Archive for January, 2013

Will Pete Rose Get Another Hit?

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Will Pete Rose Get Another Hit?

Well, now here’s a sign the apocalypse is upon us. Pete Rose, baseball’s career-hits leader, is about to host a new reality series. The cameras will follow around Pete and his wife, former TV exercise queen Kiana Kim, to capture the daily doings of the every day couple. It should be as real as the Kardashians […]

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Mets Should Say NO To Pavano

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Say NO To Pavano

I keep hearing rumblings the Mets are interested in Carl Pavano, who made $8.5 million last year with Minnesota at age 36. Why? While the pressures pitching for the Yankees are different than they are the Mets – the expectations in the Bronx are always greater – this is not a move they should be […]

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Alderson: It’s Concievable We’ll Go With What We Have

An article by posted on January 7, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: It’s Concievable We’ll Go With What We Have

You may remember a few days ago I posted about Adam Rubin who was told by a source that Mets may not sign another outfielder. (see below) Today, Rubin gets it straight from Mets GM Sandy Alderson who told him: It’s conceivable we’ll go with what we have, but we’re still looking. I wouldn’t say […]

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Wilpon’s Hubris

An article by posted on January 7, 2013 0 Comments
Wilpon’s Hubris

Recently Josh Kosman of the New York Post reported that the Wilpons have refinanced $450 million in SNY debt. Subsequent clarifications in the NY Times and Forbes explained that they refinanced an additional $250 million and still managed to cash out $160 million. They aren’t entirely out of the woods, but there is a growing […]

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Turning the Hall of Fame Election Into A Witch Hunt

An article by posted on January 7, 2013 0 Comments

This week, I’m expecting to reach my boiling point when it comes to the Hall of Fame and those who vote for it. I’m expecting to see Mike Piazza fall shy of the necessary votes to enter the Hall of Fame, and in my mind – that is a crime against baseball and the fans […]

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Heyman: Mets Still Have Plenty Of Dollars To Spend

An article by posted on January 6, 2013 0 Comments
Heyman: Mets Still Have Plenty Of Dollars To Spend

According to a tweet from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mets have quite a bit of dollars left to spend. Heyman says the team is still looking to add an outfielder, a starting pitcher and a bullpen arm. Last week I answered a question about how much the Mets had to spend, and I speculated […]

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Can Ike Davis Mash 40 Homers In 2013?

An article by posted on January 6, 2013 0 Comments
Can Ike Davis Mash 40 Homers In 2013?

Ike Davis had an incredible second half for the Mets last season and even led the NL in home runs during that span. Plagued with some rust from an ankle injury that wiped out his 2011 season and a bout with Valley Fever, Davis had two very forgettable months to start the 2012 campaign - combining for […]

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MMO Fan Shots: I Hope This Means The Mets Are Back In The Steak Aisle

An article by posted on January 6, 2013
MMO Fan Shots: I Hope This Means The Mets Are Back In The Steak Aisle

DrDooby says: Omar Minaya wasn’t a great GM. However, he also wasn’t a terrible GM. He did what he was asked to do, i.e. build a quick fix winner, while swimming in cash and having two inexpensive young building blocks in Wright & Reyes. Yes, he did at the cost of future payrolls – but he couldn’t foresee the collapse of […]

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Mets Willing To Pay Most Of Santana’s Salary To Move Him

An article by posted on January 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Willing To Pay Most Of Santana’s Salary To Move Him

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Mets are hoping they could unload Johan Santana before the start of the season. Cafardo says that the Mets are one of three teams willing to “pick up most of the freight” to get rid of Santana, Vernon Wells, and Alfonso Soriano. The Mets would help pay the $31 million left […]

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If Healthy, Carl Pavano Wouldn’t Be A Bad Pickup

An article by posted on January 5, 2013 0 Comments
If Healthy, Carl Pavano Wouldn’t Be A Bad Pickup

With spring training almost a month away, the Mets are running out of time to fill voids left in the outfield, bullpen and starting rotation. Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reported this morning that the Mets and Carl Pavano are in preliminary discussions on a potential deal, and that the interest is mutual. A lot of […]

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