Mets News & Notes

R.I.P. Former Mets Manager Joe Frazier Dead

An article by posted on February 17, 2011 0 Comments

According to a report on Mets.com, former Mets manager Joe Frazier died on Tuesday in Broken Arrow, Okla., at age 88, according to the New York Times. Frazier managed the Mets for the entire 1976 season and 45 games of the ’77 season, spanning most of the time between Yogi Berra and Joe Torre. Frazier’s […]

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Daily News: Howard Johnson Leaves Mets

An article by posted on February 17, 2011 0 Comments

According to the New York Daily News, sources have told the paper that Howard Johnson has decided to leave the Mets organization.  Johnson played for the Mets from 1985-1993, joined the coaching staff in 2007 as first base coach, and later became the hitting instructor.  He served in that role under Jerry Manuel, and while […]

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Scouting Book’s Top Mets Prospects for 2011

An article by posted on February 17, 2011 0 Comments

Here’s a look at Scouting Book’s Top Mets Propsects for 2011. It’s actually the first prospect list I’ve seen this year that still has Fernando Martinez has the top ranked outfielder in the system. 1. Jenrry Mejia RHP (#54 overall) 2. Wilmer Flores SS (#74 overall) 3. Reese Havens SS (#142 overall) 4. Fernando Martinez […]

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Mets Sign LHP Justin Hampson To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed lefthanded reliever Justin Hampson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Hampson, 30, hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2008 when he went 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 35 relief appearances with the Padres. He was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies […]

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Did Collins Tip His Hand On Who His Second Baseman Will Be?

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments
Did Collins Tip His Hand On Who His Second Baseman Will Be?

A couple of weeks ago, in the post you can read below, I said Daniel Murphy was the early favorite for the second base job. Of course my comments were tongue in cheek and just making light of his early showing to Spring Training. That said, a few hours ago during a televised press conference on […]

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Jeff Wilpon Faces The Music

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

This morning, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon spoke to reporters at the Mets Spring Training complex in Port St. Lucie and addressed the Madoff related lawsuit and how it effects the Mets. MetsBlog posts the following recap: He says the Mets/Madoff situation has been a distraction, and he feels bad for his family who has taken […]

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Izzy Rocking His Mercury Mets Jersey

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments
Izzy Rocking His Mercury Mets Jersey

As we reported last night, and as you can read below, the Mets signed reliever Jason Isringhausen to a minor league deal after an impressing Assistant GM  J.P. Ricciardi during a workout at Mets camp yesterday. Today, I take you back to the summer of 1999 for one of the more memorable baseball promotions, yes […]

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NY Times: Madoff Says Mets Owners Knew Nothing

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

In an exclusive interview with the New York Times, convicted felon Bernard Madoff said that the Wilpons “knew nothing” about the Ponzi scheme.  Mr. Madoff said about Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, Mr. Wilpon’s brother-in-law and business partner: “They knew nothing. They knew nothing.” Madoff said the trustee Irving Picard has no evidence that the Mets owners had any […]

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Some Mets Spring Training Questions

An article by posted on February 15, 2011 0 Comments

Good afternoon. Players are trickling into camp today in Port St. Lucie. A few pitchers are throwing, but they don’t have to officially check in until tomorrow. No team reports to spring training without questions, and the Mets are no exception. They will enter the season this spring loaded with questions, but without any substantive answers. […]

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Trump To Wilpon: I Won’t Be An Apprentice, I Want To Be Boss

An article by posted on February 15, 2011 0 Comments
Trump To Wilpon: I Won’t Be An Apprentice, I Want To Be Boss

According to the New York Times, Donald Trump has been in contact with Fred Wilpon to discuss the possibility of buying the team in a face to face meeting that has yet to be scheduled. Trump said Tuesday that he called Fred Wilpon, the Mets’ principal owner, about two weeks ago to arrange a face-to-face meeting […]

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