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Reese Havens Is Top Met on 2011 Project Prospect Rankings

An article by posted on February 7, 2011 0 Comments
Reese Havens Is Top Met on 2011 Project Prospect Rankings

Project Prospect released their Top 100 Prospects list for the 2011 season today and surprisingly it features six Mets, including Reese Havens (42), Matt Harvey (48), Fernando Martinez (53), Jenrry Mejia (83), Brad Emaus (94) and Wilmer Flores (100). These prospect ranking may seem very odd compared to other recent lists like those from John Sickels of Minor […]

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Forbes and The Death of the Mets

An article by posted on February 7, 2011 0 Comments
Forbes and The Death of the Mets

Mike Ozanian of Forbes Magazine, eulogized the Mets this weekend and wrote the following: The Mets franchise as we have known it since Nelson Doubleday and Wilpon bought the team in 1986, is dead. There are two causes of this fatality: One, Wilpon forgot his primary duty as a team owner was to produce a […]

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Are The Mets Still Looking At Kevin Millwood?

An article by posted on February 6, 2011 0 Comments
Are The Mets Still Looking At Kevin Millwood?

Are the Mets looking at right-hander Kevin Millwood? That’s what Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe believes as he reported in his Sunday Notes today. Kevin Millwood, RHP, free agent — There is a salary hang-up, with Millwood still asking too much for some teams’ liking at this late stage of free agency. The Mets, Yankees, and […]

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Deep Leagues: Wright Is Top Third Baseman

An article by posted on February 5, 2011 0 Comments
Deep Leagues: Wright Is Top Third Baseman

Deep Leagues are rolling out their positional rankings for the 2011 season. I’ve been waiting for them to complete third base because I was curious to see where they would rank David Wright this year. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. The stats represent AVG, HR, RBI, RS, SB 1.  David Wright - NYM              $31                 […]

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Did Alderson Take A Swipe At Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments
Did Alderson Take A Swipe At Jose Reyes?

I wrote this original post on Reyes a few days ago, but recently Jose has been in the news again due to some comments GM Sandy Alderson made at a Cancer Awareness event in NYC. Newsday’s David Lennon, who was in attendance, tweeted: Alderson said “stolen bases are a footnote” when it comes to winning […]

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Mets Could Face Up To $1 Billion Lawsuit

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments

According to the New York Post, the attempt to cut a deal involving this lawsuit fell to pieces late yesterday, as reported by my colleagues Craig/Hojo’s Mojo, and put the Mets in basically the worst possible position. The Post writers wrote:  The failure to cut a deal with the trustee empowered to claw back […]

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It’s War! Settlement Talks Break Down

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments
It’s War! Settlement Talks Break Down

From the NY Post: Settlement talks between the Mets and the trustee recovering money for Bernie Madoff’s victims reportedly broke down this afternoon amid a dispute over the leaking of information from a sealed lawsuit. “We are no longer pursuing settlement negotiations,” said David Sheehan, a lawyer for the trustee Irving Picard, who filed a […]

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Mets/Madoff Settlement Off, Case To Be Unsealed

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

It turned out to be a volatile day as far as the Wilpon/Madoff mess goes. As my colleague Craig posted earlier today, the Wilpons took the gloves off and fired back at the trustee Irving Picard, and about two hours later both sides announced that the settlement talks were over. David J. Sheehan, who represents Irving Picard, sent a […]

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Finally, The Wilpons Fire Back!

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

The Daily News, in an exclusive interview with the lawyers for the Mets, had a compelling argument that calls the the claw-back lawsuit ”baseless”. David Caplan of Davis Polk Wardwell LLP told The News Wednesday that the suit filed in December against the Wilpons and Fred Wilpon’s brother-in law Saul Katz by Madoff trustee Irving Picard is […]

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Playing Beltran In CF Makes Him More Attractive, Will Net More In A Trade

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments
Playing Beltran In CF Makes Him More Attractive, Will Net More In A Trade

Angel Pagan said manager Terry Collins has not talked with him or Carlos Beltran about who will play center, but this is an important issue for the Mets to decide as soon as possible in spring training, and it must be the veteran. With Beltran making $18.5 million this year, the Mets know they will […]

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