Carlos Beltran Signed With Mets 10 Years Ago Today

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Carlos Beltran Signed With Mets 10 Years Ago Today

On January 13, 2005, ten years ago today, the Mets signed free agent  Carlos Beltran to a seven year, $119 million dollar contract. I can’t recall a greater Mets player who was as under-appreciated as Beltran was when he was with the Mets, despite always giving it everything he had and delivering countless big hits and big […]

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MMO Fan Shot: What Run Differential Doesn’t Tell You

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MMO Fan Shot: What Run Differential Doesn’t Tell You

An MMO Fan Shot by Joey D. While I expect the Mets to take a significant step forward this season, I have to disagree with the case many make for the Mets based on their run differential last season. Run differential numbers are useless because of the missing nuts and bolts that are hidden behind […]

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Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

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Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

In perusing old magazines ferreting unusual sports stories that might be topics on my Tip-Off sports radio show, I found an interesting quote from the New York Mets’ recently hired hitting coach, Kevin Long. Mind you now, Long had yet to be released by the Yankees and hired by the Mets when he made his […]

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Pirates Agree To 4-Year Deal With SS Jung-Ho Kang

An article by posted on January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Pirates Agree To 4-Year Deal With SS Jung-Ho Kang

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang to a four-year, $16 million dollar contract. The Yonhap News Agency adds that the Pirates paid a slightly greater than $5M posting fee, bringing the total cost for the shortstop to around $21 million. Even if he fails to come […]

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Mets Have No. 5 Ranked Rotation In MLB, Could Develop Into Best

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Mets Have No. 5 Ranked Rotation In MLB, Could Develop Into Best

In a feature for ESPN Insider, Buster Olney ranked the top 10 starting rotations in baseball. He ranks the Washington Nationals at No. 1 and the Los Angeles Dodgers right behind them at No. 2. Olney placed the Mets rotation at No. 5 in the majors but also added that it could develop into the […]

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Why Are Teams Always Insisting On Syndergaard?

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Why Are Teams Always Insisting On Syndergaard?

As we reported last night, another potential deal for a shortstop – in this case Ian Desmond – fell by the wayside when the Tampa Bay Rays insisted on Noah Syndergaard plus another prospect in return. They also demanded Syndergaard in a trade for Ben Zobrist before eventually trading him to Oakland. It’s amazing how […]

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Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

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Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

I like to think I stay on top of the news and opinions when it comes to the Mets. Besides for checking online newspapers daily I read at least three popular Mets blogs and follow on Twitter dozens of people who discuss the team. On balance there seems to be a lot of optimism regarding […]

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Mets Recently Balked at Potential Deals for Ben Zobrist and Ian Desmond

An article by posted on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Recently Balked at Potential Deals for Ben Zobrist and Ian Desmond

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets were discussing a three-team blockbuster trade that would have landed them shortstop Ian Desmond from the Nationals while Washington ended up with second baseman Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Rays. The three teams were discussing the deal in recent days, but the “conversations […]

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Backman Expresses Concern About Playing Flores and Murphy Up The Middle

An article by posted on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Backman Expresses Concern About Playing Flores and Murphy Up The Middle

Wally Backman takes a photo with avid Mets fan Reymundo at the QBC Always a fan favorite, Wally Backman was a big hit on Saturday at the Queens Baseball Convention where he signed autographs, took photos with fans, and participated in a Q&A panel with ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Backman, who will return for his fourth […]

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Allan Dykstra Could Surprise For Rays This Season

An article by posted on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Could Surprise For Rays This Season

In every organization, there are players that fly under the radar despite consistently producing at a high level in the minor leagues. Once these players reach minor league free agency, they are finally given a chance to replicate their minor league success in bigs. Last year, utility man Yangervis Solarte broke camp as the Yankees […]

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