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RIP Ralph Kiner

Long time Mets broadcaster and Hall of Fame outfielder Ralph Kiner has passed away at the age of 91 due to natural causes. Mets chairman Fred Wilpon reased a statement: “Ralph Kiner was one of the most beloved people in Mets history — an original Met and extraordinary gentleman. After a Hall of Fame playing […]

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Wilpons on Verge of Important Re-Fi

According to the New York Post, Mets ownership is close to refinancing a $250 million dollar loan. The re-fi is expected to give the team more financial flexibility: Until recently, it wasn’t certain investors weren’t going to insist the team owners pay down some of the loan to get the refinancing done. Wilpon and Katz […]

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Mets were in on Grant Balfour

After the Tampa Bay Rays reportedly inked relief ace Grant Balfour, baseball insider Ken Rosenthal tweeted this: Sources: #Mets made offer to Balfour that exceeded #Rays’ two-year, $12M bid. Balfour preferred to be closer to his home in Clearwater, Fl. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 23, 2014 So, Sandy Alderson was interested in bolstering his […]

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Bobby Parnell Cleared to Pitch

According to Adam Rubin, Mets closer Bobby Parnell has been cleared to pitch: New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell, who underwent Sept. 10 surgery in California for a herniated disk in his neck, has been fully cleared for baseball activities. After attending David Wright‘s wedding, Parnell stayed on the West Coast to be examined by Dr. Robert Watkins, […]

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Mets Have New Radio Home

The Mets are moving a few notches down the radio dial. They reportedly reached an agreement with WOR (710 AM in New York City) to carry their games beginning in 2014. The 50,000-watt station is nearing an agreement with the Mets on a multi-year deal, according to industry sources. Howie Rose is expected to remain […]

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Harvey to Have Tommy John Surgery

A decision has been made: #Mets announce that Matt Harvey will cease rehab and undergo Tommy John surgery. He is expected to miss all of 2014. Much more coming. — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) October 4, 2013 Sounds like it must have been an obvious choice. The Mets originally said they’d give Harvey a chance to […]

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Matt Harvey Has Partially Torn UCL

Because being a Mets fan isn’t infuriating enough, the team announced today that Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL in his pitching arm. His injury will be evaluated over the next couple of weeks to see if surgery is necessary. It really depends on how partial the tear is. Harvey has swelling, but he […]

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Wilmer Flores to Debut Tonight

After spending what seemed like about 20 years in the Mets minor league system, Wilmer Flores will make his debut with the big club tonight. Flores, who turns 22 today, was signed by the Mets out of Venezuela at the tender age of 16. Flores was hitting .321/.357/.531 at Triple-A Las Vegas this year with […]

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Puello, Valdespin Will Accept 50-Game Ban

According to Ken Rosenthal and Jeff Passan, Mets minor league OF Cesar Puello and IF-OF Jordany Valdespin have agreed to accept a 50-game ban for their connection to the Biogenesis clinic. Puello had been linked to Biogenesis in the past, so his punishment is no surprise. But Valdespin was never mentioned in any previous report. […]

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Mets Release Marcum

The Mets have announced, via their Twitter account, that they have released RHP Shaun Marcum. #Mets announced today that RHP Shaun Marcum has been placed on waivers for purposes of his unconditional release… (continued) — New York Mets (@Mets) July 23, 2013 This move will save them roughly $1 million tied to a roster bonus in […]

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The Arial Font

The type on this blog is styled in the Arial font. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it: Arial, sometimes marketed or displayed in software as Arial MT, is a sans-seriftypeface and set of computer fonts. Fonts from the Arial family are packaged with all versions of Microsoft Windows, some other Microsoftsoftware applications,[1]AppleMac OS X[2] and many PostScript 3 computer printers.[3] The typeface was designed in […]

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Did the Mets Overreact to Wheeler’s Second Start?

Does it make sense to change a pitcher’s mechanics after two major league starts? That’s what pitching coach Dan Warthen did. It was in response to Zack Wheeler’s second start in which he was apparently tipping his pitches. Mets TV analyst Ron Darling noticed that Wheeler was slowing down his motion when he threw his […]

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Niese Has Partial Rotator Cuff Tear

Jon Niese will miss the next couple of weeks with a partial tear of his rotator cuff. Jonathon Niese has been diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff, although surgery is not immediately being recommended, assistant general manager John Ricco said. The diagnosis came after Niese was examined by team doctor David Altchek on Friday at […]

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Wheeler: Leaving Las Vegas, Montero: Viva Las Vegas

Zack Wheeler looked sharp against Tacoma in his final tune-up before his imminent major league debut on June 18. Limited to 85 pitches, Wheeler went 5.2 innings, allowing a run on a solo homer by Carlos Peguero, walking 2 and striking out 7. Peguero’s homer was the only hit surrendered by the lanky right-hander. He […]

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11th Annual Starlight Night at Citi Field

The Mets will play host to 300 seriously ill children for a night of fun, food, and baseball on June 11th. John Franco and Mookie Wilson will also be on hand. Here’s the press release with all the details: LOCAL NINE YEAR-OLD HAS CHANCE OF A LIFETIME TO THROW FIRST PITCH AT NEW YORK METS […]

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