Archive for January, 2009

Kucinich Pushing the Citi Out of Field

After receiving a sweet bailout as a reward for royally mismanaging its finances, Citigroup is coming under fire from prominent politicos such as Dennis Kucinich, who says the US government should demand that the bank cancel its “Citi Field” sponsorship with the Mets. “The Treasury Department, which forced Citigroup corporate executives to give up their […]

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Giants Sign Juan Uribe

The San Francisco Giants have signed infielder Juan Uribe to a minor league contract. As a Mets fan, why do you care? Well, you probably don’t. But it should be noted that Uribe is: 1. a righthanded hitter with power 2. versatile — he plays 2B, SS, and 3B 3. an excellent glove man 4. […]

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Mets Sign Four Scrubs

The New York Mets have signed Bobby Kielty, Tony Armas Jr., Matt DeSalvo, and Valerio de los Santos to minor league contracts, and invited them to spring training. Ho hum. Nowhere in those four names do I see “Ramirez”, “Perez”, nor “Sheets”. In other news, the Orioles have decided to move on from Kevin Millar, […]

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Marlins Sign Kiko Calero

The Florida Marlins have signed Kiko Calero and Jason Standridge to minor league contracts, and invited both to spring training. Calero, most recently of the Athletics, is a guy I’ve always been high on and would have liked to have seen the Mets take a gamble on. At one time he was a lights-out setup […]

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Another Met Suspended for PEDs

Mets minor leaguer Kyle Suire has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 50 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Suire was found to have metabolites of Stanozolol in his system. Stanozolol is the same steroid that Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson had in his system in 1988, when he won a Gold Medal which […]

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Diamondbacks Sign Jon Garland

According to several reports, the Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Jon Garland to a one-year contract that includes a club option for 2010. There had been rumors that the Mets were mildly interested in the sturdy, steady, yet unspectacular righthander, who won 14 games last season. Garland would have been a nice addition to the back […]

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Heilman Traded to Cubs

Aaron Heilman has been traded to the Cubs in exchange for Garrett Olson and Ronny Cedeno. Well that was quick … guess I can cancel my order for a Seattle Mariners hat. I could have gotten away with that too — rooting for the M’s. I don’t know how I can root for the Cubs, […]

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Mets Selling Tickets But Still No Manny

According to the Associated Press, the New York Mets have sold out all luxury boxes and at least 25,000 seats for each of the 81 games to be played at Citi Field in 2009. There are about 10,000 premium seats available now, and per-game tickets go on sale in March. Citi Field’s capacity is 42,000. […]

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YAO : Mets Sign Mackowiak

No, the Mets did not sign Chinese giant Yao Ming. Though, if Ming can pitch, I might be behind such a deal. Rather, the Mets signed Yet Another Outfielder, Rob Mackowiak (muh-KOE-vee-ack), most recently of the Washington Nationals. There was a time that Mackowiak had some punch — he blasted 16 homeruns in 348 ABs […]

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Mets Sign Freddy Garcia

In an effort to bolster their starting rotation, the Mets have signed free-agent veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia to a one year, incentive-laden, minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Garcia had been rumored to join the Mets organization since last winter, and had been championed at this blog on several occasions. There is some […]

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Why the Mets Have No Money (and No Manny)

One of the more interesting conundrums in sports is how the New York Mets have less money to spend on ballplayers than their crosstown big brother, the New York Yankees. It boggles the mind further when you realize the Mets’ budget is below or comparable to teams in smaller markets, with tiny, 100-year-old stadiums such […]

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Mets Sign an Outfielder

The Mets’ front office is really cooking with gas now! Hot off the heels of the Casey Fossum pickup, the team has now added Cory Sullivan to their outfield, signing the 29-year-old to a $600,000 contract that includes another $300,000 in incentives. Obviously I can’t contain my excitement … especially when this signing comes so […]

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Mets Sign Argenis Reyes, Tom Martin

Just in case Alex Cora breaks his leg, the Mets have signed Argenis Reyes as a backup plan. Reyes is expected to begin the season in AAA Buffalo. Reyes flashed a decent glove, a lot of hustle, and not much else in his 49 games with the Mets in 2008. His most valuable asset — […]

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Mets Add Casey Fossum

According to the Buffalo News, the Mets have signed Casey Fossum to a minor league contract. It wasn’t reported, but it’s expected that the lefthanded Cherry Hill, NJ native will be invited to spring training. The Mets also signed Buffalo Bisons fan favorite Jason Cooper, a 28-year-old, lefthanded-hitting outfielder with little chance of making the […]

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Can the Mets Make a Deal?

It’s less than a month before spring training, and the Mets still need a frontline, #2 / #3 type starter; middle relief help; starting rotation depth; and a legitimate left fielder (who ideally bats with power from the right side). They also have a question at second base and might have interest in upgrading the […]

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