Mets News & Notes

Mets Haven’t Paid Back $25 Million Dollar Loan From MLB

An article by posted on October 28, 2011 0 Comments

Regarding the $25 million dollar loan the Mets received from MLB last offseason, commissioner Bud Selig said the Mets still have not paid back the loan. Selig said he was not worried about getting the money back. “I don’t have any concerns about the Mets, as I’ve told you before,” he said. “They are working on […]

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Red Sox and Yanks In On Beltran

An article by posted on October 28, 2011 0 Comments
Red Sox and Yanks In On Beltran

Heyman says Bosox will be in the hunt too… [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/SI_JonHeyman/status/129666887360593921"] Original Post 8:20 PM According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, a Yankees source who participated in the team’s organizational meetings on Wednesday, said that Carlos Beltran’s name came up as the potential replacement for Nick Swisher – whose option may be declined. […]

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Mets Name Tom Goodwin First Base Coach

An article by posted on October 26, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced Tom Goodwin as first base coach. Goodwin, 43, finished his fourth year with the Boston Red Sox organization last season and his third as the organization’s Minor League Outfield and Base Running Coordinator. He coached Lowell (A) of the New York-Penn League in 2008, where the Spinners finished first […]

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Mets Reinstate Four From 60 Day DL, Now Have Huge Decisions To Make Before Rule 5

An article by posted on October 25, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Reinstate Four From 60 Day DL, Now Have Huge Decisions To Make Before Rule 5

The Mets announced that Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Taylor Buchholz and Johan Santana have been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and added to the Mets 40-man roster which now stands at 40. The following players are all Rule 5 eligible and must be added to the 40-man roster to protect them from being selected during the Rule 5 Draft […]

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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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