Archive for November, 2011

Doug’s Dugout: Mets Put The “Off” In Offseason

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Doug’s Dugout: Mets Put The “Off” In Offseason

Now that the Mets have thrown (John) Debus under the bus, maybe it is time to start reshaping this sub-.500 team. It’s a revelation that the bullpen coach was at the forefront of the teams’ woes and that GM Sandy Alderson swiftly extracted him (and a few other scapegoats, such as fan favorite, Mookie Wilson) […]

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MLB Players and Owners Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement

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MLB Players and Owners Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the players and owners have come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. The new deal is expected to be announced on Monday. Original Post 1:00 PM Over the past couple of weeks, I have heard some of the news that has surfaced from the MLB labor negotiations, […]

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If The Team Values Innings Pitched, Why Do They Let Pelfrey Pitch So Many Of Them?

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If The Team Values Innings Pitched, Why Do They Let Pelfrey Pitch So Many Of Them?

While reading about a rumor that the Mets and Rockies discussed a potential Mike Pelfrey for Huston Street swap on MetsBlog, I came across this comment by Matt Cerrone regarding Pelfrey. It’s something he never fails to say whenever he mentions Mike Pelfrey: “The team values innings pitched and, at the very least, he delivers […]

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Mets Sign Vinny Rottino and Valentino Pascucci

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Mets Sign Vinny Rottino and Valentino Pascucci

Mets just made it official: The New York Mets today announced they have signed first baseman Val Pascucci and catcher/outfielder Vinny Rottino to minor league contracts and invited both to major league Spring Training. Pascucci, who turns 33 today, split last season between Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and the Mets.  He hit the […]

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My Recession Mets Wish List

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Being that we are in a “Met-conomic downturn” if you will, the coveted free agents this winter are nothing more than overpriced commodities the Mets can only stare agape at through a store window while other teams snatch them off the shelves. Instead, the Amazin’s are forced to look in the “Clearance Sale” bin and […]

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Mets Telling Teams Murphy Is Available

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Mets Telling Teams Murphy Is Available

A source has told ESPN’s Adam Rubin that Daniel Murphy is available. In conversations with other teams at the GM Meetings in Milwaukee this week, a source confirmed the Mets informed other teams that Daniel Murphy is “available.” This goes against an earlier report that said the front office sees Murphy as the starting second baseman if […]

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Q&A With Mack Ade from Mack’s Mets

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Q&A With Mack Ade from Mack’s Mets

I caught up with Mack Ade of Mack’s Mets for a Q&A about the Savannah Sand Gnats the other day. Mack was nice enough to answer a whole lot of questions about the Mets farmhands that passed through Savannah this past season. Which players are going to advance to St. Lucie next year? Which players […]

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Alderson Meets With Reps For RHP Matt Capps

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Alderson Meets With Reps For RHP Matt Capps

As I posted last night, Newsday’s Ken Davidoff confirmed that the Mets met with the representatives for free agent RHP Frank Francisco. Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger is reporting that Sandy Alderson also met with the representative for reliever Matt Capps. Last season with the Minnesota Twins, relief pitcher Matt Capps went 4-7 with 15 saves and […]

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Endy Chavez On Mets Radar

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Endy Chavez On Mets Radar

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, says the Mets are tossing around the idea of bringing back outfielder Endy Chavez. According to one high-ranking team insider, the Mets are open to a second stint in Flushing for the free agent outfielder, and have discussed Chavez — albeit in a very informal and preliminary way — with agent […]

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Ike Davis: I Am Back and I Feel Great

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Ike Davis: I Am Back and I Feel Great

Yesterday afternoon at Citi Field, the Mets hosted a special media event to announce their plans for the Mets 50th Anniversary celebration in 2012 which you can read about here and here. One of the players on hand was first baseman Ike Davis and he was a sight for sore eyes. Davis was in great […]

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