Starters Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon and closer Bobby Parnell pitched batting practice with fielders Thursday.
The 27-year-old told manager Terry Collins on Wednesday that his arm feels “dead,” according to MLB.com. He’s headed to New York to get an MRI on his shoulder. Collins said it’s just a precautionary move.
Matt Harvey is back! Well, sort of. Harvey met a major goal on Saturday when he threw his first pitches since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
While some Yankees fans engaged themselves in some minor hand-wringing over Masahiro Tanaka’s middle-distance running capabilities, just as many Mets fans wondered why on earth Ike Davis is still on the roster.
It’s going to be an intriguing season for the Mets, one filled expected maturation of young players and production from some key veteran signings, but where the Amazins end up in the NL East is anyone’s guess.
Wheeler showed signs last season of becoming a co-ace with Harvey, which is exactly what the Mets envisioned when they acquired the hard-throwing right-hander from the San Francisco Giants for Carlos Beltran back in July 2011.
Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets finalized a two-year, $20 million deal.
Looking at the current market and the cost it takes to acquire available shortstops via free agency or trade — it may have been best for Sandy Alderson and the Mets to retain Reyes.
The Yankees officially have a new face. I know Derek Jeter is still here — and this is certainly not any disrespect to The Yankee Captain. But the reality is that there are only two players signed for more than four years and they are Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann.
Let’s face it. Outside of Matt Harvey and Daniel Murphy, the kids haven’t done much for the cause. The Mets might as well try it the Yankee way.
Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the Mets have reached a deal, giving the New York the starter it was seeking to replace injured ace Matt Harvey.
Would ya look at that, Boomer and Carton were back at it again Thursday morning on this edition of the Morning Extravaganza.
The Mets’ quiet offseason has gotten considerably louder.
Several people from other teams I’ve spoken to think the Yankees need Brett Gardner as insurance for an older and injury-prone outfield.
The 40-year-old had an excellent campaign for the A’s in 2013. The free-agent pitcher went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts. He struck out 117 and issued 29 walks.