Archive for February, 2013

Dice-K Talking With Mets? Not So Fast…

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Dice-K Talking With Mets? Not So Fast…

Updated by Joe D. Here we go again… Last month’s rumor that Daisuke Matsuzaka was being courted by the Mets, as reported by Hochi Shimbun from a Japanese newspaper, is making the rounds again today. This rumor was already shot down by the Mets two weeks ago, when a team source immediately disputed the report by Shimbun to […]

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Where Have You Gone, Lastings Milledge?

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Where Have You Gone, Lastings Milledge?

A few days ago, my fav’rit Gal For All Seasons continued her new weekly series on a topic near and dear to her – what she likes to call post-traumatic Mets disorder – by discussing her survival of Lastings Milledge.   For those of you who have tried to block out the Omar Minaya era […]

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If You Re-Build It They Will Come?

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If You Re-Build It They Will Come?

You know the old saying from the classic baseball movie Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta. If you built it they will come… That hasn’t exactly been a case of life imitating art where the Mets are concerned. In fact, it’s not even close. According to a report by ESPN, Mets attendance […]

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Literally Mets: Blue (and Orange) Ink

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Literally Mets: Blue (and Orange) Ink

While the New York Mets have been relatively quiet this winter, past and present media have stepped up to fill-in-the-blanks. Before Opening Day at least five new Mets-related books have been, or will be, released. The two most anticipated releases will happen over the next month. Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza will release his autobiography, […]

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Mets Should Take A Shot On Outfielder Russ Canzler

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Mets Should Take A Shot On Outfielder Russ Canzler

To make room for newly-acquired slugger Travis Hafner, the Yankees designated outfielder Russ Canzler for assignment. Canzler is no stranger to being DFA’d. After spending last season with the Cleveland Indians, Canzler was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays in December, reclaimed by the Tribe in January, and finally claimed by the Yankees two weeks […]

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Being Brutally Honest Is Somewhat Refreshing

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Being Brutally Honest Is Somewhat Refreshing

If you haven’t checked out this interview with Mark Teixeira by Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, you should. After all, how often is it that you see a $200 million dollar ballplayer who is on the decline say something like this… “I have no problem with anybody in New York, any fan, saying you’re […]

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How The Miracle Mets Were Built: The Spring Of 1969

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How The Miracle Mets Were Built: The Spring Of 1969

Welcome to Part Three of my exclusive four part series entitled, How The Miracle Mets Were Built. If haven’t read my first two installments you check them out here: The Spring Of 1968 - The 1968 Offseason.  With no major acquisitions over the winter, the focus in spring training was primarily on the young players. The one exception was […]

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Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Shortstop Prospect Philip Evans

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Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Shortstop Prospect Philip Evans

Player Name: Philip Evans Bats: R  Throws: R Height: 5’10″  Weight: 185 lb. Position: Shortstop Age: 20 (turns 21 in September) MMO Top Prospect Ranking: 14  ETA: 2015 Background: Here’s what MMO had to say about Evans in the recent top 25 prospect feature: The 2011 15th round pick who received a significant over-slot $660K bonus has […]

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BA Announces 2013 College All-America Team

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BA Announces 2013 College All-America Team

Baseball America announced their 2013 Preseason College All-America Team. BA annually polls major league scouting directors to vote on the team and make their selections based on performance, talent and professional potential. In the past, the preseason All-America team has been a predictor both of the first round of the draft. For example, nine of the […]

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Mets Entertaining A K-Rod Reunion

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Entertaining A K-Rod Reunion

Adding to my post from this afternoon, they Mets have entertained a reunion with former closer Francisco Rodriguez, a source told Marc Carig of Newsday. K-Rod along with Jose Valverde are among a group of former closers who could bolster the team’s bullpen depth, writes Carig. Speaking generally, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he will likely add […]

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Mets Sign Marlon Byrd To Minor League Deal

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Mets Sign Marlon Byrd To Minor League Deal

The Mets just announced they have signed OF Marlon Byrd to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training. Byrd, 35, was suspended for 50 games in June after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs last season. “I made an inexcusable mistake,” Byrd said in a statement . “Several years ago, I had surgery for a condition […]

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