Archive for December, 2011

Mets Struggling for Cash, Borrow Another $40 Million

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Mets Struggling for Cash, Borrow Another $40 Million

According to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, the Mets recently borrowed another $40 million dollars as a “bridge loan” meant to keep the team afloat as they try to raise money through the sale of minority shares in the team. People familiar with the team’s situation have said the owners had firm commitments from at […]

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Mets Sign A Couple Of Minor Leaguers, Claim Pirates RHP Off Waivers

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Mets Sign A Couple Of Minor Leaguers, Claim Pirates RHP Off Waivers

The Mets have signed left-handed pitcher Garrett Olson and catcher Lucas May to minor league contracts and claimed right-hander Jeremy Hefner off waivers from Pittsburgh. Mets.com has the 411 on them: Hefner, 25, posted a 9-7 record and a 4.98 ERA for San Diego’s Triple-A Tucson affiliate last season, ranking sixth in the Pacific Coast […]

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Braun’s Failed Test Revealed Synthetic Testosterone

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Braun’s Failed Test Revealed Synthetic Testosterone

The positive result was triggered by elevated levels of testosterone in Braun’s system, the sources told “Outside the Lines.” A subsequent, more comprehensive test revealed the testosterone was synthetic — not produced by Braun’s body. Every individual naturally produces testosterone and a substance called epitestosterone, typically at a ratio of 1-to-1. In Major League Baseball, […]

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The Mets’ Great Depression Era

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The Mets’ Great Depression Era

What is it about the last ten years of Mets baseball that makes so many Met fans resistant to change it? What is so extraordinary about the last decade that make so many reluctant to let it go? I keep hearing and reading that these same fans who are opposed to change, are only interested in winning […]

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MMO Mets Top 20 Prospects – #4 Jenrry Mejia, RHP

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MMO Mets Top 20 Prospects – #4 Jenrry Mejia, RHP

When the Mets signed RHP Jenrry Mejia as an IFA out of the Dominican Republic, in 2007, they knew they were getting a diminutive 17-year-old, with an electric fastball. He was brought along slowly with his innings pitched, so as not to damage this tender young thoroughbred. He needed to be babied, while his body […]

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What Do The Mets Do When The Young Guns Are Ready?

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What Do The Mets Do When The Young Guns Are Ready?

Right now as presently constituted the Mets starting rotation is fairly solid. Santana, Dickey, Pelfrey, Niese and Gee are a decent 1-5, but the question to me is, what do you do when the young guns are ready? The Mets initially wanted to retain Capuano, but that became out of the question when he wanted a two […]

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Blue Jays Like Niese, Could Be Great Trade Partner

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Last week during the baseball’s Winter Meeting’s news surfaced that the Mets were guaging interest in Jon Niese. At a time when players like Gio Gonzalez are being heavily sought after in a weak LHP market, Niese could prove valuable. One of the teams believed to be interested is the Toronto Blue Jays. And why […]

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Meet The Newest Met, Andres Torres

An article by posted on December 11, 2011 0 Comments
Meet The Newest Met, Andres Torres

Here’s a pretty cool video of the player who will be patrolling centerfield for the Mets in 2012, Andres Torres. I believe fans are going to love this guy. Nobody will mistake Torres for Carlos Beltran, but defensively he will get the job done better than most, and if he returns to his 2010 levels offensively, that Pagan trade looks like […]

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Tom Seaver To Appear On Studio 42 with Bob Costas

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Hall of Famer and three-time Cy Young Award winner Tom Seaver discusses his legendary 20-year career in a new episode of MLB Network’s Studio 42 with Bob Costas: Monday, December 12 at 9:00 PM ET Seaver comments on being part of the 1969 World Champion New York Mets and his contract dispute with former Mets’ owner M. Donald Grant prior to being […]

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The Morning Grind: Kumbaya vs. Devil’s Advocate

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The Morning Grind: Kumbaya vs. Devil’s Advocate

I haven’t done a Morning Grind in a while, although my colleague Clayton has done a nice job with them lately. But there’s something that’s been bugging me in the last few days and I wanted to bring it to a debate. Basically, it’s a question based on so much of what I’ve seen on […]

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