Mets News & Notes

Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

After the Yoenis Cespedes press conference at Citi Field on Wednesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson fielded a couple of questions from reporters about the team, payroll and even something near and dear to all of our hearts – extension deals for some of our young pitchers. Sandy Alderson said it’s possible that extension talks for […]

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Yoenis Cespedes: Me and My Teammates Have Unfinished Business To Take Care Of

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes: Me and My Teammates Have Unfinished Business To Take Care Of

Yoenis Cespedes was officially introduced to the media in a press conference held on Wednesday at Citi Field. After a brief introduction by general manager Sandy Alderson, Cespedes answered questions through interpreter Melissa Rodriguez. “I know this team has everything it needs to continue on what we started last year. Now that it’s official, I can […]

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Message From Vic Black: Thank You, New York

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Message From Vic Black: Thank You, New York

Thank You New York, by Vic Black As some of you may have gathered my time with the New York Mets is at its end. I didn’t play for 10 years nor was I an All-star or contributor to last seasons amazing run BUT I’ll never forget my time playing for the greatest fans/city in […]

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Backman and Viola Will Return As Triple-A Manager, Pitching Coach

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Backman and Viola Will Return As Triple-A Manager, Pitching Coach

Wally Backman and Frank Viola will both remain with the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York first reported. The Las Vegas 51s confirmed the report with an official announcement on Tuesday. “I’m excited to return to Las Vegas for my fourth season,” Backman said. “I enjoy working with everyone in […]

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Mets trade Darrell Ceciliani to Blue Jays

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mets trade Darrell Ceciliani to Blue Jays

The Mets have traded OF Darrell Ceciliani to the Toronto Blue Jays, the clubs have confirmed. Ceciliani hit .206 in 68 at-bats last season. He started 13 games in the early part of the season, having a couple nice moments but mostly struggling before being sent back to the minors when the Mets upgraded their […]

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Look Who’s Holding Up The Rear

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Look Who’s Holding Up The Rear

I couldn’t help but share this chart from MLB Trade Rumors which essentially summarizes all the activity of this current Hot Stove Season as it pertains to Guaranteed Spending, Number of Players Signed and Average Annual Value. May I direct your attention to that team all the way at the bottom of the list… Namely […]

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Thoughts On Zack Wheeler and His Evolution

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Thoughts On Zack Wheeler and His Evolution

In an exclusive interview with rehabbing Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post covered a variety of issues that go beyond the typical reports we’ve been getting on the former top pitching prospect in baseball. It’s not the usual mundane “Wheeler feels great” blah, blah, blah, push the “publish” button, mission accomplished […]

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MMO Mailbag: Sorry To Disappoint You

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Sorry To Disappoint You

Morgan writes… I think you were way to quick to say you were “moving on” from the Mets payroll discussion just based on a one-year deal to Yoenis Cespedes, which quite frankly they were forced to do to prevent rioting at Citi Field if he had signed with the Washington Nationals. For someone I admired […]

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Carlos Torres Clears Waivers, Elects Free Agency

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
Carlos Torres Clears Waivers, Elects Free Agency

Reliever Carlos Torres has cleared waivers and has elected free agency rather than accepting an assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets tried and failed to trade Torres before being placed on waivers Friday. He was due to earn $1.05 million in 2016. And so ends the Mets journey of Carlos Torres…  <sniff, sniff> Fare thee well…. January 28 […]

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How Good Is Mets Pitching Coach Dan Warthen

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
How Good Is Mets Pitching Coach Dan Warthen

Back in the 90′s when the Atlanta Braves had a historically dominant rotation that included Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, and John Smoltz, pitching coach Leo Mazzone was hailed as a genius. When he went to the Baltimore Orioles, not so much. Rick Peterson was also lauded for his work with an A’s rotation comprised of Tim […]

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