Mets News & Notes

Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

If you’ve watched as many Mets games as I have over the years, then you’ve undoubtedly heard Gary Cohen make this statement whenever a Met has come up to the plate after hitting two home runs in a home game:     “You know, Keith, no Met has ever hit three home runs in a […]

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Alderson Says Mets Don’t Intend To Bid On Tanaka

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets Don’t Intend To Bid On Tanaka

The race to add Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka is now underway and will continue until 5:00 PM on January 24. Tanaka will have to sign with a team by that date and teams can bid the maximum $20 million posting fee to join in the sweepstakes for the young hurler. However, only the signing team will […]

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Padres and Twins Like Free Agent Justin Turner

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
Padres and Twins Like Free Agent Justin Turner

A San Diego Padres team source told me that Justin Turner is a player they like. “He’s the kind of player that could elevate our bench and we like his makeup.” it was leaked, after the Mets non-tendered Turner in early December, that the front office decided to let him go because of his apparent […]

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Thanks to Sandy Alderson I Now Have Respect For the Yankee Way

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Thanks to Sandy Alderson I Now Have Respect For the Yankee Way

When my dad taught me about something called Baseball in 1973 and introduced me to a team called the Mets, it was life-altering for this 7-year old. I’d learn to write cursive, get out of second grade, and eventually, when I grew a little taller, I’d replace Rusty Staub in RF. My whole life was planned […]

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Marlins To Sign Jordany Valdespin To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins To Sign Jordany Valdespin To Minor League Deal

Jordany Valdespin intends to sign a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins says Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork. Valdespin was non-tendered by the Mets earlier this month following a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal as well as a laundry list of other dramas both on and off the field. Among the […]

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Murphy Has ‘No Problem’ Moving To First, Though ‘Enjoys’ Second

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Has ‘No Problem’ Moving To First, Though ‘Enjoys’ Second

Daniel Murphy‘s six-year major league career has seen him play all over the diamond. A natural third baseman, Murphy has seen time in leftfield, third, and first before finally finding a home at second base. With uncertainty to his left at first base, there has been speculation throughout the winter of potentially sliding Murphy over […]

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Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

In the three seasons since Sandy took over, we have seen a continuous theme of signing veteran players to minor league deals for the soul purpose of acting as a stopgap while the club’s younger internal options develop. More often than not, these acquisitions have favored the veterans, resulting in the prospects starting the season […]

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Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

With Curtis Granderson and Chris Young entering the mix, a logjam has emerged in the Mets 2014 outfield plans as several talented players will now look to fill a limited number of starting positions. Responding to a question posed by Steve Keane of Kranepool Society at Citi Field on Tuesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson shed […]

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Mets Would Be Smart To Avoid Stephen Drew

An article by posted on December 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Would Be Smart To Avoid Stephen Drew

As the Mets continue to try and address the shortstop position, they reportedly still have interest in signing former Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew. The Red Sox remain interested as well. Drew, who was a key to the Red Sox title run with his stellar defense, batted .253 this past season with 12 home runs […]

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Mark Mulder: Mets Could Catch Lightning In A Bottle

An article by posted on December 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mark Mulder: Mets Could Catch Lightning In A Bottle

Despite the addition of Bartolo Colon, the Mets reportedly continue to monitor the free-agent market to find another starting pitcher to meet their needs.  Unfortunately, with every passing day, the list of reliable options continues to dwindle. While the Mets have reported interest in Johan Santana, Freddy Garcia, and others out there, this begs the question; why […]

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