Archive for December, 2012

Link Roundup: End of Year

Before we begin, I wish you a happy and healthy New Year, and perhaps a few pleasant surprises from our favorite baseball team from Queens.  One of my resolutions is to write more, so we’ll see how that works out… So, what should the Mets resolve to do this year? Meanwhile, today is a day for […]

12-13 Offseason, Around the Blogs

Will Mets Sign a Major League Free Agent?

While reading this story on the lowered bond ratings for Citi Field, one tidbit jumped out at me: the Mets are the only team this winter that has not signed a Major League free agent. Is that possible? More to the point: will they sign a free-agent to a MLB contract?

12-13 Offseason

What If Mets Don’t Sign Hairston?

Apparently, the signing of Matt Diaz has not affected the Yankees’ interest in Scott Hairston. Further, there are reportedly other teams in addition to the Yanks interested in the slugging Hairston. Though Hairston has stated his desire to return to the Mets, there remains a very real possibility his 2013 home team does not reside […]

12-13 Offseason

Mets Sign Aaron Laffey

Lefthanded pitcher Aaron Laffey has accepted a minor-league contract and invite to spring training from the New York Mets.

12-13 Offseason

Matt Diaz Signs with Yankees and Other Updates

According to various reports, outfielder Matt Diaz has accepted a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the New York Yankees.

12-13 Offseason

Four Free Agents the Mets Won’t Sign

Goods available on the free agent market are dwindling quickly. And, the Mets have several holes to fill before spring training begins in February. However, at least four of the most competent free agents still available absolutely, positively, will not be signed by the New York Mets this winter.

12-13 Offseason

A.J. Pierzynski Joins Rangers

I’m not sure how this slipped by my eagle eye on the Hot Stove, but the Texas Rangers have signed catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

12-13 Offseason

RA Dickey’s Open Letter to Mets Fans

Instead of taking out an ad to say “thank you,” R.A. Dickey chose to pen an entire column. Here it is, reproduced from The New York Daily News:

12-13 Offseason

Nick Swisher Signs with Indians

I know many Mets fans were hoping to get Nick Swisher under the Christmas tree, but it wasn’t meant to be.

12-13 Offseason

Red Sox Acquire Hanrahan, Ibanez Signs with Seattle

More sizzle on the Hot Stove this weekend …

12-13 Offseason

Diamondbacks Steal Cody Ross from Mets

Just when the Mets were on the verge of considering taking a look at Cody Ross as a possible topic for an upcoming front office meeting, the Diamondbacks swooped in and signed the veteran outfielder to a three-year, $26M contract.

12-13 Offseason

Francisco Liriano and Other Pitchers Signed

According to reports coming from all corners of the United States, a number of free-agent pitchers have been signed by teams not named the Mets. One of them was a supposed target of the Amazins – Francisco Liriano, who has been inked by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

12-13 Offseason

Picture Game: What’s the Commonality?

Today we are going to play a fun game. Three pictures will be presented to you, and you have to guess what they have in common. Ready? Here goes …

12-13 Offseason

Cubs Looking Bearish or Bullish?

In September, Theo Epstein had this to say to Chicago Cubs fans: “I think obviously we really care about our fans and we want them to have a great experience, but we’re trying to be transparent about it,” Epstein said. “We have a plan and we have a vision and it won’t happen overnight, but […]

12-13 Offseason

Have Ye Faith? Call in Now …

This quote by Sandy Alderson on a WFAN interview, reproduced by MetsBlog: “I’m not that young, I’ve got to live through another year, and I don’t want to have an also-ran either. We’re gonna put something together that gives us a chance. And that’s our goal between now and the beginning of spring training. Will […]

12-13 Offseason