Archive for February, 2012

AM Mets Notes: Ike Davis, Andres Torres, Mike Nickeas, Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on February 23, 2012 0 Comments
AM Mets Notes: Ike Davis, Andres Torres, Mike Nickeas, Ruben Tejada

Mike Nickeas may be the frontrunner for the righty-hitting complement to Josh Thole behind the plate, but the Mets are not handing Nickeas an Opening Day roster spot yet, writes Adam Rubin. The defensively capable Nickeas will need to demonstrate he can produce at the plate at a competent-enough level that Terry Collins will not need to pinch-hit for him […]

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Morning Grind: Piazza Should Have His Number Retired Regardless Of HOF Results

An article by posted on February 23, 2012 0 Comments

Last week we learned from Dave Lennon of Newsday that the Mets are waiting for Mike Piazza to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for them to retire number 31. For me, that takes away from the honor of retiring someone’s number. It should not be about if someone else sees him as […]

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Angels Sign Jason Isringhausen

An article by posted on February 23, 2012 0 Comments
Angels Sign Jason Isringhausen

Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto, announced that he has agreed to terms on a minor league contract with RHP Jason Isringhausen. Isringhausen, 39, appeared in 53 games for the New York Mets in 2011, posting a 3-3 record with seven saves and a 4.05 ERA, walking 24 batters while striking out 44. The right-hander recorded 19 holds while converting seven […]

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@MetsGM Answers Questions On Twitter

An article by posted on February 22, 2012 0 Comments
@MetsGM Answers Questions On Twitter

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (@MetsGM) answered questions from his followers on Twitter today. While most of the questions were kind of silly or irrelevant, these responses were interesting: These are a few that didn’t make the first cut…

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2012 Mets Outlook Through Rose Colored Glasses

An article by posted on February 22, 2012 0 Comments

My expectations for the 2012 Mets are admittedly low, but that’s just me, and readers of this blog realize I don’t jump off the deep end when it comes to this team. However, I will be pleased if they continue the aggressive play they performed last year under Terry Collins. The Mets didn’t win, but […]

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Wilmer Flores Is No Miguel Cabrera

An article by posted on February 22, 2012 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Is No Miguel Cabrera

Jim Callis and a couple of other Baseball America writers took questions yesterday in their ?Top 100 Prospects Chat. You can read the entire transcript here. Here’s a few questions they fielded about the Mets followed by my thoughts: Jim, an org ranking question – about where would you rank the Mets’ farm system? I […]

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What Was Terry Collins Saying?

An article by posted on February 22, 2012 0 Comments
What Was Terry Collins Saying?

Manager Terry Collins conducted his first press conference of the spring this morning. He was upbeat and positive as expected, but made no brash projections, which was appreciated. However, like with all managers, there was a message beyond Collins’ words. What he said and what he meant are two different things. Most managers take the […]

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Two Schools Of Thought On the 2012 Mets: Part Two

An article by posted on February 22, 2012 0 Comments
Two Schools Of Thought On the 2012 Mets: Part Two

THE OPTI-METS: Continuing with the two schools of thought, we move to the lighter side of things; the opti-mets. This crowd must be gellin’ with Dr. Scholl’s insoles or something, because to remain completely optimistic about the 2012 Mets after the past five year is saying something. Except for our Optimistic Mets Fan, there aren’t a […]

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Wheeler, Harvey Crack BA’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler, Harvey Crack BA’s Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America finally released its top 100 prospect list today and it featured Zack Wheeler coming in at No. 35 and Matt Harvey at No. 54. Brando Nimmo and Jeurys Familia was left off of the list. 35 Zack  Wheeler rhp, Mets Age: 21. ETA: 2013. Will have to pay Paul DePodesta to dress up like Dick Tidrow […]

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2012 MLB Draft: Double Barreled Ryan Perez

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
2012 MLB Draft: Double Barreled Ryan Perez

Steve Guilbert of Macks Mets says pitcher Ryan Perez is one of the players he really hopes the Mets pick up in the 2012 MLB Draft. Let him tell you why… Ryan Perez, BHP – Westminster Christian High School (IL) Yes, you read that correctly. BHP stands for “both-handed pitcher” (also known as “double barrel” pitching) […]

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