Mets Notes: Feliciano, Collins, Mejia

The latest on the Mets after wrapping up a doubleheader against the Rockies at Citi Field…

  • Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (via Twitter) says that reliever Boof Bonser will undergo Tommy John surgery next week.  The 29-year-old was one of the team's top insurance options in Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Pedro Feliciano has a 'damaged' shoulder, but Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says "nobody should be blaming the Mets for this injury." The Yankees had the chance to look into the left-hander's medical reports before signing him and Feliciano didn't have problems early in Spring Training.
  • New Mets manager Terry Collins went "ballistic" in a team-only meeting after last night's loss, one player told Mike Puma of the New York Post. David Wright said the message will help prevent the 4-7 Mets from getting emotionally deflated.
  • Help may be on its way. Pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia says he's becoming a pitcher, rather than a thrower, according to Robert Emrich of MiLB.com. The 21-year-old has allowed no runs, five walks and six hits through 12 2/3 Triple-A innings so far in 2011, striking out 11.
  • A bit of Mets history: though we think of recently-deceased Hall of Famer Duke Snider as a lifelong Dodger, the Giants purchased him from the Mets on this date in 1964.


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50 Comments on "Mets Notes: Feliciano, Collins, Mejia"


captainjeter
4 years 4 months ago

another bad signing by Cashman. He is another Marte. But, I disagree the Mets did abuse him. No relief pitcher should EVER pitch in 90 games.

4 years 4 months ago

It’s too bad the Yankees had no way of knowing how much Feliciano had pitched over the past 5 years before they signed him.

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

No way of knowing? I don’t know if you’re being serious or sarcastic.

By the way, why does a Mets fan have a screen name theperfectgame, when their team doesn’t even have a no hitter

So close though last year, had it not have been for Cole Hamels getting a hit lol

4 years 4 months ago

“No way of knowing? I don’t know if you’re being serious or sarcastic.”

Sarcastic. Thought that was obvious. I was teasing the Cashman for his ridiculous whining.

“By the way, why does a Mets fan have a screen name theperfectgame, when their team doesn’t even have a no hitter”

The handle is an homage to a book by Tom Seaver (who I think maybe played for the Mets…), entitled “The Perfect Game”. More generally, though, it’s a tribute to baseball, which, as a devout member of the Church of Baseball, I have always believed to be the perfect game. (Also, MetzRulez69 was taken.)

“So close though last year, had it not have been for Cole Hamels getting a hit lol ”

Zing! Ouch. But as a lifelong Met fan, I know how to take my lumps.

And to answer your next question, everything in parentheses in this comment is also meant to be sarcastic.

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

“And to answer your next question, everything in parentheses in this comment is also meant to be sarcastic. ”

(who I think maybe played for the Mets…),- Obviously I know this was

Although the part about MetzRulez69, that wouldn’t surprise me if it was taken already. People make ridiculous screen names all the time.

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

The Marte who helped the Yankees win a World Series?

Sure the Mets abused him (Feliciano), but as Mark Feinsand said, they shouldn’t be blamed.

ripcurl2121
4 years 4 months ago

“The Marte who helped the Yankees BUY a World Series?”

FIXED IT

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

1- Find me a team with a $0 payroll (You fail)

2- Find me a team that doesn’t have a free agent (Failed a 2nd time)

3- Marte is homegrown with the Yankees (Failed a 3rd time)

4 years 4 months ago

Marte is not homegrown….He was actually signed as a Free Agent by the Yankees twice..and acquired in a trade by the Yankees once….(drafted by the Mariners)
so you failed at failing :)

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

Touche. Well still, 1 and 2 fail on him. I’m still getting a kick out of Mets fans ripping the Yankees for mentioning them “buying” a world series yet here every year they sit amongst the top of the NL teams in payrolls. Last year they couldn’t finish .500, this year they are expected to do worse, and now their owner has to sell part of their team because of debt. Don’t know if you are a Mets fan Stephen S but I can tell the dude above me is. lulz

4 years 4 months ago

I grew up a Mets fan but converted to a Rays fan when I moved here in 2000….(yes one of the 3..hahaha)…So I have double hatred for the Yankees…

chuckd84
4 years 4 months ago

Of the 26 players who played for the Yankees in the 2009 playoffs, 13 of those players were homegrown Yankee talent (either amateur draft, or international free agent). Name any other Championship team that can boast that. Also, every player in their bullpen BUT Marte was a homegrown player.

I did my research, don;t challenge the fact until you’ve done the same.

Of the 2004 Red Sox starting lineup and rotation, all but 2 (or maybe 3) were Free agents.

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

Tell him, not me

JacksTigers
4 years 4 months ago

That was one of the saddest argument comebacks I’ve ever seen. You fail.

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

If the truth fails, then I guess lying succeeds. With the exception of my mistake on the 3rd part, tell me how I “fail”?

JacksTigers
4 years 4 months ago

“Find me a team with a $0 payroll”- Really? That sounds like a 10 year olds argument.
“Find me a team that doesn’t have a free agent”- You forgot the words “top of the line.”

Now find me a team, besides the Yankees, that has a $200MM+ pay roll. Then find me a team, besides the Yankees, that has an all star at: Catcher; First; Second; Short; Third; Left; Right; Center; Starter; Bullpen; On the bench.

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

C- Former all star
2B- home grown
SS- Home grown
3B- Traded for, not signed as a top free agent
LF- Homegrown and not an all star
CF- Traded for, former all star
RF- Traded for

Bench- Lol rly? Andrus Jones hasn’t been an all star in like 5 years I don’t think.
Bullpen- Yeah only one of the best closers in the game, also home grown.

JacksTigers
4 years 4 months ago

Andruw Jones is an all star. He has played in an all star game, making him an all star. Granderson is an all star, not former. I can’t believe that your trying to play Alex Rodriguez as no big deal. Oh, and I forgot Jorge Posada at DH (Homegrown, I know.) You neglected to mention every single signing in that list which includes Sabathia and Teixara. Your entire infield has had a $100MM contract within the past year (Jeter’s just expired) and you have another one of those contracts as your ace.

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

Andruw Jones is a former all star. And I left out TEx, because as you mentioend he was signed, same for Sabathia. Just pointing out the ones who weren’t free agents. You’re a Tigers fan, top 3 in the AL in payrolls, why care what the Yankees spend? You outspend 25 other ballclubs, you’re not a low payroll team by any means. Why must you care what the Yankees buy/trade/develop etc?

JacksTigers
4 years 4 months ago

Yet the Yankees have about a 100MM difference in payroll then the Tigers. There is no such thing as a former all star. Especially when you said that Granderson was a “former” all star. He missed the last game. He was there in 2009.

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

“There is no such thing as a former all star.”

Do I have to bother arguing with a comment like this?

JacksTigers
4 years 4 months ago

You mad?

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

Not at all after tonight’s Yankee game, coming back down 5-0 and winning 6-5 and moving into first place for now. Are you mad? lol

Seriously dude, you know what I mean by former all star. As in player who in the past put up good numbers but won’t put up any great numbers today

Ex. Derek Jeter. Well he’s still an all star due to fan votes, but I mean All Star calibur numbers.

Jones is not anything special today and you know that.

JacksTigers
4 years 4 months ago

And you no what I mean when I say that the Yankees spending 250MM and the Tigers spending 150MM are two completley different things. These numbers are roughly speaking. Nothing exact.

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

Yeah but today’s day in age, even the mediocre players are making the big bucks. I think the difference between their payrolls is about $70 milllion

Here’s a total of 5 players who are making about $70 million

Barry Zito- $18 million
Torri Hunter- $18 million
Derek Jeter- $15 million
Oliver Perez- $12 million
Luis Castillo- $6 million

I can name plenty others too but I’ll just put them for now. None of these players are worth 3/4th of what they make.

There are overpaid players, and then there are VERY overpaid players

I’m not disagreeing with you that their payrolls aren’t close to one another, but I am disagreeing with you that if you think it makes a difference in the standings

The Cubs, Mets and Tigers all had $130+ million payrolls last year and all finished .500 or worse.

dawgpaddlez
4 years 4 months ago

anyone ever complain that torre ABUSED pitchers..if they didnt like his medicals..who made them sign him to a 2 year deal

4 years 4 months ago

I blame Feliciano’s damaged shoulder on the Rangers’ third base coach.

TrueYankeeFanNYC
4 years 4 months ago

Feliciano was like “Dude making the most appearances 3 straight years in a row, that isn’t going to go good but I listened to my coach”. Another one bites the dustah.

Lunchbox45
4 years 4 months ago

why did you have to ruin a perfectly good joke

explodet
4 years 4 months ago

Good on ya, Terry! If you’re going to make your players hate you, it’s best to get it done early. It could just end up confusing the players if you wait until mid-season to turn into an insufferable douche.

4 years 4 months ago

Well, hopefully he doesn’t turn into an “insufferable douche”, but I don’t mind the “fire” from a manager. Too many times the last couple of years did I find Jerry entirely too laid back and at times I thought the team’s lackadaisical playing mirrored the attitude of their manager. Terry is right, this team’s been a hit or pitch away from being a lot better. This bullpen sucks too. How hard is it to come in and pitch one inning without walking a batter.

MetsEventually
4 years 4 months ago

No Mejia yet…cannot rush him…again.

adropofvenom
4 years 4 months ago

I know it’s just 2 starts, but he hasn’t given up a run yet and been rather dominant. In fact, dating back to last year when he was sent back down, he’s given up 5 earned runs over his last 48 innings between AA and AAA with both a high groundball rate and nearly a strikeout an inning. At what point does it stop being rushing him, and start being, he’s simply too good to be in the minor leagues? Another 50 innings? It’s getting to the point where it’s hard to argue he isn’t one of the 5 best starting pitchers right now.

4 years 4 months ago

Mejia still needs to refine some of his pitches. Last night, while Toby Hyde didn’t watch the entire game, he saw enough to make the observation that he never saw Mejia throw his CB for a strike. Another thing worth noting is his command. Toby Hyde said during his first outing that his command was below MLB average and maybe his movement on his FB could have been so nasty that he was able to get by on below [MLB] average command.

Oh and FWIW, he struck out Jesus Montero twice and got him to groundout once last night.

adropofvenom
4 years 4 months ago

I’m not sure how inclined a person will be to improve upon those things when he’s outright dominating hitters without having to do so. I think he’s learned just about all there is to learn in the minors, and the rest will just have to be growing pains once he reaches the show.

4 years 4 months ago

“David Wright said the message will help prevent the 4-7 Mets from getting emotionally deflated”…….how bout now?

4 years 4 months ago

I’d be okay with that. But, IMO, the mock execution of Bobby Parnell after Monday night’s game crossed a line.

4 years 4 months ago

I hope he ripped his shirt off and challenged everybody to a fight. The Mets could really use some fiery personnel like that in the organization.

stepoverking7
4 years 4 months ago

That was Rooneyboy? Haha well done I watched that and thought “wow thats a true fan”

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

Wow I would never throw a HR back from a visting player if it was an all star player like Tulo. That’s mine to keep. Now had it been someone like Ty Wiggonton, I’d understand

InDickeyWeTrust
4 years 4 months ago

Well done Rooney i would have done the exact same thing!

InDickeyWeTrust
4 years 4 months ago

Well done Rooney I would have done the exact same thing!

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

At least that’s a plus

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

Is one of these 2 you? hehe

NickinIthaca
4 years 4 months ago

Why the hell would they kick you out for throwing back a ball? I thought that was expected if a visiting player hit a homerun…

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

I went to a Red Sox/Yankee game last year at Fenway. Texiera hit a HR towards my direction. It was rows in front of me. But somehow I was able to catch a screen shot of me and 3 of my friends. 2 of them had blue ponchos, and me and my other friend had white Yankee shirts. The other thing that helped me out is that we were in aisle seats.

If interested pic is below. I had it on FB lol and my friend commented and was like how the heck did you find it. I’m like easy to spot you 2 (cause one of my friends is a big guy)

Absolutely no clear shot of his, but I found us by the clothing and circled it LOL

East Coast Bias
4 years 4 months ago

I was in front row to the Colbert show once… he gave me a high five coming in lol.

MB923
4 years 4 months ago

See if Carlos Zambrano or Milton Bradley are available.

NickinIthaca
4 years 4 months ago

Or whomever the double A coach was that did it in their organization last year before getting fired….

Infield Fly
4 years 4 months ago

It is at Cubs games. I can’t say I remember seeing it that much elsewhere around the League until recent years, but with all the copycatting between fan bases these things catch on.