Tag: Johan Santana

Johan Santana Nearing Deal With Orioles

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Johan Santana Nearing Deal With Orioles

According to multiple sources, Johan Santana is nearing a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles. Santana, who missed the entire 2013 season due to a second surgery in three years to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, was bought out of his contract by the Mets for the 2014 season. Though he […]

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Mets Owners Dodge Huge Debt Payment, New Loan In Place

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Owners Dodge Huge Debt Payment, New Loan In Place

Outside a miraculous recovery by Matt Harvey, the New York Mets have the best possible news today. On the day of their first full squad workout, the Mets finalized their refinancing, reported The New York Post. So, if Fred and Jeff Wilpon are spotted smiling on one of the fields in Port St. Lucie, you’ll […]

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Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Venezuelan History

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Venezuelan History

While Cuban and Mexican baseball have been the forefront of baseball pioneering between spreading the sport and creating the Leagues, their stance is nothing in present-day Major League Baseball compared to both the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. As of April 1st in 2013, Venezuelans represented the second-highest number of foreign-born players in the Major Leagues […]

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Johan Santana: Any Chance He’ll Return To Mets Is Now Over

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Johan Santana: Any Chance He’ll Return To Mets Is Now Over

The future of Johan Santana returning with the Mets was a question many people had after the 2013 season ended. Two weeks ago, there was still a better-than-none chance of Santana signing a minor league deal with the Mets. However, this past week put a huge dent in the chances of Johan re-signing with the team he […]

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The Folly In Comparing General Managers

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
The Folly In Comparing General Managers

Earlier today, our friend Matthew Cerrone at MetsBlog responded to a mailbag question from a reader who basically wanted to know why Omar Minaya gets so little credit for a team and farm system that is still essentially comprised of a majority of his players. It actually led to a few emails steered in my […]

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Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 1 – The Gum Caper

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 1 – The Gum Caper

All was quiet in Port St. Lucie until, all of a sudden and without warning, Daniel Murphy heard a cry for help. He rushed from his locker, where he was oiling his glove and daydreaming of hitting .300 and an All-Star appearance in front of the home crowd, to find his teammates in stunned surprise, […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Replacing What Was Lost, Will $29.25 Million Suffice?

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Replacing What Was Lost, Will $29.25 Million Suffice?

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan Recent off-seasons for the Metropolitans have been full of angst, speculation and in the end, money unspent and fans restless. As the Mets were a top three spender of all MLB franchises just a few years ago, the team’s off-the-field financial decisions, most notably the participation in the ill-famed […]

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With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

Flashback to November, 2012. The Mets were coming fresh off their first season featuring a 20-game winner since the 1990, and the rumors were heating up that their Cy Young award winning pitcher, R.A. Dickey, would be on the move. The next logical discussion involved who would step up and be the ace of the […]

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Ike Davis Update: O’s Would Have To Be Blown Away To Deal Eduardo Rodriguez

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Update: O’s Would Have To Be Blown Away To Deal Eduardo Rodriguez

Updated 12/28 I wanted to update Pete’s post with news from Orioles beat writer Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, who writes that the O’s would have to be “blown away” to deal Eduardo Rodriguez. Original Post 12/27 The Ike Davis saga continues.  I don’t know if any of the readers here at MMO […]

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Mark Mulder: Mets Could Catch Lightning In A Bottle

An article by posted on December 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mark Mulder: Mets Could Catch Lightning In A Bottle

Despite the addition of Bartolo Colon, the Mets reportedly continue to monitor the free-agent market to find another starting pitcher to meet their needs.  Unfortunately, with every passing day, the list of reliable options continues to dwindle. While the Mets have reported interest in Johan Santana, Freddy Garcia, and others out there, this begs the question; why […]

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