Mets News & Notes

Alderson: Decision To Trade Wright Won’t Be Based On Mets Record

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: Decision To Trade Wright Won’t Be Based On Mets Record

MetsBlog posted this recap of Sandy Alderson’s comments to reporters this morning at Digital Domain Park. His decision to trade or keep David Wright this summer will not directly be tied to their record at that time – his 2013 option is a factor in his situation. If the team is contending towards the trade deadline, he […]

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New Court Filing Says Picard Lawsuit Built On Shaky Evidence

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
New Court Filing Says Picard Lawsuit Built On Shaky Evidence

Michael O’Keefe of the Daily News reported about some new documents filed by the Mets in Manhattan federal court on Thursday as they continue to push for a summary judgement to dismiss the suit by trustee Irving Picard, before it goes to trial on March 19. Mets lawyers are arguing that Picard has failed to […]

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Collins All Smiles After Santana Completes Bullpen Session

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Collins All Smiles After Santana Completes Bullpen Session

  Good news today as Mets ace Johan Santana threw 25 pitches during a brief bullpen session, his first work from a mound since an instructional league last Fall. The southpaw felt great afterwards and is scheduled to throw from a mound again on Tuesday. As he did last spring with Carlos Beltran, manager Terry […]

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Backman Introduced As Bisons’ New Manager, Will Wear No. 8 For Gary

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Backman Introduced As Bisons’ New Manager, Will Wear No. 8 For Gary

Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reported that new Bisons manager Wally Backman, will wear uniform No. 8 to honor former teammate Gary Carter who passed away yesterday. He made the announcement during a team cermenony where he was being formally introduced as Buffalo’s new skipper for the 2012 season. The longtime former Mets second baseman, […]

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Mets Waiting Until Piazza Is Selected To HOF Before Retiring His Number

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Waiting Until Piazza Is Selected To HOF Before Retiring His Number

David Lennon of Newsday tweeted that the Mets will wait to retire Piazza’s No. 31 until he is selected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Lennon also speculates that Piazza will get selected on the first ballot, and that he will go into the Hall wearing a Mets cap. ESPN’s Adam Rubin disagrees that Piazza […]

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Duda’s Defense In Right Will Be A Big Focus In Spring Training

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Duda’s Defense In Right Will Be A Big Focus In Spring Training

Andrew Keh of the NY Times says the Mets have replicated the new dimensions at Citi Field at the team’s spring training complex in Florida. Field 6, which was initially constructed with fences that mimicked the original shape of Citi Field, was altered this winter to match the stadium’s new design. So far, it has […]

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Mets To Scout Scott Kazmir

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Scout Scott Kazmir

The Mets planned to send a scout to a scheduled showcase in Houston for the team’s former top draft pick, Scott Kazmir, a club insider told the New York Daily News. Kazmir, 28, is trying to jump start his once-promising career and has scheduled a workout for Wednesday. The Mets drafted Kazmir in the first round of the […]

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Wright Hopeful For A Return To His Former Glory

An article by posted on February 15, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Hopeful For A Return To His Former Glory

Nice article by Dan Martin of the Post who writes that Mets third baseman David Wright would like to avoid many of the things that happened to him last year, and that the broken back that limited him to 104 games and a .254 average last season, now feels good. “My back feels real good,” Wright […]

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METS LAUNCH “50 DAYS TO 50” PROMOTION ON TWITTER

An article by posted on February 15, 2012 0 Comments
METS LAUNCH “50 DAYS TO 50” PROMOTION ON TWITTER

“50 DAYS TO 50” TWITTER CONTEST TO CELEBRATE START OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON  Tickets, Autographed Memorabilia, Unique Experiences Among 50 Prizes For Fans Every Day Through Opening Day, April 5  The New York Mets today announced the launch of “50 Days to 50” on Twitter to celebrate the franchise’s 50thAnniversary season.  Tickets, autographed memorabilia and unique […]

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Selig Believes Wilpon Will Get Back On Track

An article by posted on February 15, 2012 0 Comments
Selig Believes Wilpon Will Get Back On Track

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports gives his take on the state of the Wilpons as they head toward their March 19 trial date for the clawback suit from the trustree Irving Picard. Selig is betting that the Mets’ picture will become clearer over the next several months, says Rosenthal, and Selig  may be proved correct. […]

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