Certain Positions In Fantasy Baseball Require Quality Backups On Your BenchWhat are the thinnest positions in fantasy baseball? Catcher? The infield positions of second base, shortstop and third base? All of the above? Yes, depth is better in the outfield and first base positions, so when you think about which players to stash on your bench, think about the ones with multi-position eligibility. They may not be the most productive on a day-to-day basis, but they have the capability to be very valuable to your team's chances of winning.
Justin Turner Rips Mets, New York Media Over Handling Of Tejada"In New York, it doesn't matter what it is, everything's a story, and they want to know everything about it. It turns into a big ordeal. Stuff that doesn't even matter."
Report: Ex-Met Justin Turner Agrees To Minors Deal With DodgersA prototypical utility player, Turner played 15 games at first base, 12 games at second base, 23 games at third base, 18 games at shortstop and one game in left field in 2013.
Mets Non-Tender Valdespin, Hefner, Atchison, Quintanilla And TurnerThe Mets did not offer contracts to pitchers Jeremy Hefner and Scott Atchison, infielders Omar Quintanilla and Justin Turner, and utility man Jordany Valdespin, making the five free agents.
Report: Mets Reach Out To Free-Agent Shortstop Rafael Furcal As far as free agents go, Stephen Drew and Jhonny Peralta are the cream of the shortstop crop, but they will be in heavy demand and will likely command top dollar. A cheaper option is 36-year-old Rafael Furcal.
Mets Looking Forward To Expanded Replay Following Controversial Loss"It's tough," Niese said. "Obviously (if) we were playing next year we wouldn't be in that situation. That's the beauty of replay and how necessary it is. It is what it is. (Layne) made the call, and we just got to get over it and come back after the off-day."
Mets Place Captain David Wright On 15-Day DL, Call Up Mike BaxterDavid Wright is going on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring injury. Mike Baxter was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Mets Place Infielder Justin Turner On DL, Activate Reliever Scott AtchisonThe Mets have placed infielder Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list with pain in his ribcage, setting up a roster shuffle that led to top prospect Zack Wheeler being added as the extra player for a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves.
Mets Fried By Fish For Second Game In A Row, Met Bats Fail To Show UpMets batters have gone cold again in Miami as the Amazins were soundly beaten by the Marlins 8-1 on Saturday.
Coleman: Mets' First Baseman Ike Davis Likely Heading To 'Lost Wages'Ike Davis will probably be sent down to Triple-A, but there are plenty of culprits to share the blame.
Kallet: Mets Need To Think Long And Hard About What To Do With Ike Davis I sincerely hope Davis proves me wrong and suddenly finds his stroke. I hope he can be the .270, 40-homer guy that we all envisioned him being. But I just don't see that ever coming to fruition. And sooner or later, the Mets will have to make a decision about their first baseman.
Niese Implodes In Atlanta, Surrenders Seven Earned Runs In Loss To BravesJon Niese gave up seven earned runs in four innings pitched as the Braves blasted the Mets on Sunday.