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The Pros and Cons of Grady Sizemore

Despite their reportedly limited budget, the Mets will not be completely inactive in the free agent market this offseason.  Whether or not they re-sign Jose Reyes, the Mets will have needs to fill.  And while it seems they don’t have the kind of money to be competitive in the Albert Pujols/Prince Fielder sweepstakes, there are […]

11-12 Offseason, Hot Stove

This is 1982

Today is the 25th anniversary of Game 7 of the 1986 World Series.  It was a game the Mets would win to cement their second (and last) World Series title. The roster of the 1986 team was the result of shrewd draft choices, key trades, and a top minor league system that helped the Mets rebuild from the […]

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The Future of Wally Backman

On Saturday, Wally Backman told WFAN he’d like to stay with the Mets.  “Not only did the Wilpons give me a second chance to get back in to baseball,” Backman said, “but there is some unfinished business – so to speak – the organization is going in the right direction.” Depending on which Mets fan […]

Hot Stove, Mets Yesterday, WallyBall

More Mets Clear Waivers

According to a source referenced to by ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin Jason Bay, Chris Capuano, D.J. Carrasco, Willie Harris and Angel Pagan of the Mets have all been placed on and have cleared waivers (and as you already know, Chris Capuano cleared waivers as well). This does not mean that any of the the aforementioned players […]

Hot Stove, Rumors

Wolf, Gload, Penny, and Other Updates

A quick update on the goings-on in Indianapolis today …

09-10 Offseason, Hot Stove, Latest Mets News, Rumors

Mets NOT Interested in Catcher

Remarkably, there is a catcher on the market that does not draw the interest of the New York Mets. According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pirates are shopping catcher Ryan Doumit, and fielding offers from several teams, most notably the Blue Jays. To Kovacevic’s knowledge, however, the Mets are NOT one of […]

09-10 Offseason, Hot Stove, Rumors

Winter Meetings: Day One Review

The first day of the annual winter meetings is complete. Here’s what happened: – a bogus rumor circulated sending Mets fans in horror, reporting that Pat Burrell was on his way to Flushing. – another bogus rumor had the Mets trading for Edwin Jackson. I feel bad for MetsToday reader Micalpalyn, who has been pining […]

09-10 Offseason, Hot Stove, Rumors

Would You Want Pat Burrell?

There have been a few rumors floating that the Mets could obtain Pat Burrell from the Rays — possibly as part of a three-team deal that would send Luis Castillo to the Cubs and Milton Bradley to Tampa Bay. Such a trade may not come to fruition, but “Pat the Bat” is definitely on the […]

09-10 Offseason, Hot Stove
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Marco Scutaro Off the Table?

According to Venezuelan news source Lider, the Red Sox have signed Marco Scutaro. Terms are unknown at this time, and the deal is yet to be official. So scratch him off the list of available second basemen / utility infielders, and stop voting for him when you Rate the Mets Free Agent Targets.

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Paul LoDuca Wants To Come Back

This afternoon in an appearance on XM 175 MLB Home Plate (SIRIUS 210), former Mets catcher Paul LoDuca expressed a desire to return to the big leagues in 2010. LoDuca missed all of 2009 due to injuries, but claims he is now 100 percent healthy, and ready to make a comeback. The feisty catcher hit […]

09-10 Offseason, Hot Stove

A Short Hot Stove Season?

Current season-ticket holders need to make a deposit for 2010 by December 4th. Will the Mets give them a reason to renew before then?

09-10 Offseason, Hot Stove

The Big Fix and the General Consensus

After an encouraging, 83-79 season and third-place finish in 2005, the Mets appeared to be just one or two pieces away from a playoff run. The general consensus was that the Mets might have won more games had someone other than Braden Looper been the closer. Thus, “the fix for 2006″ would be Billy Wagner. […]

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Mets Shopping for Halladay?

The New York Times is reporting that the Mets may go after Roy Halladay, if in fact the Toronto Blue Jays make him available this winter. As MetsBlog notes, the fact the Mets have little in the way of near-ready prospects in their farm system may not matter, since few teams will be able to […]

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Duque the Closer

When Omar Minaya was talking about finding a “closer from within”, did he think the Mets still had Orlando Hernandez under contract? From El Duque’s agent Greg Genske, as reported in Ken Davidoff’s excellent Baseball Insider: Meanwhile, Genske said that another client of his, Orlando Hernandez, wants to keep pitching, after missing the entire season […]

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Hot Stove Preseason Predictions

The World Series is not yet over, but already there are a slew of mixed messages coming from the media in regard to the Mets. For example, the Mets ARE after Manny, but the Mets are NOT after Manny.The Mets ARE after K-Rod, yet the Mets are NOT after K-Rod. Derek Lowe doesn’t want to […]

08-09 Offseason, Hot Stove