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CINCINNATI -- Terry Collins has read all the medical reports, the ones that say that Mets closer Bobby Parnell will be fully recovered from neck surgery by the start of spring training.
Yet, none of those reassuring words can replace Collins' lingering image of the pitcher, who has dropped 30 pounds after surgery because he has not been able to eat solid food.
"When a guy walks...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- With innings limits bearing down on Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, the Mets will switch to a six-man rotation, manager Terry Collins said following an 11-0 drubbing of the Nationals on Friday afternoon.
Jenrry Mejia will slide into the six-man rotation, his reward for tossing seven shutout innings against the Nationals in his first start of the season. Mejia, 23, struck out seven...Read more »
ATLANTA -- A few notes before the tag team of Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler take on the Braves during this Tuesday afternoon doubleheader. Weather permitting, of course:
-- The Mets placed utilityman Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left intercostal muscle. They also activated righthanded reliever Scott Atchison from the DL after he had been shelved with elbow inflammation....Read more »
With the Subway Series nearly upon us, we decided to take a look at the Yankees and Mets lineups – but with a twist. Instead of strict “player vs. player” breakdowns, we went through the lineup by composite defensive position and batting order.
Some of the results may surprise.
Our main tool for comparison was on-base plus slugging percentage. Good hitters generally post an OPS over...Read more »
ST. LOUIS -- Mets manager Terry Collins is getting hammered on sports talk radio today, which is predictable since he ventured into choppy waters by invoking fans in his defense of the way he's handled the Jordany Valdespin situation.
But what can't get lost in the noise is that within the context of the conversation yesterday, it's clear that Collins' main point wasn't to rip fans, but to...Read more »