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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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Wheeler, Harvey Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on February 14, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler, Harvey Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects

This is starting to become old hat, but still worth mentioning. ESPN’s Keith Law (Insider Subscribers) posted his annual Top 100 Prospects and the Mets’ Zack Wheeler checked in at #27 while Matt Harvey cruised in at #38. Zack Wheeler: “He will touch 97 mph and sit at least 91-94 with an above-average curveball that has shown it can […]

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Prospect Retro: Darryl Strawberry

An article by posted on February 14, 2012 0 Comments
Prospect Retro: Darryl Strawberry

I was looking around my university’s library this afternoon and I came across one of the best books I’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s a book called The Scouting Report: 1983. Just as the title implies, the book is a compilation of scouting reports on every Major Leauge Baseball player going into the 1983 season, and it […]

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