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This Day In Mets Infamy: My Brush With Ralph Kiner

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: My Brush With Ralph Kiner

Yesterday another piece of my childhood faded away. While I was at work I received a email from the Mets announcing the passing of Hall Of Fame ballplayer and original Mets announcer, Ralph Kiner. At first it didn’t sink in. I don’t know if this was because I was so caught up with my work […]

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Baseball America’s Top 31 Mets Prospects

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Baseball America’s Top 31 Mets Prospects

On Wednesday, Baseball America released their Top 31 Mets Prospects. Why 31? Why else, they have a man-crush on Mike Piazza, doesn’t everyone? 1. Noah Syndergaard, rhp 2. Travis d’Arnaud, c 3. Rafael Montero, rhp 4. Dominic Smith, 1b 5. Kevin Plawecki, c/1b 6. Wilmer Flores, 2b/3b 7. Amed Rosario, ss 8. Brandon Nimmo, of […]

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Free Agent Update: Brewers Sign K-Rod, Mets Scouted Hanrahan Today

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Free Agent Update: Brewers Sign K-Rod, Mets Scouted Hanrahan Today

MLBTR confirmed that the Mets did attend a light bullpen today to watch Joel Hanrahan as Buster Olney reported on Thursday. Hanrahan’s agent Mike Dillon of Reynolds Sports Management tells MLBTR: “Reports of a showcase workout with Joel Hanrahan are inaccurate. Teams that have been interested in watching his light bullpens have been welcome and the Mets […]

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Jeff Walters Has A Solid Chance To Make Opening Day Bullpen

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Jeff Walters Has A Solid Chance To Make Opening Day Bullpen

A Mets insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that pitching prospects Jack Leathersich and Jeff Walters are candidates to make the opening day roster and fill out the Mets bullpen. Rafael Montero or Cory Mazzoni were also not ruled out. We have several original MMO articles spotlighting all four of these players in […]

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The Mets Can’t Be Done Spending…Can They?

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The Mets Can’t Be Done Spending…Can They?

I called Joe D. shortly after I heard the news that Sandy Alderson told the Mets’ season ticket holders that he wasn’t against giving Stephen Drew a contract with a third year. There is no secret about it, I am for the Mets going after Drew. Joe, on the other hand, wants to give Ruben […]

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Featured Post: Some Kiner Wonderful

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Featured Post: Some Kiner Wonderful

It was a part of the game. Tom Seaver would allow no runs and just 3 hits through 8 innings. Tug McGraw would strikeout the side in the 9th on just nine pitches for the save. Rusty Staub and Cleon Jones each got 3 hits, John Milner went deep, Buddy Harrelson made several diving stops […]

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Mets Sign 1B Chris Garcia To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 1B Chris Garcia To Minor League Deal

Looks like the Mets just signed first baseman Chris Garcia to a minor league deal. Garcia, who you could follow at @ChrisGarcia2424, announced the news on Twitter. The 26-year old Brooklyn, New York native missed the entire 2013 season due to injury, but batted .285/.408/.431 in 411 AB with the Single-A affiliate of the Braves in […]

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Remembering Ralph Kiner

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Remembering Ralph Kiner

In this Aug. 14, 1982 photo, Willie Mays tries to get Ralph Kiner’s hat as the two Hall of Famers pose for pictures before the start of Old Timers Day game at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Harry Harris) “As one of baseball’s most prolific power hitters for a decade, Ralph struck fear into […]

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Mets Final Game Starting Pitchers: The 1960s

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Mets Final Game Starting Pitchers: The 1960s

A lot is made about who the Opening Day starting pitcher is going to be each new season. But who can guess or remember the names of the pitchers who have started the final game each season? Who are those Rodney Dangerfields of pitchers who get oftentimes get tabbed to pitch in what ends up […]

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Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

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Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart that I report the Mets announced that longtime broadcaster Ralph Kiner has passed away at the age of 91. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Along with his fourth wife, Ann, Ralph Kiner is survived by two sons, Michael and Scott, and a daughter, Kathryn Freeman, all […]

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