Manny Acosta

Reliever Frank Francisco #50 of the Toronto Blue Jays at Busch Stadium on June 25, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Mets Hoping Frank Francisco Ends Their Search For A Closer

Given the opportunity, Frank Francisco believes he has the stuff to be a dominant closer. The New York Mets think so, too, and will give him every chance.


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Mets Agree With Pelfrey, Ramirez, Acosta And Torres

The Mets have settled all four of their potential salary arbitration cases, agreeing to one-year contracts with pitchers Mike Pelfrey, Ramon Ramirez and Manny Acosta, and outfielder Andres Torres.


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Coutinho: Hale Will Be Missed, But Mets Coaching Changes Make Sense

The Mets have announced some coaching changes for 2012 and my immediate reaction is that losing Chip Hale is a big hit while adding Tim Teufel as third base coach and Ricky Bones as bullpen coach makes sense.


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Coleman’s Corner: Mets Pin Hopes On Bobby Parnell

Bobby Parnell notched his first save of the season on Wednesday, but the Mets are hoping this will be just the start of many more to come in the years ahead.


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Mr. 300: Jason Isringhausen Notches Milestone In Mets’ Win

From Generation K to recording his 300th save with the Mets, Jason Isringhausen’s career has come full circle.


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Mets Promote Acosta From Triple-A

The 30-year-old Acosta was 1-0 with four saves and a 1.77 ERA in 20 games at Buffalo. Last year with the Mets, he was 3-2 with a 2.95 ERA in 41 games.


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Mets Want Extended Spring From Isringhausen

Flushing’s reunion with Jason Isringhausen will have to wait. The Mets have asked the 38-year-old to participate in extended spring training in order to build up his elbow strength.


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Coleman’s Corner: The Mets’ Bullpen Battle

By most projections, 6 of the 7 spots in the Mets’ bullpen are locked up. That leaves Jason Isringhausen, Blaine Boyer, Manny Acosta and Pat Misch all vying for the final spot.


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Coleman’s Corner: The Latest On Ollie P

Not that he had much choice, but Oliver Perez has not fought the decision to go to the pen – he can deal with it whether he likes it or not.


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Coleman’s Corner: That’s A Start For Mets’ Ollie P

Ollie lives for another day. Perez defied the odds and went out and threw two scoreless innings, allowing two hits, in a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.


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Coleman’s Corner: A Hair Raising Start

The Mets staged their annual intra-squad matchup on Friday and Scott Hairston stole the spotlight.


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Coleman’s Corner: Peeking At The Pitching

Henrry Mejia was sharp during his outing with the Mets on Wednesday. The battle continues over whether he’s a starter or reliever.


Jon Niese #49 of the New York Mets pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during their game on July 27, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Almost Over: Brewers Take Two From Mets

Prince Fielder hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for an 8-7 victory over the New York Mets Wednesday night after squandering a six-run lead in the first game of a doubleheader.


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Mets Prevent Phillies From Winning Division Title

The New York Mets beat Philadelphia 7-3 on Sunday, preventing the Phillies from clinching their fourth straight NL East title at home.


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Mets Looking For Series Win Vs. Astros

Closer Francisco Rodriguez’s ongoing saga has cast another dreary shadow over the New York Mets, but taking their first road series in two months could give them a small reason to smile.