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Expect Big Things From Michael Conforto In 2016

An article by posted on December 28, 2015 0 Comments
Expect Big Things From Michael Conforto In 2016

When the Mets drafted Michael Conforto in the first round of the 2014 draft, it was clear right from the start that he was different from all the other top draft picks by Sandy Alderson. He was an advanced and polished college player out of Oregon State, and he was someone who didn’t have to […]

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Why Latest Mets Moves Don’t Sit Well With Me

An article by posted on December 27, 2015 0 Comments
Why Latest Mets Moves Don’t Sit Well With Me

Like many others in Panic City, I was none too thrilled with the Mets acquisition of Alejandro De Aza last week. As I’ve looked at the roster and looked at the player, I’ve tried to wrap my brain around exactly what I was feeling and why this move bothered me the way it has. On […]

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The Sustainability Doctrine And The 2016 Mets

An article by posted on December 26, 2015 0 Comments
The Sustainability Doctrine And The 2016 Mets

Sustainability. Wikipedia tells us: In ecology, sustainability is the capacity to endure; it is how biological systems remain diverse and productive indefinitely. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. In more general terms, sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes. It seems like every time a member of the Mets front office is questioned about the possibility of the Mets inking a […]

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Smart Baseball Moves Or More Cost-Cutting?

An article by posted on December 26, 2015 0 Comments
Smart Baseball Moves Or More Cost-Cutting?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post, asks if the Mets lack of aggressiveness is just a series of good baseball decisions by the front office or evidence that they are still feeling the fallout of the Madoff debacle and simply don’t have the dough? Don’t you just hate it when the media concocts these false […]

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Johnny Monell Clears Waivers

An article by posted on December 24, 2015 0 Comments
Johnny Monell Clears Waivers

Johnny Monell, who the Mets designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Bartolo Colon, has cleared waivers. Monell, 29, was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas but can opt for free agency and refuse the assignment. According to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, he will make a decision after Christmas. The lefty-swinging catcher […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Claimed Off Waivers By Brewers

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Claimed Off Waivers By Brewers

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Brewers have acquired Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis off the waiver wire. Nieuwenhuis, 28, has been with the Mets almost his entire career (the exception being a brief stint with the Angels this season), including the last four years on the major league club. In 693 plate appearances, […]

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Holiday Cheer In Short Supply After Latest Mets Move

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Holiday Cheer In Short Supply After Latest Mets Move

It’s been a while since the Mets blogosphere erupted with the kind of vitriol I saw after we learned the team had signed Alejandro De Aza to be their left-handed hitting outfielder to pair with Juan Lagares in center field. But this time even the media dipped their toes into the maelstrom. Here’s some of […]

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Mets Sign Alejandro De Aza To $5.75 Million Guaranteed Deal

An article by posted on December 22, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Sign Alejandro De Aza To $5.75 Million Guaranteed Deal

Wow, deal is for much more than initially reported. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, free agent outfielder Alejandro De Aza will get a guaranteed $5.75 million plus incentives that could make the total deal worth $7 million. That some believe De Aza is getting that kind of money to replace Kirk Nieuwenhuis is […]

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Mets’ Latest Move Is Frustrating, Because Of What It Isn’t

An article by posted on December 22, 2015 0 Comments
Mets’ Latest Move Is Frustrating, Because Of What It Isn’t

The Mets signed Alejandro De Aza to a 1-year, $5.75 M deal today. When the news first broke, reactions were positive. De Aza is by no means a great player, but he is decent, and a solid upgrade over Kirk Nieuwenhuis (his four memorable home runs aside) in the 5th outfielder slot. With that need […]

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Looking At Where Mets Payroll Currently Stands

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Looking At Where Mets Payroll Currently Stands

Is it possible that the New York Mets could essentially have their entire offseason plan wrapped up by the start of the New Year? It’s absolutely plausible. I wanted to take a quick look at where the Mets stand now after a whirlwind December that included the acquisitions of Bartolo Colon, Jerry Blevins, Neil Walker […]

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Mets Have Venable And De Aza On Their Radar

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have Venable And De Aza On Their Radar

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Mets have left handed outfielders Will Venable and Alejandro De Aza on their radar in addition to Denard Span. Both players are potential options to platoon with Juan Lagares in center field, but Crasnick says the Mets are slow-playing the market. Venable, 33, batted .244/.320/.350  with six home […]

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