Archive for January, 2012

Mets File Motion To Dismiss Picard Lawsuit

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Mets File Motion To Dismiss Picard Lawsuit

Michael O’Keefe and Teri Thompson of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets filed a motion on late Thursday to have the case against them tossed for lack of evidence by Picard. After U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff dismissed most of the counts in Irving Picard’s $1 billion lawsuit against the owners of the Mets in […]

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Wheeler, Harvey, Familia Among MLB’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on January 27, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler, Harvey, Familia Among MLB’s Top 100 Prospects

  Jonathan Mayo of MiLB.com lists Zack Wheeler (#28), Matt Harvey (#38), and Jeurys Familia (#90) among his 2012 Top 100 Prospects. Here are videos of all three Mets pitching prospects including comments Paul DePodesta made to Mayo Zack Wheeler Selected sixth overall by the Giants in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, Wheeler features what Mets […]

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Good For John Franco, But Where’s Jesse Orosco?

An article by posted on January 27, 2012 0 Comments
Good For John Franco, But Where’s Jesse Orosco?

I’m very happy that John Franco has become the latest member of the Mets’ Hall of Fame.  He is more than deserving of the honor, having pitched 14 seasons with the Mets and becoming the franchise’s all-time saves leader.  However, I am surprised by the fact that Franco was inducted this year, when there is […]

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2012 Is A Golden Opportunity For Ike Davis And Other NL 1st Baseman

An article by posted on January 27, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Is A Golden Opportunity For Ike Davis And Other NL 1st Baseman

With Prince Fielder taking off for the Motor City, he becomes yet another premiere first baseman to leave the National League. Fielder now joins the likes of Albert Pujols and Adrian Gonzalez –to name a few– to leave for the AL in recent years. This leaves only Joey Votto, Lance Berkman and Ryan Howard as […]

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Free Falling…

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments
Free Falling…

The largest one-year payroll slashing in Major League Baseball history might not belong to the then-Florida Marlins, whose offseason fire sale six years ago landed Carlos Delgado and Paul Lo Duca with the New York Mets and gutted the team’s payroll from $60 million to $15 million. The distinction, it turns out, soon may belong to the 2012 Mets. After […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Prospect Joe Bonfe

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Prospect Joe Bonfe

I was able to do a Q&A with NY Mets minor league prospect Joe Bonfe the other day. Entering his 4th season with the Mets, the 24-year-old Bonfe looks to shed the label of super-utility guy, and take on the role of starting player for an entire season. Joe did a great job in the […]

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Carlos Beltran Receives Bart Giamatti Award At MLB B.A.T. Dinner

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran Receives Bart Giamatti Award At MLB B.A.T. Dinner

Sadly, Carlos Beltran’s Mets legacy will forever be defined by what he didn’t do: take the bat off his shoulder against Adam Wainwright during Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. However, Beltran meant so much to the Mets organization over the past seven years for his work on and off the field. He was honored […]

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Nationals Add Brad Lidge To A Strong Bullpen

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments

The Nationals have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Brad Lidge to a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $1 million plus incentives, the team has announced. Lidge, 35, posted a 1.40 ERA last season, but was limited to 25 games due to shoulder problems, and he ended up losing his closer’s job to Ryan Madson. However, he did […]

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Congratulations To John Franco On Mets Hall Of Fame Selection!

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments
Congratulations To John Franco On Mets Hall Of Fame Selection!

The New York Mets today announced that John Franco, the club’s all-time leader in saves and games pitched, will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame during the Mets Hall of Fame Induction ceremony presented by Citi Sunday, June 3 prior to the 1:10 p.m. game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Franco saved 276 […]

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MMO Fair Or Foul: A Mets Powerplay Goal?

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair Or Foul: A Mets Powerplay Goal?

This edition of Fair or Foul features Rich Couthino of CBS New York, who says the Mets stack up well in the power department now that the NL has been weakened by the losses of Pujols and Fielder. The National League may experience a power shortage in 2012 as two of the biggest bats the league possessed […]

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