Archive for July, 2010

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Mets Game 104: Win Over Diamondbacks

Mets 5 Diamondbacks 4 The Mets confirmed their front office’s decision to remain status quo by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks in dramatic fashion. Hisanori Takahashi showed everyone why the Mets had no reason to trade for a starter by striking out 10 in 6 innings. Manny Acosta came on in the 7th and 8th to […]

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Braves, Giants, and Red Sox Acquire Players, Mets Do Not

Just before the trade deadline, the first-place Braves made two separate trades to bring in Kyle Farnsworth, Rick Ankiel, and Wilkin Ramirez. This is the second go-around in Atlanta for Farnsworth, who was quietly having a spectacular season in Kansas City. He sports a sparkling 2.47 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 36 Ks/12 BB in 45 […]

Trades

Yanks Get Wood, Fish Get LOOGY

The first-place New York Yankees traded a player to be named later to the Indians for reliever Kerry Wood and cash. The Yanks will pay for only $1.5M of the $3.71 left on Wood’s contract. How do the Yankees keep picking up solid Major Leaguers without (a) giving up much in return and (b) not […]

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Dodgers DO Acquire Octavio Dotel

While the third-place Mets passed on sending Robert Carson to Pittsburgh for Octavio Dotel, the third-place Dodgers pulled the trigger on acquiring Dotel for prospects James McDonald and Andrew Lambo. Considering the Padres’ dominance and recent moves to improve their offense, this may be an example of too little, too late for LA.

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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 […]

Rumors

Would You: Bay for Manny?

According to various reports, both the White Sox and Angels were working on a deal with the Dodgers for Manny Ramirez. Ramirez has put up strong offensive numbers, but has been shackled with injuries most of the year. The Dodgers seem to be doing just fine without him, and though aren’t actively shopping him, they […]

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Good News: Qualls to Tampa Bay

Good news for the Mets: the Diamondbacks won’t have Chad Qualls in the bullpen tonight. That’s because Qualls is on his way to Tampa Bay, traded by Arizona for a player to be named later. Qualls has been abysmal this season, but he struck out two in a perfect, 13-pitch inning against the Mets on […]

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Dodgers Acquire Lilly and Theriot

The Mets have more or less a “set” lineup and several immovable contracts. That said there are few places where there is an opportunity to upgrade. The two places where the Mets might be able to improve would be in the starting rotation and second base. Ironically, these are the same spots that the Dodgers […]

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Padres Load Up with Ludwick, Cardinals Get Westbrook

Two pennant contenders pulled off a three-team deal involving a last-place club, and in the end, everyone got what they wanted. The San Diego Padres sent AA pitcher Corey Kluber to Cleveland and A-ball LHP Nick Greenwood to the Cardinals in exchange for slugging outfielder Ryan Ludwick. As part of the deal, the Indians sent […]

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Pirates Making Deadline Deals

Seems that everyone in baseball is getting involved in the excitement of the annual trade deadline … heck, even the Pittsburgh Pirates are wheeling and dealing. This morning, the Bucs sent Ryan Church (remember him?), Bobby Crosby, and D.J. Carrasco to Arizona (well, technically, they’re being “sent” to New York from St. Louis) in return […]

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Yankees Acquire Berkman and Kearns

In the event you don’t follow the “other” league, the New York Yankees have acquired Lance Berkman from the Astros and Austin Kearns from the Indians. The Yankees sent prospects Mark Melancon and Jimmy Paredes to Houston, who also sent $4M back to the Bronx to help defray Berkman’s $14.5M contract. The Yankees will NOT […]

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Mets Game 103: Loss to Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks 9 Mets 6 The main talking point expressed on the radio and TV broadcasts during the pregame was that the Mets “owed” the Diamondbacks for getting swept last week. Back in their home cavern, the Mets were geared up to stick it to the D-Backs, and give them “payback” for the embarrassment of three […]

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July 30: Friday Mets Links (Wilmer Flores Edition)

The Daily Stache – The Mets seem to be shying away from making any moves as the trade deadline approaches. OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper shares his favorite Strawberry/Gooden memories. Mack’s Mets – The Brooklyn Cyclones won again last night, thanks in part to a 9th inning suicide squeeze. The Cyclones now have a five-game lead […]

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Interview with Ted Berg

Ted Berg, senior editorial producer of SNY, was nice enough to answer some questions for us at Mets Today. Ted is a modern-day renaissance man with a broad cultural interest, ranging from baseball to buffalo wings to sandwiches, which you can read all about on his blog, TedQuarters. Matt Himelfarb: Mets fans are mindless sheeple […]

Inside Looks
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Phillies Acquire Roy Oswalt

Why do the Phillies get all the Roys? The Phils sent JA Happ, Anthony Gose, and Jonathan Villar to Houston in exchange for Roy Oswalt and a considerable amount of cash — the Astros will be picking up about half of the $22M left on Oswalt’s contract. This gives the Phillies a starting rotation that […]

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