Mets News & Notes

Paulino and Baxter Cut By The Mets

An article by posted on December 13, 2011 0 Comments
Paulino and Baxter Cut By The Mets

Last night, the Mets non-tendered catcher Ronny Paulino and outfielder Mike Baxter essentially making them free agents. The team’s 40-man roster now stands at 38. Mike Pelfrey, Manny Acosta, Ramon Ramirez and Andres Torres were each tendered contracts and offered salary arbitration. The team has yet to officially announce the signings of Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco, both of whom will need to be added to the 40-man […]

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Mets Struggling for Cash, Borrow Another $40 Million

An article by posted on December 12, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Struggling for Cash, Borrow Another $40 Million

According to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, the Mets recently borrowed another $40 million dollars as a “bridge loan” meant to keep the team afloat as they try to raise money through the sale of minority shares in the team. People familiar with the team’s situation have said the owners had firm commitments from at […]

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Mets Sign A Couple Of Minor Leaguers, Claim Pirates RHP Off Waivers

An article by posted on December 12, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign A Couple Of Minor Leaguers, Claim Pirates RHP Off Waivers

The Mets have signed left-handed pitcher Garrett Olson and catcher Lucas May to minor league contracts and claimed right-hander Jeremy Hefner off waivers from Pittsburgh. Mets.com has the 411 on them: Hefner, 25, posted a 9-7 record and a 4.98 ERA for San Diego’s Triple-A Tucson affiliate last season, ranking sixth in the Pacific Coast […]

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Tom Seaver To Appear On Studio 42 with Bob Costas

An article by posted on December 11, 2011 0 Comments

Hall of Famer and three-time Cy Young Award winner Tom Seaver discusses his legendary 20-year career in a new episode of MLB Network’s Studio 42 with Bob Costas: Monday, December 12 at 9:00 PM ET Seaver comments on being part of the 1969 World Champion New York Mets and his contract dispute with former Mets’ owner M. Donald Grant prior to being […]

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2012 Mets Offseason Score Sheet

An article by posted on December 11, 2011 0 Comments
2012 Mets Offseason Score Sheet

Here is an update to our 2012 Mets Offseason Score Sheet… Mets Guaranteed Contracts Johan Santana: 2012 – $24 million, 2013 – $25.5 million, 2014 – $25 million club option ($5.5M buyout) Jason Bay: 2012 – $16 million, 2013 – $16 million, 2014 – $17 million vesting option ($3M buyout) David Wright: 2012 – $15 million, 2013 – […]

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Don’t Kid Yourself, Alderson’s Taking A Page From Beane’s 2012 Playbook

An article by posted on December 10, 2011 0 Comments
Don’t Kid Yourself, Alderson’s Taking A Page From Beane’s 2012 Playbook

According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Daniel Murphy is the one player on the Mets that the Dodgers tried to trade for at the Winter Meetings, according to a baseball source, and they might make another run at him. Murphy was the unnamed player general manager Ned Colletti referred to when he said he might be able […]

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Wright Weighs In On Reyes

An article by posted on December 9, 2011 0 Comments
Wright Weighs In On Reyes

David Wright has issued the following statement regarding Jose Reyes: “Jose’s a great friend and a great player. While I will miss him as a friend and teammate, I’m glad he was able to get the contract that he earned and deserved. I truly wish him all the best in Miami. I have trust and faith […]

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Sandy Alderson Is Now The Face Of The Franchise

An article by posted on December 9, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Is Now The Face Of The Franchise

Here are some blogger’s and journalist’s reactions to the Jose Reyes saga. None are as rosy as the reactions I saw posted somewhere else the other day, so I thought I’d bring some balance to the Force. What follows is a perplexing thought that slapped me in the face this morning. Bob Klapisch, The Record […]

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Mets Notes: Parnell On The Trade Block?, Interest In Pudge, Theriot

An article by posted on December 9, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Parnell On The Trade Block?, Interest In Pudge, Theriot

Here are the latest Mets Notes following the close of the 2011 Winter Meetings: Mets Considered Trading Bobby Parnell: According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, the Mets were contemplating trading 27-year old fireballer Bobby Parnell to an unknown team for a starting position player. Rubin said that Mets officials were “weighing the merits of the deal […]

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Mets Lose Three In Rule 5 And Make No Selections

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Lose Three In Rule 5 And Make No Selections

The Mets’ “Accumulation Mode” took a small hit today and they lost three unprotected prospects in the Rule 5 Draft today while selecting none for themselves. The Houston Astros had the first overall pick and they used it to take the Mets right-hander Rhiner Cruz – a hard-throwing reliever whose fastball has been clocked in the […]

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