Mets News & Notes

Mets Must Play Better In September

An article by posted on September 27, 2010 0 Comments

Going back to the 2007 season, the Philadelphia Phillies have always been able to really get it together and turn it on as a team in the month of September. Yes, the Mets choked both in ’07 and ’08, but if not for late surges in September by the Phillies, they could have made the post […]

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Playing Hard Versus Hardly Playing

An article by posted on September 27, 2010 0 Comments
Playing Hard Versus Hardly Playing

Wins and losses mean very little these days for the Mets since being mathematically eliminated last week. That said, I was stunned by how the team responded after Chase Utley’s dirty take-out slide of Ruben Tejada last night. What ever happened to pride and respect? Once again, the Mets shrunk in the face of adversity […]

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Mike Pelfrey Is Open To A Contract Extension

An article by posted on September 26, 2010 0 Comments

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Mike Pelfrey is open to a contract extension with the Mets.  “I would be interested,” Pelfrey said about the possibility of a contract extension. “They’d have to bring it up, but I’m sure we’ll explore it. I’m definitely open to it.” Pelfrey is still under Mets control until 2014 and is arbitration […]

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Oliver Perez Situation May Reveal If A New GM Leads To Actual Change

An article by posted on September 25, 2010 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that Oliver Perez has asked the Mets for permission to play winter ball in Mexico and that the front office is discussing the idea. The Mets will likely allow Perez to play, a source said, but are looking into the legal ramifications. When a veteran with a long-term […]

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Jon Daniels Staying Put As Rangers GM

An article by posted on September 25, 2010 0 Comments

On Friday I posted via Twitter that Jon Daniels will be staying put as the general manager of the Texas Rangers. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/MetsMerized/status/25425494372[/tweeted] That information came from two people I spoke to who were close to Daniels. They told me he was looking forward to working for Nolan Ryan, was proud of what they have built […]

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Can’t See Kasten Having Interest In Mets GM Job

An article by posted on September 24, 2010 0 Comments

Stan Kasten resigned this morning as the President of the Washington Nationals. It didn’t come as a surprise as many believed this season would be his last with the Nats. Kasten gained prominence and notoriety when he became President of the Atlanta Braves in 1986 and presided over a tremendous run from 1987 to 2003, in […]

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Crawford, Lee, Werth Head Upcoming Free Agent Crop

An article by posted on September 24, 2010 0 Comments

 Jon Heyman of SI.com ranks the best available free agents.in this offseason’s crop. He also includes projected contract details for each of them from baseball executives and player agents.  1. Crawford, Rays OF. A terrific all-around player who’s batting .305 with 15 home runs, 82 RBIs and 44 stolen bases and is at 29 is in […]

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A Brave New World?

An article by posted on September 24, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday John Heyman of SI reported that Stan Kasten resigned as President of the Washington Nationals. Kasten along with John Schuerholz and Bobby Cox were hired by Ted Turner and in the late 80’s began to rebuild the Atlanta Braves, turning it into the franchise which from 1991 to 2005 won an unprecedented 14 consecutive […]

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Joe Torre Apologizes, Officially Closes Door On Mets

An article by posted on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 10:30 PM From ESPN NY, more comments from Joe Torre. “I apologize. He is right that I shouldn’t have said that, and I don’t think I did. Somebody asked me if I would take a call from Fred Wilpon. I have known Fred Wilpon forever. I won’t be managing the Mets, and I thought I […]

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Torre Hoping Mets Will Call Him

An article by posted on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Joe Torre angle isn’t going away. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/Ian_OConnor/status/25060381787[/tweeted] Additionally, Joe Torre was a guest on WFAN on Monday, and really sounded like someone who wanted to manage in New York again, “I have not had contact with anybody,” Torre said when specifically asked about the idea of him managing the Mets. “I am curious. When the season […]

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