Archive for January, 2012

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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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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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