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Strange Happenings On A Freaky Friday

An article by posted on January 22, 2011 0 Comments
Strange Happenings On A Freaky Friday

I was amazed yesterday at the free agent signings of outfielders Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon by the Tampa Bay Rays. My first instinct was that they had gone bonkers, but it only took a few minutes to realize that both signings actually made good sense for the Rays who are still reeling from the losses […]

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Good Stuff From ESPN’s Mark Simon On The Virtues Of Frugality

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments

Statistical maven Mark Simon of ESPN New York, has another solid post today, this one looks at a true Mets rarity; being frugal. Let him explain, This will be the lowest potential payout that the Mets have put forth to free agents in an offseason since committing to only $8.6 million in potential payouts in the […]

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Mets Sign Tim Byrdak To A Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Tim Byrdak To A Minor League Deal

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, confirms what was reported late last night by NY Baseball Digest. Tim Byrdak has signed a minor league deal with the Mets and will be invited to spring training. If used properly, he can be very effective and a serious weapon for Terry Collins against left handed sluggers like Ryan […]

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More Money In 2012? What Money?

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin grabbed an interesting quote from Mets COO Jeff Wilpon at a Mets-FDNY event today at beautiful, tropical Randall’s Island. “I don’t think they realize the payroll is up in the $145 million or better range,” Wilpon said about casual observers. “I don’t think people realize that. Unfortunately, we were somewhat hamstrung by what […]

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Rubin: Tim Byrdak On Mets Radar

An article by posted on January 19, 2011 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Tim Byrdak is “on the radar” of the Mets and could end up competing with Taylor Tankersley for a left-handed relief role in spring training, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com on Wednesday. Earlier today at an even at Citi Field, Terry Collins said he thought Alderson would add […]

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My 2011 Projections For Mets Starters

An article by posted on January 19, 2011 0 Comments

Now that the dust has settled, and the Mets rotation has taken shape, I decided to come up with some pre-season projections for the Mets rotation in 2011. I also included early projections from the esteemed Bill James which you can always get at Fan Graphs, as well as projections from CBS Sportsline which is a […]

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Mike Pelfrey Settles With Mets To Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on January 18, 2011 0 Comments

As I supposed in my original post, the Mets have indeed settled with Mike Pelfrey and thus avoiding arbitration. ESPN New York is reporting that arbitration-eligible Mike Pelfrey has settled with the Mets. An organization source said the deal will pay Pelfrey $3.925 million during the upcoming season. He can earn $50,000 extra in performance bonuses. […]

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What I Want To See From Collins On Managing The Bullpen

An article by posted on January 18, 2011 0 Comments

November 23, 2010 is the day that Terry Collins was officially announced the new manager of the New York Mets. I’ve been on record saying that I don’t agree with Sandy Alderson’s hiring of Collins. I’m not going into why again. It’s done. Collins will be the manager for 2011 and most likely 2012. I don’t […]

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David Wright: To C Or Not To C

An article by posted on January 17, 2011 0 Comments
David Wright: To C Or Not To C

Kerel Cooper form one of my favorite Mets blogs On The Black, tossed out that age old question that comes up each year right before the start of spring training: Should David Wright be named captain of the Mets? I have never really understood the significance of a baseball team having a captain, and of course there’s […]

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Press Release: Mets Officially Sign Willie Harris

An article by posted on January 17, 2011 0 Comments
Press Release: Mets Officially Sign Willie Harris

Mets Press Release The New York Mets today announced that they have signed outfielder Willie Harris, who has hit 30 home runs over the last three seasons, to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league Spring Training. Harris, 32, hit 10 home runs, six doubles, two triples, with 32 RBI while batting […]

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