Archive for January, 2014

Old Time Mets: John Stephenson

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 26 Comments
Old Time Mets: John Stephenson

If John Stephenson is remembered at all by fans of the early Mets, it’s as the last out of Jim Bunning‘s perfect game. He was so overmatched in striking out, the Mets might as well have plucked a fan out of the stands at random and asked him to get a hit off Bunning. At […]

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Alderson: All Remaining Free Agents Are Still On Our Radar

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson: All Remaining Free Agents Are Still On Our Radar

Mark Herrmann of Newsday, was in Virginia Beach tonight where David Wright held his annual charity fundraiser for children near his hometown. Among those in attendance were Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon and general manager Sandy Alderson who both said the Mets are not done building and spending this offseason. According to Herrmann, Alderson would […]

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Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

The Mets front office, purposefully or not, is damaging the confidence of their young players. The likely starting lineup this year will feature players who have been the subjects of trade rumors, mid-season minor league demotion, or work ethic criticism. It is difficult to pinpoint the result of such degradation yet, but it is hard to […]

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David Wynn Is Walking By Faith

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
David Wynn Is Walking By Faith

David Wynn has a tattoo that says, “Walk by Faith”, and that is exactly what he has had to do in pursuit of his Major League Dream. At 5’10″ and 168 lbs, Wynn’s journey to what he hopes will someday be the mound at Citi Field almost never began. A long shot of long shots, […]

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Sandy Keeps ‘Em Laughing At BBWAA Dinner

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Keeps ‘Em Laughing At BBWAA Dinner

The New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association gathered in Manhattan tonight for their Annual Awards Dinner. The 2013 MLB award winners all received their trophies for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year, and there were also the very popular New York chapter awards. National Baseball Awards Miguel […]

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Josh Satin, The Classic Moneyball Player

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
Josh Satin, The Classic Moneyball Player

Tim Rohan of the New York Times, wrote an extensive piece on Josh Satin this afternoon. He says that the 29-year old infielder has been taking this playing the outfield thing pretty seriously. Not willing to sit on his laurels and hope that he makes the team next Spring, he says Satin’s survival instincts kicked […]

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Matt Harvey Posts Baby Pic With Baseball Bat

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Posts Baby Pic With Baseball Bat

In life I’ve learned never to doubt the dreamers and the believers. Odds are that they’ll do whatever they put their mind to. Enter Mets righthander Matt Harvey. He’s the one that wants to come back and pitch in September, less than a year removed from Tommy John Surgery – ten months actually. Preposterous, you […]

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A Breakout Season For Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
A Breakout Season For Daniel Murphy

Earlier in the offseason, there were whispers of Daniel Murphy possibly being moved, which made me think about Murphy’s value, and if it really  is at its peak. If his value is at its peak, should we move him, or should we sign Murphy to an extension and make him part of our future playoff runs?  Let’s […]

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David Wright: Losing Is Unacceptable In My Book

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright: Losing Is Unacceptable In My Book

Mark Herrmann of Newsday, was in Virginia Beach last night where David Wright held his annual charity fundraiser for a Children’s Hospital near his hometown. He had a chance to talk to reporters about the upcoming season, recent acquisitions, and his thoughts on the direction of the team. “I think Sandy will be the first one to tell you […]

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Mets Officials Call Fernando Rodney A Long Shot

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Officials Call Fernando Rodney A Long Shot

Disputing what Jon Heyman reported on Friday, the Mets are talking to free agent closer Fernando Rodney according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. However, Dan Martin of the NY Post says that one team official called the chances of landing him a long shot. “I’m not sure there’s a fit there,” the official said. Another team […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy: Shouts From Shea Interview With Joe DeMayo

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: Shouts From Shea Interview With Joe DeMayo

On this past Wednesday’s edition of the “Shouts From Shea” podcast featuring Stephen Keane from “The Kranepool Society” and myself we had Mets prospect expert, Joe DeMayo of PSL To Flushing, on to discuss everything from the Yankees signing of Masahiro Tanaka, the prospect of Stephen Drew wearing a Mets cap come Opening Day, as […]

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