Archive for February, 2012

Nationals Sign Rick Ankiel

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Nationals Sign Rick Ankiel

The Nationals have signed Rick Ankiel to a minor league contract with a spring training invite, according to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times. Ankiel hit .236 with nine home runs and 37 RBIs in 122 appearances for the Nationals last season. The Mets were reportedly very interested in Ankiel and according to Jon Heyman, they were trying […]

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Mets Had Plenty Of Missed Opportunities In Last Quarter Century

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Here’s an interesting quote from Rich Couthino via Twitter: For Met Fans who consider themselves "long suffering" consider since 1986 only Braves and Cards have been in more NLCS's than Mets — Rich Coutinho (@coutinho9) February 5, 2012 Honestly, I never looked at it this way, but it still doesn’t make me feel any better […]

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Mets Eye Candy: The 1962 Edition

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Mets Eye Candy: The 1962 Edition

With the New York Mets celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2012, I’ll probably end up doing 4-5 1962 Editions of my “Mets Eye Candy” feature. Do you know the story about Hall of Fame writer Leonard Koppett during that 1962 season? While burning the midnight oil at his desk in the newsroom of the NY Post, […]

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Mets Did NOT Win Santana Trade

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Mets Did NOT Win Santana Trade

I read a blog post yesterday, that claimed the Mets won the Johan Santana trade, based on the talent given up, but lost on the contract extension. This couldn’t be any less accurate or more naive. While it is true the players surrendered didn’t amount to much on the major league level and Santana did […]

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The Often Overlooked Front Office Position

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Whenever there is a discussion about General Manager’s talents with regards to a rebuilding team, it often seems like the amateur draft is a measuring stick used, and it’s used improperly. Perhaps it is because the General Manager is seen as the face of the franchise in terms of decisions to be made, but in […]

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Blue Skies, Smiling At Me

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Blue Skies, Smiling At Me

Who’d have thought it? Certainly not Fred Wilpon. But Frank McCourt is about to be his salvation. For if the Dodgers wind up selling for $2 billion or more, the value of the Mets, a signature franchise in their own right, in the country’s largest media market with their own network and new stadium, despite their […]

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What Are You Watching For The Most During Spring Training?

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What Are You Watching For The Most During Spring Training?

With Spring Training right around the corner it’s time to start to get into the baseball spirit. Even though it appears we are not going to be contending for a title this season, there is still plenty to be excited about.  There is always the outside chance that we make it interesting and contend for the second […]

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Reyes’ Sheds Dreads For Charity

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Reyes’ Sheds Dreads For Charity

No more dreadlocks for Jose Reyes. The new Miami Marlins shortstop cut off his patented dreadlocks for charity on national TV Friday — though not entirely by choice. Reyes had to comply with a team rule prohibiting hair below a player’s helmet line. After his trim, Reyes’ hair was donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of […]

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Grading the Omar Regime: The 2005 Draft

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Grading the Omar Regime: The 2005 Draft

The majority of my memories of the Mets time under Omar Minaya are positive ones. It was the first time since I began to follow baseball with a burning passion that the Mets were a truly competitive team and it was a time that saw my favorite player of all-time, Pedro Martinez, don my  favorite […]

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Identity Fraud Still A Problem For MLB

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Tyler Kepner of the NY Times had an interesting article that discussed the ongoing problem of identity fraud in major league baseball. When Sandy Alderson traveled to the Dominican Republic in 2010 to investigate identity fraud for the commissioner’s office, he went armed with a message. Alderson had previously served as the chief executive of […]

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Time Warner and Comcast To Purchase 16% of Mets

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Time Warner and Comcast To Purchase 16% of Mets

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports that Time Warner Cable and Comcast are nearing a plan to finance SNY’s purchase of four shares in the Mets, worth $80 million. Time Warner Cable and Comcast are nearing a plan to finance SNY’s purchase of four shares in the Mets, worth $80 million, said one […]

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