Archive for December, 2012

Mets Need Breakout Years From Davis, Duda, Niese And Others

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Mets Need Breakout Years From Davis, Duda, Niese And Others

Let’s assume for a moment – and this isn’t much of a reach – the Mets don’t do anything for the remainder of the winter. How then, can the Mets be competitive if another assumption that R.A. Dickey won’t be back? A lot of things must happen, beginning with David Wright regaining his power stroke. […]

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Valdespin Tells Mets To Go Tweet Themselves

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Valdespin Tells Mets To Go Tweet Themselves

Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin is tweeting photos of himself on his twitter account. This particular pic of him sporting a Miami Marlins cap is drawing harsh criticism from the Mets fan base this morning. Valdespin, who was recently suspended for insubordination while playing Winter Ball, has become a magnet for controversy. Despite his talent, the Mets may […]

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Looking More Like Dickey Stays A Met Without An Extension

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Looking More Like Dickey Stays A Met Without An Extension

Updated Post 11:00 AM Ken Davidoff sums it all up like this: As we leave R.A. Dickey’s hometown, let’s rank his list of admirers, from big fans down to skeptics. 1. R.A. Dickey 2. The New York Mets 3. The 29 other Major League Baseball teams. That’s where things appeared to stand as the Mets […]

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Rangers Would Trade Mike Olt For Dickey If They Fail To Land Greinke

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Rangers Would Trade Mike Olt For Dickey If They Fail To Land Greinke

According to John Harper of the Daily News, the Texas Rangers would trade top hitting prospect Mike Olt for R.A. Dickey, but only if they first lose out on free-agent Zack Greinke AND are unable to trade for James Shields who is their top preference if they have to make a swap. Meanwhile the Royals and Blue Jays are […]

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When Will The Mets Address Glaring Holes In Outfield?

An article by posted on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
When Will The Mets Address Glaring Holes In Outfield?

Speaking at the Winter Meetings, Mets’ CEO Jeff Wilpon said GM Sandy Alderson would have an increased budget for 2013 and the team “will be competitive.’’ What exactly he meant by that, he wouldn’t specify. Does it mean the Mets will be a playoff contender or at least a .500-caliber team? Just exactly how much […]

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Wheeler and Niese Were Mentioned By Royals For Myers

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Wheeler and Niese Were Mentioned By Royals For Myers

Updated by Joe D. at 1:00 PM Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Royals actually talked to the Mets more about Niese and Wheeler in trade variations involving Myers – not Dickey, and adds that either way it’s not happening. Since rumors first floated about R.A.Dickey for Wil Myers I shot down that […]

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Phillies Land Centerfielder Ben Revere For RHP Vance Worley

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Phillies Land Centerfielder Ben Revere For RHP Vance Worley

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired centerfielder and leadoff man Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says that the Twins are getting right-hander Vance Worley in return. Revere gives the Phillies a big stolen base threat as well as a tremendous defender with outstanding range in center. The 24 year old […]

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Winter Meetings Come To A Close, Alderson Heads Back To Flushing

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Winter Meetings Come To A Close, Alderson Heads Back To Flushing

The 2012 Winter Meetings at Nashville, Tennessee have come to a close and with that Sandy Alderson and the Mets’ entourage are heading back to New York. Two months of the offseason are now gone, with just two months left to go before Mets Spring Training Camp opens in Port St. Lucie. Those significant and marked changes […]

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Rule 5 Draft: Mets Select LHP Kyle Lobstein

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Rule 5 Draft: Mets Select LHP Kyle Lobstein

Surprise, surprise, the Mets did select someone in the first round and passed in the second and third rounds… A total of 15 players were selected in the major league phase of the draft. Here are my thoughts I shared on Twitter… David Groveman says that the Mets may have selected this player for the […]

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Another View Of Why The Mets Are Unlikely To Trade R.A. Dickey

An article by posted on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
Another View Of Why The Mets Are Unlikely To Trade R.A. Dickey

Readers of this blog and all of the other Mets-related sites have been speculating on what kind of return would make it worthwhile for the Mets to trade RA Dickey at the peak of his value. Some suggest one “super-prospect”.  Others suggest a package. I had my own thoughts that Dickey should bring back the […]

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Rubin: Teams Asking For Zack Wheeler In Trade Discussions

An article by posted on December 5, 2012 0 Comments
Rubin: Teams Asking For Zack Wheeler In Trade Discussions

According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, teams have been asking for Zack Wheeler virtually every time the Mets try to engage in any trade discussions. Rubin says that even when the Mets are discussing platoon or back up catchers, Wheeler’s name has come up. Are you Kidding me? These teams can’t be serious. If general […]

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