Archive for January, 2012

Mariners Sign Oliver Perez Invoking Seven Years Of Bad Luck

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According to a press release from the Seattle Mariners, they have signed left-hander Oliver Perez to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training. Perez, 30, is a veteran of nine Major League seasons with San Diego (2002-2003), Pittsburgh (2003-2006) and New York-NL (2006-2010). He has a career record of 58-69 with a 4.63 […]

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Mets Prospect Steve Matz Is Throwing In St. Lucie, Getting Ready For Spring Training

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Mets Prospect Steve Matz Is Throwing In St. Lucie, Getting Ready For Spring Training

I was able to catch up with Mets minor league pitcher, lefty Steve Matz the other day, and I asked him how his arm was feeling with spring training right around the corner. Steve has already reported to the complex at St. Lucie to begin his throwing program in warm weather. He went under the […]

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Rangers Sign Darvish To Six-Year, $60 Million Deal

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The Texas Rangers and Japanese RHP Yu Darvish have agreed to a six-year contract just before today’s 5:00 pm  ET deadline, according to multiple reports. The two sides agreed on a multi-year contract that will pay him in the neighborhood of $10 million per season for six seasons. GM Jon Daniels and Darvish’s agents worked […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Should SOPA Bother You?

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MMO Fair or Foul: Should SOPA Bother You?

MLB Supports SOPA and That Should Bother You I am all for legislation that goes after individuals that pirate copyrighted material. This bill appears to be too vague and far-reaching. Modern corporations can’t be trusted with this far-reaching power because they will use it in a way to destroy necessary competition. The reality is this […]

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Jose Reyes To Kick Off ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Mets Not Invited

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Jose Reyes To Kick Off ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Mets Not Invited

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball will kick off the 2012 season with their Opening Night telecast featuring the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals versus Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. This season will also mark the debut of analyst Terry Francona, who ironically replaces Bobby Valentine and joins play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman […]

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Taking A Deeper Look Into Pelfrey’s Contract

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When things are going bad with a franchise, there are times when fans will look at every decision made and search for the negatives. Recently, it seemed as though some hysteria erupted at the fact that Mike Pelfrey signed a 1 year deal worth $5.7 million to avoid arbitration. Sometimes I find that people comment […]

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Don’t Shoot The Messenger: Concern Should Be About Medical Staff, Not Rubin

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Don’t Shoot The Messenger: Concern Should Be About Medical Staff, Not Rubin

Anthony Rieber of Newsday spoke to Ike Davis yesterday who said that he does not blame the medical staff for the treatment of a bone bruise in his ankle despite the setback that occurred after the team opted to put the ankle in a boot that restricted circulation in his foot and ankle and prevented healing. “I wasn’t really […]

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Niese, Davis On Top 100 Major Leaguers 25 and Under

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Niese, Davis On Top 100 Major Leaguers 25 and Under

    Matt Garrioch of Minor League Baseball Prospects (MILB Prospects) compiled a great ranking of the best players that are 25 or under. His list featured two Mets with Jon Niese at No. 64 and Ike Davis at No. 68, but oddly enough, Fernando Martinez now of the Astros checked in at No. 95. […]

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Looking Back At The Trades Sandy Alderson Should Have Made In 2011

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Looking Back At The Trades Sandy Alderson Should Have Made In 2011

Last season I thought I knew what was going to happen. I figured we probably would not be in contention for a playoff spot, but I was excited about the possibility of reloading at the trade deadline. We had guys like Beltran, Reyes, Dickey, Izzy, Hairston, Byrdak and Krod. All of whom I felt had […]

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Prospect Pulse: The 2012 Savannah Sand Gnats

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Prospect Pulse: The 2012 Savannah Sand Gnats

With a little more than a month to go before the start of Spring Training, the time has finally arrived for Petey’s 2012 Mets’ Long Season Minor League Roster Preview! Woooo Hooooo! I know that all winter long, you’ve been anxiously awaiting this series in which Petey either impresses the pants off people, or makes […]

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