Mets News & Notes

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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Rockies To Aggressively Pursue David Wright

An article by posted on October 6, 2011 0 Comments

According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, The Colorado Rockies will be aggressive in their pursuit of third baseman David Wright this offseason. They understand that Wright is coming off a poor season and dealt with a back injury, but they believe Wright would return to form and get a huge offensive boost […]

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Mets TV Viewership Drops 19.3% In 2011

An article by posted on October 6, 2011 0 Comments
Mets TV Viewership Drops 19.3% In 2011

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, reported yesterday that the New York Mets lost an average of 39,000 viewers per game in 2011 a drop of 19.3 percent from 2010 levels. He cited a report in Sports Business Journal that said it was the third largest drop in TV viewership according to their report. In […]

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Mets Rescale Ticket Pricing For 2012

An article by posted on October 4, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced they have rescaled ticket pricing at Citi Field, leading to lower prices for the majority of Season Ticket Holders for 2012.  No Season Ticket Holder will see an increase in their invoice for next season.  Season Ticket Holders will also receive new early renewal incentives and season-long benefits. The […]

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Reyes Updates: Aaron Award, The Hudgens Effect, King of Swing, Judging Reyes Too Harshly

An article by posted on October 3, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes Updates: Aaron Award, The Hudgens Effect, King of Swing, Judging Reyes Too Harshly

Sorry for cramming all the latest on Jose Reyes in one post, but I think it makes it easier to sort through and debate. Here are some interesting items of note. The Hudgens Effect On Mets.com, Anthony DiComo credits Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens with some of Reyes’ success this season. Shortly after arriving in […]

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