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Another One Bites The Dust, Capps Re-Signs With Twins

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments
Another One Bites The Dust, Capps Re-Signs With Twins

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, RHP Matt Capps has re-signed with the Minnesota Twins for one year with an option. The Mets checked in on Capps three weeks ago during the GM Meetings, but his agent Paul Kinzer said that the Mets never contacted him again after that. Capps, 28, will replace Joe Nathan in the closer’s […]

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It’s Official: Mets Are Now A Moneyball Team

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments
It’s Official: Mets Are Now A Moneyball Team

Last night it became official, the Mets, a baseball team playing in the sports capital that is New York, lost the best shortstop they ever had to the small market Miami Marlins. The Miami Marlins as we all know signed the National League Batting Champion to a six-ear deal worth $102 million dollars with a […]

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Hot Stove Notes: December 5th, 2011.

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments
Hot Stove Notes: December 5th, 2011.

Welcome to one of the most exciting times in the Major League Baseball off-season…the Winter Meetings! Front office representatives from all MLB organizations will be making their way to Texas for the next few days, with the anticipation of some wheeling and dealing starting to happen for the top tier free agents. Over this past […]

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MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #6 Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #6 Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF

Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Let’s go back to the June MLB Amateur Draft from 2008. With their 3rd round pick, the Mets selected a virtually unknown outfielder from Azusa Pacific University named Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Since then, Nieuwenhuis has been the model of consistency as he has steadily worked his way up to the highest level of […]

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Why I Won’t Boo Jose Reyes

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments
Why I Won’t Boo Jose Reyes

For the last few week’s i’ve been mentally preparing myself for the inevitable fate that Jose Reyes would sign with the Miami Marlins. As much as I tried to stay as optimistic as I could, realistically I knew the team was moving in a different direction. This regime will not give 6 year contracts to […]

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Mets Lose Jose Reyes: Welcome to Last Place in the NL East

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Lose Jose Reyes: Welcome to Last Place in the NL East

The New York Mets’ core has officially broken up with the news that Jose Reyes has gone to the Miami Marlins. Both Ken Rosenthal and Buster Olney have confirmed that the deal is done. It is a six-year deal worth $106 million. Seeing the final terms of the deal makes it much worse that the […]

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Mets’ Front Office Discuss Plans For 2012 Season And Beyond

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets’ Front Office Discuss Plans For 2012 Season And Beyond

On Wednesday, Sandy Alderson, Paul DePodesta, John Ricco and J.P. Ricciardi were on hand at Citi Field to discuss their plans for the 2012 season and beyond as they get ready for the Winter Meetings that begin tomorrow. Here are some of the comments they made: Sandy Alderson: We are committed to a winning team […]

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Mets Considering A Reunion With RHP Luis Ayala

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Considering A Reunion With RHP Luis Ayala

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN XM via Twitter, there are six teams in on RHP Luis Ayala; the Mets, Yankees, Rays, Blue Jays, Angels and Red Sox. That sounds like a lot of competition for Ayala, who turns 34 in January and is coming off a solid comeback season in 2011 that saw him […]

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Catchers Market Shrinking Fast

An article by posted on December 3, 2011 0 Comments
Catchers Market Shrinking Fast

Despite the Winter Meetings still days away, the market for catchers has shrunk by more than 50% in the first four weeks of free agency. As you will see in the chart I created below, only seven of 15 catchers initially available remain. In addition to the catchers that signed already, several have been moved […]

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Doug’s Dugout: I Want My Maypo

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Doug’s Dugout: I Want My Maypo

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: being a Mets fan, trades, and other thoughts rattling around in an empty head: My friends it’s confusing being a Mets fan theses days. On one hand I can understand that GM Sandy Alderson is trying to rebuild the farm system while simultaneously stock a competitive team that the […]

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