Archive for November, 2011

Exclusive Interview With Original 1962 Met, Eddie Kranepool

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments

With all the fanfare surrounding the cool announcements the Mets made about the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1962 Mets this past week, I thought I’d share my interview with an original Met, first baseman Eddie Kranepool. Eddie of course was an original Met who began his career at the age of 17 in 1962 and played […]

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Mets Should Try To Acquire Saunders, Non-Tender Pelfrey

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Should Try To Acquire Saunders, Non-Tender Pelfrey

This morning, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that the Diamondbacks could non-tender LHP Joe Saunders who is projected to earn $5 million or more in arbitration. Saunders made 33 starts last season and went 12-13 with a 3.69 ERA in 212 innings pitched. Meanwhile it appears the Mets will tender RHP Mike Pelfrey who is also expected […]

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2011 Player Review: Daniel Murphy, IF

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Player Review: Daniel Murphy, IF

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 utility player Daniel Murphy. Saturday: Lucas Duda. Sunday: Justin Turner. DANIEL MURPHY, IF THE SKINNY:  Murphy is […]

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(Updated) Changes In New CBA: HGH Testing, Qualifying Offers, Elias Rankings Ditched

An article by posted on November 19, 2011 0 Comments
(Updated) Changes In New CBA: HGH Testing, Qualifying Offers, Elias Rankings Ditched

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement is chock full of big changes. Major League Baseball will begin testing for human growth hormone (HGH) beginning in February as part of the new collective bargaining agreement. MLB is the first of the four major sports to now employ blood testing of its […]

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Could Mike Pelfrey Be A Reliever?

An article by posted on November 19, 2011 0 Comments
Could Mike Pelfrey Be A Reliever?

General manager Sandy Alderson earmarked getting a closer and improving the bullpen as his top priorities. Given that, why not consider erratic starter Mike Pelfrey in the closer role? A switch in roles proved to be career boosts for Dave Righetti and Dennis Eckersley, and it could be worth exploring for Pelfrey, who has not […]

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MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #11 Cory Mazzoni, RHP

An article by posted on November 19, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #11 Cory Mazzoni, RHP

  Here we go with the tenth installment of the MMO 2012 Mets Top 20 Prospects list. This pick represents the last one of the bottom half of the Top 20, #11. The player who gets the honor of topping the 11 thru 20 picks, is none other than RHP Cory Mazzoni. The Mets nabbed Mazzoni […]

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Sandy Makes The Right Call On Pagan

An article by posted on November 19, 2011 0 Comments

Welcome Metsmerized readers. My name is Drew and I’ve been a lifelong Mets fan since 1972, a season which began with tragedy after the death of beloved manager Gil Hodges. On the field, we got off to a great start that season with Yogi leading the way and the addition of Willie Mays, but eventually […]

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Havens, Lagares, Familia Among Seven Players Added To Mets 40 Man Roster

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
Havens, Lagares, Familia Among Seven Players Added To Mets 40 Man Roster

The Mets have added SS Wilmer Flores, 2B Reese Havens, OF Juan Lagares, RHP Robert Carson, RHP Jeurys Familia, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis and OF Cesar Puello to the 40-man roster. The following players are unprotected; Jefry Marte, Jose De La Torre, Dylan Owen, Allan Dykstra, Kai Gronauer, Brad Holt, Collin McHugh, Roy Merritt, Brandon Moore, Edgar Ramirez, Sean […]

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Forget Reyes, Mets Should Sign This Guy…

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments

Here’s the answer to the Mets’ prayers and he works cheap too… http://youtu.be/oGQwUS73pVg Yes, that’s Leo Durocher…

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General Manager’s Meetings Recap

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
General Manager’s Meetings Recap

The GM Meetings in Milwaukee have wrapped up and here’s a quick summary of a few things we learned: Sandy Alderson spoke with representatives for relievers Frank Francisco and Matt Capps this week. Alderson said he was not close to signing anyone, but emphasized he is looking for two relievers who could close and not one. He expects them […]

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Here’s My Plan for 2012; What’s Yours Sandy?

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments

There are a lot of people throwing their “plans” for the Mets out there, so I figure why can’t I? I think most if not all of us have come to the realization that the Mets are not printing money at Citi Field. Their biggest offseason move may be bringing the fences in. However, we start […]

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