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2011 Mets Player Review: Justin Turner, 2B

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Mets Player Review: Justin Turner, 2B

JUSTIN TURNER THE SKINNY: With second base a black hole last season when Brad Emaus didn’t make it and Daniel Murphy was hurt, Turner played more than anticipated. His playing time also increased when Jose Reyes twice went on the disabled list and Tejada played shortstop. PRE-SEASON EXPECTATIONS: In the minor leagues, where he had […]

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MMO Interview With Baseball Digest’s Mark Healey

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, Mark Healey was kind enough to answer a few questions for me on the state of the New York Mets. For those of you who don’t know, Mark is the Online Editor for Baseball Digest and also hosts, BD Fantasy Baseball on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. Among his many other projects, Mark is the Co-publisher and […]

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A Dog Named Jose and a Cockatiel Named Gil

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
A Dog Named Jose and a Cockatiel Named Gil

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, a huge Mets fan, is creating quite a buzz these days with his decision to name his dog after shortstop Jose Reyes. Another funny quote from Seinfeld came when he appeared on David Letterman on Wednesday night and said: “You want to know why the dog is named Jose? … The dog […]

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Meaningful Games In September, Requires Meaningful Spending In Offseason

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments
Meaningful Games In September, Requires Meaningful Spending In Offseason

It certainly was eye-opening to read about what the Texas Rangers gave closer Joe Nathan, who is coming off Tommy John surgery. At 37, Nathan will get a two-year deal worth $14.5 million. Is he worth it? Apparently he is to the Texas Rangers, who’ll be writing the checks, and that’s all that really matters. […]

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Baseball Shoots Themselves In The Foot Again

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments
Baseball Shoots Themselves In The Foot Again

I wonder what my fellow Mets fans think of this Luxury Tax and Penalties that the new CBA will institute for the Amateur Draft and International Free Agent spending. NBC Sports has a an excerpt I want you yo read: Specifically, the tax on amateur draft bonus seems downright punitive. If teams exceed the bonus limit set […]

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Mets 2011 Player Review: Lucas Duda, RF

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments

We began our review of the 2011 Mets by examining their free agents and players the team will consider tending contracts to. We started evaluating the rest of the roster, beginning with infielder Ruben Tejada and continue today with Lucas Duda. Tomorrow: Justin Turner. LUCAS DUDA, RF THE SKINNY: Duda is power personified. When he […]

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Mets Sign Adam Loewen To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Adam Loewen To Minor League Deal

Matt Eddy of Baseball America has reported that the Mets have gone ahead and signed minor league free agent outfielder Adam Loewen to a minor league contract. The former pitcher and Orioles first round pick, ran into some major control problems and bouts with wildness and is now reinventing himself as an outfielder, much like Rick Ankiel before him. His […]

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An Interview With MetsBlog’s Matt Cerrone

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments

Recently, Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog was kind enough to answer a few questions for me via email, in which he shares his thoughts on some of the issues facing the Mets and the current state of the team. Joe – I am very concerned about Johan Santana despite the rosy outlook that he will be ready for […]

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MMO Hot Stove Report – Nov. 21

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Hot Stove Report – Nov. 21

Another week has come and gone and although no turkey has been eaten yet, teams are gobbling up free agents on the open market. Rumors are beginning to swirl and trades are starting to be discussed as the framework for deals are starting to form. Here is everything you need to know in the baseball […]

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Joe Nathan Signs With Rangers

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments
Joe Nathan Signs With Rangers

According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, former Twins closer Joe Nathan has signed a two-year deal worth $14MM with the Texas Rangers. The deal reportedly includes an option for 2014 which is worth an additional $7MM according to SI.com’s Jon Heyman. Last month Joe Nathan, a New York native, told reporters he would like to […]

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