Archive for December, 2012

Mets Top Target Is Catcher Miguel Olivo

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Mets Top Target Is Catcher Miguel Olivo

“I’ve always believed the greater danger is not aiming too high, but too low, settling for a bogey rather than shooting for an eagle”  -  Peter Smith “If the Mets go the free-agent route at catcher, Miguel Olivo is now their top target”, a major league source told ESPN New York on Tuesday. Yesterday, Sandy Alderson admitted that “the […]

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Mejia Will Be First Choice To Replace Dickey If He Gets Traded

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia Will Be First Choice To Replace Dickey If He Gets Traded

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, If the Mets trade R.A. Dickey, they intend to fill his spot in the rotation with Jenrry Mejia. One Mets official reiterated Wednesday that there was virtually no way Zack Wheeler would break camp with the team. For one thing, if Wheeler does not spend the first three weeks of […]

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Metsmerized Hall of Fame: Dwight Gooden, RHP

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Metsmerized Hall of Fame: Dwight Gooden, RHP

Mets Merized Online is rolling out our Metsmerized Hall of Fame. We will be enshrining one player each week until our five founding members are all unveiled. So far, we’ve selected Tom Seaver in week one, Keith Hernandez in week two, and Jerry Koosman in week three. After our five Founding Members are selected, we will ask you, our […]

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Reds Re-Sign Ryan Ludwick

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Reds Re-Sign Ryan Ludwick

According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have re-signed OF Ryan Ludwick pending a physical. Contract details have not been released, but Ludwick had a two-year offer from the Reds believed to be in the $13 to $14 million range. Ludwick, 34, revived his career with Reds posting a slash of .275/.346/.531 with 26 home […]

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

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
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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