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James Loney Has Exceeded Expectations

New York Mets first-baseman James Loney has been everything and more than anyone could have asked for. Replacing the production of Lucas Duda is no easy task, but Loney has done quite a job in his absence. Loney has been a boost at the plate and in the field, flashing a solid bat to go along with a flashy glove. He was in the middle of some of last night’s biggest moments in the...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 hours ago

WATCH: James Loney makes amazing pick to seal Mets' 8-6 win over Braves

Loney also homered in the Mets victory Friday night. ATLANTA -- Friday was a good night for first baseman James Loney.  Not only did he blast a three-run homer to stake an 8-0 lead for the Mets, but he also made a spectacular game-saving pick to end a wild ninth inning and secure an 8-6 win over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.  With...
17 hours ago

Mets survive Matz's meltdown, hold off Braves 8-6

ATLANTA (AP) James Loney hit a three-run homer, Travis d'Arnaud drove in three runs and the New York Mets survived Atlanta's six-run fifth inning to beat the Braves 8-6 on Friday night. The Mets led 8-0 after Loney's three-run homer in the fifth. Steven Matz almost blew the lead as he allowed six runs on eight hits in the bottom of the inning. Brandon Snyder hit a pinch-hit,...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets' starting lineup vs. Braves: James Loney bats 3rd

First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. EDT ATLANTA -- Here are the starting lineups for the Mets' series opener against the Atlanta Braves Thursday at Turner Field:  METS Curtis Granderson - RF Asdrubal Cabrera - SS James Loney - 1B Neil Walker - 2B Kelly Johnson - 3B Michael Conforto - LF Travis d'Arnaud - C Alejandro De Aza - CF Matt Harvey - RHP BRAVES...
2 days ago

Why the addition of James Loney is now more vital to Mets

When the injury-plagued Mets acquired James Loney for cash on May 28, the thinking was he would be part of a platoon at first base with Wilmer Flores, supplying the left-handed at-bats. It would be a temporary matter, with Lucas Duda expected back later this season after being sidelined with a stress fracture in his...
Via New York Post
7 days ago

James Loney is hitting like James Loney

James Loney is hitting, unfortunately, like James Loney There was a little girl, And she had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good She was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) Who says there’s no culture in the baseball blogosphere? The first domino to tip over was Travis d’Arnaud who went...
10 days ago

WATCH: Sandy Alderson talks Mets trade for James Loney

The New York Mets acquired first baseman James Loney from the San Diego Padres for cash considerations to help fill the void left by the injured Lucas Duda.
27 days ago  |  Discuss

James Loney a complex persona, but Rays better for having him back

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- James Loney always has been an enigma with the Tampa Bay Rays. He can be a man of few words but one of many actions, his complexity an asset in his rise to become one of the game's best first basemen. He's "great in the clubhouse," as center fielder Desmond Jennings calls him, but he reveals little when notepads and cameras turn his way. He fits "right in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays, 1B James Loney finalize 3-year, $21 million deal

First baseman James Loney has finalized a $21 million, three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The deal announced Friday is the largest the budget-minded club has given a free agent since current ownership led by Stuart Sternberg took control after the 2005 season. Loney hit a team-leading .299 with 13 homers and 75 RBIs for the Rays last season, his first with Tampa Bay....
Via Associated Press
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Renewing Interest in James Loney

The Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly are engaged  in talks about signing free-agent first baseman James Loney.  Loney was thought to be the top target all along for Pittsburgh at first base, however there seems to be some difference on the financial framework of a potential deal. While Loney’s representatives are said to be looking for a three-year deal worth as much as $30 million...
Via Baseball News Source
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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