The Mets finally met with sought after lefthander Aroldis Chapman and his agent on Friday. According to Newsday, but it was unclear if they discussed financial parameters with the 21-year-old Cuban defector. Chapman began meeting with several teams on Wednesday when he arrived in New York, and he also plans to meet with the Yankees, Red Sox and Cardinals in the next few days. It’s not known how much the Mets are really interested in Chapman and it […]
The Mets have released 40-year-old rookie reliever Ken Takahashi on Tuesday. Hopefully, it’s just the begining of an ambitious house cleaning and a prelude to some much needed change on this roster as we shift the focus to 2010. Takahashi was 0-1 with a 2.96 ERA in 28 relief appearances. He wasn’t exactly as good as his ERA might indicate as he allowed a great deal of inheritted runners to score which only served to […]
Paul McCartney has unveiled the tracklisting for his new live album and DVD, “Good Evening New York City”. Of course the concert was a reunion of sorts with the Mets and their ballpark. The first time Paul McCartney appeared at Shea Stadium he and the rest of his band introduced the rest of the country to the Beatles in their first ever US outdoor concert. The new album is expected to be released on November 23, and was […]
Finally some good news on the Jose Reyes front. The Mets shortstop underwent surgery Thursday to clean up scar tissue around a torn hamstring tendon behind his right knee. The surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Cooper at North Central Surgical Center in Dallas. The team said in a statement that Reyes will begin rehab in the near future and will resume baseball activities in January. Reyes played just 36 games this year because of […]
According to the Dallas Morning News, Texas Rangers hitting instructor, Rudy Jaramillo, is moving on to greener pastures. Dallas-raised Rudy Jaramillo, the Rangers hitting instructor for the last 15 seasons, has turned down the club’s one-year contract offer and is preparing to explore the free agent market after his contract expires October 31. Jaramillo, who turned 59 on September 20, has been a player, coach or manager in the Rangers’ organization for 26 of his […]
It has been a foregone conclusion that the Atlanta Braves would most likely have a healthy Tim Hudson in their rotation next season after missing most of this season due to Tommy John surgery. However, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is now reporting that Hudson could in fact join John Lackey as one the top two available pitchers in this winters free agent market. Barring a last-minute, knockout offer from the Braves, right-hander Tim Hudson […]
Jon Heyman of SI.com dishes out some Mets tidbits on his blog the Daily Scoop. If you’re not already a subscriber to Jon’s blog, you should be. Heyman is by far the best resource out there during the Hot Stove Season. Early impression: The Mets favor Matt Holliday for left field over Jason Bay, though either would help immensely. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said they expect to spend money this winter, and really, they have […]
According to Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post, the Mets and Red Sox completed the Billy Wagner trade by acquiring AAA OF Chris Carter and Single-A 1B Eddie Lora. Carter was immediately added to the Mets’ 40-man roster, which brings the current number to 38. Carter, 26, is a career minor leaguer who has consistently hit well over .300 at Class AAA. This season, he hit .294 with 16 homers for Pawtucket. Originally a first baseman, […]
I really don’t understand what the big fuss is about bringing Wally Backman to the Mets, but apparently according to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets will offer Backman a job on one of their minor league teams, possibly at Class-AA Binghamton where there is a managerial vacancy. The Mets are leaning toward giving 1986 hero Wally Backman a second chance. Backman, a fiery leader from that championship 1986 team, recently called for a job […]
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