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Had the opportunity to watch the Cards at the Mets today in Spring Training.
At the post game meet, the Mets had a couple of announcements: 1) Jon Niese would open the season for the Mets, and 2) David Wright was named the team captain.
These are honors usually bestowed on the top players on the team. And if you look at the Mets' player records, both of these players have reasonable successful numbers. Are they league leading? No. But, this team is not league leading either.
ROCHESTER, NY – Red Wings outfielder Wilkin Ramirez has signed a minor-league contract with the Minnesota Twins for the 2013 season. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training.
March 29, 2012 –The New York Mets today announced that they have signed INF JOSH RODRIGUEZ to a minor league contract.
Rodriguez, 27, split the 2011 season between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cleveland Indians organizations. He started the season with Pittsburgh and had one hit in 12 at-bats with the Pirates. He spent the most time in 2011 with Double-A Altoona and hit .267 (60-225) with three doubles, five home runs and 19RBI in 57 games.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame Remembers Gary Carter
"It's a grueling position (catcher). My knees will tell you that. (But) I can look back and say it's worth it to be enshrined in Cooperstown." -- Gary Carter, at his 2003 Hall of Fame induction
Gary Carter’s Hall of Fame plaque (elected, 2003)
Gary Edmund Carter
Montreal N.L. 1974-84, 1992
New York N.L. 1985-89
San Francisco N.L. 1990
Los Angeles N.L. 1991
The last time a pitcher won the MVP award was when Dennis Eckersley captured the title in 1992. This year, however, there has been a shift in momentum in Major League Baseball. If the mid-90s and early 2000s were the age of the homerun, then the 2010s should be considered the age of the pitcher. There has been a spike in no hitters over the last two years, one of these coming from Justin Verlander this past May. This gem of a game marked his second career no hitter.
September 5, 2011 –The New York Mets today announced that they have promoted INF VALENTINO PASCUCCI, RHP CHRIS SCHWINDEN and OF MIKE BAXTER from the Bisons.
Pascucci was the Bisons 2011 Most Valuable Player while Schwinden was the club’s lone mid-season All-Star and also the team’s Most Valuable Pitcher.
July 18, 2011- The New York Mets announced today that they have signed free agent LHP GUSTAVO CHACIN and OF FERNANDO PEREZ to minor league deals. Both players are active for the Bisons game tonight against the Syracuse Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium.
To make roster room, RHP JACK EGBERT has been transferred to the Double-A Binghamton Mets. OF FERNANDO MARTINEZ has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to July 16.
Tonight is the All Star Game. It's the only actual sporting event over a three day span. Unless you count Womens' World Cup. So, like I said, it's the only actual sporting event over a three day span. This is the driest period of the sports year, which means that everyone needs something to debate on ESPN talk shows and sports radio.
More often than not, that topic is "How to fix the All Star Game."
The upcoming MLB draft doesn't have the unanimous first picks like the last 2 years. Strasburg and Harper, last year, were both special talents.
Looking at the broader picture this year, players by geography, California (C), Florida (F) and Texas (T) continue to provide the largest number of projected draftees.
Harmon Killebrew passed away Tuesday morning at his Scottsdale, Ariz., home. He was 74. Killebrew had been battling esophageal cancer, and he announced last week that his battle was coming to an end. Killebrew died peacefully, with his wife, Nita, and their family at his side.