Tag: ESPN

MLB Spotlight: Brett Lawrie, Baseball’s Next Superstar?

An article by posted on 25/03/2012 0 Comments
MLB Spotlight: Brett Lawrie, Baseball’s Next Superstar?

Jayson Stark of ESPN grabbed my attention this morning when he posted this chart showing how Toronto Blue Jays’ phenom Brett Lawrie, stacked up against some of the all time greats with his .953 OPS last season. That’s some pretty amazing company and at 22 years old, Brett Lawrie is ready to explode onto the […]

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Wright Not Among Top 12 Third Basemen? Nice Try, Sherman…

An article by posted on 08/03/2012 0 Comments
Wright Not Among Top 12 Third Basemen? Nice Try, Sherman…

One of my favorite web-treks each morning is to stop by MMO to read what my fellow bloggers have been opining about and to see how many times I got called out by the lunatic fringe in the comment threads of my own posts. I look at those as my badges of honor. After that, […]

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Mets Waiting Until Piazza Is Selected To HOF Before Retiring His Number

An article by posted on 16/02/2012 0 Comments
Mets Waiting Until Piazza Is Selected To HOF Before Retiring His Number

David Lennon of Newsday tweeted that the Mets will wait to retire Piazza’s No. 31 until he is selected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Lennon also speculates that Piazza will get selected on the first ballot, and that he will go into the Hall wearing a Mets cap. ESPN’s Adam Rubin disagrees that Piazza […]

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Mets Love Songs

An article by posted on 15/02/2012 0 Comments
Mets Love Songs

I wasn’t really a huge fan of Twitter when it first came out, and in fact I was late to the party and only signed up in late 2010 I think. However, lately I’ve seen the light and actually enjoy Twitter as a means to stay connected with other Mets fans, other Mets bloggers, and […]

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A.J. Burnett Close To Being Traded To Pirates

An article by posted on 12/02/2012 0 Comments
A.J. Burnett Close To Being Traded To Pirates

It looks like A.J. Burnett is on his way to the Pirates. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Pirates and Yankees have a framework for a possible A.J. Burnett deal in place. The deal is not done but the two teams have a lot of common ground and Pittsburgh is still the frontrunner. Yesterday, […]

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The Anti-Mets Agenda: Whatever Happened To Journalistic Integrity?

An article by posted on 09/02/2012 0 Comments
The Anti-Mets Agenda: Whatever Happened To Journalistic Integrity?

In the space of an hour today, I saw a series of posts from various ESPN journalists on Twitter that really had me scratching my head this morning. Check these out… Those are just Marchand and Olney, there were more. Law decides to rank the Mets farm system 22nd (a total cheap shot), Rubin took […]

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Mets Could Have Largest Payroll Cut in MLB History

An article by posted on 28/01/2012 0 Comments

Over at ESPN Adam Rubin points out that as of right now it appears as if the Mets will cut more money in one off season than any time in history saying, the Mets appear poised to have the biggest one-year payroll drop in MLB history — roughly $52 million. That would surpass the former […]

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Red Sox Agree To One-Year Deal With Cody Ross

An article by posted on 23/01/2012 0 Comments
Red Sox Agree To One-Year Deal With Cody Ross

The Red Sox have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent Cody Ross.  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported the signing and Gordon Edes of ESPN reports the deal is worth $3 million with built in performance incentives. The Mets pulled out of the running when it became apparent Ross wasn’t going to sign […]

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Jose Reyes To Kick Off ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Mets Not Invited

An article by posted on 18/01/2012 0 Comments
Jose Reyes To Kick Off ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Mets Not Invited

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball will kick off the 2012 season with their Opening Night telecast featuring the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals versus Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. This season will also mark the debut of analyst Terry Francona, who ironically replaces Bobby Valentine and joins play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman […]

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Sandy Alderson: No Big Trades, No Big Spending, Johan Okay, Needs To Fill Two Bench Spots

An article by posted on 05/01/2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: No Big Trades, No Big Spending, Johan Okay, Needs To Fill Two Bench Spots

Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters this afternoon and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was kind enough to transcribe most of the details. Sandy Alderson said it’s “fair” to say Mets won’t sign anyone who commands more than $1.5 million. Still, Alderson said free agent market should still be “robust” since players who made more than $1.5 million […]

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