Archive for January, 2012

My Mock Up On Mets Retired Numbers

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My Mock Up On Mets Retired Numbers

Over at MetsBlog, I saw this mock-up of how Mike Piazza’s retired number would look on the wall at Citi Field. I was bored today so I quickly made a mock-up of my own…  What do you think? Then I thought, hey wait a second the walls are going to be blue this season, so…

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mike Piazza’s Mets Legacy

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mike Piazza’s Mets Legacy

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. It is probably unfair, but to me this encapsulates the 8-year Piazza Era in New York; a time marked by some spectacular […]

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Wright Not Looking Forward To Trade Rumors

An article by posted on January 15, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Not Looking Forward To Trade Rumors

Mets third baseman David Wright took questions from reporters during his second annual Vegas Night charity event. Andy McCullough spoke to Wright who spoke a little about his legacy. “I’ve never been one that wanted to make every last dollar that I could playing this game. I’m obviously very fortunate where if God forbid I got hurt […]

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He Did It! Dickey Reaches The Top Of Kilimanjaro!

An article by posted on January 14, 2012 0 Comments
He Did It! Dickey Reaches The Top Of Kilimanjaro!

We had done it! We gave hugs and high-fives all around above the clouds at the highest point in Africa. The view was unforgettably magnificent, as incredible as anything I have ever seen. But as I took time to contemplate, I realized that the reason the view was so rich was the overall experience of […]

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If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

An article by posted on January 14, 2012 0 Comments
If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

Michael Baron of MetsBlog wrote the following this morning regarding the Mets projected starting rotation: According to FanGraphs, Bill James predicts Gee will go 8-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 160 innings, Niese will go 9-10 with a 4.28 ERA in 160 innings, Dickey will go 12-11 with a 3.89 ERA, Pelfrey will go 9-11 […]

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Pelfrey, Torres, Ramirez, Acosta File For Arbitration

An article by posted on January 14, 2012 0 Comments
Pelfrey, Torres, Ramirez, Acosta File For Arbitration

Mike Pelfrey, Manny Acosta, Ramon Ramirez, and Andres Torres all filed for arbitration before the midnight deadline last night. Pelfrey earned $3.925 million, Torres earned $2.2 million and Ramirez earned $1.65 million in 2011. They are all expected to get significant raises for the upcoming season. Tuesday is the deadline for teams and players to exchange salary arbitration figures. […]

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Yankees Land RHP Michael Pineda From Mariners For Montero

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Yankees Land RHP Michael Pineda From Mariners For Montero

The New York Yankees have acquired young right-hander Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners for top hitting prospect Jesus Montero. The trade was first reported by CBS Sports. The Mariners also received Yankees right-hander Hector Noesi in the deal. Pineda, who turns 23 next week, is a potentially dominant starter who struck out 173 batters in 171 […]

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Mets Announce Ronny Cedeno Signing

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Mets Announce Ronny Cedeno Signing

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed infielder Ronny Cedeno to a one-year major league contract. Cedeno, 28, hit .249 (103-413) with 43 runs scored, 25 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 32 RBI in 128 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011. He made 118 starts at shortstop and ranked […]

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Is Being A Met Fan Like A Greek Tragedy?

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Is Being A Met Fan Like A Greek Tragedy?

David Groveman of Mack’s Mets had an interesting post in which he compares Mets fans to the Greek mythological figure King Sisyphus who was cursed to rolling a huge boulder uphill for eternity. The tragic fate of this Jerk of a King is similar in many ways to my experience as a Met fan. The Mets begin […]

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Will Johan Santana’s Velocity Suffer As A Result Of The Surgery?

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Will Johan Santana’s Velocity Suffer As A Result Of The Surgery?

Interesting response by Anthony DiComo when he was asked a question regarding a potential loss in velocity for Johan Santana who had already seen the velocity on his fastball decline in the years before his shoulder surgery in 2010. Isn’t Johan Santana the first pitcher of his kind to suffer this kind of injury? He […]

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