Mets News & Notes

Latest Mets Disconnect: Campaign To Elect David Wright As #FaceOfMLB

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Latest Mets Disconnect: Campaign To Elect David Wright As #FaceOfMLB

This fast-dwindling off-season was supposed to be the door to the Promised Land for Mets fans in the Alderson Era. This was the time, we were told, when all the bad old contracts would be off the books, when the Mets would be major players in the free agent market, when talent would matter more […]

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Summary Of Terry Collins Press Conference

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Summary Of Terry Collins Press Conference

Terry Collins held his first press conference on the Spring on Friday at Tradition Field. Nothing new really, just Terry being Terry. Here’a rundown of what he had to say… Regarding incumbent shortstop Ruben Tejada, Collins said he has rededicated himself. “He’s ready to show people he’s the starting shortstop.” However, Collins insisted that he has […]

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Mets Still Considering A Run At Nelson Cruz… Good Idea?

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Still Considering A Run At Nelson Cruz… Good Idea?

Andy Martino of the Daily News says there is still lingering talk that the Mets are considering a run at free agent Nelson Cruz. I guess if the Mets could get a REAL bargain, his power could could make sense. But given what Sandy Alderson said yesterday at being at the cusp of his payroll […]

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Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

While the Mets plethora of pitching prospects often receives the most attention, they have some talented offensive players in the minors as well. In an excellent article for the New York Post, Fred Kerber spoke with Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki– two young hitters about to enter their first big league camp. Nimmo, the 13th pick in the 2011 […]

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Wright Says Mets Will Be Better Than Last Opening Day

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Says Mets Will Be Better Than Last Opening Day

David Wright met with reporters at St. Lucie today. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York did a nice job of summarizing everything, but I’m just going to focus on his comments on the Mets’ offseason and spending. Wright refused to condemn the Mets’ payroll, which Sandy Alderson estimated is at $87 million of $88 million […]

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Alderson Denies the Mets Were Under Any Payroll Constraints

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Alderson Denies the Mets Were Under Any Payroll Constraints

Sandy Alderson denied an earlier report by the New York Post that the Mets had payroll restrictions imposed on the team by the Bank of America, he told reporters today in St. Lucie today. “If you’re referring to banks or owners or other interested parties, I think the answer clearly is no. There are no constraints on […]

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Mets Announce Howie Rose and Josh Lewin To Return As Radio Team

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce Howie Rose and Josh Lewin To Return As Radio Team

The New York Mets and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced Howie Rose and Josh Lewin will return as the radio voices for Mets games broadcast on 710 WOR, the new radio home of the Mets. SiriusXM baseball host Casey Stern is the leading — and probably likely — candidate to replace Ed Coleman […]

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Lannan Is Pitching Unrestricted, Looks Forward To Competing

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Lannan Is Pitching Unrestricted, Looks Forward To Competing

John Lannan will not go into the fifth-starter competition hamstrung, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The left-hander, who underwent season-ending surgery last August to repair a large tear in the tendon in his quadriceps, was cleared to work out unrestricted in January and is already throwing off a mound in camp. “I’ve been working without […]

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Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

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Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

The Mets announced that they have signed free-agent reliever Jose Valverde to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Jon Heyman reports that he can earn $1 million if he makes the team. Valverde, who turns 36 next month, has recorded 286 saves during his 11-year career. After a successful run with the Detroit […]

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The Ultimate Game of Free Agent Chicken

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The Ultimate Game of Free Agent Chicken

Spring training is almost upon us, and while the biggest names in this year’s free agent class have already been snapped up, there are quite a few significant players that have yet to sign and are engaged in a giant game of Free Agent Chicken. When it comes to the teams, the players, or the […]

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