Kirk Nieuwenhuis: What role does he have in 2013?

The Mets need outfield help. You, I and the family pet all know this much. It’s so obviously evident, that the Mets should post a Craigslist ad asking for outfield help! One current Mets’ outfielder who stands a decent chance of cracking the starting rotation is Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Scott Hairston and Andres Torres are likely [...]

Andres Torres versus Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Well the Mets certainly had an interesting series in Denver this weekend. They got smoked in the first game losing 18-9, they were down twice in the second game but won 7-5, and today after blowing a 4-0 lead for Johan Santana, they won in extra innings 6-5 in spite of the bullpen’s worst efforts. [...]

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is Mets’ best option for leading off

Terry Collins moved Captain Kirk to the leadoff spot on Wednesday against the Braves.  Kirk went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base.  Those dividends and Kirk’s blistering .375 batting average are not things that we can expect day in and day out from him, but lacking a natural [...]

What should we expect out of Kirk Nieuwenhuis?

Well, that didn’t take long. It took only seven innings into the 2012 season for the Mets to suffer the injury bug, as centerfielder Andres Torres strained his calf-the same calf that bothered him all spring-in the seventh inning of Thursday’s opener vs. the Braves. As a result, Torres is now headed to the 15-day [...]

Prospect profile: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Full Name: Kirk Robert Nieuwenhuis Born: 08/07/1987 Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA College: Azusa Pacific Height: 6' 3" Weight: 215 Bats: L Throws: R Drafted by the New York Mets in the 3rd round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft.  The Mets are expected to recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis today to replace the injured Andres Torres [...]

Mets Minors: End of season wrap-up

The regular season for Mets minor leaguers ended on Labor Day and the Class A St. Lucie Mets were eliminated in the championship series of the Florida State League playoffs and Savannah is one win away from a low Class A title in the South Atlantic League. With the offseason quickly approaching, now is a [...]

Mets Minors: Lost year for Gibson-like Nieuwenhuis

Injuries continue to pile up for the New York Mets with Daniel Murphy lost for the season yesterday with a knee injury and Jose Reyes suffering his second hamstring injury. Unfortunately 2011 will go do down as a lost season of development for Class AAA center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, the player New York manager Terry [...]

Mets Minors: Updated Top 10 list

With the Mets seemingly on the verge of a salary purge over the next few months and going to have to rely on the farm system more over the next several years, let’s look at an updated top-10 prospect list for the embattled organization. The farm system lacks top-end talent and depth. Injuries this season [...]

Who replaces Beltran in RF for the Mets?

It’s no fun to contemplate the Mets without Carlos Beltran but as John Wooden once reminded us, “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” Plus with the recent revelations that owner Fred Wilpon thinks Beltran is “65 to 70 percent of what he was” when he signed him, there’s really only one conclusion to be [...]

Top 10 Spring Training stories for Mets

After four months without MLB, Spring Training is always a welcome sight. Even though the teams never have full lineups, the pitchers rarely throw at peak form and managers make moves they never would during the season – we can’t help but to look at the stats and look at things that jump out. There [...]

Should Mets throw in the towel?

The New York Mets are taking some serious body blows. Could the towel be coming next? Only an outstanding effort by Johan Santana prevented the Mets from being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend. After failing to win the rubber game on Sunday, New York limps back to Flushing to start a six-game homestand [...]