Archive for January, 2013

Mets Announce Wally Backman Will Manage Las Vegas 51s

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Mets Announce Wally Backman Will Manage Las Vegas 51s

The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, announced today, in conjunction with the Mets Media Relations Department, that Wally Backman will return as manager for the Mets Triple-A affiliate for the 2013 season. Backman will begin his first season as manager of Las Vegas […]

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Bobby V Has A New Gig

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According to the Huffington Post, former Mets and Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine will work as a commentator for NBC Sports Radio. He will be the part-time co-host of a weekday talk show that debuts in April. Starting this month, he will also periodically provide analysis to NBC Sports Radio shows and affiliated stations. Valentine […]

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Jon Niese Could Be The Most Indispensable Met

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Jon Niese Could Be The Most Indispensable Met

Normally, I might say David Wright when it comes down to who might be the most indispensable Met this season. Wright is, after all, the center of the Mets’ offensive universe and when he’s hitting it elevates the entire team. However, I’m a pitching guy first and when I posed the question to myself this morning […]

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Where Is This Crazy Train Headed?

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Where Is This Crazy Train Headed?

On family vacations when I was younger, — be it at Disneyworld, Washington D.C., or Busch Gardens — my family would always argue where to go first, how much time we would have to do this or that, etc. The debates would end with my dad, declaring “I have a plan.”, and that would settle […]

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2013 Hall of Fame: It Doesn’t Look Good For Mike Piazza

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2013 Hall of Fame: It Doesn’t Look Good For Mike Piazza

Yesterday, Clayton did a nice job digging up as many Hall of Fame ballots as he could to put together a sneak preview of what we could expect on Wednesday when the BBWAA will announce who will be inducted into Cooperstown. With about 12% of all the ballots in, it looks like Mike Piazza will […]

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Mets Refinance $700M In Debt, Gain $160M In Spending Money

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Mets Refinance $700M In Debt, Gain $160M In Spending Money

Since the NY Post broke the story on Thursday that the Mets have refinanced $450 million dollars in SNY loans, we’ve gotten a little more clarity on what looks to be an ambitious overall re-fi plan by the Wilpons. Including other outstanding loans that were refinanced, Mets owners have re-positioned about $700 million in total debt. In […]

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Should The New York Mets Pursue Jair Jurrjens?

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Should The New York Mets Pursue Jair Jurrjens?

Question: How many free-agent pitchers are 26 years-old, have had two seasons at the major league level with sub 3.00 ERA, and were named to an All-Star game? Answer: Jair Jurrjens There has been little to no talk about Jurrjens hooking on with any teams this offseason. The question is why? Granted, he is coming off […]

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What Are The Mets’ Biggest Questions Heading Into 2013 Season?

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What Are The Mets’ Biggest Questions Heading Into 2013 Season?

Since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager after the 2010 season, the Mets have attempted to compete in the short-term while always keeping an eye on 2013 and beyond. That future is now upon them, but questions still remain — particularly these 10, which should form the outline of another intriguing season according to […]

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Mets Trades From The Past: Bernard Gilkey

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Mets Trades From The Past: Bernard Gilkey

When discussing the outstanding trades the Mets have made over the years, the acquisition of Bernard Gilkey from the Cardinals is usually forgotten. In part, this could be because Gilkey really had only one good year for the Mets – although it was a terrific one, and also because even with Gilkey, the 1996 Mets weren’t […]

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MMO Mailbag: Trading For Promising Outfielders?

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MMO Mailbag: Trading For Promising Outfielders?

Andrew asks: I know there is no way the Marlins would trade Stanton to us, but I see a few other solid young outfielders that could help the Mets in a big way. What about Mark Trumbo of the Angels, A.J. Pollock from the Dbacks, or Gary Brown from the Giants? Trumbo would be the most ideal, but the […]

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