Archive for December, 2011

Mets Sign Swingman Chuck James

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
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 […]

Continue Reading »

Jonathon Niese Ready To Take The Next Step

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
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 […]

Continue Reading »

Sandy Alderson, The Multi-Tasker

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
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 […]

Continue Reading »

Daniel Murphy Feeling Healthy In Preparation For Season

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Feeling Healthy In Preparation For Season

Daniel Murphy spread the holiday cheer by donning the big red suit as Santa Claus for the Mets Kids’ Holiday Party at Citi Field. He joked that he hopes everyone doesn’t think he’s a better Santa Claus than a baseball player. Most importantly, Murphy said that both his knees are feeling good in anticipation for […]

Continue Reading »

A Special Holiday Message…

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
A Special Holiday Message…

As you know, Mets Merized Online was on hand for the Mets’ Annual Holiday Party, held earlier this week at Citi Field. It was a fun event and our own videographer, Jim Mancari took a lot of video and photographs while he was there – some of which he has posted already. Daniel Murphy did […]

Continue Reading »

The Job Behind The Job?

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
The Job Behind The Job?

There are times when you see a very distinct line drawn in the sand between Mets fans. Often times, both sides misunderstand something about the other side, and things get out of control. People who agree with things Alderson are doing are not tired of the same old tricks that never seem to work in […]

Continue Reading »

Weighing The Options Of A 2012 Rotation Without Santana

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
Weighing The Options Of A 2012 Rotation Without Santana

Yesterday we learned of the possibility that ailing ace Johan Santana might not be ready for Opening Day. If that is the case, then what are the Mets to do as far as that fifth spot in the rotation? They have next-to-nothing left to spend and lack a bonafide 6th starter. With a rotation in […]

Continue Reading »

Angels And Marlins Pace Winter Meetings.

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
Angels And Marlins Pace Winter Meetings.

Each year, Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings are the best time for teams, executives, and agents to make deals, whether they’re free agent signings or player trades. After the busy week finishes amongst some of the most powerful figures in professional baseball, a lot of the most sought after free agents have either been re-signed […]

Continue Reading »

Done Deal – Mets Sign RHP Jon Rauch For $3.5 Million

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
Done Deal – Mets Sign RHP Jon Rauch For $3.5 Million

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed free agent righthanded pitcher Jon Rauch to a one-year contract. Rauch, 33, appeared in 53 games with the Toronto Blue Jays last season, finishing 5-4 with 11 saves. He compiled a 4.85 ERA (28 earned/52.0 innings) with 36 strikeouts and pitched 1.0 inning or more […]

Continue Reading »

John Delcos: Thanks, Dad

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 40 Comments
John Delcos: Thanks, Dad

Good afternoon folks. I don’t like going this long without posting for you, but have been away. I drove to Ohio Sunday to visit my father, but the visit was unfortunately extended for a funeral. Everybody loves their father for their own reasons and I am no different. There are some I can’t share and […]

Continue Reading »

Sandy Alderson Addresses State Of Team, Ballpark

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Addresses State Of Team, Ballpark

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson made an appearance at the Mets Kids’ Holiday Party, and he talked about a medley of issues surrounding the team. First, he spoke about the new changes to the outfield wall at Citi Field. He said that it wasn’t one particular event that sparked the change, but that the constant […]

Continue Reading »