Archive for February, 2012

Gary “The Kid” Carter Passes After Long Battle With Cancer

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Gary “The Kid” Carter Passes After Long Battle With Cancer

A sad day for Major League Baseball and the New York Mets, as Mets great and 1986 World Champion Gary Carter has finally succumbed to his ongoing battle with cancer. The news was released by his daughter on the Carter Family blog, that Gary had passed at 4:10 PM today, February 16th, 2012. The whole […]

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Encouraging News On Ike

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Encouraging News On Ike

Several key Mets enter spring training coming off significant injuries. When it comes to injuries, I fall into the “I’ll believe it when I see it” category. What Ike Davis is seeing – and feeling – is progress in his recovering from last year’s ankle injury which kept him out of most of the season. […]

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ESPN Ranks Mets No. 26 in Future Rankings

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ESPN Ranks Mets No. 26 in Future Rankings

ESPN did it’s first future power rankings and established where each team stands going forward for the next five years (subscription required). They used five categories for ranking the teams: majors, minors, finances, management, and mobility (of contracts) and gave a number grade to each category. They then averaged the five numbers together based on […]

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The Key For The 2012 Mets Is…

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The Key For The 2012 Mets Is…

Starting Pitching. This article could have been concluded with a bold-faced assertion like that, and it would’ve served better as a tweet. However, there are numerous reasons why starting pitching will make the Mets (if the pitching performances are as expected or better than) a possible dark-horse contender in the NL East, or even for […]

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From Left Field: The 5th Bench Spot

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From Left Field: The 5th Bench Spot

Though the Mets did not make any huge splashes this offseason, the final 25-man roster has pretty much taken shape already based on the team’s acquisitions. Barring any injuries in spring training, the starting lineup looks set: Davis, Murphy, Tejada, Wright, Thole, Bay, Torres and Duda. Even the starting pitching staff won’t look too different […]

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Newsday: 2014 Payroll Commitments

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Newsday: 2014 Payroll Commitments

David Lennon of Newsday took a look at every MLB team’s payroll commitments from 2014 and beyond. The list does not include vesting or team options and the data was compiled using Cot’s Baseball Contracts: 1. Angels : $274.5 million, with Albert Pujols ($189 million from 2015 through 2021), Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson ($38 […]

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Mets Waiting Until Piazza Is Selected To HOF Before Retiring His Number

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Mets Waiting Until Piazza Is Selected To HOF Before Retiring His Number

David Lennon of Newsday tweeted that the Mets will wait to retire Piazza’s No. 31 until he is selected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Lennon also speculates that Piazza will get selected on the first ballot, and that he will go into the Hall wearing a Mets cap. ESPN’s Adam Rubin disagrees that Piazza […]

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Duda’s Defense In Right Will Be A Big Focus In Spring Training

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Duda’s Defense In Right Will Be A Big Focus In Spring Training

Andrew Keh of the NY Times says the Mets have replicated the new dimensions at Citi Field at the team’s spring training complex in Florida. Field 6, which was initially constructed with fences that mimicked the original shape of Citi Field, was altered this winter to match the stadium’s new design. So far, it has […]

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Mets Eye Candy: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This!

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Mets Eye Candy: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This!

Check Out The New Unis! I’m sure that some of you have seen this one before, but hey it’s the Mets 50th Anniversary Season so a little nostalgia never hurts. Of course the Mets will be paying homage to those “Lovable Losers” and will don their original uniforms for all home games. So what was old, is […]

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Mets To Scout Scott Kazmir

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Mets To Scout Scott Kazmir

The Mets planned to send a scout to a scheduled showcase in Houston for the team’s former top draft pick, Scott Kazmir, a club insider told the New York Daily News. Kazmir, 28, is trying to jump start his once-promising career and has scheduled a workout for Wednesday. The Mets drafted Kazmir in the first round of the […]

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