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Is Now The Time To Move Luis Castillo?

An article by posted on September 11, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, Jon Heyman of SI.com wrote on his Twitter account, Mets might try to trade Luis Castillo this winter and take a look at Orlando Hudson. When have we heard this before? I was hoping to read a follow-up from him today before I weighed in, but haven’t come across anything as of yet. I […]

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Interview With Jerry Manuel: Fundamentals & Baserunning

An article by posted on September 9, 2009 0 Comments

This weekend, Jerry Manuel was kind enough to answer a couple of questions that were submitted to Mets Merized Online by one of our readers. Dave Ponte spoke with Jerry and asked him: MMO - Do you address each and every fundamental mistake you see with each player after/during each game to ensure that it does not happen […]

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Nick Evans Going To Winter Ball

An article by posted on September 8, 2009 0 Comments

  MMO has learned that first baseman Nick Evans will be one of several Mets that will be playing winter ball this off season. David Ponte met up with Evans this past weekend and asked him what his plans were for the off season. Q- What positives if any can you take from this season? […]

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Cash For Clunkers? Mets Get Japanese Import

An article by posted on September 5, 2009 0 Comments

Sorry about the title, but I couldn’t resist. This comes from NPB Tracker by way of MLBTR… The Mets have signed Japanese teenager Taiki Kawasaki to a minor league contract. Kawasaki is a 17 year old left handed pitcher who had been training at Julio Franco’s baseball academy in Florida. Apparently, Kawasaki left Japan after finishing […]

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Is Dan Warthen Worth It?

An article by posted on September 3, 2009 0 Comments

Dan Warthen was named the pitching coach of the Mets last season on June 17 after the team handed out its now-infamous 3 AM pinkslips to manager Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson and first base coach Tom Nieto in Anaheim during the West Coast version of the Midnight Massacre.  Prior to his promotion to […]

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Jerry Koosman Sentenced To Six Months For Tax Evasion

An article by posted on September 3, 2009 0 Comments

According to an Reuters report, a federal judge on Thursday sentenced former major league pitcher Jerry Koosman to six months in prison for not paying his taxes. Prosecutors say Koosman, a former All-Star who helped the New York Mets win the 1969 World Series, didn’t pay federal income taxes for 2002, 2003 and 2004. He pleaded […]

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Heroes of 69: Donn Clendenon–The Final Piece Of The Puzzle

An article by posted on September 2, 2009 0 Comments

The 69 World Series saw Jerry Koosman pick up the W in 2 of the 4 Mets victories. His ERA was 2.04 and he allowed only 7 hits in 17 2/3 IP. Ron Swoboda hit .400 and made arguably one of the best catches in Series history. Tommie Agee outdid his teammate and made 2 […]

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Wright Taking The Right Precautions

An article by posted on September 1, 2009 0 Comments

Let’s rewind back to Saturday August 15th, 2009. It was a warm, sunny afternoon at Citi Field. The Mets and Giants were in the midst of a pitcher’s duel between two of the best in the game in Johan Santana and Matt Cain. All was going as planned, and both pitchers were in the midst […]

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What’s Not To Like About Ike?

An article by posted on August 31, 2009 0 Comments

When the Mets selected first baseman Ike Davis with the first of their two first round selections in the 2008 June Draft, expectations were high for the Arizona State slugger. However, a disappointing showing in his first taste of professional baseball had many wondering if Davis was a first round bust. While playing for the Class-A Brooklyn Cyclones, Davis […]

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Is K-Rod Next? Some Scouts Think So…

An article by posted on August 27, 2009 0 Comments

In his column Rumblings and Grumblings, Jayson Stark of ESPN raises the specter that Frankie Rodriguez might be concealing an injury. K-Rod not A-OK? Meanwhile, opposing scouts and executives have been buzzing that it wouldn’t shock them if Francisco Rodriguez added to the Mets’ DL total. Clearly, something is up with K-Rod. His first-pitch strike […]

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