Tag: Cubs

Opinion: Who Is Baseball’s Worst GM?

An article by posted on January 21, 2010 0 Comments

In a post featured in yesterday’s USA Today, they asked the poll question: The article mentions a few of their highlights/lowlights from the past two seasons. Dayton Moore, Royals — Podsednik, Jason Kendall, Mike Jacobs, Yuniesky Betancourt Omar Minaya, Mets — Oliver Perez, J.J. Putz, Jason Bay? Jim Hendry, Cubs — Milton Bradley, Aaron Miles, […]

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Andre Dawson Selected To The Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on January 6, 2010 0 Comments

Andre Dawson finally received the call he’s been waiting nine years for.  However, he won’t be celebrating by going to Disneyworld.  Instead, he’ll be going to Cooperstown as the newest member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In one of the closest votes in Hall of Fame history, Dawson was named on 77.9% of […]

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Could Carlos Zambrano Be Heading To The Mets?

An article by posted on December 30, 2009 0 Comments

On Monday night, SI.com’s Jon Heyman posted via Twitter that the Cubs are very motivated to trade often disgruntled starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano. Before getting Javier Vasquez, the Yankees definitely talked to the Cubs about Zambrano, who appears eminently available. Yesterday, John Fennelly of Bleacher Report reported the following, Cubs’ pitcher Carlos Zambrano could also be headed to […]

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Four Way Trade Involving The Mets Fell Through

An article by posted on December 21, 2009 0 Comments

ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark is reporting [hat tip to MLB Trade Rumors] that at the winter meetings earlier this month, the New York Mets were involved in a four team trade proposal with The Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels. Had the deal of went through here is how things would have panned […]

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Omar Minaya’s Trade History

An article by posted on December 2, 2009 0 Comments

Here is complete list of all trades made by Omar Minaya since he became GM of the Mets after the 2004 season. This does not include any free agent signings. 2009 08/25/09 Traded Billy Wagner to the Red Sox for for Chris Carter and Eddie Lora 08/08/09 Traded cash or PTBN to the Cubs for Jason […]

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One Year Later: Still Hard To Shea Goodbye

An article by posted on September 28, 2009 0 Comments

One year ago today, on September 28, 2008, the Mets played their last game at Shea Stadium.  A day that fans were hoping to celebrate a playoff spot ended with a sad goodbye to the season and the ballpark.  I wasn’t writing for MMO back then, so I never got a chance to share my […]

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Jeff Francoeur Speaks, But Will Omar Listen?

An article by posted on September 22, 2009 0 Comments

An interesting piece appeared in the NY Post this morning by Mike Puma, who spoke to Jeff Francoeur about Rockies pitcher Jason Marquis who will be a free agent this off season. Jeff Francoeur told The Post yesterday that Marquis, whom he considers a close friend, desperately wants to pitch for the Mets next season, even as […]

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Cubs Didn’t Look At Milton Bradley’s Intangibles; Lesson Learned

An article by posted on September 21, 2009 0 Comments

I haven’t really had a lot of nice things to say about the four-year deal the Mets gave Luis Castillo just before the start of the 2008 season. It turns out that he was injured or in pain for most of the season in the first year of that contract, but this year Castillo has […]

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From Ace To Z: Should The Mets Get Zambrano?

An article by posted on September 16, 2009 0 Comments

According to Steve Rosenbloom’s blog for the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are looking into trading starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano during the off-season.  Zambrano has been tired of all the criticism being thrown at him and has been quoted as saying, “Maybe if I go to a different city next year, if I get traded, I […]

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Murphy Lays Down The Law; Mets Win 4-2

An article by posted on September 6, 2009 0 Comments

It was the Murph and Pelf Show at Citi Field on Sunday as Daniel Murphy provided the offense and Mike Pelfrey gave the Mets (and himself) a much-needed strong pitching performance.  The one-two punch lifted the Mets to a 4-2 victory over the Cubs and gave them their first series victory in five weeks. The […]

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