Archive for November, 2012

Some Surprises As Far As Players Who Did Or Didn’t Get Qualifying Offers Last Night

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Some Surprises As Far As Players Who Did Or Didn’t Get Qualifying Offers Last Night

As you may have already heard, the Angels have opted against giving outfielder Torii Hunter a $13.3 million qualifying offer. After five years with Anaheim and becoming a fan favorite and an integral part of the Angels’ clubhouse, Hunter is now a free agent. Last night, veteran pitcher Dan Haren also became a free agent despite a last minute […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Ike Davis

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2012 Mets Player Review: Ike Davis

PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: After sitting out most of 2011 with what can best be described as a bizarre ankle injury, Ike Davis reported to spring training optimistic, only to be slowed by a virus that sapped his energy and strength. The Mets had always loved Davis’ power potential when he slugged 19 in his first season […]

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Hairston Among Seven Mets Who Became Free Agents Today

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Hairston Among Seven Mets Who Became Free Agents Today

Last night when the clock struck midnight, the following players became free agents and will most likely not be back. They include Scott Hairston, Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, Ronny Cedeno, Kelly Shoppach, Tim Byrdak and Chris Young. Yesterday, a club source told Mike Puma of the NY Post that Hairston was the one free agent the Mets most want […]

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Mets Can Still Get Back On Track This Winter

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Mets Can Still Get Back On Track This Winter

On the heels of their sixth consecutive disappointing season, the Mets entered this offseason with another set of tempered expectations.  Having force fed fans a vision of contention for the 2014 season with the arrival of key pitching prospects, the Mets enter this winter with more questions than answers yet again.  Devoid of a quality […]

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Mike Nickeas Clears Waivers, Outrighted To Triple-A Vegas

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Mike Nickeas Clears Waivers, Outrighted To Triple-A Vegas

Mets catcher Mike Nickeas has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced today. He is no longer on the 40-man roster. Nickeas, 29, batted .174 with one home run and 13 RBI and had a .471 OPS in 122 plate appearances in 2012. Pretty scary, huh? The Mets have said that […]

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Should The Mets Trade Wright To The Dodgers For Ethier?

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Should The Mets Trade Wright To The Dodgers For Ethier?

Over the past week some rumors from ESPN’s Buster Olney have surfaced that Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier might be available on the trading block. With the news today that the Mets and David Wright may have hit a snag in their negotiations, my mind began to churn up possible trade scenarios. David Wright for Andre Ethier swap might benefit […]

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New Manager Trend – What If Mets Follow?

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New Manager Trend – What If Mets Follow?

The hiring of Mike Redmond by the Miami Marlins was a shocking yet respectable pick by the Marlins. Names like Valentine, Tony Pena, Lloyd McClendon were thrown out as potential candidates quickly as news broke that Guillen was fired. Along with the names above, former players like Brad Ausmus, Mike Lowell, Jeff Conine and the […]

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How Long Can The Average Mets Fan Hold On?

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How Long Can The Average Mets Fan Hold On?

Six years and counting…That’s how long it’s been since the Mets reached the postseason.  While not the worse drought in franchise history, this particular layoff comes on the heals of what was a brief era of promise as a result of big spending.  That spending is at least partially at fault for the teams current […]

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If I Were David Wright, I’d Wait To Sign Extension

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If I Were David Wright, I’d Wait To Sign Extension

Obviously I am not David Wright, but if I were I would wait until I saw some improvements to the current ballclub before signing any extension  Lately we have been hearing about the Mets quest to make David a “Met for life”. David may have grown up a Mets fan, but that does not mean he still doesn’t […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Josh Thole, C

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2012 Mets Player Review: Josh Thole, C

  JOSH THOLE, C PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: For the second straight year, the Mets had high expectations for Josh Thole. When Thole broke in with the Mets in 2010, they liked his patience at the plate, ability to go to the opposite field and how he handled the staff. So somebody that inexperienced at the position he […]

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