WATCH: Bartolo Colon loses helmet on wild swing

Bartolo Colon is not used to batting. After spending pretty much his whole career (1 year with the Expos) in the American league Colon’s batting skills are the equivalent of, well, either you or I.
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Mets Pitcher Bartolo Colon Swings For The Fences And Loses His Helmet (GIF)

In the bottom of the second inning, Bartolo Colon stepped up to the plate with two outs and Travis d’Arnuad at second base. It was in this instance that Big Bart decided that it was time to break out his home run swing while facing the Braves Ervin Santana. Wow. That was some swing folks. We could feel the breeze all around the tri-state area. Bartolo would go on to strike out...
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New York Mets ship Ike Davis to Pittsburgh

It was a scenario that many people knew was inevitable. Ike Davis became expendable the minute Lucas Duda was named the starting first baseman. In fact the New York Mets had been openly trying to ship Davis since spring training and the Pittsburgh Pirates were involved in those discussions as well. Last night it was made official. The Mets have sent Ike Davis to the Pirates for pitcher...
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The New York Mets trade Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates

The New York Mets have traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for right handed pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. This ends Ike’s brief 5 year career with the Mets. This was a move that had to happen. The Mets could not have Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, and Josh Satin all splitting at bats at first base, and expect them all to stay sharp enough to succeed at the...
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Mets Outfielder Curtis Granderson Doesn’t Like Smelling Salts At All (GIF)

In the bottom of the fifth in Friday nights Mets game, a 6-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves where they were one hit by the electric combination of Aaron Harang, Luis Avilan and Jordan Walden, Curtis Granderson needed a bit of a wake up call or something to that effect. The Mets trainers decided that using smelling salts was the right way to go to help out Granderson. Based on his reaction...
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Ike Trade Is The Best Thing For Everyone

The #Mets have agreed on a trade to send Ike Davis to the Pirates, according to @JonHeymanCBS. Plenty more coming on— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 18, 2014Well, it was going to happen at some point, and now it has.With a PTBNL that is expected to be more significant than the first piece coming to the Mets, relief pitching prospect Zack Thornton...
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Mets Farm Report: Montero and Fulmer Falter, Nimmo and Rivera Rake

RENO 10, LAS VEGAS 7 Rafael Montero had his shortest outing of the season, and the Las Vegas bullpen falters in extra innings as the Reno Aces take down the 51′s 10-7 in eleven innings in the final game of the four-game series.  Montero lasted just four innings giving up four runs on six hits while walking three.  He did add six punchouts en route to the no-decision.  The 51′s...
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Can Daisuke Matsuzaka cut it in the bullpen?

As the New York Mets came back to Queens to start their 10-game homestand last night, the team brought up Daisuke Matsuzaka on Friday while reassigning John Lannan. With the Mets having five healthy starters (save for Jenrry Mejia’s blister issues and Bartolo Colon’s back problems), the only chance where Matsuzaka can make his mark with the club is in the bullpen. It’s not...
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Mets trade Ike Davis to Pirates

On April 4, New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Lucas Duda would be the team’s everyday first baseman. That meant Ike Davis, who hit 32 home runs in 2012, would be moved to the bench. Now two weeks later, Davis is off the team. The Mets announced today they have traded Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right handed pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Trade Ike Davis To Pirates For Reliever Zack Thornton and PTBNL

With less than an 30 minutes to go before tonight’s game, the Mets have traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates Mets for Reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The trade has been confirmed by several other sources including the Pirates. The Bucs had shown plenty of interest in Davis over the Winter, so this...
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Pirates acquire Ike Davis from Mets

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.
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Lucas Duda swings, Jeurys Familia’s opponents don’t, Anthony Recker wins

One of the unsung stars of the early going for the Mets has been the offensive production of Lucas Duda. Slowed by an injury in Spring Training, Duda has also suffered somewhat from management’s refusal to solve the three-headed first baseman issue. But when he’s got on the field, Duda has been a productive offensive player. Among those with at least 20 PA, Duda leads the...
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Curtis Granderson sets record with huge gift to alma mater

New York Mets Center Fielder Curtis Granderson will return to the line-up on Friday. His injury was minor; not very news worthy. Granderson’s Thursday though, was extremely news worthy. Curtis returned to his native Chicago to open and christen Curtis Granderson Stadium, at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The new home to UIC Flames baseball is the largest alumni gift in UIC...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

First Base Will Be Unaffected By Friday’s Roster Decision

Andrew Brown: Dead man walking? GM Sandy Alderson wouldn’t say which player is likely to depart when the team activates outfielder Chris Young from the disabled list on Friday, but we did learn that the Mets first base situation will be unaffected. Alderson offered no indication the Mets would use the opportunity to demote a first baseman and alleviate crowding there. “I wouldn’t...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Organizational Depth Spurring on Mets

Although sometimes not in particular pretty fashion, the New York Mets have been getting it done of late while winning eight of their last 12 games. Part of the reason for their winning ways has been the play of the bench and the call-ups they have relied on from Las Vegas. Aside from the sweep to begin the season at the hands of the Washington Nationals, the Mets have turned on...
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