Archive for December, 2012

Pirates Ink Liriano To 2-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
Pirates Ink Liriano To 2-Year Deal

Francisco Liriano has agreed to a two year, $14 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a source. The deal will be finalized once Liriano passes a physical. The Mets were reportedly interested in the lefthanded Liriano who has been beset by injuries since his breakthrough season in 2006 when he 12-3 with a […]

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Hey Sandy, Where Did All The Fun Go?

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
Hey Sandy, Where Did All The Fun Go?

I watched an episode of the Simpsons not too long ago as they parodied Moneyball (the movie). It left me wondering whether some of these sabermetric gurus really believe they have the data to invent and reinvent winning formulas by selecting from hundreds of traits and hand picking numerical outliers? Professor Frink of course was […]

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Digital Domain Signs Being Removed From Mets Spring Complex Today

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
Digital Domain Signs Being Removed From Mets Spring Complex Today

A construction crew will be removing the Digital Domain sign from the New York Mets’ spring training home on Friday morning, according to a report on TC Palm. No new naming rights deal has been announced to replace Digital Domain who filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 11. The company bought naming rights to the stadium in March […]

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Alderson Checked In On Liriano, Young And Pavano, Exploring Trade With Dodgers

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Checked In On Liriano, Young And Pavano, Exploring Trade With Dodgers

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, multiple sources say the Mets have expressed interest in starting pitchers and have reached out to free agents Carl Pavano, Francisco Liriano, Chris Young, and Shaun Marcum. The Mets may also be exploring a trade with the Dodgers who are shopping Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang. Puma says that any decision the Mets […]

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Mets Leave Dickey Out Of 2012 Highlights Video

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Leave Dickey Out Of 2012 Highlights Video

R.A. Dickey’s Cy Young Award and 20 wins don’t count as  highlights as far as the official Mets 2012 Highlights video is concerned. That is how Andy Martino of the Daily News puts it  In a video posted this week on the Mets official website, and emailed to fans, the team sent along holiday wishes, […]

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Mets Are Now The Only Team Not To Sign A Major League Free Agent

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Are Now The Only Team Not To Sign A Major League Free Agent

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, with the San Diego Padres just announcing they have signed free agent pitcher Jason Marquis, and the Marlins signing Placido Polanco, the Mets are now the only team that have yet to sign a MAJOR LEAGUE free agent this offseason. They have a reported $20-25 million to […]

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We’re Not Going Down Without A Fight, Mets Interested In Sizemore!

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
We’re Not Going Down Without A Fight, Mets Interested In Sizemore!

Sorry for the dramatics… I’m just practicing for the year when we can actually use exclamation points again in our titles… SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt reports that the Mets are “very interested” in center fielder Grady Sizemore. Sizemore underwent microfracture right knee surgery in September and will be unavailable until midway through the 2013 season. He attempted to work his way […]

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Bullpen Banter: State Of The Mets Farm System And Prospect Rankings

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
Bullpen Banter: State Of The Mets Farm System And Prospect Rankings

This might make for a good discussion on another slow Mets news day. Bullpen Banter released their Top 15 Mets Prospects which you can check out here. Not surprisingly the list is headed by Zack Wheeler, Travis D’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard respectively from one to three. Some of the commentary I found more compelling than […]

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Davidoff Takes Logic Out Of Hall of Fame Voting

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
Davidoff Takes Logic Out Of Hall of Fame Voting

Ken Davidoff has spent the last week or so getting attention, not for the quality of his work but for the shock value of his work. Most recently, Davidoff published his Hall of Fame ballot. Davidoff goes through every player in detail and does an excellent job at that. Davidoff also does an excellent job […]

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ESPN: Mets Slated For Most Losses In Majors For 2013

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
ESPN: Mets Slated For Most Losses In Majors For 2013

Jayson Stark of ESPN, spoke with one of his colleagues Dan Szymborski, and polled some MLB executives and Vegas odds makers, to determine which five teams have most improved the most this offseason as well which five teams have least improved. The consensus is that the Mets could tie with the Marlins for the most […]

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