Archive for December, 2012

All The Leaves Are Brown…

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
All The Leaves Are Brown…

The Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers have ruled the roost this offseason. The best available free agent players, Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke, have both been spoken for and it’s official - they love L.A.. There has been a seismic shift in the baseball landscape and the more Bud Selig screams parity, the less […]

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Mets Haven’t Spoken To Rangers Since Nashville, Decision On Dickey Looming

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Haven’t Spoken To Rangers Since Nashville, Decision On Dickey Looming

A day after Dickey upset team brass by using a holiday party at Citi Field as a forum to voice his displeasure with recent contract negotiations, the two sides remained in limbo yesterday on the knuckleballer’s future according to Mike Puma of the Post. Puma is also hearing that the expectation around the game is […]

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Tommie Agee Really Hit The Spot

An article by posted on December 12, 2012 0 Comments
Tommie Agee Really Hit The Spot

The date was Monday, January 22, 2001. The weather in New York was brisk. The Twin Towers stood proud and dominated the skyline. The city was just three months removed from the first Subway Series in over four decades and Baseball Fever still filled the air. In midtown Manhattan, a 58 year old, African-American, mortgage […]

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Infuriating Alderson Dumps On Mets Fans

An article by posted on December 12, 2012 0 Comments
Infuriating Alderson Dumps On Mets Fans

The words seared into my consciousness. I previously defended Sandy Alderson, thinking as a hired gun his job was to pare payroll and ease the Mets’ financial strain, which he did. However, there is no defending what he said yesterday at the Mets’ Annual Christmas party, one where they asked R.A. Dickey to dress as […]

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The Dangers Of Being Prospect Drunk

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The Dangers Of Being Prospect Drunk

In the past an as recent as Monday, I’ve referred to so many Mets fans being “prospect drunk”. What I mean by that is that they insanely go berserk for these overly hyped prospects who to a great degree never pan out. When the Royals traded Myers and and some other prospects to the Rays for two […]

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The Day Sandy Alderson Ran Out Of Good Faith

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The Day Sandy Alderson Ran Out Of Good Faith

You can mark it on your calendar.  December 11th, 2012 is the day Sandy Alderson officially abused the trust of Mets fans for the final time.  Yes, I’m well aware that there are plenty of you out there that saw this coming.  I’ve heard from many of you, previously convinced that the team’s front office […]

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Thoughts On Dickey and the Ongoing Mets Incompetence

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Post updated by Joe D. on 12/12 Mike Puma of the NY Post sheds more light on what now appears to be a tenuous situation that existed between the Wilpons and R.A. Dickey even before Tuesday’s Holiday Party at Citi Field. Besides the financial roadblocks, what became clearer yesterday was a underlying tension between team […]

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Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo Heading To Reds

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo Heading To Reds

The Reds and Indians are deep in talks that would send Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. The Indians would receive center fielder Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius in return. The Reds are expected to receive another player in addition to Choo. The Reds plan to use Choo in center field and as […]

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Breakdown Of Wright’s Contract

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
Breakdown Of Wright’s Contract

The Mets have just released the details of David Wright’s eight-year, $143 million dollar contract. The breakdown is as follows: Base Salary 2013: $11M ($3.0M deferred) 2014: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2015: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2016: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2017: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2018: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2019: $15M 2020: $12M Award Bonuses First-time MVP: $500,000 ($200,000 for second- through […]

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Alderson: We’re Not Going To Spend Money Just Because We Now Have It

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: We’re Not Going To Spend Money Just Because We Now Have It

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York caught up with Sandy Alderson this morning at Citi Field who told him that the 2013 Opening Day roster will closely resemble the one at the end of 2012. Rubin speculates that minus Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, Kelly Shoppach, Andres Torres and possibly Scott Hairston, things are going to look very similar, a […]

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