Mets News & Notes

Mets Top Prospect Wilmer Flores, Left Off SAL Top 20

An article by posted on October 7, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Top Prospect Wilmer Flores, Left Off SAL Top 20

The Mets current number one prospect in the organization is shortstop Wilmer Flores a non-drafted free agent signed out of Venezuela. Last winter, Mejia knocked Fernando Martinez out of the top spot on the Mets prospect list after batting .264 with three homeruns and 36 RBI in 528 plate appearances with the Sand Gnats. This […]

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Several Mets Coaches May Survive Shakeup

An article by posted on October 7, 2010 0 Comments

It seems like the shakeup and cleaning house that the Wilpons kept referring to on Monday, may not include many of the Mets coaches according to several sources. The Daily News is reporting that third base coach Chip Hale and pitching coach Dan Warthen have strong chances of remaining with team for the 2011 season. Ownership does not […]

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What Happened To The Mets This Year?

An article by posted on October 6, 2010 0 Comments

In a candid interview with former Mets pitcher and current broadcaster Ron Darling, Stuart Miller of the NY Times asked him a couple of questions on the state of the Mets. Q. What happened to the Mets this year? In June they were 11 games up [over .500] and they were so good to watch. […]

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Plenty Of Manager Choices Beyond Backman, Hale and Valentine

An article by posted on October 6, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s a comprehensive list of managerial candidates as compiled by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. What’s interesting to me is the omission of Wally Backman and Chip Hale who seem to be the prime choices for Mets fans.  DRAWING SIGNIFICANT INTEREST Eric Wedge: The former Indians manager already has interviewed with the Cubs and Blue Jays. […]

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Should Mets Roll Dice, Or Choose A Less Risky Route?

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments

So cross Larry Beinfest, Michael Hill and Dan Jennings of your Mets GM checklists, as the Marlins refused the Mets permission to speak to anyone they have under contract. Yawn. Three candidates down, 27 to go. Jon Heyman has been saying the Mets like Rick Hahn for almost a month, and now even the lowest level Mets sources […]

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John Ricco May Have To Move On Reyes, Takahashi, Others

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments
John Ricco May Have To Move On Reyes, Takahashi, Others

As John Ricco (pronounced rick-o) keeps the seat warm for the new incoming Mets GM, he most likely will have to move forward on some of the player negotiations, a couple of which have actionable deadlines as soon as the end of this month. Lets take a look at some of the negotiations that Ricco may be […]

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Jeff, Fred Wilpon Press Conference Highlights

An article by posted on October 4, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a recap of the press conference at Citi Field by Fred and Jeff Wilpon. I included some notes and observations after the quotes. 1:45 PM Jeff Wilpon: “I am very disappointed, but I believe I handled this in the most humane way that I could. We need someone to instill a winning culture in […]

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Aftermath: Mets Fire Jerry Manuel And Omar Minaya

An article by posted on October 4, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 11:30 AM According to the latest 20/20 news update on WFAN, Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel have been relieved of their duties. A press conference has been scheduled at Citi Field for 1:30. Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon released a brief statement that reads, “We need to hire a new General Manager with fresh perspective who will […]

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And This Too Shall Pass

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments
And This Too Shall Pass

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, gives us the final numbers on how the Mets fared in attendance in only the second season of their new park, Citi Field. The Mets announced a final-game attendance of 30,849. That makes the season total: 2,559,738. Because there were two single-admission doubleheaders and technically 79 home dates, the […]

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Ike Davis For NL Rookie Of The Year

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments

In the National League this year, many rookies have come out of the gates to have phenomenal years. Starlin Castro, Gaby Sanchez, Pedro Alvarez, Buster Posey, Jason Heyward and the Mets own Ike Davis. To prove my case, I’m gonna debunk all the other contestants. Starlin Castro has hit for absolutely no power, but has […]

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