The Mets announced the signings of two pitchers to minor league deals with invites to Spring Training, Scott Rice and Carlos Torres. Additionally, VP of amateur scouting Paul DePodesta tweeted that the Mets have signed outfielder Jamie Hoffman to a similar minor league deal. Rice, 31, a 1999 first-round Draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles, has never made it to the majors but has 14 years experience in the Minors and independent leagues (including in […]
I’m currently on the West Coast for the week so the “morning” part still applies to me, however as for the “grind”, a rant is still the same no matter where in the world you are, so here I go: Yesterday the illustrious COO of the New York Mets, Jeff Wilpon, spoke to reporters, saying that their first priority — allegedly — is to re-sign both David Wright and R.A. Dickey to deals this winter. However […]
The Mets announced today that they have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with catcher Mike Nickeas with an invite to Spring Training. Nickeas elected free agency along with outfielder Fred Lewis earlier this week after being removed from the 40-man roster, however Nickeas will return to the Mets organization for 2013. With one of the biggest holes on the Mets roster being the catching position, this certainly adds –or maintains– a level […]
There’s been no progress regarding new extensions with David Wright and R.A. Dickey since they had their options picked up last week. Some reports said that negotiations were at a standstill last week, but today Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger reports that the Mets are not close to reaching new agreements with either Wright or Dickey, according to a one person with knowledge of the discussions. This is starting to take on a very familiar feeling. […]
Hurricane Sandy came through the past few days and absolutely battered the tri-state area. Homes are destroyed, millions are without power, the entire transit system is in shambles and a death toll that continues to rise. We have just experienced one of, if not the worst natural disasters in our area’s history, and now is the time to come together and pull through this as one just as we have so many times before. Many […]
Across the Eastern seaboard as we huddle for shelter, preparing to weather Hurricane Sandy, three men stand unfazed, with a job still to do no matter what the conditions. At Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknowns will be guarded by three sentinels throughout the course of the hurricane. Since 1948, the tomb which holds the remains of unidentified soldiers from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam, is guarded around the clock, 24/7, rain […]
According to the Star-Ledger, Mets officials are considering playing an exhibition game next spring in Las Vegas before the 2013 season begins. Yesterday, the Mets announced that Wally Backman will return as manager, this time for the Las Vegas 51′s, the new Triple-A affiliate for the organization. Backman led the Buffalo Bisons to a 67-76 record in 2012, a last place finish in the International League’s North Division, but nonetheless has agreed to continue managing the club in […]
Our own Craig Lerner came up with several bold predictions of his own last week, so I thought I would throw my own into the mix. We saw the triumphant debut of the Mets 2010 1st-round draft pick Matt Harvey, providing one of very few bright spots in an otherwise dreary second half of the 2012 season. He came up and looked like the pitcher we have been told about, and in many cases dreamed […]
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Mets plan to kick off negotiations with their franchise slugger David Wright with about $100 million opening bid in an effort to make him a Met “for life”. Heyman goes onto say that the Amazin’s will be flexible in their negotiations as they will negotiate through October before they even consider dealing their third baseman. The Mets are also pursuing a an extension with their ace R.A. Dickey. […]
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