Reliever Frank Francisco Signs Two-Year, $12M Deal With Mets

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Reliever Frank Francisco Signs Two-Year, $12M Deal With Mets

Busy evening for Mets as they also signed reliever Frank Francisco to a two-year deal, according to Ken Davidoff of Newsday. The right-handed reliever will get $12 million dollars for two years according to reports. Francisco went 1-4 with a 3.55 ERA with 17 saves in 54 games with the Blue Jays last season. He also […]

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Alderson On Trading Prospects and Organizational Philosophy

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson appeared this evening on the Mike Lupica show on ESPN Radio. One of the better interviews I’ve hear from Sandy recently. Acquiring Staring Pitching “Starting pitching hasn’t been a focus for us yet. It’s not to say it’s not important,” Alderson said. “We’ve just been looking at other things. So, for […]

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Paulino Could Be Out, Mets Could Give Backup Catcher Spot To Nickeas

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Paulino Could Be Out, Mets Could Give Backup Catcher Spot To Nickeas

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets resolved today that they will NOT pursue a free agent catcher to platoon with starting catcher Josh Thole, and instead they will fill that position from within the organization. The reason for this shift in strategy is so that they can free up some money they can use […]

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Astonishing Tales: Mets Pursuing Mark Buehrle?

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Astonishing Tales: Mets Pursuing Mark Buehrle?

According to Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, the Mets are one of five teams on free-agent pitcher Mark Buehrle’s list of finalists, according to an industry source. The Rangers and Marlins are also on the list. DiComo also adds that after losing shortstop Jose Reyes to the Marlins, the Mets have $20-25 million to spend on […]

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Murphy Staying Put, Why The Urgency For A High-End Closer?

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Murphy Staying Put, Why The Urgency For A High-End Closer?

A New York Mets official squashed any speculation that the Mets would trade infielder Daniel Murphy according to ESPNNewYork.com. “Some players are more valuable to us than other clubs,” the team official said. Rubin says this translates to Murphy being more valuable to the team than what the Mets could command in a trade. I agree with […]

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Nakajima Winner To Be Announced Tomorrow

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Nakajima Winner To Be Announced Tomorrow

I wanted to update this post with some new and important information regarding Japanese import Hiroyuki Nakajima. The bidding is over and according to the great site NPB tracker, the winning team will be announced tomorrow and some have speculated that the Mets could be one of those teams that bid on the 29-year old shortstop. […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: RHP Tyler Pill – Brooklyn Cyclones

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MMO Exclusive Interview: RHP Tyler Pill – Brooklyn Cyclones

Recently I interviewed RHP Tyler Pill, who the Mets drafted last June in the 4th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. A right-hander, Pill is an advanced college pitcher from a major baseball program at Cal State-Fullerton. As a result, he is someone who projects as a fast-riser in the system, with good command, […]

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Keeping Reyes Was Always Just A Pipedream

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Keeping Reyes Was Always Just A Pipedream

General manager Sandy Alderson, on WFAN today, equated the Jose Reyes departure to that “of losing somebody after a long illness … you can prepare for it, but when it happens it is a hard thing to accept.’’ With Alderson forecasting a $100-million payroll for 2012, Reyes would have been an injury risk they couldn’t […]

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Oh, How The Mighty Have Fallen

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Oh, How The Mighty Have Fallen

It is both incredible and disheartening to me how such a solid, promising ballclub has fallen to such a lowly state. A mere five seasons ago right now we all spoke of how bright the future is for the Mets; how we could be looking at a dynasty. Unfortunately, fast forward to the present, and […]

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There Is No Joy In Metsville

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There Is No Joy In Metsville

Friends, there is no joy in Metville today. The prevailing emotion I fee is sadness. I’m sure in the coming days it will be boiling anger. However, losing Reyes-that seemed inevitable, is still shocking. As long as there was a glimmer of hope. He leaves after nine years of thrills that commenced as a young […]

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