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  • Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post
    Yes, I meant they were cut from big league camp.
    Not to split hairs, but they have different connotations.
    "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

    "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

    "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain


    • Originally posted by NYMets523 View Post
      Not to split hairs, but they have different connotations.
      Really? Rotoworld uses the term "cut" for everything, and I just picked up on that.


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        • Mets reassign Kielty, Dessens; waive Nieve

          JUPITER — The New York Mets are set for opening day.

          Pitcher Elmer Dessens and outfielder Bobby Kielty were reassigned to minor league camp and pitcher Fernando Nieve was informed he will not be on the team Tuesday, thus finalizing the 25-man roster.

          With the moves, pinch-hitting specialist Marlon Anderson and outfielder Jeremy Reed earned the final bench spots that were up for grabs, and right-hander Darren O'Day, a Rule 5 draft pick from the Angels, and Bobby Parnell secured the final spots in the bullpen.

          "It's solid (the opening day roster)," Mets general manager Omar Minaya told the New York Daily News. "It's one that's as well-rounded as we've had here in a while. I think the difference with this one is you have some young guys like (Daniel) Murphy, you've got Parnell."

          Outfielder Nick Evans is headed to Triple-A Buffalo this season, but will remain with New York until April 11 when fifth-starter Livan Hernandez is called up for his first start — the result of an off-day throwing off the rotation the first week. Evans is batting .274 with three home runs and 12 RBIs.

          Dessens pitched three innings in Grapefruit League play, giving up four hits and two walks, and Nieve posted a 3.00 ERA in six innings, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks. Kielty batted .296 with one home run and 10 RBIs in 24 games.

          Also on Tuesday, the Mets released veteran infielder Jose Valentin, pitcher Tony Armas Jr. and second baseman Junior Spivey. All three players were in minor-league camp, though the 39-year-old Valentin had just been reassigned on Friday.


          MAINE'S FINAL START: Right-hander John Maine, who made some changes to his mechanics this spring after struggling, showed progress in his final Grapefruit League start Tuesday against the Marlins.

          He gave up two runs on six hits — including a home run — and one walk in 5 2/3 innings, throwing 83 pitches, 47 for strikes, and struck out three batters. Maine said he is right around where he needs to be going into the regular season, but he hopes to add a little more speed on his fastball.

          "It was a process of just trying to fix things and get back on the right track, and the last two starts, it's getting better and better," Maine said. "It's a good time to go into the season. I'll have one more short outing (maybe Saturday), and I'll be fine. I'm just working on things, and I'm just putting the pieces together."

          PACKING UP: The final truck to New York left Port St. Lucie on Tuesday, carrying extra equipment and personal items of players and coaches. The team flies out following Thursday's home game against Baltimore and plays two exhibition games against Boston at the new Citi Field before opening the regular season Monday.


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