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This Day In MLB History…

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
This Day In MLB History…

January 20th, 1947: Negro League standout Josh Gibson, sometimes referred to as the ‘black Babe Ruth’, dies of a stroke at the of 35. The future Hall of Fame catcher will put to rest in an unmarked grave in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, one of the best players to ever put spikes on died […]

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Prospect Pulse: The 2012 St. Lucie Mets

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: The 2012 St. Lucie Mets

Welcome to Part 2 of our four-part series, the 2012 Mets Long Season League Roster Preview. Today we bring you the 2012 roster of the St. Lucie Mets, of the advanced-A, Florida State League. The response to Part 1 was absolutely outstanding! Lot’s of nice comments, good questions, and valid suggestions. And not one person […]

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MMO Flashback: Retire Kid, Yes, But Not Before Mex

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Retire Kid, Yes, But Not Before Mex

Whether or not the Mets should retire Gary Carter’s number is something that Mets fans are debating today. What are your thoughts on that? The following post was originally published in July of 2011 by Derek Candela. Some strong cases are made on both sides within our comments. Enjoy this latest MMO Flashback. Our prayers and […]

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Mariners Sign Oliver Perez Invoking Seven Years Of Bad Luck

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments

According to a press release from the Seattle Mariners, they have signed left-hander Oliver Perez to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training. Perez, 30, is a veteran of nine Major League seasons with San Diego (2002-2003), Pittsburgh (2003-2006) and New York-NL (2006-2010). He has a career record of 58-69 with a 4.63 […]

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Niese, Davis On Top 100 Major Leaguers 25 and Under

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments
Niese, Davis On Top 100 Major Leaguers 25 and Under

    Matt Garrioch of Minor League Baseball Prospects (MILB Prospects) compiled a great ranking of the best players that are 25 or under. His list featured two Mets with Jon Niese at No. 64 and Ike Davis at No. 68, but oddly enough, Fernando Martinez now of the Astros checked in at No. 95. […]

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Looking Back At The Trades Sandy Alderson Should Have Made In 2011

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments
Looking Back At The Trades Sandy Alderson Should Have Made In 2011

Last season I thought I knew what was going to happen. I figured we probably would not be in contention for a playoff spot, but I was excited about the possibility of reloading at the trade deadline. We had guys like Beltran, Reyes, Dickey, Izzy, Hairston, Byrdak and Krod. All of whom I felt had […]

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Prospect Pulse: The 2012 Savannah Sand Gnats

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: The 2012 Savannah Sand Gnats

With a little more than a month to go before the start of Spring Training, the time has finally arrived for Petey’s 2012 Mets’ Long Season Minor League Roster Preview! Woooo Hooooo! I know that all winter long, you’ve been anxiously awaiting this series in which Petey either impresses the pants off people, or makes […]

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Baseball History 101

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball History 101

For Christmas, I received a great gift from my mother; it was a small book title Fun Facts for Baseball Fans, compiled by Paul Kent. It is a great read because it doesn’t take you all that long to get through, and you learn so much about the game in such a short period of […]

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MLB’s Top 10 Right-handed Pitchers

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
MLB’s Top 10 Right-handed Pitchers

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo is rolling out his Top 10 prospects at each position beginning with right-handed pitchers. The 2011 list featured the American League Rookie of the Year and seven of the 10 pitched in the big leagues. Once again, this year’s Top 10 right-handed pitchers features no Mets, but the top pick comes from the NL East’ Julio Teheran, […]

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Nats Agree To Extension With Gio Gonzalez, Phillies Sign Joel Pineiro

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
Nats Agree To Extension With Gio Gonzalez, Phillies Sign Joel Pineiro

Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Phillies have agreed to a minor league contract with free-agent pitcher Joel Pineiro, according to a major league source. The deal includes an invitation to the Phillies’ big league spring training camp. Pineiro, 33, went 7-7 with a 5.13 ERA while dealing with shoulder tightness last season which required some time […]

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If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

An article by posted on January 14, 2012 0 Comments
If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

Michael Baron of MetsBlog wrote the following this morning regarding the Mets projected starting rotation: According to FanGraphs, Bill James predicts Gee will go 8-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 160 innings, Niese will go 9-10 with a 4.28 ERA in 160 innings, Dickey will go 12-11 with a 3.89 ERA, Pelfrey will go 9-11 […]

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