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Orioles Considering Frank Viola For Pitching Coach

An article by posted on November 16, 2016 0 Comments
Orioles Considering Frank Viola For Pitching Coach

According to Jim Duquette on Twitter, the Orioles are considering former Met player and coach Frank Viola to be their new pitching coach. Viola was hired by the Mets in 2011 to be the Brooklyn Cyclones pitching coach. Then, in 2012 and 2013, he was the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats pitching coach. After winning Coach […]

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Mets 2017 Roster Taking Shape, Payroll Currently At $124 Million

An article by posted on November 16, 2016 0 Comments
Mets 2017 Roster Taking Shape, Payroll Currently At $124 Million

Here we are almost four weeks before the Winter Meetings and we’re already getting a good sense of what the New York Mets will look like in 2017. After seeing Neil Walker accept his one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer on Monday, it appears the Mets infield is pretty much locked in with Lucas Duda at […]

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President Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Vin Scully

An article by posted on November 16, 2016 0 Comments
President Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Vin Scully

Vin Scully, among 20 others, have been named by President Barack Obama as this year’s recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The President described the honor as, “Not just our nation’s highest civilian honor – it’s a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Mark Melancon, RP

An article by posted on November 16, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Mark Melancon, RP

Mark Melancon Position: Relief Pitcher Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: March 28, 1985 (Age 37) As many teams look to build a shutdown bullpen, there are not too many better choices on the open market this offseason than Melancon. The New York Mets are said to be looking for bullpen help this offseason, especially […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Jose Bautista, OF

An article by posted on November 15, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Jose Bautista, OF

Jose Bautista Position: OF Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: October 19, 1980 (Age 36) Without any doubt, Bautista is one of the premier free agents on the market this offseason. A power right-handed hitting outfielder that the Mets will take a hard look at if Yoenis Cespedes signs elsewhere. Although he is surely on […]

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Press Release: St. Lucie County Extends Contract with New York Mets for 25 Years

An article by posted on November 15, 2016 0 Comments
Press Release: St. Lucie County Extends Contract with New York Mets for 25 Years

St. Lucie County Commissioners unanimously approved a new Facilities Use Agreement (FUA) with the New York Mets to provide $55 million in renovations to Tradition Field and keep professional baseball in Port St. Lucie for another 25 years. Furthermore the new agreement provides a substantial increase, roughly $400,000 a year, in promotional efforts by the […]

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Neil Walker Accepts Mets’ $17.2 Million Qualifying Offer

An article by posted on November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Neil Walker Accepts Mets’ $17.2 Million Qualifying Offer

According to Joel Sherman on Twitter, Neil Walker has accepted the Mets $17.2 million qualifying offer. Walker will clearly be the everyday second baseman next season which pretty much leaves Wilmer Flores, T.J. Rivera, David Wright, and Jose Reyes jockeying for playing time at third base or backing up at all four infield positions. Terry Collins […]

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Featured Article: Seven Veteran Pitchers Who Could Replace Colon

An article by posted on November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Article: Seven Veteran Pitchers Who Could Replace Colon

The Mets world is reeling after the news that Bartolo Colon signed with the Atlanta Braves. This was unexpected, as Colon had passed up on better offers last season to return to the Mets. Now with the team having most of its rotation coming off of injuries, they are going to probably need to acquire […]

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Yoenis Cespedes Officially Rejects Qualifying Offer

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Yoenis Cespedes Officially Rejects Qualifying Offer

In a not-so-surprising turn of events, Yoenis Cespedes has rejected the Mets’ qualifying offer, according to multiple sources. He has officially become a free agent. Cespedes, 31, is the best free agent outfielder on the market and should fetch a huge contract. He has publicly said he wants five years, and the Mets have been […]

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Lucas Duda Will Likely Be Mets Starting First Baseman

An article by posted on November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Will Likely Be Mets Starting First Baseman

Per ESPN’s Adam Rubin via Twitter, Lucas Duda will be the 2017 starting first baseman. When asked if he thinks prospect Dominic Smith would have a chance in Spring Training, Rubin said, “He has not played above Double-A, so no. Lucas Duda is the 2017 first baseman. Then it’s potentially Dominic Smith’s turn.” The Mets will […]

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