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Scouting Report on Mets Mock Draft Pick at #11

An article by posted on January 30, 2013 0 Comments
Scouting Report on Mets Mock Draft Pick at #11

I hadn’t given it much thought until it became clear that the interest in free agent center fielder Michael Bourn was more than just passing. I don’t really think that Bourn’s price will drop into a range the Mets are comfortable with, and if it does, that would probably invite more teams to take a […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Daniel Murphy

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets and Daniel Murphy have avoided arbitration and agreed on a one-year deal for $2.925 million dollars. Murphy, 27, had been seeking $3.4 million while the Mets countered with a $2.55 million offer. In his first full season as the Mets second baseman, Murphy batted .291/.332/.403 with six […]

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How Does Michael Bourn Play Into The Mets Endgame?

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
How Does Michael Bourn Play Into The Mets Endgame?

The Mets community is having a field day with Michael Bourn these days. I figured I might as well chime in too. First, let’s establish the basics: The Mets will (most likely) lose the 11th pick in the 2013 first-year player draft if they sign Bourn. Michael Bourn is a Scott Boras client. If the […]

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Raissman: Bobby V. Coming To SNY?

An article by posted on January 26, 2013 0 Comments
Raissman: Bobby V. Coming To SNY?

Is Bobby Valentine about to bring his high-wire act to the Mets Pregame show on SNY this season? That’s what some sources are telling Bob Raissman of the Daily News. MLB sources say SportsNet New York brass has reached out to Valentine to discuss a possible studio role on Mets telecasts. Valentine, who managed the Mets (1996-2002), […]

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Will The Mets Cap Matt Harvey’s Innings Again In 2013?

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
Will The Mets Cap Matt Harvey’s Innings Again In 2013?

Sports Illustrated released a list on Tuesday about a baseball phenomenon called the “Year-After Effect.” It’s been also referred to by the more widely known “Verducci Effect”, named after the SI journalist. But it was actually based on principles and protocols established by Rick Peterson, the former pitching coach, who was at Oakland at the […]

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Who Will The Mets Get To Fill The Rotation?

An article by posted on January 22, 2013 0 Comments
Who Will The Mets Get To Fill The Rotation?

The Mets have had two things on their agenda this offseason. One of them is acquiring one more rotation arm on a one-year contract. Right now, the Mets starting rotation looks something like this: Johan Santana, Jonathon Niese, Matt Harvey, and Dillon Gee. The Mets’ goal is to get one more short-term pitcher until they […]

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Mets Re-Sign Pedro Feliciano To Minors Deal

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments

The New York Mets announced this morning that they have signed former Met Pedro Feliciano to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Here on MMO last week, we brought up the idea of the Mets bringing back Feliciano. The 36-year old Feliciano led the majors in games pitched from 2008-2010 making 266 appearances […]

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Mets Announce 2013 Minor League Coaching Staffs

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce 2013 Minor League Coaching Staffs

Wally Backman will return as manager for the Mets Triple-A affiliate for the 2013 season. Backman will begin his first season as manager of Las Vegas and was named the 22nd manager in the history of the Las Vegas franchise. The coaching staff will include Randy St. Claire as pitching coach and George Greer will return for his second season […]

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Ike Davis Agrees To One Year, $3.1 Million Contract

An article by posted on January 19, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Agrees To One Year, $3.1 Million Contract

Updated 1/19 The Mets and Ike Davis have agreed to a one-year, $3.125 million contract, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Okay Murph, you’re next… Updated 1/18 According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy have filed for arbitration. Davis is seeking $3.7 million, and the Mets have countered […]

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Alderson Sets Things Straight, Focused On Winning In 2013

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Sets Things Straight, Focused On Winning In 2013

Two days ago we had a post that was contrasting the difference between what the Washington Nationals are doing and what the Mets are doing. As luck would have it, here is a quote from GM Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN today. that happened to address the same issue. […]

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