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Prospect Pulse: The 2012 Savannah Sand Gnats

An article by posted on 18/01/2012 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: The 2012 Savannah Sand Gnats

With a little more than a month to go before the start of Spring Training, the time has finally arrived for Petey’s 2012 Mets’ Long Season Minor League Roster Preview! Woooo Hooooo! I know that all winter long, you’ve been anxiously awaiting this series in which Petey either impresses the pants off people, or makes […]

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Mike Pelfrey Signed For What!

An article by posted on 17/01/2012 0 Comments

2011: 7 W, 13 L, 4.74 ERA, 1.47 WHIP I just heard from Adam Rubin of ESPN, that Mike Pelfrey has avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year deal for <brace yourself> $5.675 million dollars. Wow, that’s incredible… That’s a $1.75 million dollar raise for Big Pelf who is coming off one of the worst […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Rebuilding Strategy All Wrong?

An article by posted on 16/01/2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Rebuilding Strategy All Wrong?

Here’s a new feature that will take a look at some of the stuff making the rounds in the Mets blogosphere. Tell us if you think the following statement is Fair or Foul. Trying to piecemeal together a ballclub like the Mets have done almost never works. Incremental upgrades work for contending teams. They’re wasted […]

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Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Bret Mitchell

An article by posted on 16/01/2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Bret Mitchell

This week I caught up with NY Mets right-handed pitching prospect, Bret Mitchell. Bret was the 2011 Sterling Award Winner as the Kingsport Mets Pitcher of the Year. The Mets were fortunate to be able to get a quality arm like Mitchell’s with their 12th round pick in the 2010 draft.  Now, after rehabbing from […]

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My Mock Up On Mets Retired Numbers

An article by posted on 15/01/2012 0 Comments
My Mock Up On Mets Retired Numbers

Over at MetsBlog, I saw this mock-up of how Mike Piazza’s retired number would look on the wall at Citi Field. I was bored today so I quickly made a mock-up of my own…  What do you think? Then I thought, hey wait a second the walls are going to be blue this season, so…

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mike Piazza’s Mets Legacy

An article by posted on 15/01/2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mike Piazza’s Mets Legacy

Here’s a new feature that will take a look at some of the stuff making the rounds in the Mets blogosphere. Tell us if you think the following statement is Fair or Foul. It is probably unfair, but to me this encapsulates the 8-year Piazza Era in New York; a time marked by some spectacular […]

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If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

An article by posted on 14/01/2012 0 Comments
If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

Michael Baron of MetsBlog wrote the following this morning regarding the Mets projected starting rotation: According to FanGraphs, Bill James predicts Gee will go 8-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 160 innings, Niese will go 9-10 with a 4.28 ERA in 160 innings, Dickey will go 12-11 with a 3.89 ERA, Pelfrey will go 9-11 […]

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Mets Announce Ronny Cedeno Signing

An article by posted on 13/01/2012 52 Comments
Mets Announce Ronny Cedeno Signing

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed infielder Ronny Cedeno to a one-year major league contract. Cedeno, 28, hit .249 (103-413) with 43 runs scored, 25 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 32 RBI in 128 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011. He made 118 starts at shortstop and ranked […]

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Is Being A Met Fan Like A Greek Tragedy?

An article by posted on 13/01/2012 0 Comments
Is Being A Met Fan Like A Greek Tragedy?

David Groveman of Mack’s Mets had an interesting post in which he compares Mets fans to the Greek mythological figure King Sisyphus who was cursed to rolling a huge boulder uphill for eternity. The tragic fate of this Jerk of a King is similar in many ways to my experience as a Met fan. The Mets begin […]

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Who Is The Mets’ Best Offseason Acquisition?

An article by posted on 13/01/2012 0 Comments
Who Is The Mets’ Best Offseason Acquisition?

No, there were no big, splashy signings this offseason, but we did manage to sign some useful players that could help the Mets be very competitive in 2012. As I look over the list of new additions, none really jump out at me as far as who might have the biggest impact, but I do […]

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