Archive for December, 2012

MMO Mailbag: Tejada’s Role After 2014?

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MMO Mailbag: Tejada’s Role After 2014?

Wex asks: Do you think Ruben Tejada will still be the everyday shortstop in 2015? The reason I ask is the Mets drafted Gavin Cecchini one year after they went way over slot on Phillip Evans. They also signed the top Dominican shortstop Germán Ahmed Rosario in July for a record setting bonus. All these […]

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The Unknown Commodity: Bullpen Arms

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The Unknown Commodity: Bullpen Arms

It seems like year after year the Mets are looking at upgrading their bullpen. Whether it’s Sean Green, Elmer Dessens, Francisco Rodriguez, Scott Schoeneweis, Billy Wagner, Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, Jason Isringhausen, or even D.J. Carrasco. It never seems like the Mets have figured out what makes for a great bullpen year after year. Sure you […]

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Greatest Underdog Achievements: 1969 Mets Were A 100:1 Longshot

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Greatest Underdog Achievements: 1969 Mets Were A 100:1 Longshot

The 1969 Mets shocked the baseball universe with an improbable 100 win season and a World Series victory over the mighty Baltimore Orioles. The Miracle Mets will find their way onto any list of the greatest underdog achievements in sports.

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Mets Going After RHP Vinnie Pestano

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Mets Going After RHP Vinnie Pestano

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have pursued Cleveland Indians right-hander Vinnie Pestano during the winter meetings, according to a major league source. Pestano, 27, went 3-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 70 relief appearances last season while utilizing a solid sinker. He has only slightly more than two years of major league service time — meaning […]

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Dan Haren Signs With Nationals

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Dan Haren Signs With Nationals

The Nationals have agreed to a one yearl, $13 million dollar deal with free agent RHP Dan Haren according to  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, pending a physical. The Los Angeles Angels opted to let Dan Haren become a free agent after declining his 2013 $15.5 million dollar team option during last Friday’s deadline. Haren, 32, […]

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Mets May Have Dollars For Ryan Ludwick, Rockies Shopping Dexter Fowler

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Mets May Have Dollars For Ryan Ludwick, Rockies Shopping Dexter Fowler

Here are some of the latest Mets and MLB updates from late last night… Joel Sherman tweets that the Mets might budget some of their extra dollars to fill their “severe” hole in the outfield, and he also states the the Mets have interest in Ryan Ludwick. Ludwick turned 34 in July and is coming […]

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Bobby Parnell Is An Untouchable

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Bobby Parnell Is An Untouchable

“Bobby Parnell is virtually untouchable”, a source tells Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. That’s partly due to Parnell’s performance down the stretch, including allowing one earned run in 12 innings in September. The other factor: The Mets, right now, have no alternative as a primary setup man for Frank Francisco. Nor do they have another arm to […]

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Problem Child: Valdespin Suspended For Insubordination

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Problem Child: Valdespin Suspended For Insubordination

Jordany Valdespin had a two-week absence from playing for his winter-ball club in the Dominican Republic because of a team-imposed suspension for insubordination, two sources told ESPN New York. The discipline issue was comparable to the maturity problems the Mets have experienced with Valdespin over the years, one source said. Adam Rubin adds that it’s not […]

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Terry Collins Talks About The 2013 Mets

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Terry Collins Talks About The 2013 Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York summarized comments made bY manager Terry Collins who discussed a variety of topics and offered some early insights on the 2013 Mets. Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia Mejia will work as a starting pitcher in spring training, while Jeurys Familia will audition as a reliever. If Familia ends up in Triple-A, he […]

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Alderson: To Move Dickey Will Require A Difference Maker

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Alderson: To Move Dickey Will Require A Difference Maker

Today at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, general manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged that he has met with other teams throughout the day concerning trade interest in R.A. Dickey. Alderson said he would continue to talk to teams that are interested throughout the night. There have been discussions about other Met players in addition to Dickey as teams were […]

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