Archive for January, 2012

Mets Sign RHP Jeff Stevens, 2B Corey Wimberley to Minor League Deals

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Mets Sign RHP Jeff Stevens, 2B Corey Wimberley to Minor League Deals

According to Adam Rubin, Baseball America is reporting the following: Stevens, 28, has appeared in 33 games with the Cubs since 2009 and has a 6.27 ERA in 37.1 innings pitched. Wimberly, 28, played second base and left field for Pirates’ Triple-A team last season batting .238 in 173 at-bats. Before that he spent three […]

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Baseball Has A Hall Of A Problem

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Baseball Has A Hall Of A Problem

We’ve been having a nice HOF debate on MMO this week ahead of the upcoming National Baseball Hall of Fame announcement on Monday from Cooperstown. The writers on MMO are also casting their Hall of Fame ballots and we will be announcing our own Hall of Fame inductees this Friday. So far we already have […]

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Looking Back At That Halladay Trade

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Looking Back At That Halladay Trade

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, posted his regular mailbag feature this week and I found this Q&A pretty interesting: I don’t want to be “that guy,” but am I the only fan ruing the day that the Mets did not pull the trigger on trading for Roy Halladay? There’s no doubt that Halladay is one of the […]

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Joe Torre Resigns MLB Job To Join Group Trying To Buy Dodgers

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Joe Torre has resigned as Major League Baseball’s executive vice president for baseball operations to join a group trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Torre managed the Dodgers from 2008-10, then retired and joined MLB last February as a top aide to Commissioner Bud Selig. The Dodgers have been put up for sale by […]

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Baseball Instinct 360° – 2012 Top Prospects

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Baseball Instinct 360° – 2012 Top Prospects

Baseball Instinct is rolling out their Top 360 Prospect list and so far through the first 60 player profiles, the Mets have four prospects. 345°. Juan Urbina, LHP Mets 5/31/1993  - The son of Ugeth Urbina, Juan has the bloodlines of an MLBer. He’s still growing into his 6’3″ frame and should work in the low 90s […]

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Mets Sign Infielder Omar Quintanilla To Minor League Deal

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Mets Sign Infielder Omar Quintanilla To Minor League Deal

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have signed Omar Quintanilla to a minor league contract. Quintanilla, 30, appeared in 11 games for the Texas Rangers last season. He went 1-for-22 (.045) with a triple, two RBIs and nine strikeouts. At Triple-A Round Rock, Quintanilla hit .298 with five homers and 25 RBIs in […]

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Who Is The Mets Shortstop Of The Future?

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Who Is The Mets Shortstop Of The Future?

I received an email over the weekend from a reader who wanted to know if either Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada were the longterm solution at shortstop for the Mets. Is Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada the Mets shortstop of the future? No – Neither Flores or Tejada will be the longterm solution at shortstop. To […]

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An Amazin’ Collection Of Mets Caps

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An Amazin’ Collection Of Mets Caps

Here’s a shot of my friend Bryan Thompson’s amazing collection of Mets caps! (click image to enlarge) That’s 28 caps in all, but there may have been a new addition or two during the holidays, I’ll have to ask him about that. I love that khaki green colored one in the second row and the […]

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48 Days Until…

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48 Days Until…

48 days until we hear that every Met player over the age of 30 is in the best shape of his life… 48 days until we start seeing images of Sandy Koufax and Fred Wilpon riding around in a golf cart… 48 days until Mets bloggers start flooding you with pictures of grass and dirt […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Charley Thurber – NY Mets Outfield Prospect

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Charley Thurber – NY Mets Outfield Prospect

For a college baseball player with aspirations of one day playing in the Major Leagues, the junior year is the most important one to his stock in the June amateur draft. The worst thing that could happen would be to get hurt at this critical time. That is exactly what happened to Charley Thurber of […]

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MMO Hot Stove Report – Jan. 3

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MMO Hot Stove Report – Jan. 3

Despite the Mets not doing anything in the past few weeks despite large pushes from almost every division rival, there is still hope – as the rays of sunshine and blue skies of Spring Training are right around the corner! Here is everything you need to know in the baseball world: RUMORS: The Orioles are […]

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