Archive for November, 2012

Mets Could Have Dickey Signed Before End Of This Month

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Mets Could Have Dickey Signed Before End Of This Month

Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger added some more depth to what R.A. Dickey had to say about his contract talks, the Mets, and the direction of the team. “He’s convinced me,” Dickey said before being honored by the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter at the New York Marriott Marquis. “I think the Mets are […]

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From Left Field: Wishing Jason Bay The Best

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From Left Field: Wishing Jason Bay The Best

So the inevitable has occurred, albeit much later than originally expected: Jason Bay is no longer a New York Met. I’m sure there is much joy about this decision in Mets nation and rightfully so. The Bay signing will go down as the worst free agent contract in Mets history. That said, I’m wishing Bay […]

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Bay and Mets Part Ways, Deferred Salary Will Go Toward 2013 Payroll

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Bay and Mets Part Ways, Deferred Salary Will Go Toward 2013 Payroll

Update 2:30 PM - This just in from Joel Sherman of the New York Post: The Mets will spread the remaining amount owed to Bay over the course of several years. The Mets say they wouldn’t have done Bay buyout if didn’t give them the ability to spend more in ’13, otherwise they would just have tried again with […]

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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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