Tag: 2013

Surveying The Mets Landscape One Area At A Time

An article by posted on November 6, 2012 0 Comments
Surveying The Mets Landscape One Area At A Time

What frightens me most about this coming offseason as compared to the last 3-4 is the enormity of moves that will be required to fill the vastness of areas that need correcting if we are to make a dent in the standings in 2013 to 2015. Whereas in off-seasons past where each year had 2-3 items on our list […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Bobby Parnell, RHP

An article by posted on October 31, 2012 0 Comments

BOBBY PARNELL, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Actually, considering his new role entering spring training, the expectations of Bobby Parnell – he of the fastball of 100 mph. – were minimal. Parnell could not seize the closer, set-up and even starter roles when given the opportunity in previous seasons, so the Mets dropped him to the seventh inning […]

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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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Mets Remove Justin Hampson From 40-Man, Opts For Free Agency

An article by posted on October 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Remove Justin Hampson From 40-Man, Opts For Free Agency

Mets lefty reliever Justin Hampson has been removed from the team’s 40-man roster and has opted for free agency. Hampson, 32, appeared in 13 games with the Mets in 2012, his first major league action since his time with the Padres in 2008. The Mets southpaw had a seriously good season in Triple-A Buffalo where […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Johan Santana

An article by posted on October 15, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Johan Santana

JOHAN SANTANA, LHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The only thing the Mets knew for certain about Johan Santana heading into the season is they would pay him $24 million. Coming off shoulder surgery and not having started since Sept. 2, 2010, the most the Mets could hope for was for him to stay healthy and start at […]

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Mets Ticket Prices, Economics 101, Schmucks and Agendas

An article by posted on October 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Ticket Prices, Economics 101, Schmucks and Agendas

I was so close to pounding out a few sentences the other day in response to Howard Megdal’s latest rant about the Mets raising some ticket prices as much as 7%. I did my best to resist, but Mark Healey’s article today pushed me over the edge and I found myself with a great need […]

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MMO Mailbag: Is Jordany Valdespin A 2013 Starter?

An article by posted on October 11, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Is Jordany Valdespin A 2013 Starter?

JetsMets13 asks… Is Jordany Valdespin an everyday player for us next season and is he finished as a second baseman? Sean replies… No – and it will all be tied to his lack of plate discipline. Valdespin provided plenty of late-inning heroics as well as pinch-hitting power, but struck out in nearly 25% of his AB’s and […]

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MMO Minors Mailbag: Familia/Mejia – Starters Or Relievers

An article by posted on October 9, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Minors Mailbag: Familia/Mejia – Starters Or Relievers

Aaron W. asks… Who is the better starter between Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia? Is one better than the other? Are they starters or relievers in your opihion? Sean replies… The Jeurys Familia/Jenrry Mejia question will loom large in 2013, and honestly – there aren’t many accurate answers. Familia had a mixed season, and despite […]

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Have We Seen David Wright’s Final Game In A Mets Uniform?

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
Have We Seen David Wright’s Final Game In A Mets Uniform?

Until something gets done, the David Wright situation will to be the central theme on Mets blogs everywhere for this entire offseason. I wanted to get things started by asking our staff the following most important question for the Mets moving forward. Have we seen David Wright’s final game in a Mets uniform?   Mitch: No. The […]

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Alderson Reveals His Offseason Plan

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Reveals His Offseason Plan

Well, Sandy Alderson did meet with Mets beat writers as I mentioned earlier and he had a mouthful to say. Adam Rubin got a good summary of everything: Wow… So lets see… 1. Informal conversations have taken place with Dickey and Wright. I think that’s called discussing parameters. 2. Buyouts on options for Santana and […]

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