Tag: 2012

ESPN: Wilpons Among Most Loathed Sports Figures In New York

An article by posted on December 26, 2012 0 Comments
ESPN: Wilpons Among Most Loathed Sports Figures In New York

Fred and Jeff Wilpon made ESPN’s list of the 10 most loathed New York sports figures of 2012.  You can click here to view the list, and here to rank them yourself. Here are the latest rankings which has Alex Rodriguez leading in points and Fred and Jeff Wilpon leading in most first place votes. I don’t know how ESPN […]

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Jon Niese, The Improbable Ace

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Jon Niese, The Improbable Ace

Dave Cameron of FanGraphs wrote a report for ESPN Insider, and listed Jon Niese as one of three left-handed starters that is developing into an unexpected ace. “Niese shares are a lot of similarities with a young James Shields. His average fastball velocity is around 90 mph, and to balance it out he leans heavily on his cut fastball […]

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If The Mets Trade R.A. Dickey, Who Becomes The Team’s Ace?

An article by posted on November 30, 2012 0 Comments
If The Mets Trade R.A. Dickey, Who Becomes The Team’s Ace?

Now that the Mets have locked up David Wright to an extension, they will probably shift their attention to the 2012 Cy Young award winner, RA Dickey. Could the reason why Wright finally agreed to sign on the dotted line be because he and Dickey are truly a package deal, and now the Mets are going to lock […]

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Trading Dickey Is Only The “Backup Plan”

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
Trading Dickey Is Only The “Backup Plan”

  Today in Coney Island, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and pitcher Johan Santana, distributed boxed lunches to residents in Brooklyn that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Afterward, Jeff Wilpon spoke with reporters and said that the team’s top priority remains retaining both David Wright and R.A. Dickey. Wilpon says negotiations are “on-going” with both players. He also […]

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Who Was The Mets Most Valuable Player In 2012, Wright Or Dickey?

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
Who Was The Mets Most Valuable Player In 2012, Wright Or Dickey?

There wasn’t a real lot to rave about when you consider the Mets 2012 season as a whole, but even in an 88-loss season, there were a few bright spots. We had our first No-Hitter in franchise history, we saw one of our top prospects breakthrough in a big way, and one of the Mets’ […]

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Headley Edges Wright To Win First Gold Glove At Third Base

An article by posted on October 30, 2012 0 Comments
Headley Edges Wright To Win First Gold Glove At Third Base

Chase Headley of the San Diego Padres has won the National League Gold Glove Award at third base for the 2012 season. It’s the first of Headley’s career. Headley was voted the top defensive third baseman in the National League by managers and coaches. He was never really considered a solid defender at the hot corner, but […]

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Decision 2012: Who Votes For An 8 Year, $147 Million Dollar Deal For Wright?

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
Decision 2012: Who Votes For An 8 Year, $147 Million Dollar Deal For Wright?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post lays it all out on the line today. He speculates that to keep Wright the Mets will have to give him an eight-year, $143 million dollar deal which includes the option year. Basically, it’s a seven year, $127 million extension on top of his $16 million option year […]

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Should The Mets Target Trevor Plouffe?

An article by posted on October 24, 2012 0 Comments
Should The Mets Target Trevor Plouffe?

Would you consider Trevor Plouffe as an option at second base or in the outfield? An article by Steve Adams on MLBTradeRumors discussed the Twins need for starting pitching, and mentioned that infielder Trevor Plouffe might be a possibility to be on the move. This article intrigued me because Plouffe can play all of the […]

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Phillies Could Let Juan Pierre Go, Might Be A Good Stopgap For Mets

An article by posted on October 21, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Could Let Juan Pierre Go, Might Be A Good Stopgap For Mets

Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly looks at which corner outfielders the Phillies are likely to keep or are on their way out.  Among the ones who could be free agents are Juan Pierre, Laynce Nix, and Ty Wigginton. I have a mild interest in Wigginton, but Pierre may be a better fit for the team and he shouldn’t […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Jonathan Niese, LHP

An article by posted on October 17, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Jonathan Niese, LHP

JONATHAN NIESE, LHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Jonathan Niese was another Mets pitcher who went into spring training coming off an injury. He pulled a right rib cage muscle in Sept. 2011, while pitching against the Phillies and was shut down. Two years earlier, Niese’s season ended with a severely pulled hamstring. While the Mets weren’t worried […]

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