There’s potential there. There’s a chance. There’s a job to be won for a player who was once a threatening major-league hitter — and could be again. And with the current state of this outfield, that hope and belief is all that Mets fans have right now.
“There are a number of things that we’re currently involved in pursuing, and we’re hopeful that we’ll have some additions before spring training starts,” AIderson said. “I expect that we will have some additions.”
Right-hander Carl Pavano — who is no stranger to the Big Apple — is on the Mets’ radar. The 36-year-old’s agent told the Newark Star Ledger that there is “mutual interest” between both sides. However, talks are “very preliminary,” the newspaper reported.
R.A. Dickey became the first pitcher in the Majors to win 18 games this season and Ike Davis hit a three-run homer as the Mets topped the Cardinals, 6-2, on Wednesday.
Early home runs from Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston weren’t enough support for starting pitcher Jon Niese as the Mets dropped the series finale against the Phillies and had their four-game winning streak snapped.
The Mets return home to Citi Field this week to host their NL East rivals, the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves.
Jeremy Hefner gave the Mets six solid innings as they defeated the Padres 6-2 on Saturday night.
Ruben Tejada was the Mets’ hero on Wednesday as the Mets defeated the Giants 2-1.
Hairston planned to relax and watch a little television when he got back to the hotel. He’ll go sleep thinking he will remain with New York the rest of the season.
David Wright homered twice and had five RBIs and R.A. Dickey won his league-leading 13th game as the New York Mets snapped a six-game losing streak.
Because Mike Baxter hasn’t begun to throw, Mets manager Terry Collins told Mets.com that a comeback “is a ways out yet.” Collins added that the pinch-hitter extraordinaire will need at least 25-30 Minor League at-bats before being recalled to Flushing.
The Mets expect the injury to take about six weeks to heal. Naturally, though, as is generally the case with sports injuries, the expected recovery time does not generally translate to a return to full competition.
The Mets shuffled their rotation following Johan Santana’s no-hitter and recalled infielder Josh Satin from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday to replace injured outfielder Mike Baxter on the roster.
Ann Liguori gives the rundown on American athletes who are making us proud.
Well, actually 51, but who’s counting. Everywhere you turn, people mention how surprised they are that the Mets have kept themselves in the NL East conversation.