9 Strangest Minor League Team NamesThe Rangers' ECHL affiliate announced on Wednesday it'd be re-branded as the Swamp Rabbits, which is certainly one of the more creative team names we've ever heard -- to say the least.
Don't Write Him Off Just Yet: Mets' D'Arnaud Is Scorching In MinorsThe former top prospect is 12-for-29 (.414) with five home runs, 10 RBIs and two doubles. He's drawn three walks, scored eight runs and struck out only twice. His on-base percentage? A ridiculous .485.
Mets Call Up Veteran Bopper Bobby Abreu, Option Andrew BrownOutfielder Bobby Abreu will join the Mets on Monday for the opener of a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field. His contract has been selected from Triple-A Las Vegas, and Andrew Brown has been optioned.
Former Mets Pitcher, Minor-League Coach Frank Viola To Undergo Heart SurgeryNew York said Tuesday that during a spring-training exam "Mets physicians discovered a heart condition that needed to be corrected as soon as possible."
Backman To Return To Mets' Triple-A Affiliate In Las Vegas In 2014The Las Vegas 51s announced on Tuesday that manager Wally Backman will return for the 2014 season.
Report: Valdespin Hurls Vulgarity At Mets Manager After DemotionLet's just say Jordany Valdespin didn't handle being sent down to Triple-A very well.
Ike Davis Continues To Rake At Triple-A; Mets Mulling Promotion?Davis is hitting it big in Vegas. The demoted Mets first baseman slugged his fifth home run in four games on Monday night, doubling and driving two runs.
Report: Wally Backman Irks Mets, Has 'Zero Chance' Of Taking Over For Collins It seems Wally isn't so popular in Flushing these days -- at least among Mets brass.
Demoted Ike Davis Getting Some Help From Dear Ol' DadTriple-A manager Wally Backman says Ike Davis is "gonna get right" in Las Vegas. Well, maybe he will -- with a little family support.
Las Vegas 51s Manager Wally Backman On Ike Davis: 'He's Gonna Get Right' "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."
Mets Call Up Aardsma, Send Down McHughThe Mets have sent down Collin McHugh and called up David Aardsma from Triple-A Las Vegas
Giglio: Mets' GM Sandy Alderson Is Ringmaster In The Ike Davis CircusSending Ike Davis down to Triple-A potentially could harm his already damaged psyche. Either way, Sandy Alderson must make a decision now.

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