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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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Duda’s Defense In Right Will Be A Big Focus In Spring Training

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Duda’s Defense In Right Will Be A Big Focus In Spring Training

Andrew Keh of the NY Times says the Mets have replicated the new dimensions at Citi Field at the team’s spring training complex in Florida. Field 6, which was initially constructed with fences that mimicked the original shape of Citi Field, was altered this winter to match the stadium’s new design. So far, it has […]

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Mets Eye Candy: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This!

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Eye Candy: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This!

Check Out The New Unis! I’m sure that some of you have seen this one before, but hey it’s the Mets 50th Anniversary Season so a little nostalgia never hurts. Of course the Mets will be paying homage to those “Lovable Losers” and will don their original uniforms for all home games. So what was old, is […]

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New York Metropolitans Preview: Potential! Potential?

An article by posted on February 15, 2012 0 Comments

I sat down in front of my laptop excited and ready to start this article, because for me personally this is the equivalent of Pitchers and Catchers. And yes I purposely anointed that wonderful title a proper noun. For all those who still own an actual calendar whip out those sharpies and mark off February […]

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