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Mets Trade Rumor of the Day: Jon Niese

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Mets are looking for suitors for LHP Jonathan Niese, possibly selling him as an affordable alternative to those who are unable to acquire Gio Gonzalez.  Teams who lost out on Mark Buehrle (who signed a 4-year, $58 MM deal with – guess who – the Miami […]

11-12 Offseason, Rumors

Wally Backman To Nationals?

According to Mike Puma of The New York Post, Wally Backman may be moving on to the Washington Nationals to join Davey Johnson’s coaching staff in 2012. Per Puma’s “source”, Johnson would groom Backman to be his heir apparent, and eventually take over as manager of the Nats. If indeed there is truth to this […]

11-12 Offseason, Rumors

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

Chris Capuano Clears Waivers

According to Buster Olney, Mets pitcher Chris Capuano has cleared waivers and can be dealt to any team. Could the Mets get anything in return for him at this point?

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Will White Sox Call for K-Rod?

Way back in the early days of this past December, I suggested that the Chicago White Sox could have interest in Francisco Rodriguez. The reaction was mixed — in terms of how realistic such a trade might be. Yesterday, Christina Kharl made the exact same suggestion on the ESPN SweetSpot:

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Mets and Mariners Talking Trade?

ESPN New York is reporting that the Mets and Mariners may be close to finalizing a deal that sends prospect Fernando Martinez to Seattle. It is still not clear who the Mets would get back or if they would be sending additional players, though Luis Castillo is mentioned as another possible piece in the deal. […]

Rumors, Trades

F-Mart and Tejada Scratched

In a mysteriously salacious move, both Fernando Martinez and Ruben Tejada were scratched from the Buffalo Bisons’ Friday night game (hat tip to MacksMets via Twitter). Could Tejada and F-Mart be on their way to another organization, as part of a post-deadline trade? Or, could they both be on their way to the Mets, to […]

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Mets Don’t Acquire Octavio Dotel

The Mets have finally not made a move, by not trading a minor league pitcher to the Pirates for Octavio Dotel. With the Mets in need of reinforcements for the stretch run, GM Omar Minaya has not added an arm to the bullpen. Jon Heyman is reporting that the Mets declined a trade that would […]

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HoJo is Safe !

Contrary to the previous report posted right here, Howard Johnson’s job as hitting coach is safe — for the moment. Turns out the Mets’ management is completely dysfunctional and in as much disarray as you might imagine. Somehow, some way, someone convinced somebody that making a change right now was not the right decision. That […]

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HoJo On the Way Out

According to sources close to the situation, Howard Johnson will be relieved of his duties as batting coach for the New York Mets. You may have read or heard Jon Heyman’s report that “there has been no discussion of Howard Johnson” and that Jerry Manuel’s job is “safe”. Kevin Burkhardt is tweeting similar “news”. However, […]

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Something is Cooking in Metsville

After going 2-9 on their Left Coast trip, the Mets are sinking fast in the standings. They are now 50-49, which may satisfy Omar Minaya’s goal of “being around .500″. Further, the offense has sputtered and died like a 1974 Ford Pinto, getting shut out an incomprehensible 4 times in 10 days. That would be […]

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Mets Looking At Qualls, Bottom Line

According to Jeff Fletcher at AOL Fanhouse, the Mets are looking at former Arizona closer Chad Qualls. Qualls has had an awful season, posting a 1-4 record with 12 saves, an ERA of 8.35 and a WHIP of 2.07. Sources close to the Mets continue to tell us that the Mets will not add payroll […]

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Phillies To Acquire Oswalt?

According to ESPN columnist Jayson Stark, via Twitter: According to sources close to the situation, a Jayson Werth trade is imminent and further, the Phillies have stepped up their efforts to acquire an arm with the news that Jamie Moyer has an elbow strain. With Werth slumping badly lately, the Phillies are looking to dump […]

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Joel Sherman – Cliff Lee Won’t Be Wearing Pinstripes

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Quote of the Day: Mets Didn’t Have the Prospects For Lee

With sources confirming to the Daily News’ Mark Feinsand that Lee is about to become a Yankee in a package that includes top catching prospect Jesus Montero, what had long been clear became nearly official: The Mets–because Ike Davis and Jon Niese are no longer prospects but important contributors to the major league team–could not […]

Mets Minors, Rumors