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Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

The Mets announced that they have signed free-agent reliever Jose Valverde to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Jon Heyman reports that he can earn $1 million if he makes the team. Valverde, who turns 36 next month, has recorded 286 saves during his 11-year career. After a successful run with the Detroit […]

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Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

Quick confession. I am not going to try and hide my biases simply to preserve some sense of false objectivity. After all, I’m not a journalist. Outside of lying or fabricating data, I have no such pristine burden. What follows are merely opinions, extrapolations, ideas, personal conclusions. I was, however, determined to keep an open […]

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Hit The Ground Running: A Page From The Detroit Tigers

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Hit The Ground Running: A Page From The Detroit Tigers

Jonathan Bernhardt, perhaps a distant relative many times removed, did a piece called “Time To Shine” for “Sports on Earth.” In the column, Bernhardt highlights prospects he predicts may be on a fast track to reach the bright lights and fame of major league baseball. It wasn’t the prospects themselves but what Bernhardt had to […]

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A Healthy Harvey Would Give Mets A Top 5 Starting Rotation

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
A Healthy Harvey Would Give Mets A Top 5 Starting Rotation

ESPN’s Buster Olney continued his Top 10 Feature and posted the Top 10 Starting Rotations. Leading the pack was the Detroit Tigers, but the Mets failed to make the cut. 1. Detroit Tigers 2. Los Angeles Dodgers 3. Washington Nationals 4. St. Louis Cardinals 5. Pittsburgh Pirates 6. Oakland Athletics 7. Texas Rangers 8. Atlanta Braves […]

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The Longest of Long Shots, Brandon Villafuerte

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Longest of Long Shots, Brandon Villafuerte

Brandon Villafuerte was the longest of long shots to make it to the Major Leagues. He has the distinction of being the deepest round draft pick of the New York Mets to make it to the Show. The RHP was selected in the 66th round with the 1,564th pick in the 1994 draft. It wasn’t […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy: “When Is The Right Time To Panic” Edition

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: “When Is The Right Time To Panic” Edition

Well I don’t know about you but all that hot stove action yesterday gave me a serious case of whiplash as well as extreme nausea . It is not out of the ordinary for many deals – whether it is trades or free agent signings to get done before the winter meetings, but so many big […]

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Baltimore Deals Closer Jim Johnson to Oakland

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 0 Comments
Baltimore Deals Closer Jim Johnson to Oakland

O’s Deal Johnson A’s The Oakland A’s have acquired righthander Jim Johnson from the Orioles for second baseman Jemile Weeks, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The Orioles let teams know they were willing to listen to trade offers for Johnson who is one the top closers in the league. Johnson is expected to earn as much as […]

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Hot Stove News: Nationals Acquire RHP Doug Fister From Tigers

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove News: Nationals Acquire RHP Doug Fister From Tigers

Nats Get Doug Fister From Tigers The Washington Nationals have acquired starting pitcher Doug Fister in a trade with the Detroit Tigers for infielder Steve Lombardozzi, left-hander Ian Krol and minor league lefty Robbie Ray. Fister, 29, went 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA in 33 games last year in his third season with the Tigers. […]

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Featured Post: Omar Infante Could Be A Smart Pickup For The Mets

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Omar Infante Could Be A Smart Pickup For The Mets

Jhonny Peralta has signed a four-year, $52 million contract to play shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Stephen Drew is still out there, but is surprisingly not getting much attention. (Injury history, anyone?)  Ben Zobrist could be traded for, but Tampa Bay really loves him and would more than likely ask for a king’s ransom […]

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Could Rangers and Tigers Blockbuster Deal Impact Mets?

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Could Rangers and Tigers Blockbuster Deal Impact Mets?

I’ve seen a few blog posts out there in which a team analyzes how the recent Tigers-Rangers blockbuster deal impacts their individual team. For example, how does this deal affect the Boston Red Sox? Or the White Sox? Or the Rockies? So here’s the Mets’ view of the situation. Let’s look at the facts: The […]

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