Archive for November, 2012

Justin Upton Could Be On The Move, D’Backs Engaged In Active Discussions

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Justin Upton Could Be On The Move, D’Backs Engaged In Active Discussions

Once again, the Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to trade right fielder Justin Upton reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Major-league sources, however, say the team is again engaged in active discussions about Upton, and one estimates the chances of him playing elsewhere next season are “80-20.” The Diamondbacks need a shortstop, and Upton possibly could bring them a […]

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2012 Mets Review: The Bench

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2012 Mets Review: The Bench

KIRK NIEUWENHUIS, OF PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Our player review series concludes today with a look at the bench, which wasn’t without questions. With Ruben Tejada and Lucas Duda starting, that thinned the bench. Mike Nickeas was behind the plate; Justin Turner a capable reserve in the infield; and Scott Hairston and Mike Baxter were in the […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: David Wright, 3B

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2012 Mets Player Review: David Wright, 3B

 DAVID WRIGHT, 3B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Fortunately, one expectation of David Wright did not come true, and that is the Mets would trade him by the deadline. Wright’s situation wasn’t quite like Jose Reyes’ in that Wright has an option for 2013, but the fear of losing him was there, nonetheless. A six-time All-Star who missed […]

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Regardless Of What You May Think, The New York Mets Have A Bright Future

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Regardless Of What You May Think, The New York Mets Have A Bright Future

Mets fans have had a solid month to reflect after another disappointing season in 2012. For some of us, it has been a time to cool off. While many fans may not be happy about the direction of the team–I assure you, things are going to get better. It may not look like it right […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Lucas Duda and Andres Torres

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2012 Mets Player Review: Lucas Duda and Andres Torres

 LUCAS DUDA, LF PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The expectations were in the form of wishful thinking when centerfielder Andres Torres and right fielder Lucas Duda reported to spring training. Unwilling or unable to add quality outfielders in the offseason – take your pick – the Mets opted for the bargain basement route. The Mets sent the underperforming […]

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GM Meetings: It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Alderson

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GM Meetings: It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Alderson

John Harper of the Daily News summarizes, more eloquently than I ever can, why there are no more passes for Sandy Alderson and that he better start putting his Moneyball where his mouth is. The Godfather of the Moneyball concept that turned Billy Beane into Brad Pitt, Alderson took over as the primary Mets decision-maker two years […]

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How About Shin-Soo Choo In Orange And Blue?

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How About Shin-Soo Choo In Orange And Blue?

According to Jon Heyman, the Cleveland Indians are not opposed to trading some of their best players such as Asdrubal Cabrera, Justin Masterson and Chris Perez.  But the one player on the Indians that the Mets should have on their radar is outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. The Mets are going into the 2013 season with the […]

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Jacoby Ellsbury Likely Staying Put In Boston

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Jacoby Ellsbury Likely Staying Put In Boston

Now that Jason Bay is gone, we can delve into some outfield options for the Mets. Will they make a big push to sign Melky Cabrera or Cody Ross? Will they attempt to re-sign Scott Hairston? Will they pursue a trade for Justin Upton or Shin-Soo Choo? One outfielder who probably won’t be an option […]

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2012 Mets Report Cards: Infielders

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2012 Mets Report Cards: Infielders

The Mets infield faced many questions coming into the 2012 season. Will David Wright re-gain superstar status? Can Daniel Murphy survive as an everyday second baseman? How much will the Mets miss Jose Reyes? Let’s see how these questions were answered this season…. Josh Thole: D- Josh Thole has not become the player we thought […]

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Mike Nickeas Opts For Free Agency

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Mike Nickeas Opts For Free Agency

Adam Rubin reports: After being outrighted off the 40-man roster, Mike Nickeas has elected free agency, a team official said. Fred Lewis, who also had been removed from the roster, chose free agency as well. The Mets currently have catchers Josh Thole and Anthony Recker on the 40-man roster. C-Ya Mike…

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Lucas Duda Undergoes Surgery On Freak Fractured Wrist Injury

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Lucas Duda Undergoes Surgery On Freak Fractured Wrist Injury

The New York Mets today announced outfielder Lucas Duda underwent surgery yesterday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to repair a fracture in his right wrist. The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Weiland, the Mets’ hand specialist. The fracture occurred while Duda was moving furniture last month at his apartment in Southern […]

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