Mets News & Notes

Garza Set To Go To Cubs – Now What?

An article by posted on January 7, 2011 0 Comments

The deal seems to be in place where the Tampa Bay Rays would send Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and minor-league pitcher to the Cubs for Chris Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer, Sam Fuld and Robinson Chirinos. What does this mean for the Mets, and could they have swung a similar deal? Garza is an extreme […]

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Update On Mets From Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on January 7, 2011 0 Comments

Here is an email from Sandy Alderson who updates us on the latest signings, spring training and the 2011 season. With spring training just six weeks away, I wanted to update you on our preparation for the 2011 season. Yesterday, we wrapped up two days of meetings in Port St. Lucie where we went over […]

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NL East Report – Lunatic Fringe

An article by posted on January 6, 2011 0 Comments

Braves Second baseman Dan Uggla agreed to a five-year contract that will keep him with the Atlanta Braves through the 2015 season. Atlanta said a long-term deal with the two-time All-Star had been their goal since they acquired him in a trade with Florida in November. A report on MLB’s website said the deal was […]

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Will Mike Piazza Suffer The Same Fate As Jeff Bagwell?

An article by posted on January 5, 2011 0 Comments

Today is the big day when the new class of Hall of Famers will be announced sometime around 1:00 PM EST. I say Hall of Famers, but my gut tells me only one player will be elected today; Roberto Alomar. Of course Alomar should have gotten in last year, but he fell a few votes […]

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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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