Mets Inquired About Bailey, Will Likely Target Rauch, Lidge, Francisco

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Inquired About Bailey, Will Likely Target Rauch, Lidge, Francisco

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets would love to trade for Oakland’s Andrew Bailey, but the more likely scenario has the Mets signing one or two relievers from a list that includes Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Brad Lidge and Matt Capps. As you can read below, the Mets have checked in on […]

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Mets’ Front Office Discuss Plans For 2012 Season And Beyond

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets’ Front Office Discuss Plans For 2012 Season And Beyond

On Wednesday, Sandy Alderson, Paul DePodesta, John Ricco and J.P. Ricciardi were on hand at Citi Field to discuss their plans for the 2012 season and beyond as they get ready for the Winter Meetings that begin tomorrow. Here are some of the comments they made: Sandy Alderson: We are committed to a winning team […]

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Mets Considering A Reunion With RHP Luis Ayala

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Considering A Reunion With RHP Luis Ayala

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN XM via Twitter, there are six teams in on RHP Luis Ayala; the Mets, Yankees, Rays, Blue Jays, Angels and Red Sox. That sounds like a lot of competition for Ayala, who turns 34 in January and is coming off a solid comeback season in 2011 that saw him […]

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Pedro Martinez To Retire

An article by posted on December 3, 2011 0 Comments
Pedro Martinez To Retire

Pedro Martinez will soon announce his official retirement, according to MLB.com. Pedro Martinez, who put together one of the best four-year stretches as a starter in Major League history, told MLB.com’s Evan Drellich that he’s planning to officially announce his retirement soon. Martinez, 40, last pitched in the Majors in 2009 with the Phillies, making nine […]

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Sandy Alderson On If Jose Reyes Is A Franchise Player

An article by posted on December 3, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson On If Jose Reyes Is A Franchise Player

On Thursday, Sandy Alderson hosted a conference call with a few Mets bloggers that was by far the best one I ever participated in. We had some great questions from everyone and Sandy, who was very cordial, took his time and answered all of our questions concisely and proficiently. The tone of the call was […]

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Mets Today: How Long Is Mets Rebuilding Plan?

An article by posted on December 3, 2011 0 Comments

Joe Janish of Mets Today asks the question, “how long is the Mets rebuilding plan?” Assuming you believe the Mets are in a “rebuilding phase”, how long do you think the rebuilding plan will last? And why / how did you arrive at that time frame? The reason I ask is because there seems to […]

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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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Dodgers Sign Capuano; Pitched Best Game Of 2011 Season For Mets

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Dodgers Sign Capuano; Pitched Best Game Of 2011 Season For Mets

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, former Mets LHP Chris Capuano has agreed to terms with the Dodgers on a two year, $10 million contract. Honestly, as much as I would have liked to have Capuano back on a one-year deal, his chances to re-sign with the Mets was doomed the moment he mentioned he wanted a two-year […]

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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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Padres Hire Omar Minaya

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Padres Hire Omar Minaya

According to SI.com, the San Diego Padres have hired former Mets GM Omar Minaya. Minaya, the former GM of the Montreal Expos, held the same post with the New York Mets from 2005 to 2010. The Dominican-born Minaya was baseball’s first Latino general manager, and Angels owner Arte Moreno, who was baseball’s first Latino owner, was […]

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