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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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Why Is This Man Smiling?

An article by posted on December 31, 2010 0 Comments
Why Is This Man Smiling?

“You guys won’t be able to knock the smile off my face.” — A smiling Bobby Bonilla told a gathering of reporters after the Mets made him the highest paid player in baseball in 1992. As a matter of fact, it didn’t take long for Bobby-Bo’s smile to disappear back then, but things are looking up […]

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Mets 2010 End Of Year Offseason Report

An article by posted on December 31, 2010 0 Comments

As we enter into the last remaining hours of 2010, let’s take a quick look at where the Mets are this offseason and what still remains to be done. To begin, the Mets have yet to fulfill their three most pressing needs and they are: Acquiring a starting pitcher for the rotation. Acquiring a left-handed reliever to […]

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In Remembrance Of Those We Lost In 2010

An article by posted on December 30, 2010 0 Comments
In Remembrance Of Those We Lost In 2010

I wanted to make a special post in remembrance of those we lost this past year. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, however these are immeasurable as I’m sure you will all agree. Sparky Anderson 1934 – 2010 Jim Bibby 1944 – 2010 Phil Cavarretta 1916 – 2010 Mike Cuellar 1937 – […]

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Wally Backman Expected to Be Named B-Mets Manager

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, sources have told him that Wally Backman, who was a finalist for the Mets managers job, is expected to be named the manager of the Binghamton Mets.  After Terry Collins was named manager, Wally Backman told The Bergen Record that he was “disappointed and devastated” that he wasn’t named manager. […]

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Oliver Perez Pitches After 12-Day Layoff

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments

Oliver Perez is no stranger to days off.  As we all know, the Mets would not use Oliver Perez out of the bullpen a lot during the season, thus giving him plenty of time off to ponder his predicament.   It appears the Los Tomateros de Culiacan are taking the same approach with Oliver Perez, as the Amazin’s […]

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Is Soria Next On Royals Trading Block And Could Mets Be Interested?

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments
Is Soria Next On Royals Trading Block And Could Mets Be Interested?

The Kansas City Royals have already traded outfielder David DeJesus and former Cy Young pitcher Zach Greinke this offseason, but will the purge continue? One of the more desirable players remaining on their roster is young All-Star closer Joakim Soria, and rumors of a similar fate as that of Greinke and DeJesus continue to pop […]

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Heyman’s 2010 Offseason Winners

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com compiled his top ten list of winners this offseason and he had the Milwaukee Brewers taking the top spot on the strength of the Zach Greinke acquisition. Obviously, the Mets were not in his top ten, but three other NL East teams all made the cut. Here are his capsules for the Phillies, […]

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Mets Among Many Teams Interested In Brian Fuentes

An article by posted on December 28, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets and Phillies are among 11 teams that are interested in free agent closer Brian Fuentes. Rotoworld adds that the veteran left-hander is seeking a contract similar to Scott Downs’, with ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reporting last week that he was looking for a three-year deal worth around $15 million. […]

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Mets Acquire Chin-lung Hu From Dodgers For Michael Antonini

An article by posted on December 27, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Acquire Chin-lung Hu From Dodgers For Michael Antonini

The Mets have acquired SS Chin-lung Hu from the Dodgers in exchange  for LHP Michael Antonini The one time Dodgers top prospect now projects to be a utility infielder as his bat never came to match his solid glove. Hu, 26, split last season between the Dodgers and Triple-A Albuquerque of the Pacific Coast League. The […]

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