Archive for September, 2012

Trades From The Past: Millan and Stone for Gentry and Frisella

An article by posted on September 25, 2012 0 Comments
Trades From The Past: Millan and Stone for Gentry and Frisella

I was on vacation in Japan when the Mets acquired Felix Millan in the winter of 1972, so I found out about the trade – Millan and lefty pitcher George Stone from the Braves for starting pitcher Gary Gentry and reliever Danny Frisella – via a tiny box in the International Edition of the New […]

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With Things Deteriorating Quickly In Miami, Is A Reyes Reunion Possible?

An article by posted on September 25, 2012 0 Comments
With Things Deteriorating Quickly In Miami, Is A Reyes Reunion Possible?

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was reportedly outraged with Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez’s comments in which he told the Miami Herald the following: “There’s not a manager dead or alive that Jeffrey thinks is good enough. Not Connie Mack, not anyone.” Gonzalez managed the Marlins for five seasons including their last two winning teams, in 2008 and 2009. […]

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Davis Goes Deep Twice, Mejia Earns First MLB Win, Mets Sink Pirates 6-2

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Davis Goes Deep Twice, Mejia Earns First MLB Win, Mets Sink Pirates 6-2

The Mets got a solid outing from Jenrry Mejia and first baseman Ike Davis launched two home runs as the Mets pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 6-2 tonight at Citi Field. It was the fourth win in a row for the Mets who were coming off a sweep of the Marlins. Game […]

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Mets Minors: Steven Matz Update, Instructional League Roster Set, Las Vegas 51′s Make It Official

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Steven Matz Update, Instructional League Roster Set, Las Vegas 51′s Make It Official

Toby Hyde of Mets Minor League Blog had this update on Mets pitching prospect Steven Matz who ended the season with shoulder soreness: Matz is not on the official instructs roster. However, he is in St. Lucie and on a throwing program. The lefty was shut down at the end of July with discomfort in his shoulder […]

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Did Terry Collins’ Comments Light A Fire Under This Team?

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Did Terry Collins’ Comments Light A Fire Under This Team?

“You Suck… That’s what everybody out there is saying about you.”. “You can either accept that and do nothing, or you can take control and prove them all wrong.” This was the first thing that Terry Collins said to his club in Spring Training of 2012. In the first half of the season, it certainly […]

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Finishing Strong Could Give Mets Momentum For 2013

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Finishing Strong Could Give Mets Momentum For 2013

David Wright was in full salvage mode yesterday, both from a team and individual perspective, After a blazing first half in which he carried the Mets, he’s fallen off dramatically and with his fall so has his team. There have been numerous times during the Mets’ dreadful second half when they could have turned things […]

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Rounding The Bases: Collins Impressed With Murphy At 2B, Mets Attendance Keeps Falling

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Rounding The Bases: Collins Impressed With Murphy At 2B, Mets Attendance Keeps Falling

Here are some excerpts from the weekend you may have missed and might want to read to catch up on things. Mets Matters Mets manager Terry Collins said he’s impressed with the play of Daniel Murphy in his first season as a full-time second baseman. Murphy was a corner infielder in college, but played first, […]

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Revamping The Bullpen Has Been A Futile Endeavor For This Front Office

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Revamping The Bullpen Has Been A Futile Endeavor For This Front Office

R.A. Dickey finally picked up his 19th win of the season on Saturday after three previous tries. Barely… After tossing eight shutout innings, Dickey walked the first batter he faced in the ninth followed by a double by Donovan Solano to put runners on second and third with nobody out. Terry Collins came out of […]

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If Swisher Wants A Werth-like Deal, What’s Hairston Worth?

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
If Swisher Wants A Werth-like Deal, What’s Hairston Worth?

It has been widely speculated that Nick Swisher will be seeking out a deal similar to Jayson Werth’s seven-year, $126M contract, when he hits free-agency at the end of the 2012 season. I’m no mathematician, but that means Swisher would be making about $18M per year if he gets what he wants. Jason Bay made […]

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Dickey Only One Win Away From Pitching’s Triple Crown!

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey Only One Win Away From Pitching’s Triple Crown!

In Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Marlins, R.A. Dickey delivered another spectacular performance for the Mets and improved his record to 19-6 while lowering his ERA to a league leading 2.66 for the season. Dickey became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to win 19 games, throw 220 innings and strikeout 200 or more in a […]

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David Wright Bittersweet As He Closes In On Mets All Time Hits Record

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments

Third baseman David Wright blasted a two-run homer in Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins and now stands just four hits away from breaking Ed Kranepool’s franchise record of 1,418 hits. However in light of the team’s poor second half, he’s finding it difficult to find any enjoyment from his personal achievements. “I think R.A. would […]

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