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Catchers Market Shrinking Fast

An article by posted on December 3, 2011 0 Comments
Catchers Market Shrinking Fast

Despite the Winter Meetings still days away, the market for catchers has shrunk by more than 50% in the first four weeks of free agency. As you will see in the chart I created below, only seven of 15 catchers initially available remain. In addition to the catchers that signed already, several have been moved […]

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Doug’s Dugout: I Want My Maypo

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Doug’s Dugout: I Want My Maypo

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: being a Mets fan, trades, and other thoughts rattling around in an empty head: My friends it’s confusing being a Mets fan theses days. On one hand I can understand that GM Sandy Alderson is trying to rebuild the farm system while simultaneously stock a competitive team that the […]

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Will The Citi Field Fences Benefit Mets’ Opponents More Than The Mets?

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Will The Citi Field Fences Benefit Mets’ Opponents More Than The Mets?

Construction has begun on moving in the outfield walls at Citi Field to make the ballpark more ‘hitter friendly.’ To date, the new stadium in Flushing has been a cavernous structure where home runs go to die. The Great Wall of Flushing and the Mo’s Zone right center gap have left hitters thinking home run […]

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What If Jose Reyes Had Switched Agents?

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
What If Jose Reyes Had Switched Agents?

Before you read this, understand that I want nothing more than to see the Mets re-sign Jose Reyes (within reason).  That said, I want to shed some light on all the latest Jose Reyes news of the last 2-3 days with the caveat that I do so not as a biased Mets fan, but as […]

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Mets Need More Time To Pay Back $25M Loan From MLB

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Need More Time To Pay Back $25M Loan From MLB

According to Josh Kosman & Kaja Whitehouse of the NY Post, the Mets are seeking at least a four-month extension to pay back the $25 million emergency loan they got last year from Major League Baseball, while they work on closing the sales of minority stakes in the franchise. “An extension has been discussed with […]

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Alderson: We Want To Have Franchise Players

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson: We Want To Have Franchise Players

Sandy Alderson, J.P. Ricciardi, John Ricco and Paul DePodesta were all on hand to host a Hot Stove Talk with Season Ticket holders on Wednesday at Citi Field. The Mets tweeted many of the responses which I thought was very cool of them and a few of them shed some light on a lot of […]

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The Sad and Abominable State Of Mets Catching

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, catcher Jorge Posada, formerly of the Yankees, contacted the Mets who told him they were not interested because they’re looking for a defensive back-up. As we’ve all talked about a lot on this site this past season. Ronny Paulino was a big fail in that regard and may I remind […]

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MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #7 Juan Lagares, OF

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #7 Juan Lagares, OF

The Mets first signed Juan Lagares out of the Dominican Republic as an IFA in 2006, just two months after his 17th birthday. At the time Lagares was a highly regarded hitter who also happened to be a shortstop. He spent that first professional summer learning the basics in the Dominican Summer League. The smart […]

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Nationals Strong On Cespedes, Even Stronger On Fielder

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Nationals Strong On Cespedes, Even Stronger On Fielder

The Washington Nationals have made no secret of their goal to add an impact power bat to their lineup this offseason. GM Mike Rizzo is currently in the Dominican Republic scouting Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, reports Bill Ladson of MLB.com. The Nationals believe Cespedes is big league ready and believe the right-handed-hitting slugger would fit nicely with Michael […]

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Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

While details about the new CBA are still coming in, it seems one thing is quite apparent about this new deal. It was an exercise in balancing the inequities in the league. It starts off by balancing the AL and NL to have the same number of teams. While this does not appear to have […]

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