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Why I Love The Mets: And The Winner Is…

An article by posted on December 23, 2013 0 Comments
Why I Love The Mets: And The Winner Is…

Our heartfelt congratulations to Steven, the winner of our Why I Love The Mets contest! I’ve also decided to reward the other two finalists, John and Larry, with $25 Gift Cards to Amazon.com because all three of them were winners! Thank you to everyone who participated!  In the spirit of the season and in the kinship we […]

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Dilson Herrera Continues To Shine For Mets

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
Dilson Herrera Continues To Shine For Mets

Second base prospect Dilson Herrera was acquired by the Mets when John Buck and Marlon Byrd were traded to the Pirates. In the trade, the Mets also received promising reliever Vic Black, who could be assuming the Mets closer role if Bobby Parnell isn’t ready to begin the 2014 season. Herrera, who is listed at 5’10″, has been playing very well in […]

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Mets Asked Pirates For Pitching Prospect Nick Kingham For Ike Davis

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Asked Pirates For Pitching Prospect Nick Kingham For Ike Davis

12/18 Update 10:15 AM I asked John Perrotto to expand on a post he made on Twitter saying that he heard Mets wanted want a big arm (such as Nick Kingham) from the Pirates in an Ike Davis trade. After I said it sounded like speculation, Perrotto was kind enough to respond and say that the […]

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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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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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Remembering the Mets’ One-Hit Wonders

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering the Mets’ One-Hit Wonders

As a kid, many of us dreamed of getting to the big leagues. Chances are, if you’re reading this – you didn’t make it, either. Most of the players who ever were drafted never make it through the ranks of the minors. Of the fortunate few who make to the Majors, even fewer go onto […]

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Gone Too Soon: Pirates Prospect Evan Chambers Dead At 24

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 0 Comments
Gone Too Soon: Pirates Prospect Evan Chambers Dead At 24

Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Evan Chambers passed away in his sleep this past weekend as noted in a statement by Pirates GM Neal Huntington. The Pirates signed Chambers after selecting him in the 3rd round of the 2009 June Amateur draft from Hillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL.). He played in 5 seasons within the Pirates farm system, […]

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Sherman: Mets Are Out On Furcal

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
Sherman: Mets Are Out On Furcal

Update 7:00 PM Well, so much for that, huh? According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, a Mets executive has told him that Furcal is no longer an option. The Mets are apparently concerned with his health. Furcal was supposed to start throwing this week. With Jhonny Peralta signed, Stephen Drew too expensive, […]

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Pirates and Mets Among Eight Teams Who Contacted Rafael Furcal

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Pirates and Mets Among Eight Teams Who Contacted Rafael Furcal

Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the Pirates are one of eight teams to check in on free agent Rafael Furcal, according to his agent. Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, reported earlier this month that the Mets had also contacted the veteran shortstop. Furcal, 36, missed the entire 2013 season with St. Louis after undergoing Tommy John […]

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Pirates Trade For Jaff Decker, DFA Garrett Jones

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Pirates Trade For Jaff Decker, DFA Garrett Jones

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few roster moves Monday, but one of them popped out at me, Garrett Jones who was designated for assignment. Jones, 32, was eligible for arbitration for the third time and would have received a raise from his $4.5 million salary in 2013. Incidentally, about $500K more than what the Mets’ Ike Davis was making. […]

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