Mets News & Notes

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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Mets Seeking A Four-Month Extension To Repay MLB Loan

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Seeking A Four-Month Extension To Repay MLB Loan

Josh Kosman and Kaja Whitehouse of the NY Post and FOX Sports, have been covering the ongoing Madoff/Wilpon/Picard storyline since it’s inception and today they are reporting that the extension the Mets are trying to work out for paying back the $25 million dollar emergency loan from MLB, is actually a 4-month extension. “The Mets […]

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Selig Helped Wilpons Break The Einhorn Deal

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
Selig Helped Wilpons Break The Einhorn Deal

On Thursday, John Harper of the Daily News, reported that there is now “a level of pessimism among MLB people about whether the Wilpons are going to survive their financial problems.” An MLB official told Harper the it could be the banks, more so than MLB, that are likely to start squeezing the Wilpons, writing, “They’re sort […]

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Mets Sign Swingman Chuck James

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Swingman Chuck James

On Tuesday, general manager Sandy Alderson said he wanted to add some rotation depth as insurance in case Johan Santana isn’t ready to start the season. He followed through on that today as the Mets signed veteran left-handed swingman Chuck James to a minor-league contract. James received an invitation to major-league camp. James, 30, worked […]

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Sandy Alderson, The Multi-Tasker

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson, The Multi-Tasker

Remember back in early October when I first mentioned that Sandy Alderson may bid the Mets farewell after the 2012 season to take over for Bud Selig as commissioner of baseball? Remember when I told you a person who works at MLB told me that “the Mets are Sandy Alderson’s test”? Here’s something that may […]

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Done Deal – Mets Sign RHP Jon Rauch For $3.5 Million

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
Done Deal – Mets Sign RHP Jon Rauch For $3.5 Million

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed free agent righthanded pitcher Jon Rauch to a one-year contract. Rauch, 33, appeared in 53 games with the Toronto Blue Jays last season, finishing 5-4 with 11 saves. He compiled a 4.85 ERA (28 earned/52.0 innings) with 36 strikeouts and pitched 1.0 inning or more […]

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Johan Santana May Not Be Ready By Opening Day

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments

Last night during the Mets Holiday Party, Mets GM Sandy Alderson sounded less confident than he has in the past regarding starting pitcher, Johan Santana. “We do have some question marks, of course, with Santana being one of them,” general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday at the team’s annual Christmas party. “We think he’s going […]

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Alderson Speaks Out About Mets Financials, 2012, Wright, More…

An article by posted on December 13, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Speaks Out About Mets Financials, 2012, Wright, More…

Sandy Alderson, my god, appeared today on Fox Business to discuss a myriad of Mets financial and offseason issues. CLAMAN: Well, you say you’re in charge of looking at everything that’s on the field. David Wright’s on the field. Will you fight to keep him, at least? ALDERSON: Yes, I think David’s going to be with us […]

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Paulino and Baxter Cut By The Mets

An article by posted on December 13, 2011 0 Comments
Paulino and Baxter Cut By The Mets

Last night, the Mets non-tendered catcher Ronny Paulino and outfielder Mike Baxter essentially making them free agents. The team’s 40-man roster now stands at 38. Mike Pelfrey, Manny Acosta, Ramon Ramirez and Andres Torres were each tendered contracts and offered salary arbitration. The team has yet to officially announce the signings of Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco, both of whom will need to be added to the 40-man […]

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