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Hot Stove Mailbag: Is Jeff Samardzija A Trade Target For The Mets?

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove Mailbag: Is Jeff Samardzija A Trade Target For The Mets?

Nick asks… There have been talks that Jeff Samardzija may again be available in the trade market. What would it cost the Mets to get the deal done, and is it even a realistic option? He did pitch over 200+ innings last year, so he could be that back end innings eater at an affordable price of an […]

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Cardinals Inquired About Shortstop Starlin Castro, Cubs Want Young Pitching

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Cardinals Inquired About Shortstop Starlin Castro, Cubs Want Young Pitching

Beat writer Tom Loxas is reporting that the St. Louis Cardinals have already contacted the Chicago Cubs about shortstop Starlin Castro. You got to hand it to John Mozeliak and company. They don’t sit around and lick their wounds. Not even 24 hours after dropping the World Series in 6 games to Boston, they are apparently […]

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Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

An article by posted on October 3, 2013 0 Comments
Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

On January 3, 1920, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth along with mortgage rights on Fenway Park to the New York Yankees. On January 4, 1920, there were no newspaper articles talking about ‘The Curse of the Bambino.’ For a curse to gain traction two things must happen. First, there must be the […]

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2014 First Year Player Draft Order Is Official, Mets Pick 10th

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
2014 First Year Player Draft Order Is Official, Mets Pick 10th

Now that all the sorting out has been completed, the Mets will officially be selecting in the No. 10 slot for the 2014 First Year Player Draft. The Mets “earn” a protected pick going into the 2013-14 offseason. Here’s the official order for next June’s first round which includes the consolation pick for the Toronto Blue […]

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Yankees Land Alfonso Soriano From Cubs

An article by posted on July 26, 2013 0 Comments
Yankees Land Alfonso Soriano From Cubs

According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, Major League Baseball has just approved the trade of Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs to Yankees. Bowden said that Soriano officially waived his no-trade rights and the trade is now official. The Cubs will pay roughly $17.7 million of the approximately $24.5 million left on Soriano‘s contract, and that they are considering […]

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Have the Mets Reached a Turning Point?

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
Have the Mets Reached a Turning Point?

The 1983 Mets finished their season winning 31 of their final 60 games, including a stretch from July 31st to August 23rd where they went 15-7. They also won six of their final eight. Many will point to 1984 and the way the Mets stormed out of the gate as the turning point, but for me, the […]

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2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

Former-Met Scott Hairston was dealt on Monday to the Washington Nationals after struggling mightily with the Cubs in 2013. While in hot pursuit of free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, Chicago swept Hairston out from under the feet of the Amazin’s front office, forcing Sandy’s “What Outfield?” Mets into the spotlight. Many, myself included, criticized Alderson for […]

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Nationals Acquire Scott Hairston From The Cubs

An article by posted on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals Acquire Scott Hairston From The Cubs

The Washington Nationals acquired Scott Hairston on Monday from the Chicago Cubs for minor league pitcher Ivan Pineyro. Chicago general manager Jed Hoyer said on a conference call there are “players to be named (later) on either side,” but they “will not affect the balance of the deal.” The Cubs signed Hairston to a two-year […]

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MMO Mailbag: Castro or CarGo?

An article by posted on June 27, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Castro or CarGo?

The trade winds are blowing, which means the ideas are coming! We received the following message from Ramon. I recently read that Starlin Castro was available, along with Carlos Gonzalez. Do you see it possible for the Mets to acquire Castro? What do you think it would cost the Mets to acquire both him (considering we’d be buying […]

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June 18, 2013 Was A Turning Point For The New York Mets

An article by posted on June 25, 2013 0 Comments
June 18, 2013 Was A Turning Point For The New York Mets

They say that every great run of success usually had its roots in a turning point. Looking at Mets history you can say we’ve had quite a few turning points – both good and bad. Gil Hodges and Tom Seaver were certainly turning points for the Mets – when they went from lovable losers to […]

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The Mets Weekly: Cougars and Cardinals and Cubs, Oh My…

An article by posted on June 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Weekly: Cougars and Cardinals and Cubs, Oh My…

Chris and Jenson bring you another edition of The Mets Weekly. In this episode they recap the week that was against the Cardinals and Cubs. Follow Chris and Jenson on Twitter at @TheMetsWeekly and you can subscribe to them on YouTube at youtube.com/themetsweekly.

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Cubs vs Mets: Hefner Opposes Garza As Amazins Look To Avoid Sweep

An article by posted on June 16, 2013 0 Comments
Cubs vs Mets: Hefner Opposes Garza As Amazins Look To Avoid Sweep

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Citi Field, Flushing • 1:10 PM RHP Matt Garza (1-1, 6.26) vs RHP Jeremy Hefner (1-6, 4.11) Starting Lineup Jordany Valdespin – 2B Daniel Murphy – 1B David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Lucas Duda – LF John Buck – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Kirk Nieuwenhuis – […]

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