Mets News & Notes

Carlos Beltran Signed With Mets 10 Years Ago Today

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran Signed With Mets 10 Years Ago Today

On January 13, 2005, ten years ago today, the Mets signed free agent  Carlos Beltran to a seven year, $119 million dollar contract. I can’t recall a greater Mets player who was as under-appreciated as Beltran was when he was with the Mets, despite always giving it everything he had and delivering countless big hits and big […]

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Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

In perusing old magazines ferreting unusual sports stories that might be topics on my Tip-Off sports radio show, I found an interesting quote from the New York Mets’ recently hired hitting coach, Kevin Long. Mind you now, Long had yet to be released by the Yankees and hired by the Mets when he made his […]

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Mets Have No. 5 Ranked Rotation In MLB, Could Develop Into Best

An article by posted on January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have No. 5 Ranked Rotation In MLB, Could Develop Into Best

In a feature for ESPN Insider, Buster Olney ranked the top 10 starting rotations in baseball. He ranks the Washington Nationals at No. 1 and the Los Angeles Dodgers right behind them at No. 2. Olney placed the Mets rotation at No. 5 in the majors but also added that it could develop into the […]

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Mets Recently Balked at Potential Deals for Ben Zobrist and Ian Desmond

An article by posted on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Recently Balked at Potential Deals for Ben Zobrist and Ian Desmond

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets were discussing a three-team blockbuster trade that would have landed them shortstop Ian Desmond from the Nationals while Washington ended up with second baseman Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Rays. The three teams were discussing the deal in recent days, but the “conversations […]

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Backman Expresses Concern About Playing Flores and Murphy Up The Middle

An article by posted on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Backman Expresses Concern About Playing Flores and Murphy Up The Middle

Wally Backman takes a photo with avid Mets fan Reymundo at the QBC Always a fan favorite, Wally Backman was a big hit on Saturday at the Queens Baseball Convention where he signed autographs, took photos with fans, and participated in a Q&A panel with ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Backman, who will return for his fourth […]

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The Missing Link and the Most Baffling Offseason in Baseball

An article by posted on January 10, 2015 0 Comments
The Missing Link and the Most Baffling Offseason in Baseball

Here’s a couple of new Mets links I dug up… Jim Bowden of ESPN ran down all 30 MLB teams and points out what he see’s as each team’s missing link. “The Mets are satisfied with Wilmer Flores as their Opening Day starter at shortstop despite his lack of range and slow feet. Flores should […]

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Could Top Prospect Kevin Plawecki Be Dealt At Trade Deadline?

An article by posted on January 10, 2015 0 Comments
Could Top Prospect Kevin Plawecki Be Dealt At Trade Deadline?

Mets catching prospect Kevin Plawecki could become a valuable chip for the Mets at the trade deadline, writes Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, especially if Travis d’Arnaud thrives this season. One primary suitor could be the Arizona Diamondbacks whose GM Dave Stewart continues to seek a catcher according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Stewart […]

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Viola Returns As Pitching Coach For Triple-A Las Vegas

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Viola Returns As Pitching Coach For Triple-A Las Vegas

Frank Viola will return as pitching coach for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The Triple-A staff is now set as Viola joins manager Wally Backman and hitting coach Jack Voigt who succeeds George Greer. Sweet Music interviewed for the pitching coach vacancy with the Twins, but […]

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Duda Training In Port St. Lucie, Hoping To Find His Groove Against LHP

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Duda Training In Port St. Lucie, Hoping To Find His Groove Against LHP

While New York City continues to endure bitter freezing temperatures and icy cold arctic winds, down in Port St. Lucie, Florida the weather is sunny and perfect as the first signs of Spring Training begin to emerge. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets’ offseason strength and conditioning camp is back in […]

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Have The Mets Done Enough To Secure A Playoff Spot?

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Have The Mets Done Enough To Secure A Playoff Spot?

With Spring Training only six weeks away, Sandy Alderson spoke with Anthony DiComo of MLB.com and addressed the still ongoing shortstop situation. “We have obviously not added anyone,” Alderson told DiComo. “To this point, we just haven’t found anything attractive. That’s true with respect to free agents. It’s true with respect to trade possibilities. Given […]

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