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Mets Need Quantum Leaps From Two Of Tejada, Davis, Duda and Lagares

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Need Quantum Leaps From Two Of Tejada, Davis, Duda and Lagares

Here are some excerpts from an exceptional read by Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Mets’ Spending Spree May Not Be a Spree at All.”  Diamond essentially hits on all the points I made in a post I wrote a few days ago, but also touches on some other issues to consider as […]

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Duda To Play In The Outfield, Collins Impressed With Davis

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Duda To Play In The Outfield, Collins Impressed With Davis

12:30 PM During Terry Collins’ press conference on Friday, he spoke glowingly of Ike Davis who is already in camp. “I’ve been very impressed by Ike Davis,” Collins said. “His bat is coming through the zone better. He really looks better.” Davis understands what’s at stake and realizes that he is “fighting for his life,” according […]

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Source: Yankees Still Have No Interest In Drew

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Source: Yankees Still Have No Interest In Drew

A source told Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York that the Yankees still aren’t interested in free agent Stephen Drew despite the Derek Jeter announcement. Marchand added that it didn’t sound as if the Yanks were going to change their minds, either. This really doesn’t change anything for the Mets. Sandy Alderson said on Thursday, that […]

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Jenrry Mejia Suddenly Appears To Be On The Outside Looking In

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Suddenly Appears To Be On The Outside Looking In

It appears that Jenrry Mejia, who was previously considered a lock for the fifth spot in the rotation, is now clearly behind behind veterans Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan who were signed to minor league deals two weeks ago. “I’ve always said those veterans can really get you out of the blocks,” Terry Collins said Friday. “Then, […]

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Latest Mets Disconnect: Campaign To Elect David Wright As #FaceOfMLB

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Latest Mets Disconnect: Campaign To Elect David Wright As #FaceOfMLB

This fast-dwindling off-season was supposed to be the door to the Promised Land for Mets fans in the Alderson Era. This was the time, we were told, when all the bad old contracts would be off the books, when the Mets would be major players in the free agent market, when talent would matter more […]

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Summary Of Terry Collins Press Conference

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Summary Of Terry Collins Press Conference

Terry Collins held his first press conference on the Spring on Friday at Tradition Field. Nothing new really, just Terry being Terry. Here’a rundown of what he had to say… Regarding incumbent shortstop Ruben Tejada, Collins said he has rededicated himself. “He’s ready to show people he’s the starting shortstop.” However, Collins insisted that he has […]

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Mets Still Considering A Run At Nelson Cruz… Good Idea?

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Still Considering A Run At Nelson Cruz… Good Idea?

Andy Martino of the Daily News says there is still lingering talk that the Mets are considering a run at free agent Nelson Cruz. I guess if the Mets could get a REAL bargain, his power could could make sense. But given what Sandy Alderson said yesterday at being at the cusp of his payroll […]

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Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

While the Mets plethora of pitching prospects often receives the most attention, they have some talented offensive players in the minors as well. In an excellent article for the New York Post, Fred Kerber spoke with Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki– two young hitters about to enter their first big league camp. Nimmo, the 13th pick in the 2011 […]

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Wright Says Mets Will Be Better Than Last Opening Day

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Says Mets Will Be Better Than Last Opening Day

David Wright met with reporters at St. Lucie today. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York did a nice job of summarizing everything, but I’m just going to focus on his comments on the Mets’ offseason and spending. Wright refused to condemn the Mets’ payroll, which Sandy Alderson estimated is at $87 million of $88 million […]

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Alderson Denies the Mets Were Under Any Payroll Constraints

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Denies the Mets Were Under Any Payroll Constraints

Sandy Alderson denied an earlier report by the New York Post that the Mets had payroll restrictions imposed on the team by the Bank of America, he told reporters today in St. Lucie today. “If you’re referring to banks or owners or other interested parties, I think the answer clearly is no. There are no constraints on […]

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