Sandy Alderson expects to bring in fresh talent to the Mets before the end of the 2013 season.
From the moment that spring training opened until today, the Mets were pegged to be bad and the Yankees looked like a team that would struggle to reach October. Three months later, that’s exactly who they are.
It seems Wally isn’t so popular in Flushing these days — at least among Mets brass.
Triple-A manager Wally Backman says Ike Davis is “gonna get right” in Las Vegas. Well, maybe he will — with a little family support.
Valdespin is getting his shot with the Mets. A shot at regular playing time — and a shot at winning over his teammates.
“I want the kid to go up there and just look strictly for fastballs, and fastballs that he can drive,” Backman said. “…We’ll make the adjustments that need to be made for this guy. He’s gonna get right.”
The Mets demoted Ike Davis to Triple-A Las Vegas after Sunday’s loss to Miami. Davis was batting .161 with five homers, 16 RBIs and 66 strikeouts in 186 at-bats.
The 23-year-old could make his major-league debut in grand fashion, as part of a doubleheader against the Braves on June 18. And who would start the other game of the double dip? None other than ace Matt Harvey.
“I wish that some of our better players were closer to the big leagues,” Alderson said. “I wish that certain guys were available to us, but they’re not, and nobody really cares. It’s all about whether you win or lose games, and I understand that.”
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson finally had his Peter Finch moment: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
The team will call up infielder Josh Satin, outfielder Collin Cowgill and left-handed reliever Josh Edgin before Tuesday night’s series opener against St. Louis.
Sweep the Yanks four games home and home and then get swept in three by the horrendous, last-place, worst-team-in-baseball Marlins. Kind of makes it seem that the silly Subway Series was played in 1948 and not last week, doesn’t it?
Harvey battled through five innings allowing season-highs in hits and runs in his shortest start of the season.
The Mets have taken three in a row from their crosstown rivals for their first four-game winning streak of the year and will go for a Big Apple whitewash in the finale Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
Slumping infielders Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada sparked a five-run first inning that kept the New York Mets sailing along in this surprising Subway Series with a 9-4 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday night.