For the first time in nine seasons, the Amazin’s will take the field without their sparkplug, Jose Reyes. When the 4-time all-star inked his 6-year $106 million deal with the Marlins, the general idea was that the Mets offense would be left in shambles. Although the production will not be the same, the perceived gaping hole in the lineup left by Reyes’ departure may not be quite as big as one would think. I took the probable […]
Major League Baseball has yet to officially announce the Mets as the host for the 2013 All-Star Game, says Eric Fisher of Sporting News. Fisher says that MLB and New York City are still negotiating and working on “dealing with the complex logistics” of hosting such an event in the nation’s largest market. Fisher makes a point of saying that despite both MLB and the Mets declining to comment on the issue, it is a […]
According to NESN, Roy Halladay was on a fishing trip in the Amazon with Chris Carpenter, B.J. Ryan and professional fisher Skeet Reese, when he and Reese stumbled upon a local boy being attacked by an anaconda. Here is what happened according to Reese’s recent blog post: “Me and Doc Halladay even came across a local, sitting bare naked on a tree by the river. What we were able to figure out is that he was […]
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Mets have now asked Dickey not to make his charity climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Though the journey is not exactly a treacherous one, the Mets still sent him a letter telling him they would void his contract should he sustain any injuries on the journey. “I don’t think there’s really any lethal risk to doing it,” said Dickey. “It’s not like it’s Everest.“ Sandy Alderson […]
With the Mets strapped for cash, and lacking starting pitching depth, a cheap option could be the 49-year old Jaime Moyer. Moyer could not only fill the hole in the rotation should Santana not be ready come Opening Day, but also serve as a mentor to the younger pitchers. With a club that lacks leadership, a guy like Moyer brings a veteran presence, to say the least, and could be a great influence on the young, 2012 New […]
With all the recent revalations of how Selig has aided the Wilpons maintain ownership on countless occasions, I felt this needed to be said: Selig is not helping the Mets; he is simply helping his buddy Fred. The job of the MLB commissioner is to keep everything running smoothly in several areas of the game. His goals are to keep the game both popular and economically sound. That is done is by keeping as many teams as possible competitive […]
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN via twitter, the Mets have inked catcher Rob Johnson to a minor league deal. The contract is for one year with an invite to Spring Training. This move adds some depth to the extrememly thin Mets catching situation. Johnson will likely be in competition with Mike Nickeas for the backup role to Josh Thole. Although underwhelming with the bat last year (.190/.259/.285), the 28-year old Montana native had a 3.26 […]
Yesterday we learned of the possibility that ailing ace Johan Santana might not be ready for Opening Day. If that is the case, then what are the Mets to do as far as that fifth spot in the rotation? They have next-to-nothing left to spend and lack a bonafide 6th starter. With a rotation in flux even with a healthy Santana, this only makes things worse for the Amazin’s. If Santana is not good to […]
Here are the latest Mets Notes following the close of the 2011 Winter Meetings: Mets Considered Trading Bobby Parnell: According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, the Mets were contemplating trading 27-year old fireballer Bobby Parnell to an unknown team for a starting position player. Rubin said that Mets officials were “weighing the merits of the deal and there was no assurance they would pull the trigger.” After the acquisitions of Jon Rauch, Frank Francisco and Ramon […]
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