Archive for February, 2012

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Blog Roundup: Leap Year Edition

We only get to do this every 4 years or so: The Leap Year Edition of the Blog Roundup!  As a bonus, Spring Training is well underway on the 29th day of February, and there’s already much to talk about. Here’s an extra day of Blogs: Real Dirty Mets has a recap of a conference […]

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Should Mets Sign Pudge Rodriguez?

According to Mike Puma: A Mets official spoke with Ivan Rodriguez as recently as 10 days ago, and the team hasn’t ruled out the possibility of signing Rodriguez as a backup to Josh Thole. But before the Mets spend the roughly $2 million they have remaining in the budget, their priority is to ensure Johan […]

11-12 Offseason

Get Single Game Mets Tickets Before Everyone Else

Want to be the first one on your block to purchase single-game Mets tickets? Beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 10:00 a.m. and through Thursday, March 1 at 11:59 p.m., MetsToday readers can go to Mets.com/blogs and purchase tickets for 2012 games. When prompted for a presale code, type in these letters: HODGES. […]

11-12 Offseason

Jeff Wilpon Ticks Off David Wright

Has David Wright finally grown a backbone, and discovered a voice? Is he now ready to speak his mind, rather than provide diplomatic canned quotes? Are we going to find out who David Wright really is this year? From the Daily News: COO Jeff Wilpon on Monday presented each member of the team with an […]

11-12 Offseason

Mets Hall of Fame: The Roberto Alomar Wing

It’s a little-known fact that the Mets have a special wing of their team hall of fame.  It’s reserved for players who meet the following criteria: A player who puts up awesome numbers every year until the exact moment he puts on a Mets uniform. It’s called the Roberto Alomar Wing of the Mets Hall […]

11-12 Offseason, Opinion and Analysis

Jason Bay Back to Batting Basics

From Anthony DiComo on Mets.com, I’ve ripped off several quotes regarding Jason Bay, what has happened with him the last two years, and what he’s planning to do this spring:

11-12 Offseason

Why is Johan Santana Long Tossing?

Ever since Johan Santana arrived in Port St. Lucie, there have have been reports of his “long toss” sessions — where he throws at a distance up to 175 feet. Why, exactly, is Johan Santana heaving a baseball almost three times the distance between the pitching rubber and home plate?

11-12 Offseason

Terry Collins Scolds Ruben Tejada for Arriving On Time

Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on February 20th. Position players are expected to report to Port St. Lucie by the end of today, February 25th. Ruben Tejada is due to arrive in Miami at 3 p.m. today; I’m not sure how long it will take for him to clear customs and travel to […]

11-12 Offseason

Jason Isringhausen Signs with Angels

A few days ago we asked “Where is Jason Isringhausen?” Well, he found a job a few days ago — with the Angels. Izzy signed a minor-league deal but is expected to have a significant role with the Major League club. Per manager Mike Scioscia: “Jason is going to slot in with LaTroy Hawkins and […]

11-12 Offseason

Ryan Braun Cleared But Nothing is Clear

By now you probably know that Ryan Braun will not be serving a 50-game suspension that was originally issued because his urine tested positive test for PEDs last fall. According to Braun, he was exonerated because “The truth is on my side.” That’s incorrect; he avoided suspension because his legal team poked a hole in […]

11-12 Offseason

Blog Roundup: Helicopter Fans

In this day and age of the new media, your favorite ballclub can’t do anything without it being scrutinized.  The fans and the media jumped on Jeff Wilpon, Sandy Alderson, John Ricco, and Terry Collins for taking a helicopter to Miami to watch Jeremy Lin and the Knicks play the Heat.  Perhaps it’s not unworthy of […]

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Three Ways Bobby Parnell Can Improve

A few weeks ago we discussed Bobby Parnell as question #3 in Mets spring training. The question was whether the fireballing righthander would take a step forward as a MLB pitcher — i.e., evolve into a bonafide setup man (or, dare I say, closer?) — or has he reached his ceiling? I would like to […]

11-12 Offseason
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Blog Roundup: First Week of “Spring”

Yes, it’s February, but MLB teams officially opened their Spring Training camps on Monday.  The time for speculation is growing short, while the moment of truth (Opening Day) fast approaches. The Blogs are warming up: MMO has an early mock draft. The Bitter Bill says Jon Niese is breathing easier. Adam Rubin feels the Mets […]

11-12 Offseason, Around the Blogs

Vote For Citi Field

Budget Travel magazine is accepting nominations for “15 Places Kids Should See Before 15.” I nominated Citi Field for obvious reasons: baseball is America’s Pastime, and where else can a kid meet Mr. Met? Please go to the Budget Travel website and vote a “thumbs up” for Citi Field. Regardless of how disappointed you are […]

11-12 Offseason

Where is Jason Isringhausen?

This question comes from MetsToday reader “Bill M” : I believe that Jason Isringhausen is still available to sign? He still has some gas in his tank and would be a great mentor for the young pitchers on the staff so why not sign him or at least invite him to spring training like last […]

11-12 Offseason