Mets News & Notes

Meanwhile In The Dickey Camp…

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
Meanwhile In The Dickey Camp…

R.A. Dickey told reporters this morning that he is surprised by how slow negotiations have gone on a contract extension, and expressed disappointment with the slow pace. He is no longer sure they’re far enough along to determine if talks are going in the right direction. Dickey said the Mets have made a formal offer and he […]

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Mets Acquire Infielder Brandon Hicks From Oakland For Cash

An article by posted on November 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Acquire Infielder Brandon Hicks From Oakland For Cash

The Mets announced that they have acquired infielder Brandon Hicks from the Oakland A’s for cash considerations. Hicks, 27, hit .172 with three home runs and seven RBI in 64 at-bats over 22 games with the A’s last season. He also batted .244 with 18 homers and 61 RBIs in 328 at-bats with Triple-A Sacramento. […]

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Jeff Wilpon Addresses Wright and Dickey Negotiations

An article by posted on November 20, 2012 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Addresses Wright and Dickey Negotiations

Jeff Wilpon responded to a report in the New York Post and told reporters that he is more optimistic now than a month ago that the Mets can get new deals done with David Wright and R.A. Dickey. He is encouraged more and more as the process moves along because there’s been back and forth conversations, […]

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Sandy Alderson And His Legacy Of Diminished Expectations

An article by posted on November 18, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson And His Legacy Of Diminished Expectations

Who can forget where we were and what we were doing on December 16, 2004? (Ok, I admit it. I didn’t know the exact date either). It was a huge day for us fans. After finishing 25 GB and under .500 for the 3rd straight year, Omar Minaya made not only a bold move but […]

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Son Of Bernie Madoff’s Accountant Commits Suicide

An article by posted on November 18, 2012 0 Comments
Son Of Bernie Madoff’s Accountant Commits Suicide

The son of Bernard Madoff’s longtime accountant, Dave Friehling, has committed suicide in central Ohio, authorities have reported. Jeremy Friehling, 23, was found dead at his apartment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday in Columbus, where he was a second-year student at Ohio State’s medical school, police there said. He himself pleaded guilty to securities […]

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Signing Wright Is Proof Positive That Alderson Is Doing The Will Of The Fans

An article by posted on November 14, 2012 0 Comments
Signing Wright Is Proof Positive That Alderson Is Doing The Will Of The Fans

Thoughts from Joe D. One of my predictions after the season ended was that the Mets would make signing David Wright a top priority and actually mean it unlike what they said about Jose Reyes. From day one, the way they have handled Wright has been completely different than Reyes. The most obvious sign was […]

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Rob Johnson Signs With Cardinals, Gets Spring Training Invite

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
Rob Johnson Signs With Cardinals, Gets Spring Training Invite

Rob Johnson, who appeared in 17 games for the Mets last season, has signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. Johnson also received an invite to major league camp. Johnson, 29, finished the season on the DL with a torn ligament in his left thumb, which did not require surgery. He batted […]

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Mets Might Bring Back Andres Torres

An article by posted on November 11, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Might Bring Back Andres Torres

A source has told Dan Martin of the New York Post that the Mets may very well bring back center fielder Andres Torres for another season. A second straight brutal season at the plate likely means the Mets will non-tender Andres Torres, but the team has not ruled out the possibility of bringing back the center fielder, according […]

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David Cone to Guest Bartend at Foley’s to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

An article by posted on November 10, 2012 0 Comments
David Cone to Guest Bartend at Foley’s to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Five Time All-Star “Pitches In” to Aid New Yorkers in Need During his 17-year major league career, David Cone took the mound in big spots for the Mets, Yankees and three other teams. However, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, he’ll be “pitching in” to help New York area residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The popular […]

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The High Cost Of Catching

An article by posted on November 10, 2012 0 Comments
The High Cost Of Catching

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that while the Mets and Red Sox had not engaged in discussions about catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, he ponders whether the two would match up for a deal now that they have signed free agent catcher David Ross. It’s not a bad idea, but Ken Rosenthal reports that the […]

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