Archive for January, 2012

Mets Spring Training Question 20: Johan Santana

With 20 days until pitchers and Molinas report, question #20 for the Mets is the health of Johan Santana. Based on the risky assumption that

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Blog Roundup: Your Escape from Super Bowl Hype

Nothing too Earth-shattering happening in the world of the Mets.  Perhaps it’s better that way.  Whenever a big story breaks lately, it’s usually not good.  But if you’re ready to take a slight break from endless Super Bowl coverage to get caught up with the boys from Queens, then you’ve come to the right place. […]

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In the Bleak Mid-Winter: Some Random Thoughts

I think most Mets fans are hoping for a scenario that goes something like this: a combination of losses on the field and in the courtroom that forces the Wilpons into selling. Then as 2013 dawns, the team has rich new ownership, a dream team in the front office and a roster full of dynamic […]

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Oberkfell Stays Local

According to Adam Rubin at ESPN-NY, former Mets bench coach and minor league manager Ken Oberkfell will join the coaching staff of the Newark Bears. I’m not surprised that Obie didn’t return to the Mets in some capacity, but I am surprised he didn’t catch on with another MLB organization — he seems to be […]

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Mets Spring Training Question 21: Ike Davis

With 21 Days Until Pitchers and Molinas report to spring training, let’s go through the Mets most burning 21 questions that need to be resolved before Opening Day — addressing one question at a time. Today’s question is: how will Ike Davis perform after his ankle injury, and what happens if he has yet another […]

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Mets May Set Record

If things go as planned, the Mets could set a new Major League record on Opening Day:

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John Franco is a Mets Hall-of-Famer

Today, the Mets announced that John Franco will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame this season. The long-time Mets closer compiled 424 saves in his career, good for fourth all-time.  276 of those came as a New York Met.  Unlike the man for whom he was traded, Randy Myers, Franco didn’t fit the […]

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Jeff Francis Also Forsakes Flushing

You just can’t make this stuff up — yet another high-profile free-agent has refused to take the Mets’ money. The latest is former 17-game winner and 16-game loser Jeff Francis, who opted instead to accept an invitation to spring training and minor league dealoffered by the Cincinnati Reds. It was a wild, wheel-and-deal day for […]

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Fielder Follows Father’s Footsteps, Foregoes Flushing

For the second consecutive day, the Mets are left holding the bag. Still smarting from being spurned by Cody Ross the Mets received another blow when , Prince Fielder passed on the Mets’ flirtations and instead signed a 9-year deal with Detroit — the city where his father Cecil enjoyed 6 1/2 standout seasons after […]

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Red Sox Steal Cody Ross

The New York Mets received crushing news when Cody Ross announced he came to an agreement to play for the big bad Boston Red Sox in 2012. According to various rumor mills, the Mets were hot on the trail of Ross, who can play all three outfield positions and occasionally hits the ball over the […]

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Should Mets Trade Jason Bay for A.J. Burnett?

This rumor just won’t go away, and there isn’t much else news to report from Flushing, so we may as well mull it over. The theory goes like this: the Yankees are looking for a righthanded power bat for a corner outfield spot / DH. Why? Because everyone seems to have forgotten that Andruw Jones […]

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Blog Roundup: Friday Edition

It was a difficult day in Metsville, as the Daily News reported that Gary Carter’s condition has deteriorated.  The beloved former Mets catcher has been battling cancer since being diagnosed with brain tumors in May, 2011. In other news, Oliver Perez has a new home, David Wright has new walls, and Spring Training has new […]

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Link: Gary Carter Takes a Turn for the Worse

The New York Daily News reports that the condition of former Mets Catcher Gary Carter has taken a turn for the worse.  Keep Gary and the Carter family in your thoughts and prayers. On Thursday, Carter’s family received a phone call from the doctors at Duke University who have been treating the Mets Hall of […]

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It’s Official: Mets Are Irrelevant

ESPN has released their Sunday Night Baseball Schedule for 2012 — and not one game features the Mets. Do you know why? Because the Mets are irrelevant. Go ahead and check the ESPN schedule yourself — do you see the Royals, the Pirates, the Orioles, the Astros, or the Padres? No. Why? Because those teams […]

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Where Did K-Rod Go Wrong?

MetsToday reader “Andy” sent me this email: Joe, I’d love to see your take on the millions of dollars K-Rod lost so that Scott Boras could have his cut on his next contract. Looks like $5.5M less for K-Rod and $800,000 more for Boras, right? Funny, Francisco Rodriguez became

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