New York Mets
Manager Terry Collins had some rather interesting things to say about his team, his players and his expectations for 2015 over the last couple of days. So let’s take a listen back.
Matt Harvey? Present — and definitely accounted for. The feistiness is still there. And that’s probably a very good sign.
“We’ve been sitting around for four years asking everybody to be patient and even the players,” Collins said Saturday after the first workout for pitchers and catchers.
While the Mets plan to closely monitor Matt Harvey’s innings, Sandy Alderson says his ace right-hander could throw 200 — including the postseason — in his first year back from elbow surgery.
The pitch clock won’t get a call-up in 2015, but Major League Baseball is taking small steps to shorten games.
The Mets are getting better with each passing year, and with most of their key players healthy they figure to have a decent shot at a playoff spot in 2015. But they are certainly not without their question marks.
There’s a different vibe this year in Port St. Lucie. Some are already picking New York as their dark horse in the NL East. Why? It’s all about that ace.
“I want to be there at the end of the game,” Bobby Parnell said on Wednesday, according to NJ.com. “That’s my goal and that’s what I’m aiming for.”
Terry Collins’ father, Loren “Bud” Collins, passed away at age 95 on Tuesday night.
Though Boomer & Carton are fans of Figueroa and support him in his new role, they expressed disappointment with their famous friend on Wednesday.
If there isn’t a trade, Gee could get shifted to the bullpen. He made three relief appearances in 2011, his first full season in the major leagues.
Mets superfan Jerry Seinfeld is still down in the dumps over Bobby Ojeda’s departure from SNY. And he’s ready to do something about it.
With constant talk of trades swirling around him, the veteran right-hander said Monday all he can do is prepare for the season and be ready to take the ball whenever it’s handed to him.
The dream, of course, is that Matt Harvey will be dominant coming off Tommy John surgery. The reality says he’s 50-50 to resume his reign of terror on NL hitters until he actually starts proving it.
Mets ace Matt Harvey says he’s eager to see how Alex Rodriguez responds on the field after a yearlong suspension from baseball.