Archive for January, 2012

Daniel Murphy To Receive Rising Star Award At Thurman Munson Dinner

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy To Receive Rising Star Award At Thurman Munson Dinner

New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy will receive the inaugural “Thurman Rising Star Award” at the 32nd Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner on Tuesday night, January 31, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, it was announced today by AHRC New York City Foundation. Murphy will be cited for his perseverance in returning from injury […]

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Gary Carter In Grave Condition

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments

Gary Carter’s fight with brain cancer has turned from brave to extremely grave. On Thursday, Carter’s family received a phone call from the doctors at Duke University who have been treating the Mets Hall of Fame catcher informing them that the most recent MRI revealed “several new spots/tumors on his brain,” Carter’s daughter, Kimmy Bloomers, wrote […]

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Wright Checks Out The New Wall At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Checks Out The New Wall At Citi Field

Check out these photos from the Mets on Twitter. David Wright stopped by Citi Field for an up close look at the new outfield walls. Wright: “I’m excited about the changes…I can’t wait until April”

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Gotham Baseball Winter Issue Is Here!

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments

My good buddy Mark Healey, who does an incredible job running Baseball Digest, together with Joseph Lara, have just released the latest edition of Gotham Baseball magazine. The issue is packed with great articles ranging from the aftermath of Jose Reyes leaving to the impending return of Mets ace Johan Santana and a wide variety […]

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What Does $90 Million Dollars Get You These Days?

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
What Does $90 Million Dollars Get You These Days?

The past few days have given me time to think, and, or course, attention drifts to the upcoming baseball season. Usually, this time of year has the optimism of spring training. With the Yankees making moves to improve their pitching, the Mets have done little. The Mets’ projected payroll for 2012 is $90 million, which […]

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From Left Field: Is Last Place Inevitable?

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Is Last Place Inevitable?

To answer the title question bluntly: Absolutely not. You have to play the games first before determining where a team will finish in the standings. But certainly on paper, the Mets appear to be the weakest link of the NL East heading into this season. Based on the offseason moves of the other teams, the […]

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Mets Invite Matt Harvey and Matt den Dekker To Major League Camp

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Invite Matt Harvey and Matt den Dekker To Major League Camp

   The Mets have invited RHP Matt Harvey and CF Matt den Dekker to Mets spring training camp in Port St. Lucie. Adam Rubin also added that Zack Wheeler, who was aquired in the Carlos Beltran trade, was not extended an invitation. Harvey has been considered the more polished of the two and is said to be 1-2 years […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: NY Mets Josh Stinson RHP

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: NY Mets Josh Stinson RHP

Some big positives that can be taken from the NY Mets 2011 season were the contributions, and emergence, of some promising young players that were called up from the minors. During the year, the Mets relied heavily on players like: Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Dillon Gee, and Justin Turner. And in September, we got to see […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Who Is Wright?

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Who Is Wright?

Buster Olney of ESPN.com, talked to three evaluators about Wright’s game. From an AL evaluator: ”He will have value at the trade deadline if healthy and performing as usual. He will bring compensation as a free agent, so his value to Mets is fairly high, and a team acquiring him will have to give up more […]

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Would You Decline Wright’s Option To Sign Josh Hamilton Next Offseason?

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
Would You Decline Wright’s Option To Sign Josh Hamilton Next Offseason?

After posing this question via twitter, a debate ensued between myself and several Met bloggers including our own Joe D. and Brandon Butler. I thought I would ask the MMO faithful this same query: Would you do anything to sign Josh Hamilton next winter? Even if it meant losing David Wright? Personally, I think it […]

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