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Mets Sign 1B Chris Garcia To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 1B Chris Garcia To Minor League Deal

Looks like the Mets just signed first baseman Chris Garcia to a minor league deal. Garcia, who you could follow at @ChrisGarcia2424, announced the news on Twitter. The 26-year old Brooklyn, New York native missed the entire 2013 season due to injury, but batted .285/.408/.431 in 411 AB with the Single-A affiliate of the Braves in […]

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Remembering Ralph Kiner

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Remembering Ralph Kiner

In this Aug. 14, 1982 photo, Willie Mays tries to get Ralph Kiner’s hat as the two Hall of Famers pose for pictures before the start of Old Timers Day game at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Harry Harris) “As one of baseball’s most prolific power hitters for a decade, Ralph struck fear into […]

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Mets Final Game Starting Pitchers: The 1960s

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Mets Final Game Starting Pitchers: The 1960s

A lot is made about who the Opening Day starting pitcher is going to be each new season. But who can guess or remember the names of the pitchers who have started the final game each season? Who are those Rodney Dangerfields of pitchers who get oftentimes get tabbed to pitch in what ends up […]

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Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

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Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart that I report the Mets announced that longtime broadcaster Ralph Kiner has passed away at the age of 91. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Along with his fourth wife, Ann, Ralph Kiner is survived by two sons, Michael and Scott, and a daughter, Kathryn Freeman, all […]

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2013 Organizational Review: Brooklyn Cyclones

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2013 Organizational Review: Brooklyn Cyclones

Normally, the lower levels on the minor leagues serve the purpose of developing young players fresh out of the June MLB draft and to get them accustomed to life in professional baseball. But for the Brooklyn Cyclones, making the playoffs has basically been a perennial feat. However, the 2013 summer short season ended without a […]

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Mets Are Locked and Loaded and Headed For PSL

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Mets Are Locked and Loaded and Headed For PSL

This might have been the longest offseason I can remember. Yes, all offseasons are basically the same in length, but this one just seems to go on and on. Maybe it was the daily Ike Davis trade rumors that never amounted to anything, only to be replaced by the Stephen Drew rumors that still wage […]

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Dodgers Sign Justin Turner To Minors Deal

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Dodgers Sign Justin Turner To Minors Deal

Justin Turner is heading to Los Angeles according to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. The Dodgers agreed to sign the former Met infielder to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. Turner, 28, batted .280/.319/.385 in 200 at-bats with two home runs, 20 runs scored and 16 RBI over 86 games for […]

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D’Arnaud Says He’s Ready, Now It’s Time To Prove It

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D’Arnaud Says He’s Ready, Now It’s Time To Prove It

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News says Travis d’Arnaud has quite an impressive resume. He was a first-round pick by the Phillies, and he’s twice been used as a trading chip for a Cy Young winner. He has all the glowing scouting reports and made all the blue-chip prospect lists. However, it’s time for him to go […]

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Dillon Gee Keeps Exceeding Expectations

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Dillon Gee Keeps Exceeding Expectations

  Adam Rubin posted a great article on Dillon Gee that I would encourage all of you to read. In it, Gee talks about a number of issues both on and off the field including his ordeal with the blocked artery that endangered his health and career. When asked to share his experience rehabbing from […]

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Baseball America: Mets Rank 13th in International Spending

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Baseball America: Mets Rank 13th in International Spending

Eloy Jimenez, of, Dominican Republic On Tuesday, Ben Sadler of Baseball America shared the estimates of what every major league team spent on international amateur players during the 2013 calendar year. Sadler explains the process: The time frame overlaps multiple signing periods, including the second half of the 2012-13 signing period in which Major League Baseball gave […]

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