Mets News & Notes

Mets Inquired About Bailey, Will Likely Target Rauch, Lidge, Francisco

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Inquired About Bailey, Will Likely Target Rauch, Lidge, Francisco

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets would love to trade for Oakland’s Andrew Bailey, but the more likely scenario has the Mets signing one or two relievers from a list that includes Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Brad Lidge and Matt Capps. As you can read below, the Mets have checked in on […]

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Mets Considering A Reunion With RHP Luis Ayala

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Considering A Reunion With RHP Luis Ayala

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN XM via Twitter, there are six teams in on RHP Luis Ayala; the Mets, Yankees, Rays, Blue Jays, Angels and Red Sox. That sounds like a lot of competition for Ayala, who turns 34 in January and is coming off a solid comeback season in 2011 that saw him […]

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Dodgers Sign Capuano; Pitched Best Game Of 2011 Season For Mets

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Dodgers Sign Capuano; Pitched Best Game Of 2011 Season For Mets

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, former Mets LHP Chris Capuano has agreed to terms with the Dodgers on a two year, $10 million contract. Honestly, as much as I would have liked to have Capuano back on a one-year deal, his chances to re-sign with the Mets was doomed the moment he mentioned he wanted a two-year […]

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Jose Reyes Sweepstakes Down To Mets and Marlins?

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Sweepstakes Down To Mets and Marlins?

Several sources are now reporting that the market for Jose Reyes is not as big as most initially expected and in fact the only two teams in the hunt may be just the Marlins and the Mets. Jon Heyman reported that the Braves, Giants and Phillies are all out while the Tigers and Brewers are questionable at best. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports actually goes […]

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Mets Revamp Amateur and Professional Scouting Departments

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Revamp Amateur and Professional Scouting Departments

The New York Mets today announced the following promotions and additions to the club’s amateur and professional scouting departments: The Mets have hired general manager Sandy Alderson’s son, Bryn Alderson, as a professional scout, the team announced Thursday in a round of hirings and promotions. Bryn Alderson, 30, spent the last five years as a […]

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Alderson On Reyes: I Only Know What I Read In The Papers

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson On Reyes: I Only Know What I Read In The Papers

Sandy Alderson just finished a very short conference call with reporters. Adam Rubin was gracious enough to fill is un via Twitter. I’ll be on my own conference call with Alderson later on with other Mets bloggers. Follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamRubinESPN As I mentioned in a comment earlier, I had my doubts about […]

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Mets Prepared To Offer Jose Reyes “Carl Crawford” Err “Jason Bay” Money

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Prepared To Offer Jose Reyes “Carl Crawford” Err “Jason Bay” Money

More news on the Reyes front In case you missed it yesterday, Jose Reyes was apparently flying to Miami today after eating a cheese steak in Philly on Tuesday, but that was debunked 20 minutes later… Compelling stuff… According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets are prepared to offer Jose Reyes “Carl Crawford” err […]

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Buzz: Mets Closing In On A Closer?

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Buzz: Mets Closing In On A Closer?

Sandy Alderson has made his intentions clear regarding his pursuit of a reliver who can assume the closer’s role for the team next season. Despite missing out on relievers Joe Nathan and  Jonathan Broxton (who they really wanted), the Mets still have several options remaining in Octavio Dotel, Brad Lidge, Matt Capps, Frank Francisco and a few others. Broxton signed […]

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Pirates Sign Nick Evans

An article by posted on November 29, 2011 0 Comments

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Nick Evans has signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Evans had a decent season in 2011 batting .256/.314/.403 with four home runs and 25 RBI over 192 PA in 59 games for the Mets. In 2010, he had a solid showing and posted a .300/.371/.536 slash […]

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Mets Better Off Without Paulino

An article by posted on November 28, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Better Off Without Paulino

Andy Martino of the Daily News shares an odd exchange that occurred late last season between manager Terry Collins and catcher Ronny Paulino. In the late innings of one game last season, Terry Collins needed a pinch-hitter, and decided to use Ronny Paulino. The Mets manager walked to Paulino’s seat on the bench, and told the catcher to grab […]

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