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HOF Manager Earl Weaver Dies After Massive Heart Attack

An article by posted on January 19, 2013 0 Comments
HOF Manager Earl Weaver Dies After Massive Heart Attack

The New York Daily News is reporting that longtime Orioles manager Earl Weaver suffered a heart attack early Saturday morning while on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean. He collapsed and was unable to be revived. Weaver, 82, managed the Baltimore Orioles for 17 seasons, compiling a 1,480-1,060 record. He had five seasons with 100-plus wins, including […]

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Wheeler Has Outside Shot At Rotation Spot

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Has Outside Shot At Rotation Spot

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, […]

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Sound The Alarms, Banner Day Is Now Banner Night!

An article by posted on January 16, 2013 0 Comments
Sound The Alarms, Banner Day Is Now Banner Night!

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 […]

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Mets Balked At $8 Million, Two Years For Hairston

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Balked At $8 Million, Two Years For Hairston

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 […]

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What Are The Mets’ Biggest Questions Heading Into 2013 Season?

An article by posted on January 4, 2013 0 Comments
What Are The Mets’ Biggest Questions Heading Into 2013 Season?

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 […]

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ESPN: Wilpons Among Most Loathed Sports Figures In New York

An article by posted on December 26, 2012 0 Comments
ESPN: Wilpons Among Most Loathed Sports Figures In New York

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 […]

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Thoughts On The Jefry Marte For Collin Cowgill Trade

An article by posted on December 23, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts On The Jefry Marte For Collin Cowgill Trade

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 […]

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Bullpen Banter: State Of The Mets Farm System And Prospect Rankings

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
Bullpen Banter: State Of The Mets Farm System And Prospect Rankings

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 […]

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Noah Syndergaard Apologizes For Using Anti-Gay Slur

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard Apologizes For Using Anti-Gay Slur

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 […]

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Will Mets Challenge Marlins For Last Place?

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Will Mets Challenge Marlins For Last Place?

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 […]

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