Archive for January, 2012

Today, The Mets Settled All Family Business

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Today, The Mets Settled All Family Business

The Mets avoided hearings with four players eligible for salary arbitration after reaching one-year agreements with starter Mike Pelfrey, relievers Ramon Ramirez and Manny Acosta, and center fielder Andres Torres, the team announced Tuesday. Here are the final numbers. RP Manny Acosta signed for $875,000. His 2011 salary was $450,000. RP Ramon Ramirez signed $2.65 million. His 2011 salary was […]

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(Updated) More Good News For Fred Wilpon

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(Updated) More Good News For Fred Wilpon

More good news for Fred Wilpon as Richard Sandomir of the NY Times relays Judge Rakoff’s ruling on Irving Picard’s appeal… Sandomir adds that Rakoff says trustee “has entirely failed to demonstrate the kind of extraordinary circumstances that would warrant” a pre-trial appeal, and that trial record in case against Mets owners “will inform the very […]

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Baseball History 101

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Baseball History 101

For Christmas, I received a great gift from my mother; it was a small book title Fun Facts for Baseball Fans, compiled by Paul Kent. It is a great read because it doesn’t take you all that long to get through, and you learn so much about the game in such a short period of […]

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Mike Pelfrey Signed For What!

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2011: 7 W, 13 L, 4.74 ERA, 1.47 WHIP I just heard from Adam Rubin of ESPN, that Mike Pelfrey has avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year deal for <brace yourself> $5.675 million dollars. Wow, that’s incredible… That’s a $1.75 million dollar raise for Big Pelf who is coming off one of the worst […]

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MLB’s Top 10 Right-handed Pitchers

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MLB’s Top 10 Right-handed Pitchers

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo is rolling out his Top 10 prospects at each position beginning with right-handed pitchers. The 2011 list featured the American League Rookie of the Year and seven of the 10 pitched in the big leagues. Once again, this year’s Top 10 right-handed pitchers features no Mets, but the top pick comes from the NL East’ Julio Teheran, […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Rebuilding Strategy All Wrong?

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Rebuilding Strategy All Wrong?

Here’s a new feature that will take a look at some of the stuff making the rounds in the Mets blogosphere. Tell us if you think the following statement is Fair or Foul. Trying to piecemeal together a ballclub like the Mets have done almost never works. Incremental upgrades work for contending teams. They’re wasted […]

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Wilmer Flores Being Phased Out At Shortstop

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Being Phased Out At Shortstop

Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, posted a cool article on the future of shortstop for the Mets and dishes out some interesting info on Ruben Tejada as well as prospect Wilmer Flores whose shift from shortstop has already begun. Two or three years ago, there was a notion around baseball that, perhaps, Wilmer Flores, a middle […]

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Wright Seen As A One-Year Rental And Injury Risk

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Wright Seen As A One-Year Rental And Injury Risk

Paul Hoynse of the Cleveland Plain Dealer fielded a question about the Tribe dealing for David Wright in his mailbag feature. Hey, Hoynsie: Just was watching the MLB Network and they suggested the Tribe make a run at David Wright. Matching Lonnie Chisenhall and a couple young pitchers such as David Huff and Corey Kluber could […]

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Nats Agree To Extension With Gio Gonzalez, Phillies Sign Joel Pineiro

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Nats Agree To Extension With Gio Gonzalez, Phillies Sign Joel Pineiro

Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Phillies have agreed to a minor league contract with free-agent pitcher Joel Pineiro, according to a major league source. The deal includes an invitation to the Phillies’ big league spring training camp. Pineiro, 33, went 7-7 with a 5.13 ERA while dealing with shoulder tightness last season which required some time […]

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Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Bret Mitchell

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Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Bret Mitchell

This week I caught up with NY Mets right-handed pitching prospect, Bret Mitchell. Bret was the 2011 Sterling Award Winner as the Kingsport Mets Pitcher of the Year. The Mets were fortunate to be able to get a quality arm like Mitchell’s with their 12th round pick in the 2010 draft.  Now, after rehabbing from […]

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