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  • Pleading the fifth?

     
    There's still more than a month remaining before a Mets' fifth starter has to take the mound -- that slot remains April 11 in Miami -- so it's not like there isn't time for the handful of candidates to get......
  • On to Lakeland: Today's lineup

     
    The Mets buses have left Tradition Field for the two-hour drive to Lakeland to play the Tigers. Freddy Garcia makes the start in the battle of attrition known as the fifth starters job. Here's the lineup: Sullivan 8 Valentin 4......
  • Mets 4, Orioles 0

     
    -- Oliver Perez pitched three scoreless innings in his first start for the Mets since Feb. 26, but he still needs work to undo the faulty mechanics he developed during his time away at the WBC. Fortunately for the Mets,......
  • Niese cut; Today's lineup (updated)

     
    Jon Niese is officially out of the race for the fifth starter's job. Niese was a longshot anyway, and he was called into the manager's office this morning to be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. "It was a surprise," said Niese,......
  • Garcia accepts minor role

     
    The Mets ended the "competition" for the fifth starter's role today when they re-assigned Freddy Garcia, who will begin the season at either Triple-A Buffalo or stay in Port St. Lucie for extended spring games. Garcia, 32, arrived in camp......
  • Is Maine really cured?

     
    We won't really know for sure what John Maine accomplished with Monday's emergency bullpen session until he takes the mound Thursday against the Cardinals. Sure he lengthened his stride, changed the grip on his slider and may have better disguised......
  • Mets 12, Braves 1

     
    A few quick notes from today's blowout win (Click here to view the boxscore): -- Daniel Murphy had two more hits this afternoon and is batting .373 (22-for-59) in 18 games this spring. Now that he has the whole hitting......
  • Wright, Putz en route; Live Chat at 1 today

     
    It's a wrap. With Team USA's loss to Japan last night, David Wright and J.J. Putz will be back at Tradition Field in the next day or two, making the Mets complete again for the first time since the team......
  • Video: Livan Hernandez, Freddy Garcia in the bullpen

     
    Before watching Livan Hernandez throw in a minor-league game last weekend, I went to the bullpen and tried my best to get as close to his 85 mph heat as possible. Here it is. -- Jim Baumbach......
  • Garcia gone; Figueroa starts tonight at Buffalo

     
    Freddy Garcia showed up in Port St. Lucie two months ago as the presumed favorite for the fifth starter's job. Now he's out of the organization after the Mets released him this morning. Garcia, 33, allowed seven hits and seven......
  • Maybe it wasn't Willie's fault

     
    Can't believe I actually typed those words. But the Mets not only got swept in St. Louis, they were completely outclassed by the Cardinals. And this was about more than just starting pitching. I seem to remember Carlos Beltran not......
  • Sighting: Ozzie Guillen watches salsa concert at House of Blues

     
    Ozzie Guillen, center, jokes with center fielder Andruw Jones, left, and shortstop Omar Vizquel during baseball spring training March 2. (Mark Duncan, AP) Ozzie Guillen and his wife took in the Gilberto Santarosa/Oscar D'Leon show at the House of Blues on...