Archive for January, 2012

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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(With Video) Coverage Of MLB’s B.A.T. Annual Dinner

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
(With Video) Coverage Of MLB’s B.A.T. Annual Dinner

Major League Baseball and Natural Balance Pet Foods hosted the 23rd annual “Going to Bat for B.A.T.” Fundraising Dinner on Jan. 24 at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square. The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) raises money to assist members of the baseball family who have fallen on hard times with financial grants, healthcare programs and […]

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Paul DePodesta on Moneyball, Oakland A’s, Rebuilding Mets Organization Into A Winner

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments

Mets Vice President of Amateur Scouting & Player Development, Paul DePodesta, was a guest this evening on MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential with host Brian Kenny. Among the topics discussed were his thoughts on the book and movie Moneyball, how he broke into the baseball business, his philosophy on advanced metrics and what him and the […]

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The Ike-Man Cometh…

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
The Ike-Man Cometh…

With Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder now in staking their claims in the American League, NBC Sports’ Matthew Poulliot lists Ike Davis as the second best first baseman in the National League in today’s Hardball Talk column. He projects their 2012 OPS and ranks the Top 5 as follows: Reds: Joey Votto – .990 Mets: Ike Davis – .864 Cardinals: Lance Berkman: .860 […]

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Reyes, Pujols or Fielder?

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
Reyes, Pujols or Fielder?

The Eagle has landed. The last of the “big” Mohicans, Prince Fielder, has finally agreed to a mega-deal and now has a new home in Motor City… Rah, rah, or better yet, vroom, vroom… So now that the dust has settled, here is an interesting question first posed by Mets historian and ESPN New York […]

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