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Baseball Gave Mets Secret $25 Million Loan

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments

Major League Baseball provided $25 million to the owners of the Mets as they struggled to deal with a cash shortfall last fall and a looming lawsuit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of Bernard L. Madoff’s vast Ponzi scheme according to people briefed on the arrangement.   This direct intervention of Commissioner Bud Selig is telling […]

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Intrasquad Game.. And It Begins

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments
Intrasquad Game.. And It Begins

I know it doesn’t mean much, but it does mean baseball begins again! The real spring training opener is tommorrow, but that still didn’t stop today from being an exciting day. Scott Hairston sent a pair of solo homers out of the yard, accounting for all of Team A’s offense. Willie Harris and Dusty Ryan each […]

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Three Mets Crack Baseball America Top 100

An article by posted on February 24, 2011 0 Comments
Three Mets Crack Baseball America Top 100

Baseball America realeased their annual Top 100 Prospects list for the 2011 season. Here are their top ten. 1. Bryce Harper, of, Nationals 2. Mike Trout, of, Angels 3. Jesus Montero, c, Yankees 4. Domonic Brown, of, Phillies 5. Julio Teheran, rhp, Braves 6. Jeremy Hellickson, rhp, Rays 7. Aroldis Chapman, lhp, Reds 8. Eric […]

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The Battle For the Back End of the Rotation

An article by posted on February 24, 2011 0 Comments

Last week I wrote a piece on the position battle currently going on at second base. This week I will take a look at the back end of the Mets rotation. The Mets have four players who will be in the running for two spots. The Contenders: Chris Capuano- 4-4, 3.95 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 2.57 […]

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Will Emaus and Beato Snap Mets Rule 5 Dry Spell?

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments

That’s Kelly Stinnett – the last Mets Rule 5 selection to stick with the Mets for an entire season. With all the positive news coming out of camp about Mets Rule 5 selections 2B Brad Emaus and RHP Pedro Beato, I thought I would resurrect this post I wrote six weeks ago. Initially, I thought […]

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Alderson Can Put His Stamp On The Mets By Trading For Francisco Liriano

An article by posted on February 23, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Can Put His Stamp On The Mets By Trading For Francisco Liriano

In an article entitled “Is Liriano fit for the Big Apple?”, Michael Rand of the Star-Tribune writes, If you’ve been fascinated — either in an intrigued way or a disgusted way — by the Twins’ willingness to entertain offers for pitcher Francisco Liriano ever since it became part of the landscape a couple of weeks […]

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Who’s On First…?

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments
Who’s On First…?

Everyone remembers Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” skit. Well, who is on first for the New York Mets?  As for the current roster our “Who’s” are Ike Davis as the starter and Nick Evans as his backup. Maybe. On the weekend of the 12th -13th, MAB Celebrity Services had their “Who’s On First Show” at the […]

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Nick Evans Still Has A Shot

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

Don’t count Nick Evans out. That’s what Terry Collins said, despite the additions of Scott Hairston and Willie Harris - the latter signed to a minor league deal. When asked if those two players could be the backup outfielders, Collins said,  “When you talk about the competition side of everything, I’m going to throw Nick Evans’ name […]

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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same For Mets

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

“The more things change, the more they stay the same” seems to apply for the Mets after the last few days.  On Friday I posted here that Terry Collins told reporters that it would be up to Carlos Beltran on whether or not he would move from center-field and start playing right-field.  Yesterday Brandon Butler posted that […]

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Bay Leaves 2010 Behind, Focused On A Productive 2011

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments

Much was expected of Jason Bay when the Mets decided that he would be the one to fill the power void of the 2009 season and give their core player David Wright some much needed protection in the lineup. Even critics of his $66 million dollar deal at the time, did not expect Bay’s power numbers to […]

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