Tag: offseason

Valdespin’s Hot Start Can Get Him A Look The In Outfield

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin’s Hot Start Can Get Him A Look The In Outfield

Updated by Joe D. on 2/28 I bet this will get some of you excited about the outfield situation… Jordany Valdespin, who is now batting .455 in Grapefruit League play, after two more singles tonight, is suddenly back in the spotlight thanks to his sizzling start. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that the talented, but […]

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Slow Start Sends Duda to the Sidelines for a Few Days

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Slow Start Sends Duda to the Sidelines for a Few Days

I expressed my concerns about Lucas Duda’s 0-7 start late last night, which you can read below. I was not surprised by what I predicted would be an avalanche of “it’s only two games” rebuttals. There they are for all of you to see. It seems like many readers chose to ignore that it was Terry […]

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With Concerns About Santana’s Arm, Niese Could Be Mets’ Opening Day Starter

An article by posted on February 22, 2013 0 Comments
With Concerns About Santana’s Arm, Niese Could Be Mets’ Opening Day Starter

Sandy Alderson told reporters today the Mets Spring Complex, that left-hander Johan Santana‘s first Grapefruit League start would be pushed back by as much as two weeks. Alderson said that there was no structural issue and that it is just a matter of building up strength in Santana’s arm. Initially, Santana was scheduled to make his […]

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The Bourn Debacle Was Mishandled By All Sides

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Bourn Debacle Was Mishandled By All Sides

The big Mets news from last night was Michael Bourn, who decided not to sign with the Mets. Instead, Bourn signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Indians with an easily-attainable fifth option year that would bring the total contract to five years and $60 million. Regardless of what you think of Bourn as […]

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Featured Post: Hope Springs Eternal For The Mets

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Hope Springs Eternal For The Mets

Everybody has a chance in March It’s a cliché, but it is always worth mentioning: Hope springs eternal. And it’s never truer than with baseball. As we sip our coffee — and some of you shovel snow in the northeast — on this final Sunday before pitchers and catcher report, cool breezes and temperatures in […]

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Alderson Says He Is Responsible For Lack Of Spending, Not Ownership

An article by posted on January 31, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says He Is Responsible For Lack Of Spending, Not Ownership

Mets season ticket holders were gathered at the Caesar’s Club at Citi Field tonight, where Sandy Alderson and his front office fielded questions about a variety of issues. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York did a nice job of covering the event and retweeting some of the quotes from those who were on hand. Regarding […]

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Cubs And Hairston Agree On A Two Year, $6 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
Cubs And Hairston Agree On A Two Year, $6 Million Deal

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are in agreement with Scott Hairston on a two-year contract. Hairston can earn up to $6 million dollars including incentives according to ESPN’s Bruce Levine. Scott Hairston was reportedly looking for a two-year, $8 million contract to which the Mets balked and countered with a one year deal for […]

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Heyman: Mets Still Have Plenty Of Dollars To Spend

An article by posted on January 6, 2013 0 Comments
Heyman: Mets Still Have Plenty Of Dollars To Spend

According to a tweet from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mets have quite a bit of dollars left to spend. Heyman says the team is still looking to add an outfielder, a starting pitcher and a bullpen arm. Last week I answered a question about how much the Mets had to spend, and I speculated […]

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MMO Fan Shot: A Letter To The New York Mets

An article by posted on December 5, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: A Letter To The New York Mets

The year was 2000, and the Mets had just lost to the Yankees. Being 20 and in college, I was surrounded by Yankees fans that were giving me the business. I was left with only one reply, “wait until next year!, we will sign A-Rod and take this town over!”. Then the rumblings began about […]

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Mets Offseason Will Resemble The Last Two, Wright Negotiations Stalled

An article by posted on November 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Offseason Will Resemble The Last Two, Wright Negotiations Stalled

Mack Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have little left in budget to pursue free agents. With little wiggle room, a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking said the Mets likely will follow last winter’s free-agent blueprint, when they passed on a major signing in favor of spreading their limited dollars with several […]

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