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

An article by posted on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
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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Sources: Blue Jays Have A Deal With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

An article by posted on January 6, 2015 0 Comments
Sources: Blue Jays Have A Deal With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs is reporting that the Toronto Blue Jays have a deal in place with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for $3.2 million dollars according to International sources. Apparently they had a verbal deal that will kick in on July 2. January 5 Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that teenager Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won’t be […]

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Hall of Fame Thread: Mike Piazza Shut Out Again!

An article by posted on January 6, 2015 0 Comments
Hall of Fame Thread: Mike Piazza Shut Out Again!

The BBWAA have elected four players into the Hall of Fame and they are Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, and Randy Johnson. Biggio received 82.7 percent of the votes (549 ballots cast). Johnson was 97.3, Martinez 97.1 and Smoltz at 82.9. It is the first time since 1955 that four players have been elected […]

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Mets Sign Buddy Carlyle To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 5, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Sign Buddy Carlyle To Minor League Deal

The Mets announced they have re-signed right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle to a minor-league deal with a spring-training invite. Carlyle, 37, had a 1.45 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 31.0 innings with the Mets last season, striking out 28 and walking five.

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Latest On Growing Market For Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on January 5, 2015 0 Comments
Latest On Growing Market For Ben Zobrist

January 5 According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Ben Zobrist has one of the biggest trade markets out there. He is being pursued seriously by the Giants, Nationals, Angels, and Cubs. A source told him that the Rays are said to be asking for at least one top prospect and a mid-level one. […]

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DePodesta Draws Comparisons Between Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom

An article by posted on January 5, 2015 0 Comments
DePodesta Draws Comparisons Between Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom

Mets left-handed pitching prospect, Steven Matz, had perhaps the most dominating season of any player in the Mets minors in 2014. Matz posted an excellent  2.24 ERA with 131 strikeouts in 140 innings pitched for Double-A Binghamton and Advanced-A St. Lucie. Matz also excelled in the playoffs with a phenomenal start in the Eastern League […]

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