Mets News & Notes

Workplace Confidential: “We’ve Become The Oakland A’s”

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Workplace Confidential: “We’ve Become The Oakland A’s”

This is from New York Magazine’s special series entitled “Workplace Confidential“. As the title suggests, it’s a series of articles from different employees across many different industries who tell all under the cloak of anonymity. It’s really sad to see what the Mets have become: A great franchise, on the biggest stage in sports, is […]

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Mets Setting The Record Straight, What Are Turnaround Consultants

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Setting The Record Straight, What Are Turnaround Consultants

Apparently, the Mets Twitter account is very busy today and surely they want to set the record straight on that whole Mets + CRG = Bankruptcy thing you may have heard about. Yes, there does seem to be lots of talk about that today… Good question and a very well worded (but prepared) response. Darren […]

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Budgeting, Bridge Loans and Uncle Bud

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
Budgeting, Bridge Loans and Uncle Bud

12/6 – Thoughts by Joe D. I wanted to add my own thoughts to the news that came out last night regarding the Mets retaining the services of CRG Partners which was first reported by Eno Sarris. Regular readers here shouldn’t have been surprised as for months I’ve been saying what the Wilpons say about […]

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Sandy Alderson: No Big Trades, No Big Spending, Johan Okay, Needs To Fill Two Bench Spots

An article by posted on January 5, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: No Big Trades, No Big Spending, Johan Okay, Needs To Fill Two Bench Spots

Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters this afternoon and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was kind enough to transcribe most of the details. Sandy Alderson said it’s “fair” to say Mets won’t sign anyone who commands more than $1.5 million. Still, Alderson said free agent market should still be “robust” since players who made more than $1.5 million […]

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Mets Still Not Official Host Of 2013 All-Star Game

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Still Not Official Host Of 2013 All-Star Game

Major League Baseball has yet to officially announce the Mets as the host for the 2013 All-Star Game, says Eric Fisher of Sporting News. Fisher says that MLB and New York City are still negotiating and working on “dealing with the complex logistics” of hosting such an event in the nation’s largest market. Fisher makes […]

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Mets Sign RHP Jeff Stevens, 2B Corey Wimberley to Minor League Deals

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sign RHP Jeff Stevens, 2B Corey Wimberley to Minor League Deals

According to Adam Rubin, Baseball America is reporting the following: Stevens, 28, has appeared in 33 games with the Cubs since 2009 and has a 6.27 ERA in 37.1 innings pitched. Wimberly, 28, played second base and left field for Pirates’ Triple-A team last season batting .238 in 173 at-bats. Before that he spent three […]

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Springsteen Might Perform At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 2, 2012 0 Comments
Springsteen Might Perform At Citi Field

According to Stan Goldstein, the notable Bruce Springsteen biographer and author, “The Boss” may be performing at Citi Field for at least one night during their 2012 World Tour which is set to begin in May following the release of their new album and end in the fall when the band returns to the United […]

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Mets Winter Blood Drive At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Winter Blood Drive At Citi Field

The Mets will host their annual Winter Blood Drive for the New York Blood Center on Thursday, January 5, in Citi Field’s Caesars Club from 10 am to 5 pm (Hodges VIP Entrance). Parking is available in Lot G located on 126th Street. Donors must be 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh […]

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Mets Interested In Ryan Theriot

An article by posted on December 29, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Interested In Ryan Theriot

The Mets are among three teams including the Braves and Rays who are among those interested in free agent infielder Ryan Theriot, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. According to MLBTR, the Reds and Rockies are also said to have interest in the infielder Theriot, 32, batted .271/.321/.342 in 132 games last season for the Cardinals. In 483 plate appearances he […]

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John Sickels: New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2012

An article by posted on December 27, 2011 0 Comments
John Sickels: New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2012

From the great John Sickels of Minor League Ball, here are your 2012 Top 20 Mets Prospects: 1) Matt Harvey, RHP, Grade B+: He can be a number two starter and someone to build around. Some evaluators see him more as a closer if his changeup remains erratic, but I’m cutting him some slack on that issue and […]

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