Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN, said that if he fails to add another starter for the rotation, that Zack Wheeler will be in a group that will be vying for the fifth spot in the rotation. “It’s unlikely he starts at the Major League Level,” Alderson said. “But look, hypothetically, let’s say we don’t add anybody between now and Spring Training. We don’t add a starting pitcher. Now, you’re […]
So yesterday ESPN released their Sunday Night Baseball schedule for the first half of the 2013 season, and as it turns out the Mets will have one nationally televised game against the Braves on Sunday, May 26 at Citi Field. No big deal, right? WRONG! That Sunday also happens to be BANNER DAY! Quick, sound the alarms, alert all the drama queens, we now have ourselves a Metsian disaster of Ruthian proportions on our hands! How can ESPN do this […]
Updated on Jan. 15 by Joe D. Some interesting tidbits from Jon Heyman tonight regarding our boy Scott Hairston… Heyman tweeted that the Mets balked when Hairston asked them for $8 million over two years. That must have turned Sandy ten different shades of purple. It’s a significant raise for Hairston who has never made more than $2.45 million in his career, but not totally unreasonable either. Hairston was paid $1.1 million a year for the past […]
Since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager after the 2010 season, the Mets have attempted to compete in the short-term while always keeping an eye on 2013 and beyond. That future is now upon them, but questions still remain — particularly these 10, which should form the outline of another intriguing season according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. Among his ten questions, I found these to be the most compelling: How will the starting […]
Fred and Jeff Wilpon made ESPN’s list of the 10 most loathed New York sports figures of 2012. You can click here to view the list, and here to rank them yourself. Here are the latest rankings which has Alex Rodriguez leading in points and Fred and Jeff Wilpon leading in most first place votes. I don’t know how ESPN determined their nominees, but I found it odd that the Yankees had three players on the list while ownership and […]
Last Tuesday, the Mets obtained outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Jefry Marte. Honestly, I knew very little about Collin Cowgill and decided to do some research on him to quench my curiosity. Here is what I was able to learn about him as well as some input on Jefry Marte as well. My first stop was to Baseball America where I was hoping to learn more about what his prospect status was or […]
This might make for a good discussion on another slow Mets news day. Bullpen Banter released their Top 15 Mets Prospects which you can check out here. Not surprisingly the list is headed by Zack Wheeler, Travis D’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard respectively from one to three. Some of the commentary I found more compelling than their rankings. In this excerpt they discuss the system’s overall depth and improvement in the last two years. Aderlin Rodriguez […]
Updated at 7:00 PM As I expected, right-hander Noah Syndergaard apologized today for the anti-gay slur he made on Twitter. During a conference call with New York media, he said: “I had a little mishap on Twitter about a month ago, and it was just brought to the attention this morning,” he said. “I’d just like to apologize for anything that was said. A buddy and I were having a little conversation. I had a poor attempt […]
Hi everyone, I’ve been laying low since the season ended and mostly because we’ve had no moves to talk about. But things are certainly getting interesting now. I saw this post by Adam Rubin of ESPN that I thought I would share. He basically asks if the Mets now challenge the Marlins for last place with the loss of Dickey who won more than 25% of the Mets’ games last season. The R.A. Dickey trade obviously brightens […]
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