Mets News & Notes

Number Seven, Is Number One

An article by posted on May 27, 2011 0 Comments
Number Seven, Is Number One

MetsBlog informs us that last night, Jose Reyes passed Darryl Strawberry and David Wright to rank first on the team’s all-time Runs Scored list with 664. Reyes also needs two more hits to pass Cleon Jones for second place on the Mets all-time leaders in base hits with 1,189. Eddie Kranepool, who has 1,418 base hits is the […]

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Francisco Rodriguez Is An Elite Closer Again

An article by posted on May 27, 2011 0 Comments

K-Rod is on fire! Fracisco Rodriguez tossed 0.2 scoreless innings yesterday at Chicago to extended his scoreless inning streak to 19.2 innings, the longest active streak in the majors. Rodriguez has converted 15 straight save chances, his longest such stretch since saving 16 straight to start the 2009 season. Rodriguez is second in the majors with […]

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Mets Activate Angel Pagan, Callup RHP Dale Thayer, F-Mart and Misch Out

An article by posted on May 27, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced the team has reinstated outfielder Angel Pagan from the 15-Day Disabled List and has selected the contract of righthanded pitcher Dale Thayer from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.  To make room on the active roster for Pagan and Thayer, the Mets have optioned outfielder Fernando Martinez to Buffalo […]

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Limp Dickey, Bullpen Collapses, Mets Lose 9-3

An article by posted on May 26, 2011 0 Comments
Limp Dickey, Bullpen Collapses, Mets Lose 9-3

R.A. Dickey left in the third inning with an injury and the Mets bullpen proceeded to allow nine runs in their 9-3 loss to the Cubs today Game Notes R.A. Dickey looked good or seemed to be pitching a great game, until the injury bug struck. While fielding a grounder, Dickey seemed to hurt his […]

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The Coming Fire Sale?

An article by posted on May 26, 2011 0 Comments

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is convinced the Mets are on the verge of a fire sale and that it could happen well ahead of the July Trade Deadline. “Think about it, he said. ”If you’re a manager, and your boss fears a potential operating loss of $70 million, dumping liabilities from the books would be […]

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Mets Announce David Einhorn As New Minority Owner

An article by posted on May 26, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Announce David Einhorn As New Minority Owner

The Mets have just announced that hedge fund manager David Einhorn, has invested $200 million in the team. “We are very excited about David joining our ownership group for several reasons,” said Fred Wilpon in a team press release.  “David’s investment immediately improves the franchise’s financial position.  Equally important, David’s intelligence, integrity and success in […]

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Einhorn In Negotiations To Buy Minority Share Of Mets

An article by posted on May 26, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets have agreed to sell less than 49 percent of the club for approximately $200 million to David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital Inc. according to ESPN’s Karl Ravech. The sale will not include a stake in SNY, the television network owned by the Mets, the sources said. Bloomberg and Sports Illustrated have […]

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Alderson Has Been Assured There’s Money For A Reyes Deal

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

GM Sandy Alderson said a $100 million budget is news, and he hasn’t spoken with owner Fred Wilpon about next season. Alderson anticipates a payroll between $100 million and $145 million. That’s a wide berth, and the spectrum ranges from being able to compete to being a bottom feeder. When he took the job, Alderson […]

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Mets Player Updates On Ike Davis, Johan Santana, Angel Pagan

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

Angel Pagan is close to returning and manager Terry Collins expects him to be activated from the disabled list in time for the start of the weekend series against Philadelphia on Friday. Pagan, who is recovering from an oblique strain, went 1-for-3 in a rehab game for St. Lucie on Monday, and is expected to play for Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday and […]

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Not Again…Bay Leaves Game With Calf Injury

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

Left fielder Jason Bay left tonight’s game against the Cubs in the seventh inniing with a stiff right calf. Bay was replaced by Fernando Martinez and while It was unclear when the injury occurred, he pulled because the weather in Chicago was very cold and it was a lop-sided game. Apparently, Bay told manager Terry Collins about the problem before […]

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