Archive for December, 2011

Mets Re-Sign Queens Native, Mike Baxter

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Mets Re-Sign Queens Native, Mike Baxter

After being non-tendered on Monday evening to make room on the 40-man roster for free-agent acquisition Jon Rauch, outfielder Mike Baxter is back with organization. The Mets announced that Baxter has agreed to a minor-league deal to remain with the club and also received an invitation to spring training. The Queens native batted .235 in 22 games […]

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My Outrage Goes Beyond Baseball

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My Outrage Goes Beyond Baseball

As most readers on MMO know, the Mets recently got a $40 million dollar bridge loan from Bank of America to help tide the team over until some of those $20 million dollar ownership stakes they’ve been peddling start to come through. For more on that, read my post “A Bridge To Nowhere” and catch yourself up. […]

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Heyman Confirms A’s Want Huge Haul For Gio Gonzalez

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Heyman Confirms A’s Want Huge Haul For Gio Gonzalez

Confirming what I posted here last night, Jon Heyman reported today via Twitter, that the A’s are seeking a huge package of prospects in return for starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez, Two things you cant take to the bank about the Mets this offseason: 1. Mets wont pay huge dollars for any free agents. 2. Mets […]

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Mets Seeking A Four-Month Extension To Repay MLB Loan

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Mets Seeking A Four-Month Extension To Repay MLB Loan

Josh Kosman and Kaja Whitehouse of the NY Post and FOX Sports, have been covering the ongoing Madoff/Wilpon/Picard storyline since it’s inception and today they are reporting that the extension the Mets are trying to work out for paying back the $25 million dollar emergency loan from MLB, is actually a 4-month extension. “The Mets […]

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Mets Offseason Targets: C Jason Jaramillo

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Mets Offseason Targets: C Jason Jaramillo

Another player I believe would be an interesting pickup for the Mets is the recently non-tendered catcher Jason Jaramillo, formerly of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jaramillo, 29, has been hampered by injuries in the past and the rigors of being an everyday catcher are seemingly too much for him to handle. But he may prove to be a […]

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Selig Helped Wilpons Break The Einhorn Deal

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Selig Helped Wilpons Break The Einhorn Deal

On Thursday, John Harper of the Daily News, reported that there is now “a level of pessimism among MLB people about whether the Wilpons are going to survive their financial problems.” An MLB official told Harper the it could be the banks, more so than MLB, that are likely to start squeezing the Wilpons, writing, “They’re sort […]

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MMO Mets Top 20 Prospects – #3 Matt Harvey, RHP

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Mets Top 20 Prospects – #3 Matt Harvey, RHP

The difference between the #2 and the #3 Top Mets Prospect is so small, you can’t even see it from here. You would need some extreme magnification to see the difference between these two players. And since someone has to be 3rd, I flipped a coin, of course I’m kidding, I studied long and hard. […]

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Mets Sign Swingman Chuck James

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Mets Sign Swingman Chuck James

On Tuesday, general manager Sandy Alderson said he wanted to add some rotation depth as insurance in case Johan Santana isn’t ready to start the season. He followed through on that today as the Mets signed veteran left-handed swingman Chuck James to a minor-league contract. James received an invitation to major-league camp. James, 30, worked […]

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Jonathon Niese Ready To Take The Next Step

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Jonathon Niese Ready To Take The Next Step

Amidst trade rumors surrounding the talented lefty, Jonathon Niese showed up with a smile to the Mets Kids’ Holiday Party. He said he feels good and is eager for spring training to begin. Though it’s unlikely the Mets trade Niese, he said it’s a matter in which he has no control. “Obviously, it’s not my […]

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Sandy Alderson, The Multi-Tasker

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Sandy Alderson, The Multi-Tasker

Remember back in early October when I first mentioned that Sandy Alderson may bid the Mets farewell after the 2012 season to take over for Bud Selig as commissioner of baseball? Remember when I told you a person who works at MLB told me that “the Mets are Sandy Alderson’s test”? Here’s something that may […]

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