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Mets Sign Ankiel, Starts Tonight

Rick Ankiel already helped the Mets once – during the 2000 playoffs.  Now they’ll hope he can help them again (in a more traditional sense). The Mets signed recent Astros castoff Rick Ankiel today. Terry Collins said the lefty-hitting Ankiel and righty-hitting Juan Lagares will platoon in center field. That’s a blow to Jordany Valdespin, who Collins said […]

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11 Years Ago Today…

Eleven years ago today, this happened:

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From All Corners of the NL- 6/11/12

After yesterday’s excruciating Mets loss against that gross team from the Bronx (which loss isn’t), you might want something to take your mind off the fact that the Mets bullpen is simply horrendous and that Jason Bay and Ike Davis are near-automatic outs. Here are some links from around the NL to do that: Crashburn […]

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It was an eventful weekend for the Mets. For one, the ‘underdog’ took 2 out of 3 from the big bad Texas Rangers, as the Mets are now .500. As all Mets fans know, that .500 mark is a call for celebration. Here’s the weekend links and news, including some draft pick updates. – New […]

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Jose Reyes Running Toward Historic Season

A few Mets-related links from around the information superhighway … Jose Reyes is on pace to have a truly historic year — one that would finish with at least 50 doubles and 25 triples. How many times has that happened before? Never. Whether he can keep it up remains to be seen, but playing half […]

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Friday Mets Links

MetsReport – Gabe Aguilar looks at the lack of accountability in the Mets organization. MetsGazette – Matthe Blaszka wants to give Jerry another year as Mets manager. That’s a joke, right? The Daily Stache – Taking a cue from Joe’s post on the topic, Ed Vazquez looks at what went wrong and who to blame […]

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ESPN-NY – Mark Simon compares Ike Davis to John Olerud, inducing me to scream. Amazin’ Avenue – Eric Simon uses numbers and a graph to support what we all kind of suspected: the Mets don’t score many runs. And he mentions Chico Walker, which is reason enough to read the article. Neil Best via Twitter […]

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Friday Mets Links

ESPN NY – Jeff Wilpon is openly hostile to Omar Minaya in team meetings. This is a pretty big deal, since the team holds conference calls with 2-3 dozen “chefs” in the “kitchen.” That’s gotta be embarrassing. The Daily Stache – Kevin Kearns asks whether Mets fans should root for the team to lose in […]

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Tuesday Morning Mets Links

ESPN New York – Adam Rubin has a fantastic summary of the circus that has been the 2010 Mets season. Let’s go Mess! MetsBlog – A boycott of the Mets on August 25… Sounds like a plan! Mets Gazette – To the Wilpons, “accountability” is a dirty word. And “nepotism” is a management strategy! And […]

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Friday Mets Links: Wally B or Bobby V?

MLB.com – Marty Noble thinks Wally Backman should be the Mets next manager. SI.com – Jeff Pearlman thinks the Mets are baseball’s worst franchise and Bobby Valentine should be the next manager. No more links for today. This is the most important discussion in the Mets-o-sphere for the next 3 months. Both Noble and Pearlman […]

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Wednesday Mets Links

Mets Report – Clayton Caldwell wonders why Jerry Manuel seems to be platooning Josh Thole and Ike Davis. Mets Gazette – Matthew Blaszka counts down the Top 5 Moments that killed the Mets. The birth of Jeff Wilpon is not listed, so I assume this list is for 2011. MetsMerized Online – Another Mets fan […]

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Monday Morning Mets Links

Mets Gazette – An interview with MetsBlog’s Michael Baron about managerial candidates for 2011. MetsMerized Online – Joe Spector points out that the performance – and support of – Omar Minaya and Jeff Wilpon by Fred Wilpon is alot like James Dolan’s infatuation with Isiah Thomas. Although the Mets situation is a bit more complicated […]

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August 13: Friday Mets Links

MetsMerized – The Mets have banished K-Rod to the restricted list. He will never don a Mets uniform ever again… or until Saturday. Whichever comes first. Mets Gazette – Frank Gray chronicles the Mets seemingly perpetual slide into circus-y irrelevance. Are we there yet? MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone thinks the Mets can only become relevant […]

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August 11: Wednesday Mets Links

Mets Gazette – Alex Cora took the high road in an interview with WFAN’s Boomer and Carton. That’s why he will probably end up on a contender. Good luck Alex! Daily News – Jose Reyes admits to an occasional lapse of concentration in the field.  Shocker! MetsBlog – Jeff Francoeur is open to being traded. […]

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Aug 9, 2010: Monday Mets Links

NorthJersey.com – Bob Klapisch wants Wally Backman to replace Jerry Manuel… immediately. Mets Gazette – Torre, Melvin or Backman? I’m always amazed how many Mets fans think Joe Torre is a competent manager. The Yankees don’t miss him and his mismanagement of his bullpen and rotation is positively Manuel-esque. The Daily Stache – Kevin Kearns […]

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