Dan Warthen

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Coleman: Mets Manager Terry Collins Talks

The Mets manager realizes that most observers don’t expect very much from his team this season, but Collins indeed does.


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WATCH: Mets Johan Santana Throws Off Mound Again

Johan Santana threw off a mound Tuesday for the second time after a 4½-month break as he tries to make it back to the major leagues for the New York Mets’ opener in April.


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Coleman’s Corner: The Mets’ Coaching Carousel Spins

The winds of change blew through the Mets’ coaching staff on Wednesday, and when the gale subsided, four coaches were gone.


Mookie Wilson #53 of the New York Mets poses for a portrait during the New York Mets Photo Day on February 24, 2011 at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Switch Coaching Staff, Let Go Mookie Wilson

The Mets announced several changes in their staff Wednesday. First base coach Mookie Wilson, bench coach Ken Oberkfell, bullpen coach Jon Debus and third base coach Chip Hale will not return.


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Coleman: Johan Santana’s Long And Winding Road To Recovery

It’s been a circuitous route that Johan Santana has traveled this season, and the next stop will be Savannah, Georgia on Friday.


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Hartnett: Is Bobby Parnell Ready To Fill K-Rod’s Shoes As Mets’ Closer?

Bobby Parnell is the leading candidate to take over as New York Mets’ closer. Without a significant history of closing out games, it’s hard to tell if he has what it takes but Parnell does possess some traits needed to be a successful fireman.


Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets throws a pitch in the top of the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on June 4, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Coutinho: Mets Dillon Gee’s Long Road To Majors Paved With Determination

Dillon Gee does not ‘wow’ you with his stuff as much as he bowls you over with his poise and professionalism. We are so preoccupied with the radar gun and sometimes forget it is pitching—not throwing that matters.


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Coutinho: Give Dan Warthen Credit For The Success Of The Mets Rotation

Make no mistake about it, Dan Warthen is a big reason why the Mets are sitting right in the middle of a wild card playoff race.


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Coutinho: Mets’ Jonathon Niese Pitching Like An Ace

In his last five starts Jonathon Niese has pitched 33.2 innings, given up only 5 earned runs, struck out 33 batters and has given the Met rotation a real shot in the arm.


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Despite Losing 11 Lbs. From Flu, Mets’ Mike Pelfrey Ready To Start Friday

Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey says he lost 11 pounds in recent days while sick but wants to make his next scheduled start against the Phillies. Just in case Pelfrey isn’t ready, Terry Collins wants Dillon Gee prepared instead.


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Ike Davis Jokes Away Yankees’ ‘Funny Guy’ Feliciano

Injured Yankees reliever Pedro Feliciano inserted Ike Davis into his public feud with the Mets on Monday. How did the young first baseman respond?


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Yankees’ Feliciano On Mets’ Warthen: ‘I’ll Show Him’ In Subway Series

Injured reliever Pedro Feliciano got his say on the Yankees vs. Mets bickering. What hurt, the Yankees’ situational left-hander offered Monday, was what the Mets said about him.


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Mets Split Squads Go 1-0-1 Vs. Nats And Braves

Oliver Perez surrendered back-to-back homers during the Mets’ 7-4 victory over the Washington Nationals. Brooks Conrad hit a two-run homer for the Atlanta Braves and Willie Harris connected for the Mets as the split-squads played to a 3-3 tie.


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Coleman’s Corner: A Nice Start For Mets’ Jon Niese

Jon Niese continued the string of strong first starts by the Mets’ starting rotation, hurling three scoreless innings in a 5-3 loss to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.


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Oliver Perez: I Want Spot In Mets’ Starting Rotation

Mets fans may not agree, but Oliver Perez wants to start for New York. “I think why I’m here has always been as a starting pitcher,” Perez said Monday after reporting to the Mets’ spring training complex.