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Scott Hairston: Wants Expanded Role, Will Cost Mets Much More

An article by posted on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Scott Hairston: Wants Expanded Role, Will Cost Mets Much More

Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, posted about Scott Hairston before the weekend who told him that where he signs after this season will be dependent upon getting more playing time. Scott Hairston started his 10th consecutive game in the outfield Sunday, a notable feat. Signed last winter to serve as a right-handed bench bat and platoon […]

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Should The Mets Trade Jon Niese? No.

An article by posted on September 29, 2012 0 Comments
Should The Mets Trade Jon Niese? No.

Should the Mets trade Jonathon Niese? I don’t know why MetsBlog keeps putting this out there every month, but the answer is the same as it’s always been and that is NO. I just don’t understand this fascination they have with this silly and somewhat ignorant discussion. If the goal is to build from within, […]

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Going, Going, Gone: Keith Trashes The Stache

An article by posted on September 27, 2012 0 Comments

In front of a modest sized gathering at Citi Field, Keith Hernandez carried through on his promise and shaved his famous mustache in front of the Home Run Apple all in the name of charity. The entire event was webcast on SNY.tv and Ted Berg gave the blow-by-blow as one by one his whiskers were […]

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Contract Predictions For Top 10 Free Agents This Winter

An article by posted on September 23, 2012 0 Comments
Contract Predictions For Top 10 Free Agents This Winter

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, spoke with an American League executive who gave him his predictions on what the top ten free agents could get this winter. 1. Josh Hamilton, Rangers OF (Prediction: $150 million, five years) That $30-million-a-year guarantee would represent a record, eclipsing Alex Rodriguez‘s $275 million, 10-year contract (though A-Rod also has $30 million in historic […]

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B.J. Upton Will Be One Hot Commodity This Offseason, But Probably Out Of Mets Price Range

An article by posted on September 16, 2012 0 Comments
B.J. Upton Will Be One Hot Commodity This Offseason, But Probably Out Of Mets Price Range

B.J Upton is going to be one busy and popular player this winter. The enigmatic former #2 overall pick in the 2002 draft has done some impressive things in his career, but most view his career as disappointing when compared to his incredible all-around talent and tools. “He’s in the top 10 of center fielders […]

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Collins Wants Shoppach Back, Should He Even Have A Say?

An article by posted on September 13, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Wants Shoppach Back, Should He Even Have A Say?

Before the game last night, Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters that he would like Kelly Shoppach to return to the Mets next season. According to Collins, Shoppach has a sharp defensive game and he credits him for how he’s handled the pitching staff, particularly getting them to pitch inside more. Shoppach, who turns 33 next […]

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Those Damned Phillies… Just When You Thought They Were Out…

An article by posted on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
Those Damned Phillies… Just When You Thought They Were Out…

The Mets lost again last night, succumbing to the Washington Nationals by a score of 5-3. One night after being mathematically eliminated form winning the NL East, they established a new franchise record for the longest home streak of scoring three or fewer runs per game. The last time the Mets scored more than three runs […]

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Mets Rank 16th Highest In 2013 MLB Payroll Commitments

An article by posted on September 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Rank 16th Highest In 2013 MLB Payroll Commitments

Here are each MLB Team’s 2013 Payroll Commitments as compiled from Cot’s Contracts. Beginning with the team with the largest commitment they are: Dodgers, $193.8 MM Phillies, $133.1 MM Yankees, $119.1 MM Cardinals, $92.8 MM Angels, $92.3 MM Tigers, $90.2 MM Rangers, $84.4 MM White Sox, $83.3 MM Giants, $81.0 MM Reds, $74.1 MM Twins, $68.3 […]

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Terry Collins Is Not Going Down Without A Fight

An article by posted on August 30, 2012 0 Comments
Terry Collins Is Not Going Down Without A Fight

Updated Post 8/30 Terry Collins said it is a mistake to suggest the Mets’ goal for the remainder of the season is to finish in third place, ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins. “You know, it’s not a goal. I don’t know where that’s coming from,” Collins said. The Mets manager says his goal is to reach […]

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What’s The Plan? The Mets Collapsed Right On Cue…

An article by posted on August 11, 2012 0 Comments
What’s The Plan? The Mets Collapsed Right On Cue…

The Big Wind – The Pope – Fatcessa – The Louse That Roared Take your pick, they are all monikers for WFAN’s Mike Francesa, probably the most polarizing sportstalk host in New York and certainly the one who garners the highest ratings year in and year out. You can see Francesa chugging his Diet Coke […]

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