April 19, 2014

Duda Day: Mets trade Ike Davis, Lucas Duda grabs the First Base job

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In a move that is beneficial to both the player(s) and team, the New York Mets traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a minor league reliever and player to be named later Friday April 18th. This trade had to happen after the Mets shopped Davis for much of the offseason and the organization […]

April 16, 2014

Mets complete West Coast Trip at 6-3 after sweep in Arizona, Lagares DL-ed, More Mets notes

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People laughed at me when I predicted good things for this team. Listen, I love the Mets and have for over 30 years but I get paid to report not promote. This team has pitching and athletes who can make plays defensively and on the bases. They play hard and this Manager(Terry Collins) has created […]

April 6, 2014

Mets cap interesting first week 2-4 vs two strong clubs

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The New York Mets finished the opening home stand 2-4 vs the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field Sunday. The Nats- who seem to have New York’s number- swept 3 games while the Mets took 2 of 3 from the Reds. One constant for New York was starting pitching- in 5 of the […]

BREAKING METS NEWS: Bobby Parnell to have Tommy John Surgery, Out for 2014

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The New York Mets and their beleaguered bullpen took a major hit Sunday night when it was announced closer Bobby Parnell will undergo Tommy John Surgery Tuesday and be lost for the remainder of the 2014 season. After blowing a save in the season opener, Parnell underwent an MRI on his right elbow which showed […]

April 2, 2014

BREAKING METS NEWS: Bobby Parnell has tear in Pitching elbow

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The Mets season fortunes took a major hit on Tuesday April 1st and unfortunately it was not a joke. Closer Bobby Parnell, who had surgery on a disc-neck problem late in 2013, was diagnosed with partial tear of the UCL in his right throwing elbow. This type of injury usually requires Tommy John Surgery(Jeremy Heffner […]

March 30, 2014

Mets-MLB predictions

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On the eve of the Mets opener, I am very excited about the prospects for the 2014 team. I like this group- on the field and off it— the management team of Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins have rebuilt this roster and assembled a team that has both youth and vets. Anyone who follows the […]

Mets roster set for opener, notes

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The New York Mets made their final roster moves before the opener Monday March 31st, sending down 5 players including pitchers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Kyle Farnsworth to Triple A Las Vegas. The team also purchased the contract of Omar Quintanilla, adding him to the 40-man roster. Matt Harvey was transferred to the 60-day DL and […]

March 28, 2014

As Opener draws closer, final roster decisions loom, Mets notes

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The New York Mets last week of spring training has them juggling some roster spots and making final preparations for the opener Monday March 31st at Citi Field. LHP John Lannan was moved to the 40-man roster and will make the club as the 2nd lefty reliever to help Scott Rice. The Outfield will feature […]

March 25, 2014

Dillon Gee named Opening Day starter

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The New York Mets announced Monday March 24 that Dillon Gee(12-11,3.62 in 32 starts in 2013) will start on opening day versus the Washington Nationals at Citi Field March 31st. Gee becomes the 23rd Met to start opening day and the 8th homegrown product to get the ball on day 1. The tall righty finished […]

March 23, 2014

One bloggers opinion…..

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I have been inundated with questions about how I feel the 2014 Mets will do and if I like the direction the team is headed. In both actions and words, YES. Let me put it this way, last Sunday(March 16th) I had my 1st of 2 Fantasy Baseball drafts. I drafted 4 Mets out of […]

March 12, 2014

Shortstop and First Base questions continue to dominate camp, More Mets notes

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The two major issues the Mets faced entering camp remain unresolved as Mid March approaches. First Base was supposed to be a the battle between Lucas Duda(Hamstring) and Ike Davis(Calf) but both have been shelved with minor leg injuries and should return to action sometime this week. Josh Satin has played well in 8 games(.263 […]

March 7, 2014

Niese OK after scare, 90 win talk

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The Mets got some welcomed good news February 27,2014 when he MRI on LHSP Jon Niese throwing shoulder came back clean after he experienced a dead arm earlier in camp. Niese is part of what should be a team strength- the starting rotation- and any serious injury to the lefty would catastrophic with ace Matt […]

March 2, 2014

RIP Dick Collins

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Been a tough week or so for me and my hometown of Andover, Massachusetts. Our legendary High School Football Coach Richard “Dick” Collins passed away February 20,2014 after a period of poor health at the age of 82. Summarizing Coach Collins takes someone with a higher pay grade than this blogger but one of my […]

February 26, 2014

This Bloggers One Major Mets worry….

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As most of my readers can attest, I am pretty honest when it comes to my assessments on the Mets-players, management,etc- when I don’t like something or someone I say it. I have liked- no LOVED- the offseason moves and think this team is headed in the right direction. But the shortstop position- aka Ruben […]

February 19, 2014

Important dates for the 3 Veteran arms

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Wanted to update my previous post regarding the 3 veteran pitchers the Mets signed to minor league deals. Both relievers- Kyle Farnsworth(March 23) and Jose Valverde(March 26th) have dates to make the major league roster or they can become free agents. Meanwhile, starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka must be on the Mets by May 30th or […]

Important dates for the 3 Veteran arms

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Wanted to update my previous post regarding the 3 veteran pitchers the Mets signed to minor league deals. Both relievers- Kyle Farnsworth(March 23) and Jose Valverde(March 26th) have dates to make the major league roster or they can become free agents. Meanwhile, starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka must be on the Mets by May 30th or […]

February 16, 2014

Mets sign 3 Veteran pitchers to minor league deals

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You can never have enough pitching and Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson has added 3 proven vets in the past 2 weeks to minor league deals. Daisuke Matsuzaka(53-40,4.52 ERA thru 8 yrs)and relievers Kyle Farnsworth(43-63,4.26 in 15+ yrs ) and Jose Valverde(26-32,3.19 over 11 seasons) are in camp and have little guaranteed money yet upside. […]

February 7, 2014

RIP Ralph Kiner

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The New York Mets and baseball lost a larger than life figure Thursday February 6th with the passing of Ralph Kiner at the age of 91. A Hall of Fame Outfielder-1B who led the majors in home runs a record 7 consecutive years(Think about that stat!), he was part of great Mets broadcasting core from […]

February 2, 2014

My Everyday lineup with Batting Order

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Number one thing with this team is unless he hits .150, Juan Lagares plays 145-150 games in Centerfield. You put him between Curtis Granderson(LeftField) and Chris Young(RightField) in Citi Field plus other cavernous ballparks(See The Miami Marlins stadium) you will save runs and add wins. This lineup will not be the 1975 Cincinnati Reds but […]

January 19, 2014

Parnell cleared, Arbitration updates, Mets notes

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Mets Closer Bobby Parnell(Neck surgery) has been medically cleared and resumed a throwing program in Florida. He was shutdown late in the 2013 season after having a breakout campaign with 22 saves in 26 chances and 2.16 ERA. He cannot lift weights currently but will report to the Mets spring training facility a month early(Mid […]

January 6, 2014

Mets, Red Sox appear to be finalists for Stephen Drew, No movement on 1B, Team looking to add vets at Catcher and in Pen

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All quiet on the Mets front as GM Sandy Alderson has done some major work to add a top 3 starter(veteran Bartolo Colon) and 2 versatile former all star OFs( Curtis Granderson and Chris Young) to a young,improving team prior to the Christmas Holiday. The team still has some needs but with the 3 moves […]

December 11, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Reports: Mets sign Veteran SP Bartolo Colon for 2 years/20 Million

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The New York Mets and General Manager Sandy Alderson continue to add veteran talent and they addressed a huge need with the signing of veteran starting pitcher Bartolo Colon to a 2 year/20 million dollar contract, pending a physical. 17 year veteran went 18-6 with 2.65 ERA for the American League Champion Oakland A’s over […]

December 6, 2013

BREAKING METS NEWS: Curtis Granderson signs with team, 4 years/60 million

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A week after adding veteran Chris Young to the Outfield, the Mets signed free agent OF Curtis Granderson Friday to a 4 year 60 million dollar deal pending a physical. This is a big signing for New York and gives GM Sandy Alderson and this franchise credibility as well as face to sell with 3B […]

November 27, 2013

Mets add Chris Young to OF, Hawk walks to Rockies, 1B/SS/OF Market

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The Mets added a proven major league Outfielder and lost a respected veteran reliever in the last week. The team and OF Chris Young finalized a 1 year 7.25 million dollar deal November 25th. Young had a tough year in Oakland in 2012(.200- 10 hrs-12 steals) after spending 7 seasons with the Diamondbacks. From 2007-2011 […]

November 13, 2013

Mets Top 10 Prospects-Noah Syndergaard graves cover of Baseball America’s NL East Top 10 Prospects issue The

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Baseball America has started with their annual Top 10 prospects issues by division and the National League East is featured in the newspaper style magazine dated November 12-26, 2013. The Mets top minor leaguer-RHP Noah Syndergaard-graces the cover. NY METS TOP 10 PROSPECTS: 1- Syndergaard 2- Travis D’Arnaud,C 3- Rafael Montero,RHP 4- Dominic Smith, 1B […]

November 10, 2013

Winter Meetings Update

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Some quick news updates,news,ideas,etc with the Start of the MLB GM meetings starting this Monday November 11 thru 14 in Orlando, Florida. PRIORITIES: Mets GM Sandy Alderson and I are on the same page and he is clearly looking to address the shortstop position in a big way. Numerous media reports have New York favoring […]

November 5, 2013

My Mets Offseason plan-Part 2

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After showing promise and appearing to turn the page in 2013, How should Mets management led by GM Sandy Alderson approach this important offseason? What postions should they be targeting with trades or free agent signings? What players and teams should fans focus on? Lets look at some areas, names and clubs my readers should […]

November 4, 2013

Mets find new Radio home, 40 Man roster moves

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The New York Mets announced Monday November 4th that they have signed a deal with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment AM 710 WOR to become the flagship station for the team starting in 2014. The deal is for 5 years and more lucrative than the contract the Mets had with WFAN. The Clear Channel family […]

October 23, 2013

BREAKING METS NEWS: Matt Harvey undergoes Tommy John surgery

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Mets ace Matt Harvey underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday October 22 in Gulf Breeze, Florida. The top sports surgeon in the world, Dr. James Andrews, performed the reconstruction of his right elbow and Harvey ix expected to make a full recovery. The starter for the National League in the 2013 All Star game at […]

October 19, 2013

Offseason News: 40 man roster adjustments, New radio home?, Wally Backman expected back with Triple A Mets

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The Mets have made some minor moves in the past couple of days to prepare for the Rule 5 draft(November 20th) and the post World Series deadline 40 man roster adjustment. Teams must have all eligible players they do not want to expose to the draft on their 40 man roster 5 days after the […]

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