Mets News & Notes

A Look Back At Minaya As He Readies To Interview For Angels GM Job

An article by posted on October 24, 2011 0 Comments
A Look Back At Minaya As He Readies To Interview For Angels GM Job

Good read by Marc Normandiny of Baseball Prospectus who looks back at how much things have changed in just one year since Omar Minaya was replaced. If you had to script an end to the Omar Minaya era in Queens, you couldn’t have outdone reality: Oliver Perez, the $12 million-a-year albatross in the Mets’ rotation, pitching for the […]

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Hot Stove Report: C.J. Wilson Will Get $75MM, Wainwright’s Option Picked Up, Reyes To Nats Rumors

An article by posted on October 22, 2011 0 Comments
Hot Stove Report: C.J. Wilson Will Get $75MM, Wainwright’s Option Picked Up, Reyes To Nats Rumors

C.J. Wilson According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, one GM said he envisioned a $75 million, five-year deal for Rangers ace C.J. Wilson. “He has been a bomb in this postseason, but the laws of supply and demand still help”, he writes. One GM suggested Wilson would do better with a non-playoff team because of his […]

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Mets Bid Iggy Sayonara

An article by posted on October 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Bid Iggy Sayonara

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have released reliever Ryota Igarashi says a major league source. Igarashi posted a disappointing 5.74 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 69/46 K/BB ratio over 69 innings in two seasons with the Mets after signing a two-year, $3 million deal to play for the team in 2010. Iggy bypasses the […]

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Doc Gooden Missed 1986 Parade Because He Was In A Cocaine Haze

An article by posted on October 20, 2011 0 Comments

Recently Doc Gooden sat down with ESPN E:60 to discuss his career and life around Baseball. In the interview Gooden admitted to being “too high” to make it to the 1986 World Championship parade in New York City. He discussed his addiction to Cocaine during the illustrious 86′ season as well as the “paranoia” that […]

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Hanley, Guillen Lobbying For Reyes?

An article by posted on October 19, 2011 0 Comments
Hanley, Guillen Lobbying For Reyes?

An interesting nugget from ESPN New York citing Juan C. Rodriguez of the Florida Sun-Sentinel: It looks like new Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen and shortstop Hanley Ramirez are both lobbying ownership to pursue Jose Reyes: Asked if he could envision any scenario in which Ramirez played a position other than shortstop in 2012, Guillen didn’t […]

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Another Offseason Wish List

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments

With the World Series matchup now settled and the Cardinals back in it again, my mind wanders back to 2006 NLCS when these same Cardinals beat the Mets. Aside from getting sick, it makes me think what is it going to take to get the Mets back to the doorstep of the World Series and […]

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Rule 5 Notes: Mets Get Ramirez Back From Nats, Beato Now Free And Clear

An article by posted on October 17, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Mets announced that they have accepted right-handed reliever Elvin Ramirez back from the Nationals, who selected him in the Rule 5 Draft last December. The 24-year-old missed all of last season after he was placed on the 60-day DL in March after undergoing right shoulder surgery. In 2010, Ramirez went 4-4 with a […]

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Backman Will Not Be Joining The Nationals

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments

[blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/washingnats/status/123826426372825088"] Original Post Oct. 11, 5:45 AM According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Wally Backman will not join the Nationals coaching staff. According to Mike Puma of the NI Post, Wally Backman, a candidate for the Mets’ managerial opening last offseason, could soon leave the organization, according to a team source. The fiery Backman, 52, […]

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Riggleman, Geren To Interview For Mets Bench Coach Job This Week

An article by posted on October 10, 2011 0 Comments
Riggleman, Geren To Interview For Mets Bench Coach Job This Week

According to Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger, Jim Riggleman will be in New York on Wednesday to interview for the Bench Coach position. Riggleman stepped down as Nationals manager during an 11-1 stretch this past season out of frustration with his contract situation. That said, he has plenty of experience in the dugout and is very familiar with […]

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Brewers More Likely To Sign Reyes Than Fielder

An article by posted on October 9, 2011 0 Comments
Brewers More Likely To Sign Reyes Than Fielder

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun would love to see Jose Reyes sign with the Brewers this offseason and went as far as to say that his team is more likely to land Jose Reyes in free agency than re-sign Prince Fielder, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Braun is a huge fan of Reyes and admits that when the […]

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