Archive for October, 2011

Robin Ventura Named New White Sox Manager

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Robin Ventura Named New White Sox Manager

Who says you can’t go home again? The Chicago White Sox have just announced former Mets third baseman Robin Ventura as their new manager. Ventura, 44, agreed to a multiyear deal with the club after working the past season as a special advisor to director of player development Buddy Bell. “When I met with the […]

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Rockies To Aggressively Pursue David Wright

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According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, The Colorado Rockies will be aggressive in their pursuit of third baseman David Wright this offseason. They understand that Wright is coming off a poor season and dealt with a back injury, but they believe Wright would return to form and get a huge offensive boost […]

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Mets TV Viewership Drops 19.3% In 2011

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Mets TV Viewership Drops 19.3% In 2011

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, reported yesterday that the New York Mets lost an average of 39,000 viewers per game in 2011 a drop of 19.3 percent from 2010 levels. He cited a report in Sports Business Journal that said it was the third largest drop in TV viewership according to their report. In […]

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Mets Gambling With Dynamic Pricing

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Desperate times call for desperate measures and that’s what the Mets are doing with their 2012 ticket plans. Attendance was down for a third straight season in 2011, the fifth straight year they didn’t reach the playoffs. With the team in a financially precarious situation, they have no alternative is this stressful economy but to […]

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Happy 25th Anniversary, Mookie… BTW, You’re Fired!

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Happy 25th Anniversary, Mookie… BTW, You’re Fired!

As we reported yesterday, fan favorite Mookie Wilson was fired as the first base coach on Wednesday by Sandy Alderson who does plan to reassign him to another job in the organization. Mookie, of course, is one of the most beloved and most popular Mets players in franchise history, but the timing of his dismissal […]

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Enough Already, Reyes Should Be The Guy The Mets Sign

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This week, I read two interesting posts on MMO, one from my good friend and colleague Clayton Collier asking “Is C.J. Wilson A Better Signing Than Jose Reyes“, the other from my good colleague Ben Yoel, who asked “Should the Mets sign Yu Darvish over Jose Reyes”.  Both articles were very interesting.  However, in all seriousness, […]

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Trade Target: Jesus Flores

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Trade Target: Jesus Flores

One player that Sandy Alderson should target this winter is Washington Nationals catcher, and former Met farmhand, Jesus Flores. The Nationals are unbelievably deep behind the plate not only in the majors, where Wilson Ramos is a budding star, but also in the minors where they are stocked with catching talent at nearly every level. […]

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My Question To Mets Executive Vice President, Dave Howard

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in a conference call with Mets Executive Vice President of Business Operations, Dave Howard. I was joined by Matt Cerrone, Ed Marcus, Shannon Shark and other notable Mets bloggers. There’s a link to the entire transcript at the end of this post. I knew going in that the call […]

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Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down: Mike Pelfrey

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Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down: Mike Pelfrey

What is Mike Pelfrey? Is Mike the guy who won 15 games for us in 2010?  Is he the guy who we saw being anointed as our “ace” for 2011, only to end the season as essentially our number 5 starter?  Is he somewhere in between both of the prior questions?  It is quite simply one of the biggest questions […]

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MMO Mailbag: Should We Target Carlos Beltran?

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MMO Mailbag: Should We Target Carlos Beltran?

The Mets are in need of a center fielder. They should just sign Carlos Beltran. He won’t cost that much because he is 34. Sign him for two years and that will solve they’re problems. What do you think? –Jacob Chalif There are many ways to go about answering this question and many things that […]

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