Mets News & Notes

Swoboda’s Memorable World Series Catch Recalled in Historic Photo

An article by posted on August 22, 2009 0 Comments

New York, August 21 — The date was October 14, 1969, when Mets right fielder Ron Swoboda made one of the greatest catches in World Series history, robbing Brooks Robinson of the Orioles in Game 4 at Shea Stadium, a defining moment in the Amazins’ improbable world championship.  Now, 40 years later, Mets fans and […]

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Red Sox Claim Billy Wagner Off Waivers

An article by posted on August 21, 2009 0 Comments

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Mets left-hander Billy Wagner has been claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox, according to two major-league sources. The Mets now have three options: They can work out a trade with the Red Sox by 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday; they can allow Wagner to depart on […]

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NL East Report

An article by posted on August 21, 2009 0 Comments

I apologize for the two week delay in NL East Reports, as I had been traveling with limited internet access. And then I come home to find Wright on the DL. Atlanta Braves: (7-3; -6.5) The Atlanta Braves finished a series win over the Mets, and will return home for a series against the Marlins. […]

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Report: Sheffield Released?

An article by posted on August 20, 2009 0 Comments

According to Steve Popper of the Bergen Record, citing an unnamed Mets player, Gary Sheffield has been released from the team. This would certainly be a blow to the team for the remainder of the season, as Sheffield was one of very few legitimate Major League bats in the Mets lineup. Originally signed to be a back […]

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Billy Wagner Placed On Waivers

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

Jayson Stark of ESPN is reporting the following, According to a major league source, the Mets placed Wagner on trade waivers Wednesday. That means those waivers would expire at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, hours before Wagner is scheduled to be activated and make his long-awaited return from Tommy John Surgery. It’s unlikely Wagner would be […]

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Mets Call Up Andy Green & Wilson Valdez

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

Mets have called up third baseman Andy Green on Monday to help fill in for the injured Cora, who will be out for the rest of the season. Green is currently 0-2 since being called up with a walk and a strike out. Green, 32, was hitting .270 (33-122) with six doubles, one triple, three […]

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Oliver Perez To Have Sore Knee Examined

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

In his last four starts, Oliver Perez has shown some signs of improvement with a 3.32 ERA in that span. Last night he faced Derek Lowe who was the Mets first choice to be this season’s big pitching addition to the rotation, but when Lowe signed with Atlanta it left the Mets with little choice […]

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Alex Cora To Have Season Ending Surgery

An article by posted on August 18, 2009 0 Comments

Shortstop Alex Cora became the latest Met to go on the disabled list after deciding to have season-ending surgery on his right thumb. Cora also has a torn ligament in each of his thumbs and will have surgery on this left thumb this Thursday, and surgery on his right thumb five weeks later. Cora, who signed as a free […]

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Crunching Facts

An article by posted on August 17, 2009 0 Comments

Not too long ago a post was placed that said the Mets would’ve lost this season even with healthy club. Ok maybe not in those exact words but they did say we were already on the way down. Now clearly that comment was most undoubtedly written based on the frustration the Mets have imposed upon […]

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The Clock Is Ticking And Mets Top Draft Pick Still Unsigned

An article by posted on August 17, 2009 0 Comments

Much has been made about the Nationals not having reached a deal with the top pick in this years Amateur Draft, Stephen Strasburg. Despite an apparent record setting bonus on the table, Strasburg on the advice of his agent Scott Boras, wants more… much, much more. Chico Harlan of the Washington Post writes, The record-setting […]

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