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Trading Dickey Is Only The “Backup Plan”

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
Trading Dickey Is Only The “Backup Plan”

  Today in Coney Island, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and pitcher Johan Santana, distributed boxed lunches to residents in Brooklyn that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Afterward, Jeff Wilpon spoke with reporters and said that the team’s top priority remains retaining both David Wright and R.A. Dickey. Wilpon says negotiations are “on-going” with both players. He also […]

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A Futuristic Seaver Fires An Explosive Fastball

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments

Check out this video of a futuristic Tom Seaver unleashing an explosive fastball to home plate at Citi Field. The designer writes: It’s pitcher versus batter as a high powered windup unleashes a sci-fi fastball in this thrilling one minute all CG short created exclusively for The New York Mets. Way to pick up the […]

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Cerrone: Mets and Wright $20 Million Apart

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
Cerrone: Mets and Wright $20 Million Apart

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog says he’s heard that Sandy Alderson and David Wright are just $20 million dollars apart on a new contract extension. However, based on what I’m hearing, Wright’s camp is thinking seven years and at least $130 million guaranteed, while the Mets are thinking more like six years and around $110 million. Frankly, that’s […]

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Mets Hire Jim Malone As Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Hire Jim Malone As Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

The Mets announced they have named Jim Malone Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Malone, 45, was the Mets’ Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2002. He was the minor league Strength and Conditioning coordinator for the Kansas City Royals from 2000-2001 and the Cleveland Indians minor league Strength and Conditioning Coordinator from 2004-2005. Malone spent the previous seven […]

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About That Whole “Wilpon Is Broke” Rumor

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
About That Whole “Wilpon Is Broke” Rumor

Thoughts from Joe D. Well isn’t this an interesting way to interrupt my Sunday AMC “Gory Matters Here” marathon? I’m not seeing or buying what is being reported. I hate having to rehash all this stuff again, but the Mets are getting fiscally better everyday. I already told you last month, about the new National […]

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The High Cost Of Catching

An article by posted on November 10, 2012 0 Comments
The High Cost Of Catching

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that while the Mets and Red Sox had not engaged in discussions about catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, he ponders whether the two would match up for a deal now that they have signed free agent catcher David Ross. It’s not a bad idea, but Ken Rosenthal reports that the […]

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Alderson Says Thole Will Most Likely Be Back In 2013

An article by posted on November 10, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Says Thole Will Most Likely Be Back In 2013

Yesterday at the GM Meetings, Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters and emphasized that while he gets perhaps a little more payroll flexibility than he originally anticipated, that it still doesn’t change much about the kinds of players they can acquire this winter, and that they still will be looking at the bottom of the free agent […]

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Cerrone: Dickey Looking For A Five-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 8, 2012 0 Comments
Cerrone: Dickey Looking For A Five-Year Deal

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Mets have very little interest in signing R.A. Dickey to a contract extension and instead confirms what Joel Sherman had reported earlier which is that the Mets are actively discussing trading him with several other teams at the GM Meetings. Also, Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog is reporting that his […]

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Justin Upton Could Be On The Move, D’Backs Engaged In Active Discussions

An article by posted on November 7, 2012 0 Comments
Justin Upton Could Be On The Move, D’Backs Engaged In Active Discussions

Once again, the Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to trade right fielder Justin Upton reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Major-league sources, however, say the team is again engaged in active discussions about Upton, and one estimates the chances of him playing elsewhere next season are “80-20.” The Diamondbacks need a shortstop, and Upton possibly could bring them a […]

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At Least 12 Teams Would Be Interested In Trading For Dickey

An article by posted on November 5, 2012 0 Comments
At Least 12 Teams Would Be Interested In Trading For Dickey

Andy Martino of the Daily News, reports that if the Mets were to pursue a trade for their top starter R.A. Dickey, at least 12 or more teams could be interested according to a few baseball executives he spoke with. One National League talent evaluator told Martino, “It makes sense that they would think about selling high on […]

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