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Phillies Sign A.J. Burnett to One-Year, $16 Million Dollar Deal

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Phillies Sign A.J. Burnett to One-Year, $16 Million Dollar Deal

Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors writes that the Phillies have agreed to sign free agent pitcher A.J. Burnett to a one year deal. The deal is said to be worth $16 Million dollars. Burnett, spent the last two seasons with the Pirates and in 2013 he was 10-11, with a 3.30 ERA with 209 strike […]

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MLB Notes: Latest On Drew, Scout View On Tejada, Astros DFA Wallace

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Notes: Latest On Drew, Scout View On Tejada, Astros DFA Wallace

As usually is the case, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had a well-packed article on Sunday that is well worth a read for you baseball diehards. Cafardo said that there was a lot of pressure put on Alex Rodriguez to withdraw his lawsuit against the union according to one prominent player. ”It didn’t go over too well […]

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Bank of America Has Been Calling the Shots

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
Bank of America Has Been Calling the Shots

When it was learned last week that the Mets refinancing removed previous covenants that capped the team’s payroll figure and restricted spending, it validated what I believed and posted many times that it’s the banks who have been calling the shots. Explaining the consequences of that, the dangerous precedent it sets, and the ill-effects it […]

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Mets No. 24 In ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets No. 24 In ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

David Schoenfield of ESPN placed the Mets at No. 24 in his preseason MLB Power Rankings. His overall outlook of the Mets is rather bleak to put it mildly. How they can get to 90 wins: Score 73 more runs, allow 72 fewer. Of course, allowing 72 fewer runs will be much more difficult without […]

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Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

Quick confession. I am not going to try and hide my biases simply to preserve some sense of false objectivity. After all, I’m not a journalist. Outside of lying or fabricating data, I have no such pristine burden. What follows are merely opinions, extrapolations, ideas, personal conclusions. I was, however, determined to keep an open […]

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As Early As Spring Training, Padded Caps Approved By MLB For Pitchers

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
As Early As Spring Training, Padded Caps Approved By MLB For Pitchers

Paul Hagen shared on MLB.com, that Major League Baseball has approved padded caps for pitchers. This will be optional for pitchers but will give them an opportunity to decide if wearing the cap will be enough protection from dangerous line drives to the head. The new caps will be manufactured by isoBLOX. The company explains […]

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Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Sign Stephen Drew

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Sign Stephen Drew

Anthony DiComo is reporting that in a telephone interview Tuesday evening, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated that his team is “unlikely” to sign Stephen Drew, despite the shortstop’s perceived lack of suitors on the free-agent market. “We haven’t ruled it out, but I think doing anything is unlikely,” Alderson said. “I think that Stephen will always have […]

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Mets Interested in Cuban Catching Prospect

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Interested in Cuban Catching Prospect

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the Mets are one of a few teams who have expressed interest in 28-year old Cuban catching prospect Yenier Bello. Sanchez shares that Bello is expected to sign before the start of Spring Training. Bello, hit .274 with 13 home runs in Cuba’s La Serie Nacional, the country’s top amateur league, in 2011. […]

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Thor, D’Arnaud, Flores Crack Baseball Prospectus Top 101

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Thor, D’Arnaud, Flores Crack Baseball Prospectus Top 101

Baseball Prospectus released their 2014 Top 101 Prospect list today and three Mets were featured. The fact that three Mets prospects made the list doesn’t come as a surprise, but the third name may raise some eyebrows. Let’s take a look at the players rankings: #11 Noah Syndergaard This one comes at no surprise. The big right-hander known to […]

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Familia Can Become A Powerful Weapon In Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Can Become A Powerful Weapon In Mets Bullpen

We’ve waxed poetic on MMO about how we believe Jeurys Familia can develop into a powerful weapon in the Mets bullpen beginning as soon as this season. The hard-throwing righty has just completed a dominating performance in Winter Ball that had more than one scout raving about his 100+ MPH fastball. Today, Bernie Pleskoff of […]

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