Mets Conference Call Summary

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a quick recap of some of the highlights of today’s conference call with the media regarding Carlos Beltran. Mets Assistant GM John Ricco conducted the call while Jay Horwitz moderated. Burkhardt – Did Carlos Beltran do this without team permission? Ricco - There is an issue with the process in that we told the the […]

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MLB News: Marlins Increase Payroll, Dodgers Keep Kemp

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

The Associated Press reports that the Florida Marlins have reached an agreement with the MLB Players Union to increase spending after complaints were filed that the Marlins payroll has been so small that it violated baseball’s revenue sharing provisions. The deal was announced today in a joint statement by the Marlins, the players union and Major League Baseball. Beyond the statement […]

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Beltran Surgery Aftermath Fueling Wild Speculation

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

The news that Carlos Beltran underwent arthroscopic surgery on his ailing knee, hit Mets fans like a tidal wave on Wednesday night. The procedure was performed in Colorado by his personal physician, Dr. Richard Steadman. The Mets issued a statement that he would be able to resume baseball activities in 12 weeks, but who knows when […]

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Remembering June 5, 1987

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

Mark McGwire’s admission that he used steroids is both a black eye and a small weight off Major League Baseball’s collective shoulder at the same time.  I mean, this wasn’t something we all didn’t know, but at the same time, it’s important for guys like Mac to come clean.  After thrilling us with the Great […]

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Around The Majors: Sheets, LaRoche, and More

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

Ben Sheets, who after refusing to throw for teams early in the offseason, will apparently put his repaired right arm on display for suitors. Sheets, 31, has drawn interest from many teams, though it has generally been tempered because of his exorbitant contract demands for a pitcher with injury problems. Sheets has asked for a […]

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You Can’t Win ‘Em All: Pitcher/Batter Showdowns

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

Coming through in the clutch is a great measure of a baseball player’s value.  Who is and who isn’t clutch.  MMO readers have had numerous heated arguments on this subject.  Just remember – No player can be clutch all the time. Here are my top ten battles in which Mets pitchers or batters failed to […]

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McGwire, McGriff, Delgado: Who Gets Into The Hall First?

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

With all the recent talk about Mark McGwire, I’ve decided to think about first basemen and the Hall of Fame.  The last MLB first baseman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was Eddie Murray in 2003.  Therefore, when the Class of 2010 was announced last week and only Andre Dawson was voted in, […]

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Say It Aint So: The Worst Thing To Ever Happen To Our Game

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

Safe to say none of us were really shocked when Mark McGwire admitted using steroids. The court of public opinion had already found him guilty and on Monday Big Mac admitted what we all suspected and knew in our hearts for years. It does, however, give us reason to look at the long term effects […]

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Latest Mets Hot Stove: O-Dog, Molina, Delgado

An article by posted on January 12, 2010 0 Comments

According to Bill Ladson who covers the Washington Nationals for MLB.com, second baseman Orlando Hudson is seeking a $9 million dollar contract for next season. The market for second baseman is very soft and in my opinion, Hudson will end up taking a one year deal just as he did last season. The Mets would still like […]

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Vindicated, Cooperstown, Car Salesmen and 61

An article by posted on January 12, 2010 0 Comments

Mark McGwire’s admission to steroid and PED use on Monday, has brought some hotly contested issues to the forefront. Some of these debates may never be settled, while others will be decided over time. I have my own opinions on all these issues. Jose Canseco – Mark McGwire was the lead character in the tell-all […]

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