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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Ed Coleman reports on Angel Pagan’s lower back soreness, Jason Isringhausen’s elbow and Carlos Beltran’s performance in minor league games.
This is the day many Mets fans have been clamoring for. New York released oft-maligned second baseman Luis Castillo on Friday.
Scott Hairston hit two solo homers and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 13-3 Sunday.
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.
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.
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.