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An Offseason Of Unrealized Expectations

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
An Offseason Of Unrealized Expectations

I don’t know about you, but this offseason has dragged on for as long as any I can ever remember since writing my first post about the Mets almost ten years ago to the day. As one who has chronicled this offseason word by word and sentence by sentence from it’s infancy in early October […]

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ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

The first base battle between Ike Davis and Lucas Duda has yet to get underway in Grapefruit League games, but both players seem to be nearing a return to the lineup. Yesterday, they both got at-bats in minor-league camp, with Duda (hamstring) going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and a walk, and Davis (calf)was 1-for-4 […]

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Chances Of Mets Signing Drew “Very Slim”

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
Chances Of Mets Signing Drew “Very Slim”

A friend of Stephen Drew called the Mets’ chances of getting Drew “very slim” as it becomes more obvious agent Scott Boras is willing to wait until after the season begins to sign his client, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. This is the first thing I’ve read that actually makes any sense […]

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Time Now For Balls and Bats, Not Brickbats

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Time Now For Balls and Bats, Not Brickbats

After experiencing my first offseason following a site such as MMO, I have arrived at the belief that what is said in the offseason, should stay in the offseason. Especially now, days before spring training begins in earnest for the 2014 New York Mets. When Joe D. gave me an opportunity to write a few […]

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Wilmer Flores Will Get His Shot At Shortstop

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Will Get His Shot At Shortstop

Howard asks… Do you really think Terry Collins will play Wilmer Flores at shortstop and do you think there is any chance he can stick there? Joe D. replies… You never know with Terry Collins, but this time I believe him. I do think Flores will get a very long look at shortstop as he […]

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Wright Says Mets Will Be Better Than Last Opening Day

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Says Mets Will Be Better Than Last Opening Day

David Wright met with reporters at St. Lucie today. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York did a nice job of summarizing everything, but I’m just going to focus on his comments on the Mets’ offseason and spending. Wright refused to condemn the Mets’ payroll, which Sandy Alderson estimated is at $87 million of $88 million […]

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Alderson Denies the Mets Were Under Any Payroll Constraints

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Denies the Mets Were Under Any Payroll Constraints

Sandy Alderson denied an earlier report by the New York Post that the Mets had payroll restrictions imposed on the team by the Bank of America, he told reporters today in St. Lucie today. “If you’re referring to banks or owners or other interested parties, I think the answer clearly is no. There are no constraints on […]

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Sandy Alderson: Unlikely Mets Acquire Another Major Free Agent

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: Unlikely Mets Acquire Another Major Free Agent

February 13 Sandy Alderson told reporters today in St. Lucie, that it is unlikely that he acquires another major free agent this offseason. It’s now one of those cases where you have to do the math. A Drew signing seems very unlikely at this point and it’s not as if the Mets were ever really […]

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D’Arnaud Worked On His Swing, Expects Amazing Things

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Worked On His Swing, Expects Amazing Things

Travis d’Arnaud is doing and saying all the right things this offseason and understands just how important it is for him to step up and deliver for the Mets this season. The young catcher has worked on improving his swing with the hope of producing some better offensive numbers in 2014. “I worked on just shortening […]

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Alderson Says Lagares Will Be In Center When Spring Games Begin

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Lagares Will Be In Center When Spring Games Begin

Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on on Tuesday, said Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will be in center field when he was asked to clear up this whole center field confusion. He told Francesa that Chris Young was promised some at-bats early in the season to show he can hit righthanded pitching and […]

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