Where There’s Black Smoke…There’s Nothing

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Where There’s Black Smoke…There’s Nothing

It seems like for the past, I dunno, five eon’s, we’ve been discussing whether or not the New York Mets were going to sign free agent outfielder, former Atlanta Brave, Michael Bourn. Some of us thought it was all a ruse to begin with, that the Mets were playing with our fragile hopes and dreams […]

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DiComo: Mets Keep Their Cursed 11th Overall Pick

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This comment from Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, kind of put things into perspective for me, or at the very least it gives one pause to consider what just happened tonight. So what exactly did the Mets fight to keep? The 11th overall Draft pick has a bizarre history of busts relative to the picks around […]

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Mets Catcher John Buck Is More Throwback Than Throw-In

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Mets Catcher John Buck Is More Throwback Than Throw-In

When the Mets sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto earlier this offseason (along with Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas), they received two of the Blue Jays’ top prospects in Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard.  Toronto also threw in veteran catcher John Buck to complete the deal.  Buck is expected to begin the season as the Mets’ […]

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Featured Post: Hope Springs Eternal For The Mets

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Featured Post: Hope Springs Eternal For The Mets

Everybody has a chance in March It’s a cliché, but it is always worth mentioning: Hope springs eternal. And it’s never truer than with baseball. As we sip our coffee — and some of you shovel snow in the northeast — on this final Sunday before pitchers and catcher report, cool breezes and temperatures in […]

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Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Pitching Prospect Hansel Robles

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Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Pitching Prospect Hansel Robles

Hansel Robles, RHP Bats: R  Throws: R Height: 5’11″  Weight: 185 lb. Position: Pitcher Age: 22 MMO Top Prospect Ranking: 20  ETA: 2014 Background: Here is an excerpt from the recent MMO Top 25 Prospect list, where Robles was ranked No. 20: Signed as an international free agent in August of 2008, Robles did everything in […]

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Mets Locker Room Real Estate Values: Past and Present

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Mets Locker Room Real Estate Values: Past and Present

You can learn a lot about a baseball team from its locker room. The clubhouse is where relationships form, character is revealed and leaders speak out (or not). For the major league rookie, clubhouse real estate is valuable — sometimes priceless. Imagine being the rookie who spent eight months out of the year next to […]

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2013 Mets Projections: David Wright, 3B

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2013 Mets Projections: David Wright, 3B

A year ago, all the talk surrounding David Wright involved his long-term future with the club. A few down years in a row made people start to wonder if we would ever see the David Wright of old (circa 2006) ever again. Would the Mets re-sign him? Would they sell low and flip him for prospects? Well, […]

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3 Up & 3 Down – The Spring Has Sprung Edition

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3 Up & 3 Down – The Spring Has Sprung Edition

All is right with the world… Pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie today and Spring Training games are right around the corner. It’s been a tough offseason weather-wise where I live. Superstorm Sandy kicked our butts in October, and this past weekend Nemo dumped about two feet of snow on my house. But […]

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Will Mike Piazza’s Admissions Still Wind Up Hurting Hall Of Fame Chances?

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Will Mike Piazza’s Admissions Still Wind Up Hurting Hall Of Fame Chances?

I am so excited to receive my copy of Mike Piazza’s autobiography, Long Shot, which I pre-ordered several weeks ago. But of course, I can’t control myself in reading all the news stories about what is actually in the book before I read it for myself. So that leads me to a very intriguing discussion. […]

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Brandon Lyon Contract Details, Not Looking To Be Team’s Closer

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Brandon Lyon Contract Details, Not Looking To Be Team’s Closer

A major league source revealed the details of Brandon Lyon‘s contract to ESPN New York. Lyon can earn as much as $2.3 million broken down as follows: $650,000 maximum in appearance bonuses $100,000 for reaching 40, 45, 50 and 55 games $125,000 for reaching 60 and 65 games. $250,000 maximum in games-finished bonuses $50,000 apiece […]

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