Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting via Twitter, that the New York Mets have signed RHP Dale Thayer to a minor league contract. Thayer, 30, has parts of two major league seasons under his belt, both with the Tampa Bay Rays. He has appeared in just 12 games totaling 15.2 innings pitched in which he allowed 25 hits and 13 runs giving him a career 7.47 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP. In 204 Triple-A innings Thayer has [...]
Wright arrived to the Mets spring training complex today at Port St. Lucie, and of course he had plenty to say about a variety of Mets topics. One in particular interested me. Wright spoke emphatically about his feelings regarding his teammate Jose Reyes this afternoon, and made it clear how he thinks the front office should handle the decision to bring him back in 2012. Jayson Stark of ESPN reports, “My goal is for Jose to come [...]
Look at that bright sunshine! That’s newly acquired pitcher Chris Capuano, along with minor leaguers Nick Evans and Mike Nickeas taking a photo today with one of many lucky kids at Port St. Lucie. The three of them visited a local little league team, the Sand Gnats, and spread some cheer to dozens of kids. It looks like some of the players are slowly trickling in and I bet there will be at least 25 players [...]
Deep Leagues are rolling out their positional rankings for the 2011 season. I’ve been waiting for them to complete third base because I was curious to see where they would rank David Wright this year. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. The stats represent AVG, HR, RBI, RS, SB 1. David Wright - NYM $31 .300, 30, 100, 100, 20 2. Evan Longoria – TB $30 .295, 30, 110, 100, 10 3. Alex Rodriguez – [...]
From the NY Post: Settlement talks between the Mets and the trustee recovering money for Bernie Madoff’s victims reportedly broke down this afternoon amid a dispute over the leaking of information from a sealed lawsuit. “We are no longer pursuing settlement negotiations,” said David Sheehan, a lawyer for the trustee Irving Picard, who filed a lawsuit against Mets owner Fred Wilpon and his associates. After Wilpon announced last Friday that up to quarter of the [...]
Forbes Magazine throws another log into the fire and after their analysis they determine that the Mets and Citi Field have a net book value of negative $225 million dollars. Ever since he bought controlling interest of the New York Mets in 2002, Fred Wilpon has used leverage to juice his MLB franchise. He borrowed heavily to buy out Nelson Doubleday, even promising his former partner tens of millions of dollars if the Mets ever [...]
Post Updated 1/31 4:20 PM The New York Mets today announced that they have signed righthanded pitcher R.A. Dickey to a two-year contract with a club option for 2013. Dickey compiled a 11-9 record in 2010 and finished seventh in the National League with a 2.84 ERA. He became the first pitcher in team history to go 6-0 in his first seven starts and tossed the 35th one-hitter in franchise history on August 13 at [...]
Joel Sherman if the NY Post ranked each MLB team based on who he thought had the most successful offseason. He listed the Blue Jays as his best team and rounds out his top five with the Red Sox, Phillies, A’s and Rays. In the bottom he ranked the Angels as the worst which was kind of odd to me. 30. ANGELS This was a setback not only of player personnel, but perception. Owner Arte [...]
It looks like we’re in for another bizarre season where much of the Mets talk will be centered on off the field issues rather than how well or how poorly the team is doing on the field. The news that the Wilpon family now wants to sell a minority stake in the Mets will take center stage as suitors begin to line up and take aim at an opportunity to become part owners of the [...]
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