Mike Puma of the New York Post added some more context to an earlier statement and reported that a team executive was happy with the team’s performance since June 18 and that it bodes well for Terry Collins whose contract expires at season’s end. (Link via MetsBlog) “I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line,” the official said. On Monday, a Mets executive (I assume the same one) told Puma […]
Updated 12:15 PM There seems to be growing interest on Marlon Byrd according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe: Mets have received very little action on Parnell Byrd and Hawkins though Byrd interest picking up. — Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) July 30, 2013 But reports are rampant that the price is high and Mets would have to be blown away to trade Marlon Byrd. Original Post 9:00 AM An American League club that has spoken […]
With Zack Wheeler and Jenrry Mejia now firmly entrenched after promotions from the minors, which Mets prospect are you now most excited to see? I posed the question to some of our writers and here is what they came up with: Daniel - I hope Travis d’Arnaud can get healthy and productive and make an appearance at some point. John Buck is definitely back to Earth and Anthony Recker hasn’t proven enough to get consistent playing time. […]
Ah, the trading deadline; my favorite time of year. It’s the midseason plot point where words like “blockbuster” are thrown around like clothes in a dryer and can change the fate of any team. I don’t think a blockbuster is in the Mets’ near future. I do believe there are trades that can be made if Sandy Alderson decides to lift his backside from his chair and pull his hands out. One idea I’ve been […]
According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, Major League Baseball has just approved the trade of Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs to Yankees. Bowden said that Soriano officially waived his no-trade rights and the trade is now official. The Cubs will pay roughly $17.7 million of the approximately $24.5 million left on Soriano‘s contract, and that they are considering several low-level minor league pitching prospects in return. Soriano returns to the Yankees, with whom he made his major league […]
The 1983 Mets finished their season winning 31 of their final 60 games, including a stretch from July 31st to August 23rd where they went 15-7. They also won six of their final eight. Many will point to 1984 and the way the Mets stormed out of the gate as the turning point, but for me, the writing was on the wall as early as the second half of 1983, when their run in early August signaled […]
In discussing the Rangers acquisition of Matt Garza, which you can read about here, Matt Cerrone dropped an interesting line in his post about whether the Mets could get Stanton or not.. I’ve been told by people in baseball that, to get Stanton today, a team like the Mets would need to give them Matt Harvey. Cerrone goes on to discuss that the mindset is that the Marlins are looking for an equal value trade […]
Echoing what he told us last week, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said today that there is no movement on the trade front as of yet. He does not expect to fill any significant needs before the deadline. Last week, Alderson said not to expect any sweeping changes before the deadline. This shows a measured approach by someone who is walking a tightrope right now. I still believe he will not pull the rug out from under […]
Yesterday, during the game, I tweeted the following after Marlon Byrd launched his 17th home run of the season: Marlon Byrd > Michael Bourn X 2 Marlon Byrd > Justin Upton + BJ Upton Marlon Byrd > Scott Hairston X 10 Marlon Byrd just freaking rocks! — Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) July 21, 2013 Anybody disagree with me? This afternoon, Marc Carig of Newsday ties it all up rather succinctly: As the trade deadline approaches, the Mets have […]
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