Mets News & Notes

Mets Interested In Ryan Theriot

An article by posted on December 29, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Interested In Ryan Theriot

The Mets are among three teams including the Braves and Rays who are among those interested in free agent infielder Ryan Theriot, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. According to MLBTR, the Reds and Rockies are also said to have interest in the infielder Theriot, 32, batted .271/.321/.342 in 132 games last season for the Cardinals. In 483 plate appearances he […]

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John Sickels: New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2012

An article by posted on December 27, 2011 0 Comments
John Sickels: New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2012

From the great John Sickels of Minor League Ball, here are your 2012 Top 20 Mets Prospects: 1) Matt Harvey, RHP, Grade B+: He can be a number two starter and someone to build around. Some evaluators see him more as a closer if his changeup remains erratic, but I’m cutting him some slack on that issue and […]

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Mounting Debt, Falling Revenues, Huge Concerns

An article by posted on December 24, 2011 0 Comments
Mounting Debt, Falling Revenues, Huge Concerns

Richard Sandomir of the NY Times writes that MLB is growing concerned with the Mets’ mounting debt and falling revenues. But the Mets worry Major League Baseball enough to be seen as a troubled franchise on a short tether. Their $430 million loan on the team is due in 2014. Their $25 million loan from […]

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Wright Staying Put? I Don’t Think So…

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Wright Staying Put? I Don’t Think So…

Rockies beat reporter Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, said via Twitter: “My understanding is that the Mets will hold on to David Wright until the Trade Deadline,” I’m not buying it one bit… As I felt and said all through the 2011 season – that the Mets would never re-sign Jose Reyes – I have that same […]

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Rangers Acquire Catcher Luis Martinez

An article by posted on December 21, 2011 0 Comments
Rangers Acquire Catcher Luis Martinez

The Texas Rangers have announced they have acquired catcher Luis Martinez from the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-hander Ryan Kelly. Original Post 12/19 According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets are interested in catcher Luis Martinez, who was designated for assignment by the Padres this past weekend. The 26-year-old right-handed hitting backstop batted […]

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Rockies Want Niese, Not Turner

An article by posted on December 21, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York spoke to a major league source who told him that the Mets have expressed interest in Colorado Rockies outfielder/second baseman Eric Young Jr. The source speculated that “sending Justin Turner to Colorado might get the potential deal done”. However, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports followed that up and later reported that […]

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Mets Announce They Will Eliminate St. Lucie Rookie Team

An article by posted on December 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Announce They Will Eliminate St. Lucie Rookie Team

According to the NY Post, the Mets will have one less minor league affiliate next season as they seek to cut costs. The team announced Tuesday it plans to eliminate its rookie team in St. Lucie of the Gulf Coast League. The Mets will have Rookie teams in Kingsport, Tenn., and in the Dominican Republic. […]

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The First Cut Is The Deepest

An article by posted on December 19, 2011 0 Comments
The First Cut Is The Deepest

Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal writes today, that while the Mets have operated like a typical big-market team for years, their payroll is shrinking to a degree that is almost unprecedented within the industry, at least in this millennium. General manager Sandy Alderson said recently that he expects the payroll for 2012 to […]

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Mets Officially Announce Frank Francisco Signing

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Frank Francisco Signing

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed free agent right-handed pitcher Frank Francisco to a two-year contract. Francisco, 32, went 1-4 with 17 saves and a 3.55 ERA (20 earned runs/50.2 innings) in 54 games with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. The 6-2, 250-pounder issued 18 walks and had 53 strikeouts. […]

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My Outrage Goes Beyond Baseball

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
My Outrage Goes Beyond Baseball

As most readers on MMO know, the Mets recently got a $40 million dollar bridge loan from Bank of America to help tide the team over until some of those $20 million dollar ownership stakes they’ve been peddling start to come through. For more on that, read my post “A Bridge To Nowhere” and catch yourself up. […]

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