The Mets’ First African-American All-Star: Cleon Jones

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The Mets’ First African-American All-Star: Cleon Jones

Today, when America stops to remember its greatest civil rights leader, we thought it is appropriate to remember Cleon Jones, the team’s first African American All-Star. Cleon Jones signed with the New York Mets at the age of 20 in 1963, before baseball had initiated the annual amateur draft.  After batting over .300 for both […]

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Josh Edgin’s One-Year Deal Worth $675K

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Josh Edgin’s One-Year Deal Worth $675K

According to Jon Heyman on Twitter, the deal Josh Edgin signed to avoid arbitration is worth $675,000. Original Post – Jan 13 The Mets have avoided arbitration with reliever Josh Edgin, agreeing to a one-year contract. The salary is not yet known. MLB Trade Rumors projected in November that he’d make $800,000. Edgin, 30, had […]

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Jose Bautista Close To Re-Signing With The Blue Jays

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Jose Bautista Close To Re-Signing With The Blue Jays

According to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports, Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays are in serious discussions for a two-year deal that could be worth approximately $35 million. It was first reported by Jesse Sanchez on Twitter. Bautista is one of the best free agent hitters on the market, and his signing will […]

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Breakout Prediction: Hansel Robles

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Breakout Prediction: Hansel Robles

I wholeheartedly agree with everyone who says the Mets need to bring in a late-inning reliever to supplement Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia. However, with a recent report saying the Mets want two prospects for Jay Bruce, there is a possibility that they might not bring in a player like that. If that possibility comes […]

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Jeurys Familia Continues Strong Winter Ball Season

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Jeurys Familia Continues Strong Winter Ball Season

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia has pitched well in the Dominican Winter League playoffs for the Gigantes del Cibao since struggling in his debut. On Sunday night, he pitched a scoreless eighth inning and picked up the win in the Gigantes’ fourth straight victory. Familia allowed an infielder single, but got an inning ending […]

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New-And-Improved Craig Breslow To Hold Showcase

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New-And-Improved Craig Breslow To Hold Showcase

Journeyman reliever Craig Breslow will be holding a showcase on January 23rd. This is newsworthy because at 36 years-old, he has remade himself. From 2014 to 2016, Breslow went 2-10 with a 4.93 ERA (5.16 FIP), striking out 90 batters in 133.1 innings. It was after he pitched only 14 innings for the Marlins last […]

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Talkin’ Mets: Klapisch on HOF, Bruce, Mets Rotation and Backman

An article by posted on January 15, 2017 0 Comments
Talkin’ Mets: Klapisch on HOF, Bruce, Mets Rotation and Backman

Tonight I am joined by Bob Klapisch of The Record. Bob gives his thought process behind his Hall-of-Fame ballot. Hear his thoughts on Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and why Curt Schilling shouldn’t be punished by BBWAA voters for his political beliefs. Bob also gives an update on Jay Bruce, why the Mets rotation will miss […]

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Mets Are Looking For Two Prospects In Exchange For Bruce

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Mets Are Looking For Two Prospects In Exchange For Bruce

According to a report by Philadelphia beat writer Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the New York Mets are holding out for two prospects in exchange for outfielder Jay Bruce. The Phillies, he writes, have had longstanding interest in Bruce, however they are committed to hanging on to their prospects, and feel that they could sign Brandon […]

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Why Isn’t Edgardo Alfonzo in the Mets Hall of Fame?

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Why Isn’t Edgardo Alfonzo in the Mets Hall of Fame?

Back in 2012, the New York Mets announced their 50th Anniversary Team.  Reviewing the list none of the players named should come as a surprise.  It should come as even less of a surprise that of all the players named to the team, all the retired players have also been inducted into the Mets Hall […]

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Where Does The Mets Lineup Stack Up In 2017?

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Where Does The Mets Lineup Stack Up In 2017?

Buster Olney, in an article exclusive to ESPN Insiders, concluded his offseason Top 10 feature by ranking the best lineups in major league baseball heading into the 2017 season. The ranking was based on input from executives representing all 30 MLB front offices. This latest entry in this series is entitled: Top MLB Lineups: Which Batting […]

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