Archive for December, 2012

Dickey Writes A Farewell Message To Mets Fans

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey Writes A Farewell Message To Mets Fans

R.A. Dickey wrote his own farewell message to Mets fans which was published him in the Daily News this evening. Here is his letter to Mets fans in its entirety: A little over a year ago I was knocking around book titles with my publisher when we finally found a keeper. The minute I heard the […]

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David Wright Feels Privileged To Know “The Plan”

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
David Wright Feels Privileged To Know “The Plan”

In a column for Newsday, Marc Carig posted comments that David Wright made this week while discussing the way he envisions his role on the team. The Mets third baseman understands that he is now the public face of the franchise and that the fans now expect him to ultimately lead this team to a post […]

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The Best And Worst Of Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
The Best And Worst Of Sandy Alderson

Ha, Ha, Gotcha! Yesterday, our own John Delcos sparked a solid debate with his post highlighting some of the good things that has happened under Sandman’s watch. This morning, XtreemIcon emailed me a comments from that post from out reader DrDooby. It was a well thought out comment that wasn’t lacking in objectivity si I decided […]

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Keith Law, Sal Fasano, FanGraphs On Travis d’Arnaud, Park Factors, Defense

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Keith Law, Sal Fasano, FanGraphs On Travis d’Arnaud, Park Factors, Defense

Keith Law of ESPN answered a couple of questions about the Mets new catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud during his weekly chat this week. Q – Do you see Travis d’Arnaud continuing at catcher longterm, or do the Mets need to think of him in the outfield or first base (possibly trading or moving Ike Davis). […]

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Cody Ross Agrees To 3-Year Deal With D’Backs

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Cody Ross Agrees To 3-Year Deal With D’Backs

Cody Ross has reportedly agreed to a three year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The free agent outfielder had been on the Mets radar, but as Craig Lerner wrote this morning, he was far removed from the Mets price range. No details yet on the dollars, but it could be around $26 million or thereabouts. With […]

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Who Were The Best Double-Play Combo Ever?

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Who Were The Best Double-Play Combo Ever?

Matt Snyder, a blogger for Eye On Baseball,  wonders if Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell were the best double-play combination ever? My answer is, probably yes. The second baseman and shortstop were together for more than ten years and racked up a combined 11 All-Star appearances, seven Gold Gloves and seven Silver Sluggers. Snyder says […]

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Mets Talking To Saunders, Marcum And Pavano

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Talking To Saunders, Marcum And Pavano

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets are now kicking the tires on Joe Saunders. He reports that they are still discussing Carl Pavano and Chris Young, as well as Shaun Marcum. Saunders would be a nice addition to the Mets rotation, and could easily slot into the number four or five spot. He has a career […]

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Scott Hairston And Grady Sizemore Are Best Available Fits For Mets

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Scott Hairston And Grady Sizemore Are Best Available Fits For Mets

Buster Olney, in his latest column for ESPN Insider, takes a look at what free agents are still available out there including some low cost names that can plug a hole or round out some rosters. Right now you still have Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, Rafael Soriano and Kyle Lohse as the top names out there, but there’s still some quality […]

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A Look At Some Of Sandy Alderson’s Good Moves

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
A Look At Some Of Sandy Alderson’s Good Moves

When Sandy Alderson was named Mets’ GM, it was to be a financial caretaker of the floundering franchise. I was critical of the R.A. Dickey trade because I believe their words of wanting to sign him were hollow and I still think that, but in fairness, I recognize Alderson was not dealing from a position […]

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MMO Mailbag: Twins Willing To Trade?

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Twins Willing To Trade?

With the Mets still on the hunt for an outfield, we received the following e-mail from Phil: I can’t believe the Mets haven’t traded for Josh Willingham yet. After some injury issues he averaged .253/.350/.501 with 64 HRs the last two years. At worst, he’s slightly better defensively than Duda. I kept hearing the Twins would […]

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