Tag: Mets

MMO Mailbag: Which Prospects Will We See In 2012?

An article by posted on March 24, 2012 0 Comments

I haven’t done one of these in a while mostly because after the Hot Stove season winds down in January, we don’t get as many questions and email until we start getting closer to Opening Day, which I am happy to say is in 12 days. What prospects do you think we’ll definitely see play […]

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Torres Is Optimistic, Bay Backs Down, Valdespin Could Take Center Stage

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Torres Is Optimistic, Bay Backs Down, Valdespin Could Take Center Stage

I wanted to update this post with some new information on the center field front as follows: Center fielder Andres Torres spoke to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York this morning and said his calf injury is improving. “I feel better,” Torres said. “Just a few more days, I hope, I’ll go back to the field. […]

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Hits And Misses: Mets Season Tix Are Mega-Cool, Forbes Doesn’t Impress Me, Johan and Dickey Do

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Hits And Misses: Mets Season Tix Are Mega-Cool, Forbes Doesn’t Impress Me, Johan and Dickey Do

It’s been a heck of a week for me with the publishers deadline for our 2012 Mets Annual upon me and various other things, but I always find time for my Mets. Before I get into some things, our friends at Real Dirty Mets have some openings for new writers. If you’re interested in trying […]

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The End of the Madoff Era – Finally

An article by posted on March 21, 2012 0 Comments
The End of the Madoff Era – Finally

I remember when the whole Madoff fiasco started to carpet-bomb its way into the mainstream sports media. Well before it all started to make headlines and evolve into the sports blogs fodder du-jour, mercilessly mocking the team, its owners and even fans, I had a conversation with an old family friend with ties to the […]

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Supporting The Owners Vs. Supporting The Team

An article by posted on March 20, 2012 0 Comments

Let me start this off by saying, no I do not support the Wilpons. I do not feel they are good owners, and do not feel that the Mets will win a championship with them as owners. However, I do support the New York Mets. I still watch every game I can, and still root […]

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Unburied Treasure: When Keith Hernandez Was the Game’s Best First Baseman

An article by posted on March 20, 2012 0 Comments
Unburied Treasure: When Keith Hernandez Was the Game’s Best First Baseman

Introduction by Stephen Hanks After Gary Carter’s tragic and untimely death last month, MMO posted a profile of the Hall of Fame catcher that was supposed to be part of the September/October 1985 issue of my magazine New York Sports, but which was never printed. The piece generated such a positive reaction, that MMO has […]

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Wilpon’s Jolly: It’s A Brave New World For Mets Owners and the Fans

An article by posted on March 19, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon’s Jolly: It’s A Brave New World For Mets Owners and the Fans

As most of you now know, Mets ownership and trustee Irving Picard reached a settlement for $162 million this morning, as was first reported by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times. In the light of this news we have also learned that the Mets will not pay anything for three years because their net obligation could end up […]

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Rejuvenated Mets Owners Pay Off MLB and Bank of America Loans

An article by posted on March 19, 2012 0 Comments
Rejuvenated Mets Owners Pay Off MLB and Bank of America Loans

According to the New York Daily News, the Wilpons were quite busy this evening. They finished deals to sell 12 minority shares  - a $240 million cash infusion – and they have taken care of a few debts as well. One debt that the Wilpons paid back was their debt to the MLB. That full […]

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MMO Sunday Flashback: Gil Hodges: A Mets Legend, But Not A Dodger Great

An article by posted on March 18, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Sunday Flashback: Gil Hodges: A Mets Legend, But Not A Dodger Great

For this MMO Sunday Flashback, we go to July 24, 2010 when Ed Leyro was shocked to see Jamey Carroll step up to the plate for the Dodgers wearing No. 14.  What ensued after that, was this gem of an article. Enjoy… * * * * * * * * On Friday night, I sat down to […]

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The All-Injured Mets Prospect Team

An article by posted on March 17, 2012 0 Comments
The All-Injured Mets Prospect Team

With all the injuries in big league camp this spring, it would have been really nice if some of the young kids could have stepped in and helped out. It would have been a help to the big league team, a valuable experience for the kids, a learning experience, and who knows? One of them […]

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