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Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
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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It’s Snowing Outside, But The Mets Are Playing Baseball In PSL

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Snowing Outside, But The Mets Are Playing Baseball In PSL

As I look out my window I see snow falling and accumulating with a brisk wind thrown in for good measure. Yes, New York is caught up in yet another storm. But meanwhile at Port St. Lucie, the sun is bright and about 30 players have already arrived and are doing unofficial workouts with manager […]

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Wilmer Flores Looks Ready For Battle

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Looks Ready For Battle

We’ve all heard the jokes about the Mets sending Ruben Tejada, Wilmer Flores and Lucas Duda to do some offseason training this Winter, AKA Fat Camp. However, the truth is that the placed is a state of the art facility that gets their athletes stronger, faster and more focused on their physical performance. Tim Rohan […]

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New $250M Loan Puts Mets Owners On Easy Street

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
New $250M Loan Puts Mets Owners On Easy Street

The Mets’ owners appear to be on the verge of finally putting the team’s financial problems behind them, according to a report in the New York Post. Cash-strapped Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, who faced perhaps an insurmountable spring principal payment on their $250 million loan, are close to refinancing the note, sources said. “This will […]

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Potential 2015 Free Agent Class Littered With Shortstop Talent

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Potential 2015 Free Agent Class Littered With Shortstop Talent

As each day passes, Ruben Tejada becomes more and more likely to be the man at shortstop come Opening Day. Sandy Alderson finally put the kibosh on the idea of the Mets signing Stephen Drew earlier this week, calling the potential move ‘unlikely’. Reports indicated a willingness by New York to negotiate a one-year deal […]

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Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN (Insider Only) ranked the Houston Astros as having the top minor league system in baseball. But the Mets actually received a solid ranking as well coming in as the sixth best system. 6. New York Mets  The turnaround in this system is remarkable, especially when you consider they have not had a […]

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Lewin-Gate: Much Ado About Nothing

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Lewin-Gate: Much Ado About Nothing

Who is Josh Lewin and why is his name suffocating my Twitter timeline? Of course I’m kidding, I know that Josh Lewin is that legendary Mets announcer who has entertained the Flushing faithful for decades with that warm and folksy voice that makes one seriously consider turning off the TV and opt for the radio […]

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Granderson Stands By His Statement That True New Yorkers Are Mets Fans

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson Stands By His Statement That True New Yorkers Are Mets Fans

After signing his new four-year deal with the Mets, outfielder Curtis Granderson created a stir – especially in the Yankees blogosphere – when he said “true New Yorkers are Mets fans.” Keven Kernan of the New York Post caught up with Grandy while he was visiting the children at Nathan Hale Elementary and Heritage Middle […]

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Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

The Mets front office, purposefully or not, is damaging the confidence of their young players. The likely starting lineup this year will feature players who have been the subjects of trade rumors, mid-season minor league demotion, or work ethic criticism. It is difficult to pinpoint the result of such degradation yet, but it is hard to […]

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Josh Satin, The Classic Moneyball Player

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
Josh Satin, The Classic Moneyball Player

Tim Rohan of the New York Times, wrote an extensive piece on Josh Satin this afternoon. He says that the 29-year old infielder has been taking this playing the outfield thing pretty seriously. Not willing to sit on his laurels and hope that he makes the team next Spring, he says Satin’s survival instincts kicked […]

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