Archive for December, 2011

A Letter To R.A. Dickey

An article by posted on December 29, 2011 0 Comments
A Letter To R.A. Dickey

Dear R.A. It has come to our attention that you plan on doing a charity junket to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Africa. Although we are sure that it is for a worthy cause, unwed mothers is that right? As your employer the N.Y. Mets respectfully request that you reconsider. Mountain climbing is the […]

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Red Sox Acquire Andrew Bailey

An article by posted on December 28, 2011 0 Comments
Red Sox Acquire Andrew Bailey

ESPN.com’s Buster Olney is reporting that A’s closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney have been traded to the Red Sox for right fielder Josh Reddick and two minor leaguers, third baseman Miles Head and right-hander Raul Alcantara. Bailey, 27, is eligible for arbitration for the first time after making only $465,000 this year, would be under the Red Sox control […]

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Mets Can’t Make The Same Mistake Again With Wright

An article by posted on December 28, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Can’t Make The Same Mistake Again With Wright

I guess I’m just like the Mets in a way, just passing the time until spring training. Even for teams with little chances, spring training brings anticipation and hope. I’m not going to bother you with posts about the Mets not going after guys like Matt Garza and Prince Fielder, because you know as well […]

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What The Hell Do I Know…

An article by posted on December 28, 2011 0 Comments
What The Hell Do I Know…

So last night I’m having an email exchange with one of our writers, Clayton Collier. We talked about the Mets and Dickey mostly when he suddenly tells me he just asked free agent Omar Vizquel if he would ever consider signing with the Mets if they made him an offer. Surprisingly, Vizquel replied and said, “Not, […]

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MMO 2012 Mets Top Prospects #’s 21-30

An article by posted on December 28, 2011 0 Comments
MMO 2012 Mets Top Prospects #’s 21-30

In putting together the MMO Mets Top 20 Prospect List for 2012, one thing became very clear, very fast. There were going to be some deserving players left off the list because of a numbers crunch. So now that the Top 20 are in the rear-view mirror, let’s explore the next 30 or so prospects. This […]

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Mets Ask R.A. Dickey Not To Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

An article by posted on December 27, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Ask R.A. Dickey Not To Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Mets have now asked Dickey not to make his charity climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Though the journey is not exactly a treacherous one, the Mets still sent him a letter telling him they would void his contract should he sustain any injuries on the journey. “I […]

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Forget Smith And Take A Look At Spilborghs

An article by posted on December 27, 2011 0 Comments
Forget Smith And Take A Look At Spilborghs

I’m not understanding all this buzz over Colorado outfielder Seth Smith. A few Mets rumors have even hinted that the Mets could swap either Jon Niese or Daniel Murphy for the Rockies’ 4th outfielder. Really? Why? Snith, 29, has had a very mediocre career batting .275 with a .348 OBP in 1,286 AB over his […]

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Should The Mets Go After Jaime Moyer?

An article by posted on December 27, 2011 0 Comments
Should The Mets Go After Jaime Moyer?

With the Mets strapped for cash, and lacking starting pitching depth, a cheap option could be the 49-year old Jaime Moyer. Moyer could not only fill the hole in the rotation should Santana not be ready come Opening Day, but also serve as a mentor to the younger pitchers. With a club that lacks leadership, a guy […]

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John Sickels: New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2012

An article by posted on December 27, 2011 0 Comments
John Sickels: New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2012

From the great John Sickels of Minor League Ball, here are your 2012 Top 20 Mets Prospects: 1) Matt Harvey, RHP, Grade B+: He can be a number two starter and someone to build around. Some evaluators see him more as a closer if his changeup remains erratic, but I’m cutting him some slack on that issue and […]

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MMO Flashback: Mets Trade Le Grande Orange

An article by posted on December 26, 2011 0 Comments

Here’s something I dug up from a couple of years ago that brings us back to the hot stove season of 1975, when the Mets also traded one of the team’s most popular players – a move they would eventually regret. Mike Lloyd does a nice job in the re-telling of what happened back then. […]

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