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Hits & Misses: Johan Close To Deal, Ya Gotta Have Hart, Kemp Could Still Go

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Johan Close To Deal, Ya Gotta Have Hart, Kemp Could Still Go

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes: Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford — The Dodgers may still deal one of them before the start of the season. As teams see where Kemp’s rehab is after shoulder and ankle surgeries, that could heat up in spring training. Ethier could also be in demand, but the Dodgers want to […]

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The Longest of Long Shots, Brandon Villafuerte

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Longest of Long Shots, Brandon Villafuerte

Brandon Villafuerte was the longest of long shots to make it to the Major Leagues. He has the distinction of being the deepest round draft pick of the New York Mets to make it to the Show. The RHP was selected in the 66th round with the 1,564th pick in the 1994 draft. It wasn’t […]

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The Most Obscure Mets Opening Day Starters Since 1980

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
The Most Obscure Mets Opening Day Starters Since 1980

This Bud’s For You… Barring injury, 2014 will be the 10th consecutive Opening Day start for David Wright, tying Tom Seaver with 10 consecutive Opening Days (1968-1977 + 1 additional start in 1983) and one short of Bud Harrelson‘s 11 consecutive openers (1967-1977). While we know the names and histories of the players who played […]

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Al Leiter: The Mets Aren’t A Playoff Team

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Al Leiter: The Mets Aren’t A Playoff Team

On MLB Network’s MLB Tonight, Al Leiter and Ron Darling were discussing the free agents still available on the market, and which teams still had some glaring holes to fill. Included in the conversation was, of course, the New York Mets. The Mets came up in two conversations—first in the discussion regarding the Pittsburgh Pirates, […]

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One-Time Mets Opening Day Starting Pitchers

An article by posted on December 13, 2013 0 Comments
One-Time Mets Opening Day Starting Pitchers

In 52 seasons, the Mets have only had 13 Opening Day Pitchers start just one opener. Over the years, we’ve seen Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, Tom Glavine, and Johan Santana each start at least 4 openers on the hill – but who were the 13 men who only started one? There are some pretty good […]

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Rule 5 Draft: Mets Select RHP Seth Rosin, Trade Him To Dodgers For PTBNL

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
Rule 5 Draft: Mets Select RHP Seth Rosin, Trade Him To Dodgers For PTBNL

The Rule 5 Draft is now concluded and the Mets have selected 25-year old right-hander Seth Rosin from the Phillies organization in the major league phase of the draft. The Phillies surprisingly didn’t protect Seth Rosin who went 9-6 with a 4.33 ERA and 1.22 WHIP last season for Triple-A Reading. However, the turned around and traded Rosin to […]

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Home Plate Collisions, May Be A Thing Of The Past

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments

The NY Daily News reports that MLB plans to outlaw home plate collisions by 2015 because of a growing concern of concussions. The move will first be voted on by the owners and then will need to be approved by the Players Association. The Daily News reports that Sandy Alderson, who is also the chairman of […]

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Mets Will Meet With Agents For John Axford and Kevin Gregg

An article by posted on December 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Meet With Agents For John Axford and Kevin Gregg

According to Jim Duquette of MLB Network, the Mets will meet with the agents for free agent relievers John Axford and Kevin Gregg. I’m not such a big fan of Axford, but I do like Gregg a lot for the Mets and he’s a proven shutdown, late-inning reliever we can use. Axford, 30, posted a 4.02 ERA and […]

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Things Are Very Quiet For The Mets Today

An article by posted on December 10, 2013 0 Comments
Things Are Very Quiet For The Mets Today

Since reporting that the Brewers had cooled on the idea of trading for Ike Davis, not much else is happening in Lake Buena Vista, the site of baseball’s Winter Meetings. There’s some buzz about looking at shortstops and relief pitchers, but nothing is at a scale worth noting. Even the Daniel Murphy buzz has slowed […]

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Could Mets Find A Potential Match With Tribe For Asdrubal Cabrera?

An article by posted on December 10, 2013 0 Comments
Could Mets Find A Potential Match With Tribe For Asdrubal Cabrera?

The Indians are reportedly interested in trading shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera according to MLB Trade Rumors. It’s not the first time his name has come up in trade rumors and it won’t be the last. Cabrera, 27, had a disappointing season for the Indians, batting .242/.299/.402 with 35 doubles, 14 home runs and 64 RBI in 508 at-bats. After […]

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