Archive for March, 2013

Matt Lauer Gets $25 Million For One Year, And He Can’t Even Hit A Curveball

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Matt Lauer Gets $25 Million For One Year, And He Can’t Even Hit A Curveball

While surfing the Internet the other night I came across an article about Matt Lauer. (It was nice to see something online not related to a Kardashian for a change.) The article explained how Lauer threatened to jump ship to CBS. To keep him on board NBC offered him a salary of $25 million. He accepted. […]

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Final Word On Wheeler and Rodriguez Incident

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Final Word On Wheeler and Rodriguez Incident

Updated by Joe D. at 7:30 PM Most of you read my initial thoughts on Wheeler-gate early this morning; I think it was overblown. I wanted to just say one last thing in lieu of Sandy Alderson’s comments regarding the situation while a guest on WFAN. Here is what he said: “We didn’t want this […]

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Havens And Gorski Both Clear Waivers, Rice Gets Bullpen Spot

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Havens And Gorski Both Clear Waivers, Rice Gets Bullpen Spot

3:30 PM Update: Adam Rubin has now reported that Darin Gorski has cleared waivers and will remain under team control. It also has been announced that Scott Rice, and not Robert Carson, will be the second lefty in the bullpen for 2013. The bullpen now projects as follows: Bobby Parnell Brandon Lyon LaTroy Hawkins Scott […]

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Days Are Dwindling Until Mets Opening Day, But Questions Keep Mounting

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Days Are Dwindling Until Mets Opening Day, But Questions Keep Mounting

The Mets have two games remaining in spring training, and if they don’t know what they have by now they never will. They break camp today after playing St. Louis, then bus over to the bay side of the state to play the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Next will be Opening Day Monday afternoon against […]

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A Final Review Of The Johan Santana Trade

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A Final Review Of The Johan Santana Trade

January 30, 2008 was supposed to be a great day for Mets’ fans everywhere. The Mets had just acquired Johan Santana, the clear-cut best pitcher in the game, from the Minnesota Twins for pitching prospects: Philip Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey, as well as center fielder Carlos Gomez, pending an extension agreement. Even David Wright was […]

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Mets Notes: Murphy and Wright Could Start Opening Day, Turner Still Getting Treatment

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Mets Notes: Murphy and Wright Could Start Opening Day, Turner Still Getting Treatment

Daniel Murphy passed the audition and said it was worth the risk. Murphy, playing for the first time in a major league game this spring because of a strained right intercostal muscle, singled in three at-bats against Washington’s Gio Gonzalez, played five innings and declared himself ready for Opening Day. Had he kept playing minor league games […]

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Prospect Pulse: Righthander Tyler Pill Is Seeing His Stock Rising Fast

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Prospect Pulse: Righthander Tyler Pill Is Seeing His Stock Rising Fast

TYLER PILL, RHP Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’1″ Weight: 185 lb. Position: RHP Age: 22 ETA: 2014 MMO Top Prospect Rank: #28 Background: Here is a brief profile on Tyler Pill from the recent 2013 MMO Top 25 Prospect series: Pill’s fastball basically sits in the high-80s. Pill also tosses a curveball out there, which I […]

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ESPN: Why The Mets Opted Not To Insure Santana’s Contract

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ESPN: Why The Mets Opted Not To Insure Santana’s Contract

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, does a fine job of explaining why the Mets chose not to insure Johan Santana’s contract. The Mets will be on the hook for the remaining $31 million owed to Johan Santana because they did not insure the contract.  Why? As premiums have skyrocketed because of escalating salaries and past payouts […]

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MMO Flashback: Did Santana Commit Career Suicide?

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MMO Flashback: Did Santana Commit Career Suicide?

Oh how I hate “I told you so” posts, but MMO’s John Delcos nailed it. Santana’s left shoulder is not getting better and it isn’t unfair to wonder if the prideful or stubborn lefthander – take your pick – may have committed career suicide on March 3, a quiet Sunday that turned into one of […]

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From Left Field: Keith Hernandez’s Lineup Idea Looks Good

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From Left Field: Keith Hernandez’s Lineup Idea Looks Good

In the television broadcasts this spring in which Keith Hernandez has been in the booth, he’s provided his insights into the best potential Mets’ batting order. He said that the best lineup will have length, and I agree. The team isn’t exactly an offensive powerhouse, so it will have to create ways to get the […]

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