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Marlins Sign Javier Vazquez To One-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 28, 2010 0 Comments

Javier Vazquez is returning back to the National League. According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, Vazquez has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Marlins, pending a physical. The Marlins were considered favorites to sign Vasquez after he reportedly had lunch with Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez last week in Puerto Rico. The […]

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Former Met Kaz Matsui Joins Rakuten Eagles of Japan

An article by posted on November 28, 2010 0 Comments
Former Met Kaz Matsui Joins Rakuten Eagles of Japan

I thought this was interesting to share.  Most of you still remember Kaz Matsui. Since leaving Japan, he’s already moved three times, first to the Mets, then to the Rockies, and finally to the Astros.  He finished the 2010 season in the Astros’ minor league system after being waived by them in May, and is now a free agent.  If […]

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Daniel Murphy’s Leg Injury Not Alarming

An article by posted on November 27, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Daniel Murphy’s leg injury is not serious.  Daniel Murphy is currently playing in winter ball with the Aguilas Cibaenas, and has been out with the leg injury since last tuesday.  Cibaenas GM Luichey Sanchez told ESPN’s Enrique Rojas that Murphy has “tired legs” and will be rested for 5 […]

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Remaining Pitching Market After Garland Signs With The Dodgers

An article by posted on November 27, 2010 0 Comments

The free agent market and the hot stove season seems like it’s dragging for a lot of teams, but certainly not for the Los Angeles Dodgers who continue to act fast and make solid moves. Two weeks after they made the first splash in this year’s free agent market by signing free agent Ted Lilly […]

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Doug’s Dugout: Giving Thanks That Manager Search Is Over

An article by posted on November 25, 2010 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we: Give Thanks the Mets managerial search is over; talk about the hot stove, and marvel (not really) at the dream team in suits. First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all the Mets faithful out there. Please, eat your meals with your families without bringing up another dismal campaign. It will […]

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Can Oliver Perez Be Salvaged As A Situational Lefty?

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments

In a series of tweets, Andy Martino of the Daily News revealed that a Mets insider is suggesting that the team should give embattled starting pitcher, Oliver Perez, a shot at filling a situational lefty role in the bullpen next season. Not saying he’ll succeed, but there’s absolutely no reason not to bring Oliver Perez to […]

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The Mets Dilemma: No Pitching, No Hitting, No Money

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments

My mindset has always been one of exhibiting patience, favoring the building of a perennial playoff contender through a strong farm system, savvy trades and a few well placed free agents.  With the hiring of Sandy Alderson and the others of his new regime, such a mentality is going to be put into action.  There […]

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Alderson On Why No Wally Backman

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments
Alderson On Why No Wally Backman

For those of you who were curious as to why Sandy Alderson decided against Wally Backman as a manager, he spoke to Kevin Burkhardt and shed some light on why he decided to go in another direction. “I enjoyed meeting Wally,” Alderson said. “We had, of course, long discussions with him over two occasions. One […]

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Mets Need Pitching, Not Javier Vazquez

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Need Pitching, Not Javier Vazquez

We now know that the Mets need a starting pitcher.  Last week Sandy Alderson made it known that Johan Santana would not be ready for opening day.  While this didn’t come as a shock to me it does mean that the Mets need another starter as it’s not known if and when Santana will be […]

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HoJo Likely Out As Hitting Coach, Bowa Could Be Bench Coach

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, “Hitting coach Howard Johnson is unlikely to remain in that role, but will be employed by the organization in some capacity.” Nothing unexpected here, but I am curious as to who his replacement will be. Many of the Mets hitters regressed under Howard Johnson’s watch, so I’m […]

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