Archive for November, 2011

Mets Are In “Exploratory Mode”

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Are In “Exploratory Mode”

First, let me wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. As the Mets head into the holiday weekend, Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that “all remains quiet for the Mets.” Martino spoke to a team official yesterday who indicated to him that the club is currently in “exploratory mode” and that they are “not […]

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Happy Thanksgiving From MMO!

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving From MMO!

On behalf of everyone at Mets Merized Online, we would like to thank all of our wonderful readers and writers for all their amazing support over the years. It’s always such an enormous pleasure to share our opinions and interact with the best baseball fans in the world – Mets Fans! Our passion for the Mets binds all […]

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2011 Mets Player Review: Justin Turner, 2B

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Mets Player Review: Justin Turner, 2B

JUSTIN TURNER THE SKINNY: With second base a black hole last season when Brad Emaus didn’t make it and Daniel Murphy was hurt, Turner played more than anticipated. His playing time also increased when Jose Reyes twice went on the disabled list and Tejada played shortstop. PRE-SEASON EXPECTATIONS: In the minor leagues, where he had […]

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Mets Offer Arbitration To Reyes

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Offer Arbitration To Reyes

The Mets have offered Jose Reyes salary arbitration, according to Adam Rubin. Despite some changes free agent compensation in the CBA, Reyes’ status remains unchanged and he is still considered a Type-A free agent and if he declines arbitration the Mets would be guaranteed two draft picks as compensation. The Mets will automatically get a sandwich pick between the […]

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MMO Interview With Baseball Digest’s Mark Healey

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, Mark Healey was kind enough to answer a few questions for me on the state of the New York Mets. For those of you who don’t know, Mark is the Online Editor for Baseball Digest and also hosts, BD Fantasy Baseball on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. Among his many other projects, Mark is the Co-publisher and […]

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A Dog Named Jose and a Cockatiel Named Gil

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
A Dog Named Jose and a Cockatiel Named Gil

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, a huge Mets fan, is creating quite a buzz these days with his decision to name his dog after shortstop Jose Reyes. Another funny quote from Seinfeld came when he appeared on David Letterman on Wednesday night and said: “You want to know why the dog is named Jose? … The dog […]

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What Others Are Saying About The New Labor Agreement

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
What Others Are Saying About The New Labor Agreement

Rather than bore you with what I like or don’t like about the new labor agreement, let me share some astute thoughts from those better equipped to talk about the various provisions in the new labor agreement. My father always told me, “never take your car to a butcher for repairs or get legal advice from your […]

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Meaningful Games In September, Requires Meaningful Spending In Offseason

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments
Meaningful Games In September, Requires Meaningful Spending In Offseason

It certainly was eye-opening to read about what the Texas Rangers gave closer Joe Nathan, who is coming off Tommy John surgery. At 37, Nathan will get a two-year deal worth $14.5 million. Is he worth it? Apparently he is to the Texas Rangers, who’ll be writing the checks, and that’s all that really matters. […]

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Baseball Shoots Themselves In The Foot Again

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments
Baseball Shoots Themselves In The Foot Again

I wonder what my fellow Mets fans think of this Luxury Tax and Penalties that the new CBA will institute for the Amateur Draft and International Free Agent spending. NBC Sports has a an excerpt I want you yo read: Specifically, the tax on amateur draft bonus seems downright punitive. If teams exceed the bonus limit set […]

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Mets 2011 Player Review: Lucas Duda, RF

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments

We began our review of the 2011 Mets by examining their free agents and players the team will consider tending contracts to. We started evaluating the rest of the roster, beginning with infielder Ruben Tejada and continue today with Lucas Duda. Tomorrow: Justin Turner. LUCAS DUDA, RF THE SKINNY: Duda is power personified. When he […]

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Mets Sign Adam Loewen To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Adam Loewen To Minor League Deal

Matt Eddy of Baseball America has reported that the Mets have gone ahead and signed minor league free agent outfielder Adam Loewen to a minor league contract. The former pitcher and Orioles first round pick, ran into some major control problems and bouts with wildness and is now reinventing himself as an outfielder, much like Rick Ankiel before him. His […]

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