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Wally Backman Claims Sandy Alderson Has It In For Him

An article by posted on January 10, 2017 0 Comments
Wally Backman Claims Sandy Alderson Has It In For Him

In an exclusive interview with Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record, Wally Backman had some explosive things to say about his parting of ways with the New York Mets including that he’s been blackballed by GM Sandy Alderson and betrayed by owner Jeff Wilpon. “There’s been a bad roadblock, and I know where it’s coming […]

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Carlos Beltran Offers Hitting Instruction To Jose Reyes

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Carlos Beltran Offers Hitting Instruction To Jose Reyes

Jose Reyes hit it off with Carlos Beltran in a batting cage, posting a video in Instagram with the caption, “You’re never too old to take advice.” As Carlos Beltran is one of the best switch-hitters of all time, Reyes, a very good switch-hitter in his own right, is wise to accept his advice. If […]

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Mets and Mejia Agree On $1.9MM Contract He’ll Never Collect

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Mets and Mejia Agree On $1.9MM Contract He’ll Never Collect

In what can only be deemed a ridiculous formality, suspended relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia and the New York Mets agreed on Tuesday to a one-year contract worth $1,976,000. Because he was given a lifetime ban from baseball after testing positive for a PED for the third time, Mejia will not collect one red cent of […]

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Blue Jays, Orioles, Phillies, A’s Among Potential Landing Spots For Jay Bruce

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Blue Jays, Orioles, Phillies, A’s Among Potential Landing Spots For Jay Bruce

Jay Bruce is still a Met, despite the obvious notion that Sandy Alderson wants desperately to trade him. It has been a slow moving offseason for power hitters and it seems just about everyone including players and their agents have misread the market. There have been very few moves made over the last few weeks, […]

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Braves Interested in Kelly Johnson

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Braves Interested in Kelly Johnson

According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves are interested in signing former Met and former Brave Kelly Johnson. If the Braves do indeed re-sign Johnson, it would mark the third straight offseason the Braves signed Johnson.  As many Mets fans will joke, this could lead to the third straight season the Mets […]

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MMO Mailbag: Ranking the Sluggers on Trade Block

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MMO Mailbag: Ranking the Sluggers on Trade Block

Carl asks… I read over the weekend that the Minnesota Twins might be close to trading Brian Dozier who I wasn’t even aware he was available. What other power hitters are available right now in addition to Jay Bruce and how would you rank them in terms of value? Joe D. replies… There may be […]

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Pirates Continue Shopping Lefty Reliever Tony Watson

An article by posted on January 9, 2017 0 Comments
Pirates Continue Shopping Lefty Reliever Tony Watson

Per Fansided, according to an industry source, the Pirates “want to deal one of their lefties bad.” One of their lefties is Tony Watson, a very effective reliever. The source does mention the Mets as one of the possibilities, along with the Yankees, Rangers, Angels, Blue Jays, and Nationals. Watson, 31, is one of the most […]

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Winter Ball Update: Familia With Second Straight Perfect Outing

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Winter Ball Update: Familia With Second Straight Perfect Outing

Jeurys Familia made his fourth appearance of the Dominican winter league playoffs on Sunday night and pitched a perfect eighth inning for the Gigantes del Cibao. He got a pop out by Hanley Ramirez followed by ground outs from Jason Rogers and Diory Hernandez. The Tigres del Licey defeated the Gigantes del Cibao by a […]

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Darling Predicts Big Year for Mets Pitching

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Darling Predicts Big Year for Mets Pitching

New York Mets legend and current broadcaster for SNY, Ron Darling, predicts a historic year in 2017 for this pitching staff. Darling spoke of the team’s upcoming season with John Harper of the NY Daily News. “I really think they’re going to give you a show like you haven’t seen in quite some time. I […]

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Braves Schedule Bartolo Colon Bobblehead Night When Mets Come To Town

An article by posted on January 8, 2017 0 Comments
Braves Schedule Bartolo Colon Bobblehead Night When Mets Come To Town

MLB teams announced their bobblehead giveaways in celebration of National Bobblehead Day on Saturday. And wouldn’t you know it, the Atlanta Braves are planning a Bartolo Colon Bobblehead Night in 2017. Friday, June 9 #BravesBobble: Bartolo Colon bobblehead night featuring his signature pitching motion! #NationalBobbleheadDay pic.twitter.com/zD9QNJDCXJ — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) January 7, 2017 On June […]

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