Brad Emaus

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Schwei: Taking A Look At 50 Years Of Mets Openers

Opening Day will be the sixth in Mets history to be played on a Thursday. The Amazin’s are 5 and 0 all-time on Thursday openers, their best mark on any day of the week.


Daniel Murphy (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Coutinho: Mets’ Murphy Finally At Home Manning Second Base

It’s been a long road for Daniel Murphy. Wouldn’t it be ironic if the Mets’ long search for a second baseman was staring them in the face all along?


Jose Reyes (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images), David Wright (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Schwei: Jose Reyes And David Wright: The Mets’ Dynamic Duo

This past week, Jose Reyes and David Wright appeared in their 800th game together. While the left side of the infield has remained relatively stable over the past seven seasons, the Mets have had plenty of second basemen over that same span.


Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets takes off his helmet after an inning ending out against the Houston Astros at Citi Field on April 19, 2011. (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Coutinho: Listless Mets Searching For Answers

Seventeen games into the season the Mets are searching for answers and if they do not find solutions, they may be staring down the barrel of a long summer complete with empty seats in Citi Field.


Brad Emaus (credit: AP Photo)

Mets Call Up Justin Turner; Brad Emaus Designated For Assignment

The Mets have recalled infielder Justin Turner from Buffalo and designated infielder Brad Emaus for assignment. Turner will be available for tonight’s game vs. Houston.


Casey Stengel (AP Photo), Gil Hodges and Davey Johnson (Getty Images)

Schwei By The Numbers: 50 Years Of Mets Openers

The 50th season of Mets baseball begins Friday night in Florida against the Marlins. Terry Collins will make his debut as manager, becoming the 10th skipper in club history to begin his stint as Mets manager at the start of a season.


Brad Emaus (credit: AP Photo)

Brad Emaus On WFAN: ‘I Like My Chances’ For Mets Job

Brad Emaus appears to be the front runner at second base for the Mets after they optioned Justin Turner to Triple-A Buffalo. New York’s spring standout joined WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Wednesday to talk about the job.


Chris Coghlan #8 of the Florida Marlins slides into to second base against Justin Turner #2 of the New York Mets at Roger Dean Stadium on March 4, 2011 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Mets Option Turner; Emaus Closer To 2nd Base Job

And then there were three. The Mets edged closer to resolving their second base round-robin on Wednesday, optioning Justin Turner to Triple-A Buffalo.


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Coleman’s Corner: Mets Rehab

Ed Coleman reports on Angel Pagan’s lower back soreness, Jason Isringhausen’s elbow and Carlos Beltran’s performance in minor league games.


Who could forget Luis Castillo's dropped pop fly against the Yankees? (AP Photo)

Mets Release Luis Castillo; Perez Survives Cuts

This is the day many Mets fans have been clamoring for. New York released oft-maligned second baseman Luis Castillo on Friday.


Scott Hairston

Hairston Homers Twice In Mets 13-3 Win Over Cards

Scott Hairston hit two solo homers and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 13-3 Sunday.


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Luis Castillo Makes His Case With Big Night For Mets

Luis Castillo needs more days like Wednesday if he hopes to be the Mets’ second baseman this season. Castillo reached base all three times he batted and scored a run in New York’s 7-2 win over the Astros.


Detroit Tigers' Don Kelly (32) safely steals second base as New York Mets second baseman Luis Castillo (1) waits the throw during a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, March 7, 2011, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Mets’ Castillo Feeling Heat From 2nd Base Competition

Luis Castillo sprinted from the Mets’ dugout, taking his spot at second base. He knows opportunities like this one are probably running out. “I got to show them I can still play. If I don’t make the team I don’t know what I am going to do,” Castillo said.


New York Mets second baseman Luis Castillo leans on his bat between batting practice turns during spring training baseball, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Despite Contract, Mets’ Castillo Competing For Job

Never mind Luis Castillo is in the final year of a $25 million, four-year contract to play the position, he’ll have to compete with Daniel Murphy, Brad Emaus and Justin Turner for the starting spot.