Tag: Francisco Rodriguez

K-Rod Shows Up In A Hot Rod

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

Is that a sweet set of wheels or what? Those Italians sure know how to make a sportscar. Francisco Rodriguez spoke to reporters today and was as contrite and as apologetic as he could be. He took responsibility for his actions and said he learned a valuable lesson that will not be lost on him. […]

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Five Mets That Need To Step Up This Season

An article by posted on January 26, 2011 0 Comments

While basically every player on the 25-man roster will have to play well for the Mets to be competitive, five players in particular will hold major keys to the team’s success in 2011. In no particular order, Jose Reyes, Jon Niese, Jason Bay, Ike Davis and Frankie Rodriguez will need to bring their A-game to […]

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Mets Fire Charlie Samuels For Violating Team Policies

An article by posted on November 12, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Fire Charlie Samuels For Violating Team Policies

The Mets just announced that equiptment manager Charlie Samuels has been fired for violating club policies. “The New York Mets announced today that they have terminated Charlie Samuels’ employment with the Mets for conduct in violation of club policies.  This decision is the result of a thorough internal investigation over the course of several months.  The Mets […]

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K-Rod Closing In On A Plea Deal

An article by posted on November 10, 2010 0 Comments

Latest Update form ESPN: Attorneys and prosecutors continue to work on a plea bargain in the case of New York Mets reliever Francisco Rodriguez, who is charged with third-degree assault, second-degree harassment and criminal contempt. Rodriguez would not comment Wednesday morning after appearing briefly in Queens Criminal Court. After the hearing, Judge Elisa Koenderman adjourned […]

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Will Angels Be Interested In Re-Acquiring K-Rod?

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

It’s an interesting question and one posed by Randy Youngman, a columnist for the Ocean County Register. The New York Mets are open to trading closer Francisco Rodriguez, who is entering the final year of a three-year, $37 million contract that will pay him $11.5 million in 2011. Would the Angels be interested in re-acquiring K-Rod? […]

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K-Rod…Welcome…Back?

An article by posted on October 18, 2010 0 Comments

Years ago, Julio Lugo hit his wife in his own home, and was promptly released by the Houston Astros. At the time, he was a major prospect with MLB playing time and a promising future. Fast forward to the 2010 Mets and you have an established closer publicly (essentially) assaulting a man nearly twice his […]

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Lawyers To Meet Ahead Of K-Rod Grievance Hearing

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments

Lawyers from Major League Baseball and the players’ association will meet today to discuss the grievance filed after the New York Mets withheld the remainder of this season’s salary from Francisco Rodriguez. Under baseball’s collective bargaining agreement, the meeting is required before the grievance can be scheduled for argument in front of arbitrator Shyam Das. […]

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Something Is Rotten In Queens

An article by posted on September 2, 2010 0 Comments

All year long we’ve been told that the Mets are financially in good health. It’s been the mantra ever since the name Bernard Madoff made headline news with his Ponzi scheme and swept the Wilpon family and Sterling Enterprises on board his swarmy carpet ride; not to mention all the livelihoods he destroyed along the […]

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Astros DisPENCE Mets, 4-3

An article by posted on August 17, 2010 0 Comments

Johan Santana was good today, but a late home run by new Met-Killer Hunter Pence and the Mets lost the game, 4-3. Game Notes Johan Santana was great tonight, going the full eight innings, giving up four runs on nine hits with one walk and seven k’s. That stat line doesn’t tell the whole story […]

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Mets Place K-Rod On Disqualified List

An article by posted on August 17, 2010 0 Comments

Only moments ago, the Mets announced on a conference call that closer Francisco Rodriguez has been placed on disqualified list. Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon, said in a conference call: “The Mets today announced that they have placed pitcher Francisco Rodriguez on the Disqualified List for conduct in violation of his Uniform Player’s Contract. In addition, the Mets […]

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