Found November 23, 2012 on
New York Mets
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought I would form a top 10 list of things Mets’ fans should be thankful for. Granted, it’s not really a lot fun being a Mets’ fan these days with a string of four straight losing seasons, a limited budget and an owner who is dividing the fanbase.
However, at this time of year it’s not healthy to be angry and bicker amongst each other. We should appreciate the things we have. So, without further ado, here are the top 10 things we (Mets’ fans) should be thankful for.
1. R.A. Dickey- Dickey is quickly becoming a Mets’ legend before our eyes. Dickey is a crowd favorite, a humanitarian, a competitor and, oh yeah, he’s the NL Cy Young winner! Hopefully he’ll stick around in Queens for a few more years.
2. David Wright- Although he has had his ups and downs, Wright has always been the stabilizing force in the Mets’ clubhouse and still the face of the franchise. Wright is what you want in a player-on and off the field. Hopefully, the Mets coul...
BEST OF MAXIM
I’m busy working on MMO’s official Mets Top 25 Prospects list. I should start rolling it out in reverse order beginning next week. As I near the completion of all my research and start to fit in all the pieces of the puzzle as best as I can, I’m finding it so interesting to see how much things have changed from just one year ago.
So many prospects have fallen out off last...
Sandy has done a lot of talking with very little action thus far.
Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson has not given the Mets fans much to be thankful for so far this offseason. It is almost the end of November, and all he has done is make a few minor league signings. At this point it’s tough to say whether or not the players he has signed thus far are going to help us next year...
When I look at the current Mets’ 40-man roster there are few players where it would take a lot to pry away from the team. Matt Harvey is one of them, in fact, there’s a thought of re-doing his contract as to buy out his arbitration years.
I keep Harvey, of course. And, prospect Zack Wheeler.
NIESE: An untouchable Met?
Also on the list is Jonathan Niese, who...
Two years ago today, on November 24, 2010, this report from HoJo’s Mojo topped 12,000 unique reads and was what I considered to be the start of a 13 month, non-stop cycle of near-daily Jose Reyes news reports, rumors, and blog posts. It was the beginning of the end for Reyes, and when I personally started saying and writing that the All Star shortstop was as good as gone after...
The Binghamton Mets appear bound for Canada, eh?
We’ve heard it for several years now that the Binghamton Mets were moving to Canada, and more specifically Ottawa, Ontario.
According to Josh Levinthal of BaseballAmerica.com through Metsblog.com former Mets player and current owner of the Texas Rangers Nolan Ryan will be buying the Binghamton Mets and moving them to Ottawa for...
The Mets have signed right-hande pitcher Wanel Mesa to a minor league contract, according to Baseball America.
Mesa, who will be 26 in January, spent seven years in the Washington Nationals organization before being unconditionally released after the 2010 season, never making it past Single-A ball.
In his final season there, Mesa made 38 relief appearances with a 7.00 ERA before...
It’s easy to be a Yankee fan.
Every year they’re fighting for a World Series crown. If they don’t make it, they go out and spend millions of dollars to bring in players who will help the franchise achieve its goal of a championship.
And if it doesn’t work that year, they’ll repeat the process until they get it right.
On this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for a variety of...
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I love Thanksgiving. It’s definitely one of my favorite holidays mostly because it brings our entire family together and it’s all about good memories, good food, and good times. I’m very thankful for the family I have. But as a Met fan I’m also thankful to be a part of such a unique fan base – my Mets family. I love our passion and how intellectual and knowledgeable we...
It’s my first morning back home after spending three days in Saratoga, NY where some of my family resides and where we celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s always nice when the entire family gets together again for those 2-3 occasions a year where we eat, have fun, and catch up with everyone on everything. I come from a family whose loyalties are evenly divided at 50...
Obviously, this offseason, more than the previous two, has left New York Mets fans completely in the dark as far as their offseason moves are concerned. The stalling in the negotiations with 3B David Wright and RHP RA Dickey have given fans the feeling it will be a long offseason. GM Sandy Alderson has stated, in the few times he has addressed offseason moves, that the Mets...
At least they are talking.
Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon said there’s dialogue between the team and David Wright and R.A. Dickey, then added he’s optimistic about keeping them.
What else is he going to say? “No, I think they’ll both leave.’’ Yeah, that will sell a lot of tickets.
You have to be skeptical whenever any side in a negotiation says something on the record, as much...
So we've said all along that the haul for R.A. Dickey would have to be monstrous for the Mets to think about trading him ... or so we would hope. Enter the Kansas City Royals, who are repotedly dangling what could be that monstrous package that could entice the Mets to do it:
In their search for a top-of-the-rotation starter, the Royals have dangled outfielder Wil Myers, the...