Archive for January, 2012

2012 MLB Draft: Trey Williams, 3B, Valencia HS

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments
2012 MLB Draft: Trey Williams, 3B, Valencia HS

With the hot stove season nearing its end, I’ll be chipping in a lot less on Mets news, and focus more on the upcoming First Year Player Draft in June, as I did last year. I’m currently working on my own “Top 15 Draft Prospects” list and a “Five Players To Watch” piece for the […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Bay For Burnett?

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Bay For Burnett?

Lets take a look at what Joe Janish has to say about the heavily rumored Jason Bay for A.J. Burnett swap. Financially speaking, the deal is more or less a wash. Burnett is owed $33M through the end of 2013, while Bay is guaranteed $35M ($16M for ’12 and ’13 plus a $3M buyout for […]

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30 Days, 30 Reasons To Keep Watching

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments
30 Days, 30 Reasons To Keep Watching

Only 30 days until pitchers and catchers report and then head down to Duffy’s for one of their signature burgers and some seasoned fries. The news this offseason hasn’t been all good, in fact it’s been mostly negative. But don’t blame us, blame the Mets’ circumstances that gave us plenty to debate in what was […]

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Will Rockies Swap Eric Young Jr. For Justin Turner?

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments
Will Rockies Swap Eric Young Jr. For Justin Turner?

Thoughts from Joe D. The Rockies remain strongly interested in the Mets’ Justin Turner, writes Troy Renck this morning in his column for the Denver Post. The Rockies could still move Eric Young Jr. because of a crowded outfield situation with as many as four players competing for reserve spots, including Charlie Blackmon, Eric Young […]

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Arbitration Panel Hears Braun’s Appeal Of 50 Game Suspension

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun had his appeal heard n Thursday afternoon according to reporters Bill Madden, Andy Martino and Teri Thompson of the New York Daily News: Ryan Braun, the National League’s Most Valuable Player, pleaded his case Thursday before a three-member panel that will decide whether he faces a 50-game suspension for testing positive for elevated levels of […]

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MLB’s Top 10 Third Base Prospects Features Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
MLB’s Top 10 Third Base Prospects Features Wilmer Flores

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo is continues to roll out his Top 10 prospects at each position as he moves onto third basemen. 1. Nolan Arenado, Rockies: Sometimes a player gets knocked unfairly because of his surroundings. It’s not Arenado’s fault he played in the hitting-friendly California League and then the equally cozy Arizona Fall League in 2011. What […]

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Not Sure Mets Have Dollars To Sign Jeff Francis

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
Not Sure Mets Have Dollars To Sign Jeff Francis

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, says the Mets are among four teams “keeping tabs” on LHP Jeff Francis. Francis, 31, went 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA 183 innings over 31 starts for the Royals last season. He allowed 224 hits while issuing 39 walks and striking out 91. It was the first time he had made more than 30 […]

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R.A. Dickey Grateful For The Wilpon’s Generous Donation, Understood Their Concern

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey Grateful For The Wilpon’s Generous Donation, Understood Their Concern

R.A. Dickey is back from his climb up Mount Kilimanjaro and there’s a great article in the NY Times today that is well worth reading. Dickey said the group surpassed their goal of $100,000 with the help of a gift from Jeff Wilpon, the chief operating officer of the Mets. Before the climb, Wilpon and the Mets […]

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Terry Collins’ Twitter Recap

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
Terry Collins’ Twitter Recap

Terry Collins did an outstanding job today answering questions from Mets fans on Twitter. Here are some of the highlights: Are you worried Wright trade rumors could distract him & the team? David Wright is a true professional – he understands that rumors are part of the business. With so many new faces in the […]

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This Day In MLB History…

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
This Day In MLB History…

January 20th, 1947: Negro League standout Josh Gibson, sometimes referred to as the ‘black Babe Ruth’, dies of a stroke at the of 35. The future Hall of Fame catcher will put to rest in an unmarked grave in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, one of the best players to ever put spikes on died […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Are Wallflowers?

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Are Wallflowers?

The Mets’ decision to auction off parts of the old walls at Citi Field is getting a lot of attention lately – moreso than the new walls. Check this out… Because they can’t lure you to the ballpark with a winning team, the Mets will try to lure you with home runs. They’re bringing in […]

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