Mets News & Notes

Nationals Talkin’ Shit, But Don’t Count Us Out Yet

An article by posted on January 22, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Talkin’ Shit, But Don’t Count Us Out Yet

Michael Cuddyer was at Citi Field today entertaining some local kids at a charity event. Afterward while speaking to reporters, he responded to the hype surrounding the Washington Nationals being the best team in the NL East and comments by ownership and management about their powerhouse rotation. “I think the ‘Baseball Almanac’ would be written […]

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Mets Minority Share Owner Speaks On Cuba and Shortstop Situation

An article by posted on January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Minority Share Owner Speaks On Cuba and Shortstop Situation

During the latest episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, the comedic host, who also happens to own a minority stake in the Mets, made light of the team’s shortstop situation. While segueing into the recent policy change about normalizing relations with Cuba, Maher says: I don’t know if this is legal or not, […]

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Mets Tickets Sales Are Up 19 Percent Over Last Year

An article by posted on January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Tickets Sales Are Up 19 Percent Over Last Year

Mets ticket sales are exceeding expectations and are now projected to be significantly higher over last year, Mets chief revenue officer Lou DePaoli told Newsday. “Obviously, we’re going to project for the attendance to go up again,” said DePaoli. “We’re still trying to wrap our hands around exactly what that could look like. Ticket sales […]

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Mets Odds To Win World Series Now At 33:1

An article by posted on January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Odds To Win World Series Now At 33:1

In their latest Baseball Futures, leading online sports bookers Bovada, cast the Mets with 33/1 odds to win the World Series, that’s higher than last month when they were at 25/1. The Nationals jumped ahead of the Dodgers and Red Sox to become the odds-on favorite. Both the Marlins and Braves gained some ground and […]

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MMO Mailbag: Frustration Is Reaching Critical Mass

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Frustration Is Reaching Critical Mass

Frank Jr. asks… So now the Mets say they cant afford Yoan Moncada? I thought the financial problems were in the rear view mirror? I thought the Mets were ready to start tapping into the International free agent market? I thought we were going to start spending once the team’s young core of players arrived? […]

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Spending Does Not Equate To Success

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
Spending Does Not Equate To Success

Cringing because the Mets failed to acquire Ben Zobrist or Ian Desmond? Love to criticize the Wilpons for running a small market team in the big apple? You may disagree with me, but I don’t their either of those opinions are valid, and I’m here to tell you why. I know the Mets’ payroll has […]

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Olney: Mets Are the Losers of the Max Scherzer Deal

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
Olney: Mets Are the Losers of the Max Scherzer Deal

Buster Olney of ESPN lists the winners and losers of the Max Scherzer mega-deal agreed to this weekend, listing the Nationals, baseball players in general, and Scott Boras as the big winners. The Nationals, he says, have properly groomed their trade leverage in the first 48 hours after the deal  The on-background message being dispensed […]

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How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2015?

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2015?

A reader sent me a link to this 2015 NL Preview from FanGraphs who project the Mets to have a 79-83 season. That total seems very low to me, and basically their expecting the Mets to have a season similar to last year. Here’s their glass half full, glass half empty takes: Reasons for optimism […]

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Where Does Mets Payroll Currently Stand

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
Where Does Mets Payroll Currently Stand

Here is the most recent update for the Mets payroll calculating in last week’s arbitration settlements for Murphy, Tejada and Gee. Guaranteed Contracts ($82.93M) David Wright $20.0M Curtis Granderson $16.0M Bartolo Colon $11.0M Michael Cuddyer $8.5M Daniel Murphy $8.0M Dillon Gee $5.4M Jon Niese $7.0M Bobby Parnell $3.7M Ruben Tejada $1.88M John Mayberry Jr. $1.45M […]

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Brewers Deal RHP Yovani Gallardo To Rangers

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Brewers Deal RHP Yovani Gallardo To Rangers

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Texas Rangers have acquired Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers for a package of shortstop Luis Sardinas and two right-handed pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan. Gallardo, 28, was 8-11 last season with a 3.51 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. He’s a quality arm that’s made at […]

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