Mets News & Notes

Mets Sign RHP Dale Thayer

An article by posted on February 9, 2011 0 Comments

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting via Twitter, that the New York Mets have signed RHP Dale Thayer to a minor league contract. Thayer, 30, has parts of two major league seasons under his belt, both with the Tampa Bay Rays. He has appeared in just 12 games totaling 15.2 innings pitched in which he allowed […]

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Howard’s Words Come Back To Bite Him On The…

An article by posted on February 9, 2011 0 Comments

Are you confused by all of this Madoff - Wilpon – Mets stuff? Fret not, James K. of Amazin Avenue, posted a fantastic time-line beginning with the initial news that Bernie Madoff had been charged by the SEC for running a Ponzi scheme back on December 11, 2008, and taking you through all of the key moments culminating with the latest news of […]

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Mets Made Offer to Alfredo Aceves; Chose Red Sox Instead

An article by posted on February 8, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Made Offer to Alfredo Aceves; Chose Red Sox Instead

According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin and ESPN MLB analyst Buster Olney, the Mets reportedly made an offer to free-agent reliever Alfredo Aceves. The deal was reportedly a major-league contract worth $500,000, with an additional $100,000 in incentives.  Unfortunately, Aceves chose to sign with the Red Sox instead.  Aceves appeared in ten games for […]

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David Wright: Jose Reyes Makes Me A Better Player

An article by posted on February 7, 2011 0 Comments
David Wright: Jose Reyes Makes Me A Better Player

Wright arrived to the Mets spring training complex today at Port St. Lucie, and of course he had plenty to say about a variety of Mets topics. One in particular interested me.  Wright spoke emphatically about his feelings regarding his teammate Jose Reyes this afternoon, and made it clear how he thinks the front office should handle […]

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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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