Mets News & Notes

Viola Returns As Pitching Coach For Triple-A Las Vegas

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Viola Returns As Pitching Coach For Triple-A Las Vegas

Frank Viola will return as pitching coach for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The Triple-A staff is now set as Viola joins manager Wally Backman and hitting coach Jack Voigt who succeeds George Greer. Sweet Music interviewed for the pitching coach vacancy with the Twins, but […]

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Duda Training In Port St. Lucie, Hoping To Find His Groove Against LHP

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Duda Training In Port St. Lucie, Hoping To Find His Groove Against LHP

While New York City continues to endure bitter freezing temperatures and icy cold arctic winds, down in Port St. Lucie, Florida the weather is sunny and perfect as the first signs of Spring Training begin to emerge. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets’ offseason strength and conditioning camp is back in […]

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Have The Mets Done Enough To Secure A Playoff Spot?

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Have The Mets Done Enough To Secure A Playoff Spot?

With Spring Training only six weeks away, Sandy Alderson spoke with Anthony DiComo of MLB.com and addressed the still ongoing shortstop situation. “We have obviously not added anyone,” Alderson told DiComo. “To this point, we just haven’t found anything attractive. That’s true with respect to free agents. It’s true with respect to trade possibilities. Given […]

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Takashi Toritani To Remain In Japan

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Takashi Toritani To Remain In Japan

Japanese shortstop Takashi Toritani has chosen to remain with the Hanshin Tigers, according to a report by a Japanese news outlet. Toritani issued a statement via his agent Scott Boras: “I earned my international FA option and exercised it. I spent a lot of time thinking about my options and would now like to let everyone know that […]

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Mets Issue Statement On Billboards

An article by posted on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Issue Statement On Billboards

Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal interviewed the fan behind the Mets Billboards, Gary Palumbo. His article included a statement by the New York Mets that read: “We appreciate our fans’ passion and are looking forward to the 2015 season.” Diamond writes: “As of Wednesday, his campaign was about 70% funded. But, after a […]

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True Mets Fans Don’t Settle – The Billboards Are A Go!

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True Mets Fans Don’t Settle – The Billboards Are A Go!

What may have seemed like an impossible mission only two weeks ago, came to fruition tonight as the $5,000 funding needed to erect two billboards on Roosevelt Ave. was exceeded with well over a week left to go. Gary Palumbo, who decided he had had enough of the way Mets ownership has embarrassed and mishandled […]

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Close The Hall Of Fame And Start Over

An article by posted on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
Close The Hall Of Fame And Start Over

If you’re looking for a good rant on why the BBWAA voting process for the Hall of Fame needs to be abolished, you’ll want to watch Keith Olbermann obliterate the voting body in his latest broadcast. Fans of Gil Hodges pay close attention, you’ll like this. Those of you still pissed off about Mike Piazza, […]

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Pedro Martinez Says Mets Fans Settle, Yankee Fans Don’t

An article by posted on January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Pedro Martinez Says Mets Fans Settle, Yankee Fans Don’t

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that during his Hall of Fame press conference, Pedro Martinez said that Mets fans “settle for what they have,” while “Yankees fans cannot” settle. It’s strange to hear a player contrast two fan bases from the same city that way, but the question is, is Pedro right? Ironically, I wrote […]

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Have The Mets Wrapped Up Their Offseason?

An article by posted on January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Have The Mets Wrapped Up Their Offseason?

The Mets are no longer as rigid on finding a second lefty for the bullpen, writes Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. He adds that Michael Cuddyer and John Mayberry may be the only MLB deals the Mets give out this winter. Sandy Alderson did say in December that the additions of LHP Scott Rice, who signed […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Bobby Parnell

The Mets announced they have avoided arbitration with reliever Bobby Parnell and agreed to a contract for the 2015 season. Adam Rubin reports that Parnell will get the same $3.7 million he earned last season. Parnell, 30, underwent Tommy John surgery last April and is expected to return to action in mid April or early […]

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