Archive for January, 2012

Mets Setting The Record Straight, What Are Turnaround Consultants

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Mets Setting The Record Straight, What Are Turnaround Consultants

Apparently, the Mets Twitter account is very busy today and surely they want to set the record straight on that whole Mets + CRG = Bankruptcy thing you may have heard about. Yes, there does seem to be lots of talk about that today… Good question and a very well worded (but prepared) response. Darren […]

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The New Market Inefficiency

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
The New Market Inefficiency

Friends, Mets Fans and Metsmerizers, lend me your ears. I hope all of you enjoyed your holidays and let me wish you all a belated Happy New Year. I want to share an article I read with all of you on the perceived virtues of small market strategies, but first I must chime in on the […]

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Budgeting, Bridge Loans and Uncle Bud

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
Budgeting, Bridge Loans and Uncle Bud

12/6 – Thoughts by Joe D. I wanted to add my own thoughts to the news that came out last night regarding the Mets retaining the services of CRG Partners which was first reported by Eno Sarris. Regular readers here shouldn’t have been surprised as for months I’ve been saying what the Wilpons say about […]

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Which Of Our Top Pitching Prospects Are You Most Excited About?

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
Which Of Our Top Pitching Prospects Are You Most Excited About?

The big three pitching prospects that we have looming down in the minors gives me an eerily familiar feeling. Haven’t we heard this before?  Does “Generation K” and the names of Jason Isringhausen, Bill Pulsipher and Paul Wilson ring a bell?  This was supposed to be our home grown trio of Superstars in the 90′s. These were the guys who were […]

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Jon Rauch Is 100% Healthy, Frank Francisco Happy To Be Here

An article by posted on January 5, 2012 0 Comments
Jon Rauch Is 100% Healthy, Frank Francisco Happy To Be Here

Jon Rauch was part of Sandy Alderson’s big initiative to revamp the bullpen this offseason. Today, Rauch confirmed in a conference call that the knee he had surgery on back in September is now fully healed. “So right now, I’m 100 percent, right where I need to be in my workouts and getting prepared for […]

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Sandy Alderson: No Big Trades, No Big Spending, Johan Okay, Needs To Fill Two Bench Spots

An article by posted on January 5, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: No Big Trades, No Big Spending, Johan Okay, Needs To Fill Two Bench Spots

Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters this afternoon and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was kind enough to transcribe most of the details. Sandy Alderson said it’s “fair” to say Mets won’t sign anyone who commands more than $1.5 million. Still, Alderson said free agent market should still be “robust” since players who made more than $1.5 million […]

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Mets Should Have Moved On Carlos Zambrano

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Mets Should Have Moved On Carlos Zambrano

Thoughts by Joe D. It looks like the Marlins have acquired Carlos Zambrano for the rock-bottom price of $1.5MM to $2.5MM depending on various reports. The Cubs will be picking up the rest of his $18 million dolar salary. Granted, Big Z is a known hot-head. He hates losing and you don’t want to be anywhere near […]

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Mets Face A Difficult Start

An article by posted on January 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Face A Difficult Start

It won’t take long to figure out the 2012 Mets. The team entering spring training without expectations – at least positive ones – face a difficult schedule despite 13 games at Citi Field and ten on the road. That includes everybody in their division, so we’ll have an idea of how they’ll stack up against […]

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Mets Still Not Official Host Of 2013 All-Star Game

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Still Not Official Host Of 2013 All-Star Game

Major League Baseball has yet to officially announce the Mets as the host for the 2013 All-Star Game, says Eric Fisher of Sporting News. Fisher says that MLB and New York City are still negotiating and working on “dealing with the complex logistics” of hosting such an event in the nation’s largest market. Fisher makes […]

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From Left Field: Do You Bleed Orange And Blue?

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Do You Bleed Orange And Blue?

Our site moderator Joe D. informed us a few days ago of a blood drive that the Mets are hosting Thursday, Jan. 5 at Citi Field. The team is offering a voucher for free tickets to a select game in April for anyone that donates. It got me thinking, how many fans would be willing […]

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MMO Talkin’ Baseball: Mets Pitching Prospect Scott Moviel

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Talkin’ Baseball: Mets Pitching Prospect Scott Moviel

I got a chance to talk with Mets right-hander Scott Moviel just after Christmas and he was nice enough to bring us up-to-date as far as his progress in 2011. Before last season Scott was battling knee troubles which can be problematic for a pitcher who stands 6’11″. Now healthy once again, he provides us […]

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