Mets News & Notes

Wally Backman To Manage Brooklyn Cyclones

An article by posted on November 13, 2009 0 Comments

It looks like Wally Backman will indeed be managing the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2010. It had already been reported three weeks ago by Adam Rubin, that Backman would be managing one of the Single-A teams for the Mets, but which one had not yet been determined. Yesterday, Dora Licastri, long time friend of MMO, and Port St. Lucie […]

Continue Reading »

No Gold For The Mets

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced today and unfortunately no Mets were honored for outstanding defense. David Wright who had won two straight gold glove awards in 2007 and 2008, was supplanted by Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals at third base. Wright committed 18 errors in 2009 and had the lowest range factors of his […]

Continue Reading »

Forget The O-Dog, Mets Should Pursue Brandon Phillips

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

With the Winter Meetings already underway, Mets GM Omar Minaya (or according to some, Jeff Wilpon in disguise) is faced with the daunting task of building a World Series contending team for 2010. Aside from the obvious needs of a left fielder and a top-of-the-rotation starting pitcher, Minaya has made it clear that the team […]

Continue Reading »

Happy Veteran’s Day

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

On behalf of everyone at Mets Merized Online we would like to take some time to remember and honor all of our brave servicemen and women that have served and continue to serve our country. Each Veteran’s day we have an opportunity to recognize the amazing people who make up the greatest military in the […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Meeting With Agent Scott Boras Tonight

An article by posted on November 10, 2009 0 Comments

According to a tweet from Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Mets general manager Omar Minaya is meeting with Scott Boras tonight. I would assume this is simply just one of thirty such “meet and eats” Boras will be having this month as most teams attempt to get a handle on what they might expect […]

Continue Reading »

Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: Pedro Feliciano

An article by posted on November 10, 2009 0 Comments

Through all the twists and turns the New York Mets have taken over the past four years, one factor has always remained constant. That particular factor is relief pitcher, Pedro Feliciano. Feliciano, who has been a mainstay in the Mets bullpen since his second tour of duty with the team began in 2006, has proven […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Exercise Option On Pelfrey And Some Thoughts

An article by posted on November 7, 2009 0 Comments

There was a flurry of minor moves yesterday regarding the Mets, as the free agent filing period continues to move forward. Former Mets who have officially filed now include Brian Schneider, Carlos Delgado, Alex Cora and Ramon Martinez. I believe that out of that group, at least one of them stands a good chance of […]

Continue Reading »

Jeff Francoeur Has Successful Surgery

An article by posted on November 3, 2009 0 Comments

On Monday, Jeff Francoeur underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. The following is the official press release from the Mets: New York Mets rightfielder Jeff Francoeur today underwent successful surgery to repair a tear of the collateral ligament in his left thumb. The surgery was performed in Atlanta by Dr. Gary […]

Continue Reading »

Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: J.J. Putz

An article by posted on November 2, 2009 0 Comments

As I had mentioned in my previous post, it has been nearly a year since the Mets acquired J.J. Putz from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a bevy of players. When they acquired the hard throwing righty, the Mets envisioned having a proven closer that could fill in the closer’s role if needed. However, […]

Continue Reading »

All Hale The Mets’ New Third Base Coach

An article by posted on October 29, 2009 0 Comments

Adam Rubin, of the New York Daily News, is reporting that the New York Mets are close to naming former minor league manager and Arizona Diamondbacks base coach, Chip Hale, as their new third base coach. The 44 year-old, Hale, spent parts of seven seasons in the big leagues. Over the span of 575 career […]

Continue Reading »