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Grading the Omar Regime: The 2006 Draft

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
Grading the Omar Regime: The 2006 Draft

There were some complaints about the method I used to grade the 2005 draft so I am going to try and make some adjustments with this version. I am going to do everything I did last time, but in addition to those strategies I am going to take an individual look at the Mets picks […]

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We’ll Miss You, Kid!

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
We’ll Miss You, Kid!

Over my 19 years of existence, I have watched thousands of archived baseball games.  Whether they are on TV or the Internet, it was always interesting to watch old games from back in the 60′s, 70′s, 80, and 90′s. However, it was always the regular and post season games of the 1986 Mets that I […]

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St Lucie To Flushing: 2012 MLB Mock Draft 1.0, Pre-Season Mets Top 20

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
St Lucie To Flushing: 2012 MLB Mock Draft 1.0, Pre-Season Mets Top 20

I recently did a Top 20 Mets Prospect List of my own which you can check out at my other site, St. Lucie To Flushing. Not so different then many others you’ve probably read. However I do have one guy higher than most people and that is SS Philip Evans. He was drafted in the […]

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Jose Reyes: “Hopefully they win a lot of games”

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Jose Reyes: “Hopefully they win a lot of games”

In this video by the Sun Sentinal, Jose Reyes talks to reporters about David Wright as well as the contract situation with the Mets. Towards the end of the interview Jose goes on to say, “Hopefully they [the Mets] win a lot of games”. After reading some of the comments in Joe’s post, I figured I […]

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Backman Introduced As Bisons’ New Manager, Will Wear No. 8 For Gary

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Backman Introduced As Bisons’ New Manager, Will Wear No. 8 For Gary

Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reported that new Bisons manager Wally Backman, will wear uniform No. 8 to honor former teammate Gary Carter who passed away yesterday. He made the announcement during a team cermenony where he was being formally introduced as Buffalo’s new skipper for the 2012 season. The longtime former Mets second baseman, […]

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Video: Gary Carter Reactions From The 1986 Mets

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Video: Gary Carter Reactions From The 1986 Mets

FRANK CASHEN: “The genesis of the trade was that we wanted to add a big bat to the lineup. He did that right away, but perhaps more importantly was the way he handled our young pitchers. He was the perfect guy for so many reasons.” DAVEY JOHNSON: “Gary was a one-man scouting system. What people didn’t know […]

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2012 Buffalo Bisons Coaching Staff

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Buffalo Bisons Coaching Staff

The New York Mets today announced the Bisons’ 2012 coaching staff as follows: Wally Backman – Manager Wally Backman will enter his first season as Bisons manager in 2012. Backman, 52, is entering his 10th managerial season and his third in the Mets organization. Overall, he has a record of 534-488 (.523) with two league championships […]

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Gary “The Kid” Carter Passes After Long Battle With Cancer

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Gary “The Kid” Carter Passes After Long Battle With Cancer

A sad day for Major League Baseball and the New York Mets, as Mets great and 1986 World Champion Gary Carter has finally succumbed to his ongoing battle with cancer. The news was released by his daughter on the Carter Family blog, that Gary had passed at 4:10 PM today, February 16th, 2012. The whole […]

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ESPN Ranks Mets No. 26 in Future Rankings

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
ESPN Ranks Mets No. 26 in Future Rankings

ESPN did it’s first future power rankings and established where each team stands going forward for the next five years (subscription required). They used five categories for ranking the teams: majors, minors, finances, management, and mobility (of contracts) and gave a number grade to each category. They then averaged the five numbers together based on […]

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The Key For The 2012 Mets Is…

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
The Key For The 2012 Mets Is…

Starting Pitching. This article could have been concluded with a bold-faced assertion like that, and it would’ve served better as a tweet. However, there are numerous reasons why starting pitching will make the Mets (if the pitching performances are as expected or better than) a possible dark-horse contender in the NL East, or even for […]

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Newsday: 2014 Payroll Commitments

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Newsday: 2014 Payroll Commitments

David Lennon of Newsday took a look at every MLB team’s payroll commitments from 2014 and beyond. The list does not include vesting or team options and the data was compiled using Cot’s Baseball Contracts: 1. Angels : $274.5 million, with Albert Pujols ($189 million from 2015 through 2021), Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson ($38 […]

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