NL East Notes: Phillies Sign Chad Qualls, Johnson Wants Bryce Harper In RF Opening Day

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NL East Notes: Phillies Sign Chad Qualls, Johnson Wants Bryce Harper In RF Opening Day

Here’s a couple of interesting notes from our NL East foes… Right-handed reliever Chad Qualls has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Qualls, 33, has made 512 appearances over the last seven years – the most in the majors. He gets a one-year deal worth $1.15 million and is expected to go at the […]

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Dickey Is The Best Choice For Mets Ace If Johan Isn’t Ready

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Dickey Is The Best Choice For Mets Ace If Johan Isn’t Ready

With the uncertainty of Johan Santana being ready for Opening Day, the idea of R.A. Dickey being the Mets opening day starter are starting to take shape around Metsland.  Dickey was at the Munson Dinner last night where he addressed that possibility with reporters. I certainly hope that’s not the case. My first reaction would obviously […]

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Daniel Murphy: Pumped, Excited, Ready To Rake!

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Daniel Murphy: Pumped, Excited, Ready To Rake!

Last night at the 32nd Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner in New York, Daniel Murphy told reporters that expectations for the Mets this season are to make the playoffs. “Expectations for us this year are like any other. We expect to go to the playoffs.” His thoughts on Terry Collins seeing him batting in the leadoff spot: […]

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What Would Success Be To The 2012 Mets?

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What Would Success Be To The 2012 Mets?

On this, the 50th anniversary of the Mets, I am sure they’ll have a better record than their founding fathers, but not have much better odds of success. The ultimate success is defined by winning the World Series, followed by reaching the playoffs, winning your division, then finishing over .500. Realistically, a lot of things […]

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Mack’s Mets: I Shot An Arrow Into The Air

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Mack’s Mets: I Shot An Arrow Into The Air

My buddy Mack Ade from Mack’s Mets shot an arrow into the air, and this is what happened… Mack – I have designated you as one of the “Lords of Baseball”. Well, at least you’re one of mine. The question… what two teams will play in the 2012 World Series? Jason Parks, Baseball Prospectus – […]

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Mets Mailbag: If Money Is So Tight, Why Did Mets Give Francisco So Much?

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Mets Mailbag: If Money Is So Tight, Why Did Mets Give Francisco So Much?

Here’s an interesting question that was posed to Anthony DiComo who does a pretty good job in his reply. I just watched Brad Lidge sign a one-year contract for $1 million with the Nationals. I watched the Mets sign Frank Francisco to a much larger contract. If money is so tight, why go the direction […]

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Are You Wild About Another Wild Card?

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Are You Wild About Another Wild Card?

Ronald Blum of the Denver Post reported yesterday that commissioner Bud Selig expects baseball to expand its playoffs this season. “I really believe we’ll have the wild card for 2012, this year,” Selig said Friday night in Chicago at a White Sox fan festival. “Clubs really want it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an issue […]

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Can Mike Pelfrey Bounce Back in 2012?

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Can Mike Pelfrey Bounce Back in 2012?

I was reading this great article by CBS Sports’ Rich Countinho asking if Mike Pelfrey can bounce back for the Mets this season. Countinho stated that in order for Pelfrey to bounce back for the Mets this year, he needs to go back to his “old” roots. I agree with Rich because the old way […]

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Mets To Sell 10 Shares Of Team

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Mets To Sell 10 Shares Of Team

According to Steven Marcus of Newsday, the Mets expect to complete the sale of ten minority shares of the team at $20 million each by the end of February. It previously was believed that the Mets would close on a minimum of four units by the end of January. No reason was given for the new […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Is The Tide Shifting For Fred Wilpon?

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MMO Fan Shot: Is The Tide Shifting For Fred Wilpon?

If you had asked me twelve months ago if the Wilpons should sell the Mets, I’d have been pretty emphatic in my support. In the six months that followed, new reports surfaced describing the debt the Mets were in and it seemed that number grew by $100 million from each report to the next. The […]

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