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Happy Birthday To The Quiet Man From Indiana

An article by posted on April 4, 2012 0 Comments
Happy Birthday To The Quiet Man From Indiana

It was early April. The rosters were set and Opening Day was hours away. Unexpectedly the Mets exhibition game against the Expos was cancelled due to a players strike. With a free afternoon and nothing to do, the Mets manager and some of his coaches decided to walk across the street and play a round […]

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3 Up and 3 Down: Ready Or Not, Here It Comes…

An article by posted on March 31, 2012 0 Comments
3 Up and 3 Down: Ready Or Not, Here It Comes…

With opening day less than a week away, it’s time to weigh in with a brand new edition of “3 Up & 3 Down”. Here’s what I’m looking forward to in 2012, the 50th anniversary season of New York Mets Baseball! 3 Up: The Return of Johan Santana:One word comes to mind when I think […]

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Alderson Confirms Chris Young Deal

An article by posted on March 26, 2012 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, first reported that the Mets have re-signed free-agent RHP Chris Young to a minor league contract. Sandy Alderson confirmed the signing today and spoke with reporters: “Right now we don’t have an expectation other than a general one — that he’ll be able to pitch at some point. Until he’s seen by […]

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Supporting The Owners Vs. Supporting The Team

An article by posted on March 20, 2012 0 Comments

Let me start this off by saying, no I do not support the Wilpons. I do not feel they are good owners, and do not feel that the Mets will win a championship with them as owners. However, I do support the New York Mets. I still watch every game I can, and still root […]

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Unburied Treasure: When Keith Hernandez Was the Game’s Best First Baseman

An article by posted on March 20, 2012 0 Comments
Unburied Treasure: When Keith Hernandez Was the Game’s Best First Baseman

Introduction by Stephen Hanks After Gary Carter’s tragic and untimely death last month, MMO posted a profile of the Hall of Fame catcher that was supposed to be part of the September/October 1985 issue of my magazine New York Sports, but which was never printed. The piece generated such a positive reaction, that MMO has […]

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Wilpon’s Jolly: It’s A Brave New World For Mets Owners and the Fans

An article by posted on March 19, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon’s Jolly: It’s A Brave New World For Mets Owners and the Fans

As most of you now know, Mets ownership and trustee Irving Picard reached a settlement for $162 million this morning, as was first reported by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times. In the light of this news we have also learned that the Mets will not pay anything for three years because their net obligation could end up […]

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Rejuvenated Mets Owners Pay Off MLB and Bank of America Loans

An article by posted on March 19, 2012 0 Comments
Rejuvenated Mets Owners Pay Off MLB and Bank of America Loans

According to the New York Daily News, the Wilpons were quite busy this evening. They finished deals to sell 12 minority shares  - a $240 million cash infusion – and they have taken care of a few debts as well. One debt that the Wilpons paid back was their debt to the MLB. That full […]

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Nominations For 2012 Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

An article by posted on March 15, 2012 0 Comments

Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame Announces Nominations for 2012 Induction The Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame today announced the names of the nominees on the 2012 induction ballot. They include: Big Ed Delahanty, whose lifetime .346 average ranks fifth all-time; Gene Michael, scout and GM responsible for signing players including Derek Jeter and […]

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David Wright Has Rib Tear

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
David Wright Has Rib Tear

David Wright has told reporters that he has a small tear in his “rectus abdominis” which is also known as the “six pack”. He stated that he thought it was a rib cage injury until he had an MRI done, and says that he expects the cortisone shot he had on Monday to take 48 hours to […]

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It Is Time To Do Something About Mike Pelfrey

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
It Is Time To Do Something About Mike Pelfrey

I mentioned in my introduction post that the Mets might want to consider moving Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen. Now I am saying that it is time that they do something. It’s become increasingly difficult to rely on him in the starting rotation. One thing the Mets may want to try is to move him to the […]

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