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What Was Alderson’s Part In Santana-Gate?

An article by posted on March 30, 2013 0 Comments
What Was Alderson’s Part In Santana-Gate?

Do you think Sandy Alderson was willfully blind when he traded R.A. Dickey and counted on Johan Santana to be his Rock of Gibraltar and retake the reins as the ace of the Mets rotation? Yesterday, I faulted Santana for not keeping the Mets in the loop this Winter about his questionable shoulder and how he was […]

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Final Word On Wheeler and Rodriguez Incident

An article by posted on March 29, 2013 0 Comments
Final Word On Wheeler and Rodriguez Incident

Updated by Joe D. at 7:30 PM Most of you read my initial thoughts on Wheeler-gate early this morning; I think it was overblown. I wanted to just say one last thing in lieu of Sandy Alderson’s comments regarding the situation while a guest on WFAN. Here is what he said: “We didn’t want this […]

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Havens And Gorski Both Clear Waivers, Rice Gets Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on March 29, 2013 0 Comments
Havens And Gorski Both Clear Waivers, Rice Gets Bullpen Spot

3:30 PM Update: Adam Rubin has now reported that Darin Gorski has cleared waivers and will remain under team control. It also has been announced that Scott Rice, and not Robert Carson, will be the second lefty in the bullpen for 2013. The bullpen now projects as follows: Bobby Parnell Brandon Lyon LaTroy Hawkins Scott […]

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A Final Review Of The Johan Santana Trade

An article by posted on March 29, 2013 0 Comments
A Final Review Of The Johan Santana Trade

January 30, 2008 was supposed to be a great day for Mets’ fans everywhere. The Mets had just acquired Johan Santana, the clear-cut best pitcher in the game, from the Minnesota Twins for pitching prospects: Philip Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey, as well as center fielder Carlos Gomez, pending an extension agreement. Even David Wright was […]

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ESPN: Why The Mets Opted Not To Insure Santana’s Contract

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN: Why The Mets Opted Not To Insure Santana’s Contract

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, does a fine job of explaining why the Mets chose not to insure Johan Santana’s contract. The Mets will be on the hook for the remaining $31 million owed to Johan Santana because they did not insure the contract.  Why? As premiums have skyrocketed because of escalating salaries and past payouts […]

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MMO Flashback: Did Santana Commit Career Suicide?

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Did Santana Commit Career Suicide?

Oh how I hate “I told you so” posts, but MMO’s John Delcos nailed it. Santana’s left shoulder is not getting better and it isn’t unfair to wonder if the prideful or stubborn lefthander – take your pick – may have committed career suicide on March 3, a quiet Sunday that turned into one of […]

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From Left Field: Keith Hernandez’s Lineup Idea Looks Good

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Keith Hernandez’s Lineup Idea Looks Good

In the television broadcasts this spring in which Keith Hernandez has been in the booth, he’s provided his insights into the best potential Mets’ batting order. He said that the best lineup will have length, and I agree. The team isn’t exactly an offensive powerhouse, so it will have to create ways to get the […]

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Mets Minors Confidential: Tapia Touched Up In Grapefruit League Action

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors Confidential: Tapia Touched Up In Grapefruit League Action

Updated 4:00 PM by Mitch Petanick Domingo Tapia had a very forgettable outing today in Grapefruit League play. Tapia pitched two innings, allowing four runs on four hits, two of which were home runs. Sounds scary when you read the stat line, but remember that Tapia is still a lower level prospect who was pitching against major league […]

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Ruben Tejada Is Not The Shortstop Of The Future And Other Shockers

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Is Not The Shortstop Of The Future And Other Shockers

Updated by Joe D. at 1:25 PM on 3/28 An astounding revelation by Andy Martino of the Daily News today, and repeated by Matt Cerrone from the mountaintop that is MetsBlog. This may came as a shock to all of you, but apparently Ruben Tejada is not the Mets shortstop of the future. I’ll give you a […]

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Mets Have More Questions Than Days Left Until Opening Day

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have More Questions Than Days Left Until Opening Day

With four days until Opening Day, most teams have their rosters, rotation and batting order set. The Mets are not most teams. Their three remaining exhibition games will do little to answer questions for manager Terry Collins, who undoubtedly won’t be satisfied with what he sees Monday and will be mixing and matching for weeks. […]

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