Archive for December, 2012

Hall Of Fame Ballot Deadline Is Tonight

An article by posted on December 31, 2012 0 Comments
Hall Of Fame Ballot Deadline Is Tonight

Tonight, December 31, is the deadline for all eligible BBWAA voters to submit their Hall of Fame ballots. My own ballot has already been cast and I voted for Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio, Edgar Martinez, Jeff Bagwell, Fred McGriff, Jack Morris, Don Mattingly and Tim Raines. I know many Met fans will anxiously await the outcome […]

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Our New Year Resolutions For The Mets

An article by posted on December 31, 2012 0 Comments
Our New Year Resolutions For The Mets

If you could make a New Year’s Resolution for the Mets, what would it be? Matt B. – Improve defensively. Jessep – You make a resolution when you wish to change a bad habit. Therefore, I’d like the Mets New Years resolution to be that they properly develop young talent in their minor leagues. Tie […]

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The Search For Kirk: An Undiscovered Outfielder

An article by posted on December 31, 2012 0 Comments
The Search For Kirk: An Undiscovered Outfielder

Who is Kirk Nieuwenhuis? The numbers tell a very intriguing story on this Met outfielder who was our third round pick out of Starfleet Academy in the 2008 draft.  Since going pro, Captain Kirk has had 1,512 minor league at bats with a .280 avg. and an .817 OPS, but there are two seasons that stand […]

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In Remembrance: The Mets We Lost In 2012

An article by posted on December 30, 2012 0 Comments
In Remembrance: The Mets We Lost In 2012

As another year comes to a close, lets pause and remember a few of the former Mets players who passed away in 2012, and give them one last tribute before the new year. Joe Ginsberg, C Joe Ginsberg had a very successful major league career as a solid defensive catcher with the Cleveland Indians, Kansas […]

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Wall St. Weighs In On Mets’ Bright Future And Doesn’t Like What They See

An article by posted on December 30, 2012 0 Comments
Wall St. Weighs In On Mets’ Bright Future And Doesn’t Like What They See

One of our longtime readers, tlagee, shared a link to an article in the New York Times last evening, reporting that Standard Poors had lowered the bonds issued to Citi Field from a BB+ rating to BB. The downgrade by S&P is unlikely to affect the Mets much in the short-term unless they issue new debt, […]

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Royals Agree On One-Year Deal With Endy Chavez

An article by posted on December 30, 2012 0 Comments
Royals Agree On One-Year Deal With Endy Chavez

The Kansas City Royals have signed former Met outfielder Endy Chavez to a one-year contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Terms of the deal have not yet been reported. Chavez, 34, can play all three outfield spots and is coming off a down year in which he hit just .203/.236/.278 with two homers, 12 RBI, six […]

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Thoughts On The Reliever Market, Mets Needs, Spending

An article by posted on December 29, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts On The Reliever Market, Mets Needs, Spending

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets are scouring the market for bullpen help. Heyman mentions Jose Valverde, Francisco Rodriguez and Matt Capps as possible players the Mets might kick the tires on, but do we really want to go there? It would have been nice to get a reliever like Jeremy Affeldt, who will […]

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The Keepers: Matt Harvey, A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

An article by posted on December 29, 2012 0 Comments
The Keepers: Matt Harvey, A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Yesterday, I was reminded about a feature I started after last season ended, entitled “The Keepers”. It’s just a few posts intended to highlight some of the bright up and coming players we have in our system. Enjoy!  After spending just over a season and a half in the minors, and dominating at each level […]

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The More Things Change…The Worse They Get?

An article by posted on December 29, 2012 0 Comments
The More Things Change…The Worse They Get?

I would never get through the endless cold dark winters if it wasn’t for old Mets videos and Ken Burns. Last night I watched Shea Goodbye: 45 Years of Amazin’. A great documentary, it details the history of the Mets at Shea. As I watched Ray Knight round third with his hands on his head […]

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Ten Signature Moments The Mets Take Away From 2012

An article by posted on December 28, 2012 0 Comments
Ten Signature Moments The Mets Take Away From 2012

The clock is winding down on 2013, which, if you’re a Mets fan is a good thing because it was another fruitless season at Citi Field. Before we kiss the year good-bye, or as Gary Cohen would say, “It’s outta here!’’ let’s go back and look at the top ten Mets stories of this very […]

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