Tim Teufel Officially Named Bisons Manager

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments
Tim Teufel Officially Named Bisons Manager

As first reported by Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Tim Teufel has officially been named the manger of the Buffalo Bisons. The move was expected, but had not been announced until today. Terry Collins will be on hand as the keynote speaker at a luncheon to precede the press conference. Cold and frigid is […]

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What Would Bay and Wright Say If They Got The Chance?

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments

An interesting tweet from Rustin C. Dodd, a writer for kansascity.com via MetsBlog that really makes one wonder. Best Royals quote of 2011 so far? Jeff Francoeur on hitting in the Mets’ spacious park: “Citi Field is a damn joke.” No current Met has ever had anything negative to say about the vastness of Citi Field, but plenty […]

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Mets Sign Tim Byrdak To A Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Tim Byrdak To A Minor League Deal

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, confirms what was reported late last night by NY Baseball Digest. Tim Byrdak has signed a minor league deal with the Mets and will be invited to spring training. If used properly, he can be very effective and a serious weapon for Terry Collins against left handed sluggers like Ryan […]

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R.A. Dickey: Knuckleballer Eager For Continued Success in 2011

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments

Before I get into the interview with R.A. Dickey from the Citi Field Kids Day on Wednesday, let me set up the situation. Dickey walks out with his customary beard but with an insane bro-flow going on. Listening to him speak made me feel like I was sitting in English Literature class. His appearance and […]

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Scott Hairston Signs Major League Deal, So Long Duda…

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
Scott Hairston Signs Major League Deal, So Long Duda…

Updated Post 3:00 PM Initially it was first reported that Scott Hairston was signed to a minor league contract. We have now learned that it is indeed a Major League contract. Coupled with the signing of Chris Young which was also announced today, the Mets must clear two spots from the 40 Man Roster, not […]

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More Money In 2012? What Money?

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin grabbed an interesting quote from Mets COO Jeff Wilpon at a Mets-FDNY event today at beautiful, tropical Randall’s Island. “I don’t think they realize the payroll is up in the $145 million or better range,” Wilpon said about casual observers. “I don’t think people realize that. Unfortunately, we were somewhat hamstrung by what […]

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Mets Officially Announce Chris Young Deal

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Chris Young Deal

The Mets have officially announced the signing of right-hander Chris Young this afternoon as well as that of outfielder Scott Hairston to one year deals. GM Sandy Alderson spoke glowingly about Young in a press release, “Chris has the potential to make a big contribution this year. We were together in San Diego when he was […]

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An Optimistic Collins Rounds The Bases

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
An Optimistic Collins Rounds The Bases

It was cold and rainy outside, but there was a definite feel of spring in the air inside Citi Field this afternoon when manager Terry Collins and several players played host to 25 fifth and sixth graders at the Mets’ third annual After School Sports Program. COLLINS: Getting ready for spring training. With spring training […]

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Dickey Believes A Multi-Year Deal Is Still Possible

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
Dickey Believes A Multi-Year Deal Is Still Possible

   As we reported on Tuesday (see original post below), R.A. Dickey is in store for huge raise even if he were to lose his arbitration case with the Mets next month. The lowest Dickey can earn will be the $3.35 million that the Mets submitted as their arbitration figure, a $2.7 million dollar raise […]

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Morning Grind: Santana, Harris, Hairston, Young

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments

Hope everyone is having a good week…  Here are the recent Mets headlines: Mets Sign Willie Harris, Scott Hairston Adding depth to the outfield, the Mets have inked outfielders Willie Harris and Scott Hairston to one-year deals. Willie Harris has been a thorn in the Mets side for years, not necessarily with the bat, but with the glove. Harris has […]

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