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Family, Friends, Teammates Say Goodbye To The Kid

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
Family, Friends, Teammates Say Goodbye To The Kid

More than 1,000 former teammates, family members and friends of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter paid tribute to him at a church memorial in Palm Beach Gardens on Friday evening. Among the Mets contingent who came to say goodbye to “The Kid,” were former teammates Darryl Strawberry, Jesse Orosco, Wally Backman, Bobby Ojeda, Rusty Staub […]

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Get To Know Mets Shortstop Prospect Danny Muno

An article by posted on February 23, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Shortstop Prospect Danny Muno

With baseball coming back and our traffic up nearly 50% from January, I wanted to welcome those of you who are new to MMO and those who are back from your Winter hibernation. I’ll be re-posting some of the two dozen interviews we conducted over the last three months as all of them make their way to […]

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What Will The 2015 All Star Lineups Look Like?

An article by posted on February 23, 2012 0 Comments
What Will The 2015 All Star Lineups Look Like?

I stumbled upon this on Baseball America during their Prospect Chat the other day. Jim Callis was asked by a reader: What will the 2015 All Star lineups look like? I’ll attack this question from the perspective of who will deserve to be in starting lineups for the 2015 All-Star Game, rather than trying to […]

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Angels Sign Jason Isringhausen

An article by posted on February 23, 2012 0 Comments
Angels Sign Jason Isringhausen

Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto, announced that he has agreed to terms on a minor league contract with RHP Jason Isringhausen. Isringhausen, 39, appeared in 53 games for the New York Mets in 2011, posting a 3-3 record with seven saves and a 4.05 ERA, walking 24 batters while striking out 44. The right-hander recorded 19 holds while converting seven […]

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Wilmer Flores Is No Miguel Cabrera

An article by posted on February 22, 2012 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Is No Miguel Cabrera

Jim Callis and a couple of other Baseball America writers took questions yesterday in their ?Top 100 Prospects Chat. You can read the entire transcript here. Here’s a few questions they fielded about the Mets followed by my thoughts: Jim, an org ranking question – about where would you rank the Mets’ farm system? I […]

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Wheeler, Harvey Crack BA’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler, Harvey Crack BA’s Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America finally released its top 100 prospect list today and it featured Zack Wheeler coming in at No. 35 and Matt Harvey at No. 54. Brando Nimmo and Jeurys Familia was left off of the list. 35 Zack  Wheeler rhp, Mets Age: 21. ETA: 2013. Will have to pay Paul DePodesta to dress up like Dick Tidrow […]

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2012 MLB Draft: Double Barreled Ryan Perez

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
2012 MLB Draft: Double Barreled Ryan Perez

Steve Guilbert of Macks Mets says pitcher Ryan Perez is one of the players he really hopes the Mets pick up in the 2012 MLB Draft. Let him tell you why… Ryan Perez, BHP – Westminster Christian High School (IL) Yes, you read that correctly. BHP stands for “both-handed pitcher” (also known as “double barrel” pitching) […]

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Is Roy Oswalt An Option For The Mets?

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments

With Roy Oswalt still on the market, seemingly holding out for either the Rangers or Cardinals to make a decision, will the right-hander be left with an ultimatum similar to the Manny Ramirez situation a few years ago and sign with a willing team or will he sit the year out in hopes of getting […]

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Mets Sending Sizable Contingent To Gary Carter Memorial Service

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sending Sizable Contingent To Gary Carter Memorial Service

A Mets spokesman announced that a sizable contigent will attend Gary Carter’s funeral on Friday evening in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The group include Carter’s former teammates Wally Backman, Sid Fernandez, Keith Hernandez, Howard Johnson, Roger McDowell, Bobby Ojeda, Darryl Strawberry, Rusty Staub, Tim Teufel and Mookie Wilson, plus current players Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell, Josh Thole and David Wright. Alderson, Collins and assistant GM John Ricco also plan to attend. The family’s website […]

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The Mets Have $7.2 Million to Spend on the Draft

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
The Mets Have $7.2 Million to Spend on the Draft

If scouts didn’t already think their job was hard enough, thanks to the new CBA it just got harder and the days of snagging prospects like Phillip Evans in the 15th round are coming to an end. The new rules assign teams with a “bonus pool” that they are allowed to use on their draft […]

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