Archive for December, 2011

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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Mets Pitching Prospect Adam Kolarek Speaks To MMO

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Prospect Adam Kolarek Speaks To MMO

I had a chance to chat recently with 22-year-old Mets minor league pitching prospect, 6’3″ left-hander, Adam Kolarek. Adam pitched nearly all of 2011 with the South Atlantic League Southern Division Champion, Savannah Sand Gnats, helping to anchor their bullpen. It was really nice of Adam to take some time off from holiday shopping to […]

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Hot Stove News: J-Roll Re-Signs, Padres Get Huge Haul For Latos

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
Hot Stove News: J-Roll Re-Signs, Padres Get Huge Haul For Latos

J-Roll Is Back The Phillies and shortstop Jimmy Rollins have agreed to a three-year deal with a vesting option for a fourth year. The deal is worth approximately $33 million guaranteed. Rollins hit .268 with 16 home runs, 63 runs batted in, and 30 stolen bases last year while playing his usual Gold Glove defense at […]

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Jose Reyes Goes Up In Flames…

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Goes Up In Flames…

Here’s one Mets fan who found a very unorthodox way to vent his anger over how the Jose Reyes situation played out: Well that’s one way to get over your Reyes to the Marlins doldrums… Honestly, there’s no need to blame Reyes here just as much as there was no reason for Astros fans to blame Carlos […]

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Can We Please Stop Reporting That Sandy Alderson Is Shopping Jon Niese?

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments

Sometimes it just boggles my mind how some bloggers can’t seem to differentiate between a writer’s speculation or a legitimate rumor. Case in point are these recent Jon Niese to Colorado for Seth Smith rumors. Before I tear into the heart of these outlandish attempts to fire up the fan base, let me begin with […]

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