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Kirk Nieuwenhuis making case for more playing time

At 27 years old, Kirk Nieuwenhuis can hardly be considered a young player, but in 50 games this season, he is finally starting to come into his own. Yes, it’s a small sample size, and his .271/.373/.518 line is a little bit BABIP-driven, but he certainly passes the eye test as having improved over the past several years. His strikeout rate is still high at over 30%, but his 14...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Jacob deGrom, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jenrry Mejia, Dana Eveland

The New York Mets look set to get NL Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom back on Saturday, with manager Terry Collins telling reporters, including Marc Carig of Newsday, that deGrom was on course to return from the DL and start then. The news isn't so good for several other Mets players, as Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jenrry Mejia and Dana Eveland have all been sidelined lately...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Kirk Nieuwenhuis With Two Great Catches In Extra Innings

When Juan Lagares was taken out of the game today, most Mets fans had a major issue with that and with good reason. Yet as you can see below, with Kirk Nieuwenhuis now in CF, the Mets defense hasn’t taken the anticipated step back. Who needs Juan Lagares when you have Krik Nieuwenhuis? lol #Mets — #JuanLagaresIsJesus (@MetsKevin11) August 7, 2014 Like...
Via The Daily Stache
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Abreu designated for assignment, Kirk recalled

Guess who’s back New York Mets fans! That’s right Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been promoted for the third time this season. He will join the club as they begin their road trip in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. To make room for Nieuwenhuis, the Mets designated Bobby Abreu for assignment. Abreu had been with the team primarily as a bench player since Ike Davis was traded in April. He hit...
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets DFA Bobby Abreu and Recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis

And there it is… Mets Roster Move: Bobby Abreu has been designated for assignment. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is on his way to meet the team. I’ve been nailing it with my timing… 12:00 PM According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have no current intentions of releasing either player despite ranking last in the majors in batting average (.196), 29th in slugging...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Recall Wilmer Flores, Option Kirk Nieuwenhuis To Las Vegas

To make room for Wilmer Flores on the roster, the Mets have optioned Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas.  Nieuwenhuis was 2 for his last 20, and has batted .246 with two home runs and 11 RBI for Mets this season. 12:37 PM Wilmer Flores is en-route to join the Mets in Milwaukee for their series opener tonight against the Brew-Crew. There has been no corresponding move as of...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is Making the Most of His Latest Opportunity

One player who is really surprising me with his recent play is Kirk Nieuwenhuis. As I wrote last year on Mets Minors – Kirk was the forgotten man in the depth chart, a player whose star had fallen to the point where he didn’t even get a September call-up when the rosters expanded. But here he is, back with the team since his exile in Las Vegas ended in June, and playing like...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Nieuwenhuis replaces den Dekker

The New York Mets made a roster move on Wednesday when the team optioned Matt den Dekker back to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled Kirk Nieuwenhuis for the second time this season. den Dekker was seeing regular playing time due to the injuries to Juan Lagares and Eric Young Jr. however now that Young has returned, den Dekker’s playing time had dried up. At Las Vegas he can ply everyday...
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nieuwenhuis Running Out Of Time

With two weeks to go before Opening Day, Kirk Nieuwenhuis should be thinking about where he would live in New York rather than Las Vegas. Nieuwenhuis, who made a strong first impression with the Mets last year, came to camp penciled in as the center fielder and first in line to win the leadoff spot. However, a hitless streak at the start of the exhibition schedule punctuated with...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 Mets Prospects of 2012: #7 Kirk Nieuwenhuis

7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Outfield, Bats: L, Throws: R, Age: 24, ETA: 2012 I’ve always been a strong supporter of Kirk Nieuwenhuis, as evidenced by my ability to spell his name without difficulty on command. If it wasn’t for season-ending shoulder surgery last year, Kirk might already have a spot on this Mets bench. He’s been showcasing his well-rounded skill set for a few years...
Via The Daily Stache
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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