Mets News & Notes

Mets Deny Making Offer To Chris Young

An article by posted on January 5, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Deny Making Offer To Chris Young

According to the NY Post, the Mets remain interested in Chris Young, but the team denied a report last night that it had made the free-agent right-hander an offer. So much for that… Original Post 1/4 7:30 pm Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported via Twitter that the Mets have made an offer to free agent […]

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Chris Capuano Could Earn Over $4.5 Million

An article by posted on January 5, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York has the breakdown of Chris Capuano’s contract incentives that could increase the value of the $1.5 million dollar guaranteed deal to over $4.5 million dollars. Here goes: $1,500,000 base salary. Plus: $125,000 for 15 games started $150,000 for 20 games started $75,000 for each game started from 21 through […]

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Un-Fricking-Believable Records That Have Been Broken

An article by posted on January 4, 2011 0 Comments

One of the figures who played a primary role in establishing the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York was Ford C. Frick. Frick was baseball’s third commissioner, but is most remembered as the one responsible for ordering an asterisk to be placed next to Roger Maris’ single season home run record. In 1970, he was elected to the Hall of […]

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A Make or Break Season For Fernando Martinez

An article by posted on January 4, 2011 0 Comments

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus selects Fernando Martinez as one of his “make or break” prospects  for the 2011 season, and I couldn’t agree more.  Martinez has been a must for this list for so long that we should rename it the annual Fernando Martinez list. The amazing thing is that the outfielder is still just […]

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Thoughts On Chris Capuano

An article by posted on January 4, 2011 0 Comments
Thoughts On Chris Capuano

Happy New Year everyone. It looks like the Mets made a couple of interesting moves yesterday with the signings of lefthander Chris Capuano and righthander Taylor Buchholz, both of whom can be classified as reclamation projects at this point. To make room for them we designated reliever Ryota Igarashi for assignment. No biggies as I wasn’t exactly thrilled […]

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Mets Sign Chris Capuano to 1-Year Deal

An article by posted on January 3, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Chris Capuano to 1-Year Deal

According to SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt via twitter, the Mets have signed Chris Capuano to a 1-year deal.  Capuano went 4-4, with 54 K’s, and a 3.95 ERA for the Brewers in 2010. Recently, Rising Apple discussed Chris Capuano as an option for the Mets in the back of the rotation.  The Mets, as we all […]

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Mets Minor Leaguer Throws Seven No-Hit Innings

An article by posted on January 3, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Minor Leaguer Throws Seven No-Hit Innings

Mets prospect Dylan Owen threw seven no-hit innings in a combined no-hitter, leading Los Criollos to a 5-0 victory over Los Gigantes de Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League last night. Owen walked two and struck out three in his seven hitless innings of work and was making his third appearance this winter. Owen […]

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Adam Rubin: Mets Positional Breakdown

An article by posted on January 2, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York does a great job of doing a position by position analysis on the Mets to begin the new year. It’s definitely worth a read. Some of the parts I found the most interesting came at shortstop where Rubin wrote discussed the possibility of trading Reyes, If Alderson is adamant about […]

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The Mets And Bargain Hunting

An article by posted on January 2, 2011 0 Comments

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that with the holiday break now over, the “second season’’ of the Hot Stove is about to begin. He lists the Mets among some teams who might benefit from bargain basement players or January trades. Since they couldn’t enter into the primary market because of budget constraints , the Mets […]

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My 2011 Mets New Years Resolution

An article by posted on January 1, 2011 0 Comments
My 2011 Mets New Years Resolution

One of the things that has long frustrated me regarding the Mets has been their failure to meet my expectations in the last few years. I go into each season with this heightened sense that somehow “this will be the year” when everything goes right, that we’ll have no significant injuries, and that many of our […]

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