Tag: closer

Mets Don’t Fear The Beard, Haven’t Closed Door On Wilson

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Don’t Fear The Beard, Haven’t Closed Door On Wilson

Updated On Jan. 17 by Joe D. From Marc Carig of Newsday, the latest on The Beard: Source: Mets still haven’t closed the door on a major league deal for former Giants closer Brian Wilson. Fear the Beard Rumors! Updated On Jan. 16 by Joe D. This from Mike Puma of the NY Post: Brian Wilson […]

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MMO Hits & Misses: Don’t Blame Johan, Do You Believe What You See?

An article by posted on July 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Hits & Misses: Don’t Blame Johan, Do You Believe What You See?

Anybody else notice how awful Johan Santana has pitched whenever Terry Collins makes a big issue of giving his ace some extra days of rest? First there was the debacle against the Yankees in the Bronx, then of course we had last night against the Braves. What was odd to me was how emphatic Santana was […]

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Mets Have K-Rod On Their Radar

An article by posted on July 3, 2012 0 Comments

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, writes that the New York Mets want to upgrade their bullpen, and that former Met closer Francisco Rodriguez is one of a few players the front office is targeting according to what a source with knowledge of the situation. Davidoff points out a few good reasons why the Brewers may be in “sell […]

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MMO Roundtable: The Bobby Parnell Conundrum

An article by posted on June 12, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: The Bobby Parnell Conundrum

Bobby Parnell is an enigma… He’s got the one thing you crave in closer a rocket for an arm. Consistently checking in at 99 mph and frequently topping 100, you would think the Mets had themselves someone they could rely on to step into the eighth or ninth innings to finish off the opposition and […]

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MMO Exclusive: Wally Backman – Part Deux

An article by posted on April 30, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Wally Backman – Part Deux

(click any photo to embiggen) Last week I published the first half of the MMO Exclusive interview I conducted with Buffalo Bisons manager Wally Backman. Wally was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions about his current team. He was very candid about which of his AAA players he feels, are working themselves […]

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Collins Says Francisco Is Still The Closer, But For How Long?

An article by posted on April 23, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Says Francisco Is Still The Closer, But For How Long?

Well it looks like manager Terry Collins had his little pow-wow with quasi-closer Frank Francisco on Sunday and two of them passed around a peace pipe resulting in Collins affirming his trust and confidence in Francisco as his closer. “Everybody wants to hear something positive,” Collins said. “I just went to him this morning and […]

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Nationals Add Brad Lidge To A Strong Bullpen

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments

The Nationals have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Brad Lidge to a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $1 million plus incentives, the team has announced. Lidge, 35, posted a 1.40 ERA last season, but was limited to 25 games due to shoulder problems, and he ended up losing his closer’s job to Ryan Madson. However, he did […]

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Murphy Staying Put, Why The Urgency For A High-End Closer?

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
Murphy Staying Put, Why The Urgency For A High-End Closer?

A New York Mets official squashed any speculation that the Mets would trade infielder Daniel Murphy according to ESPNNewYork.com. “Some players are more valuable to us than other clubs,” the team official said. Rubin says this translates to Murphy being more valuable to the team than what the Mets could command in a trade. I agree with […]

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Mets Contact K-Rod

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Contact K-Rod

This from the Hey Man… Now that’s interesting… Original Post 12/2 Before the Mets traded Frankie Rodriguez to the Brewers for two PTBNL’s they had the fourth best bullpen in the National League. K-rod was the closer of course, with Jason  Isringhausen performing admirably as the setup man, and Bobby Parnell and Pedro Beato were thriving in […]

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Alderson On Reyes: I Only Know What I Read In The Papers

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson On Reyes: I Only Know What I Read In The Papers

Sandy Alderson just finished a very short conference call with reporters. Adam Rubin was gracious enough to fill is un via Twitter. I’ll be on my own conference call with Alderson later on with other Mets bloggers. Follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamRubinESPN As I mentioned in a comment earlier, I had my doubts about […]

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