Mets Still Want MLB To Protect Pick, Will Go All Out For Bourn

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Mets Still Want MLB To Protect Pick, Will Go All Out For Bourn

A Mets source told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that the front office is still trying to get MLB to allow them to keep their first-round pick if they sign Michael Bourn. They are still trying to determine whether they can convince Bourn to sign a potential backloaded deal and that they will go “all out on the compensation” […]

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The Super Bowl: 3 Hours Closer To Opening Day

An article by posted on February 3, 2013 0 Comments
The Super Bowl: 3 Hours Closer To Opening Day

Hall of Fame second basenan Rogers Hornsby was once asked what he does all winter. He replied, “I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” After champagne is poured in the locker room and the commissioner presents the World Series trophy to the winning manager, I start the […]

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Mets Serious About Lyon, But No Deal Yet As He Talks To Other Teams

An article by posted on February 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Serious About Lyon, But No Deal Yet As He Talks To Other Teams

Updated 7:00 PM Mets definitely serious about Brandon Lyon, but one major league source says the reliever is still talking to a few clubs. No deal done yet, writes Andy Martino of thre Daily News. But Mets are quite confident that deal with Lyon will get done. Original Post 4:00 PM The Mets and free agent […]

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Dice-K Talking With Mets? Not So Fast…

An article by posted on February 3, 2013 0 Comments
Dice-K Talking With Mets? Not So Fast…

Updated by Joe D. Here we go again… Last month’s rumor that Daisuke Matsuzaka was being courted by the Mets, as reported by Hochi Shimbun from a Japanese newspaper, is making the rounds again today. This rumor was already shot down by the Mets two weeks ago, when a team source immediately disputed the report by Shimbun to […]

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Where Have You Gone, Lastings Milledge?

An article by posted on February 3, 2013 0 Comments
Where Have You Gone, Lastings Milledge?

A few days ago, my fav’rit Gal For All Seasons continued her new weekly series on a topic near and dear to her – what she likes to call post-traumatic Mets disorder – by discussing her survival of Lastings Milledge.   For those of you who have tried to block out the Omar Minaya era […]

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If You Re-Build It They Will Come?

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If You Re-Build It They Will Come?

You know the old saying from the classic baseball movie Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta. If you built it they will come… That hasn’t exactly been a case of life imitating art where the Mets are concerned. In fact, it’s not even close. According to a report by ESPN, Mets attendance […]

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Literally Mets: Blue (and Orange) Ink

An article by posted on February 3, 2013 0 Comments
Literally Mets: Blue (and Orange) Ink

While the New York Mets have been relatively quiet this winter, past and present media have stepped up to fill-in-the-blanks. Before Opening Day at least five new Mets-related books have been, or will be, released. The two most anticipated releases will happen over the next month. Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza will release his autobiography, […]

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Mets Should Take A Shot On Outfielder Russ Canzler

An article by posted on February 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Take A Shot On Outfielder Russ Canzler

To make room for newly-acquired slugger Travis Hafner, the Yankees designated outfielder Russ Canzler for assignment. Canzler is no stranger to being DFA’d. After spending last season with the Cleveland Indians, Canzler was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays in December, reclaimed by the Tribe in January, and finally claimed by the Yankees two weeks […]

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Being Brutally Honest Is Somewhat Refreshing

An article by posted on February 2, 2013 0 Comments
Being Brutally Honest Is Somewhat Refreshing

If you haven’t checked out this interview with Mark Teixeira by Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, you should. After all, how often is it that you see a $200 million dollar ballplayer who is on the decline say something like this… “I have no problem with anybody in New York, any fan, saying you’re […]

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How The Miracle Mets Were Built: The Spring Of 1969

An article by posted on February 2, 2013 0 Comments
How The Miracle Mets Were Built: The Spring Of 1969

Welcome to Part Three of my exclusive four part series entitled, How The Miracle Mets Were Built. If haven’t read my first two installments you check them out here: The Spring Of 1968 - The 1968 Offseason.  With no major acquisitions over the winter, the focus in spring training was primarily on the young players. The one exception was […]

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