Mets News & Notes

The Dark Side Of D.J. Carrasco, Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments
The Dark Side Of D.J. Carrasco, Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Mark Simon of ESPN New York just put some scary thoughts into my head this morning. While he has some good things to say about the Mets acquisition of D.J. Carrasco, there’s one thing about him that looms ominously over his career. But there is a kryptonite that has plagued Carrasco throughout his major league […]

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Madoff Trustee Sues Mets Owners

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

The trustee seeking assets for victims of Bernard L. Madoff’s huge fraud on Tuesday sued the Wilpon family, the owners of the New York Mets, which had invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the global Ponzi scheme. Sterling Equities, the Wilpon-controlled company that owns the Mets, was named as a defendant in the case […]

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Mets Sign D.J. Carrasco To 2-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Sign D.J. Carrasco To 2-Year Deal

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets and free-agent, right-handed reliever D.J. Carrasco have agreed to a two-year deal, Carrasco, was 3-2 with a 3.68 ERA and .239 batting average against last season for Pittsburgh and Arizona. He held right-handed hitters to a .228 batting average, while left-handed batters hit .260 against him.   Carrasco, 34 in April, […]

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Russell Martin To Mets Rumors Much Ado About Nothing

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

With an anxious fan base craving any kind of moves from the Mets, and a bevy of journalists and writers willing to give them some hope, even if nobody really believes anything is going to happen, the rumors keep pouring in. The More Sandy Alderson goes in front of a camera and says don’t expect much if […]

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Mets Add Another Coach While At Winter Meetings

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are keeping busy in Orlando interviewing several candidates for a few remaining open positions on the coaching staff including that of first base coach, hitting instructor and bullpen coach which has just been filled.. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets will hire Jon Debus as bullpen coach, succeeding Randy […]

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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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