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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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Syndergaard Untouchable, Montero Slightly Ahead, Both Will Debut In 2014

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Syndergaard Untouchable, Montero Slightly Ahead, Both Will Debut In 2014

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN this afternoon and spent a considerable amount of time discussing two of the team’s best pitching prospects, Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero. Alderson was adamant that Syndergaard would not be traded under any circumstances. “None.” The plan for these two exciting power arms […]

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Rockies Pursuing LaTroy Hawkins

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Rockies Pursuing LaTroy Hawkins

The Mets have competition in attempting to re-sign LaTroy Hawkins, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The Colorado Rockies are among the teams pursuing the free-agent reliever, according to a source. Still, that does not mean that Colorado is a likely landing spot. I have a hunch that while some teams may be jumping on his […]

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Former Met Prospect Mike Carp Gets A Ring In Boston

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Former Met Prospect Mike Carp Gets A Ring In Boston

One player who gets lost in the shuffle when you consider Boston’s championship season, is a former Met farmhand who came through for the Red Sox on many occasions in 2013 and provided them with more than a few big hits. I’m talking about former top prospect Mike Carp who hit one of the most […]

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