Mets News & Notes

The Nickel and Dime Image of the Mets

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Nickel and Dime Image of the Mets

In an article that was very critical of the Mets, Barry Federovitch fired several shots across the bow of the franchise with his point being that the Mets continue to come up short on and off the field. The nickel-and-dime image of the Mets hasn’t completely gone away, and with the Yankees spending as much as […]

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How Punxsutawney Phil Predicts the Mets Season

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
How Punxsutawney Phil Predicts the Mets Season

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, which means we are in for a Long Winter… But what does that mean for the Mets? Unfortunately, it’s not a good sign. Since 1962, Phil’s predictions of Long Winters have by and large not boded well for the Orange and Blue. 2014 marks the 41st time the world […]

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Emilio Bonifacio? No Thanks…

An article by posted on February 1, 2014 0 Comments
Emilio Bonifacio? No Thanks…

After the Royals officially announced that they re-signed veteran left-hander Bruce Chen, they curiously added that they designated infielder Emilio Bonifacio for assignment in order to make room for him on the 40-man roster. I say curious not because I think he’s a solid player, but because the Royals could have non-tendered him long ago, […]

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Mets’ Prospects of The Early Years: Dick Selma, RHP

An article by posted on February 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ Prospects of The Early Years: Dick Selma, RHP

Dick Selma was probably considered the Mets’ top pitching prospect from the day he signed a $20,000 bonus contract in early 1963. The small (5’11, 160 lbs.) but hard-throwing righthander out of Fresno, California was assigned to Salinas of the California League in 1963 where he led the league in strikeouts and ERA and was […]

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Mets Sign 1B Matt Clark To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 1B Matt Clark To Minor League Contract

The Mets announced they have signed first baseman Matt Clark to a minor league contract and have invited him to big league camp. A career minor leaguer, Clark played for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan last season and batted .238 with 25 home runs, 70 RBI, and a .785 OPS. Clark, 27, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in […]

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New $250M Loan Puts Mets Owners On Easy Street

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
New $250M Loan Puts Mets Owners On Easy Street

The Mets’ owners appear to be on the verge of finally putting the team’s financial problems behind them, according to a report in the New York Post. Cash-strapped Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, who faced perhaps an insurmountable spring principal payment on their $250 million loan, are close to refinancing the note, sources said. “This will […]

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Mets Could Still Sign Veteran Reliever To Low Base Salary

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Could Still Sign Veteran Reliever To Low Base Salary

The Mets are not close to adding any veteran help to the bullpen, writes Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. However, a source told Adam Rubin that the team could acquire a veteran relief pitcher, although it will likely be for a low-base salary, according to a source. In a phone interview with Sandy Alderson on Wednesday, […]

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Keith Law: Mets Top 10 Prospect Ranking

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Top 10 Prospect Ranking

Completing his 2014 Top Prospects features, Keith Law of ESPN released his Mets Top 10 Ranking as follows (Top 100 in parenthesis): 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP (24) 2. Travis d’Arnaud, C (36) 3. Dominic Smith, 1B (37) 4. Rafael Montero, RHP (60) 5. Brandon Nimmo, OF (92) 6. Kevin Plawecki, C 7. Dilson Herrera, 2B […]

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Mets Outfield Looks Like A Confusing Hodgepodge

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Outfield Looks Like A Confusing Hodgepodge

After a harrowing three days at the VA Hospital dealing with a heart issue, it sure feels good to be home again. I always knew we had a great team at MMO, but I didn’t know how good until I fell off the grid and they all stepped up to keep things here running smoothly. […]

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Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

Quick confession. I am not going to try and hide my biases simply to preserve some sense of false objectivity. After all, I’m not a journalist. Outside of lying or fabricating data, I have no such pristine burden. What follows are merely opinions, extrapolations, ideas, personal conclusions. I was, however, determined to keep an open […]

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