Mets News & Notes

Backman Introduced As Bisons’ New Manager, Will Wear No. 8 For Gary

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Backman Introduced As Bisons’ New Manager, Will Wear No. 8 For Gary

Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reported that new Bisons manager Wally Backman, will wear uniform No. 8 to honor former teammate Gary Carter who passed away yesterday. He made the announcement during a team cermenony where he was being formally introduced as Buffalo’s new skipper for the 2012 season. The longtime former Mets second baseman, […]

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Mets Waiting Until Piazza Is Selected To HOF Before Retiring His Number

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Waiting Until Piazza Is Selected To HOF Before Retiring His Number

David Lennon of Newsday tweeted that the Mets will wait to retire Piazza’s No. 31 until he is selected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Lennon also speculates that Piazza will get selected on the first ballot, and that he will go into the Hall wearing a Mets cap. ESPN’s Adam Rubin disagrees that Piazza […]

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Duda’s Defense In Right Will Be A Big Focus In Spring Training

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Duda’s Defense In Right Will Be A Big Focus In Spring Training

Andrew Keh of the NY Times says the Mets have replicated the new dimensions at Citi Field at the team’s spring training complex in Florida. Field 6, which was initially constructed with fences that mimicked the original shape of Citi Field, was altered this winter to match the stadium’s new design. So far, it has […]

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Mets To Scout Scott Kazmir

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Scout Scott Kazmir

The Mets planned to send a scout to a scheduled showcase in Houston for the team’s former top draft pick, Scott Kazmir, a club insider told the New York Daily News. Kazmir, 28, is trying to jump start his once-promising career and has scheduled a workout for Wednesday. The Mets drafted Kazmir in the first round of the […]

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Wright Hopeful For A Return To His Former Glory

An article by posted on February 15, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Hopeful For A Return To His Former Glory

Nice article by Dan Martin of the Post who writes that Mets third baseman David Wright would like to avoid many of the things that happened to him last year, and that the broken back that limited him to 104 games and a .254 average last season, now feels good. “My back feels real good,” Wright […]

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METS LAUNCH “50 DAYS TO 50” PROMOTION ON TWITTER

An article by posted on February 15, 2012 0 Comments
METS LAUNCH “50 DAYS TO 50” PROMOTION ON TWITTER

“50 DAYS TO 50” TWITTER CONTEST TO CELEBRATE START OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON  Tickets, Autographed Memorabilia, Unique Experiences Among 50 Prizes For Fans Every Day Through Opening Day, April 5  The New York Mets today announced the launch of “50 Days to 50” on Twitter to celebrate the franchise’s 50thAnniversary season.  Tickets, autographed memorabilia and unique […]

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Selig Believes Wilpon Will Get Back On Track

An article by posted on February 15, 2012 0 Comments
Selig Believes Wilpon Will Get Back On Track

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports gives his take on the state of the Wilpons as they head toward their March 19 trial date for the clawback suit from the trustree Irving Picard. Selig is betting that the Mets’ picture will become clearer over the next several months, says Rosenthal, and Selig  may be proved correct. […]

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Mets Bobblehead Dates Announced: Seaver, Staub, Mex, Fonzie, Piazza!

An article by posted on February 15, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Bobblehead Dates Announced: Seaver, Staub, Mex, Fonzie, Piazza!

The New York Mets announced the Mets 50th Anniversary Alumni Bobblehead Series will feature Tom Seaver, Rusty Staub, Keith Hernandez, Edgardo Alfonzo and Mike Piazza. Each Mets legend in the bobblehead series represents a different decade in Mets history: Tom Seaver Bobblehead Presented by Citi – Sunday, April 22 at 1:10 p.m. vs. Giants Seaver […]

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Wheeler, Harvey Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on February 14, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler, Harvey Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects

This is starting to become old hat, but still worth mentioning. ESPN’s Keith Law (Insider Subscribers) posted his annual Top 100 Prospects and the Mets’ Zack Wheeler checked in at #27 while Matt Harvey cruised in at #38. Zack Wheeler: “He will touch 97 mph and sit at least 91-94 with an above-average curveball that has shown it can […]

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Clubhouse Confidential On Bay’s Struggles

An article by posted on February 12, 2012 0 Comments
Clubhouse Confidential On Bay’s Struggles

It’s Jason Bay Day on MMO. Okay, just kidding, but check out this video from MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential. Host Brian Kenny does a nice job pointing out some revealing stats on Bay. From 2004-2009, Bay posted a .280/.375/.519 slash. From 2010-2011, Bay posted a .251/.337/.386 slash. Look at that drop in slugging percentage! His ground-ball rate has risen from 31% […]

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