Archive for January, 2013

Jell-O and The Miracle Mets

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Jell-O and The Miracle Mets

August 23rd, 1969 I was almost 5 years old when it all started. My days were spent riding up and down the sidewalk on my bike, the same couple of hundred feet or so, over and over. I knew every crack and bump. I’d ride around until my sister would come out and yell for […]

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Are The Mets Still In The Game For Pavano?

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Are The Mets Still In The Game For Pavano?

Last week, the Daily News reported that the Mets have talked to Carl Pavano’s agent and are genuinely interested in bringing the former Yankee to Flushing. Dave Pepe said his client Pavano  “has no trepidation about playing in New York. He’s a veteran. He’s been doing this a long time.” “The Mets obviously have a need,” […]

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Mets Minor League Review: Top 2012 Seasons By Position

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minor League Review: Top 2012 Seasons By Position

This was published over three months ago on Mets.com, but I thought it was a good way to review where we left off as we get set for a new Mets minor league season. Here’s a positional review of last season’s positional all-stars. C – Cam Maron, Savannah: A 2009 34th-round Draft pick, Maron ranked second […]

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Alderson Makes Another Joke About The Outfield

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Makes Another Joke About The Outfield

According to the NY Times, Sandy Alderson was at it again on Saturday night at the annual dinner sponsored by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Addressing the audience before he introduced Rusty Staub and Bud Harrelson from the pennant-winning 1973 Mets, Alderson impishly said he had good news for […]

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Mets Announce 2013 Minor League Coaching Staffs

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce 2013 Minor League Coaching Staffs

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 and was named the 22nd manager in the history of the Las Vegas franchise. The coaching staff will include Randy St. Claire as pitching coach and George Greer will return for his second season […]

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MMO Featured Post: Why You Should Watch The Mets This Season

An article by posted on January 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Featured Post: Why You Should Watch The Mets This Season

With less than thirty days before pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie for Spring Training there is little excitement for the upcoming season.  Bad baseball may be better than no baseball, but 2013 appears to be another year of tempered expectations for most Mets fans.  As a result, ticket sales and television ratings […]

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R.A. Dickey Accepts NL Cy Young At BBWAA Dinner

An article by posted on January 20, 2013 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey Accepts NL Cy Young At BBWAA Dinner

The stars were out at the New York Hilton Saturday night at the 90th annual Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) Dinner. This year’s award winners received their hardware, and of course, R.A. Dickey was the main event. Dickey took home the 2012 NL Cy Young Award and was honored with the BBWAA’s “Joe DiMaggio […]

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Mets Want To Emulate The World Champion Giants

An article by posted on January 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Want To Emulate The World Champion Giants

The Mets want to emulate the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants? It may sound like another punchline to a bad Sandy Alderson joke, but it’s not. One of my favorite New York sports columnists is Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. I think he gives us a glimpse of what the Mets might be […]

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Potential New Rule Is Open To Interpretation

An article by posted on January 20, 2013 0 Comments
Potential New Rule Is Open To Interpretation

A Japanese pitcher, a catcher and a pitching coach walk into a bar.  Think you understand where this joke is going?  No?  Well, the protagonists of the joke didn’t understand it either.  But come Opening Day, they’ll have a better chance of getting it. According to Jayson Stark of espn.com, baseball owners have approved a […]

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Santana Won’t Be On Hand To Receive His Award At B.A.T. Dinner Tonight

An article by posted on January 20, 2013 0 Comments
Santana Won’t Be On Hand To Receive His Award At B.A.T. Dinner Tonight

Johan Santana will not be on hand tonight at the annual B.A.T. Dinner to receive his award. Santana was being honored for his financial support and generosity to the organization. He sent out the following statement this morning, that he would not be able to attend. “I was deeply honored to receive such a prestigious […]

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