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Mets Winter Meetings Update: Guarantees, Wheeler, Van Slyke, Hairston Jr.

An article by posted on December 6, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Winter Meetings Update: Guarantees, Wheeler, Van Slyke, Hairston Jr.

Mets Are Wheeling and Dealing? According to Steve Phillips in a post to AOL Fanhouse, free agent reliever Dan Wheeler is drawing interest from several teams including the Diamondbacks, Cubs, Red Sox and the Mets. Wheeler is an 11-year veteran who had been with Tampa Bay since being traded by Houston during the 2007 season. Wheeler […]

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Heyman: Mets Are Like Scavengers, Francesa: Citi Field Will Be A Ghost Town

An article by posted on December 6, 2010 0 Comments

Just heard some scathing remarks from Jon Heyman who was a guest of Mike Francesa this afternoon on WFAN, Francesa said he thinks “Alderson is getting a free pass for essentially doing nothing” and that if his plan is to show up on Opening Day with basically the same team as last season minus Johan […]

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Ricciardi Tackles The Misconceptions Of Moneyball

An article by posted on December 6, 2010 0 Comments

Moneyball, Moneyball, Moneyball, that’s all we ever seem to hear or read about these days. Between me and all the other Mets fans deciding to buy and read the Michael Lewis book, it might just make its way back to the NY Times best-seller list if it hasn’t already. It’s a good book, but also a […]

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Mets Name Chad MacDonald Scouting Director

An article by posted on December 4, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Name Chad MacDonald Scouting Director

Adam Rubin just reported that Chad MacDonald, who has been overseeing international scouting for the Arizona Diamondbacks, will be named the next scouting director of the Mets. MacDonald was hired by Arizona under former GM Josh Byrnes, with whom he also worked in Cleveland. Prior to joining the D-backs, MacDonald spent three seasons (2003-05) with […]

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Amazin’ Mets Perks and Holiday Packs Are Pretty Sweet!

An article by posted on December 4, 2010 0 Comments

As part of my regular contributions to the site, I will also be posting regularly on some of the “off the field” stuff with regards to our beloved Mets. I’m talking about the business, marketing and promotional side of things. This could include anything ranging from a new addition to the Mets Museum, special Mets promotions and […]

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K-Rod Avoids Jail, But Can Mets Avoid His 2012 Option?

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez pleaded guilty this morning to assault, a move that spared him jail time but will bring him an additional 52 weeks of anger management classes. His plea also bought him an additional season with the Mets for $11.5 million. It was the best case scenario for the closer who not only […]

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Takahashi Signs For 2 Years, $8 Million With Angels

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments
Takahashi Signs For 2 Years, $8 Million With Angels

To update this original post, the Los Angeles Angels confirmed that they have agreed to an $8 million, two-year deal with Japanese left-hander Hisanori Takahashi. Breaking it down, Takahashi will get $3.8 million in 2011 and $4.2 million in 2012. Angels general manager Tony Reagins said, “We believe that his contributions in various roles in our […]

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Russell Martin: A Fit For The Mets?

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments
Russell Martin: A Fit For The Mets?

At this point, I’m sure everybody is aware that Russell Martin has been non-tendered by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Russell Martin, for a short while, was a highly respected catcher down in LA where he posted strong offensive numbers from the C position. Considering, in a humorous regard, that the Mets do have a recent […]

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Mets Non-Tender Maine, Carter, Green

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Non-Tender Maine, Carter, Green

I don’t know what the plan is, but so far all this new regime has done is shed themselves of a bunch of players. At the arbitration deadline, the Mets non-tendered both John Maine and Sean Green. But surprisingly, they also non-tendered Chris “The Animal” Carter who the Mets acquired in the Billy Wagner trade. […]

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Mets Make An Offer To Starting Pitcher Jeff Francis

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Make An Offer To Starting Pitcher Jeff Francis

Tracy Ringolsby FOX Sports is reporting that the Mets are making a play for former Rockies left handed starting pitcher, Jeff Francis. Jeff Francis, who underwent shoulder surgery early in the 2009 season and wasn’t fully recovered in 2010, has been offered a chance to return to the Rockies, but it would be on a […]

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