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Follow Mets Merized Online, And Join Us On Our Crusade

An article by posted on July 16, 2011 0 Comments
Follow Mets Merized Online, And Join Us On Our Crusade

As of this morning, we now have over 3,160 dedicated Mets fans following us on Twitter. Not nearly enough for the battle that lies ahead. We are an extraordinary species and when we are banded together in great numbers, there is nothing we can’t do. We are led by a powerful force we simply know as @metsmerized, which you can […]

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Blame Sandy for K-Rod’s New Deal?

An article by posted on July 16, 2011 0 Comments

The most frustrating part about being a Mets fan lately is that every single decision seems to draw a line in the sand. You’re either with Sandy, or against him. Moves that would have seemed meaningless or worth the gamble such as signing Chris Young to a small contract are seen as reasons to complain […]

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Brewers GM Gets K-Rod To Waive Option

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments

Francisco Rodriguez has agreed to waive the vesting option on his contract, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The option stipulated that he’d make $17.5 million if he finished 55 games this year. The vesting option for 55 games finished still in place — but now it’s a mutual option, which means both sides have to […]

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Decoding Alderson’s GM-Speak: Hey Beltran, You’re Outta Here!

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments

What else was Sandy Alderson going to say? In a classic case of GM-Speak, Alderson said in a conference call, “I certainly wouldn’t draw any conclusions from this transaction,’’ regarding the trade of Francisco Rodriguez to Milwaukee. He might be the only one. This was about dumping salary, totally understandable considering the Mets didn’t want to […]

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Ready, Willing, But Are They Able?

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments
Ready, Willing, But Are They Able?

All three Mets relievers who are expected to try their hands at replacing Francisco Rodriguez weighed in on the situation on Thursday. Here is what each of them had to say about closing. “If nobody gets an ego, we’ll be just fine,” said Isringhausen (1-0, 3.14 ERA, 35 games). I don’t think any of us will […]

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Mets Finally Catch A Break…

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Finally Catch A Break…

With the Mets all set to kick off the second half of the season, they got some bad news yesterday on first baseman Ike Davis who is now facing the possibility of season ending surgery. They must also figure out a way to keep fighting the good fight without a bona fide closer, after Francisco Rodriguez was slashed […]

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Brewers PTBNL – Here Is One Possibility

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday’s trade wasn’t really about the two players to be named later.  It was about the fact this team needed to get away from the $17.5 million contract that Francisco Rodriguez would likely earn if he stayed in New Yorkmuch longer. I understand the people who want a closer to be with this team until […]

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Ike Davis To Rest Three More Weeks, Season Ending Surgery Looming

An article by posted on July 14, 2011 0 Comments

Mets first baseman Ike Davis spoke with reporters and it appears that he has suffered a setback. Davis announced that he has received a cortisone shot in his ankle to alleviate the pain that had developed after running last week. Davis will now rest for the next three weeks and hope that he can avoid season-ending microfracture surgery. Apparently, the […]

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Alderson Will Leverage Beltran For Max Return, But Make No Mistake He’s As Good As Gone

An article by posted on July 14, 2011 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson is working the phones this afternoon about Carlos Beltran. There’s a chance he could be taking more calls than making them. “Carlos’ situation is well-known, and it’s not surprising given his situation and performance this year that a lot of interest has been expressed,’’ Alderson said. “We have not pursued that interest in […]

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Izzy’s Presence Must Remain For Now

An article by posted on July 14, 2011 0 Comments
Izzy’s Presence Must Remain For Now

Many of the Mets’ young relievers will agree that Jason Isringhausen’s presence in the bullpen this season has had a positive effect on all of them. Future closers Bobby Parnell and Pedro Beato have continued to develop and mature at the major league level this season. Dillon Gee has been a revelation. D.J. Carrasco, Tim Byrdak […]

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