Archive for December, 2011

Rangers Win Rights To Negotiate With Darvish

An article by posted on December 20, 2011 0 Comments

The Texas Rangers have won the posting auction of Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish with a record $51.7M bid, sources tell Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. The Japanese phenom’s agent, Arn Tellem. issued the following statement: “The Rangers are an extraordinary franchise in an exceptional city with equally exceptional fans,” Tellem said. ’”Yu is honored to be prized so […]

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The First Cut Is The Deepest

An article by posted on December 19, 2011 0 Comments
The First Cut Is The Deepest

Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal writes today, that while the Mets have operated like a typical big-market team for years, their payroll is shrinking to a degree that is almost unprecedented within the industry, at least in this millennium. General manager Sandy Alderson said recently that he expects the payroll for 2012 to […]

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MMO Mets Top 20 Prospects – #2 Jeurys Familia, RHP

An article by posted on December 19, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Mets Top 20 Prospects – #2 Jeurys Familia, RHP

The Mets signed Jeurys Familia as an IFA in July of 2007, as a 17-year-old out of the Dominican Republic. That will go down as a very important signing to the Mets and their fans. Although he is still in need of some consistency regarding his mechanics, and refining his change-up will be crucial for […]

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Are You Happy With Things?

An article by posted on December 19, 2011 0 Comments
Are You Happy With Things?

As we get ready to close out another year and head into 2012, where do you stand as a Mets fan? Are you happy with the direction of the team? Why? How many games do you think the Mets will win in 2012? What about 2013? Who are the core players of the Mets right […]

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MMO Talkin’ Baseball With Mets Pitching Prospect Ryan Fraser

An article by posted on December 19, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Talkin’ Baseball With Mets Pitching Prospect Ryan Fraser

I had the pleasure of doing a Q&A with 23-year-old, New York Mets minor league pitcher, RHP Ryan Fraser the other day. In just two years of professional baseball with the Mets, the 6’3″ Fraser has made some very favorable impressions on people who follow the team. He was the Brooklyn Cyclones closer in 2010 […]

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Orioles Sign Endy Chavez To One Year Deal

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments

Former Met Endy Chavez is headed to the Baltimore Orioles according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Chavez will earn $1.5 million in 2012 with the potential to earn another $500,000 in performance bonuses. Chavez, 33, played in 83 games last season with the Texas Ranger, batting .301 with five homers, ten stolen bases and 37 runs scored in […]

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New Take on ‘Casey at the Bat’ Praised by Tom Seaver, MLB Legends

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments
New Take on ‘Casey at the Bat’ Praised by Tom Seaver, MLB Legends

I had the chance to meet the authors of a children’s book that takes a different look at the famous poem “Casey at the Bat.” In “The Deal is on Strike Three: The Story Mudville Never Knew,” Long Islanders Peter Fertig and Rudy Saviano explore the story behind Casey and the Mudville nine. Hall of Famer […]

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The Mets Center (Fielder) of Attraction

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments
The Mets Center (Fielder) of Attraction

This weekend is just flying by between getting ready for the holidays and this very cool Mets website I’m completely rebuilding for a fellow Mets blogger. But today is Sunday and I’m not leaving this house for nothing – well maybe if there’s an air raid or something like that… In case you missed it, […]

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Mets Officially Announce Frank Francisco Signing

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Frank Francisco Signing

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed free agent right-handed pitcher Frank Francisco to a two-year contract. Francisco, 32, went 1-4 with 17 saves and a 3.55 ERA (20 earned runs/50.2 innings) in 54 games with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. The 6-2, 250-pounder issued 18 walks and had 53 strikeouts. […]

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Carlos Beltran Getting Interest from Cardinals

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments

Former Met Carlos Beltran is receiving interest from several teams including the Red Sox, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Rays. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Beltran is being extensively looked at by the Cardinals as an offensive alternative.  With Albert Pujols now in Anahiem, the Cards are looking at everyone in order to replenish […]

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This One’s Dedicated To All Those Amazin’ Memories

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
This One’s Dedicated To All Those Amazin’ Memories

I’m so sick of reading about the Mets these days. I’m seeing one terrible truth unveiled after another. And though I was warned about everything that was coming down before the Mets break camp next next March, it doesn’t make it any easier to see this once proud franchise disintegrate into oblivion. This song seems […]

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