Archive for October, 2012

2012 Mets Player Review: The Backend Starters

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: The Backend Starters

JENRRY MEJIA, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The Mets knew they had pitching issues entering spring training, so by definition they expected a need for emergency starters. They opened the season with Mike Pelfrey, Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese and Dillon Gee as their rotation. Santana and Niese were coming off injuries, and nobody knew what […]

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Mets Considering Exhibition Game In Las Vegas

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Considering Exhibition Game In Las Vegas

According to the Star-Ledger, Mets officials are considering playing an exhibition game next spring in Las Vegas before the 2013 season begins. Yesterday, the Mets announced that Wally Backman will return as manager, this time for the Las Vegas 51′s, the new Triple-A affiliate for the organization. Backman led the Buffalo Bisons to a 67-76 record in […]

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Baseball Is Ninety Percent Mental

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball Is Ninety Percent Mental

“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra Everyone loves a good “Yogism.” The funny thing about that one in particular, is that it makes absolutely no sense, and yet it makes perfect sense at the same time. Yogi’s math didn’t add up, but he was definitely on to […]

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Mets Have Not Discussed Years or Dollars with Wright or Dickey

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Have Not Discussed Years or Dollars with Wright or Dickey

The Mets have not moved past any of the preliminary dialog with both David Wright and R.A. Dickey about potential contract extensions for both, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. They have yet to even broach the subject of  years and dollars with either player, and any discussions have been casual and preliminary and they […]

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Wilpon Calls Alderson and Collins the Faces of the Franchise

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon Calls Alderson and Collins the Faces of the Franchise

Not really the type of news I typically post, but here’s something somewhat curious I read on Newsday, that I felt was worth sharing. While attending a news conference Thursday for Selig’s “Welcome Back Veterans” program, Fred Wilpon said he is confident in the front office’s offseason efforts, though he refused to share details about the club’s […]

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Mets Minor League Positional Depth Chart: Catcher

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minor League Positional Depth Chart: Catcher

Welcome back for part two in the MMO series where we bring you the depth charts for each position in the Mets minor league system. We started off last week with the First-basemen, and continue the series this week with the five best Catchers in the Mets organization. It has been well documented that the […]

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Mets That Should Come Back In 2013

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets That Should Come Back In 2013

When you scan the roster of the 2012 Mets, there are only a handful you can justify returning, and only fewer they should bring back. The following are the Mets you know will be back next year: JOHAN SANTANA: I’d love for them to find a taker of his $25.5 million contract, but you know that’s […]

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Wholesale Change #1 – Mets Claim Catcher Anthony Recker Off Waivers From Cubs

An article by posted on October 25, 2012 0 Comments
Wholesale Change #1 – Mets Claim Catcher Anthony Recker Off Waivers From Cubs

We’re going to track all the wholesale changes for you as they go down this off-season, and on that note I have the great pleasure of announcing that the Mets have claimed catcher Anthony Recker off waivers from the Chicago Cubs. he becomes the first official acquisition of the 2013 season, joining Chin-Lung Hu in […]

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What Are The Ceilings On Fulmer and Tapia?

An article by posted on October 25, 2012 0 Comments
What Are The Ceilings On Fulmer and Tapia?

Mike Newman over at FanGraphs answered a couple of Mets questions during his live chat this afternoon. Does Darrell Ceciliani have any sleeper potential this year? Mike Newman: I didn’t think he was all that promising when I saw him in person. Maybe he’s a 4th OF if everything breaks right, but I don’t have […]

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ESPN: Worst Contracts In Baseball

An article by posted on October 25, 2012 0 Comments
ESPN: Worst Contracts In Baseball

David Schoenfield posted his ten worst contracts in baseball on ESPN.com. 1. Alex Rodriguez, 10 years, $275 million: Hey, it’s worth keeping in mind that the Yankees wouldn’t have won the 2009 World Series without A-Rod’s monster postseason — six homers, 18 RBIs in 15 games. Was that worth $275 million? Considering he still has […]

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