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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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R.A. Dickey Grateful For The Wilpon’s Generous Donation, Understood Their Concern

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey Grateful For The Wilpon’s Generous Donation, Understood Their Concern

R.A. Dickey is back from his climb up Mount Kilimanjaro and there’s a great article in the NY Times today that is well worth reading. Dickey said the group surpassed their goal of $100,000 with the help of a gift from Jeff Wilpon, the chief operating officer of the Mets. Before the climb, Wilpon and the Mets […]

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Terry Collins’ Twitter Recap

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
Terry Collins’ Twitter Recap

Terry Collins did an outstanding job today answering questions from Mets fans on Twitter. Here are some of the highlights: Are you worried Wright trade rumors could distract him & the team? David Wright is a true professional – he understands that rumors are part of the business. With so many new faces in the […]

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Daniel Murphy To Receive Rising Star Award At Thurman Munson Dinner

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy To Receive Rising Star Award At Thurman Munson Dinner

New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy will receive the inaugural “Thurman Rising Star Award” at the 32nd Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner on Tuesday night, January 31, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, it was announced today by AHRC New York City Foundation. Murphy will be cited for his perseverance in returning from injury […]

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Gary Carter In Grave Condition

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments

Gary Carter’s fight with brain cancer has turned from brave to extremely grave. On Thursday, Carter’s family received a phone call from the doctors at Duke University who have been treating the Mets Hall of Fame catcher informing them that the most recent MRI revealed “several new spots/tumors on his brain,” Carter’s daughter, Kimmy Bloomers, wrote […]

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Gotham Baseball Winter Issue Is Here!

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments

My good buddy Mark Healey, who does an incredible job running Baseball Digest, together with Joseph Lara, have just released the latest edition of Gotham Baseball magazine. The issue is packed with great articles ranging from the aftermath of Jose Reyes leaving to the impending return of Mets ace Johan Santana and a wide variety […]

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Mets Invite Matt Harvey and Matt den Dekker To Major League Camp

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Invite Matt Harvey and Matt den Dekker To Major League Camp

   The Mets have invited RHP Matt Harvey and CF Matt den Dekker to Mets spring training camp in Port St. Lucie. Adam Rubin also added that Zack Wheeler, who was aquired in the Carlos Beltran trade, was not extended an invitation. Harvey has been considered the more polished of the two and is said to be 1-2 years […]

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