inning.

But in the tenth, Parnell immediately found himself in trouble again, allowing a Cameron Maybin leadoff double, and then Mike Stanton connected for a two run home run to put the Marlins on top 4-2.

…Parnell was in the upper 90s with his fastball, but like Feliciano, he just didn’t appear too comfortable out there today…

The Mets mounted a rally in the bottom of the tenth and pulled within one when Mike Hessman reached on a fielders choice and an error which scored Sean Ratliff, but Ike Davis grounded out to end the game, giving the Marlins the victory.

Meanwhile, in Jupiter against the Cardinals, the Mets defeated the Cardinals by the score of 7-3.

Fernando Nieve pitched well in his first start of the Spring, going three innings and allowing just a run on three hits with two strikeouts, although he walked two in his outing.

The Mets jumped out to an early 3-0 against the Cardinals in the first, thanks to an RBI double by Fernando Tatis, followed by RBI singles from Jeff Francoeur and Fernando Martinez, but Bobby Livingston took over for Nieve in the fourth and allowed two runs thanks to a Colby Rasmus RBI single which scored two for St. Louis to tie the game at three a piece.

The Mets went in front in the seventh inning when Shawn Riggans drove in Chris Coste with two outs off of Cardinals reliever Ben Jukich, and then added two more in the ninth inning in support of Nelson Figueroa, who gave the Mets four innings of one hit ball.

Fernando Martinez had another nice afternoon, going 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored against the Cardinals.

Game Ball:

One goes to Jenrry Mejia for his electrifying outing at Tradition Field, and the other goes to Nelson Figueroa for his fantastic four innings of work in Jupiter.

Up Next:

The Mets travel north to Viera tomorrow to take on the Nationals at Space Voast Stadium. Game Time is 1:00 pm.
 
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Just cause he's not ridiculously vocal like some leaders doesn't mean he isn't. He carries the team more often than not.

4th place, you smokin' that good !+@* today.
 

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Ike Davis for ROY, MVP, World Series MVP, and hell, CY Young.

The way people are gassing him up because of his Spring thus far is
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Second place is the best we can wish for at all.  The thing they needed to upgrade most, the staff, is the *$*$$#% same.

The x-factor for this season is Ollie.  I'm not expecting it, but his career has been filled with a lot of high's and low...I mean Pittsburgh basically gave him away a couple years after a great season.  And the offense can be good if they can stay healthy.  Knowing Beltran he'll be injured by May
 
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Originally Posted by AddictedToFreshKicks

its about time
... this season depends on Pelfrey/Maine/Perez Reyes
The starters are important, don't get me wrong. Jose Reyes, however, makes that team go. If he is on, that lineup clicks on all cylinders. If he's out for any sort of extended time kiss the season goodbye.
 
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Originally Posted by bkmac

Ike Davis for ROY, MVP, World Series MVP, and hell, CY Young.

The way people are gassing him up because of his Spring thus far is
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Usually I ignore douchebags but FYI, Ike Davis has been talked about since college, he was a pretty high draft pick and had a really good season in the minors last year.  Most Mets fans are impressed and hopeful but are realistic and feel like it'd be best for him to stay in the minors until he's really ready.  If you had any chance to watch him, you'd probably get an idea why Mez said he's the reason the organization probably held off on acquiring a 1st baseman.  I don't know how much he's been "gassed up" but it's easy for someone to say it's just because of his production in a few games this spring...because you're clueless.  If people are saying he's the second coming, yeah, that's ridiculous, but you don't follow the Mets like we do so you also don't know that any optimism is not just based off of "his Spring thus far".
 

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Originally Posted by ddot7

Originally Posted by bkmac

Ike Davis for ROY, MVP, World Series MVP, and hell, CY Young.

The way people are gassing him up because of his Spring thus far is
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Usually I ignore douchebags but FYI, Ike Davis has been talked about since college, he was a pretty high draft pick and had a really good season in the minors last year.  Most Mets fans are impressed and hopeful but are realistic and feel like it'd be best for him to stay in the minors until he's really ready.  If you had any chance to watch him, you'd probably get an idea why Mez said he's the reason the organization probably held off on acquiring a 1st baseman.  I don't know how much he's been "gassed up" but it's easy for someone to say it's just because of his production in a few games this spring...because you're clueless.  If people are saying he's the second coming, yeah, that's ridiculous, but you don't follow the Mets like we do so you also don't know that any optimism is not just based off of "his Spring thus far".
I'm not all that clueless. He's not even Top 50 prospect (if I'm not mistaken, 62nd rated). I'm just going based off the plenty of Mets fans calling sports radio here in NY (WFAN) and gassing him up because of a Grand Slam.

Rays fans are probably doing the same with their kid Sean Rodriguez. What is he batting .800+ so far?

It's fine to be optimistic in the moment, but I don't think Ike Davis is going to be your Opening Day 1st basement the way Mets fans are making him out to be.
 
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no one is making him our opening day first baseman. but we are excited. i think he should land in aaa to start and ONLY be called up if the season is a wash. soo hopefully no sign of him this year. the minor leaguer i do want to see is fernando martinez. see what he can do, although i know hes just 20
 
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Ike Davis for president.

But seriously, he's getting hyped because of his amazing swing and numbers he put up last season in the minors. He's the real deal, it's just a matter of when he gets the chance.

Too bad the Murphy at 2nd base thing didn't work or else we would have a sick team.
 
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Ike will be starting next year if he has another good season in the minors this year, he still can't hit lefties worth a damn.

Mets will be a much better team then with all the FA's available after the 2010 season (esp in the pitching dept). Lets just hope they can stay healthy and make the Wild Card.
 
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Fernando Martinez, 4-4 w/2 HRs. He's gonna be our starting LF, an All-Star, Silver Slugger, early HOFer.
 

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Originally Posted by ddot7

Fernando Martinez, 4-4 w/2 HRs. He's gonna be our starting LF, an All-Star, Silver Slugger, early HOFer.
You forgot the N.L. CY Young.
 
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Originally Posted by Mez 0ne

Yeah $#$% Bay!
I was gonna say CF but both Pagan and a one-legged Beltran are both All-World.  No RF, we're playing with 2 OFers, Murphy will play directly behind Castillo and be a Gold Glove 2nd 2nd baseman.
 
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Nieve will start over him in no time if he does that his first few starts, trust.

Santos inside the park grand slam was
 
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Send Johan down to AAA.
  He ht 92-93 which is a great thing though.

Ike is too difficult to ignore, just hope he keeps it up consistently in AAA so he can come up.
 
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Mets need to make sure Mejia, Flores and Davis do not come up this season. Let them go a year in the minors. Mejia needs to develop his secondary pitches between AA and AAA. People are a little bit too negative on Martinez, I think he's going to be a multiple All Star kinda player in the bigs.

Look out for Kyle Aleen. Borderline #1 in the making.
 
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