Archive for January, 2013

Alderson Says He Is Responsible For Lack Of Spending, Not Ownership

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Alderson Says He Is Responsible For Lack Of Spending, Not Ownership

Mets season ticket holders were gathered at the Caesar’s Club at Citi Field tonight, where Sandy Alderson and his front office fielded questions about a variety of issues. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York did a nice job of covering the event and retweeting some of the quotes from those who were on hand. Regarding […]

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Mets Announce Minor League Deal With RHP LaTroy Hawkins

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Mets Announce Minor League Deal With RHP LaTroy Hawkins

The Mets announced they have signed free-agent RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. If Hawkins makes the team, he will earn a base salary of $1 million with chance to earn more in incentives. The 40-year old Hawkins spent last year with the Los Angeles Angels where he went 2-3 […]

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Matt Holliday Suggests Major Penalties For PED Users

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Matt Holliday Suggests Major Penalties For PED Users

On Wednesday I was driving home and was listening to Matt Holliday who was a guest on SiriusXM MLB Network Radio, with Casey Stern and Jim Boweden. Holliday was discussing the issue of PED use in baseball, and gave his thoughts about increasing the penalties for players who are caught using. Here were Holliday’s suggestion. First […]

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The Magic Is Back, If Only For One Night

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The Magic Is Back, If Only For One Night

“Home runs are over-rated. You don’t have to hit home runs to win. If I don’t get a home run all year, and the team wins, I’ll be more than satisfied.” – Steve Henderson (1981) The Reccoppa family piled into Dad’s burnt orange 1970 Plymouth Duster for the short ride across the bridge on Route […]

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Alex Rodriguez Could Be Finished In Pinstripes

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Alex Rodriguez Could Be Finished In Pinstripes

According to a report by Bill Madden, Christian Red and Teri Thompson of the New York Daily News, Alex Rodriguez’s Yankees career could be over. Alex Rodriguez is unlikely to ever wear the pinstripes again, sources familiar with the Yankees’ situation with their troubled third baseman told the Daily News, no matter what happens regarding new allegations that […]

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From Left Field: Can The Strategy In The Bullpen Work?

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From Left Field: Can The Strategy In The Bullpen Work?

The Mets seem to be rolling the dice when it comes to bringing in veterans on minor-league deals to compete for spots in the bullpen. The team will likely head north in about two months with seven relievers, but spring training will decide who those lucky seven are. LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Atchison were recently […]

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Who Will Be The Odd Man Out When Wheeler Arrives: Gee Or Marcum?

An article by posted on January 31, 2013 0 Comments
Who Will Be The Odd Man Out When Wheeler Arrives: Gee Or Marcum?

Updated by Joe D. on 1/31 Here is a breakdown of Shaun Marcum’s deal including the $4 million in incentives which are all tied to him staying healthy. (Courtesy of Adam Rubin, ESPN New York) Shaun Marcum is guaranteed $4 million as part of his major league deal with the Mets. He also can earn as […]

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Hits & Misses: One Last Word On Bourn and The Pick

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Hits & Misses: One Last Word On Bourn and The Pick

Last night, during an event for season ticket holders at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson said that Michael Bourn was not worth losing the 11th overall pick. I was never all that excited about getting Bourn and could have gone either way. I wouldn’t have had a problem signing him or taking a pass. About that […]

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The Most Balanced Offensive Seasons in History

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The Most Balanced Offensive Seasons in History

Which players had the most balanced offensive seasons in baseball? Lets consider for a moment a not so arbitrary selection of statistics and some specific and exemplary thresholds for them. We can avoid a random “pick and choose” group by simply going with all of them — the seven major offensive categories: Home Runs, Runs […]

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MMO Mailbag: Trade For Cubs Centerfielder Tony Campana?

An article by posted on January 30, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Trade For Cubs Centerfielder Tony Campana?

Jerome asks: Is there a chance that the Mets could check in on Cubs centerfielder Tony Campana? With Scott Hairston joining a crowded outfield situation in Chicago, Campana seems to be the odd man out now. Given the latest on the Michael Bourn front it seems unlikely that the Mets will sign him so why […]

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