Archive for February, 2012

Get To Know Mets Catcher Mike Nickeas

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Catcher Mike Nickeas

I had a chance to do a Q&A with NY Mets catcher Mike Nickeas the other day. Mike was nice enough to take the time to field a whole slew of questions I threw at him, regarding his defense, his hitting, working with Josh Thole, and lot’s of other stuff. Mike is working hard this […]

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Former Mets Equipment Manager Avoids Prison, Fined $50K

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Former Mets Equipment Manager Avoids Prison, Fined $50K

The New York Post reports that one-time Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels avoided prison time today by pleading guilty to two counts of criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of tax fraud. Samuels, 52, who was banned for life from CitiField and the Mets’ spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla, was […]

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The Mets Have $7.2 Million to Spend on the Draft

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
The Mets Have $7.2 Million to Spend on the Draft

If scouts didn’t already think their job was hard enough, thanks to the new CBA it just got harder and the days of snagging prospects like Phillip Evans in the 15th round are coming to an end. The new rules assign teams with a “bonus pool” that they are allowed to use on their draft […]

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2012 MLB Draft: Early Mock Has Mets Taking A LHP

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
2012 MLB Draft: Early Mock Has Mets Taking A LHP

With the college baseball season kicking off last night what better time to make my first mock draft than right now? With the volatility with baseball prospects I wouldn’t be surprised if 90% of these projections turn out to be wrong and that a small portion of them will fall out of the first round conversation by the time draft […]

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Davey Says Nats Have More Gifted Athletes Than 83-84 Mets

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Davey Says Nats Have More Gifted Athletes Than 83-84 Mets

This, from Adam Rubin: Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson was asked whether the current Nationals team, with young stars such as Stephen Strasburg, reminds him of the 1983-84 Mets, who were a couple of years away from winning a World Series. “This club has more potential than that club,” Johnson replied Monday at Nationals camp in Viera. “It […]

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Top Five Issues Facing The 2012 Mets

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Top Five Issues Facing The 2012 Mets

I always loved this day, when pitchers and catchers report. Actually, the first day of spring training has become blurred with players reporting earlier each spring. It seems the week after the Super Bowl is when  players begin to trickle in. David Wright has been working out in PSL for over a week now. This […]

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Mets Great John Franco to Join Citi at Presale Promotion Events in NYC

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments

OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE METS SINGLE GAME TICKETS VIA ONLINE PRESALE THIS MONDAY AND TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27 AND 28 The New York Mets today announced Citi will offer Citi credit and debit cardholders an exclusive opportunity to purchase Mets single game tickets for the 2012 season at Citi Field before they go on sale to the general […]

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The New York Mets – On The Fringe Of History

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
The New York Mets – On The Fringe Of History

Thursday – October 19th – 2006 Top of the 9th and the score is 3 to 1 in favor of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets are one loss away from post-season elimination. The St. Louis Cardinals are one win away from the World Series. Cliff Floyd has struck out with runners on first and […]

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Unburied Treasure: In 1985, Gary Carter Said Only A World Series Would Make His Life Complete

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Unburied Treasure: In 1985, Gary Carter Said Only A World Series Would Make His Life Complete

Introduction by Stephen Hanks When I heard Gary Carter had finally succumbed to brain cancer at the too-young age of 57, I had two immediate memories. They weren’t of being at Shea on Opening Day 1985, when Carter hit his walk-off, 10th inning home run in his first game as a Met, or of Carter […]

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2012 New York Mets Organizational Draft Focus

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
2012 New York Mets Organizational Draft Focus

With all the mock drafts coming out these days, there is plenty of information surfacing about who the top picks will be, and what their budding skill-sets are like. But what about the Mets? What sort of draft strategy will suit them best heading into the MLB Amateur Draft of 2012? There is the old […]

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Who Will Be The Most Important Piece To The 2012 Bullpen?

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Who Will Be The Most Important Piece To The 2012 Bullpen?

The biggest and most notable additions to the 2012 Mets roster were added to the bullpen this off season by GM Sandy Alderson.  The void Krod left was much larger than Sandy originally anticipated, especially when players like Jason Isringhausen and Bobby Parnell failed to get the job done with any type of consistency what so ever. The big additions were […]

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