Mets News & Notes

Paul DePodesta on Moneyball, Oakland A’s, Rebuilding Mets Organization Into A Winner

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments

Mets Vice President of Amateur Scouting & Player Development, Paul DePodesta, was a guest this evening on MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential with host Brian Kenny. Among the topics discussed were his thoughts on the book and movie Moneyball, how he broke into the baseball business, his philosophy on advanced metrics and what him and the […]

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Zack Wheeler Q&A With MiLB.com

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Q&A With MiLB.com

Ashley Marshall of MiLB.com conducted an interview with Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler hos weighs in on a variety of topics ranging from when he was drafted to his mechanics. Here is a small sampling of the Q&A and I encourage you to check out the entire interview here. MiLB.com: Considering the work you’ve been […]

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Mets Could Bring Chris Young Back

An article by posted on January 24, 2012 0 Comments

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, confirmed that Mets GM Sandy Alderson would be interested in bringing back right-handed pitcher Chris Young under the right circumstances and most likely only on a minor league deal. Last month on a conference call with reporters, Alderson said he had recently met with Young in San Diego: “He’s the kind of guy we […]

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Carlos Beltran To Receive Bart Giamatti Award For His Charitable Work

An article by posted on January 24, 2012 0 Comments

Former Met Carlos Beltran is attending the BAT Dinner in New York tonight to receive the Bart Giamatti Award for his charitable work. Here is a video of an interview he did with MLB’s Studio 3 before tonight’s festivities… Beltran will be wearing uniform No. 3 which came as a result of a majority vote […]

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Red Sox Agree To One-Year Deal With Cody Ross

An article by posted on January 23, 2012 0 Comments
Red Sox Agree To One-Year Deal With Cody Ross

The Red Sox have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent Cody Ross.  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported the signing and Gordon Edes of ESPN reports the deal is worth $3 million with built in performance incentives. The Mets pulled out of the running when it became apparent Ross wasn’t going to sign […]

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Why Not Move Jason Bay to RF?

An article by posted on January 23, 2012 0 Comments

Lucas Duda’s lack of defensive ability anywhere on the field has been a big cause for concern between many Mets fans, bloggers, and people in baseball. Many feel Duda is a bat without a position, so he is similar to Daniel Murphy except Duda shows even less general athleticism and doesn’t slot in well to […]

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1962 Mets Honored at BBWAA Awards Dinner

An article by posted on January 23, 2012 0 Comments
1962 Mets Honored at BBWAA Awards Dinner

Original 1962 Mets Jay Hook, Al Jackson and Frank Thomas were guest speakers at the BBWAA Awards Dinner on Saturday night. Jay Hook started and won the first game in Mets franchise history. On April 23, 1962, he pitched a five-hit 9–1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field, giving his team their first […]

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Mike Piazza: It’s Gotta Be The Mets, No Question!

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments

Cool video of Mike Piazza taken Last night during the Knicks game at the Garden. When asked what hat he wants to wear when elected to the Hall of Fame, he responded: “It’s gotta be the Mets. No question.” Piazza’s election should be secure. He is considered to be one of the most productive offensive catchers in […]

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Will Rockies Swap Eric Young Jr. For Justin Turner?

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments
Will Rockies Swap Eric Young Jr. For Justin Turner?

Thoughts from Joe D. The Rockies remain strongly interested in the Mets’ Justin Turner, writes Troy Renck this morning in his column for the Denver Post. The Rockies could still move Eric Young Jr. because of a crowded outfield situation with as many as four players competing for reserve spots, including Charlie Blackmon, Eric Young […]

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Not Sure Mets Have Dollars To Sign Jeff Francis

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
Not Sure Mets Have Dollars To Sign Jeff Francis

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, says the Mets are among four teams “keeping tabs” on LHP Jeff Francis. Francis, 31, went 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA 183 innings over 31 starts for the Royals last season. He allowed 224 hits while issuing 39 walks and striking out 91. It was the first time he had made more than 30 […]

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