Mets News & Notes

Mets Had The 27th Best Offseason Ahead of A’s, Padres, Astros

An article by posted on January 29, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Had The 27th Best Offseason Ahead of A’s, Padres, Astros

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, ranked which teams had the best offseason and had the Angels ranked first followed by the Yankees, Rangers, Cardinals and Tigers rounding out the top five. The Mets were ranked 27th. 27. METS – They lost their most exciting player (Reyes) and their best hitter (Beltran), so established players […]

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Mets Could Have Largest Payroll Cut in MLB History

An article by posted on January 28, 2012 0 Comments

Over at ESPN Adam Rubin points out that as of right now it appears as if the Mets will cut more money in one off season than any time in history saying, the Mets appear poised to have the biggest one-year payroll drop in MLB history — roughly $52 million. That would surpass the former […]

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Mets Sign Matt Tuiasosopo to Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sign Matt Tuiasosopo to Minor League Deal

Last minute deals: Twins sign LHP Luke French, Mets ink 3B Matt Tuiasosopo & Blue Jays sign RHP Tim Redding, LHP Bill Murphy to minors deals — Matt Eddy (@eddymk) January 27, 2012 Tuiasosopo hit just .226/.341/.394 in Triple-A Tacoma last year 14 homeruns and 77 RBI in 526 at-bats. Over eight seasons in the minors […]

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Phillies Sign Pierre, Mets Looking For LH Outfielder, Bay 2014 Option Is In Play

An article by posted on January 27, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Sign Pierre, Mets Looking For LH Outfielder, Bay 2014 Option Is In Play

The Phillies have announced that they have signed free agent outfielder Juan Pierre to a minor league contract and it includes an invitation to Spring Training. Pierre, 34, spent the 2011 season with the White Sox and batted .279 with 27 stolen bases while playing everyday in left field. Yesterday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reported that the New […]

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Mets File Motion To Dismiss Picard Lawsuit

An article by posted on January 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mets File Motion To Dismiss Picard Lawsuit

Michael O’Keefe and Teri Thompson of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets filed a motion on late Thursday to have the case against them tossed for lack of evidence by Picard. After U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff dismissed most of the counts in Irving Picard’s $1 billion lawsuit against the owners of the Mets in […]

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Wheeler, Harvey, Familia Among MLB’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on January 27, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler, Harvey, Familia Among MLB’s Top 100 Prospects

  Jonathan Mayo of MiLB.com lists Zack Wheeler (#28), Matt Harvey (#38), and Jeurys Familia (#90) among his 2012 Top 100 Prospects. Here are videos of all three Mets pitching prospects including comments Paul DePodesta made to Mayo Zack Wheeler Selected sixth overall by the Giants in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, Wheeler features what Mets […]

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Free Falling…

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments
Free Falling…

The largest one-year payroll slashing in Major League Baseball history might not belong to the then-Florida Marlins, whose offseason fire sale six years ago landed Carlos Delgado and Paul Lo Duca with the New York Mets and gutted the team’s payroll from $60 million to $15 million. The distinction, it turns out, soon may belong to the 2012 Mets. After […]

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Paul DePodesta on Moneyball, Oakland A’s, Rebuilding Mets Organization Into A Winner

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments

Mets Vice President of Amateur Scouting & Player Development, Paul DePodesta, was a guest this evening on MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential with host Brian Kenny. Among the topics discussed were his thoughts on the book and movie Moneyball, how he broke into the baseball business, his philosophy on advanced metrics and what him and the […]

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Zack Wheeler Q&A With MiLB.com

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Q&A With MiLB.com

Ashley Marshall of MiLB.com conducted an interview with Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler hos weighs in on a variety of topics ranging from when he was drafted to his mechanics. Here is a small sampling of the Q&A and I encourage you to check out the entire interview here. MiLB.com: Considering the work you’ve been […]

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Mets Could Bring Chris Young Back

An article by posted on January 24, 2012 0 Comments

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, confirmed that Mets GM Sandy Alderson would be interested in bringing back right-handed pitcher Chris Young under the right circumstances and most likely only on a minor league deal. Last month on a conference call with reporters, Alderson said he had recently met with Young in San Diego: “He’s the kind of guy we […]

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