All quiet on the Mets front, but south on I-95 things are happening fast for the Phillies who are in 2013 Mode and have made a pair of trades to move outfielders Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence to free up cash and bolster their minor league pipeline. First, the Phillies traded Victorino to the Dodgers for starting pitching prospect Ethan Martin and reliever Josh Lindblom, according to Yahoo’s Tim Brown. Victorino, 31, is due roughly $3 million the rest of [...]
Ramon Hernandez, Colorado Rockies It’s no secret that the Mets primary (yes, I said primary) is Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez. But getting him is not going to be as easy as you think according to Ken Rosenthal. Sometimes, veteran players have more value to their present club than they would in a trade, he says, and Hernandez is one such player as he is helping rookie Wilin Rosario with his game-calling and receiving. So, while the idea of trading [...]
It’s that time of the year again when Mets fans and Yankee fans take to the streets with all their bravado in decades long feud of which team rules the the streets of New York; the Amazins from Flushing or their senior counterparts, those Bronx Bombers. It’s going to a fight to the finish as the Yankees comeback from what was a dismal start to their season, and those incredible Mets playing better than anyone [...]
Here’s something that might sound vaguely familiar. According to MetsBlog, David Wright told Ed Coleman of WFAN that he will not discuss a contract extension during the season, but would be willing to discuss a new deal during the off-season. So let me see if I got this straight… A Mets homegrown star spends most of the offseason running his mouth off about wanting to stay with the Mets for the rest of his career. The front [...]
Joel Sherman of the New York Post, put together a list of five things he says have improved for the Mets since last season. 1. The Madoff mess is behind ownership: This might not please fans who wanted the Wilpons out, but they were not selling. Thus, the sooner they could begin trying to fix the finances, the better for the organization. 2. The growth of the farm: Zack Wheeler wasn’t even a Met at this time [...]
While watching today’s broadcast of the Mets 9-0 blanking of the Padres, there were so many great things going on. This was easily one of the best games I’ve watched all season thus far. May there be many more! Johan Santana was as cunning as ever and even though his fastball resided in the 86-88 mph range today, the crafty southpaw spun a gem and went all the way on a complete game shutout, his [...]
SNY and the Mets have finally fixed that annoying score bug that has led to so much confusion regarding the score during Mets telecasts. I don’t know if this bothered you as much as it did me, but on many occasions I found myself getting faked out with the score because my mind couldn’t get past the fact that the number in the middle was the inning. Here is the the one they started the [...]
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, R.A. Dickey would like the front office to pick up his $5 million dollar option for 2013 and begin negotiating a contract extension, saying: “I like it here and I want to be here. I feel like the team is moving in the right direction, and I want to be a part of the solution. Now it’s up to them. If I’m in their plans, [a contract extension] is [...]
I feel sorry for all those saps who claimed they wouldn’t go see or in some cases watch this team because of some stupid protest against the Mets owners. What about all the princes and paupers who predicted doom and gloom and falling attendance, and the seers and prophets who refused to give this Mets team a chance? What a bunch of whiny, uninformed, poor excuse for Met fans they turned out to be. Proud to be [...]
In eleven save opportunities, the Mets bullpen now has five blown saves. That’s not a typo – Five blown saves to go with six saves for the season so far. Every time that bullpen gate opens, no matter who emerges from it, the odds that they will protect any size lead is a little bit better than 50/50. A revamped bullpen you say? The Mets saw fit to expend 75% of their available $14 million [...]
I was holding out hope that he could do it, but Kirk Nieuwenhuis was beaten out for the NL Rookie of the Month award by Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley, who went 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA in April. Nieuwenhuis led all major league rookies with a .325 batting average and 26 hits in April. He was second in runs scored (11), tied for third with two home runs and fourth with eight RBI. Nieuwenhuis’ .325 batting average is the [...]
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Last updated: 05/18/2013
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