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Giancarlo Stanton: Five Months Doesn’t Change Five Years

An article by posted on August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Giancarlo Stanton: Five Months Doesn’t Change Five Years

Last week when I floated that Giancarlo Stanton is not a sure bet to sign an extension with the Miami Marlins and could still become available, I got an earful from a contingent who said, “he’s not going anywhere.” Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, shared an exchange with Stanton, who was asked if the recent […]

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Di-JEST: Desperate Mets Try New Promo Tactic

An article by posted on August 12, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST: Desperate Mets Try New Promo Tactic

When your ballclub is cruising toward another mid-70s win season and seeing its attendance in continued decline you try everything you can think of to get fans out to the park. The Mets have tried promotions like fireworks nights, concerts by name entertainers, and have given bobblehead dolls out of everyone from Ed Kranepool to […]

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Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

The Kansas City Royals have acquired reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league righthander Spencer Patton. Frasor, 36, is in the midst of another strong season, posting a 3.34 ERA with a 9.1 K/9 in 32 relief appearances spanning 29.2 innings pitched. Last season, he had a 2.57 ERA in 61 appearances for […]

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Alderson “Thinks He Has Flexibility” To Keep Murphy, Will Consider Other Options

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson “Thinks He Has Flexibility” To Keep Murphy, Will Consider Other Options

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reports that Sandy Alderson addressed the topic of trading Daniel Murphy tonight at Citi Field. When asked whether it made sense to deal the popular second baseman given the large financial commitments to David Wright and Curtis Granderson, the Mets GM responded: “I think we have the flexibility. That […]

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A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for a package of four prospects. The trade will be announced Saturday and reports say the Cubs will receive the A’s top two prospects in shortstop Addison Russell, 20, and outfielder Billy McKinney, 19. The Cubs also will receive Triple-A […]

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Plawecki Homers In Vegas Debut

An article by posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
Plawecki Homers In Vegas Debut

Update June 27 Mets catching prospect Kevin Plawecki went 1 for 4 with a solo homerun in his first game for Triple-A Last Vegas. Before being promoted the 23-year old former first-round pick hit .326/.378/.487 with 18 doubles, 6 long balls, and 43 RBI for Double-A Binghamton. Updated June 24 It is official.  Adam Rubin […]

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Mets Should Sign Cuban Defector Yasmani Tomas

An article by posted on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Should Sign Cuban Defector Yasmani Tomas

As you may or may not know by now, Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas defected from Cuba recently. Tomas, 23, is a 6’1 230-pound outfielder with monster power potential. Before his defection he’d been playing professional baseball in Cuba for Industriales. In 97 games last season for Industriales he hit .275 with 10 homeruns and 59 […]

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This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

An article by posted on June 1, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

After 8,019 regular season games spanning over 50 years, Johan Santana tossed the Mets’ first no-hitter. An 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on this date in 2012 in front of a scant crowd of 27,069 in Flushing. World Series MVP David Freese came to the plate with two outs and the count ran to 3-2 before Santana […]

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Tigers To Sign Free Agent Reliever Joel Hanrahan

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Tigers To Sign Free Agent Reliever Joel Hanrahan

May 2 The Tigers have agreed to a deal with right-hander Joel Hanrahan, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Detroit was one of five teams recently reported to have “strong” interest in the highly regarded reliever who is one year removed from Tommy John surgery. Hanrahan, 32, is 22-18 with a 3.85 ERA and 100 saves lifetime, and he […]

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From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

We’ve played about a month of the season, and already the Mets’ prized free agent of the offseason – Curtis Granderson – has appeared lost at the plate. As a Met fan, I understand what patience truly is, but Granderson’s struggles are certainly alarming for a player who has not only experienced success but has […]

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