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Mets Made Offer to Alfredo Aceves; Chose Red Sox Instead

An article by posted on February 8, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Made Offer to Alfredo Aceves; Chose Red Sox Instead

According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin and ESPN MLB analyst Buster Olney, the Mets reportedly made an offer to free-agent reliever Alfredo Aceves. The deal was reportedly a major-league contract worth $500,000, with an additional $100,000 in incentives.  Unfortunately, Aceves chose to sign with the Red Sox instead.  Aceves appeared in ten games for […]

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David Wright: Jose Reyes Makes Me A Better Player

An article by posted on February 7, 2011 0 Comments
David Wright: Jose Reyes Makes Me A Better Player

Wright arrived to the Mets spring training complex today at Port St. Lucie, and of course he had plenty to say about a variety of Mets topics. One in particular interested me.  Wright spoke emphatically about his feelings regarding his teammate Jose Reyes this afternoon, and made it clear how he thinks the front office should handle […]

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Spring Is In The Air!

An article by posted on February 5, 2011 0 Comments

Look at that bright sunshine! That’s newly acquired pitcher Chris Capuano, along with minor leaguers Nick Evans and Mike Nickeas taking a photo today with one of many lucky kids at Port St. Lucie. The three of them visited a local little league team, the Sand Gnats, and spread some cheer to dozens of kids. It […]

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Deep Leagues: Wright Is Top Third Baseman

An article by posted on February 5, 2011 0 Comments
Deep Leagues: Wright Is Top Third Baseman

Deep Leagues are rolling out their positional rankings for the 2011 season. I’ve been waiting for them to complete third base because I was curious to see where they would rank David Wright this year. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. The stats represent AVG, HR, RBI, RS, SB 1.  David Wright - NYM              $31                 […]

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Lets Focus On Spring Training, People!

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments

Thankfully, spring training is around the corner.  Everyone is preparing for another season of Mets baseball.  This is the time of year that I love the most.  (Besides the Daytona 500, and E3 Expo).  There has been plenty this offseason to talk about (Chris Young, Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins, etc), but the main talk of the offseason […]

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It’s War! Settlement Talks Break Down

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments
It’s War! Settlement Talks Break Down

From the NY Post: Settlement talks between the Mets and the trustee recovering money for Bernie Madoff’s victims reportedly broke down this afternoon amid a dispute over the leaking of information from a sealed lawsuit. “We are no longer pursuing settlement negotiations,” said David Sheehan, a lawyer for the trustee Irving Picard, who filed a […]

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Forbes Determines Net Value Of Mets Is (Negative $225MM)

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments
Forbes Determines Net Value Of Mets Is (Negative $225MM)

Forbes Magazine throws another log into the fire and after their analysis they determine that the Mets and Citi Field have a net book value of negative $225 million dollars. Ever since he bought controlling interest of the New York Mets in 2002, Fred Wilpon has used leverage to juice his MLB franchise. He borrowed […]

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments
Take Me Out To The Ball Game

I always love to see the Mets own the back pages of our local newspapers, but this wasn’t exactly what I wanted to see this morning. Kind of sad actually. For all those who are saying that Fred Wilpon and Bernie Madoff are not involved in the Mets business just check out Page One of […]

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Piazza Talks Ownership, Mets Fans, Future in Baseball

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Piazza was honored last night, along with Angel Pagan, at the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner in Manhattan. Piazza was asked about the ownership situation, and he talked about Mets fans in this situation.  He told this to reporters. “For me, I think of the fans [who] are frustrated, and I get a little frustrated […]

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Is There Crying In Baseball?

An article by posted on February 1, 2011 0 Comments
Is There Crying In Baseball?

Mike Francesa opened his daily show this afternoon with his thoughts about the Wilpon mess. He has levied some strong accusations against the Wilpons. What set the stage for Francesa, was this piece in the New York Times by Alison Leigh Cowan which reveals the Wilpons were involved in another Ponzi scheme as recently as two years ago. […]

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