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Nats Agree To Extension With Gio Gonzalez, Phillies Sign Joel Pineiro

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
Nats Agree To Extension With Gio Gonzalez, Phillies Sign Joel Pineiro

Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Phillies have agreed to a minor league contract with free-agent pitcher Joel Pineiro, according to a major league source. The deal includes an invitation to the Phillies’ big league spring training camp. Pineiro, 33, went 7-7 with a 5.13 ERA while dealing with shoulder tightness last season which required some time […]

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If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

An article by posted on January 14, 2012 0 Comments
If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

Michael Baron of MetsBlog wrote the following this morning regarding the Mets projected starting rotation: According to FanGraphs, Bill James predicts Gee will go 8-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 160 innings, Niese will go 9-10 with a 4.28 ERA in 160 innings, Dickey will go 12-11 with a 3.89 ERA, Pelfrey will go 9-11 […]

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Who Is The Mets’ Best Offseason Acquisition?

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Who Is The Mets’ Best Offseason Acquisition?

No, there were no big, splashy signings this offseason, but we did manage to sign some useful players that could help the Mets be very competitive in 2012. As I look over the list of new additions, none really jump out at me as far as who might have the biggest impact, but I do […]

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NL East Showdown: Where Do The Mets Rank?

An article by posted on January 12, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Showdown: Where Do The Mets Rank?

ESPN Sweet Spot with an interesting way of ranking the NL East. They ranked all five teams by position and used a regular rank score of 5 points to 1 point for first place to last place. Check out the main article on ESPN to read all the commentary which accompanied each ranking. Catcher 1. Brian […]

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Mets Are Pretty Much Done Making Moves

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Are Pretty Much Done Making Moves

MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo hears that the Mets are done making moves at major league level. I’m told #Mets are done adding players to the 40-man. Could still make a minor league deal or two before ST, but nothing major. — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) January 11, 2012 Looks like we pretty much know who we’re going […]

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Will Allowing PED Users into Hall Send Wrong Message?

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments

Yesterday, I was watching Clubhouse Confidential on MLB Network and Peter Gammons was talking about the upcoming players who will be put up for a vote for the Hall’s Class of 2013. One of his responses really caught my attention.  When Gammons talks about Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens and their chances of getting into […]

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2012 Mets Top Prospects: #’s 41 – 50

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Top Prospects:  #’s 41 – 50

Welcome to the final installment of the 2012 Mets Top Prospects series here on MMO. Today we bring you numbers 41 through 50, which you will notice is rather pitching heavy, as only three position players made the final ten. Although the farm system is still undergoing a rebuilding, the strong drafts the Mets had in […]

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Heilman Signs With The Mariners

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Heilman Signs With The Mariners

Free Agent right-handed reliever Aaron Heilman signed a Minor League deal with Seattle on Tuesday and will get a shot in Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. The former Met Heilman was initially shipped to Seattle in the three team, 12 player trade that landed the Mets J.J. Putz before the 2009 season. Heilman, 33, has […]

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This Day In MLB History…

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
This Day In MLB History…

January 10th, 1928: The Giants trade Rogers Hornsby to the Boston Braves for Shanty Hogan and Jimmy Welsh. It’s the Rajah’s third team in three years. Why exactly is this trade monumental? Mostly because I find it hard to believe that any team would want to trade one of the best second basemen in the […]

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Temper Your Expectations

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Temper Your Expectations

Hey MMO readers, I’m not looking to be a Debbie Downer with this post, but I wanted to draw a bit of a comparison to my colleague Clayton’s post yesterday about the Mets offense being better than we think in 2012. I think Clayton drew some fair points, but the bottom line is that it […]

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