Archive for November, 2011

Mets Thoughts: Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments

Last week, Adam Rubin posed a question to his readers that seven days later I still can’t find the words to compose an appropriate response. But I’ll take a stab at it. Mets fans, how do you feel about the prospect of seeing Reyes come back to Queens in a garish Miami uniform? Can a New […]

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Comment: MetFanLou on Bobby V

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments

Interesting comment from MetFanLou: If Bobby V is the new Red Sox manager they will go after Yu Darvish. Bobby speaks fluent Japanese and his expertise with Japanese ballplayers is second to none. You can bet this was discussed during his interviews and may have been the motivating factor. After all he would be leaving […]

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Major League Baseball Player Murdered

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments
Major League Baseball Player Murdered

Here’s an extremely disturbing link about the death of Seatle Mariners outfielder, Greg Halman. Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels said police were called to a home in the port city in the early hours of the morning and found the 24-year-old Dutch player bleeding from a stab wound. The officers and ambulance paramedics were unable to resuscitate […]

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Where There’s Smoke…

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments
Where There’s Smoke…

Last week, I wrote a little bit about some information I came across regarding Bud Selig, his friendship with Fred Wilpon, Sandy Alderson, and the state of the Mets. I left that post with this: “There is something amiss with this franchise. Can you see it?” Here is another log for that fire to warm […]

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Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies for PTBNL

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments
Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies for PTBNL

The Phillies have acquired Ty Wigginton from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash, according to the Rockies’ official Twitter account. In Wigginton, the Phillies get a decent right-handed bat for the bench who can help fill in for the sidelined Ryan Howard at first base and occasionally spell Placido Polanco at third base. After batting .248 with 22 […]

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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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