Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mets Morning News: Mets Sign Nimmo, Something Has To Change With Reyes,The Man Of Few Words, Potential Closer

The Mets signed first round draft pick, Brandon Nimmo, late last night. The 18-year-old, who hails from Wyoming, signed for $2.1 million. According to the NY Post, Nimmo's father had been threatening that his son would begin classes at Arkansas next week if the Mets didn't pay more. A tad greedy for a recent high school graduate who didn't even technically play high school baseball, no?

Jose Reyes has resumed baseball activity. Reyes is not expected to return when he is eligible to come off the disabled list on August 23. He has always been an aggressive player, but he admits something has to change in order to keep himself healthy and on the field.
"I need to find something, something different," Reyes said. "So we’re going to sit down and talk about it."
Andrew Keh of the New York Times writes about a man of few words, a.k.a Lucas Duda. His teammates have tried to get him to come out of his shell. Even the veterans have taken him out to dinner.
"There might be six of us, and he’ll say seven words," [Jason] Bay said. "On a good night he’ll say 12."
Josh Thole described Duda as just a big bear.
"He’s just a big bear. We’re all scared of him, because he looks mean. But even when he’s mad, it lasts for three seconds, and he’s back to being the bear again."
Now that Jason Isringhausen has his 300th save, Terry Collins plans on giving other guys in the bullpen a shot at closing, notably, Bobby Parnell.


  1. Interesting story on Nimmo from April that I just found. Check it out if you haven't read it...


  2. I missed that story. Thanks for sharing.