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Bartolo Colon – An Intriguing Signing

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 1 Comment
Bartolo Colon – An Intriguing Signing

The signing of Bartolo Colon is an intriguing one. It sends the message that the Mets aren’t throwing in the towel for 2014 with Matt Harvey being out for the season. It’s a huge (sorry, had to throw that in) signing. It means that we’ve added a solid starter that gives us four really good […]

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Jenrry Mejia To Compete For Spot In Rotation This Spring

An article by posted on December 10, 2013 1 Comment
Jenrry Mejia To Compete For Spot In Rotation This Spring

Staying healthy has always been an obstacle in Jenrry Mejia’s pursuit of a starting job in the New York Mets’ rotation and it is that way again. Mejia, who underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow, should be ready for spring training but staying healthy isn’t always a given with the talented righthander. […]

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Thoughts On Syndergaard or Montero Making Team Out Of Spring Training

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts On Syndergaard or Montero Making Team Out Of Spring Training

Sandy Alderson retreated from a months-long stance that neither Rafael Montero or Noah Syndergaard had any chance of making the Mets starting rotation out of Spring Training. While a guest on WFAN, the Mets GM announced that the plan for these two exciting power arms will be similar to the tracks taken by Zack Wheeler […]

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The Sky is Not Falling in Queens

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Sky is Not Falling in Queens

Color me optimistic, but I do not believe the sky is falling in Queens. I heard rumors of such an event. I heard adamant insistence that such rumor was fact. So I decided to be brave, open up my door, look out into the big, bad city and take a look for myself. I looked […]

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Mets Sign RHP Miguel Socolovich To Minors Deal

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign RHP Miguel Socolovich To Minors Deal

The Mets announced they have signed 27-year old righthander Miguel Socolovich to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal tweets, meet the newest Met: Miguel Socolovich. He’s a 27-year-old Venezuelan who put up a 6.06 ERA in 12 games for Baltimore and Chicago in 2012. Kristie […]

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Padres Sign Josh Johnson To One Year Deal For $8 Million

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Padres Sign Josh Johnson To One Year Deal For $8 Million

Done deal… The San Diego Padres have agreed on a one-year, $8 million deal with free agent starter Josh Johnson. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN first reported the news: The deal includes an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses if Johnson makes 26 starts, the source said. Johnson was in San Diego for a physical exam Tuesday and […]

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Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

The Rockies agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, last night. The contract includes a $2.25MM option for 2015 with a $250K buyout and will be official once Hawkins passes a physical on Thursday. Hawkins will close games for Colorado who get themselves a steal. Sandy Alderson weighed in on […]

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Mets Announce 2014 Spring Training Schedule

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 4 Comments
Mets Announce 2014 Spring Training Schedule

The New York Mets will open their 2014 Spring Training Grapefruit League schedule Friday, February 28 against the Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m. in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Mets will play 33 games, including 14 home games at Tradition Field. Season tickets for Mets Spring Training games are on sale now by calling the […]

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Some Red Flags On Alfredo Aceves

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Some Red Flags On Alfredo Aceves

Since Buster Olney first reported that the Mets had interest in reliever/starter Alfredo Aceves last week, there have been a couple of updates on him. MLB Trade Rumors reported that the righthander re-hired agent Tom O’Connell to represent him recently, and that Aceves called O’Connell and apologized for firing him in the first place. Marc Carig of […]

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Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

It seems to me that the team is not as high or as confident in Travis d’Arnaud as they once were when they first acquired the catcher as the signature piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. On at least two occasions, Sandy Alderson expressed concern with D’Arnaud’s bat and his brief […]

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