Archive for July, 2011

Ryota Igarashi Called Up

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Ryota Igarashi Called Up

After the Francisco Rodriguez deal left the door open for someone to be called up to replace his roster spot, the Mets wasted no time. Ryota Igarashi has been confirmed to have been called up by David Waldstein. Ryota has basically become a three-pitch respectable reliever – throwing a fastball, curveball, and the occasional change-up. […]

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Sandy Alderson: We’re Not Waving A White Flag, We’ll Still Win Games

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“From my standpoint this certainly does not signify a change in direction from our continuing attempt to win games this season. One could view this as a slight impediment. But, at the same time, it really should not signal any significant change in direction.”  -  Sandy Alderson The Francisco Rodriguez trade was “an independent transaction” – and not […]

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Does The K-Rod Trade Make The Mets Buyers?

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Now with the Mets having cleared one of their biggest offseason worries in the Francisco Rodriguez vesting option, does that make the Mets buyers during the trade deadline? — Although a game has yet to be played after the All-Star break, this Mets team already takes on a new appearance. The bullpen corps is comprised […]

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Terry Collins Deserves Credit For Making Mets Relevant Again

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Terry Collins Deserves Credit For Making Mets Relevant Again

Before we begin the second half of the 2011 season, a second half that will start with the loss of the team’s closer, I wanted to take some time to acknowledge the wonderful job that Terry Collins has done since he took over as the Mets new manager. First I want to share some glowing […]

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Mets/Brewers Trade: Who’s On The List?

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Today I wrote a post over at StLucieToFlushing.com about a few Brewers prospects that may be on the list. The Mets traded Francisco Rodriguez to the Brewers for a sheet of paper. This paper lists around 5 prospects of which the Mets will choose 2 from. Between now and sometime in September the team will […]

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Parnell VS Beato: A Quick Look

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When you think of closers in this generation, you think of flame throwing pitchers who are able to come in and shut down the opposition for one inning. The Firemen era, where closers handled 3 innings and got the traditional save, will no longer be visited. It comes down to a point in the game […]

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Latest Reactions and Updates On K-Rod Trade

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Latest Reactions and Updates On K-Rod Trade

Latest Updates & Reactions on K-Rod Trade: Buster Olney – There is reportedly a list of five minor leaguers that the Mets will choose from. None of them considered top prospects. Mike Diaz – Round 1: Sandy Alderson vs. Scott Boras goes to Alderson. Boras got punched in the gut & took a right to the […]

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Video: As Many As Seven Teams Interested In Beltran

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According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, as many as seven teams are indicating a real interest in Carlos Beltran. Last night, Beltran spoke about all the rumors which you can see in this video from ESPN.   Original Post 7/12 Carlos Beltran, potentially a future former Met, has the national stage in tonight’s All-Star Game to […]

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Ram’s Rambles: K-Rod’s Out

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So let’s play with this topic, then. Francisco Rodriguez, the now former Mets closer, was traded with $5 Million to the Brewers for two PTBNL. The Brewers basically got an amazing deal here because they got a good reliever, who will have no choice but to set-up Axford, and the Mets are paying for him. […]

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Why Trade Francisco? Why Not!

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I’m very happy this move happened last night. Here’s a few reasons why,  #1) K-Rod hired Scott Boras just a few days ago, and upon that hiring Boras began to send subtle threats to the Mets and Alderson that he controls where he goes and not Alderson.  #2) If you choose to buy into the fact […]

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