Warthen appreciates having Harvey aboard once again to lead the way, and also to add some confidence and swagger to a staff that is seemingly blending together nicely early on.
It wasn’t that Noah Syndergaard had a bad year in 2014. It’s just that he expected to be wearing a big-league uniform with “Mets” emblazoned across the front at some point last year. That never happened.
Every player strives for consistency and not many achieve it, be it month to month or year to year. But Granderson is shooting for it again this year.
This is a guy who went to the postseason six times in nine years with the Twins, and he strongly believes that the Mets are built for the postseason — if they can get there.
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.
Late in his career, Cuddyer is coming east after stints in Minnesota and Colorado. He’s coming closer to home because he believes the Mets can win this year.
With Mathias Kiwanuka likely departing to clear salary space and a decision to be made on current free agent Jason Pierre-Paul, there could be at least one spot open for Wynn.
Try as they may, try as they might, Met fans can’t seem to convince their team to be gung-ho on Jung-Ho.
Matt Harvey is ready. Ready for the 2015 regular season and the playoffs that follow in October. Now all he and the Mets have to do is figure out how to get there.
One day after unveiling the new dimensions in the outfield at Citi Field, the Mets rolled out their new hitting instructor, Kevin Long, to talk turkey a week before Thanksgiving.
Now that the baseball playoffs have begun, let’s look back at the 2014 Mets, a team that was hoping to be a part of this 10-member group, at least until the untimely demise of Matt Harvey put a serious crimp in those plans.
The general manager dishes on Wilmer Flores’ potential, why Noah Syndergaard wasn’t called up, what to do with Dilson Herrera when Daniel Murphy returns and much, much more.
So you can see why it sometimes takes Terry Collins hours to figure out what his lineup will be that day. He constantly has to wipe the tears from his eyes.
Mets fans were forewarned: don’t expect much, if anything, on July 31. And that’s exactly what was — or wasn’t — there, but probably for the right reasons, and likely with the right intentions.